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

Khagrachhari District Government Public Library organised several competitions including book reading, easy writing, recitation, and drawing on the occasion of the Independence Day and National Day of Bangladesh, Bangla New Year, and the 119th birth anniversary of the National Poet Kazi Nazrul Islam. To give awards and certificates, the library organised a prize and certificate award session on Tuesday 7 August 2018 at General Reading Room, District Government Public Library, Khagrachhari.

Mr Kongjori Chowdhury, Chairman, Khagrachhari Hill District Council was the chief guest while Mr Srila Talukder, Headmaster, Khagrachhari Government high school; Ms Rusdina Akter Jahan, Headmaster, Notunkuri Cantonment High School; Mr Remrachai Chowdhury, Member, Hill District Council and convener, District government public library, Khagrachhari attended the event as special guest. The chief guest provided the holy Tripotok books for distribution to all the readers as free of cost. The said books were received by Mr Oan Chakma, Officer, District Government Public Library, Khagrachhari.

These kinds of community involvement program of different government public libraries making a bridge between the community and library throughout the year. Different age groups of several educational institutions continuing students took part of the mentioned program.

Government declaration: Bangabandhu Corner at Each Educational Institution


Bangladesh Government has taken initiative to establish Bangabandhu Corner at each of the educational institutions. Books, articles, poems, statements, narration, interviews and documentaries will be given to the Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman in the library. Besides, there will also be authored textbooks on it. Ministry of Education will decide which books will be preserved in this corner of all 13 hundred books written on Bangabandhu. However, statistics will be collected regarding how much books have been published on Bangabandhu. For this, Ministry and others association cooperation will seek. (Source partial translation from Dainik Manabjomin)

As per news of 25 July “The government is planning to set up a corner at all secondary schools after the name of the country’s founding President Sheikh Mujibur Rahman, aiming to inform next generation about his contribution.

‘We in principle decided to set up a Bangabandhu corner at the library of all schools,’ education ministry’s secondary and higher education division additional secretary Jabed Ahmed told New Age on Tuesday after holding a meeting at the secretariat.

‘We will set up Bangabandhu corner at some schools in the capital on a pilot basis. We are now working what kind of books and substances will be kept at the corner,’ he said.

‘We took the decision as reserved seat lawmaker Nasrin Akther last year proposed setting up a corner at school library named after Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman,’ said a top secondary and higher education division.

The government is planning to set up such corner at over 20,000 secondary schools when Directorate of Secondary and Higher Education in June this year asked all schools to collect a title on addresses of Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina, also the eldest daughter of Sheikh Mujibur Rahman, as a reference book.

Since 2017, National Curriculum and Textbook Board has printed Sheikh Hasina’s photograph on the back cover of the textbooks for Class I-V in line with the recommendation of the parliamentary standing on primary and mass education ministry.

The DSHE in 2014 asked all educational institutions to collect three books on Sheikh Mujibur Rahman written by a bureaucrat.

The parliamentary standing committee on primary and mass education ministry in June 2017 recommended display of Sheikh Mujibur Rahman’s portrait in every primary school classroom and office.

Textbooks for primary and secondary contain several photographs of Sheikh Mujibur Rahman and contents on him.

There is a writing titled Mukijuddhader Katha with a photo of Sheikh Mujib in Class I Bangla textbook, a short biography of Sheikh Mujib titled Amader Jatir Pita with three pictures in Class III Bangladesh and Global Studies textbook, a photo in Class IV Bangladesh and Global studies textbook showing Sheikh Mujib delivering his historic March 7 speech and a writing titled Amader Khoka and a sketch of Sheikh Mujib with a poem Muktir Chhara in Class IV Bangla textbook.”

Source: The New Age on 25 July

Mr Md. Azizur Rahman awarded PhD degree

Ahasan, Dhaka, 12 August 2018

Mr Md. Azizur Rahman, Deputy Librarian, Jatiya Kabi Kazi Nazrul Islam University(JKKNIU), Trishal, Mymensingh has been awarded Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) from University of Kalyani, Nodia, West Bengal, India.

His field of working area was ‘’Quality indicators for Library and Information Science education in Bangladesh: Designing a framework” which was supervised by Dr Sibsankar Jana.

Dr Rahman’s home district is Rajshahi (P.O Sopura P.S Boaila). He was the first batch honours student of Department of Library and Information Science, University of Rajshahi. After completing his MSS degree he started his career as a Lecture of Institute for Library & Information studies (ILIS) Kazla, Rajshahi, then switch to   Cantonment Public College and joined as a Librarian. After that, he started his job as Assistant Librarian at Jatiya Kabi Kazi Nazrul Islam University, Trishal, Mymensingh. Later on, he has been promoted to Deputy Librarian. He has about twenty-four publications:

The list of his publication is given below:

S.L No Title Name Name of journal with ISSN Volume, Issue & Page  Date of Publication
01. Role of library in Creating Reading Habit: Some Thoughts in the context Granthagar, Kolkata, India


64 (9)



02. Trends in Citation pattern in Agricultural Doctoral thesis of Bangladesh Asian Journal of Multidisciplinary Studies

2348-7186 (print),

2321-8819  (online)


pp. 160-174

January 2015
03. Present Scenarios and Future prospect of electronic Resources of Some Selected Public University of Bangladesh: a study  LiNE, University of Kalyani


pp. 70-77  January 2015
04. State of Libraries in Primary Training  Institute(PTI) : Context Bangladesh Granthagar, Kolkata, India



pp. 81-88

June 2015
05. Connotation and denotation of LIS Education In Bangladesh IISRR- International Journal of Research

2394-6873 (online)

2394-885X (print)


pp. 110-119

July 2015
06. Journal of Structural  Engineering : a bibliometric   Study International Journal Of Innovative Knowledge Concept



Pp 63-70

August 2015
07. Community Information Services In Bangladesh and Role of Library Association of Bangladesh  All India IASLIC Conference Preceding, Gujrat University , India


Preceding Volume will be published very soon with ISBN December,2015
08. Development of Digital Libraries in Bangladesh : Present condition & Future Prospect Emerging Challenges and opportunities of Central Government Libraries in the Digital Era, Kolkata





January 2016
09. Information seeking behaviors of faculty members and research scholar of agricultural  University libraries in Bangladesh


Research Journal of Library Science



pp 1-8

February 2016
10. Lifelong Learning: key tools for knowledge society Exertion to Establish knowledge Society : Responsibility of Academic  libraries



pp 536 – 541

September 2016
11. Jatiya Kabi Kazi  Nazrul Islam University: some aspects in the context of Bangladesh Granthagar, Kolkata, India


66 (9)



12. Library Movement and LIS Education In Bangladesh : A Birds eye view  LiNE, University of Kalyani


Preceding Volume will be published very soon with ISBN December,2016
13. Development  of Digital libraries   in Bangladesh : Some Issues and Challenges  LiNE, University of Kalyani


Preceding Volume will be published very soon with ISBN December,2016
14. Towards assessing User’s needs and satisfaction in the Central Library of JKKNIU, Bangladesh : an analytical Study IASLIC 27th  National  seminar Proceeding, Pt. Ravishankar Shukla University, Raipur , India


Preceding Volume will be published very soon with ISBN December,2016
15. Development of LIS Domain in Bangladesh : A critical Study Librarian

Jadavpur University, India




Pp 63-73

July 2016
16. Making Community stronger : role of Public library as a catalyst for the Development of local Community  International  Conference on Lifelong learning in developing Countries : Issues and Perspective

University of kalyani, India

Preceding Volume will be published very soon with ISSN February 2017
17. Life long learning for all : Role of Public library as a Catalyst for the Development of local Community  International  Conference on Lifelong learning in developing Countries : Issues and Perspective

University of kalyani, India

Preceding Volume will be published very soon with ISSN February 2017
18.  MOOCs: Massive opportunities for the lifelong learning  International  Conference on Lifelong learning in developing Countries : Issues and Perspective

University of kalyani, India

Preceding Volume will be published very soon with ISSN February 2017
19. Readership Analysis : a case study of Some Selected Libraries of Mymensingh  town in Bangladesh  Submitted to the article International Journal of Information Studies and library  management Submitted Article for publication purpose June 2016
20. Origin & Development of LIS Education in Bangladesh : a historical study Submitted to the article

International journal of Library and Information science

Submitted Article for publication purpose February 2017
21. State of the Secondary School libraries in  Bangladesh and the task Granthagar, Kolkata, India


67 (1)



April 2017
22 Expansion and Extension of LIS Education in Bangladesh: a historical study International Journal of Information Management (IJIM)



Pp 99-103

September 2017
23. Present status of Government libraries in Bangladesh : issue and challenges International conference by CGLA Pp 12-19



24 Role of library movement and development of LIS education in Bangladesh Granthagar, Kolkata, India


Pp 10-14 March 2018


On behalf of the Librarian Times congratulations to Dr Md. Azizur Rahman.



TLT Webinar: How to conduct a reference interview?

Learning Outcome: This webinar ‘How to conduct a reference interview? The role of the reference librarian in higher education’ will give you a better understanding of the importance of reference interview and its effectiveness to satisfy information seekers with their information needs.
Moreover, the participants will have the opportunity to be familiar with the recent development in online reference services and the role of the reference librarian in the field of higher education.

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Mahtab Ahmed


Mahtab Uddin Ahmad started his professional career in Dhaka University at History Department’s seminar library and participated in Library Certificate Course from Bangladesh Library Association.  He earned his Diploma a master’s in library science from Dhaka University.  He worked in several other libraries, including – (1) International Centre for Diarrhoeal Disease Research, Bangladesh (ICDDR, B) as documentation assistant, (2) Library of Congress Dhaka Office as representative, (3) The Archer K. Blood American Center Library, Dhaka (4) Chantilly Regional Library , Virginia, USA and (5) currently working at Strayer University Library, USA.

He is an active member of Bangladesh Library Association (LAB), Bangladesh Association of Librarians, Information Scientists and Documentalists (BALID), and American Library Associations (ALA).

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New appointment: Congratulations to Hena Biswas

Nonigopal Roy, RU, 1 August 2018


Ms Hena Biswas has joined as Documentation Officer at Khulna University of Engineering and Technology (KUET) on 1 August 2018. Prior to joining at KUET, she worked as a part-time Cataloguer at Rajshahi University Central Library. Ms Biswas graduated with B.S.S (Hons.) and M.S.S degree in Information Science & Library Management from University of Rajshahi.
She was the General Secretary (2016-17), Badhan, Rokeya Hall Unit (A Voluntary Blood Donating Organization).

On the behalf of TLT Congratulations to Hena Biswas.

Call for papers

The Chittagong Veterinary and Animal Sciences University Central Library is going to organise a daylong seminar entitled “A national-level network for agricultural library and information centres in Bangladesh”.

Interested academicians and library professionals are requested to submit their original works (unpublished) to the following email:

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BANSDOC Officials’ Visit Australian Library and Information Organisations

Joynal, Dhaka 4 August 2018

A team from the Bangladesh National Scientific and Technical Documentation Centre (BANSDOC) visited ALIA House to learn about the Australian library and information sector and ALIA’s accreditation of library courses as well as the ALIA PD Scheme. (Photo ALIA Weekly Volume 6 Issue 30)

A four-member team led by Ms Jesmine Akhter, Director General (Additional Secretary) of Bangladesh National Scientific and Technical Documentation Centre (BANSDOC) is currently on an official visit to different Govt. and national level library and information institutions/organizations in Australia. The purpose of their visit is to learn about the Australian Library and Information Sector and ALIA’s Accreditation of Library Courses as well as the ALIA PD Scheme. On the occasion, they visited the Australian National Library and ALIA House. The week-long visit will end on August 6, which started on July 29, 2018. It is expected that the gathered knowledge of this visit will add extra value in practising documentation, library and information services within BANSDOC and in the profession.

Other members of the visiting team include Mrs Iti Rani Poddar (Additional Secretary (NP), Ministry of Science and Technology, Mr Mohammad Aslam Ali Khandkar, Photographic Officer, BANSDOC and Mr Md. Sayem Khan, Junior Reprographic Officer, BANSDOC.

Department of Information Studies and Library Management, East West University, organises “Self-facilitated Discussion on IFLA Global Vision 2018”

Shaharima Parvin, Assistant Librarian,

East West University

Dhaka 1 August 2018

The Department of Information Studies and Library Management, East West University, organized “Self-facilitated Discussion on IFLA Global Vision 2018” on 29th July 2018 at the Faculty Lounge of East West University. Dr Dilara Begum, Associate Professor and Chairperson, and Secretary of Information Literacy Section, IFLA has taken this self-initiative to arrange a focus group discussion to generate action ideas for the opportunities derived from the first phase of IFLA’s initiation taken back in 2017.

The Discussion was conducted with some of the prominent Library and Information Professionals of Bangladesh to generate innovative ideas to achieve the global vision of the International Federation of Library Association and Institutions (IFLA). The participants were invited following the IFLA Guidelines which mentioned that the number of participants must be limited to 20 and must include professionals from different types of organizations. The participants included academicians and Library professionals from Academic Libraries, National Library, Public Library, Special Library and research institutes, as well as Library Associations.

The Discussion was conducted in a very lively and interactive manner where all the participants from different library experiences felt free and comfortable to share their knowledge and experience while discussing the future of the LIS profession in Bangladesh. The participants contributed to the generation of innovative action ideas that would increase collaboration and unite the future leaders of the field.

In phase 1 of IFLA’s global vision discussion, ten opportunities have been discovered for the library field. These opportunities are global. Regionally, nationally, and locally, there are differences in which opportunities take priority. In the discussion, participants debated about the top opportunities for Bangladesh and Asia and Oceania Region.

The organiser of the discussion is required to submit a country report based on the outcome of the discussion from Bangladesh so that IFLA can be aware of the present condition and future scenario of the LIS profession in Bangladesh.

At the beginning of 2019, the results of all the workshops and online discussions will be presented to IFLA’s Governing Body, which in turn will use the ideas for actions to create concrete strategies, processes and work programmes for the future.

Professor Dr Mofakhar Hussain Khan- a living legend of Bangladesh LIS profession : Brief Biography

Ahasan, Dhaka, 4 August 2018

The eminent faculty member and library professional in Library Education of Bangladesh Dr Mofakhar Hussain Khan who has national and International fame was born on 1 January 1941 at Soiladi Village, Kaliganj Upazila, Gazipur in a renowned family.

Dr Mofakhr received his Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) from London University

As a scholar student he completed his Master of Arts from University of Dhaka, Master of Library Science (MLS) from Hawaii, University, Honolulu, United States of America (USA), and then he completed his Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) from London University in the said subject.

His successful career started at the East Pakistan Central Public Library

He started his career at the East Pakistan Central Public Library as a Library Assistant. Then he worked for the Central Board for Development of Bengali (at present it is attached with Bangla Academy) Dhaka. After that, he went to London for higher study. After completing his PhD at London University, he started his career at Siraj University, Iran at the Department of Library and Information Science as a Professor. Later on, he worked at Bayero University Kano, Nigeria as a Professor.

Dr Khan joint at the University of Dhaka as a Librarian in the year 1986

After that Prof. Dr Khan joint at the University of Dhaka as a Librarian in the year 1986. He introduced the first training programme on AACR-2  for the library professionals of Bangladesh. Though this code was familiar from the year 1978 Library Professionals of Bangladesh didn’t use it till the year 1986. Prof. Khan resigned from his Job at the University of Dhaka in 1988. Later on, he started his career at King Abdul Aziz University, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia(KSA) in the same teaching position. After retirement from here in 2004, he came back to Bangladesh and started passing his retirement life at his native village at Gazipur.

Prof. Dr Khan publishes more than one hundred research articles

Prof. Dr Khan publishes more than one hundred research articles on the National and International level. Few recognized and well-known publications are Ekushe Granthopongi Sonkolon, Dhaka, 1971, A Dictionary of Librarianship (Dhaka 1973), DU for Islam and Bangladesh (1st edition 1987, 2nd 1988 and 3rd 1999). History of printing the Holy Quran (Dhaka-1988), Modernization of Library and its Education (1988), The Eastern Librarian and Librarianship of Bangladesh (1988), Bibliographic Control of Qurnic Literature (1993), Pobitra Quran Paker Itihas o Bonganubader Sotoborsho(Dhaka-1997),English translation of the Holy Quran: a bio-bibliographic study(Tokyo, Singapore 1997), The Bengal Book: history of printing and bookmarking 1667-1866, 2nd part(Dhaka 1999-2001).

Before and after leaving Bangladesh Prof. Dr Khan also worked as a visiting faculty member of Department of Department of Information Science and Library Management, University of Dhaka, Institute of Library and Information Science and others organization.

From his active initiative, a Sophisticated Mosque and Madrasha has been established. His momentary life is passing by practising religious activities and research.

Former Dhaka University Librarian Prof. Dr Mofakhar Hussain Khan endowed

Ahasan, Dhaka, 4 August 2018

Bangla Academy Director General Professor Shamsuzzaman Khan is holding the keynote speech

Prof. Dr Mofakhar Hussain Khan, the former librarian of the University of Dhaka, has received an ‘Honorarium Crest’ from the Ahmed Smriti Patagar. An event was organized at Shamsur Rahaman hall at the premise of Bangla Academy on 28 July 2018.

Dr Khan studied different educational intuition at Bangladesh, USA and UK. He worked in different countries like Bangladesh, Iran, Nigeria and Saudi Arabia. Currently, he is living at Kaliganj Upazila in Gazipur.

After receiving the award Prof. Khan expressed his feeling about the devotion of work and its importance. All participants in the event listened to his speech very deeply.

Expressing his feelings, the congratulatory Dr Mawfkhor Hossain Khan

Prof. Shamsuzzaman Khan, Director General of Bangla Academy was the chief guest of the event while Mr M. Shamsul Islam Khan was the special guest of the event who was the former president of Library Association of Bangladesh. Mr Fazle Rabbi, former Director of Bangla Academy, National Book Centre, and founder of Ahmed Smriti Patagar presided over the program. The welcome speech was given by Mr Kazi Abdul Majed, Director Institute of Library and Information Science, Dhaka. Mr Khandaker Fazlur Rahman, former Librarian, University of Dhaka emphasized on biography in brief on Dr Khan. In addition, former Chairman of Jessore Education Board Mr Amirul Alam Khan discussed on Library movement activities of Bangladesh and its contribution of Dr Khan. Economist and Journalist Mr Azadul Kibria conducted this segment of the event.

Professor Shamsuzzaman Khan, Director General of Bangla Academy, is giving a reception to Dr Mofakhakhar Hossain Khan.

M Shamsul Islam Khan, former president of Library Association Bangladesh (LAB), is presenting the special guest speech

Invited guests and speakers shared their opinion on the knowledge-based society and its legacy towards civilization and how the library played a pivotal role, what contributions of Dr Mofakhar had towards the society. Attended guests criticized the result oriented education system, memorizing system, misuse of technology. How the society can overcome these challenges also pointed out. Sufficient budget for library and with the modernization of it by converting the characteristics of true information, special mark for using the library at school level may be the solutions to face the prevailing problems.

University of Virginia Professor Dr Mokarram Hossain is speaking


ILIS Director, Kazi Majed is delivering the welcome speech

To know more about Prof. Dr Mofakhar, read his short biography here.


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