Muhammad Mezbah-ul-Islam, Ph.D

Designation: 
Professor & Chairman
Degree: 
Ph. D. in Library Effectiveness and Leadership (North-Eastern Hill University, Shillong, India)
Phone: 
+88-02-9635152, +8801711244677

Muhammad Mezbah-ul-Islam                                                  

Current Position:

Professor Muhammad Mezbah-ul-Islam, Ph.D.
Chairman
Department of Information Science and Library Management
University of Dhaka, Dhaka-1000, Bangladesh 
E-mail: mezbah2000@du.ac.bd, mezbah2000@yahoo.com
Fax: +880-2-9667222, 9667093
Land Line: +88-02-9661900 Ext-6376 (O), +88-02-9635152 (R)
Cell: +88-01711244677

Brief Biography

Muhammad Mezbah-ul-Islam is a dynamic, innovative, committed person who is known home and abroad in the area of LIS. He is a Professor in the Department of information science and Library Management where he teaches courses on Records and Archives Management (RAM), archival concepts and issues, library systems and services etc. Recently, he research and publication focus on the theory and methods of records and archives management in analog and digital environment. In his recent research he has explored RAM education as a developing new academic discipline. 

Dr. Mezbah has got a number of international and national awards/scholarships and produced more than fifty publications for national and international refereed journals, papers, proceedings and as books & book chapters. He is the member of editorial boards of the international and national journals. Dr. Mezbah has more than nineteen years of professional and teaching experience in universities, academic and research institutions. He engaged in teaching at different levels using relevant teaching methods and carrying out independent research. He has developed numerous projects for different local and foreign organizations. He has attended many conferences, workshops, seminars etc. as a resource person or participant and has secured many research and travel grants from local and foreign agencies. He has been serving the community as an active member of academic committees.

External Activities:

Students’ Counseling & Guidance and Recreation and Sports, University of Dhaka.
Assistant/House Tutor, A F Rahman Hall, University of Dhaka.
Specialist Speaker, Library Management Training Programme, NAEM, Ministry of Education, Dhaka, Bangladesh.
Trainer, TOT, Strengthening Network Programme, Department of Youth Development, Ministry of Youth and Sports, Government of the People's Republic of Bangladesh.
Reviewer, Journal of Library and Information Science. ICKM-2009 Paper Reviewer (The University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong, China)
Special Speaker, Library Management Training programme, NBC, Ministry of Culture, Dhaka, Bangladesh.
Consultant, Designed and developed an information systems and services in the Dept. of Development Studies Seminar library in Dhaka University.
Consultant, LRC, Oxford International School, Dhaka.
Special Speaker, UGC Refreshers Course, Department of Linguistics, North-Eastern Hill University, Shillong, Meghalaya, India.
Trainer, Training Cum Workshop on Information Literacy, Department of Library and Information Science, North-Eastern Hill University, Shillong, Meghalaya, India.
Ph.D. examiner at several universities in home and abroad.
Trainer, Training cum Workshop on Information Literacy, Department of Library and Information Science, North-Eastern Hill University, Shillong, Meghalaya, India.
Supervision of Ph.D., M.phil & M.A. Thesis.
Chief Coordinator, Special Lecture on AIDS in Asia and the Vulnerabilities of Youth in Bangladesh. Inauguration of AIDS Film Festival. Dr. Nafis Sadik, Special Envoy to the UN Secretary General for HIV and AIDS in Asia, 12-13 November 2009. Nabab Nawab Ali Chowdhury Senate Bhaban, University of Dhaka, Dhaka, Bangladsh.
Consultant, Inventory and Improvement of the SEHD Documentation Library, Society for Environment and Human Development (SEHD), 1/1 Pallabi (5th floor),Mirpur, Dhaka - 1216, Bangladesh.
President,  Managing Committee, Haqqani Mission Vidyapith O Mohavidyalaya, 244, South Paikpara, Mirpur, Dhaka-1216
Expert- Bangladesh Public Service Commission (BPSC), Agargaon, Dhaka.
Member, Editorial Advisory Board, International Journal of Information Services and Technology (IJIST). An Open Access Peer-Reviewed Journal on Library and Information Science. K L University, Green Fields, Vaddeswaram, Guntur District, A.P., Pin code: 522 502, INDIA.
Member, Research Board, The Foundation for Research on Educational Planning and Development (FREPD), Shamsul Huq Bhaban, Sonargaon Road, Palashi Crossing, Dhaka University Campus, Dhaka-1000.
Resource Person, Human Development Foundation, Dhaka, Developing Secondary School Libraries and Training the Teachers.
President, Haqqani Mission Bangladesh (HaMiBa), Dhaka, Bangladesh.
 
Ongoing Research:
  1. Problems and Prospects of Records and Archives Management in Bangladesh
  2. Records and Archival Management Landscape Assessment of Bangladesh
  3. Design and Development of a National Digital Repository Systems (NDRS) for Bangladesh
  4. An Assessment of Information Literacy Initiatives in Bangladesh
  5. Total Quality Management (TQM) in Engineering and Technology University Libraries of Bangladesh
  6. Measuring Job Satisfaction among Professionals in Public University Libraries of Bangladesh

Research Interests:

  1. Academic Discipline for Archives and Records Management System in Bangladesh
  2. Library Management Particularly Leadership Styles and Organizational Behavior
  3. Measuring Library Effectiveness
  4. Library Service Quality Management and Knowledge Management
  5. Application of IT in Libraries
  6. Research Methodologies Applicable to Information Science & Library Studies
  7. User Assessment Studies and Information Literacy

Recent Consultancy/Research Report:

A Village Level Analysis of the Flow and Access to Information: A study of two selected cases. Social Science Research Council (SSRC), 2006: Planning Division, Ministry of Planning, Govt. of Bangladesh. (Principal Investigator)
Information for development with special reference to urban and rural areas of Bangladesh. Social Science Research Council (SSRC), 2007: Planning Division, Ministry of Planning, Govt. of Bangladesh. (Principal Investigator)
User Oriented De-Centralized Knowledge Management in Practical Action-Bangladesh. 2009: Dhaka, Bangladesh. (Chief Researcher)
Measurement and Evaluation of Public University Libraries Effectiveness: a case study of Dhaka. Bangladesh University Grants Commission (UGC), 2009, Dhaka, Bangladesh, (Principal Investigator)
Television as Intermediate of Information for Social Development in Bangladesh. Social Science Research Council (SSRC), 2011: Planning Division, Ministry of Planning, Govt. of Bangladesh. (Principal Investigator)
Information Literacy and ICT Skill among the Female Students of Secondary Schools of Bangladesh: A Study. Foundation for Research on Educational Planning and Development (FREPD), Dhaka University, Polashy, Dhaka, 2012. Bangladesh, (Co-Investigator)
Measuring Job Satisfaction among Professional in Public Libraries of Bangladesh. University Grants Commission, Govt. of Bangladesh. (Principal Investigator)

Publications:

Book
Book Selection and Acquisition of Information Resources. Dhaka, Dept. of Information Science & Library Management, University of Dhaka, 2007, 172p, ISBN: 984-32-3662-7 (Co-Authored).
A Book of some selected articles on library and information science. Ed., Rajshahi: Fouzia Prokashoni, 2005, 183p. ISBN: 984-32-2832-4 (Co-Authored).

Book Chapter - Referred

Problems and Prospects of Bangladesh Islamic Library Network: A Case Study of Bangladesh Islamic University and Foundation Library. In: Information Technology for Library and Information Centre. Dhaka: Fouzia Prokasoni, 2009. p. 15-44.
Impact of ICT on the Management and Functions of Academic Libraries: a general review In: Information Technology for Library and Information Centre. Dhaka: Fouzia Prokasoni, 2009. p. 171-192.
Automation scenarios of some leading agricultural libraries on Bangladesh: an overview. In: A Book on Some Selected Libraries in Bangladesh. Rajshahi: Fouzia Prokasoni, 2005. p.48-63.
Digital Preservation: Idea Flesh In: Library Planning and Management (Part-3).Dhaka: National Academy for Educational Management (NAEM), Ministry of Education 2009. p. 280-286.
Role of College Libraries in college Education In: Library Planning and Management (Part-3). Dhaka: National Academy for Educational Management (NAEM), Ministry of Education 2009. p. 123-130.
Changing Paradigm of Information Needs and Information Seeking Behaniour. In: Knowledge Management in Digital Era. New Delhi: Westville Publishing House 2011. p. 275-295.
Methods and Techniques of Evaluating Library Effectiveness In: Knowledge Management in Digital Era. New Delhi: Westville Publishing House 2011. p. 381-408.

Conference Papers - Referred
 
Use of Research Scholars on University Libraries with Special References to Electronic Media. In: mapping technology on libraries and people. Gujarat: Inflibnet, 2003. p. 522-34
Automation of University Libraries in Bangladesh: advancement of Shajalal University of Science & Technology Library, Sylhet In: automation of libraries in North-Eastern region: trends, issues and challenges. Gujarat: Inflibnet, 2003. p. 120-27
Concepts, Issues and Design of Virtual library in Mathematics: problem and prospects of virtual library in Bangladesh In: International Conference on Information and Knowledge Management. Kathmandu, Nepal. Mar. 2008. p. 401-414
Community Information Centers: A step to Bringing Connectivity of the Rural Communities in Bangladesh. In: Proceedings of the Planner-2008 Convention on Open Access, Open Source, Open Libraries (0)3, 6-7 November, 2008. Nagaland University, Nagaland, India, p. 55-69
Preservation of Archives: a case study of Bangladesh National Archives In: Proceedings of the Planner-2008 Convention on Open Access, Open Source, Open Libraries 3, 6-7 November, 2008. Nagaland University, Nagaland, India, p. 188-196
Concept, Issues and Importance of Library Consortium: Problems and prospects of university library consortium in Bangladesh. ÜNAK 08 Information: Diversity and Awareness, 9-11 October, 2008. Izmir, Turosko. (Available at http://www.unak.org.tr/unak08eng/)
Employable LIS Courses in Bangladesh: An Analysis of Last Twenty Year Syllabuses In: Envisioning Employable LIS Courses in Developing Countries for the Emerging Knowledge Society, IATLIS 2009, November 2009, India. P. 104-122
Information Literacy (IL) Training Programmes for Selected Secondary Schools of Bangladesh: is this empowering student? In: User Empowerment through Digital Technologies, ICLAM-2011, India. P. 167-173
The Digital Archive Movement in Bangladesh: a case study of the National Archives of Bangladesh (NAB) Digitization project. In: Proceedings “5th Rizal Library International Conference: Libraries, Archives and Museums: Common Challenges, Unique Approaches”. Organized by Ateneo De Manila University, Philippines, 2012 October 25-26
Issues and Challenges of Digital Preservation Practices in Bangladesh In: Proceedings of International Seminar on Digital Libraries for Digital Nations, Library Association of Bangladesh (LAB)-2012, Dhaka, Bangladesh. P. 79-93
Assessing of job satisfaction of the health library professionals in Dhaka, Bangladesh. In: 5th International Conference on Qualitative and Quantitative Methods in Libraries 4 - 7 June 2013, (QQML 2013), "La Sapienza" University, Rome Italy. P. 22
Measuring the effectiveness of leadership behavior styles among university library professionals: a case study of Bangladesh. In: 5th International Conference on Qualitative and Quantitative Methods in Libraries 4 - 7 June 2013, (QQML 2013), "La Sapienza" University, Rome, Italy. P. 191
Information Literacy (IL) Skill among the Female Students of Rural Secondary Schools of Dhaka, Bangladesh In: European Conference on Information Literacy (ECIL) 22-25 Oct, 2013 Istanbul, Turkey. P.186
Issues and Challenges for Open Access to the Archives: a case study of the National Archives of Bangladesh (NAB). In: International Conference on Information Literacy in the Knowledge Society 6-8 March 2014, North-Eastern Hill University, Shillong, India. P. 80
Information Literacy Initiatives at Rural Secondary Schools in Bangladesh: is this build up knowledge society? In: International Conference on Information Literacy in the Knowledge Society 6-8 March 2014, North-Eastern Hill University, Shillong, India. P. 29
Developing a New Academic Discipline of Archives and Records Management (ARM) in Bangladesh In: International Institute for Archival Science of Trieste (Italy) and Maribor (Slovenia) "IIAS". 24th Conference, 20th – 21st October 2014 in Trieste, Italy.
Institutional Repositories (IRs) in Bangladesh: Enhancing Educational Research In: International Conference on Governance and Innovation: Business, Society and Environment in Developing Countries. 19-20 December 2014, Bangladesh Academy for Rural Development (BARD), Comilla, Bangladesh.
Productive Partnership to Promote Information Literacy (IL) for Female Students of Rural Secondary School In: Budapest, Oslo, Barcelona, ​​ Copenhagen, Amsterdam, Tampere, Stuttgart, Szombathely and Sheffield (BOBCATSSS) 28—30 January 2015, SCALA UNIVERSITY CINEMA, Brno, Czech Republic, European Union (EU).
Measuring Leadership Behavior Styles among University Library Professionals: A Case Study of Bangladesh In: International Conference on Information Management and Libraries (ICIML).10-13 November 2015,Lahore, Pakistan. P. 213-230.
Television as a Medium of Information for Rural Development in Bangladesh: a case study of Dinajpur district In: Proceeding of the Planner-2016 Disruptive Innovations for Libraries: Adopt, Adapt and Evolve, 9-11 November, 2016. North-Eastern Hill University, Shillong, Meghalaya India, p. 359-368.

Journal Articles - Referred

Information Industry of Bangladesh: probability and implication. Dhaka Viswavidyalay Patricka. v. 64: p. 67-88. Je 1999
Measuring library effectiveness: a holistic approach. Journal of Library and Information Science. v. 27(2): p. 81-105. Dec 2002
Cyber Cafes in Dhaka City- A study on Patterns of Users and Information Services. The Dhaka University Studies. v.62 (2): p. 153-173. 2005
Information Needs and Information Seeking Behaviour of Teachers in the Faculty of Arts of the University of Dhaka. The Dhaka University Studies. v. 62(1): p.119-42. Je 2005
Library and Information Services of Some Selected Newspaper Libraries in Dhaka city of Bangladesh: a survey. The Arts Faculty Journal. v.1: p. 101-14. Jy 2005-Je 2006
Present Status of Agricultural Libraries in the Capital City of Bangladesh: a survey. The Eastern Librarian. v. 20(1&2): p. 28-34. 2006
Information Needs of Doctors: a case study of Bangabandhu Shaikh Mujib Medical University (BSMMU) Library. National University Journal of Arts. v. 1(1): p. 225-44. Dec. 2006
A User-oriented Approach of Managing Knowledge in Web Environment. The Eastern Librarian. v. 20(1&2): p. 07-14. 2006
Information Description and Discovery Method Using Classification Structures in Web. Malaysian Journal of Library and Information Science. v.11 (2): p.1-20. Dec 2006
The Academic Library Policy for Bangladesh. Herald of Library Science, v. 46 (1-2): p.30-37. 2007
Library Education in Bangladesh: Strengths, Problems, and Suggestions. Library Philosophy and Practice. Dec. 2008. (Site: http://digitalcommons.unl.edu/libphilprac/223)
Community Information Services in Bangladesh: A case study on Community Information Centre (CIC). Library Herald, v. 46 (4): p. 255-279. Dec. 2008
Total Quality management (TQM) in Libraries: Concepts, Issues and Implications in Bangladesh. NAEM Journal. v. 05(9): p. 85-94. Dec.2009
Community Information Services Through Public Libraries in Bangladesh: Problems and Proposals. Library Philosophy and Practice. Feb. 2010 (Site: http://digitalcommons.unl.edu/libphilprac/320)
Challenges of Digital age for Librarians: Problems and Issues in Building Institutional Repositories. The Eastern Librarian. v. 22(1&2) 2011. p. 14-24
Right to Information Act-2009: Implementing Record Management Legal Framework for Public Access to Information in Bangladesh. The Eastern Librarian. v. 22(1&2) 2011. p. 51-58
Education for Information Professionals in Bangladesh: A Case Study of the University of Dhaka. Library Philosophy and Practice. 2011 (Site: http://unllib.unl.edu/LPP/rahman-khatun-islam.pdf)
The Flow and Access to Information in Bangladesh: a village level case study. The International Information and Library Review. v. 44(4), p. 224-232. Dec. 2012
Issues and strategy of Institutional Repositories (IR) in Bangladesh: a paradigm shift. The Electronic Library. v.32 (1), p.47-61. 2014
Impact of institutional repositories (IRS) to improve educational research and scholarly communication with special reference to Bangladesh and India, Journal of Social Science & Humanities. v. 1(1), Feb. 2015
Challenges and Opportunities of Knowledge Management in University Library: A Case Study of Dhaka University Library in Bangladesh. Journal of Information Science Theory and Practice (JISTaP) Vol. 3 No. 4 December 30, 2015. P. 49-61.
An Assessment of Manpower, Document Collection and Services of Bank Libraries in Bangladesh. Kelpro Bulletin, vol. 20(2): (2016). P.1-17
 
Recent Activities:
 
Coordinator and Trainer, Information Literacy Training Programme at Ashulia High School, 2-3 October 2014, Ashulia, Savar, Dhaka, Bangladesh.
Keynote Speaker, International Conference on Scholarly Communication and Knowledge Management in Higher Educational Institutions (ICKH 2014), 28-29 November 2014, Central Library, K L University, Vijayawada, Andhra Pradesh, India
Invited Speaker, International Conference on Gearing up for the future: library initiatives for digital India, 9-11 February 2017. Indian Library Association (ILA) and karnataka State Women’s University, Dept. of Library and Information Science, Vijayapura, Karnataka, India.

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