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 Professor Dr. Abdallah H. Metwally

 - Naseej Academy Supervisor
- Full professor at Department of Libraries, Documents and Information Technology, Cairo University, Egypt.
- Knowledge solutions consultant at Naseej.


  • ​Visiting scholar at University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA.
  • Responsible for the editorial desk for various well-known library and information journals.
  • Supervised many thesis students in Arab and foreign universities. Has wide experience in leading and executing various projects and workshops in the library and information science field, and in strategic planning and knowledge management sectors in GCC countries. These projects and workshops have been implemented in universities, the private sector, ministries and other government organizations.
  • Interested in R&D in many areas, such as: information systems, collection development in academic libraries, digital libraries, and measuring and evaluating users’ needs



  • Ph.D., Library and Information Science, with first-class honors, Cairo University, Egypt, 2002.
  • M.L.S., Library and Information Science, Cairo University, Egypt, 1997. Excellent.
  • B.A., Library and Information Science, Cairo University, Egypt, 1992. Excellent.


  • Egyptian Library Association (ELA).
  • Special Libraries Association – Arabian Gulf Chapter (SLA–AGC).
  • Arab Federation for Libraries and Information (AFLI).
  • Bibliotherapy Committee, Hospital Division of the American Library Association (ALA); National Association of Poetry Therapists.
  • Second Life Researchers' Listserv (Slrl).


  • Prof. Metwally has published books, articles and research papers on specific topics, including: teaching biotherapy in school of library and information science; applications of Virtual Reality Systems (VRS) and Second Life (SL) in libraries; strategic planning, accreditation and developing self-study reports (SSR) for academic and special libraries. Samples of his publications include:
  • Books:
  • Computers and its Applications, by Shahin, Sherif, Abdallah Hussien Metwally, Amal Wagih Hamdy. Cairo: S. Shahin, 2007 (209 pp.).
  • Principles of Bibliotherapy with an Applied Study on Schizophrenic Patients, by Abdallah Hussien Metwally; with an introduction by Yehya el-Rakhawy. Cairo: El-Dar El-Masreya Al-lobnaneia, 2004 (275 pp.).
  • A Bibliographical Guide to Thesis Approved by the Faculty of Arts, Cairo University: From 1914 to May 1996, by Hashem F. Sayyes, Nasser M. Abdul-Rahman, Mohamed S. Ghonaim and Abd Allah H. Metwally; supervised by Hishmat Kasem. Cairo: Academic Publishing Unit, Faculty of Arts, Cairo University, 1996 (2 Vols).
  • Articles:
  • ​“Reading within the content of national plans and strategies of technology, information and knowledge in Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.” Naseej blog. (16 April 2014).
  • “The Floating Library ‘Doulos’ as a model for mobile libraries: An evaluating vision and a suggestion to adopt it in the Arab world.” In: Ialam (scientific and refereed journal published by the Arab Federation for Library and Information (AFLI)), No. 8 (December 2011), pp. 73–109.
  • “Second Life and its applications in eLearning in library and information science: Monitoring and evaluation of school of library and information science, San Jose State University.” In: New Trends Library Trends, Vol. 31, No. 1 (January 2009), pp. 125–152.
  • “Bibliotherapy: To teach or not to teach in schools of library and information science: an exploratory study in the United States of America” (May 2008).
  • “With Virtual Reality System (VRS) attacking is not the best way to defense.” In: Al-Ahram (newspaper) (3 May 1996), p. 9.
  • “The recent trends in information technology.” In: Al-Ahram (newspaper) (5 August 1995), p. 10.
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