Charles Sturt University
Charles Sturt University

Dr Waseem Afzal

Dr Waseem Afzal

PhD

Waseem Afzal is a lecturer in the School of Information Studies at Charles Sturt University. Waseem completed his Master of Business Administration (MBA) and PhD in Library and Information Management at Emporia State University, USA. Waseem teaches at undergraduate and postgraduate level and completes research in the area of Human Information Behavior.

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  • Human Information Behavior
  • Distributional Properties of Information               
  • Electronic Commerce
  • Economics of Information
  • Web Studies

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  • Human Information Behavior
  • Management of Information Organisations
  • Knowledge Management
  • Web Studies
  • Research Methods

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Con Nikakis, Education, CSU; Work in progress.

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  • Association for Information Science and Technology (ASIST)
  • Association for Library and Information Science Education (ALISE)
  • Australian Library and Information Association (ALIA)

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2016
  • Awarded funds—Faculty of Arts and Education Compacts Funding —for a project titled "Educating against Extremism" with Dr. Jake Wallis and Mr. Andrew Hagan
2015
  • Awarded funds for a project titled" Understanding and countering information strategies of extremists: What can the Australian Army learn from the distributional properties of information?"—Australian Army Research Scheme
2013
  • Technology and teaching practice research group small project funding. (2013). Awarded $4100.16 for a project titled "Evaluating the role of ICT in learning and teaching at CSU: A Review of the SES Categorized Items Bank" with A/Prof Som Naidu-Swinburne University (Competitive Grant Award).
2011
  • Research Priority Area Funding-School of Information Studies, Charles Sturt University (2011). Awarded funding for the project entitled "Data Management and Bibliometrics: Emerging research communities where academic librarians and researchers intersect."  With Dr. Mary Anne Kennan and Prof. Sheila Corrall
Awards
  • Special Study Program Award (2014)—Faculty of Education, Charles Sturt University, Australia.
  • Association for Information Science and Technology (ASIS&T) SIG-USE Elfreda A. Chatman Research Award (2013) for a project titled "Conceptualization, operationalization, and empirical validation of the concept of information need".

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  • Afzal,  W. (2017). Conceptualization and measurement of information needs: A review of research. Journal of the Australian Library & Information Association, Available at http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/pdf/10.1080/24750158.2017.1306165
  • O'Connor, S., Smith, I., & Afzal, W. (2017). Disruption be my Guide: A study into future directions for academic programs for information management. Library Hi Tech, 35(1), 1-15. 
  • Afzal, W., & Wallis, J. (2016). Informational properties of extremist content: An evidence-based approach. Australian Army Journal, XIII(2), 67-90. 
  • Afzal, W. (2016). A study of the informational properties of the ISIS's content. In Proceedings of 79thASIST Conference, Copenhagen, Denmark, 53(1), 1-10.
  • Afzal, W. (2015). Towards the general theory of information asymmetry. In M. Al-Suqri & S. Al-Aufi (Eds.), Information Seeking Behavior and Technology Adoption: Theories and Trends. IGI Global.
  • Kennan, M. A., Corrall, S., & Afzal, W. (2014). "Making space" in practice and education: Research support services in academic libraries. Library Management.
  • Afzal, W. (2013). Rethinking information privacy-security: Does it really matter? In Proceedings of 76th ASIST Conference, Montreal, Canada, 1-10.
  • Corrall, S., Kennan, M.A., & Afzal, W. (2013). Bibliometrics and research data management services: Emerging trends in library support for research. Library Trends, 61(3), 636-674.
  • Carroll, M., Kerr, P., Musa, A. I., & Afzal, W. (2013). Commonwealth of uncertainty: How British and American professional models of library practice have shaped LIS education in former British colonies and dominions. International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions, 39(2), 121-133.
  • Afzal, W. (2012). Management of information organizations. Chandos Publishing, Oxford: UK.

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