Charles Sturt University
Charles Sturt University

Dr Waseem Afzal

Dr Waseem Afzal

PhD

I am a lecturer at the School of Information Studies. I did my PhD in Library and Information Management and MBA from Emporia State University-U.S.A. I do teach at the undergraduate, graduate, and postgraduate level. I do research in the area of Human Information Behavior.

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I do research in the following areas:

  • 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. o-fareast-fo>��#�
  • 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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