(BE, MBA, PhD) University of Toronto
Dr. Asim Qayyum is a senior lecturer at the School of Information Studies, and is currently also the deputy Presiding Officer of the university’s Human Research Ethics Committee. He has extensive teaching experience in face-to-face and distance learning environments, and currently coordinates the Knowledge Management specialisation in the school. Along with his teaching duties, Asim continues to work on individual and collaborative research projects in a variety of contexts where his research is currently focused on two topics; the role of wisdom in knowledge creation works, and community engagement practices of public libraries. Asim’s research is published internationally through research projects funded by national and institutional grants, and he has earned several research awards along the way.
Asim holds a PhD from the University of Toronto, specialising in the areas of Information and Knowledge Management, while working in the university library and teaching part-time. Asim's next work assignment was at the School of Information Sciences at the University of Puerto Rico for a few years, before moving to Charles Sturt University in late 2008. Asim also holds an undergraduate degree in Electrical Engineering and an MBA specialising in Management Information Systems. He started his career as an engineer and then worked as a business analyst for many years before moving into the field of Information Studies as a practitioner, and then as an academic.
My research primarily focuses on the information and knowledge needs and uses of individuals, groups, and diverse communities when they interact within or externally using a mix of traditional and modern everyday communication mechanisms. I am currently engaged in two projects:
Project 1) Investigating the learning and decision making of information professionals for knowledge needs leading to wise outcomes for the community.
Project 2) Evaluating public library community engagement and impact