Virtual Talk Series ‘Hello Librarian!’

Farzana Jumi, Officer, Library, University of Liberal Arts Bangladesh (ULAB)

Photo: Screenshot of hello librarian's meeting

Photo: Screenshot of hello librarian’s meeting

Nearly a year into the Covid-19 pandemic, libraries, the centre point for research and academic life, have seen a growing reliance on online sources. To enhance the services provided to students, thus, the Library at the University of Liberal Arts Bangladesh (ULAB) organized a virtual talk series, “Hello Librarian!” on Online Library Activities: Pandemic & Afterward on February 4, 2021.

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East West University Library observes National Library Day 2021

Mir Adiba Awlad, 7 February 2021

Photo: East West University Library observed National Library Day 2021

East West University Library celebrated the National Library Day 2021 on 05 February. As the pandemic situation is going on all over the world, this year the celebration was held online via Google Meet platform. To celebrate this day, East West University Library organized “Online Speech Contest” on “ Mujib Borsherer Ongkikar, Ghore Ghore Gronthagar ”(The Promise of Mujib year, Library in every house). The Contest was about to tell of the importance of that topic. Every participant was given 4 minutes to deliver his/her thoughts. After a thorough judgment 4 participants were selected for 3 winning positions among a huge number of participants. 

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SPSS 25 for the beginners: Registration is now open

Mir Adiba Awlad,

January 30, 2021

iSAPT Virtual Academy will organize a 10-days (15 hours) training on “Statistical Data Analysis with SPSS 25 for the Beginners” using the Zoom Cloud Platform from March 6, 2021. Mr Sadhan Verma (IT Instructor & Trainer, CEO, NBICT Lab, Dinajpur) will be joining the training sessions as the trainer. The first training was completed for the first batch successfully with 30 participants from the different countries around the world. 

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LAB election 2020: Mizanur-Tushar-Sakhawat panel won the Library Association Bangladesh election!

Md. Mizanur Rahman was elected as the president and Md. Hamidur Rahman Tushar was elected as the Secretary-General of the Library Association Bangladesh (LAB).  

The election for the 2021-2023 term was held on Saturday, December 26, 2020 at the Government Teachers Training College from 8 am to 4 pm. The members of Dhaka division exercised their right to vote directly in this election. The election was held simultaneously in eight divisions including Dhaka. » Read more

The librarian Times family and LIS professionals mourn the death of Dr Md Nazim Uddin

Prodip Roy, Melbourne, 24 December 2020

Dr Md Nazim Uddin, Senior Manager and Head, Library and Information Services, International Centre for Diarrhoeal Disease Research, Bangladesh (icddr,b) passed away on 23 December 2020 at 10.00 PM in Dhaka (Inna lillahi Oa Inna Ilahi Razeun) due to complications from COVID-19. He was admitted to the United Hospital Dhaka for the treatment of COVID-19 and pneumonia.  

Dr Nazim was engaged with The Librarian Times activities in many ways. He was the Chair of TLT Awards Selection Committee for 2019 and played a significant role in nominating the awardees. 

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Why the library services need to adopt the concept of service science? ULAB Library presents a webinar!

December 4, 2020

Kamal Hossain, Deputy Librarian
University of Liberal Arts Bangladesh (ULAB)
University of Liberal Arts Bangladesh (ULAB) library hosted a webinar titled Shaping Library Services in the Post-pandemic era: service science context on 1 December 2020.
Dr Md. Mukhlesur Rahman, Researcher at Japan Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (JAIST), Japan conducted the session.
The presenter focused on service science from a social engineering point of view. The session was successful in describing different issues to handle complex systems as well as directs how service systems interact and evolve to improve the circumstance compared to other systems with a specific focus on organizational restructuring, changing service management approach, integrating technologies in the service process and innovation, etc.

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Chapter of the Year 2020: South Asia Chapter of ASIS&T

Md. Anwarul Islam, PhD

Associate Professor, Department of Information Science and Library Management and

Chair of the South Asia Chapter, ASIS&T (2019-2020)

Photo: The writer with the ASIS&T President, Clara M. Chu

My journey with ASIS&T started in 2015 as a PhD student. It was an eye-opening meeting for me to meet famous people under one roof. The various Chapters, SIGs, Committees, the annual meeting and webinars make the association vibrant and useful for an early career researcher like me. For me, it was a matchmaking place of finding great researchers in my research areas. Slowly but surely I got involved with the membership committee, Asia Pacific Chapter, SIG-III, SIG-KM and other volunteering activities.

Over the last five years, I have participated in every annual meeting except 2016. I had served in a variety of panels and presentations, published in ASIS&T publications as author and served as a reviewer.

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Open Access Week 2020: Awareness of Open Access in Bangladesh

The School of Business, Bangladesh Open University is hosting an event on the Open Access Week (October 19-25) on its Foundation Day (21st October 2020).  The event will be arranged in collaboration and partnership with The Librarian Times, Creative Commons Bangladesh Chapter, and Centre for Open Knowledge to deliver an informative and exciting discussion session on all things Open Access.

The panel members will discuss the current challenges of open access, benefits of open access, OER, open textbook, open license, copyrights law, open access policy in Bangladesh, Plan S and most recent activities of open access worldwide.

The panellist for the discussion session are:

Professor Mostafa Azad Kamal, Dean, The School of Business, Bangladesh Open University

Mr Munir Hasan, Head, Youth Program, Prothom Alo and General Secretary, Bangladesh Open Source Network (BdOSN)

Dr Susmita Das, Centre for Open Knowledge and Ambassador, cOAlition S & Plan S

Prodip Roy AALIA (DCP), Editor in Chief, The Librarian Times, CCGN, Australia

The event will be moderated by M. M. Shoeb (Deputy Director), North South University Central Library.

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