Prof. Dr. Munira Nasreen Ansari
Department of Library Science, established
in 1956, was the first ever to offer a professional degree in Pakistan.
Masters in Library Science (M.L.S.) has been offered since 1962.
Since 1982 the Department has been known as Department of Library
and Information Science, and information control / management became
an integral part of the studies. Computer lab for practical training
was established in 1984. Ph.D. Program of the Department was initiated
The founder Chairman, Dr. Abdul Moid
was the first Ph. D. holder in Library Science from the USA (1964).
He was also the Chief Librarian of Karachi University Library (presently
Dr. Mahmood Hussain Library). The Seminar library of the Department,
inaugurated in 1985, is named after him.
Teaching & Assessment
Teaching at the department includes
lectures, practical, presentations, group discussions, study tours
and extension lectures. Assessment is based on evaluation of performance
in the semester examinations along with various projects, assignments,
reports and oral presentations.