Pakistan Journal of Information Management and Libraries, Vol 16 (2015)

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International Conference on Information Management & Libraries (ICIML): An Overview

Syeda Hina Batool, Ahsan Ullah, Waqar Ahmad Awan


The centennial celebrations under the theme “Looking Back, Moving Forward” took place under the leadership of the Chair, Professor Dr. Kanwal Ameen throughout the year 2015. A number of events were planned in this regard. However, the highlight of the centenary celebrations was the International Conference on Information Management and Libraries (ICIML), held from November 10-13th, 2015.Professor Kanwal Ameen, served as the Conference Chair, Professor (Honorary) Mumtaz Ali Anwar, as the Honorary Chair and Dr. Muhammad Rafiq, Associate Professor, as the Secretary of the Conference. To organize this mega event, six committees were formulated, i.e. Program Advisory; Organizing; Promotion; Sponsorship; Finance and Registration convened by Dr. Nosheen Fatima, Dr. Shafiq-ur-Rehman, Syeda Hina Batool, Haseeb Ahmed Piracha, Alia Arshad and Amara Malik respectively. In addition to these committees, a number of volunteers did a lot of work for making this event successful.More than 500 participants from Asia, Middle East, Africa, Europe and USA attended the conference. Eighty authors contributed 57 presentations including 3 key note speeches, 13 invited papers, 15 full papers, 9 short papers, 7 best practices and 10 short presentations (PechaKuchas) during four days of conference. The contributors presented their papers on education, information seeking, information literacy, management, ICT, Big data, Scientometrics, Makerspaces in libraries, E-books, digital libraries, disaster management, library services and other areas. Each session included questions-answer by the audience after the papers’ presentations, and concluding remarks by the Chairs. At the end of session, presenters, secretaries and chairs were presented souvenirs by the Conference Chair. The conference was exemplary in time management from the very beginning to the last event and applauded for this aspect by all.

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