Monday, March 30, 2020

Thursday, March 26, 2020


As per vision of the worthy Director, the library is ready to play its effective role in current situation of Covid-19. During online academic activities, the library will try to provide information and knowledge resources to all our valued library uses includes Faculty and staff. The library users can send us the email to get the library services. We (inshAllah), will get back to you within 24 hours, with positive response. Following are the specified tasks and the concern email addresses.

ServicesLibrary StaffeMail address
Availability of Full Text BooksMs. Nasir
Availability of Full Text ArticlesMr. Naveed
Plagiarism Check through TurnitinMs. Fatima
Circulation queriesMr. Atiq / Mr. /
Acquisition queriesFatima Usman / Raiqa
Reference / General Library QueriesMuhammad Ishtiaq / Muhammad Asim /
The following links are important for our valued users.
CUI Library Material
CUI M.Phil / PhD Thesis
Full Text Books (Access through VPN)
Library website
Stay home, stay safe and "Be DIGITAL"

Wednesday, March 04, 2020

5 Tips for Making the Most of Social Media as an Academic Librarian

Aino Ahoniemi

While social media may be a fixture in your personal life, you may not be capitalizing on all it has to offer as an easy and cost-effective tool for communicating with your library users and beyond.
Here are five tips for maximizing what you and your library can get out of various social media platforms.
1. Keep profile information fresh
Make sure the details on your profile are correct and the profile picture is up to date and cropped correctly on your profile. For your library’s social media, double-check opening times (if applicable) and contact information. This signals to your patrons or other potential audiences that the rest of the content on the account is also likely to be up-to-date, and that you are making an effort to communicate through social media platforms. The standard profile features can also be used creatively to get information out there: if your library is hosting an event, putting up a promotional banner as the header image on your profile or a pinned Tweet on Twitter is an easy way to get the word out.
2. Follow and use hashtags
Hashtags connect your content to the larger conversation and help you reach the people you want to reach, while also allowing you to read what others are posting about different topics. See the latest conversation happening around #OpenScience and share your views on why #LibrariesMatter. Can’t travel to an interesting conference or talk? Follow the event hashtag and live vicariously through other people! And of course, no one understands #LibrarianProblems like your fellow librarians. You might also want to create a hashtag for your library and encourage patrons to post library-related questions and comments under that tag.
3. Who to follow
Social media is, of course, all about being social, but it’s equally important to make sure you only follow people and organizations who actually bring value to your newsfeed-scrolling activities. To ensure that your newsfeed is always filled with relevant content, follow publishers (@WileyLibINFO on Twitter for the latest updates from Wiley’s librarian resources), colleagues, conferences, university departments, newspapers, NGOs, and even other libraries to get a sense of what they are doing. Think beyond your own interests and figure out what your audience might find useful or interesting.
4. Sharing is caring
Think of what might interest the target audiences of your personal or library accounts and make a point to share content that’s relevant to those interests. Your librarian colleagues might be interested in an article about changing library spaces and the students at your institution might benefit from you retweeting some key announcements from the university. Take note of unique and interesting ideas and content pieces online and pass them on! Sharing or retweeting a post also lets its creator know that you appreciate their content and find it useful.
5. Teach what you know
Social media can help students and researchers keep up to date on relevant academic topics, promote their research, and network with people in their fields. As an information professional, you can support them in making the most of these platforms by sharing your knowledge and strategies with them. Consider hosting a social media workshop, or posting tips on social media for your patrons to learn from.
How do you use social media to promote your library? What are your favorite tips for mastering the various platforms? Let us know in the comments bellow or tweet us @WileyLibinfo!

Thursday, January 09, 2020

Five tips for better faculty-librarian communication and collaboration

By Bruce Rosenstein 

Effective communication and collaboration between librarians and faculty sounds great in theory. But in practice it's not always so easy. Fortunately, some recent articles give great guidance on how to get the most out of this relationship, and boost student success in the bargain.

Following these tips on strengthening this relationship should make your work more rewarding and increase your sense of connection:
1.                  Take the initiative. Librarians must not wait for faculty to originate ideas about how to collaborate, but rather should actively seek out ways to work together. They should learn about what has worked elsewhere, and see how it can be applied.  Sometimes, faculty-generated ideas and requests aren't particularly helpful or useful. In "Not at your service: building genuine faculty‐librarian partnerships," Yvonne Nalani Meulemans and Allison Carr reject short-term, simplistic solutions that do not lead to lasting learning. This means librarians should engage faculty in a true dialogue (more as equals than as service providers).
2.               Seize opportunities. It's clear that librarians must take the initiative in showing how their skills apply beyond the four walls of the library. In their provocative article, Meulemans and Carr describe librarian presentations to new faculty in multiple workshops throughout the academic year at their institution, California State University, San Marcos (CSUSM). These replaced an earlier, 30-minute fall-only format that was meant to "sell" an instruction program. Among other things, the new program addresses "misperceptions and assumptions" faculty members may have about how students conduct research assignments at the school. These include such areas as realizing some students aren't aware that they can come to the library for help, and that sending students on a tour of the physical library can be counterproductive.
3.               Be open-minded. There are multiple ways that librarians can work with faculty to contribute both in-person and virtually. For instance, Starr Hoffman's "Embedded academic librarian experiences in online courses: Roles, faculty collaboration, and opinion" examines how librarians at six different institutions in the United States handled their online embedded role. The librarians generally reported positive interactions with faculty, even those who were wary at first of librarian involvement. Hoffman was at University of North Texas in Denton, Texas when she wrote the article, and is now a librarian at Columbia University in New York City.

"Faculty‐librarian collaboration in improving information literacy of educational opportunity program students" discusses how librarians and faculty teamed up to teach basic information literacy skills to "socio-economically disadvantaged students" at Rider University, in New Jersey. The article was written by librarians (Ma Lei Hsieh and Sharon Yang) and faculty (Susan McManimon) at the school. "For many years," the authors point out, "librarians at the Moore Library have worked closely with the Communication and journalism faculty on incorporating information literacy (IL) skills into the Speech Communication course to help students build a solid foundation of research skills for their academic work."
4.               Be purpose-driven. Collaboration and communication are used not for their own sake, but for the ultimate purpose of successful student learning. In "Communicating the library: librarians and faculty in dialogue," Peter Brophy believes that "academic libraries are in the business of human learning rather than in the information business."  It's not necessarily a matter of librarians vs. faculty in who is viewed as more important by students and others. He writes of today's overall "battleground for influence" in dealing with data and information. Brophy (of the Centre for Research in Library and Information Management, Manchester Metropolitan University, Manchester, UK) points to potential marginalization for librarians unless they can clearly articulate the value they add to teaching and research.
5.               Break down silos. In theory, everyone understands that silos (whether representing the faculty or library) are dangerous and can obstruct success. Yet it's easy to fall into a silo mentality. Librarians and faculty working together represent a productive way to break out for the benefit of students. In "Librarians and faculty collaboration – partners in student success," Bruce E. Massis explains how faculty and librarians working jointly can develop a targeted selection of trusted resources for first-year college students. From his vantage point at Columbus State Community College, in Columbus, Ohio, he writes of the need for a "critical path for ensuring a vibrant and robust collaborative environment."
The years ahead for academic institutions and their libraries are likely to be even more turbulent and uncertain than today.  As the future of teaching, learning, and research becomes more nuanced and complex, librarians are better off being perceived as part of the solution, not as part of the problem.

Monday, November 25, 2019

Seminar on “Awareness on Intellectual Property Rights” (IPR)

Oxford University Press and Danish society of Library information services COMSATS University Islamabad, Lahore campus has organized A seminar on “Awareness on Intellectual Property Rights” on Thursday, October 31, 2019. The key objective of this Seminar was to sensitize the participants towards the basics of Intellectual Property Rights (IPR) and its role in enhancing the quality of research and innovation output including incubation and commercialization.
The inauguration ceremony of this seminar was held on October 31, 2019 at 10.30 am. Chief Guest of the seminar was Mr. Fayyaz Hussain Raja (Regional sales Director, Oxford University Press) and Dr. Muhammad Ahmad Farouqui, Program Director DDP program.
Mr. Yasir Khilji and Mr. Nabeel Younis were the resource person of the seminar. At the end, the chief guest Dr. Muhammad Ahmad Farouqui, Program Director DDP program highlighted the importance of Intellectual Property Rights, and also appraised COMSATS and Oxford University press for holding a successful seminar. Certificate and shields were distributed among Organizers and resources persons.

Tuesday, September 04, 2018

Help Guide for New Library Users

Library Membership
All CUI registered students are library members. Just show your COMSATS ID card to circulation desk and get the library material.

Library Rules and Regulations
Library users are expected to observe the following library rules while using the library facilities. Any violation may leads to some disciplinary action.  

1. Leave your personal belongings (bags, briefcases, handbags etc.) at the library entrance.
2. Take care of your belongings as library disclaims any responsibility for loss or damage.
3. Keep your cell phones on silent mode/switch off within library premises.
4. To make the library environment more conducive for reading and research, gossiping, cell phone calls, sleeping, eating, drinking, smoking, chatting, and disturbing the order of library furniture is strictly prohibited.
5. Submit library material(s) for inspection, if requested.
6. Underlining, marking, folding and tearing pages of library materials is prohibited.
7. Leave the library materials on tables after consulting/reading.
8. Observe Electronic Resource Section rules while using library computing facilities.
9. Library membership could be suspended or cancelled along with a penalty in the following cases:
·     Non payment of library fine(s)
·    Theft of library material(s)
·     Non payment of fine of damage material
·    Non returning of the temporary issued material within due time
·    Any kind of disturbance in library
·    Misconduct with the library staff
·    Breaching of established library rules and norms
         10. All library users are requested to:
· Display your COMSATS ID card.
· Switch off your mobile phone.
· Enter with formal dress.
· Enter only for individual study not for discussion.

Borrowing Rules
All registered members are entitled to borrow library materials. The borrowing privileges may differ   depending upon the membership category. The borrowing privileges for different membership categories are:

Borrowing Privileges
Time Period
Undergraduate students
One Month
Graduate students
One Month
Postgraduate students (MS/M.Phil/PhD)
One Month

 COMSATS ID card required while borrowing library materials. 
· Books borrowed by any patron can be reserved.
· Reserved books may be collected within 2 days from the circulation desk. Book(s) borrowed by any patron can be renewed for a period of 01 Month as long as the same is not reserved by another patron.
· Non-circulating materials such as reference books, current journals, and research projects cannot be borrowed and only be used within library premises.
· Any of the borrowed library materials is subject to recall as and when needed by the library.
· If the patrons misplace any library material and is unable to find them, it is recommended to report at circulation desk immediately to avoid overdue fines.

 Library Fine
Certain fines are charged for overdue (not returned on time) library materials. This is an effort to provide patrons an equal opportunity to make use of library materials and to maximize sharing of library collections.
·  Overdue fine is charged from the first overdue date/day.
·  Overdue fine on general books would be PKR10 per book per day.
·  Overdue fine on temporarily issued materials would be PKR100 per day.
·  Loss of library materials would be charged five times the current price.
·  PKR100 will be fined of library user who is found Using mobile, doing Discussions,     Chatting,   Running, eating, drinking, sleeping etc. The fine will be doubled if one found guilty again.

Library Help Desk:

For any query, suggestion and problem, please contact the Library Help Desk or any library staff member. For specific queries & questions please contact 

Naveed Siddique
Reference ,, 856

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