About Me


Salman Haider is an Award-Winning Visionary Librarian, Cataloger, Author, and Blogger with 13 years' work experience. He is a Cataloging and Metadata Librarian, Blogger, and Online Social Media Expert. He is a contributor to articles on Library and Information Science in Encyclop√¶dia Britannica and Wikipedia. Coming from a Computer Science background, Salman has functional expertise in Resource Description and Access (RDA), AACR2, MARC-21, Library of Congress Classification (LCC), and Library of Congress Subject Headings (LCSH), and other areas of Library and Information Science.

Salman Haider

Salman Haider is a passionate blogger and writer on Library and Information Science and a proficient cataloger in Resource Description and Access (RDA). He is the creator of eight websites and Blogs on Library and Information Science. He has created Librarianship Studies and Information Technology (reviewed in Technical Services Quarterly (Taylor and Francis), volume 33, issue number 2, 2016)RDA Blog (reviewed in Technical Services Quarterly, volume 31, issue number 3, 2014), RDA BibliographyRDA Cataloging: Special Topics and Materials BlogInformation Access Through The SubjectCataloging Metadata, and his personal blog Salman Haider  to help himself in his professional responsibilities of cataloging of documents in various formats and keeping abreast with latest developments on Resource Description and Access (RDA), library cataloging, librarianship and information technology, and library and knowledge organization and management. His blog articles are appreciated and referred by reputable corporate bodies such as University of Basel, Switzerland, University of Salamanca, Spain, Institut de l'information scientifique et technique (English: Institute of Scientific and Technical Information), French National Centre for Scientific Research, France, MERLOT - the Multimedia Educational Resource for Learning Online and Teaching, California, United States, Sage Library System, Oregon, United States, American Library Association, Agricultural Information Management Standards (AIMS), Food and Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) of the United Nations, Italy, Yale University Library, and Society of American Archivists.

Salman Haider has written two books and published four articles in addition to 500+ articles which he has written in his LIS blogs. His works are in the collection of prestigious universities and libraries such as Harvard University Library, University of Chicago Library, George Washington University, and University of California, San Francisco in the United States, British Library, London and National Library of Scotland in the United Kingdom, McGill University Library, Montreal, University of Ottawa, and University of Saskatchewan Library in Canada, State Library of New South Wales in Australia, and Tilburg University Library, Universiteit van Tilburg, Netherlands, and Biblioth√®que Cantonale et Universitaire, Switzerland.

Salman Haider

Salman Haider Graduated in Science (B.Sc.) with Computer Science, Mathematics, and Statistics from Lucknow University and completed his Master of Library and Information Science (MLIS) from Aligarh Muslim University with a First Class securing IInd Rank and the prestigious P.N. Kaula - S. Bashiruddin Gold Medal. He also achieved the Under Graduate Merit Scholarship and the Post Graduate Merit Scholarship in B.L.I.S. and M.L.I.S. respectively for meritorious academic performance.

Salman Haider

Few people dream of becoming librarians when they are little, and he was one of the ones who did. He has the experience of working in some of the biggest, finest, and modern libraries in very responsible positions. Prior to his present job as blogger and librarian, he worked at the Indian School of Business Library (Hyderabad), National Library of India (Kolkata), and Central Reference Library (Kolkata).

Salman Haider

As a person, Salman loves, lives, eat, drink, and sleep Library and Information Sciences. He has devoted his entire life to the field. He is working with a vision of creating a platform of knowledge which is like the Encyclopedia BritannicaThe Huffington Post, the Khan Academy, and more closely like the Encyclopedia of Library and Information Sciences; an authoritative source for consultation and reference for any library or information profession related issue and a treasure hub of knowledge on Library and Information Science, which is open and free for all the library professionals worldwide.





Job Description
  • Library and Information Science research and writing articles for Librarianship Studies & Information Technology blog and other partner blogs. Librarianship Studies & Information Technology is a blog on library and information science and information technology. 
  • Cataloging library materials in all formats and all subjects with RDA (Resource Description and Access) and MARC-21; previously with AACR2 and MARC-21. Creating bibliographic and authority records using Exlibris Voyager and OCLC Connexion software. 
  • Subject cataloging of titles in accordance with the Library of Congress Classification Scheme (LCC) and Library of Congress Subject Headings (LCSH). Assigning existing subject headings and classification numbers to new titles. Proposing new LCSH subject headings and LCC classification numbers to be added to official LCSH and LCC schedules.

Endorsements on LinkedIn
  • Prema Desai, Metadata Librarian for South Asian Materials, Stanford University Libraries, Stanford, California, United States, Former Cataloger - Trainer at Milner Library, Illinois State University, Illinois, United States, Former Librarian (Cataloging), Library of Congress -- Salman is an excellent co-worker and a meticulous descriptive and subject cataloger in the areas of Social sciences, Langauge and literature, History and civilization, Religion and philosophy. He has amazing computer skills and is always eager to know the latest in this field and its application to library science.
  • Dr. Saiful Amin, Visiting Scientist at Documentation Research and Training Centre, Indian Statistical Institute, Bangalore, India -- Salman was perhaps the most dedicated student demonstrated through his work at AMU. Salman is a perfectionist, knowledgeable, detail oriented and well organized. He's highly motivated, dedicated and a great team player. I strongly recommend for any research-oriented work needing high concentration. 
  • Shagufta Parveen, Librarian, India -- Salman was a very intelligent, keen and laborious at that time, and I am dead sure he is having all these qualities today also. He was the favorite student of many of the professors.

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