Abid Hussain

Institute of Strategic Studies Islamabad (ISSI)

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Institute of Strategic Studies Islamabad (ISSI)


Abid Hussain is working as Library Officer at Institute of Strategic Studies Islamabad (ISSI). His research interests include library management and leadership, Digital Library services, Web-based Technology, information literacy, Bibliometric, information services, and digital librarianship. He also served as Digital Library in charge at National Defence University Islamabad from April 2009 to April 2017 and Assistant Librarian at Air University Islamabad from May 2005 to September 2007. He has published 10 articles in reputed journals whereas, three of his articles are in pipeline. He has published more than 40 Articles in various English Newspapers such as The Express Tribune, Dawn, Daily Times and Pakistan Observer, etc. He is writing regularly for Pakistan Observer since 2017.

In this role, he designed, implemented, coordinated, and assessed the library instruction program; he also trained fellow librarians in instructional theory and methods. He earned his Master in Library and Information Sciences in 2006 from University of Peshawar, Pakistan, and also holds an Master Degree in Political Science in 2011 from the University of Peshawar and B.Ed in 2016 from National Textile Institute (NTI) a study campus of Sarhad University of Science and Technology Peshawar.

During his career, He completed many projects by digitizing various libraries in Pakistan such as :

  • National Defence University Library Islamabad

  • Command and staff college library Quetta

  • Army Burn Hall College Library Abbottabad

  • Islamabad Policy Research Institute Library Islamabad

  • Institute of Strategic Studies, Islamabad Library

  • Islamabad Business School DHA Library , Islamabad

  • Library at Raees-Ul- Ahrar College of Commerce Rawalpindi

  • Library at National Textile Institute Islamabad etc.

He is also member of various associations in Pakistan and abroad

  • Member of the American Library Association since November 2018

  • Member of the American College Research Library since November 2018

  • Public Library Association (PLA) since November 2018

  • Reference and User Services Association (RUSA) since November 2018

  • United for Librarians (United States) since November 2018

  • Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA) since November 2018

  • Library Information Technology Association (LITA) since November 2018

  • Regular member of International Association of School Librarianship (IASL) since 2016.

  • Ex-President of UPLISAA (University of Peshawar Library & Information Science Alumni Association Federal Branch, Islamabad (

  • Regular Member of PLA (Pakistan Library Association )

  • Regular Member of PakLAG (Pakistan Library Automation Group)

  • Regular Member of PLWO (Pakistan Librarians Welfare Organization

Prior to a career in librarianship, Abid Hussain taught in Private schools and colleges.