Four Library Professionals awarded ITEC scholarship in India

TLT, 22 August 2019


Ms. Tasnim Fatema, DGM, Bangladesh Bank Library, Mr. Rafiqur Rahman, Assistant Librarian, Rajshahi University Library,. Mr. Nonigopal Roy, Assistant Librarian, Rajshahi University Library and one of the contributory editor of The Librarian Times(TLT) and Mr. Maruf Hossen, Librarian, Bangladesh Atomic Energy Commission have been awarded ITEC Scholarship to attend 2 week long Certificate Course on Total Solution for Integrated Library System & Institutional Repository at National Institute of Technical Teachers Training and Research (NITTTR) Chennai, India during 19-30 August 2019.Four Bangladeshi professionals awarding ITEC scholarship in a calendar year is another milestone in our library profession.

On behalf of TLT Congratulations to all of them

Dr. Md. Azizul Hakim Memorial Gold Medal launched at Dept. of ISLM, University of Dhaka

TLT, 22 August, 2019

Another Gold Medal named “Dr. Md. Azizul Hakim Memorial Gold Medal” has been established in the Department. Ms Asuma Begum, wife of Late Dr. Md. Azizul Hakim founded the Dr. Md. Azizul Hakim Memorial Gold Medal Trust Fund. On the occasion, Cheque handover ceremony was held on July 31, 2019 at 10:00 am at the Office of the Honorable Vice Chancellor, University of Dhaka. A cheque worth BDT. 10 Lac was handed over to Professor Dr. Md. Kamal Uddin, Treasurer, University of Dhaka with the presence of Honorable Vice Chancellor, Professor Dr. Md. Akhtaruzzaman. Professor Dr. Abu Md. Delwar Hosain, Dean, Faculty of Arts, Md. Enamuzzaman, Registrar (Acting), Professor Dr. Kazi Mostak Gausul Hoq, Chairman of the Department and family members of Dr. Md. Azizul Hakim were present in the ceremony. Faculty Members of the Department were also present in the program.

This gold medal will be awarded to the highest CGPA achiever in B.A. (Hons.) final examination of the Department from 2019-2020 academic year.

Dr. Azizul Hakim was born on 4 January, 1949 in Alamdanga Thana under Chuadanga district. He has completed Post-Graduate Diploma and Master from the Department of Library Science. Later, achieved degree of Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) from the Department of Library and Information Science in 1996. His research topic was “History, Problems and Prospects of Public Libraries in Bangladesh”. Dr. Azizul Hakim died on October 4, 2012 in Khulna.

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Prof. Dr. Md. Shariful Islam attended in International Conference in India as valedictory speaker

TLT, 22 August 2019

Prof. Dr. Md. Shariful Islam, Department of Information Science and Library Management, University of Rajshahi, attended  International conference on reshaping librarianship: Innovations and Transformation organised by Arignar Anna Central Library, Bharathiar University, Coimbatore, Tamilnadu, India on 16-17 August 2019 as valedictory speaker. Conference webpage:

Mr. Mamun Biswas, Deputy Librarian,  Patuakhali Science and Technology University was also attended in the mentioned International conference

On behalf of TLT Congratulations to Prof. Dr. Md. Shariful Islam and Mr. Mamun Biswas

Year plan of National Book Centre held

TLT, 11 August, 2019

National Book Centre, Ministry of Cultural Affairs organized a year plan event at Tofazzal Hossain Manik Miah Auditorium on 31 July 2019. Chief Guest of the Event was Dr. Abu Hena Mostafa Kamal, NDC, Secretary, Ministry of Cultural Affairs. Especial guests of the event Mr. Farid Ahmed, President, Bangladesh Gyan O Sriginsil  Prokashok Samity  and Mr. Shyamol Pal, Vice President, Bangladesh Pustok Prokashok o Bikrata Samity. Inaugural speech was given by Ms. Suhita Sultana, Deputy Director, National Book Centre. Mr. Minar Monsur, Director, National Book Centre conducted the session

The 28th ICDE World Conference on Online Learning – 3-7 November 2019

The 28th ICDE World Conference on Online Learning taking place in Dublin is one of the largest and most prestigious international conferences in the area. The conference theme of “Transforming Lives and Societies” anchors the growth of new models of open, online and digital learning in a number of big questions and the wider context of the Sustainable Development Goals. It aims to explore many of the contemporary problems and opportunities facing today’s educators in the globally connected digital-era. The organising team in the National Institute for Digital Learning (NIDL) at Dublin City University (DCU) promise a truly unique Irish experience along with an exciting and engaging conference programme. There will also be plenty of opportunities for delegates to mix socially and enjoy the sights and delights of Dublin.

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Call for Proposals to Host the Open Education Global 2020 Conference is Open!

The Open Education Global Conference is the annual opportunity for researchers, practitioners, policy makers and educators to deeply explore open education and its impact on global education. Conference participants engage with thought leaders in open education and have the opportunity to share ideas, practices and discuss issues important to the future of education worldwide. The Open Education Global Conference is the largest global conference devoted to open education, attracting hundreds of participants from more than 45 countries around the world. The conference rotates to a different location each year. Hosting the Open Education Global Conference is a great way to raise awareness of open education and encourage its adoption and use in your country.

Please complete the Location Proposal and Projected Budget forms below and email them to  by 30th August 2019.

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Training on Library based voluntarism held in Dhaka

TLT, Dhaka, 1 August 2019

Libraries Unlimited Project of British Council and Ministry of Cultural Affairs organised training on library-based voluntarism recently in Dhaka. The central concept is the power of community engagement for social development. Libraries Unlimited Programme is inspiring young people to make their own Social Action Projects for the development of public libraries in Bangladesh. It was an engaging conversation, indeed.

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