LIBRARY SOCIETY CONDUCTS WORKSHOP
SERIES ON HEC DIGITAL LIBRARY RESOURCES
Library Society, GC University Lahore, conducted a series of
workshops on HEC Digital Library Resources followed by a quiz
of "IEEE XPLORE " for the university’s students and faculty
members belonging to the departments of Computer Science,
Electronics, Physics, CASP, and Electrical Engineering during March
6-7, 2023 in the Main Lab of the university. Eight sessions were
organized in 2-days workshop series and quiz programme.
Mr. Rashid Pervaiz, Senior Manager, A & J Def Tek Consultants was
the Key Note Speaker. He delivered a comprehensive presentation
about HEC Online Databases. He gave in hands training on IEEE XPLORE
and other online databases to the participants. He gave briefing
about IEEE Quiz Program, IEEE Free 14 Online Courses and ample of
opportunities for learning and winning different prizes.
Mr. Majid Lodhi; Senior IT Manager, A & J Def Tek Consultant
provided technical assistance to the quiz participants. He assisted
the attendees during hands in practice sessions. He provided
fruitful tips in solving quiz-questions with accuracy. He cheered
the audience with his lively presence and IT expertise.
The participants took a keen interest in training sessions and
appreciated the role of GCU Library to flourish awareness about IEEE
Xplore Challenge 2023 and HEC online databases. They enhanced
valuable learning and digital expertise regarding an effective
utilization of the HEC online databases and IEEE Xplore quiz. They
showed a great joy in free e-learning courses.
Mr. Muhammad Naeem, Chief Librarian, Ms. Samreen Latif; Advisor,
Library Society and other library professionals distributed
different gifts among the participants whose names were drawn
through lucky draw. Library Staff paid special thanks to the
representatives of A & J Tek Consultants for conducting highly
fruitful training sessions on HEC Online Databases and IEEE Xplore
Challenge 2023 and to provide new insight.
Prof. Dr. Asghar Zaidi, Vice Chancellor, GC University Lahore, gave
away souvenirs to Mr. Rashid Pervaiz; IEEE Certified Trainer and Mr.
Majid Lodhi, IT Admin, A & J Def Tek Consultants for conducting
workshop series efficiently.
Books donation to GCU
Eminent scientist Prof Dr Muhammad Afzal has donated
his personal library comprising of highly valuable publications to
the Government College University Lahore for the benefit of students
and researchers. Prof Dr Muhammad Afzal is currently Professor
Emeritus at the University of Kuwait. His personal library had very
valuable reference books, textbooks, journals, conference
proceedings of different scientific subjects including microbiology,
biotechnology, and bio-chemistry.
Vice Chancellor Prof Dr Hassan Amir Shah expressed
gratitude to Prof Afzal for this valuable donation, saying that the
GCU library already housed a collection of more than 150,000 books
donated by 55 reputed personalities including Prof Sufi Tabassam,
Prof Qayyum Nazar, Ashfaq Ahmad, Bano Qudsia and Malik Meraj Khalid. The
Vice Chancellor also appreciated efforts of Dr M Nauman Aftab,
Associate Professor, Institute of Industrial Biotechnology for the
transfer this personal library to GCU.
Prof Aftab said these donated books were highly
valuable for scholars and the light of knowledge and research would
keep flourishing through these publications. He said people donate
their personal libraries to the GCU keeping in view its splendid
family of the late Prof M. Rashid Wednesday donated his personal
library and literary collections to the Government College
University Lahore at a gracefully ceremony here. Vice Chancellor
Prof Dr Hassan Amir Shah, Dean Faculty of Social Sciences Prof Dr
Tahir Kamran, Mr Zafar Rashid, the son of Prof M. Rashid, the former
Principal of Government College Lahore, were also present.
Prof M. Rashid also served GC Lahore as Head of Economics Department
before his appointment as the principal of the College. Mr Zafar
Rashid, who is also Old Ravian, donated all his personal collections
including books and literary journals of his father to GCU Library
for the benefit of the University students
Speaking on the occasion, Prof Hassan Shah said GCU housed personal
libraries of fifty-five reputed literary personalities. He said that
more than 150,000 books had been donated to GCU to-date. He
expressed gratitude to the family of Prof M. Rashid for gifting the
valuable personal collection to the University.
Mr. Zafar Rashid shared with students and faculty members the
personal memories of his late father as the principal of the
college. He appreciated the role of GCU Library in making serious
efforts to meet the needs of their students.
Mr. Muhammad Naeem, the senior Librarian, said that Prof M. Rashid
collection included some of very old and unique books which were not
easily available now, He said that these books should be utilised
for the reference purpose only as per policy.
holds Book Fair
Government College University Lahore Library Society has organised a
two-day book fair at the University’s Abdus Salam Hall in connection
with the World Book Day celebrated every year on April 23. A good
number of national and international publishers including the Oxford
University Press have set up their stalls at the book fair, which
received a warm response from students and faculty members on the
opening day. Eminent writer Dr Tariq Rahman inaugurated the book
Addressing the opening ceremony, GCU Dean Faculty of Languages and
Oriental Learning Prof Dr Iqbal Shahid said that books have a great
significance and information technology could not replace them. He
said parents should gift their children books to promote reading
habits. He said publishers were giving discount up to 25 per cent on
books at the book fair.
Dean Faculty of Social Sciences Prof Dr Tahir Kamran said that it’s
a book lovers rejoice, and such activities should be held on regular
basis in all educational institutions especially schools. He said
books left ever-lasting impressions on the minds of the readers.
to media, the university students said visiting book fair was a
great informative experience in itself even if you did not buy
books. It makes you aware of the latest publications on different
subjects,” they said.