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Published Date: Sep 16, 2013

SDPI Press Release (September 16, 2013)

Training Programme on Library Management Software 

A
one day training workshop for librarians on advanced searching and
citation management using Mendeley software was held  here at
Sustainable Development Policy Institute (SDPI).

The
workshop organized in collaboration with Pakistan Librarians Welfare
Organization was attended by large number of librarians attached with
various public sector organizations, universities, NGO’s and corporate
sector.

In
his opening remarks, Ahmed Salim, Senior Adviser, SDPI expressed that
we should keep our knowledge updated to compete with the world, adding
that knowledge can be built by consulting literature and effective use
of libraries.

Adding
to this point, Tassawar Hussain, President, Pakistan Librarians Welfare
Organization said that unfortunately, much of historical literature has
been lost in the country primarily due to lack of proper management of
libraries in Pakistan. He recommended proper trainings for library staff
so that they can better maintain data according to requirement of
researchers and field staff.

Saira
Hanif, Lecturer at University of Sargodha delivered her talk on
citation management using Mendeley software. She briefed participants on
various techniques of citation management using Mendeley software.
After presentation, she also conducted a mock session to resolve
different questions raised by participants.

Muhammad
Farooq, Director ISD, Riphah International University discussed advance
searching techniques whereas Zaheer Ahmad, Secretary, PLWO, highlighted
the role of professional body in meeting their overall research
objectives.

In
his concluding remarks, Raja Muhammad Hanif, Chief Librarian, COMSATS
University Islamabad emphasized on the need to equip researchers with
advanced software’s to excel in the field of research and development.
He was of the view that training programmes for librarians are important
because well trained librarians can facilitate researcher according to
the research demand. He also urged librarians to get involved in the
research to bring efficiency in their work.