Dr. NABI HASAN is the Librarian at Central Library, Indian Institute of Technology Delhi (IITD). Prior to this, he has served as the University Librarian of Aligarh Muslim University (AMU), one of India's leading multi-disciplinary institutions, whose library system has been ranked second largest in Asia and the largest in India. He has earlier also served as Deputy Librarian in the Indian Institute of Technology Delhi during 2009-2016 and as Deputy Librarian and a Regular Post Graduate Faculty at Himachal Pradesh Agricultural University, Palampur (HP). He did his Masters in Library and Information Science from Aligarh Muslim University; Ph.D. in Library and Information Science (Bibliometrics) from Guru Nanak Dev University, Amritsar; Certificate in ICT Applications in Library from IGNOU, IPR Course from WIPO, UN, Geneva and Norman E. Borlaug Fellowship in "Electronic Library Resources Management" from Cornell University, New York, USA. He has also achieved Six Sigma White Belt Certificate from ABI, Ohio, USA and has also been given certification as "Microsoft Faculty Fellow".
Dr. Hasan has won BONNIE HILDITCH INTERNATIONAL LIBRARIAN AWARD 2018 USA, one of the most reputed professional award for significant professional contributions by Special Libraries Association USA (SLA), presented during its Annual Conference during June 9-13, 2018, Baltimore, USA.
He was the "FIRST BORLAUG FELLOW FROM INDIA" in Library Information Systems at Cornell University, Ithaca, New York, USA in 2006 and was trained in "Electronic Library Resources Management" under Mary Ochs, Director, A.R. Mann Library, Cornell University. He was awarded Outstanding as a participant by the Cornell University. Dr. Hasan is also the recipient of the "VICE-CHANCELLOR APPRECIATION AWARD 2003" for Exemplary Work and Conduct and has received "APPRECIATION CERTIFICATE" from the University at Palampur for Extra-ordinary Works and Services in 2009. He has received "APPRECIATION FROM THE CHAIRMAN, BOARD OF GOVERNORS, IIT DELHI" in 2012 and APPRECIATIONS FROM THE VICE-CHANCELLOR and PRO-VICE CHANCELLOR OF THE ALIGARH MUSLIM UNIVERSITY 2018, etc. He has also been conferred with the "LIFE TIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD 2015" for Extraordinary Services and Dedication towards Library Science during National Conference on Emerging Trends in Libraries and Librarianship, July 24-25, 2015, held at Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU), New Delhi. He is winner of the "MOST UNFORGETTABLE LIBRARY MOMENT AWARD 2015", in a Global online Competition by Accucoms, Netherlands.
Recently he has been conferred with one of the most reputed awards of the profession, The Bonnie Hilditch International Librarian Award 2018 of the Special Libraries Association, USA which was presented to him in the Annual Conference, Baltimore, USA during June 9-13, 2018.
Dr. Hasan has served as the permanent member of AMU Court, the highest governing body of the AMU and also of the Academic Council apart other important committees and bodies of the universality like University Website Committee, Committee to Monitor Academic Progression & University Ranking, Member of Internal Quality Assessment Cell Committee, Innovation Council & University Incubation Centre, AQAR Committee, Plagiarism Committee, etc. Also he was over all Administrator of all the Libraries of the system including three campus libraries outside state and about 110 libraries in the campus.
Dr. Hasan has an experience of about 23 years' of active library services and teaching. He has to his credit 14 Books/composite Books/Compilations and has 126 papers/articles/publications in reputed journals, conferences, composite books, etc. He has written contents/modules for the ePG Pathshala Project of the Ministry of HRD, Govt. of India and is on the Editorial Board of many reputed Journals/Serials of Library and Information Science. As Deputy Librarian of IIT Delhi, he was closely associated with the INDEST-AICTE Consortium and Joint Pilot Project with INFLBNET, i.e. N-LIST.
He is the active member of almost all the important professional societies working in India including; SLA (USA)-Asian Chapter, ISSI (Belgium), ILA, IASLIC, IATLIS, SIS, DLA, MANLIBNET, ASIALA, AALDI, PLA, MLAI, SRFLIS, RRC, etc.
He is Member of many reputed external committees including National Steering and National Advisory Committees of E-ShodhSindu: Consortium for Higher Education Electronic Resources (eSS), Ministry of HRD, Govt. of India. Dr. Hasan has served as the 2016-17 Director, Special Libraries Association (SLA-USA), Asian Chapter and is Treasurer Elect 2018, Vice-President- Indian Association of Special Libraries and Information Centres (IASLIC), Joint Secretary of the Asian Library Association (ASIALA), Executive Committee Member of Delhi Library Association, Expert Member - Library Advisory Committee of the Kashmir University, etc. Earlier he has served as Secretary of Delhi Library Association during 2013-16 (DLA), Council Member of the Indian Library Association 2013-16 (ILA), Governing Body Member of Indian Association of Special Libraries and Information Centres 2013-16 (IASLIC), Member of Online Content Advisory Council SLA-USA, Member, Ministry of Earth Sciences e-journal Consortium, Govt of India and on the Boards of SLA-Asian Chapter, AALDI and ISSI 2015 (Belgium), Standing Committee Member of the Centre for Women's Development Studies (CWDS-ICSSR) etc. He has also represented the AMU to INFLIBNET as one of the 26 designated ILL Centres of e-SS (INFLIBNET).
An Outstanding Content Writer, Speaker and Organizer of Events; Dr. Hasan has delivered large number of presentations at international and national platforms, most of these as Resource Person/Invited Speaker/Valedictory Addresses/Inaugural Addresses/Special Addresses, Keynote addresses, etc. Dr. Hasan has also organized large no of Conferences/Seminars/Workshops/Trainings, etc. at National and International level as Organizing Secretary/Convener/Key Person.
He has participated in large number of international and national level conferences/seminars/workshops. Dr. Hasan has also participated in few important International and National level computer based and other training programs in India and abroad. He was the winner of the "BEST PAPER PRESENTATION AWARD" at the International Conference on Knowledge Management and Resource Sharing (ICKMARS-2012) during February 28-29, 2012 at Muscat, Oman. He has received "CERTIFICATE OF APPRECIATION" for his presentation at 3rd International Conference of Asian Special Libraries (SLA) at Manila, Philippines. His co-authored presentation delivered at National Conference on Managing of Information Resources in Digital Environment, Sept. 21, 2013, New Delhi has also won the "BEST PRESENTATION AWARD". Dr. Hasan received "APPRECIATION CERTIFICATE FROM THE IEEE" in September 2014 and received the "BEST PAPER PRESENTATION AWARD" at "National Conference on e-Resource Management: Challenges and Issues", Lucknow, India on October 19, 2014.
Dr. Hasan has successfully implemented "3 WORLD BANK AIDED NATP/NAIP/ICAR PROJECTS" on Library Automation, Digitization, Institutional Repositories, Digital Library, Networking, etc. in the capacity as Executing Agency/Person/CCPI/PI. He has significantly contributed in CeRA, KrishiPrabha, eGranth, INDEST, etc. Projects in different capacities. He alogwith his team implemented the "RFID SYSTEM IN THE IIT DELHI LIBRARY" and also successfully completed the "PH.D. THESES DIGITIZATION PROJECT" at the Institute. He has also enabled the access to the Extended Abstracts of Ph.D. Theses through the OPAC and facilitated DSpace platform and was instrumental in making the submission of soft copy of Ph.D. Thesis mandatory submitted to the Central Library (born digital) as well. He was the Coordinator of the important project, "DIGITALIZATION OF INSTITUTE RECORDS" of IIT Delhi. He has good experience of renovation and furnishing of the library building as evident from his significant contributions in this regard at IIT Delhi especially creation the facilities for the students and faculty at Ground floor of the Central Library, etc. This was the first of its kind initiative in the history of the current Central Library building of IIT Delhi. Dr. Hasan has also been associated with the "INDEST-AICTE CONSORTIUM" Project and was active in Joint Pilot Project under NME-ICT (N-LIST) of the Ministry of HRD, Govt. of India at IIT Delhi. He was instrumental in designing the posters of the INDEST-AICTE Consortium and has served as the "COORDINATOR" OF THE COMPILING AND EDITING TEAM OF THE ANNUAL REPORT OF THE INDEST-AICTE CONSORTIUM" for the years; 2010, 2011 and 2012.
He has successfully IMPLEMENTED THE ISO STANDARDS - ISO 9001/2000-2008 in the University Library, H.P. Agricultural University, Palampur (HP). He was also responsible for making H.P. Agricultural University Library as "ONE OF THE FIRST BEST RATED AUTOMATED LIBRARY" amongst the State Agricultural University libraries (SAUs) and ICAR institutes/labs. He established the Digital Library and Institutional Repository at this institute in 2003. His efforts resulted in winning the library as "BEST LIBRARY OF THE YEAR AWARD 2010" at the World Management Congress, India International Centre, New Delhi. His Biography has been included in many reference sources nationally and internationally. Dr. Hasan's "NAME AND PHOTOGRAPH HAS ALSO BEEN INCLUDED IN IIT DELHI'S GOLDEN JUBILEE LIST OF AUTHORS". He has also "REVIEWED AS AN EXPERT, A NUMBER OF EXTERNAL PROJECTS AND PROPOSALS AND PREPARED THEIR FEASIBILITY REPORTS" and helped in their implementation. Besides, he has been involved in a number of additional activities like as Library System Administrator, LAN Facilitator, Web Content Manager, University Network Team Executive Member, IIT Delhi Website Committee Member, Member of the Committee on Faculty Affairs, RFID Implementation team member, Electoral Officer/Returning Officer, Anti Ragging Committee Member, Assistant Public Information Officer, First Appellate Authority, Chairman and Expert in various committees, Institute Representative for various examinations, etc. He has served as Program Coordinator, Rapporteur General, Chair, Co-Chair and Member of many committees of National and International level events and as Consultant/Advisor in the World Bank/NAIP Project, Executive Member in the national level professional societies, etc. He has been involved in a number of other activities of the institutes where he has served/serving and also widely travelled to a number of countries including USA, Germany, Philippines, Singapore, Hong Kong, Malaysia, Oman, Mauritius and Nepal for professional assignments, depicting his versatile personality.
As senior most professional of the IIT Delhi Library System during 2009-2016 as Deputy Librarian, Dr. Hasan was the founder "COORDINATOR" of "BETWEEN THE LINES" (eNewsletter of IIT Delhi) and provided the CAS/SDI SERVICES on regular basis to the highest functionaries. He has served as INCHARGE OF SERIALS/JOURNALS DIVISION & E-RESOURCES MANAGEMENT, Coordinated the DIGITIZATION AND ACCESS MANAGEMENT and was also the OFFICER INCHARGE - STORE & PURCHASE.
After joining the Aligarh Muslim University as its regular University Librarian on April 1, 2016; Dr Hasan has significantly contributed for the system. This include; Creation of River Ganga Repository, Opening of New Digital Resources Centre, Opening of New Oriental Division, Opening of New Library Block, hosting of International and National level events on Academic Integrity, Plagiarism, Author Workshop, Librarians Day, Annual Library Day, Staff Recharge Program, Week long Workshop on conservation and preservation of manuscripts, independent ICT enabled facilities for girl students, rationalization of purchase procedures of the library, strengthening of collection development and improved facilities for the students and the faculty members, infrastructural development like LED lights, false sealing, Air-conditioning, improvement in facilities for the blinds, improvement in the facilities of cultural hall, release of New Library Brochure, starting of eNewsclipping Services, creation of separate budget head for E-Resources, academic and scholarly motivation of the professional staff, organizing of Exhibitions on all the important occasions, etc.
Recently he has created wonderful Library Museum for the Manuscripts/arte facts available in the Library so that anybody can see the rarities of the MA Library without any formality. His main focus was on strengthening of library resources, services and products and for improving the academic excellence for the users and bringing together of people and services of the system libraries with improved access including remote access.
His current area of interest includes Innovative Library Services, eResources Management, Digital Library and Content Management, Digitization, Data curation and Access Management, Institutional Repositories, eBooks, Social Networking, Crowdsourcing & Cloud Computing applications in Libraries, Scientometric and Usage studies, RFID applications, etc.
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