The Librarian Times

Three Library professionals have been awarded M.Phil Degree

Ahasan, Dhaka, 23, November 2018

Three Library professionals have been awarded, M.Phil Degree. The Degree was given to the researchers from a syndicate meeting with Vice-Chancellor of Dhaka University Professor Dr. Md. Akhtaruzzaman in the chair on October 31, 2018. The degree holders are Mr. Shafiur Rahman, Senior Information Officer, International Centre for Diarrhoeal Disease and Research, Bangladesh icddr,b, Ms. Syeda Mukta Begum, Librarian, International School Dhaka, and Muhammad Burhan Uddin, Assistant Director, Bangladesh Bank Library.

The Librarian Times(TLT) has tried to collect a brief professional summary of the degree holders.

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Guest Lecture on Records Management held at DISLM, DU.

Joynal, DU 25 November 2018

A Guest lecture on ‘Records Management’ held at the Department of Information Science and Library Management (DISLM), the University of Dhaka on November 13, 2018. The lecture was delivered by Mr James Lowry, Lecturer, Liverpool University Centre for Archive Studies, Liverpool, UK. The session was arranged at the classroom no. 1007 of the Arts Building. Selected students from all current batches were present at the lecture. Some faculties of the Dept. also attended the lecture.

Before his lecture, Mr Lowry visited the Department’s smart computer lab, seminar library and exchanged views with faculties.

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Training on Library Automation and Digitization Software SLiMS held at East Delta University

Ahasan, Dhaka, 25 November 2018

A day-long Training on Library Automation and Digitization Software SLiMS was held at East Delta University (EDU), Chittagong on 21 November 2018. SLiMS Country Coordinator (Bangladesh) Mr A.K.M. Nurul Alam (Apu) was the resource person on the programme. Mr Alam provided hands-on training on SLiMS installation and use to the participants. Sk. Md. Ali Abbas, Assistant Librarian, BAF Shaheen College was the Resource Person Associate on the training. 27 participants from different institutions including practising library professionals and students took part in the training.

Mr Nurul Islam Mahfuz, Senior Assistant Librarian, IIUC along with Mr Md. Amranul Haque, Assistant Librarian, CUET, Md. Monirul Islam, Librarian, Army Medical College Chittagong and Ms Tahmina Afrad Sharmi, Assistant Librarian, EDU organized the training programme.

 

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My attendance at the 14th International Conference on Knowledge Management (ICKM) and the 81st ASIS&T Meeting

Prodip Roy AALIA (DCP) Library Officer (Digital Collections)

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PhD Candidate in Business Information Systems

School of Business Information Technology & Logistics

RMIT University

18 November 2018

 

I recently attended the 14th International Conference on Knowledge Management (ICKM) and the 81st ASIS&T annual meeting held in Vancouver, B.C. November 9-14, 2018. Both conferences were an enormous gathering with around 600 attendees from 30 different countries around the world.

ICKM Global and next event host country leaders

This year’s theme—of ICKM was “Profession and Discipline of Action”—highlights the efforts to push toward impactful action and change. ICKM provides academics, researchers, developers, practitioners, Information Professionals, and users from all over the world a forum for discussion and exchange of ideas concerning theoretical and practical aspects of information and Knowledge Management. The topics and presenters have added their own unique insights to this theme, and the ideas and collaborations that came out of the conference. I especially liked the plenary sessions throughout. These provided me with a chance to meet around critical issues in leadership and issues in the knowledge management field. I also participated in the ICKM council meeting after the closing remarks.

The theme—of the ASIS&T annual meeting was “Building and sustaining an ethical future with emerging technology” The theme of the ASIS&T 2018 Annual Meeting is focused on the ethical implications of the rapid and dynamic transformation of technology and its use in the collection and dissemination of information. The ASIS&T annual meeting is the premier international conference dedicated to the study of information, people, and technology in contemporary society.

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Grand opening / Inauguration of campaign of on-campus Hult competition held in Noakhali Science and Technology University

Rajesh, NSTU

18 November 2018

International Hult prize inauguration program was held at Noakhali Science and Technology University, Bangladesh on Monday, 12 November 2018. Vice-chancellor Prof. Dr M Wahiduzzaman inaugurated the program through flying balloons and cutting a cake. The event is co-sponsored by the Institute of Information Sciences, Noakhali Science and Technology University.

Photo: Vice-chancellor Prof. Dr M Wahiduzzaman inaugurated the program through flying balloons and cutting a cake.

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Successful workshop on Journal Publishing practices and standards held at BRAC In, Dhaka

Ahasan, Dhaka

18 November 2018

A two-day long workshop on using BanglaJOL and improving journal publishing practices and standards (JPPS) held at conference room  BRAC centre In, Mohakhali, Dhaka, from 8-9 November 2018. Facilitators of the event were Mrs Sioux Cumming, Program Specialist, International Network for the Availability of Scientific Publications (INASP), United Kingdom(UK) and Mr Fahmid Uddin Khondoker, Journal Manager, Bangladesh Journals Online (BanglaJOL), Bangladesh Academy of Sciences.

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Workshop on Intellectual Property Rights Issues for the journalists

Ahasan, Dhaka

18 November 2018

The Higher Education Quality Enhancement Project (HEQEP) arranged a workshop on Intellectual Property Rights Issues for the journalists at the conference room of Bangladesh Press Institute (PIB) on Thursday 15th November 2018. Education Reporters Association, Bangladesh assisted HEQEP to arrange the workshop. Dr Aravind Chinchure, International IP and Innovation Expert from India conducted the workshop.

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Collaboration visit between the Centre for Archive Studies and Ayesha Abed Library

Dilruba Rahman Eva, NSU |Dhaka

18 November 2018

Mr James Lowry from Centre for Archive Studies, University of Liverpool visited Ayesha Abed Library, BRAC University on 12th November 2018 along with Rukshana  Afroj from Carter Center. The purpose was to visit how we can collaborate with each other in right to information act, record management etc.

 

Source: The Facebook page of BRAC University Library

Information Literacy Session held at Southeast University Library

Anisul Haque Pony | Southeast University | Dhaka

18 November 2018

Southeast University (SEU) Library organized an Information Literacy session for the faculty members of the School of Business Studies (SBS) on 6 November 2018 at SEU Main Building, Banani, Dhaka. Md. Mubassir Ahsan, Assistant Librarian (Library In-Charge) conducted the session. The session was arranged and designed to enhance the faculty member’s research capacity by using e-resources as well as library resources. Twenty faculty members of SBS were present and they found the session was lively and fruitful. Dr Rezbin Nahar, Director of BBA Program attended the session among others.

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