COURSE OUTLINE                                                                                                 Fall Semester, 2020

 

Course Title: LIBRARY & INFORMATION SERVICES IN PAKISTAN

Course Code: LIS-401 (BS LIS 7th Semester, Regular & Self Support)

Credit Hours: 03

Instructor: Saira Hayat

Email: mhayat44@yahoo.com, sairaalvi.hayat13@gmail.com

DESCRIPTION

This course will cover the structure of libraries, national, academic, public, special; library resources/ services, use of ICTs in libraries; challenges faced by libraries and librarians, legislation, standards, policies, service structure etc.

OBJECTIVES

  • To introduce students with basics of librarianship in Pakistan
  • To develop a broad-based understanding of the major aspects of librarianship in Pakistan 

READINGS

  • Khurshid, Anis (ed.) Library education in India, Pakistan and Iran. 1887. Indian Bibliographies Bureau: Delhi India.
  • Hanif, Akhtar & Fatima Nasim (ed.) University Librarianship in Pakistan. 1986. Karachi: Library Promotion Bureau.
  • Role of professional associations in development of librarianship in Pakistan (Qarshi, Afzal & Iqbal, Javed, editors) 1993. Lahore: The American Centre, Lahore. PULSAA
  • Ameen, K., Ali, R. A., & Tahami, M. A. (2008). Emerging paradigm in librarianship: A call for innovation. Proceeding of the PLA Golden Jubilee International Conference 2007. Lahore: PLA (Punjab).
  • Mahmood, K. (1996). Library and information services in Pakistan: A review of articles published in foreign journals. The International Information & Library Review, 28(4), 383-405.
  • Mahmood, K. (1998). Information technology in libraries. Lahore: Pak Book Corporation.
  • National Library of Pakistan. http://www.nlp.gov.pk/
  • Sajjad-Ur-Rehman(1992) Library Education in Pakistan: Past present & future. Lahore. PULSAA
  • Hallmarks of Library and Information services in Pakistan. Mohammad Asghar , Afzal Haq qurshi and Syed Jamil Rizvi. Lahore. PULSAA


CONTENTS

  1. Introduction, Concept, Scope and Definitions of terms
  2. Overview: Librarianship and library services ancient times to 16th century
  3. History: 16th century to 1947
  4. History: 1947 to the modern era
  5. Library education in  Pakistan
  6. Library Education and training.
  7. Teaching pattern of Library and Information Science
  8. Library and information science education in the Muslim world
  9. Standard of university library service in Pakistan
  10. University libraries and national reconstruction in Pakistan
  11. University library standards for Pakistan: a proposal
  12. Role of HEC in the development of university libraries.
  13. Roe of Pakistan Library Association in development of librarianship in Pakistan
  14. Structure of Libraries-- National, Academic, Public, Special; Library resources and services
  15. Use of ICTs in libraries; Challenges faced by libraries and librarians
  16. Legislation, standards, policies, service structure etc
  17. Future prospects of libraries
  18. Job opportunities for LIS professionals
  19. Library associations

 

COURSE SCHEDULE

Week

             Topics

1-2

  • Introduction, Concept, Scope and Definitions of terms
  • Overview: Librarianship and library services ancient times to 16th century                                                                                      

3

  • History: 16th century to 1947
  • History: 1947 to the modern era
  • Library education in  Pakistan

4

  • Library Education and training.
  • Teaching pattern of Library and Information Science

5

  • Library and information science education in the Muslim world
  • Standard of university library service in Pakistan

6

  • University libraries and national reconstruction in Pakistan
  • University library standards for Pakistan: a proposal

7

  • Role of HEC in the development of university libraries.
  • Roe of Pakistan Library Association in development of librarianship in Pakistan

8

  • Structure of Libraries-- National, Academic, Public, Special; Library resources and services
  • Use of ICTs in libraries; Challenges faced by libraries and librarians
  • Legislation, standards, policies, service structure etc

9

  • Future prospects of libraries
  • Job opportunities for LIS professionals
  • Library associations

10

Mid Term Exams

11-16

Presentations / Assignments

17

Final Term Exams

RESEARCH PROJECT

Presentation and written assignment are compulsory for all students.

ASSESSMENT CRITERIA

The allocation of (100) marks are given below;

Sessional:                                     20

Quizzes and tests:                        05

Presentation:                                05

Participation:                                 05

Attendance/class behaviour:        05

Term-paper:                                  30

Final exam:                                   50

Viva Voce:                                     25

MCQs:                                           25

RULES AND REGULATIONS

  1. The class will be conducted in a lecture, discussion environment, where the class instructor will lead and students will be encouraged to participate and ask questions at the end of each lecture.
  2. Most of the class lectures will depend on articles and study guide material.
  3. The students will be asked and expect to present different written articles related to the subject.
  4.  No talking while the teacher is talking.
  5. Disrespect will not be tolerated. You will be kicked out of class.
  6. No instant messaging, use of social Apps in class or you will lose cell phone privileges.
  7. You must be on time for class. Being late will result in the documentation and after three times you will lose points off your grade. Plus, you will have to discuss/justify why you were late?
  8. Submit your assignments on time. No excuse will be accepted.
  9. Try to speak English as much as possible and improve your English writing skills as well.
  10. Mistakes using English are wonderful. 

 

Course Material