Syeda Hina Batool
Postdoc Research Fellow/Visiting Professor, University of British Columbia, 2022-2023
Ph.D., University of Sheffield, UK
MPhil., University of the Punjab, Pakistan
MLIS, University of the Punjab, Pakistan
(September 2022- September 2023 )
Dr. Syeda Hina Shahid/Batool is a postdoc research fellow and visiting professor at the UBC School of Information, Canada. She has been awarded Punjab Higher Education Commission, International Postdoc Fellowship to conduct her research at UBC (among top ten QS subject ranking university). She is Assistant Professor at the Institute of Information Management, University of the Punjab, New Campus, Lahore, Pakistan. In 2016, she did her PhD from ISchool, University of Sheffield, UK (No.1 university in QS Subject Ranking 2021). Her research interests focus on examining information literacy instruction and related literacies (health, digital, workplace, visual, media etc.), through qualitative research lens.
She is serving at various national and international forums. Recently she has been elected as Chair-Elect South Asia Chapter, ASIS&T (2022).
She has published a good number of peer reviewed articles in prominent journals of the field including Information Technology & People, Online Information Review, Information Development, Library Hi Tech, Libri, LISR, Information Discovery & Delivery etc. She attended several international and national conferences and presented her research papers. She conducted numerous workshops nationally on different learning skills (information literacy, use of social media) included qualitative research, Literature mapping, Proposal writing, Mendeley and NVivo software. Among her other responsibilities, she is Editorial board member of one of the prominent journals of the field Libri.
- Information Literacy
- Human Computer Interaction
- Digital Information Interaction
Batool, S.H., Malik, A, Safdar, M., Ali, A. F. Pandemic Information Access Challenges and Expectations about the Post-Covid Era: A survey of students regarding academic libraries’ services and staff. The Journal of Academic Librarianship. (2022)
Abbas, F., Batool, S.H., Ameen, K. Rethinking the practices of continuing professional development in digital environments: a systematic review. Global Knowledge, Memory & Communication. (2022)
Batool, S.H., Eman, S., Safdar, M. Relationship between parents’ health literacy and child health: systematic review. Library Hi Tech (2022)
Safdar, M., Batool, S.H., Mahmood, K. Investigating role of technological and organizational factors towards students’ knowledge sharing behaviour in Pakistan. Libri (2022)
Abbas, F., Batool, S.H. and Ameen, K. Rethinking the practices of continuing professional development in digital environments: a systematic review”, Global Knowledge, Memory and Communication. (2022)
Haider, U., Batool, S.H. Malik, A, Mahmood, K., Safdar, M. Bonding Between Information Literacy and Personal Information Management Practices: A Survey of Electronic Media Journalists. Information and Learning Sciences, (2022)
Hussain, S.T., Batool, S.H., Rehman, A. Zahra, S.K., Mahmood, K. (2022). Examining the status of prison libraries around the world: A literature review. IFLA Journal. (2022)
Mahmmod, M., Batool, S.H. & Rafiq, M., Safdar, M. Examining digital information
literacy as a determinant of women’s online shopping behavior. Information Technology & People. (2022)
Hussain, S., Batool, S.H. Atta-ur-Rehman, Sulehri, I. & Mahmood, K. Measuring Everyday Health Information Literacy: A Survey of Pakistani Married Working Women. Libri (2022)
Batool, S.H., Ahmad, W. Sharif, A. & Mahmood, K. . Social Network Analysis of Twitter Data from Pakistan During COVID-19. Information Discovery & Delivery.(2022)
Batool, S.H., Rehman, A. & Sulehri, I. The current situation of information literacy education and curriculum design in Pakistan: a discovery using Delphi Method. Library Hi Tech. (2022)
Shahbaz, M., Malik, Amara, Batool, S.H. Linking Information Literacy with Research Productivity: A Survey of Academicians in Pakistan. Portal: Libraries & the Academy, (2022)
Safdar, M., Batool, S.H. & Mahmood, K. (2022). Fostering knowledge sharing behavior among Pakistani engineering students: role of individual and classroom related factors. Libri, (2022)
Batool, S. H., Ali, A.F. and Safdar, M. What Pakistani doctoral students want? A qualitative exploration of their research experiences”, Global Knowledge, Memory and Communication, (2021)
Mahmood, M., Batool, S.H. & Mukhtar, A. Investing Digital Information Literacy in relation with Demographic Factors: A Case of Women in Pakistan. Library Philosophy & Practice. (2021)
Basit, I, Batool, S.H., Nazeer, H., Sulehri, I . Are Medical Students Information Literate? investigation of skills through a cross sectional survey. Library Philosophy & Practice. (2021)
Naveed, A., Batool, S.H. Resident university students’ everyday life information practices. Information Research, (2021)
Nawazish, M. & Batool, S.H. Framing the new role of information professionals: investigating copyright literacy levels and awareness of academic librarians in Pakistan. New Review of Academic Librarianship. (2021)
Akram, N., Batool, S. H., Hussain, T., Safdar, M. & Hussain, S.. Evolving visual arts’ faculty pedagogical skills through technology integration in higher education. Library Philosophy & Practice. (2021)
Batool, S. H., Ahmad, W., Mahmood, K., Saeed, H. Twitter Dialogue: An analysis of Pakistani Politicians’ Information Sharing. Information Discovery & Delivery. (2021)
Hussain, S.T, Batool, S.H., Malik, A., Hussain, S. W & Mahmood, K. Information Sources, Practices and Barriers: A Situated and Context bound Model of Pakistani Electronic Media Reporters. Online Information Review. (2021)
Rafiq, M., Batool, S.H., Ali, F. A. & Ullah, M. University libraries response to COVID-19 pandemic: A developing country perspective. Journal of Academic Librarianship. (2021)
Khalid, A. & Batool, S. H. . A Qualitative Case Study of Green Environment: Practices, Attitudes and Future Strategies of Pakistani University Librarians. Electronic Green Journal, (2020)
Zaheer, M., Batool, S.H., Soroya, S. & Khalid, A. Exploring Users’ Perceptions and Expectations about Library Service Quality. Qualitative and Quantitative Methods in Libraries (2020)
Safdar, M., Batool, S.H. & Mahmood, K. Factors affecting knowledge sharing: A review of Pakistani literature. Pakistan Library & Information Science Journal (2020)
Safdar, M., Batool, S.H. & Mahmood, K. Relationship between self-efficacy and knowledge sharing: systematic review. Global Knowledge, Memory and Communication (2020).
Safdar, M., Batool, S.H., Ameen, K., Hussain, A. & Abbas, F. Exploring the status of special and rare collections: A qualitative study. Pakistan Journal of Libraries & Information Management, (2019)
Khalid, T., Batool, S. H., Khalid, A., Saeed, H., & Zaidi, W.H. Pakistani students’ perceptions about their learning experience through video games: A qualitative case study. Library Hi Tech, (2020)
Ashiq, M, Ur Rehman, S., & Batool, S. H. Academic library leaders’ conceptions of library leadership in Pakistan. Malaysian Journal of Library & Information Science, (2019)
Batool, S. H., & Webber, S. Mapping the state of information literacy education in primary schools: The case of Pakistan. Library & Information Science Research, (2019)
Hussain, T., Batool, S. H., Soroya, S., & Warraich, N. Pakistani prison libraries: An assessment of services and challenges. Global Knowledge, Memory and Communication, (2019)
Batool, S. H., & Webber, S. A contextual framework for primary education: Fostering information literacy in Pakistan. Global Knowledge, Memory and Communication. (2019)
Tabassum, F., Batool, S. H., Ameen, K., & Hassan, M. Status of school libraries and developmental issues in Pakistan. Global Knowledge, Memory and Communication (2019).
Ashiq, M., Ur Rehman, S. & Batool, S. Academic Library Leaders’ challenges, difficulties and skills: An analysis of common experiences. Libri (2018).
Ameen, K., Batool, S. H., & Naveed, A. Difficulties novice LIS researchers face while formulating a research topic. Information Development. (2018)
Batool, S. H., & Webber, S. Conceptions of school libraries and the role of school librarians: Findings from case studies of primary schools in Lahore. Information Research, (2017) : Available at http://www.informationr.net/ir/22-1/colis/colis1606.html
Batool, S.H. & Anwar, M.A. Participative management practices in the university libraries of Punjab (Pakistan). Perceptions of senior librarians. Pakistan Journal of Information Management & Libraries, (2016).
Moeen, Hyder, Batool, S.H. Job Satisfaction Among Public and Private University/Degree Awarding Institution Librarians of Lahore: A Comparative Study. Pakistan Journal of Library & Information Science, 14 (2013)
Batool, S. H., & Asghar, A. Mobile phone text messaging use among university librarians of Lahore. International information and library review, (2013)
Batool, S.H., & Mahmood, K. Teachers’ conceptions about information literacy skills of school children. Pakistan Journal of Library & Information Science, 13 (2012)
Batool, S. H., & Mahmood, K. Entertainment, communication or academic use? A survey of Internet cafe users in Lahore, Pakistan. Information Development, (2010)
Batool, S.H., & Ameen, K. Status of technological competencies: A case study of university librarians. Library Philosophy and Practice (LPP), vol. 2010.1-9.
- ASIS&T SIG-III International Paper Contest-2022 Winner (First Place)
- Chair-Elect South Asia Chapter, ASIS&T 2022
- Chapter Innovation of the Year Award ASIS&T 2021
- ASIS&T South Asia Chapter Logo Competition Winner: Designed South Asia Chapter & Newsletter Logo
- ASIS&T SIG-III International Paper Contest-2015-16 Winner (Third Place)