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.

An Orientation Program Held at Gazipur Library Science and Professional Institute

Ahasan, Dhaka, 4 July 2018

An Orientation Program of the third batch of Post Graduate Diploma in Library and Information Science was held on Saturday, 30 June 2018 at Gazipur Library Science and Professional Institute, Gazipur. Professor Zarina Sultana, Bhawal Badra Alam Government College was the Chief Guest while Advocate Rezaur Rahman Laskar (Mith), Vice-Chairman, Kapasia Upazilla Parishad was Special Guest. Mr Md. Anwar Hossain, Principal, Gazipur Library Science and Professional Institute delivered the welcome speech. Principal AKM Moksedur Rahman, Chairman, Gazipur Library Science and Professional Institute presided over the event. One hundred and twenty students have enrolled in the third batch (session 2018-2019) for Post Graduate Diploma Course. This is an affiliated institute by the National University, Bangladesh. Faculty and staff members of the Institute, other invited guests were present to make the event successful.

Alauddin Talukder Education Scholarship introduced

Nonigopal, RU, 4 July 2018

Alauddin Talukder Education Scholarship has been introduced in the Department of Information Science and Library Management of Rajshahi University. A signing of a Memorandum of Understanding and a check of Tk 10 lakh was handed over to the Deans Complex on Tuesday, 3 July 2018. This scholarship will be given to 5 meritorious and deserving students of the graduate (Honors) and postgraduate degrees in the department every year. Alauddin Talukder (Late) a Former Librarian (1983-1986) of Rajshahi University.

Professor M. Abdus Sobhan, Vice Chancellor, RU attended the event as the chief guest while Professor Ananda Kumar Saha, Pro Vice-Chancellor RU attended the event as the special guest. Professor Md. Fakhrul Islam, Dean, Social Science Faculty and the education Scholarship Donor Ms Hasina Talukder were present in the event while Dr Mohammad Khalid Alam, chairman, Department of Information Science and Library Management presided over the program. Professor Md. Shariful Islam also spoke on the occasion.

 

Dr Golam Mostafa awarded ETD 2018 Taiwan Conference Travel Scholarship

Nonigopal, RU, 4 July 2018

Dr Md. Golam Mostafa, Deputy Librarian, University of Rajshahi has been awarded a Travel Grants to attend the 21st International Symposium on Electronic Theses and Dissertations (ETD 2018): “Beyond the Boundaries of Rims and Oceans: Globalizing Knowledge with ETDs” will be held from 26 – 28 September 2018 at Taipei, Taiwan. He will present a paper titled “Status of Electronic Theses and Dissertations (ETD) Services in the Three Public University Libraries in Bangladesh: An Overview.”

This Travel Scholarship was announced on May 31st, 2018

Other winners

https://etd2018.ncl.edu.tw/images/ETD_2018_Travel_Scholarship_Winners.pdf

Dr Dilara Begum receives World Education Congress Global Awards

Ahasan, Dhaka, 7 July 2018

World Education Congress Global Awards (for excellence in education, leadership and teaching) 7th Edition was held on 5-6 July 2018 at Taj Lands End, Bandra (West), Mumbai, India.

In the said event, Dr Dilara Begum, Associate Professor and Chairperson, Department of Information Studies and Library Management and Librarian (Acting) East West University, Dhaka has been awarded the prestigious award “Prof. Indira Parikh 50 Women in Education Leaders.” The award has been given to 50 women who are contributing for the betterment of their sectors. ‘World Education Congress’ award is generally given to the persons who contribute for changing social values and lives of large numbers of people.

 

It is indeed a great achievement of our profession. On the behalf of TLT Congratulations to Dr Dilara Begum.

 

BdREN and its Library connectivity and services

Ahasan, Dhaka, 4 July 2018

The University Grants Commission (UGC) of Bangladesh On behalf of the Ministry of Education (MoE), is currently implementing the Bangladesh Research and Education Network (BdREN) under the Higher Education Quality Enhancement Project (HEQEP) with assistance of the World Bank.  It Connects all universities, research institutions, libraries, laboratories, healthcare and agricultural institutions across the country and to support geographically dispersed academics, scientists and researchers with reliable access to high-end computing, simulation tools and datasets. BdREN will eventually be operated by a Non-profit Trust organization with a board of trustees consisting of representatives from the universities/user communities. BdREN offers different services like Digital Library Access, Cloud Computing, Training and Capacity Building, Unified Communications, Consultancy etc.

 Recent Event:

A two-day International Symposium from 2nd and 3rd July 2018 on “Tech-cultural Exchange Beyond CP: Cultural Transformation in Digital Ecosystem” was held at the Samson H. Chowdhury Centre, Dhaka Club. BdREN arranged the symposium under the auspices of Asia@Connect Project administered by Trans Eurasia Information Network*Corporation Centre (TEIN*CC), South Korea. Professor Abdul Mannan, Chairman, University Grants Commission of Bangladesh, opened the symposium as the chief guest with Professor Dr Md. Akhtar Hossain, Member, UGC, in the chair. AKM Habibur Rahman, Chief Executive Officer of Bangladesh Research and Education Network (BdREN), delivered the welcome address at the inaugural ceremony of the symposium on 2nd July 2018.
Faridah Noor Mohd Noor, chair of the eCulture Working Group of Asia Pacific Advanced Network (APAN), gave an introduction to the keynote speaker. Daeyoung Kim, former professor of Chungnam National University, spoke on the Experiences and challenges of cyber performance at the inaugural session of the symposium.
In the 2nd session of the day three presentations on ‘Implementing experience of cyber performance in Vietnam’, ‘Implementing experience of cyber performance in India and some new idea for cyber performance’, and ‘Mediatization of culture’ were made respectively by Nguyen Hong, Director of the Advanced Science and Technology Information Network Centre of Vietnam, Hari Krishna Atluri, Assistant Director of EARNET, India and Dr. ASM Asaduzzaman, Associate Professor of the Department of Mass Communication and Journalism, Dhaka University. Faridah Noor Mohd Noor, chair of the eCulture Working Group of Asia Pacific Advanced Network (APAN), was the moderator of this session. IT professionals, faculty members of public and private universities and cultural activist are attending the symposium.

Day 2 (July 3 2018)

Alain Baumann, a French composer, media artist, programmer and developer of innovative audiovisual instruments, is delivering a presentation on “When art meets network: new formats for the performing arts” at the second day.

2nd session of the second day, the session was moderated by Boncheol Goo, Special Researcher, Institute for High Technology in Jelu National University, South Korea and also the Co-Chair of APAN e-Culture Working Group. Boncheol Goo also delivered a presentation on ‘Network delay as a new media’ in the session. Another presentation in the session was delivered by Alain Baumann, a French composer, media artist, programmer and developer of innovative audiovisual instruments, on “When art meets network: new formats for the performing arts”. Rosa Sánchez, a multidisciplinary and multi-media artist & choreographer of Spain made the last presentation in the session on “Drawing lines for a cooperative world”.

The and last session of the symposium was on “Future of cyber performance” which was moderated by the Nguyen Hong Van, Director of the Advance Science and Technology Information Network Centre of Vietnam. Faridah Noor Mohd Noor, chair of the e Culture Working Group of Asia Pacific Advanced Network (APAN), delivered a presentation on “Cyber Performances – Challenges and Opportunities for the Future” while AKM Habibur Rahman, Chief Executive Officer of Bangladesh Research and Education Network made a presentation on “Sustainability of Networked Performance” in the session. Bhushan Raj Shrestha, founder chairman of Nepal Research and Education Network delivered a presentation on Cyber-performance – A New Perspective for Cultural Transformation in the session.

The programme was ended with a fascinating cultural show followed by a dinner at the said event. Professor Abdul Mannan, Chairman, University Grants Commission of Bangladesh, Professor Dr Md. Akhtar Hossain and Professor Dr Dil Afroza Begum, Members, UGC, officials and consultants of UGC and HEQEP joined the event along with delegates from different parts of the world.

The Librarian Times Webinar: Call For Presenters

NextGen: LIS learning innovation and exchanging knowledge

Call For Presenters

We are pleased to invite you to conduct a live webinar presentation as a presenter. The Librarian Times is hosting a series of live webinars for Bangladeshi Library and Information professionals, academics, researchers and students. It would be such a huge privilege to have you at this special webinar series.

 

The expected presenters:

Mahtab U Ahmad

Learning Resource Center Manager, Strayer University, USA

Title: How to conduct a Reference Interview? The role of the reference librarian in higher studies

 

Dr Md. Anwarul Islam

University Librarian, Sher-e Bangla Agriculture University and

General Secretary, Library Association Bangladesh (LAB)

Title: Wikipedia: How to create contents? Opportunities for Librarians

 

Jakaria Rahman, PhD

Bibliometric Analyst, Chalmers University of Technology, Sweden

Title: i) Bibliometics Analyst as a profession for ISLM graduates;

ii) Higher study in abroad for ISLM graduates: challenges and opportunities

iii) Open access, Open research data, Open citations: how library professionals contribute.

 

 

Exploring expert: networking and making professional relationship:

 

One of the aims of the webinar series is about exploring the hidden Bangladeshi LIS talents who are working around the world and representing Bangladeshi LIS sectors. Through this webinar series, everyone will have the opportunity to get to know about you and your expertise in the field. We believe the live presentation will be inspiring professionals particularly to the new LIS generation from different organizations including the universities. The border aim is to exchange idea among the fellow library professionals in Bangladesh.

Technology:

We will be using the zoom webinar technology: https://zoom.us/webinar

Roles In A Webinar:

https://support.zoom.us/hc/en-us/articles/360000252726-Roles-in-a-Webinar

 

Who will be the host?

Editor, The Librarian Times

Facebook live?

The webinar also will be connecting with Facebook Live.

Participant registration, audience management, Q&A, polling, voting, Facebook live?

The host will organise everything for you.

 

As the presenter, the audience will look forward to hearing about your experience, knowledge on the particular topic. A total of 40 minutes including questions and answers session would be perfect. Everyone is certainly thrilled and excited to hear your thoughts on this webinar presentation as we are going to implement the zoom technology for the first time in LIS sector in Bangladesh.

Interested presenters are requested to email the following information to editor@thelibrariantimes.com no later than July 30, 2018.

  1. A short biography of you (150 -170 Words)
  2. Title of presentation and learning outcomes
  3. Your suitable time to present (Please consider Bangladeshi time)