Zakir Hossain

Zakir Hossain

Zakir Hossain

Zakir Hossain, Teacher-Librarian, Researcher and an advocate of library based lifelong learning awarded his master’s degree in Information Science and Library Management from the University of Dhaka with first class-first position. His research interests lie in the field of Lifelong Learning and Learning Society, Social media for PD; Blended School librarianship, Academic Honesty, NGO and Non-profit organization’s involvement with libraries. Zakir is a Google certified Internet Search expert and has taken the term ‘life-long learner’ personally, constantly pursuing ways to enhance his own learning through Social Media, MOOCs and PLN.

His awards and grants include, inaugural Diljit Singh Leadership Development grant 2017 (IASL), Takeshi Murofushi Research Award 2016 (IASL), the prestigious Anthony Thompson Award-2013 (CILIP,UK) and IFLA World Library and Information Congress 2013 – grants for ASEAN delegates. Zakir is a Mentor for Information and Digital Literacy MOOC offered by the University of Sydney on Coursera, Academic Member of Athens Institute for Education and Research and IFLA/IASL Joint Committee member for school library section.

Currently, Zakir is working at King Faisal School, Riyadh as a MS/HS Teacher-Librarian. Prior to KFS, he worked at EUROPEAN Int’l School Ho Chi Minh City, as a Teacher-Librarian and Diploma Program Extended Essay Coordinator; Manager of Library and Information Center at the Southeast Asian Ministers of Education Organization (SEAMEO) Regional Training Center in Ho Chi Minh City, Singapore International School Vietnam, ULAB and SUB. Zakir is a progressive thinker and results-oriented person, who wants to effect change and development of education as a lifelong undertaking. Personally Zakir is a lover of Internet, travelling and biography books-a geek at heart! Anyone wants to contact with Zakir may reach him through his personal email amity.du@gmail.com and website.

A.K.M. Nurul Alam (Apu)

A.K.M. Murul Alam (Apu)

A.K.M. Murul Alam (Apu)

A.K.M. Nurul Alam familiar in his nick name Apu is a devoted library professionals in the country. He received his BA (Hons.) & MA in Information Science and Library Management from University of Dhaka, Bangladesh. Mr. Alam started his career at UN Information Centre as Library and IT Assistant and currently working at Bangladesh Bank Library as Deputy Director.

He is involved with various voluntary works. He took part in various Information Literacy Training Programme for secondary level students and involved in professional development and consultancy activities.

Being a library professional, Mr. Alam is actively working with web programming as well as graphics designing and video editing. He is the developer of BALID membership management system, Periodicals Circulation System at Bangladesh Bank Library as well as the website of BALID and CIS,B. Mr. Alam received extensive training on RFID based library system (implementation, use and troubleshooting) from 3M Singapore (held in Bangladesh and Singapore) with practical experience. He is the localization contributor (Bangla) of Senayan Library Management System (SLiMS) – a popular web based library management system having digital library support. He is also the Country Coordinator of SLiMS Bangladesh.

He is a member of different professional associations like Bangladesh Association of Librarians, Information Scientists and Documentalists (BALID) and Library Association of Bangladesh (LAB).

Mohammad Joynal Abdin

Mohammad Joynal Abdin

Mohammad Joynal Abdin

Mohammad Joynal Abdin, a Microsoft & RedHat Certified IT Professional (IDB-BISEW IT Scholar) currently works for Dept. of Information Science and Library Management, University of Dhaka as a Lab Instructor.  Besides that, he has been playing a vital role as a freelance library automation & digitisation expert in Bangladesh.

He is also working as a Project Consultant at VLIR-UOS Expert Contribution Project at the University of Antwerp, Belgium. Previously he has successfully completed ITP Lib@Web 2015 edition at the same university.

Md. Ahasan Habib

Md. Ahasan Habib

Md. Ahasan Habib

Mr. Md. Ahasan Habib is currently working as a Library Officer at Islamic University of Technology (IUT), a subsidiary organ of Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC). Before joining at IUT, he also served East West University (EWU) Library and State University of Bangladesh (SUB). Prior entrance to the Librarianship, Mr. Ahasan completd his Hons and Master degree from University of Dhaka in Information Science and Library Management. He also completed Master of Business Administration (MBA) from East West University. Mr. Ahasan writes professional column to Bangladeshi National dailies by highlighting library movement activities, recent trends and prospects of library etc. He is a life member of Bangladesh Association Librarians, Information Scientists and Documentalists(BALID), and Library Association of Bangladesh(LAB). He actively works the team member of several national events of the library movements.

Rajesh Kumar Das

Rajesh Kumar Das

Rajesh Kumar Das

Rajesh Kumar Das is currently working as a Library Executive at Gyantapas Abdur Razzaq Bidyapeeth (GARB) of the Bengal Foundation, Dhaka, Bangladesh. He is also an Adjunct Lecturer of Library Management and Information Science at Royal University of Dhaka, Bangladesh. Mr Das is an Mphil Research Student at the Department of Information Science and Library Management, University Dhaka. Prior to this he completed his Bachelor and Master’s degree and secured 1st position in Information Science and Library Management from the University of Dhaka. A person passionate in the research he delights in experimenting in the areas of: Digital Library, Bibliometrics, Scientometrics, Knowledge management, Open Access Publishing and Information Behaviour. His several research paper has been published in international journals. He has served as the Chair in international conferences. Das has been played the role of one of the Editor of The Librarian Times, since its inception.

Prodip Roy

Prodip Kumer Roy (AALIA) CP Editor

Prodip Kumer Roy (AALIA) CP Editor

Prodip Roy AALIA (CP) is a Library Officer (Digital Collections) Copyright, Digitisation and Repositories at RMIT University, Melbourne. He has been working as a library professional since 2004 in different categories of libraries including State and local government and Universities. Currently he is also a PhD student in Business Information Systems of the school of Business IT and Logistic at the same University he works. His bachelor degree was in Information Science and Library Management from the Dhaka University, Bangladesh, followed by a master degree in the same discipline. He also completed a master of Library and Information Management degree from University of South Australia under the School Of Computer And Mathematical Science. He wants to play an active role in the ongoing improvement of library digital environment in many facets. TLT is his personal initiative, and the idea is to share knowledge and exchange ideas with fellow librarians around the world. He wants to take his knowledge and experience to share with people, especially those back home, to help them, and to spread the knowledge.