Information Literacy

Library is one of the most important section of the institute and plays a very important role to disseminate the information and knowledge among faculty and students. This is very important for the library staff to get training and equipped themselves with latest tools and technologies. For the purpose, CIIT Lahore Library always tried to provide learning opportunities to library staff and organized training and workshops capacity building.
Library also arranged series of lectures, workshops, trainings and orientations sessions to provide the information about library resources and services to library users. This is under the umbrella of "CIIT Information Literacy Program".

Information Literacy & User Guidance
The ability to use information technologies effectively to find and manage information and the ability to critically evaluate and ethically apply that information to solve a problem are some of the hallmarks of an information literate individual.

We live in the information age and "information" is increasing at a repaid pace. As an academic institute, our faculty and students should know about their rights to know, resources, services, available to them. If a student has "learned how to learn" upon graduation, they are a much more attractive job candidate. As information literate individual with their strong analytical, critical thinking and problem-solving skills can be adaptable, capable and valuable employee, with much to contribute. Keeping above mentioned facts in mind, the CIIT Lahore Library has planned to launch its Information Literacy Program & User Guidance for faculty and students of CIIT Lahore. Presentation by the Librarian will include:

  • Introduction of Library Resources and Services
  • Online Information Resources
  • User rights
  • Lancaster information resources
  • Plagiarism policy and procedure
  • Question Answer session

With the approval of competent authorities, library have the following plan to provide information literacy and user guidance to CIIT students for better understanding about library procedure, resources and services.
  • During current semester, for newly admitted students, 30 minutes lecture for each class will be arranged
  • During current semester, for existing students, 1 hour lecture for CRs & GRs of all classes, will be arranged
  • During semester, for newly inducted faculty members, I hour lecture will be arranged
  • Two days training / workshop will be arranged during summer semester break
Training / Workshops
Training for Faculty, Students and Library Staff

Title 4-Days training workshop entitled "Be A Skilled Librarian"
Participants: CIIT Lahore Library Staff
Duration Four Days
Resource Persons Tooba Ahmad, Lecturer Humanities Department, Tariq Najmi, Library Incharge , Nasira Munir, Assistant Librarian, Fatima Usman, Assistant Librarian and Sajjad Ahmad, Library Assistant.
Dated August 4-7, 2015
Pictorial News https://www.flickr.com/photos/56370049@N05/albums/72157656909674871

Title Knowledge Sharing Sessions
Participants: CIIT Lahore Library Staff
Duration Four Days
Resource Persons Internees of AIOU. Sajjad Ahmad, Ahsan Farooq, Lubna Kalsoom, Yasmeen Tahira, Tahira Anwaar, Samia Imtiaz
Dated April 1-3, 2015

Title Be a Skilled Librarian
Participants: CIIT Lahore Library Staff & Library Professionals from Lahore
Duration Two Days
Resource Persons Mr. Tariq Najmi, Mr. Mansoor Sheraz, Ms. Saiam Qutab
Dated August 6-7 , 2014
Pictorial News https://www.flickr.com/photos/56370049@N05/sets/72157646406718932/

Title Simplifying Research: Information literacy program
Participants: CIIT Lahore Library Staff & Faculty
With the collaboration of Library Lancaster University
Duration: Five Days
Resource Persons Mr. Tariq Najmi, Dr. Ayesha Sohail, Dr. Tajamal Hussain, Mr. Phil Cheeseman
Dated July 22-26 , 2013

Title Interpersonal Communication Skills: a tool for marketing
Participants: CIIT Lahore Library Staff
With the collaboration of Department of Humanities
Duration: One Day
Resource Persons Ms Amna Naveed, Ms Shazia Aziz,. Mr. Tariq Najmi
Dated August 01, 2012

Title Basic Computer Skills
Participants: CIIT Lahore Library Staff
Duration: Every Friday (for two month)
Resource Persons Tariq Najmi, Muhammad Ishtiaq, Nasira Munir, Fatima Usman,Abdul Rahim, Raiqa Pervaiz, Sajjad Ahmad
Dated August 01, 2012

Title Business Ethics And Customer Care
Participants: CIIT Lahore Library Staff
Duration: 3 hours
Resource Persons Tariq Najmi
Dated August 11, 2010

Title Digital Library Training Program
Participants: CIIT Lahore Library Staff
Duration: Two Days
Resource Persons Muhammad Ibrahim, Mr. Tariq Najmi, Abdur-ur Rehman
Dated July 9-10 , 2010

Title Library Latest Tools 7 Techniques
Participants: CIIT Library Professionals
Duration: Two Days
Resource Persons Raja Muhammad Ibrahim, Tariq Najmi, Muhammad Ajmal, Anwer Chaudhry
Dated January 3-4, 2010

Title Digital Library Training
Participants: The CIIT Faculty Students and Librarians
Duration: Two Days
Resource Persons Muhammad Tariq Najmi, Library Incharge
Dated May 29-30, 2009

Title Office Management
Participants: CIIT Lahore Library Staff
With the collaboration of ITC, CIIT - Lahore
Duration: Two Days
Resource Persons Muhammad Tariq Najmi, Muhammad Irfan, Muhammad Shakil, Muhammad Qasim
Dated July 23-24, 2009

Title Providing a Quality Service
Participants: Library Staff
Duration: One Day
Resource Persons Muhammad Tariq Najmi
Dated July 23, 2008

Title How to use Turnitin.com
Participants: CIIT Lahore Faculty Members and Library Staff
With the collaboration of CIIT Islamabad Library
Duration: 2 Hours
Resource Persons Tariq Mahmood, Deputy Librarian, CIIT Islamabd
Dated January 02, 2013

World Book Day Celebrations
Every year, Library Information Services celebrates World Book and Copyright Day in the month of April, with aim to enhance the importance and value of books. Walk, Poster Competition, Departmental Publications Stalls and Book Exhibition are the main features of every world book day celebrations. All departments and their faculty members and students take interest and participate in the world book day competition.

Book Exhibitions
Book fairs is one of the most important event of the library, the main purpose of book fairs to collection development and provide the opportunity to all faculty members to recommends the relevant books for library. Every year, Library Information Services organize book exhibitions and this series started in 2004. Currently the library have organized its 13th Book Fair 2012.

Orientation / Presentations
COMSATS Institute of information Technology is an educational institute and offering Computer Engineering, Telecom Engineering, Chemical Engineering Computer Sciences, Physics, Math’s Business Administration, and Psychology, Architecture and Designing and many more. The CIIT offering semester admission twice in a year Fall and spring semester. After the completion of admission the open house / orientation is one of the most important segment of the new intake. On the same orientation day, library also organizes orientation sessions with the new commerce and briefed them about the library resources and services. After orientation, the students know to:
  • How to use the library resources and how can you get benefit
  • Books
  • E-books
  • HEC Database (Journals / paper )
  • Digital Library
  • OPAC (Online Public Access Catalogue) How to search books / articles / e-book and many more items.
  • How can barrow your book (s) CD / DVD/ Newspapers, Magazine / Journals and other necessary
  • Library open and closing time and hrs
  • Briefing about the services of library
  • Briefing about the library sections and their responsibilities
  • Briefing about the book selection and book process.
  • Reservation and many more information about the library.
Library Website
Library website http://library.ciitlahore.edu.pk also provides information literacy to all library users. The website includes information about library resources, services, books, digital contents, help and many more.