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.



Abdullah al-Modabber
Assistant Librarian, South Asian University
New Delhi, India

Title: KOHA Installation 


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.

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.


We will be using the zoom webinar technology:

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 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)

Training on Basic ICT Training for Librarian launched at BANBEIS, Dhaka

Ahasan, Dhaka, 30 June 2018


Bangladesh Bureau of Educational Information and Statistics (BANBEIS) organized a 14 days long basic ICT (Information and Communication Technology) training for Librarian which was started on 24 June 2018 and scheduled to be completed on 07 July 2018. Total eighty participants clustering of 20 participants of each group namely 7th, 8th, 9th and 10th batch are receiving this training at Bangladesh Korea ICT Training Centre for education(BKITCE), BANBEIS, Polashi, Dhaka. Training participants are from different college and school Librarians as well as Assistant Librarians those who have no training experiences earlier. Several persons are participating from the different Ministries of Bangladesh. Expertise staff of Bangladesh Computer Council have been working as the facilitators in this training. Out of fourteen days LAB based training two days are allocated for field visit for getting practical and real-life experience. Each of the participants will be receiving Tk. 4840 as an honorarium.

To make the mentioned event successful, BANBEIS authority organized an inaugural session on 24 June 2018 at their auditorium. Chief Guest of the programme was Dr Oruna Biswas, Additional Secretary (Administration and Finance), Secondary and Higher Secondary Division, Ministry of Education while Mr Md. Shamsul Alam, Chief, Bureau of Statistics chaired the session.

Mr Md. Abu Taher Khan, Sr. Systems Analyst has been working as training coordinator.

IFLA WLIC Congress attendance grant 2018, Dil Ruksana Basunia awarded

Ahasan and Mukta, Dhaka, 30 June 2018


Dil Ruksana Basunia, Deputy Librarian, University of Chittagong has been awarded for the 2018 recipients of the Academic & Research Libraries Attendance Grants of The International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions (IFLA) to attend World Library and Information Congress (WLIC) from 24-30 August 2018 in Kuala Lumpur Malaysia. Dil Ruksana will attend the IFLA Congress and will present paper and also will take part in different discussion groups. Also will meet library professionals around the world. Transform libraries, transform societies

It is mentioning that Dil Ruksana Basunia has been working Corresponding  Member at Asia and Oceania Section of IFLA since 2015.

Sage and ExLibris are the sponsors for this category of grant of the incumbent WLIC.

Other Grant winners to attend IFLA Congress in KL in August 2018 are:


Ms Attya Shahid – National University of Computers and Emerging Sciences, Pakistan


Ms Adaora Chigozie Obuezie – Anambra State College of Health Technology, Obosi, Anambra State, Nigeria

Ms Kelemwork Agafari Kassahun/Madibela – Botho University, Botswana

The main source of the above information:

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