Md. Anwarul Islam and Shohana Akter are announced as the 3rd Prize winners!

TLT Desk

8 June 2019

The 2019 International Paper Contest (IPC) committee, with jury members in China, India, Pakistan, South Africa, Sri Lanka, Taiwan, Turkey, and Zimbabwe announced the contest winners name!

 
The paper titled “Perceived Value of Social Media in Students’ Participation in Social Movement: A Developing Country Perspective” by Md. Anwarul Islam and Shohana Akter, University of Dhaka, Bangladesh has been selected for the 3rd place in this competition.
Shohana Bhuiyan Shathi was a master’s thesis student of Md. Anwarul Islam in 2018. Anwar supervised her to conduct the study on “Perceived Value of Social Media in Students’ Participation in Social Movements: A Developing Country Perspective.”

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2nd LIS Academy Conference on Innovations In Libraries: Three LIS Academic/Professionals are representing Bangladesh

TLT Report

6 June 2019

LIS Academy in collaboration with Department of Public Libraries and Visvesvaraya Technological University (VTU), Belagavi is hosting its 2nd National Conference on “Innovations in Libraries” at VTU Belagavi on 6-9 June 2019 to create a platform to discuss and deliberate the best innovations in Libraries.

Three Bangladeshi LIS Academic/Professionals are representing Bangladesh at this conference.

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Library Orientation Program for Summer-2019 held at NSU Library

Tanveer Ahsan, Dhaka, 02 May 2019

The orientation program aimed to focus on the library facilities and to provide valuable information on how to use the library resources and services such as membership, book & e-resources search, Current Awareness Service (CAS), remote access, research help, etc. effectively. The sessions were conducted by professional library personnel of NSU following a library tour program held in the various sections.

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LIS Promotion News! Mr Mohammad Faroque Hossain has been promoted to Deputy Librarian

Mr Mohammad Faroque Hossain

Mr Mohammad Faroque Hossain has been promoted to Deputy Librarian at Jagannath University, Dhaka. Before this, he continued as an Assistant Librarian of the same University.

Earlier, Mr Faroque worked at Bangladesh Institute of Nuclear Agriculture (BINA).

He completed his honours and masters in Information Science and library management from Dhaka University.

Doa and Iftar Mahfil Held at Department of Public Libraries

Ahasan, Dhaka, 2 June 2019

Photo: Collected from Facebook

Department of Public Libraries under the ministry of Cultural Affairs organised a Doa and Iftar Mahfil on 26 May 2019 at Seminar Room, Department of Public Libraries, Shahbag, Dhaka.

The Chief Guest of the event was Dr Abu Hena Mostafa Kamal, NDC, Secretary(In Charge), Ministry of Cultural Affairs. Mr Md. Abdul Mannan Ilias, Director General, Department of Public Libraries conducted the event. Ms Kristy Crawford, Project Director, Libraries Unlimited and a good number of professionals were present of that event.

Birth anniversary of national poet celebrated across the country

Ahasan, Dhaka, 2 June 2019

Photo: Dhaka Tribune

The 120th birth anniversary of the national poet, Kazi Nazrul Islam, was celebrated in the country on Saturday. The government, different libraries including National Book Centre, department of public libraries and different socio-cultural, and political organisations, arranged elaborate programs to observe the day. This year’s theme of the birth anniversary is “Bangabandhu’s Bangladesh in Nazrul’s Conscience.”

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Seminar on ‘Our Expectation to National Book Centre’ held at CIRDAP International Convention Centre

Rajesh, Noakhali, 2 June 2019

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A seminar titled ‘Our Expectation to National Book Centre’ was held at CIRDAP International Convention Centre on May 30, 2019. The seminar was organised by the National Book Centre and presided by Dr Abu Hena Mostafa Kamal, Secretary in charge, Ministry of Culture Affairs, Bangladesh. Dr Kamal Abdul Naser Chowdhury, Chief Co-ordinator, National Implementation Committee of Bangabandhu’s birth centenary was present as the special guest, while Minar Mansur, Director, National Book Centre presented a welcome speech on the event.

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Ministry of Cultural Affairs, Bangladesh organises Iftar and Doa Mahfil

Rajesh, Noakhali, 2 June 2019

Photo: collected from Facebook page

The Ministry of Cultural Affairs, Bangladesh organised an Iftar and Doa Mahfil at Shawkat Osman Hall, Central Public Library, Shahbag, Dhaka on 27 May 2019.

State Minister for the Cultural Affairs K M Khalid was present as the Chief Guest while the program was presided by Acting Secretary of Cultural Ministry Dr Md Abu Hena Mostafa Kamal. A good number of dignitaries, including Mr Ashish Kumar Sarkar, Ex-Director General (Additional Secretary), Department of Public Libraries, Ministry of Cultural Affairs, Muntasir Mamoon, writer-historian and professor and many others were present at the event.

Prize giving ceremony held at Sherpur District Government Public Library

Rajesh, Noakhali, 2 June 2019

Photo: collected from the Facebook page of Sherpur District Government Public Library

District government public library Sherpur organised a book reading competition and prize-giving ceremony on 28 May 2019. The event was organised under the project ‘Online Library management and Development’ directed by Department of Public Libraries. Mr Md. Firoz Al Mamun, UNO, Sherpur Sadar attended the program as the chief guest while  Mr Abdul Kadir, Assistant Professor (Bangla), Sherpur Govt. College and Md. Salahuddin, Upazilla Academic Supervisor, Sherpur Sadar were attended as special guests on that event.

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Book reading and prize giving ceremony held at Sonargaon, Narayanganj

Ahasan, Dhaka, 2 June 2019

Department of Public Libraries has initiated several projects including Public Library management and development through online. Under the mentioned project, readers are connected up to the Upazila level. Recently, they have organised a book reading competition and prize distribution ceremony throughout the country.

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