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Kazi Mostak Gausul Hoq, Ph.D.
Associate Professor
Department of Information Science & Library Management
Faculty of Arts, University of Dhaka
Dhaka-1000
Bangladesh
 
CONTACT DETAILS
Website : www.du.ac.bd
E-mail : kmghoq@yahoo.com, kmgh.sharif@gmail.com
Cell : +8801711104655, +8801611104655
Office : +88-02-9661920-73 Ext-6370 (Off)
Fax : +880-2-8615583

EDUCATION AND RESEARCH

Ph.D. in Information for Rural Development in Bangladesh, University of Dhaka, 2012
M.A. in Information Science & Library Management,University of Dhaka, 1995 (First Class First Position).
B.A. (Hons.) (4 years integrated) in Information Science & Library Management,University of Dhaka, 1994 (First Class First Position).
 

EMPLOYMENT RECORD

From November 2012 to date: Associate Professor, Department of Information Science and Library Management, University of Dhaka.

  • Also teaching in the Diploma program under the National University. Course offered: Application of ICTs in libraries and information centers.
From Sep 2007 to date: Assistant Professor, Department of Information Science and Library Management, University of Dhaka.
  • Also teaching in the Diploma program under the National University. Course offered: Application of ICTs in libraries and information centers.
  • Moderator of the English Language Club of the Department of Information Science and Library Management, University of Dhaka.

From Dec 2003 to Aug 2007: Lecturer, Department of Information Science and Library Management, University of Dhaka.

    • Teaching in the Diploma program under the National University. Course offered: Application of ICTs in libraries and information centers.
    • Student Advisor of the Department of Information Science and Library Management, University of Dhaka from 2005-07.

From July 2000 to June 2003 : Part-time Faculty member, Department of Information Science and Library Management, University of Dhaka.

Offered two courses on Systems Analysis and Design and Information, Communication and Society

From July 2000 to Dec 2003: Assistant Librarian in East West University (EWU)

    • Responsibilities included: acquisition of information materials, planning and implementation of automated information services, provision of Current Awareness and Selective Dissemination of Information services. Had been actively involved with the design and development of the Web based Integrated Library Automation System of East West University.

From February 1999 to June 2000: Program Associate and Assistant Program Officer, Community Development Library (CDL)

  • Worked as Program Associate and later as Assistant Program Officer in the Research and Publications department of Community Development Library (CDL), a national NGO, from February 1999 to June 2000. Responsibilities included: translation and retranslation of development materials, preparation and publication of books and other Information, Education and Communication materials

ADDITIONAL PROFESSIONAL ACTIVITIES

* Associate Editor, Arts Faculty Journal, University of Dhaka since February 2013 to date.

* Executive Editor, Monthly C News, an ICT magazine published from Dhaka since December 2002 to date.

* Consultant, CARE Bangladesh. Consultancies included:

- Preparation of case studies under the “Strengthening Poorest and Vulnerable Households Capability to Improve Food Security in Northwest Bangladesh (SHIFT)” project in May-June 2011.

- Preparation of case studies under the “Building Pro-poor, Inclusive and Gender Sensitive Local Governance” project in August-September 2011.

MEMBERSHIP AND PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS

  1. General Secretary, Executive Committee, Centre for Development Research (CDR).
  2. General Member, Library Association of Bangladesh (LAB).
  3. General Member, Bangladesh Association for Librarians, Information Scientists and Documentalists (BALID).
  4. General Member, Dhaka University Teachers’ Association.
  5. General Member, Executive Committee, Community Development Library (CDL).
PUBLICATIONS:

BOOKS (ACADEMIC AND RESEARCH)

  1. Bibortoner Dharay Samaj, Tathya O Gronthagar (Society, Information and Libraries in the Stream of Evolution), a textbook written in Bangla published by Community Development Library (CDL), in November 2008. The book is taught at the Honours and Masters levels in the Departments of Information Science and Library Management, University of Dhaka and University of Rajshahi. It is also a textbook for the Diploma level students at various Library and Information Science Institutes under the National University.
  2. Tatthya Pratishthaner Shayangkriyakaran (Automation of Information Institutions), a textbook written in Bangla published by Knowledge Rain, Dhaka. 1st Edition: September 2007, 2nd Edition: June, 2011. The book is taught at the Honours and Masters levels in the Departments of Information Science and Library Management, University of Dhaka and University of Rajshahi. It is also a textbook for the Diploma level students at various Library and Information Science Institutes under the National University.

BOOKS (LITERARY)

  1. Sedin Ananta Madhyarate, a Bengali novel published under the pen name “Mostak Sharif”, published by Adorn Publication in February 2012.
  2. The Bell Jar, Bengali translation of a novel written by Sylvia Plath, published under the pen name “Mostak Sharif”, published by Shuddhaswar in February 2013.
  3. Jao Uttorer Hawa, a Bengali novel published under the pen name “Mostak Sharif”, published by Adorn Publication in February 2013.
  4. Koto Akash Koto Mrityu, a Bengali novel published under the pen name “Mostak Sharif”, published by Sandesh in February 2013.

ARTICLE/CHAPTER IN COMPILED BOOKS

  1. “Research and documentation: a look at the NGO sector, written jointly with Harun-ur-Rashid, published in the compilation “The Other Option: NGO’s and People’s Praxis”, Edited by Mohiuddin Ahmad, Published by Community Development Library, September 2000, Dhaka.
  2. Development of an Integrated Rural Information System in Bangladesh: Some Observations. Written jointly with Dr. S. M. Mannan. Accepted for publication in “Information Control and Management in Digital Environment: Essays in Honor of Professor K. C. Panda”, to be published by Atlantic Books, New Delhi.

PAPER PUBLISHED IN CONFERENCE PROCEEDINGS

  1. Knowledge management in Bangladeshi libraries: a long way to go, written jointly with Dr. M. Nasiruddin Munshi. Published in the Conference proceedings on ‘Multilingual computing and information management in networked digital environment, Convention on automation of libraries in education and research institutions [Third International CALIBER 2005]. Ed. by T. A. V. Murthi, S M Salgar, S K Sharma, K Prakash, INFLIBNET Centre, Ahmedabad, India.
  2. Challenges and Opportunities of Libraries for Preparing a Nation in the Digital Era. Published as the keynote paper in the conference proceedings of the Silver Jubilee seminar of Bangladesh Association of Librarians, Information Scientists and Documentalists (BALID).
  3. Access to Public Information: The Dilemma of Library and Information Professionals of Bangladesh, written jointly with Md. Nazmul Hasan and A. K. M. Eamin Ali Akanda and published in the conference proceedings of Information in e-Motion (BOBCATSSS 2012), an international conference on information science.
  4. Use of Departmental Seminar Libraries as Institutional Repositories: A Case Study of Selected Public Universities in Bangladesh. Written jointly with A. K. M. Eamin Ali Akanda, Md. Nazmul Hasan and Dilara Begum. Published in the Proceedings of BOBCATSSS Conference 2013 (From Collections to Connections: Turning Libraries “Inside-Out”) organized jointly by the Department of Information Management, Hacettepe University, Turkey and Royal School of Library and Information Science, Denmark, held on January 23-25 at Ankara, Turkey.

 PAPER PUBLISHED IN SCHOLARLY JOURNALS

  1. Information Needs and Information Seeking Behavior of Teachers in the Faculty of Arts of the University Of Dhaka: A Case Study, jointly written with Dr. Muhammad Mezbah-ul-Islam, The Dhaka University Studies, Vol. 62, No. 1, June 2005.
  2. Information for Rural Development: The Case of CDL Rural Information Resource Centres, The Dhaka University Studies, Vol. 60, No. 2, December 2003.
  3. Alternative library: Rural Development and Telecentres [Bikalpa Gronthagar: Grameen Unnayan O Telecentres] - (in Bangla). Published in the Arts Faculty Journal, University of Dhaka. Vol. 01, No. 01. July 2005-June 2006.
  4. Information Description and Discovery Method using Classification Structures in Web, jointly written with Md. Nasiruddin and DR. Muhammad Mezbah-ul-Islam. Malaysian Journal of Library & Information Science, Vol. 11, No. 2, 2006.
  5. Information Literacy and its Implications for Bangladesh, Dhaka University Studies, Vol. 63, No. 2, December 2006.
  6. Information Dissemination in Rural Bangladesh: Challenges and Opportunities, Arts Faculty Journal, University of Dhaka, Vol. 2, Nos 2&3, July 2006-June 2008.
  7. Teaching Methodology: A Case of the University of Dhaka. The CDR Journal, Vol. 3&4, December 2007-08.
  8. Community Internet Access In Rural Areas: A Study on Community Information Centres In Bangladesh, jointly written with Md. Anwarul Islam, Malaysian Journal of Library & Information Science, Vol. 15, No. 2, August 2010.
  9. Knowledge Management in Universities: Role of knowledge workers. Written jointly with Rowshan Akhter. Bangladesh Journal of Library and Information Science, University of Dhaka, Vol. 2 No. 1, July 2012.
  10. Role of information for Rural Development in Bangladesh: A Sector-wise Review. Information Development, Vol. 28, No. 1, February 2012.
  11. Emerging Trends in Telecentre Sustainability in Bangladesh: Some Observations. The Dhaka University Studies. Vol. 67, No. 1, June 2010 (Published in June 2012).
  12. Public Health Information Service in the Northern Region of Bangladesh: An exploratory Study. Library Philosophy and Practice (e-journal). Written jointly with A. K. M. Eamin Ali Akanda. 2012 (Paper 855). Available at http://digitalcommons.unl.edu/libphilprac/855
  13. Reading Habit of Students in Social Sciences and Arts: A Case Study of Rajshahi University. Written jointly with A. K. M. Eamin Ali Akanda and Md. Nazmul Hasan. Chinese Librarianship: an International Electronic Journal, 35. Available at www.iclc.us/cliej/cl35AHH.pdf
  14. Rural Development through Information Service in Bangladesh: Current Trends and Future Directions. Arts Faculty Journal, University of Dhaka, Vol. 5 No. 7, July 2011-June 2012.

PARTICIPATION IN INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCES/SEMINARS

  1. Participated in and presented a paper at ‘Information in e-Motion’ (BOBCATSSS 2012), an international conference on information science held in Amsterdam, the Netherlands from 23 to 25 January 2012. The conference was jointly organized by Hogeschool van Amsterdam (Netherlands), Hanze University of Applied Sciences Groningen (Netherlands), and Stuttgart Media University (Germany).
  1. Participated in an International seminar on ‘Vision 2021: Role of Libraries for Building of Digital Bangladesh’ organized by Library Association of Bangladesh (LAB) on 4 February 2011 at Nabab Nawab Ali Chowdhury Senate Bhaban, University of Dhaka.
  2. Participated in an International seminar on ‘Digital Library and Information Support for Nation Building’ organized by the Department of Information Science & Library Management, University of Dhaka on 31 December 2009 at R.C. Majumdar Arts Auditorium, University of Dhaka.
  3. Participated in the 2006 Asian Civil Society Education Forum in Seoul, South Korea in November 2006, organized by Graduate School of NGO Studies in SungKongHoe University, Korean Association for NGO Studies, Korean Association of NGO Research and Asian Regional Exchange for New Alternatives (ARENA)

TRAINING

  1. Received training in computer fundamentals and CDS/ISIS, an information management software developed by UNESCO. The courses were organized by the Department of Information Science & Library Management, University of Dhaka in 1997 and Community Development Library (CDL) in 1998.
  2. Received training on modern office communication organized by Bangladesh Public Administration Training Centre (BPATC) at BPATC Campus, Savar, Dhaka in August 1999.

 

COUNTRIES VISITED

India, South Korea, Netherlands, Belgium, France, Czech Republic and Estonia.

PERSONAL INFORMATION

Marital status: Married                                                  Born: January 1974                                          Nationality: Bangladeshi