Qurat Ul Ain Saleem – Copy

Dr. Qurat Ul Ain Saleem

I earned my Ph.D. (2023) with distinction from the Institute of Information Management, University of the Punjab. Prior to that, I obtained my MPhil degree in 2015 from the same institute and was awarded a gold medal. With over a decade of professional experience in providing library and information services in academic sector libraries of Lahore – Punjab, I view myself as a dedicated and adaptable individual. I excel in the ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with various teams, professional groups, external and internal stakeholders. I have authored numerous research articles published in reputed and impact factor journals. My research interests encompass personal information management, information literacy, library services, and professional development


University of Home Economics, Lahore, Pakistan                                                                                                                                  Nov 2021 – Present
Lecturer, Information Management

Institute for Art & Culture, Lahore, Pakistan                                                                                                                                          Sep 2018 – Nov 2021
Senior Librarian

University of Central Punjab, Lahore, Pakistan                                                                                           Oct 2016 – Sep 2018 & Jul 2014 – Nov 2015
Reference Librarian

Forman Christian College University, Lahore, Pakistan                                                                                                                       Dec 2015 – Oct 2016
Information Literacy Librarian

Riphah International University, Lahore Campus                                                                                                                                Dec 2012 – Jun 2014
Information Officer


Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) in Information Management | 2023

University of the Punjab, Lahore, Pakistan | CGPA: 3.63 (1st position)

Thesis: Congeniality of workplace environment for female library and information professional in higher education sector

Master of Philosophy (MPhil) in Library and Information Science, Gold Medallist | 2015

University of the Punjab, Lahore, Pakistan | CGPA: 3.85 (1st position)

Thesis: Personal information and knowledge management practices of researchers in sciences at University of the Punjab

M.A. Library & Information Science | 2012

University of the Punjab, Lahore, Pakistan | CGPA: 3.41

 B.A. (Political Science and Education) | 2010

University of the Punjab, Lahore, Pakistan | 1 st Division

Technical Proficiencies

•Citations and Reference Management by using Endnote and Mendeley
• Deep and Vast exploration of Information Literacy Skills
• Library software’s Virtua, Koha, and LMS;
• Hands-on expertise on Plagiarism detection software Turnitin;
• Databases searching: Emerald, Science Direct, Web of Science, Taylor & Francis Journals, Sage
publications, ProQuest Dissertation & Theses, ISI Web of Knowledge;
• Knowledge about Qualitative, Quantitative, and Mixed Method research methodologies and
analysis techniques Research data Management tools such as SPSS, NVivo, Survey Monkey and
Google Docs

Certificates and Professional Development

•“Introduction to Cybersecurity” by CISCO Networking Academy on 20th March 2024
• “How to Manage Feeling Overwhelmed” under LinkedIn Learning on February 19th, 2024
• “Exercising Leadership: Foundational Principles” offered by Harvard edX
• “How to Do Research and Get Published” Webinar Series by Sage
o How to conduct a reference search and format your reference section on 14th February 2024
• “Digital Leadership for Libraries” under CILIP & Arts Council London on February 14th, 2024
• “Digital Literacy” course under Digi Skills Training Program from November 2022- January 2023
• “Creative Writing” course under Digi Skills Training Program from July 2022- October 2022
• “Freelancing” course under Digi Skills Training Program from July 2022- October 2022

Conference Presentations

• Poster presentation “Libraries as Workplace for Females: A study of Higher Education Sector of Punjab: in EILIM-22 held by Institute of Information Management, University of the Punjab on 24th March 2022
• Poster presentation “Congeniality of workplace environment for female library and information professionals working in the higher education sector” in ALISE-21 under the category of “ALISE/Jean Tague Sutcliffe Doctoral Student Research Poster Competition”
• Abstract “Personal Knowledge and Information Management Practice: A study of Life Sciences Researchers” presented at International Conference on Transformation of Knowledge Repository into Knowledge Economy (ICKE, 2019) held in Lahore during 19-20 September 2019.
• Paper “Applications of linked data technologies in libraries: Technical & Ethical Considerations” presented at International Conference in Information Management & Processing (ICIMP 2018) in London during 12-14 Jan 2018.
• Poster presentation “Applications of linked data technologies in libraries: Technical & Ethical Considerations” in “Linked Data Showcase” at University of the Punjab (May 2017)

Research Publications

As First Author:
• Saleem, Q. U. A. & Ameen, K. (2024) Workplace Empowerment and Librarianship: A Perception of Female Employees in Pakistan, New Review of Academic Librarianship, DOI:10.1080/13614533.2023.2299846
• Saleem, Q. U. A., Ali, A. F., Ashiq, M., & Rehman, S. U. (2021). Workplace harassment in university libraries: A qualitative study of female Library and Information Science (LIS) professionals in Pakistan. The Journal of Academic Librarianship, 47(6), 102464.
• Saleem, Q. U. A., Ameen, K., & Ashiq, M. (2021). Personal knowledge and information management practices of life sciences research students in Pakistan. Malaysian Journal of Library &Amp; Information Science, 26(2), 107–123. Retrieved from https://mjlis.um.edu.my/index.php/MJLIS/article/view/21997
• Saleem, Q.U.A. and Ameen, K. (2021), “The role of human environment in making a workplace congenial: a case of university libraries”, Global Knowledge, Memory and Communication, Vol. ahead-of-print No. ahead-of-print. https://doi.org/10.1108/GKMC-09-2020-0135
• Saleem, Q.U.A. and Ashiq, M. (2020), “The facts of continuing professional development for LIS professionals in Pakistan: a literature review”, The Bottom Line, Vol. 33 No. 3, pp. 263-271 https://doi.org/10.1108/BL-02-2020-0013
• Saleem, Q. U. A., Butt, N., & Warraich, N. F. (2018, January). Applications of linked data technologies in libraries: Technical and ethical considerations. In Information Management and Processing (ICIMP), 2018 International Conference on (pp. 11-15). IEEE. https://ieeexplore.ieee.org/abstract/document/8325833Conference Presentations Research Publications Page 5 | 5

As Secondary Author:
• Arshad, A., Saleem, Q. U. A., & Mahmood, K. (2022). Predictors affecting personal digital information management activities: A hierarchical regression analysis. Journal of Information Science, 01655515211072299.
• Ashiq, M., Akbar, A., Jabbar, A., & Saleem, Q. U. A. (2021). Gray Literature and Academic Libraries: How Do They Access, Use, Manage, and Cope with Gray Literature. Serials Review, 1-10.
• Ashiq, M., Saleem, Q. U. A., & Asim, M. (2021). The Perception of Library and Information Science (LIS) Professionals about Research Data Management Services in University Libraries of Pakistan. Libri. https://doi.org/10.1515/libri-2020-0098
• Ali, A.F. and Saleem, Q. U. A. (2020). Open Access Resources as an Opportunity for Academic Libraries during Pandemic: A Study. Library Philosophy and Practice (e-journal). 4743. https://digitalcommons.unl.edu/libphilprac/4743
• Akbar, A, Awan, A J, Saleem, Q. U. A, and Warraich, N F. (2020) “Open Government Data: Initiatives, Challenges, and Myths”. Library Philosophy and Practice (ejournal). 5251. https://digitalcommons.unl.edu/libphilprac/5251