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educator , Information scientist , consultant

Bahaa El-Hadidy, Egyptian information scientist, educator, consultant. Recipient Oustanding Service Information Science Profession, Information Science and Technology Council, 1984; grantee, National Science Foundation, 1979-1982, United Nations Industrial Development Organization, 1989.


El-Hadidy, Bahaa was born on June 21, 1931 in Cairo, Egypt. Arrived in the United States, 1961. Son of Sadek Ayoub El-Hadidy and Tafida Mostafa Fahmy.


Bachelor of Science, Cairo University, 1954. Master of Library Science, Rutgers University, New Brunswick, New Jersey, 1963. Doctor of Philosophy, University Pittsburgh, 1974.


Science information officer National Research Center, Cairo, 1955—1961. Information analyst and chemical information specialist University Pittsburgh, 1967—1972, library, 1972—1974. Assistant professor Catholic University American, Washington, 1974—1984.

Assistant senior executive and vice president Islamic International Bank, Cairo, 1984—1987. Associate professor University South Florida, Tampa, 1987—1996. International consultant, since 1996.

Consultant National Science Foundation, Washington, 1975, The Franklin Institute, Philadelphia, 1977—1978, African Regional Center Technology, Dakar, Senegal, 1983—1984, United Nations Industrial Development Organization, Vienna, 1989—1995, Institute Applied Science & Technology, Guyana, 1989, Academy of Sciences Ministry of Science Research, Manila, 1990, Academy of Sciences Research & Technology, Cairo, 1994—1998. Senior consultant Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, 1979—1984. Principal project investigator and consultant National Aeronautics and Space Administration Science Information Facility, Baltimore, 1984.

Visiting professor Cairo University, 1985—1987. Chairman training Professional Management Services Center, Kuwait, 1987.


  • Achievements include development of economical system for searching large database in the 1970s. Development of multifaceted approach for training information specialists from developing countries in the United States. Development of information support systems for industrial projects in developing countries.

    Research in bibliographic control among geoscience abstracting and indexing services. Design of information support systems for industrial projects in developing countries.


  • Other Work

    • Author: Approaches to the Economical Retrospective Machine-Searching of the Chemical Literature, in Computer-Based Chemical Information, 1973. Editor: Infrastructure of an Information Society, 1982. Contributor chapters to books, articles and technical reports to professional journals and organizations.


Republican friends group Bibliotheca Alexandrina, Egypt. Board member United States National Committee United Nations Educational General Information Program, Washington, 1981—1984. Chairman United States interim committee International Federation Documentation, 1982—1984.

Board member Sertoma Club at University South Florida, Tampa, 1997—1999. Vice president north Tampa auxiliary The Children's Home of Tampa, 2000—2003. Chairman board American Society Information Science/SIG International Information Issues, Washington, 2001—2002.

Chairman international relations American Society Information Science, 1981—1983, chairman board (southern Florida chapter) Tampa, Florida, 1992—1993. Member of American Association of University Professors, American Library Association (life), Suncoast Information Specialists, Association Library and Information Science Education, Association Egyptian-American Scholars, Special Libraries Association, Association Computing Machinery, American Society Information Science and Technology (certificates appreciation and recognition outstanding services 1984—2004, SIG member of year award 2000), Tampa Palms Golf & Country Club (board member 2001-2003), Beta Phi Mu (recognition guidance, teaching, and advising 1996).


  • Other Interests

    Classical music, travel, tennis.


Married Lily Ayad, March 27, 1965.

Sadek Ayoub El-Hadidy

Tafida Mostafa Fahmy

Lily Ayad