Profile of Muhammad Mezbah-ul-Islam, Ph.D.

... Name Muhammad Mezbah-ul-Islam, Ph.D.
Designation Professor
Last Degree Ph. D. in Library Effectiveness and Leadership (North-Eastern Hill University, Shillong, India)
   
  • Ph.D.
    Library and Information Science
    School of Economics, Management and Information Sciences,
    North-Eastern Hill University
    Shillong, Meghalaya, India

     
  • M.A.
    Library and Information Science
    University of Dhaka
    Dhaka, Bangladesh

     
  • B.A. (Hons.)
    Library and Information Science
    University of Dhaka
    Dhaka, Bangladesh

     
  • H.S.C.
    (Humanities)
    Chittagong University College, Chittagong University
    Chittagong, Bangladesh

     
  • S.S.C.
    (Science)
    A. S. Rahat Ali High School, Patiya
    Chittagong, Bangladesh

Twenty-two years of teaching, research and supervision experience at graduate and postgraduates and supervising research at M. Phil and Ph. D level. Professor Mezbah is able to lead as a team leader in both research work and administration.

  • Chairman, 2015-2018
  • Lecturer-Associate Professor, 1997-2012
  • Visiting Fellow, Department of Library and Information Science, North-Eastern Hill University, Shillong, Meghalaya, India,
  • Head, Self-Assessment Committee, IQAC, University of Dhaka.
  • General Secretary, ISLM Alumni Association, 2009-2018.
  • Librarian, Chittagong Govt. Veterinary College, 1996-1997
  • Director, CIS, B (Center for Information Studies), 2009- till date
  • President, Haqqani Mission Bangladesh, 2017- till date
  • President, Managing Committee, Haqqani Mission Vidhyapeeth O Mohabidyalaya, 2011- till date
  • Member, Research Board, FREPD, 2016- till date
  • Member, Executive Body, CDL (Community Development Library)
  • Intern, CDL (Community Development Library), 1995-1996
  • Intern, Govt. Central Public Library, Dhaka, 1993

 

1. Books

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

2. Journal Articles

  • Open access repositories of Bangladesh: An analysis of the present status. (2018). IFLA Journal, 44 (2), 132-142. doi:10.1177/0340035218763952
     
  • An Assessment of Manpower, Document Collection and Services of Bank Libraries in Bangladesh. (2016). Kelpro Bulletin  p. 1-17.
     
  • Impact of institutional repositories (IRS) to improve educational research and scholarly communication with special reference to Bangladesh and India. (2015) Journal of Social Sciences and Humanities Research, 1(1), 1-8.
     
  • Challenges and opportunities of knowledge management in university library: A case Study of Dhaka University Library in Bangladesh. (2015). Journal of Information Science Theory and Practice, 3(4), 49-61.
     
  • An Assessment of Manpower, Document Collection and Services of Bank Libraries in Bangladesh. (2015). Kelpro Bulletin, 20(2), 1-17.
     
  • Issues and strategy of institutional repositories (IR) in Bangladesh: a paradigm shift. (2014). The Electronic Library, 32(1), 47-61.
     
  • The flow of, and access to, information in Bangladesh: A village level case study. (2012). The International Information & Library Review, 44(4), 224-232.
     
  • Challenges of Digital age for Librarians: Problems and Issues in Building Institutional Repositories. (2011). The Eastern Librarian. 22(1&2), 14-24.
     
  • Right to Information Act-2009: Implementing Record Management Legal Framework for Public Access to Information in Bangladesh. (2011). The Eastern Librarian. 22(1&2), 51-58.
     
  • Education for information professionals in Bangladesh: A case study of the University of Dhaka. (2011). Library Philosophy and Practice, 1. Retrieved from http://unllib.unl.edu/LPP/rahman-khatun-islam.pdf
     
  • Community information services through public libraries in Bangladesh: Problems and proposals. (2010) Library Philosophy and Practice. Retrieved from http://digitalcommons.unl.edu/libphilprac/320.
     
  • Measuring library effectiveness: A holistic approach. (2010). Journal of Library and Information Science. 27(2), 81-105.
     
  • Total Quality management (TQM) in Libraries: Concepts, Issues and Implications in Bangladesh. (2009). NAEM Journal. 5(9), 85-94.
     
  • Library education in Bangladesh: Strengths, problems, and suggestions. (2008). Library Philosophy and Practice.  Retrieved from http://digitalcommons.unl.edu/libphilprac/223.
     
  • Community information services in Bangladesh: A case study on community information Centre (CIC). (2008). Library Herald, 46(4), 255-279.
     
  • The Academic Library Policy for Bangladesh. (2007). Herald of Library Science, 46 (1-2), 30-37.
     
  • Library and Information Services of Some Selected Newspaper Libraries in Dhaka city of Bangladesh: a survey. (2006). The Arts Faculty Journal. 1, 101-14.
     
  • Present Status of Agricultural Libraries in the Capital City of Bangladesh: a survey. (2006). The Eastern Librarian. 20(1&2), 28-34.
     
  • Information Needs of Doctors: a case study of Bangabandhu Shaikh Mujib Medical University (BSMMU) Library. (2006). National University Journal of Arts. 1(1), 225-44.
     
  • A User-oriented Approach of Managing Knowledge in Web Environment. (2006). The Eastern Librarian. 20(1&2), 07-14.
     
  • Information description and discovery method using classification structures in web. (2006). Malaysian Journal of Library & Information Science, 11(2), 1-20.
     
  • Cyber Cafes in Dhaka City- A study on Patterns of Users and Information Services. (2005). The Dhaka University Studies. 62 (2), 153-173.
     
  • Information Needs and Information Seeking Behaviour of Teachers in the Faculty of Arts of the University of Dhaka. (2005). The Dhaka University Studies, 62(1), 119-42.
     
  • Information Industry of Bangladesh: probability and implication. (1999). Dhaka Viswavidyalay Patricka.  64,67-88.

 

3. Conference Papers

  • Genesis of digital devide-its need, relevence& significance Grassroots initiatives to bridge the digital divide: A case study of empowering young children in Bangladesh. (2018). In International Conference on Shillong College Central Library. Paper presented at IQAC, 5-6 September (pp.2), Shillong College, India.
     
  • User satisfaction of Koha in the Private University Libraries of Bangladesh. (2018).  In International Conference on Shillong College Central Library. Paper presented at IQAC, 5-6 September (pp.43), Shillong College, India.
     
  • Television as a Medium of Information for Rural Development in Bangladesh: A Case Study of Dinajpur District. (2016). In Proceeding of the Planner-2016. Paper presented at Disruptive Innovations for Libraries: Adopt, Adapt and Evolve, North-Eastern Hill University, Shillong, Meghalaya India, 9-11 November (pp. 104-122), India.
     
  • Archives and Records Management Education: Bangladesh Aspects. (2015). In Archives of Bangladesh- Present and Future with special Reference to the State of Local Archives, Bangladesh Archives and Records Management Society (BARMS). Paper presented at Begum Sufia Kamal Auditorium, Bangladesh National Museum, Shahabagh, 29 November, Dhaka, Bangladesh.
     
  • Measuring Leadership Behavior Styles among University Library Professionals: a case study of Bangladesh. (2015). In International conference on Information Management & Libraries.  Paper presented at Dept. of Information Management, 10-13 November, Lahore, Pakistan.
     
  • Productive Partnerships to Promote Information Literacy (IL) for Female Students of Rural Secondary School. (2015). In Budapest, Oslo, Barcelona, Copenhagen, Amsterdam, Tampere, Stuttgart, Szombathely and Sheffield (BOBCATSSS), 28-30 January ,SCALA UNIVERSITY CINEMA, Brno, Czech Republic, European Union (EU).
     
  • Institutional Repositories (IRs) in Bangladesh: Enhancing Educational Research. (2014). In International Conference on Governance and Innovation: Business, Society and Environment in Developing Countries. Paper presented at Bangladesh Academy for Rural Development (BARD), 19-20 December, Comilla, Bangladesh.
     
  • Developing a New Academic Discipline of Archives and Records Management (ARM) in Bangladesh. (2014). In International Institute for Archival Science of Trieste (Italy) and Maribor (Slovenia) IIAS. 24th Conference, 20th – 21st October, Trieste, Italy.
     
  • Assessing of job satisfaction of the health library professionals in Dhaka, Bangladesh. (2013). In 5th International Conference on Qualitative and Quantitative Methods in Libraries. Paper presented at La Sapienza University, Rome, February 15-17 (pp. 22), Italy.
     
  • Measuring the effectiveness of leadership behaviour styles among university library professionals: a case study of Bangladesh. (2013). In 5th International Conference on Qualitative and Quantitative Methods in Libraries. Paper presented at La Sapienza University, Rome, 15-17 February (pp. 191), Italy.
     
  • The Digital Archive Movement in Bangladesh: a case study of the National Archives of Bangladesh (NAB) Digitization project. (2012). In Proceedings 5th Rizal Library International Conference: Libraries, Archives and Museums: Common Challenges, Unique Approaches. Paper presented at Ateneo De Manila University, October 25-26, Philippines.
     
  • Issues and Challenges of Digital Preservation Practices in Bangladesh. (2012). In Proceedings of International Seminar on Digital Libraries for Digital Nations.  Paper presented at Library Association of Bangladesh (LAB)-2012, (pp. 79-93), Dhaka, Bangladesh.
     
  • Information literacy (IL) training programme for selected secondary schools of Bangladesh: Is this empowering students. (2011). In International Conference on the Convergence of Libraries, Archives and Museums: User Empowerment through Digital Technologies. Paper presented at ICLAM-2011, February 15-17, (pp. 167-173), India.
     
  • Information Literacy (IL) Skills among the Female Students of Rural Secondary Schools of Dhaka District, Bangladesh. (2011). In European Conference on Information Literacy (ECIL), 22-25 October (pp. 191), Istanbul, Turkey.
     
  • Employable LIS courses in Bangladesh: an analysis of last twenty year syllabuses. (2009). In Envisioning Employable LIS Courses in Developing Countries for the Emerging Knowledge Society, Paper presented at IATLIS 2009, November (pp. 104-122), India.
     
  • Concepts, Issues and Design of Virtual library in Mathematics: problem and prospects of virtual library in Bangladesh. (2008). In International Conference on Informaton and Knowledge Management.  (pp. 401-414), Kathmandu, Nepal. 
     
  • Concept, issues and importance of library consortium: Problems and prospects of university library consortium in Bangladesh. University of Dhaka: Bangladesh. (2008). ÜNAK 08 Information: Diversity and Awareness, 9-11 October, Izmir, Turosko. Retrieved from  http://www.unak.org.tr/unak08eng.
     
  • Community information centers: a step to bring connectivity of the rural communities in Bangladesh. (2008). In Proceedings of the Planner-2008. Paper presented at Convention on Open Access, Open Source, Open Libraries, Nagaland University, Nagaland 6-7 November (pp. 55-69), India.
     
  • Preservation of archives: a case study of bangladesh National Archives. (2008). In Proceedings of the Planner-2008.  Paper presented at Convention on Open Access, Open Source, Open Libraries, Nagaland University, Nagaland, 6-7 November (pp.188-196), India. 

 

 

4. Book Chapters

  • Changing Paradigm of Information Needs and Information Seeking Behavior. (2011). In Knowledge Management in Digital Era (pp. 275-295). New Delhi: Westville Publishing House.
     
  • Methods and Techniques of Evaluating Library Effectiveness. (2011). In Knowledge Management in Digital Era (pp. 381-408). New Delhi: Westville Publishing House.
     
  • Problems and Prospects of Bangladesh Islamic Library Network: a Case Study of Bangladesh Islamic University and Islamic Foundation Library. (2009). In Information Technology for Library and Information Centre (pp. 15-44). Dhaka: Fouzia Prokasoni.
     
  • Impact of ICT on the Management and Functions of Academic Libraries: a general review. (2009). In Information Technology for Library and Information Centre (pp. 171-192). Dhaka: Fouzia Prokasoni.
     
  • Digital Preservation: Idea Flesh. (2009). In Library Planning and Management (Part-3) (pp. 280-286). Dhaka: National Academy for Educational Management (NAEM), Ministry of Education 2009.
     
  • Role of College Libraries in college Education. (2009). In Library Planning and Management (Part-3) (pp.123-130). Dhaka: National Academy for Educational Management (NAEM), Ministry of Education 2009.
     
  • Automation scenarios of some leading agricultural libraries on Bangladesh: an overview. (2005). In A Book on Some Selected Libraries in Bangladesh (pp. 48-63). Rajshahi: Fouzia Prokasoni.
     
  • Use of Research Scholars on University Libraries with Special References to Electronic Media. (2005). In mapping technology on libraries and people (pp. 522-34). Gujarat: Inflibnet.
     
  • Automation of University Libraries in Bangladesh: Advancement of Shahjalal University of Science & Technolgy Library, Sylhet. (2005). In automation of libraries in North-Eastern region: trends, issues and challenges (pp. 120-27). Gujarat: Inflibnet.

5. Consultancy/Report

  • Report of the Training Course of Information Literacy and Information Communication and Technology (ICT) Literacy for the students of Ratanpur Abdullah High School, (2013). Nabinagar, Brahmanbaria, Bangladesh.
     
  • Trends of Information Communication and Technology (ICT) initiatives into University Curriculum: a case study of Arts Faculty of University of Dhaka. (2013).
     
  • Information Literacy Skill among the Female Students of Secondary Schools of Bangladesh: A Study. (2012).Foundation for Research on Educational Planning and Development (FREPD), Dhaka University, Polashy, Dhaka.
     
  • Television as Intermediate of Information for Social Development in Bangladesh. (2011). Social Science Research Council (SSRC), Planning Division, Ministry of Planning, Govt. of Bangladesh.
     
  • User Oriented De-Centralized Knowledge Management in Practical Action-Bangladesh. (2009). Dhaka, Bangladesh.
     
  • Measurement and Evaluation of Public University Libraries Effectiveness: a case study of Dhaka. (2009). Bangladesh University Grants Commission (UGC), Dhaka, Bangladesh.
     
  • Information for development with special reference to urban and rural areas of Bangladesh. (2007). Social Science Research Council (SSRC), Planning Division, Ministry of Planning, Govt. of Bangladesh.
     
  • A Village Level Analysis of the Flow and Access to Information: A study of two selected cases. (2006).Social Science Research Council (SSRC), Planning Division, Ministry of Planning, Govt. of Bangladesh.

Dr. Mezbah teaches a number of courses library system and services, archives and record management, organization of information, information literacy, and research methodology for undergraduates and post graduates.

  • Basics of Information Science and Research Methodology
  • Records and Archives Management
  • Library Systems and Services
  • Library Management and Documentation
  • Computer application in Libraries
  • Visiting Fellow, Dept. of Library and Information Science-2013
    School of Economics, Management & Information Sciences,
    North-Eastern Hill University
    Shillong, Meghalaya, India

     
  • (Visiting Fellowship-2012) SAARC Scholarship (Ph.D. in 1999-2002)
     
  • Dhaka University Merit Scholarships (B.A. Hons. in 1992 and M.A. in 1993)
     
  • Comilla Board Merit Scholarships (S.S.C. in 1987)

During the last few years Dr. Mezbah has worked including the study of ‘A User oriented approach of managing knowledge in the web environment’, ‘Information needs and information seeking behavior of teachers’, `Preservation of Archives: a case study of Bangladesh National Archives’, ‘Use of research scholars on University libraries with special references to electronic media’, etc.

  • User Assessment Studies and Information Literacy
  • Measuring Library Effectiveness
  • Application of IT in Libraries
  • Library Management Particularly Leadership Styles and Organizational Behavior
  • Library Service Quality Management and Knowledge Management
  • Research Methodologies Applicable to Information Science & Library Studies

Dr. Mezbah teaches a number of courses library system and services, archives and record management, organization of information, information literacy, and research methodology for undergraduates and post graduates.

  • Basics of Information Science and Research Methodology
  • Records and Archives Management
  • Library Systems and Services
  • Library Management and Documentation
  • Computer application in Libraries