Dr Hasan Zamir

Hasan Zamir completed his PhD in Library and Information Science from the University of South Carolina in 2017. His dissertation focused on diffusion, sentiment, and network analysis of a social media movement, and his research interests revolve around social media analytics, big data, and text mining.

He has taught information retrieval, information architecture, computer-mediated communication, and user experiences at the University of South Carolina at both the undergraduate and graduate level.  At Dominican, he teaches Data Science, Information Technology, Health Informatics, and Web Designing courses both at graduate and undergraduate level. Zamir is active in leadership roles in various professional organisations including the Association for Information Science and Technology (ASIST) and the Association for Library and Information Science Education (ALISE).

Apart from teaching and supporting the expansion of Informatics programs at Dominican, he aims to explore data for social good.

 

An Orientation Program Held at Dr Mizanur Rahaman Professional College

Ahasan, Dhaka, 15 July 2018

The third batch of Post Graduate Diploma in Library and Information Science orientation program was held on Saturday, 06 July 2018 at Dr Mizanur Rahaman Professional College, Mohammadpur Dhaka.

The chairman Dr Mizanur Rahaman, Mr Md. Abdul Latif, Member of The said Trustee Board ; Mr. Kazi  Amdad Hossain, Central Councilor, Library Association of Bangladesh (LAB) and Assistant Librarian, Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology(BUET) were present and spoke on the orientation session while Ms Yeasmin Nahar, Principal, Dr Mizanur Rahaman Professional College presided over the event.

One hundred and forty-nine students divided into two sections are enrolled for the third batch (session 2018-2019) of Post Graduate Diploma Course. This institute is being affiliated by the National University, Bangladesh. The lessons will be taken thrice in a week, including during the weekends. The admitted students received books, curriculum and study resources as free of cost from Dr Mizanur Rahman trustee board at the end. This college was founded in 2013, and later on, it got the affiliation from the National University, Bangladesh.

The faculty and staff members of the Institute and invited guests were present to make the event successful.

 

 

Ambassador of Federal Republic of Somalia visits IUT Library

Ahasan, Dhaka, 15 July 2018

H.E. Amb. Amb. Abdirazak Siyad Abdi, the Ambassador of Federal Republic of Somalia and permanent representative of Somalia in Organisation of Islamic Cooperation(OIC), visited Islamic University of Technology(IUT) Library on 9 July 2018. Mr H.E wanted to know about the IUT Library present systems and services. Authority of the library evidently gave a presentation regarding resources, online journals, e-books, Institutional Repository and online registration systems.

Dr Mirza Mohd. Rezaul Islam, Librarian, Prof. Dr Md. Anayet Ullah Patwari, Head, Research, Extension, Advisory Services and Publications (REASP), Mr Abdoulaye Boubakari, Asstt. Translator-cum-PS to the Vice Chancellor and Library staff members were present during this special visit.

 

North South University Library team greets to Mr M. A. Hashem the newly elected Chairman of NSU

Tanveer, NSU, 12 July 2018

 

Mr M. A. Hashem, the founder life member of the North South University (NSU) Trust, has been unanimously elected as the Chairman of the Board of Trustees of the North South University Trust in its 85th Board of Trustees Meeting.  He took charge on 01 July 2018.

A renowned industrialist of the country, Mr M. A. Hashem is the former Member of Parliament of Bangladesh Jatiya Sangsad; Chairman of the Partex Group; Advisor to the Janata Insurance Company Ltd.; Founder of Noakhali Diabetic Samity and Founder President of Noakhali M. A. Hashem Degree College.

He had also served the NSU Foundation as its Chairman for the year 2003-2004 and 2012-2013. The North South Foundation for Education and research is the founder of NSU, the first private university of the country.

On behalf of the NSU Library, a team led by Dr Md. Zahid Hossain Shoeb, University Librarian greeted and congratulated to the new chairman. Among other people on the team Pro-Vice Chancellor Dr G.U. Ahsan, Senior Assistant Librarian Mr M.M. Shoeb, Assistant Librarian Mr Abdul Hakim and Library Officer Mrs Rukhsana Chowdhury were present during this greeting session.

 

Orientation Program held at the Institute for Library and Information Management (ILIM)

Ahasan, Dhaka, 15 July 2018

 

The 23rd batch of Post Graduate Diploma in Library and Information Science orientation program was held on Saturday, 06 July 2018 at West Dhanmondi Yusuf High School Campus, Shankar, Dhaka – 1207. Prof. Dr M Ahiduzzaman, Vice-Chancellor, Noakhali Science and Technology University and Chairman, Governing Board of ILIM. Dhaka was the Chief Guest while Mr S.M. Shamsuzzaman, Principal, ILIM chaired the session. Three hundred and forty-two students divided into two sections have got admission for the third batch (session 2018-2019) of Post Graduate Diploma Course and this institute is being affiliated by Ministry of Education, Government of the People’s Republic of Bangladesh and National University, Bangladesh. Classes will be held thrice in a week from Thursday to Saturday. This time we have seen the age limit (35) for admission criteria. Ten full-time faculty members and a good number of adjunct faculty members have been conducting this course.

The faculty and staff members of the Institute and invited guests were present to make the event successful.

 

New Public Library launched at Nowpara, Birganj, Dinajpur

Ahasan, Dhaka, 15 July 2018

 

Nowpara Relatives Staying in Dhaka (NRSID), a nonprofit and voluntary organisation has been working for a long period of time on several social activities for the betterment of village community of Nowpara, Birganj, Dinajpur. This forum donates winter clothes to the villagers per need, publish yearly magazine namely “Prottabarton”, reunion program at Dhaka, and more.  “Let’s read rook and create Enlightened society’, to keep this slogan the said forum has established a Public Library at Nowpara, Birgonj, Dinajpur. The mentioned community-based non-government public library was being inaugurated on 17 June 2018.

Continuing students, forum members, respected persons, patrons, donors were present on that occasion. NRISD Secretary-General and Assistant Vice President of Jamuna Bank Ltd. Mr Nahid Reaz Mithun told The Librarian Times (TLT), “we have started our journey with 702 books and with the cooperation of all we may like to go ahead. Definitely, next generation will get more benefit from it”.

This library remains open between 4:00 pm to 6:00 pm every day with two assigned persons who are in the teaching profession. Mr Nurul Adnan and Mr Anamul Haq serve as the volunteers to conduct the library activities.

Ms Farhana Islam, Ms Taklima Shirin, Mr Raihanul Islam, Ms Sultana Rahaman, Mr Mohaimenul Islam, Mr Fahim Muntasir, Mr.Sakiuz zaman sizan, Mr Ragib Ekhwan and Mr Tasnim Sadat are continuously cooperating and assisting tremendously for NRSID successes.  In the new library, there are varieties of collections including renowned translated work, historic, child literature, religious, novel, drama, cultural, motivational, Muktijoddo affairs, world’s best seller, reference etc. The Library members are availing borrowing facilities. Different ages of people including primary school level children are taking the opportunity of the library facilities.

One of the TLT board members has been continuously guiding the library team since the beginning of this initiative in terms of organization, collection, and accreditation of the library.

It is also mentioned that Nowpara Village has already accredited as the idle village of Dinajpur District. This village has a school, college, post office, medical dispensary, Shahid Minar (First at Birganj Upazila), orphanage, aesthetic and historic Mosque, Graveyard, pollution free and scenic atmosphere. Adding the new non-government public library, this village has become now more distinguished. Twenty-Eight registered members who are living in Dhaka are regularly contributing and giving time for upward mobility of this forum by doing several realistic activities.

We congratulate and appreciate each of the members of this forum on their ongoing activities towards the community.

 

Library Workshop held at BANBEIS, Dhaka

Ahasan, Dhaka, 15 July 2018

Bangladesh Bureau of Educational Information and Statistics (BANBEIS) organised a Dissemination Workshop called “Study on Status of Library Facilities and Use in Secondary Education of Bangladesh” on 9 July 2018 at BANBEIS Conference Room, Dhaka. The Chief Guest of the event was Dr Aruna Biswas, Additional Secretary, Secondary and Higher Secondary Division, the Ministry of Education while Mr Md. Fashiullah, Director General, BANBEIS chaired the session. The five professional library experts, NGO representative, Ministry of Education expert, Bishasahito Kendro representatives, representatives from colleges, delivered speeches and provided their valuable opinions on the ongoing program at the mentioned workshop.

Prize and Certificate Award Session Held at Jhalakathi District Government Public Library

Ahasan, Dhaka, 15 July 2018

Jhalakathi District Government Public Library organized several activities including competitions on book reading, easy writing, recitation, and drawing on the occasion of Independence Day and National Day of Bangladesh, Bangla New Year, and 119th Birth Anniversary of the National Poet Kazi Nazrul Islam. To give the awards and certificates, the library authority organized a prize and certificate award session on Wednesday 4 July 2018 at District Government Public Library, Jhalakathi.

Mr Md. Sohidul Islam, District Administrator (In Charge), Jhalakathi was the Chief Guest while Dr Md. Shamim Ahsan, Assistant Professor, Jhalakathi Government Women’s College, Dr Imdadul Haq Mamun, Instructor, Technical School and College, Jhalakathi, Mr Md. Hedaid Uddin Himu, Cultural Personality and Jhalakhati district correspondent, Bangladesh Television were the special guests at the event. Mr Khalid Muhammad Saifullah, Librarian, Jhalakathi District Government Public Library presided over the ceremony.

The different age group students from several educational institutions took part in the mentioned program.

Prize and Certificate Award Session Held at Sylhet Divisional Government Public Library

Ahasan, Dhaka, 4 July 2018

Sylhet Divisional Government Public Library organized several competitions including Book reading, Easy Writing, Recitation, and Drawing on the occasion of Intendance Day and National Day of Bangladesh, Bangla New Year, and 119th Birth Anniversary of the National Poet Kazi Nazrul Islam. To give award and certificate to the competition winners, the library organised a Prize and Certificate Award Session on 30 June 2018 at Seminar Room of Sylhet Divisional Government Public Library, Sylhet.

Mr Abdul Hayee Sameni, Librarian, Shahjalal University of Science and Technology (SUST) was the Chief Guest while Mr Shawkat Ali, Principal Librarian, Sylhet Divisional Government Public Library presided over the event. Different age groups of several educational institutions continuing students took part of the mentioned event.  To form a bridge to the community and public library this kind of events are received appreciation to all. The National budget of Bangladesh 2018-2019, the Bangladesh Govt. has allocated fund to organise this types of event again.

Therefore, this special celebration will be continued and the District and Divisional Public Library will be organising the similar type of events in the future.

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