Kanwal Ameen

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Kanwal Ameen
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Born
Kanwal Ameen

OccupationProfessor
Known forDirector, Directorate of External Linkages, University of the Punjab, lecturer, teacher and researcher, community development services in library and information science
Spouse(s)Mohammad Zafarullah
ChildrenAli, Zain, Danyal
Awards2010 Pakistan Library Association (PLA) Appreciation Award for Academic Achievement
2010 HEC Best University Teacher Award
2013 Asian Library Leader's Award
Academic background
EducationPhD in library and information science
Alma materUniversity of the Punjab
ThesisPhilosophy and Framework of Collection Management and Its Application in University Libraries in Pakistan: An Appraisal. (2005)
Academic work
Notable works140 publications
Websitehttp://faculty.kanwal-ameen.pu.edu.pk

Kanwal Ameen (Urdu: كنول امين‎) is a professor in information management. She has served as chairperson (2009-2018) of the Department of Information Management (University of the Punjab),[1] formerly the Department of Library and Information Science[2] Now she is director, directorate of external linkages, University of the Punjab.[1]

Ameen is the chief editor for the Pakistan Journal of Information Management and Libraries.[3] She is also an award-winning teacher, author, researcher, and lecturer in the field of library and information science as well as a pre-doc (2000–2001) and post-doc (2009–2010) international Fulbright Scholar.[1]

Education[edit]

Ameen attended the University of the Punjab, and in 1985, after receiving a diploma in library science, began working as a librarian in the Department of Philosophy.[1] In 1986, she earned a Masters degree in library science.[4] In 1993, she traveled to the Netherlands and attended a 3-month diploma course on library management at Hague University,[1][4] then worked as a lecturer at University of the Punjab from 1993 to 2004. She furthered her education, and attended the University of Texas at Austin in 2000 as a Fulbright pre-doctoral scholar, and four years later was working as an assistant professor at the University of the Punjab. In 2005, she was awarded a PhD in library and information science from the University of the Punjab. Her thesis was titled, Philosophy and Framework of Collection Management and Its Application in University Libraries in Pakistan: An Appraisal.[5]

Career[edit]

Teaching[edit]

Ameen's teaching interests are in the areas of personality development, information services, information behaviour, qualitative research, information literacy, personal information management, and marketing of information services. She worked in a supervisory capacity at the doctoral level,[1] and became a professor at University of the Punjab in 2008. She attended the University of Missouri in 2010 as a postdoc Fulbright Visiting Scholar and researcher.[6][not in citation given] Ameen became chairperson of the then Department of Library and Information Science which was renamed Department of Information Management.[7] She entered the tenure track in 2013.[1] That same year, she completed a research fellowship at the University of Tsukuba in Japan.[8]

In 2015, Ameen chaired the Centennial International Conference on Information Management and Libraries in Lahore, noting the progress of her Department from its earliest beginnings as a certificate course that had grown into a full PhD program over the course of a century.[9] It was in 1915 that Asa Don Dickinson, an American author and the first Chief Librarian for Brooklyn College, took a year-long sabbatical and traveled to India to teach at University of the Punjab (Lahore). He lectured on what was considered modern library methods at that time.[10] In 1916, he wrote the book Panjab Library Primer for the students he taught at Punjab University,[11] and is credited for establishing what became known as the Department of Information Management for which Ameen was first appointed chairperson in 2009.[12][13] In May 2015, she was appointed for a third consecutive 3-year term as department chair[14] that completed in May 2018.[1]

Research[edit]

As of 2018, Ameen had 140 publications.[15] She has served as Secretary of the IFLA Discussion on Library & Information Science Education in Developing Countries.[16][17] Additionally, she is a member of the editorial advisory board of the Journal of Knowledge and Communication Management,[18] Library Management,[19] and editor-in-chief of the Pakistan Journal of Information Management and Libraries (formerly Pakistan Journal of Library and Information Science)[20] from 2005 to 2009.[16][21][22]

In a 2013 study of examining why impact scores for Pakistani authors in the LIS field were generally low, Sajjad Ullah Jan and Mumtaz A. Anwar found that Ameen had an h-index of 5, but her ranking was the third highest total published papers of the 11 published library and information science faculty in Pakistan (out of a total of 53 faculty members, most unpublished). That said, 37.7% of the citations were self-citations, more than other published Pakistani LIS authors, but even after removing self-citations, Ameen maintained third position.[23] By 2016, Ameen's h-index had risen to 12.[24]

Other[edit]

Ameen convened and supervised a committee to redesign Punjab University's official website. Made available in English and Urdu, the website was recognised for its accessibility by vice chancellor Mujahid Kamran, during a launching ceremony held in February 2016.[25]

Personal life[edit]

Ameen is the mother of Ali Zafar, a Pakistani actor and singer.[26] In a 2010 interview with Abdul Samad Ansari, Ameen explained that she entered into an arranged marriage with her husband, Mohammad Zafarullah.[27]

Honours and awards[edit]

In 2010, Ameen received the Pakistan Library Association (PLA) Appreciation Award for Academic Achievement.[28] That same year, she also received a Best University Teacher Award from the Higher Education Commission of Pakistan[22][29] but the award carried added significance for Ameen as she was "the first-ever library information science professor to earn the honour."[30] In 2013, Ameen received the Asian Library Leader's Award for Professional Excellence from the Satija Research Foundation for Library and Information Science, India.[31]

Selected works[edit]

Ameen has published in many forms, including books, journals, and conference papers.[15] Following are a few of her published works:

  • Ameen, Kanwal (2009). Philosophy and Framework of Collection Management: Its Application in University Libraries of Pakistan. Saarbrücken. p. 232. ISBN 978-3639203066.
  • Arshad, Alia; Ameen, Kanwal (2011). User's Perception's and Expectations of Quality Library Services: A survey of University of the Punjab's libraries. Saarbrücken: VDM Publishing. p. 112. ISBN 978-3639319880.
  • Ameen, Kanwal (ed.). Emerging Paradigm in Librarianship: A Call for Innovation (Proceedings of PLA Golden Jubilee International Conference). Lahore: Pakistan Library Association Punjab Branch. p. 176.
  • Ameen, Kanwal; Warraich, Nosheen (eds.). Looking Back, Moving Forward (Proceedings of International Conference on Information Management and Libraries (ICIML) Lahore, Pakistan, November 10-13, 2015). Lahore: Department of Information Management, University of the Punjab. p. 650.
  • Ameen, Kanwal; Batool, Hina; Naveed, Asif (2018). "Difficulties Novice LIS Researchers Face While Formulating a Research Topic". Information Development. doi:10.1177/0266666918774875.
  • Ahsan Ullah; Ameen, Kanwal (2018). "Account of Methodologies and Methods Applied in LIS Research: A Systematic Review". Library and Information Science Research. 40 (1): 53–60.
  • Soroya, Saira; Ameen, Kanwal (2018). "What Do They Want? Millennials And Role of Libraries in Pakistan". The Journal of Academic Libraries. 44 (2): 248–255.
  • Rafiq, Muhammad; Ameen, Kanwal; Jabeen, Munazza (2018). "Barriers to Digitization in University Libraries of Pakistan: A Developing Country Perspective". The Electronic Library. 36 (3): 457–470.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f g h "Prof. Dr. Kanwal Ameen". University of the Punjab. Retrieved 17 October 2015.
  2. ^ "Department of Information Management". Homepage. University of the Punjab. Retrieved 17 October 2015.
  3. ^ "Pakistan Journal of Information Management and Libraries". Department of Information Management. ISSN 2409-7462. Archived from the original on 4 March 2016. Retrieved 30 July 2016.
  4. ^ a b "Curriculum Vitae" (PDF). University of the Punjab. Retrieved 30 July 2016.
  5. ^ Ameen, Kanwal (2005). "Philosophy and Framework of Collection Management and Its Application in University Libraries of Pakistan: An Appraisal". Retrieved 30 July 2016.
  6. ^ Denice Adkins, Kanwal Ameen. "Dr. Kanwal Ameen" (live webcast). University of Missouri-Columbia: University of Missouri-Columbia.[dead link]
  7. ^ "Name Change of the Department" (PDF). Department of Information Management at a Glance: February 2014 – December 2014. Pakistan Journal of Information Management and Libraries. 15. 2014. Retrieved 30 July 2016.
  8. ^ "University of the Punjab - Press Release - PU faculty member honored". Retrieved 29 July 2016.
  9. ^ "Int'l Conference on Information Management and Libraries – The Educationist". Retrieved 29 July 2016.
  10. ^ Warraich, Nosheen (2010). "MLIS Curriculum at Punjab University: Perception and Reflections". Library Philosophy and Practice. University of Nebraska-Lincoln. ISSN 1522-0222. Retrieved 30 July 2016.
  11. ^ "Brooklyn College Library Archives And Special Collections". Retrieved 30 July 2016.
  12. ^ "Department of Information Management". University of the Punjab. Retrieved 30 July 2016.
  13. ^ "Alumni Participation in LIS Program Review: The Case of MLIS at University of the Punjab". University of Nebraska-Lincoln. January 2012. Retrieved 30 July 2016.
  14. ^ "Professor Kanwal Ameen Gets 3rd Term As Chair" (PDF). Department of Information Management at a Glance: January 2015—December 2015. Pakistan Journal of Information Management and Libraries. 16. 2015. Retrieved 30 July 2016.
  15. ^ a b Du, Jia Tina; Zhu,, Qinghua; editors, Andy Koronios (2014). "About the Contributors - Kanwal Ameen". Library and information science research in Asia-Oceania: Theory and practice. Hershey, Pa.: IGI Global. p. 338. ISBN 9781466651593.
  16. ^ a b Chilana, Rajwant Singh, ed. (2008). "Contributors Profile". Challenges for South Asian Resources and Information Services: Essays in Honour of Dr. Ravindra N. Sharma. Concept Publishing Company. p. 462. ISBN 8180695271.
  17. ^ Theng, Yin-Leng, ed. (2009). "About the Contributors". Handbook of Research on Digital Libraries: Design, Development, and Impact. IGI Global. p. 626. ISBN 1599048809.
  18. ^ "Editorial Board Members". Indian Journals. Retrieved 18 October 2015.
  19. ^ Library Management. Emerald. Emerald http://emeraldgrouppublishing.com/products/journals/editorial_team.htm?id=lm. Retrieved 19 September 2018. Missing or empty |title= (help)
  20. ^ "Editorial Board". Pakistan Journal of Information Management and Libraries. Archived from the original on 4 March 2016. Retrieved 18 October 2015.
  21. ^ Sharma, Ravindra N., ed. (2012). "About the Contributors". Libraries in the Early 21st Century: An International Perspective. 2. Walter de Gruyter. p. 543. ISBN 3110292858.
  22. ^ a b Du, Jia Tina, ed. (2014). "About the Contributors". Library and Information Science Research in Asia-Oceania: Theory and Practice. IGI Global. p. 338. ISBN 1466651598.
  23. ^ Jan, Sajjad Ullah; Anwar, Mumtaz A. (2013). "Impact of Pakistani Authors in the GOOGLE World: A Study of Library and Information Science Faculty". Library Philosophy and Practice. University of Nebraska-Lincoln: 980. Retrieved July 16, 2016.
  24. ^ "Google Scholar Citations". scholar.google.com. Retrieved 30 July 2016.
  25. ^ Staff Write (2 February 2016). "Punjab University launches user friendly new website". Daily Times. Retrieved 2016-08-01.
  26. ^ Tiwari, Soumya Vajpayee (May 9, 2016). "Love music, love mom: For Bollywood singers, mum's the word". Hindustan Times. Retrieved 16 July 2016.
  27. ^ Ansari, Abdul Samad (March 2010). "An Interview with Prof. Dr. Kanwal Ameen". Pakistan Library & Information Science Journal. Library Promotion Bureau. 41 (1): 45. Retrieved 16 July 2016.
  28. ^ Batool, Syeda Hina (2012). "Department of LIS at a Glance: August 2011 - October 2012" (PDF). Pakistan Journal of Library and Information Science. University of the Punjab, Lahore. ISSN 1680-4465.
  29. ^ "57 Best University Teachers Awards for 2010" (PDF). Higher Education Commission of Pakistan. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2 March 2013. Retrieved 18 October 2015.
  30. ^ "Prof Dr Kanwal Ameen Conferred Prestigious HEC Best University Teacher Award". Jumbo Publishing. 13 July 2011. Retrieved 30 July 2016.
  31. ^ "Amin Award Photo". Satija Research Foundation for Library and Information Science. Retrieved 18 October 2015.

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