Prof. Kanwal is an internationally renowned academician and research scholar in the field of information and library management. She has been serving in the University of the Punjab since 1985, and chairing the Dept of Information Management since 2009. She has authored about 140 publications as research papers, book chapters and conference proceedings.

She always finds pleasure in helping the deprived ones. Despite her very busy professional life, she has eagerly extended her services to help the AZ Foundation.