National Symposium on Education and Training for Information Professionals at PU
By Syeda Hina Batool
Department of Information Management, University of the Punjab organized a national symposium on “Expanding Horizons for Information Professionals: Challenges for Education & Training Programs” on April 9, 2015 in continuation of 100 year celebrations of library and information management education in Asia, which started at the Punjab University in 1915.
The symposium gathered various stakeholders such as information users, information professionals/librarians and educators to discuss the various challenges in all these spheres under the emerging digital paradigm. Prof. Dr. Mujahid Kamran (VC) and Orya Maqbool Jan, (Secretary Archives & Libraries Wing, S&GAD) graced the event as chief and special guests respectively. The worthy Vice Chancellor appreciated the way department is progressing under the leadership of Prof. Dr. Kanwal Ameen, Chairperson.
The experts from all over Pakistan were on the panels for round table discussions. The information professionals/librarians from the major libraries of Lahore were among the guests too. The sessions consisted of open discussion forums on clientele information behaviour, challenges for information professionals and need to restructure education and training. The interactive symposium sessions were much appreciated by the participants.