About

About me

Gender Male
Industry Education
Occupation Library and Informaion Science
Location Karachi – Pakistan

 Ph. D degree in Social Sciences (Library and Information Science) from Hamdard University in 2009. The topic of his research was “Role of Hakim Mohammad Said  Shaheed in the Promotion of Library Movement and Development of Libraries in Pakistan”, He is the first Ph D on Hakim Muhammad Said. Served as Associate Professor in the Department of Library and Informaion Sciences, Unversity of Sargodha, Punjab, Pakistan. Also served for 35 years as an Academic Librarian in various educational institutions in Karachi. Presently he is the Dirctor, School of Librarianship, sponsored by Pakistan Bibliogaphical Working Group and Associate Chief  Editor, Pakistan Library & Information Science Journal. He is an objective scholar and one of  few  Pakistani experts  in the field of library and information science, who have made great contribution to the promotion of librarianship and library literature in Pakistan. He has  30 books and above 200 articles/papers  to his credit.

Education:                                        

Dr. Samdani received his Ph. D degree in Social Sciences (Library and Information Science) from Hamdard University in 2009. The topic of his research was “Role of Hakim Mohammad Said  Shaheed in the Promotion of Library Movement and Development of Libraries in Pakistan”,  thesis was submitted in 2006 and the degree was awarded in 2009. He is the first Ph D on Hakim Muhammad Said. Dr. Samdani received his Master Degree in Library Science in  1972 in first Division and  M. A. in Political  Science in 1985 , both from the University of  Karachi.

Services:

Dr. Samdani served as Associate Professor in the Department of Library and Informaion Sciences, Unversity of Sargodha, Punjab, Pakistan. He also served for 35 years as an Academic Librarian in various educational institutions in Karachi. Presently he is the Dirctor, School of Librarianship, sponsored by Pakistan Bibliogaphical Working Group and Associate Chief  Editor, Pakistan Library & Information Science Journal.

Research & Publications:

Dr. Samdani is a prolific writer and has authored of 30 books and  contributed   over 200 articles and papers on different aspect of Library and Information  Science to professional journals,  books  and the proceedings of national conferences, seminars   and workshops. He is the pioneer in text books writing in  library science at Intermediate and Degree level.

Dr. Samdani  has a number of bibliographical works to his credit entitled Scientific Literature in Pakistan 1947 – 1974, Kitabiath tib wa Sehet,  Bibbliographical Sources on Islam,  published ,Books on Pakistan in Haji Abdullah Haroon govt college Library,  publsihed in 1993.

His  valuable bio-bibliographical studies about Prof. Dr. Abdul Moid, appeared under the title Dr. Abdul Moid and Pakistan Librarianship, in 1981. The second bio-bibliography was Akhtar H  Siddiqui: a bi-bibliogrphical study, published in 1995 relates to  Mr. Akhtar H. Siddiqui, Third bio-bibliography appeared under the title  Muhammad Adil Usmani; a bio-bibliographical study, in 2001 and the forth a bio-bibliographical study  appear entitle “Dr. Ghaniul Akram Sabzwari: personality and works. A collection of biographial articles entitle “Yadoon Ki Mala” was published in 2009.

He also compiled indexes of two most popular professional journals of Pakistan entitled “Index of Pakistan Library Bulletin” published in 1996   and    Cumulative Index of Pakistan  Library  Review (PLR) published in 1998.  His an other   publication with   Mr. Khalid Mahmood  as co-editor  is an  index   entitled  “  Periodical Literature in Library and  Information Science”:   an Index of 50  Years’ Work in Pakistan (1947 to 1997) is  in an important reference source published  in 1999. The Web version of this publication is also available with full text on the Web Site: http://www.angelfire.com/ma3/mahmoodkhalid

 On-Line Publications:

1)            Periodical Literature in Library and Information Science:  an Index of 50 Years

Works in Pakistan (1947-1997)/by Rais Ahmed Samdani and Khalid Mahmood               Pakistan Bibliographical Working Group. 1999

Web Site   http://www.angelfire.com/ma3/mahmoodkhalid

2)            On-Line Index of Pakistan Library Bulletin: Volume 1 – 33 (1968 – 2002)

Web Site: http://www.geocities.com/plbindex

4)            Muhammad Adil Usmani: an eminent Pakistani Librarian. Pakistan Library

Bulletin. XXIV(4), pp: 10-16, December 1993.

Also on internet with photograph of Mr. M. Adil Usmani Web side

http://www.twsu.edu/-systems/adil.htm

5)            “Doctoral Research in Library and Information Science by Pakistani

Professionals: an analysis” published in an on-line journal Library Philosophy and Practice 2011 annual issue, Dr. Rubina Bhatti as co-author.

http://unllib.unl.edu/LPP/samdani-bhatti.htm

Editorship:

Dr. Samdani is Associate Chief Editor  of  a quarterly journal  Pakistan Library & Information Science Journal. The PLISJ  is the only indexed and peer reviewed  journal in the field of Library and Information Science published  regularly and timely from Pakistan since  1968.

Professional Affiliation

Dr. Samdani  is associated and active member of the  several professional associations of  the country. Pakistan Library Association (PLA), President, Pakistan Bibliographical Working Group (PBWG).  Vice President, Library Promotion Bureau.

URL:              

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E-Mail: raissamdani@yahoo.com  ; raissamdani@hotmail.com ; raissamdani@gmail.com

Cell: 0333-2142-76 

Phone: 021-34813650

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One Response to “About”

  1. Dr. Rais Ahmed Samdani Says:

    Librarianship is my profession, presently serving as Associate Professor, Department of Library and Information Sciences, University of Sargodha, Pakistan

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