About Me


Salman Haider is an award winning Cataloging & Metadata Librarian, Blogger and Online Social Media Expert. Coming from a Computer Science background Salman has functional expertise in Resource Description and Access (RDA), AACR2MARC-21, Library of Congress Classification (LCC), and Library of Congress Subject Headings (LCSH). He has created RDA BlogLibrarianship Studies & Information Technology BlogRDA Bibliography, and RDA Special Topics & Materials Blog to help himself in his professional responsibilities of cataloging of documents in various formats and keeping abreast with latest developments on Resource Description & Access (RDA), library cataloging, librarianship & information technology, and library & knowledge organization and management.

Salman Haider is a Graduate 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 Gold Medal P.N. Kaula - S. Bashiruddin Gold Medal for Library Classification. He also achieved the Under Graduate Merit Scholarship and the Post Graduate Merit Scholarship in B.Lib.&I.Sc. and M.Lib.&I.Sc. respectively for meritorious performance.

Few people dream about 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 on very responsible positions. Prior to his present job, he worked at the Indian School of Business Library, National Library of India, and Central Reference Library.

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Job Description
  • 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.
Citations, Reference & Acknowledgements 
Endorsements on Linkedin
  • Prema Desai, Cataloger - Trainer at Milner Library, Illinois State University, Illinois - 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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