Muhammad Shafiq Rana (Deputy Director, SECP) & Co-author Ms. Abida Hanif (LIS Incharge CIIT, Vehari) Competencies for Information Professionals: in Resource Sharing Perspective
Abstract: This paper describes about the core professional skills and competencies for the library and Information Science (LIS) Professionals; which can support them as a good manager and leader to perform the resource sharing (RS) tasks. This paper also describes about the continued education in different areas to support the LIS professionals as a very effective and dynamic to accept the challenges about the resource sharing. We have also discussed about the communication, technical, leading, project and resource sharing skill. What is scenario of RS in Pakistan. What are the approaches, steps, fears and concept about the RS. Keywords: Leadership, Competencies for LIS Professionals, Resource Sharing Steps; RS approaches.
“It is a process of getting things done through people” The “process of social influence in which one person can enlist the aid and support of others in the accomplishment of a common task.” Leadership is a talent in which many people wish they had but very few possess. Leadership is having the ability to give guidance to those that will follow. What is Leadership?
Act as a Volunteer Be a guru Be thankful Be passionate Leadership through heart and love Leadership Traits for LIS Professionals: in Resource Sharing Perspective
Application of Knowledge Management Regulatory Framework for RS Information Overload Governance To compete User’s expectations Know how about Multi Channels Technologies Association with LIS agencies/forums/groups Librarians - new proficiencies for RS
Professional Training for RS CED for Professionals in RS perspective Leadership Skills for RS How to Collaborate with National/International Orgs Adoption of New Trends for RS
Resource Sharing Scenario in Pakistan The index compiled by Z. Khurshid (1974), Ten Years Work in Librarianship in Pakistan: 1963-1972, mentioned seven works on cooperation. Two significant doctoral studies have addressed this issue: Khan (1991) concluded that formal cooperation is almost non existent in Pakistan. Samdani and Mahmood’s (1999) An Index of 50 Years' Work in Pakistan: (1947- 1997) listed seven works under the heading resource sharing and five under cooperation for the Pakistani scenario. According to Haider, S. J. (2003). “awareness of resource sharing in Pakistan in its present day form is a phenomenon of the 1980s.” He identified the causes for the failure of certain resource sharing projects as “absence of proper planning, lack of competent human resources, non-availability of standards, non-existence of bibliographic apparatus and absence of leadership” (p. 55). Courtesy: Ameen, Kanwal. (2008). Barriers in Collection Sharing among Libraries of Pakistan: University Library Managers’ Viewpoint
Resource Sharing Scenario in Pakistan Contd…… In October 2004, the governor of the Punjab, who is also chancellor of all universities in the Punjab, constituted a Chancellor’s Consultative Group (CCG) for finding ways and means to share resources of universities, including resources of their libraries. Another significant activity in this regard was a five-day “National Workshop on Resource Sharing and Networking of Libraries and Documentation Centers” from April 11-15, 2005, in Islamabad with the collaboration of the Higher Education Commission (HEC) of Pakistan. The Directorate of Scientific Information, National Agriculture and Research Council, Islamabad, organized this workshop, and it was attended by over 90 head librarians and documentalists from all over Pakistan. Jaswal (2006) discussed opportunities for sharing resources using digital technology in Pakistan. Conference on Resource Sharing among Scientific Libraries from March 24-25, May 2011 by PINSTECH, Islamabad Courtesy: Ameen, Kanwal. (2008). Barriers in Collection Sharing among Libraries of Pakistan: University Library Managers’ Viewpoint
Rational Objectives Clearness in Policies Agreement (Written) Allocation of Responsibility Fear of Loss Negotiation Failure Fear about the broken promises Equity problems Political issue Patron’s perceptions Authorities’ attitude Level of interest Approach Situation Handling Skills
Things to Do Aptitude --- begin from childhood ICT Applications on Library Services (OPACs/Union Catalogues) Policy, rules and ethics setting National & International Standards i-e NCIP (NISO Z39.83 Circulation Interchange Protocol) Inter library loan library consortium MoU for Resource Sharing Material delivery of shared resources Copyright
Ladder of Resource Sharing International National Regional Local Within Organization
Scientific Libraries Network of Pakistan (SLNP) The first meeting of the Committee was held at the Scientific Information Division (SID), PINSTECH on 27-7-2011 that was attended by the following members: Waqar Ahmad Butt, Head SID, PINSTECH, Islamabad Ghulam Sarwar, Principal Scientist, SID, PINSTECH, Islamabad Muhammad Shafiq Rana, Deputy Director, Securities & Exchange Commission of Pakistan (SECP), Islamabad Atta-ur-Rehman, A.M (Library), National Centre for Physics (NCP), Islamabad Muhammad Amin, Sr. Scientist, ITC, NIFA, Peshawar Najamul Bari Qureshi, DH Trg., SUPARCO, Karachi Shumaila Arzoo, A.M.Cell Head (Technology Library), SUPARCO, Karachi
Proposed SLNP : Meeting Recommendations 1. An overview of the resources at the National Library of Physical Sciences (NLPS), SID, PINSTECH. 2. International Nuclear Library Network (INLN) of IAEA in which 35 libraries in different countries are sharing their resources among themselves. 3. Voluntarily offer the services of SID to all the members 4. The aims and objectives of the Network must be clearly defined 5. The resources in each member library should be identified that can be shared. 6. Restricted IP and password can be used for the security. 7.Open Source ILS “Koha” can be used for RS in all Network member Libraries 8.Website of the Network on its own domain 9.Mailing Group/Listserv 10.Annual Convention in which librarians and information related persons from all over the country may be invited to benefit from this RS 11.SUPARCO Library has a good collection of scientific films which can be shared mutually
Conti…. 12. Technical Committee should be formed for handling data and managing the proposed website. 13. ILL MoU with in Network Member libraries/organizations 14. Name of the Network “SLNP” Scientific Libraries Network of Pakistan 15. Regular Meetings of Steering Committee after each Two Months (27-9-2011)
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