Asia Open Access Meeting is going to be held in Bangladesh on 6-7 March, 2019

Syeda Mukta Begum 8 February 2019

Asia Open Access (OA) is an extraordinary discussion facilitated by Confederation of Open Access Repositories (COAR) in which individuals from the Asian OA network can share data, meet one another and manufacture connections. It has a mailing list and arranges gatherings to encourage more prominent trade past national limits. It observes Asian social assorted variety and remarkable method for getting things done. The Asia (OA) meeting will give a chance to find out about worldwide patterns, share data crosswise over Asian nations, and help with neighbourhood procedures for expanding the selection of open access and open science in the nation as well as in Bangladesh.

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Library Orientation Program for Spring-2019 Held at NSU Library

Tanveer Ahsan, NSU 9 February 2019

The North South University Central Library recently organized a series of orientation programs for the new students on library facilities and services. Around 1300 students (about 74% of total students) of spring 2019 semester attended the program on January 21, 22 and 24, 2019 in different schedules of the respected days. Earlier Dr Md. Zahid Hossain Shoeb, University Librarian, addressed to the fresher’s in the central orientation program on January 19, 2019.

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The National Library Day 2019 observed at East West University Library

Apu, Dhaka, 10 February 2019

East West University Library observed the National Library Day on 05 February 2019 aiming at building an educated and enlightened nation and making the people more library-oriented. The theme of the National Library Day 2019 is “গ্রন্থাগারে বই পড়ি আলোকিত মানুষ গড়ি”.  On this day honourable President and Prime Minister Government of the People’s Republic of Bangladesh delivered a special message giving importance of libraries.

As a part of the celebration of national library day, EWU library was decorated with a colourful balloon, festoon, banners, posters etc to make the library users aware about the importance of the library in lifelong learning. » Read more

Library vs Internet!

To observe “National Library Day” as declared by the Government of the People’s Republic of Bangladesh, BALID in collaboration with Centre on Integrated Rural Development for Asia and Pacific (CIRDAP) is going to organize a Seminar on “Library vs Internet” on Saturday, 23 February 2019 at 2:30 pm at CIRDAP International Conference Centre (CICC) , Chameli House, 17 Topkhana Road, Dhaka.

Theme: Library vs Internet

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Library Automation for All: A Training on Library Automation Using SLiMS

A two days training program on “Library Automation Using SLiMS” is going to be started from 15 to 16 February 2019 at the Digital Access Centre, KUET Central Library, Khulna. SLiMS is an open source library automation software. Library Association of Bangladesh (LAB), Library Association of Khulna Division and KUET Central Library, Khulna will jointly organize the program. The purpose of the training is to enhance library automation skill of the library professionals and students of Khulna division.

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The Celebration of the National Library Day 2019: BALID initiatives

Bangladesh Association of Librarians, Information Scientists and Documentalists(BALID) has initiated a series of programs to celebrate the National Library Day 2019.

Programmes are:

5th February

◊ To participate rally, Discussion session and cultural event etc

Date and Time: 5th February 2019 at 8:30 am (Rally)

Date and Time: 5th February 2019 at 3:00 pm (Discussion session followed by Cultural Event)

Place: Department of Public Libraries, Shahbag, Dhaka

23 February 2019

◊ BALID and CIRDAP Joint venture Seminar at CIRDAP International Conference Centre

Time: 2:30 pm

Programme details will be announced soon.

Please keep an eye at BALID Website: www.balid.org

 

All BALID members are cordially invited to attend the above mentioned programmes to make the event successful.

 

Canadian High Commissioner Visits the Central Library of North South University

Tanveer Ahasan, NSU, 3 January 2019

Honourable High Commissioner of Canada in Bangladesh His Excellency Benoit Prefontaine with his wife visited North South University Central Library on January 19, 2019. The purpose of the visit was to see the NSU Library entire facilities, resources, access to information, research support, library space and the effect of services.

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