Saiyid Hamid Library

Dr. Akhtar Parvez (on deputation)

Designation: Librarian

Email Id

Phone :91-40-23120600 EXTN: 4160

Educational Qualifications: Ph.D. (University of Delhi)

PhD. from the University of Delhi, Dr. Akhtar Parvez is University Librarian at Maulana Azad National Urdu University (MANUU) and is Nodal Officer for all the departmental and 12 Satellite Campuses libraries of the University. Prior to joining MANUU in January 2017, he worked as Librarian at the prestigious Indian Institute of Management Indore. He was also the First Appellate Authority on RTI Matters at IIM Indore.


Dr. Parvez has about 33 years of professional experience of working in prestigious institutions, both in government and private sector. These institutions include:


  • National Council of Applied Economic Research (NCAER);

  • The American Center-USIS-New Delhi;


  • India International Centre;

  • ICRA; and,

  • IIM Indore


Dr. Parvez has authored/edited 13 books, contributed 20 papers in journals and books, and has been delivering lectures on various issues related to the field of library and information services. Dr. Parvez specialises in designing processes in various operational areas of library management and has successfully implemented them in his libraries leading to staff efficiency enhancement.


In addition to serving to important academic committees in various capacities, he is the Managing Editor of Journal of Library Management and is on the editorial board of the International e-Journal of Library Science and International Research, Journal of Library and Information Science, published by King Saud University, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. Dr. Parvez is Member, Board of Studies, Department of Library & Information Science, Osmani University since June 2021 onward.


He won the Best Paper Award during the International Conference on Innovations in Engineering & Management held at Waljat College of Applied Sciences, Muscat, Oman in February 2016.

Dr. Parvez was recognised as the Outstanding Management Librarian by Association of Indian Management Scholars and Institute of Rural Management Anand (IRMA); Promising Professional Award by SRFLIS; Best Young Librarian Award from Indore Division Library Association; Vishwa Laxmi Best Management Librarian Award, and few other prestigious awards in the field of Library & Information Services.

Dr. Parvez is the founder Secretary of Management Libraries Network (MANLIBNET) and has been contributing to MANLIBNET activities since 1998-99. He was Treasurer of the Indian Library Association for the terms – 2002 to 2004 & 2004 to 2007.

To give back to the LIS community, in May 2021, Dr. Parvez played a significant role in forming Help-LIS Mission to assist those LIS professionals and their families who have been severely affected by COVID-19.


Books Authored/Edited

  1. Parvez, A. (Managing Editor). Empowering Libraries, Connecting Communities: Innovation, Collaboration and Entrepreneurship. New Delhi: Globe Publications, 2023. ISBN: 978-81-953057-2-8.


  1. Rautaray,B., Parvez,A., Swain,D. K.and  Swain, C. Libraries of the Future: Emerging Trends. New Delhi: Overseas Press, 2022.ISBN: 9789392711060.
  2. Elavazhagan, K., Parvez, A., Ashraf, T. Emerging Trends in Librarianship: Role of Libraries in Learning Environment. Tiruchirappalli: Indian Institute of Management Tiruchirappalli, 2018. ISBN: 978-81-929999-0-6.
  3. Bhattacharyya, S. and Patnaik, R. Changing the Scope of Library Instruction in the Digital Age (edited by S.B. Ghosh, S. Majumdar and Akhtar Parvez). Hershey (USA): IGI Global, 2018. ISBN: 978-15-22528-0-29.
  4. Parvez, A. Information Seeking Behaviour: An Insight into Indian Financial Industry. New Delhi: BK Books International, 2017. ISBN: 978-81-932517-4-4.
  5. Parvez, A. Kumar, S. Ashraf, T. Dhaka, S.S. and Garg, S. Eds., Digital Governance: Innovation, Information and Libraries. New Delhi: Asian Library Association, 2016. ISBN: 978-93-5258-425-3.
  6. Manjunatha, K, Parvez, A. Pai, Rekha D. and Ashraf, T. Eds., Managing Library and Information Systems in the Digital World: Challenges and Opportunities. New Delhi: MANLIBNET and Bookwell, 2015. ISBN: 978-93-80574-81-3.
  7. Ganapathi B., Kumbar, T.S., Yagnik, Shailesh and Parvez, A. Eds., Entrepreneurial Approaches to Librarianship. New Delhi: Bookwell, 2013. ISBN: 978-93-80574-56-1.
  8. Parvez, A., Kesavan, R.Venkata and Sharma, Jitender Ed., Creating Wisdom and Knowledge Through Shared Learning. New Delhi: MANLIBNET and Bookwell, 2013. ISBN 978-93-80574-40-0.
  9. Ashraf, T., Parvez, A. and Sharma, J. Ed., Repositioning Libraries for Users Empowerment: Policy, Planning and Technology. New Delhi: Bookwell, 2012. ISBN: 978-93-80574-29-5.
  10. Faruqi, KK, Singh, S.P., Mullick, NH, Ashraf, Tariq and Parvez, A. Ed., Managing Libraries in New Information Environment: New Delhi: Book Age Publications, 2011. ISBN: 81 89855190.
  11. Suresh, L, Rao, Laxman, Singh, SN, Goswami, PR, Bhatt, RK and Parvez, A. Ed., Knowledge Dissemination Through Libraries and Information Centres. New Delhi: KBD Publications, 2010. ISBN: 978 81 907999-5-9.
  12. Parvez, A. Shokeen A. and Singh, D.V. Ed. Electronic Information Environment and Library Services: a Contemporary Paradigm. New Delhi: Indian Library Association, 2003. ISBN: 81-85216-37-1.

Book Chapters

  1. Parvez, A. “Ethics in Academic Writing: Avoiding Academic Misconduct” In Changing Landscapes in Library and Information Services edited by Prabahat Kumar Pandey, S.P.S. Kushwaha, S.K. Pathak and P.K. Tripathy. New Delhi:             Rajat Publications, 2017. ISBN: 978-81-7880-747-8.
  2. Parvez, A. "A Study of Information Needs of Managers Working in Indian Financial Industry." In Leadership and Professionalism for New Age Librarianship, edited by P K Jain, 90-96. New Delhi: Bookwell, 2012. ISBN: 978-93-80574-34-9.
  3. Chaudhary, P.K. and Parvez A. "Basics of Digital Conversion of Documents." In Knowledge Dissemination Through Libraries and Information Centres, by Lata Suresh, 162-181. Jaipur: KBD Publishers, 2010. ISBN: 8190799-9-59.
  4. Parvez, A. and Rathod M. "Librarian Development Programme (LibDP) : An Initiative by Management Libraries Network (MANLIBNET)." In Academic Libraries. New Delhi: University of Delhi, 2009. p346-349. ISBN 81-8324-340-1 Part 1, 81-8324-341-X   Part 2.
  5. Ashraf, T. and Parvez A. "Survival and Sustainability: Some Techno-Economic Considerations for Creating Digital Objects." Proceedings of the ICDL International Conference on Digital Libraries. New Delhi: TERI, 2006. p876-882. ISBN: 81-7993-101-3.
  6. Parvez, A. and Ashraf T. "Preservation Methods of Electronic Information." In Managing Information, Knowledge and Power in the Cyber Age, by R K Sharma, 175-186. New Delhi: Bookwell, 2004. ISBN 81-85040-66-4.
  7. Ashraf, T. and Parvez, A. "Digital Information Management: the Preservation Issues and Strategies”. In Electronic Information Environment and Library Services: a Contemporary Paradigm. Bangalore: Indian Library Association, 2003. p322-331. ISBN: 81-85216-37-1.

Articles in Journals

  1. Parvez, A., & Yusuf, M. (2023). Stock Verification of Library Books: A Model Approach for Indian Libraries. Library Heralad (forthcoming).
  2. Singh, T. and Parvez, A. (2019). Research Output and Citation Analysis of Indian Institutes of Management: A Study. Gyankosh, Jan-June , 10(1), 1–11.
  3. Parvez, A., &Jatwa, S. (2017). Are Public Authorities Disseminating Information under the Right to Information Act: A Study of Indian Institutes of Management. Vidhigya, 12(1), 5–17.
  4. Parvez, A. (2017). Acquisition of e-Resources: Issues , Challenges and Solutions. Library Herald, 55(2), 180–189.
  5. Parvez, A. (2017). Are Corporate Managers Satisfied with the Existing Information Sources. Gyankosh, 8(1), 1–11.
  6. Parvez, A. (2016). Records Standardization, Retention Schedule and Weeding Out of Documents. Library Herald, 55(1), 15–24.
  7. Parvez, A. (2016). Why Managers Delegate the Task of Information Collection: A Study. Gyankosh, 7(2), 1–11.
  8. Parvez, A. (2012). Information Needs of Managers in Indian Financial Institutions. Annals of Library and Information Studies, 59(March), 64–73.
  9. Parvez, A. (2011). Information Seeking Behaviour of Corporate Managers Working in Financial Institutions in India, Gyankosh, 2(2), 46–60.

Edited Journals/Newsletter/Editorial Boards

  1. Managing Editor, Journal of Library Management, published by Management Libraries Network (2011 onward)
  2. Editor, IIM Indore Quarterly Newsletter (2013-2016)
  3. Member, Editorial Board, International e-Journal of Library Science published by Guru Nanak Institute of Management Studies, Mumbai. ISSN: 2319992X.(2015 onward )
  4. Member, Editorial Board, International Research: Journal of Library and Information Science. The journal is being published by King Saud University, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. ISSN: 2249-0213 (2013 onward).

Book Reviews

  1. Akhtar Parvez. ‘Impressive Dictionary of Acronyms’, review of the Business Acronyms/V K Rangra, University News, Vol. 38, No. 5, January 31, 2000.
  2. Akhtar Parvez. ‘An Integrated Approach to Marketing Services: a Book of Readings on Marketing of Library and Information Services’ review of An Integrated Approach to Marketing Services /Dinesh Gupta and Ashok Jambhekar, ILA Bulletin, Vol. XXXIX, No. 2, April-June 2003.


  1. Received First Prize in the Best Paper category during the International Conference on Innovations in Engineering & Management (under Library Science Theme) for the paper, Redefining Policy for Acquisition of e-Resources in Libraries held at Waljat College of Applied Sciences, Muscat, Oman on February 24-25, 2016.
  2. 3B-MANLIBNET International Travel Grant was provided to Dr. Akhtar Parvez by Management Libraries Network to attend the International Conference on Innovations in Engineering & Management held at Waljat College of Applied Sciences, Muscat, Oman during February 24-25, 2016.
  3. Received ‘SALIS-Dr. Harish Chandra-Sushila Chandra National Best Librarian Award' for the year 2020. The Award was presented to the SALIS 2022: National Conference on 'Transformation of Learning Resource Centres in the Digital Era on October 15, 2022 at the KSR College of Technology, Tiruchengodu, Erode, Tamil Nadu.
  4. AIMS International-IRMA Outstanding Management Librarian Award by Association of Indian Management Scholars. The award was presented on 26 December 2016 as part of the 14th AIMS International Conference on Management at the campus of MICA Ahmedabad.  
  5. Received SRFLISIndia Library Leaders: Promising Professional Award 2013 during the International Conference: TecniaSRFLISindiaSummit-2014 held at Technia Institute of Management Studies, Delhi on April 11, 2014.
  6. Received ILA-Promoter Award 2002 during 48th All India Library Conference held at National Institute of Mental Health and Neuro Sciences (NIMHANS) during January 2003.
  7. Received the Best Young Librarian Award 2015from Indore Division Library Association (IDLA). IDLA has been presenting this award (for the past 10 years) to librarians who demonstrate outstanding services to their respective institutions and the profession in general. The award was presented to him by the President, Indore Division Library Association and the Chairman, Holy Maa Maya Foundation on September 27, 2015 at Indore.
  8. Received Distinguished Member Award from the Asian Library Association, New Delhi for possessing extra-ordinary leadership ability and collaborating with national and international organisations for promoting the mission of librarianship. The award was presented during the International Conference on Digital Governance held at IIM Indore during April 14, 2016.
  9. Received VishwaLaxmi Best Management Librarian Award by INMANTEC Institutions. The award was presented on December 9, 2016 at INMANTEC, Ghaziabad.



Professional Positions Held


  1. Founder Secretary, Management Libraries Network;
  2. General Secretary, Management Libraries Network, 2008 onward;
  3. Treasurer, Indian Library Association – 2002-2004 & 2004-07;


Membership of Professional Organisation

Name of the Organization

Membership Type

Membership No

American Library Association



Asian Library Association



Association of Media Libraries and Archives






Indian Library Association



Indore Division Library Association


162 IDLA

Management Libraries Network



SLA (International)


Web Id-81804

Society for Information Science



Telangana Library Association