A.D.M. Ali Ahammed honoured with TLT Posthumous Award!

The award marks A.D.M. Ali Ahammed for serving, leading and his legendary contribution to the library profession in Bangladesh.

He was born on 1 October 1961 in Longir village of  Gafargaon Thana of Mymensingh. After completing primary education at the village primary school, he passed secondary school from he Kandi Para Asker Ali Bahumukhi High School in 1976 and higher secondary school from Kabi Nazrul Government College (Dhaka) in 1978.  He obtained a Bachelor of Science degree in 1980 from Government Shahid Sahrawardy College (Dhaka). Later, he completed his master of Arts in Library and information science 1980 from the University of Dhaka. He also received a Bachelor of Laws degree from Dr Alim Al Raji law College in 1986. His career started as an Assistant Librarian in Bangladesh Institute of International and Strategic Studies (BIISS) in 1984. In 1991, he joined as Librarian at Mymensingh Govt. Library under the Ministry of Cultural Affairs. In all his Service life he served the Govt. diligently in many stations. In 2017, when working as Librarian (Admin & Accounts), Department of Public Libraries, Ministry of Cultural Affairs, Dhaka,  Bangladesh, he joined to British Council (Bangladesh) on lien as Component Lead-Model Library, Libraries unlimited.

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All 8 Newly-Appointed library professionals join at Rooppur Nuclear Power Plant

Apu, Dhaka, 31 March 2019

A group of fresh library professionals have recently been appointed as Executive Apprentice at Nuclear Power Plant Company Bangladesh Limited (NPCBL) on 24 March 2019. They are Mr Md. Anarul Islam, Ms Anjuman Ara Jesmin, Mr Ahmadul Islam Hawlader, Ms Farjana Chaity, Mr Md. Mizanur Rahman, Mr Soikot Biswas, Mr Abdur Rashid and Mr Madhob Kumar.

Out of 8 professionals, the first four named mentioned are from Dhaka University and last four named mentioned are from Rajshahi University. All of them have completed both bachelor and masters degree in Information Science and Library Management.

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TLT Panel Discussion: Bridging the Divide: Ascertaining the Place of Bangladeshi LIS Researchers and Practitioners in Global

A part of TLT Awards and Fun Night 2019, an exciting panel discussion session titled “Bridging the Divide: Ascertaining the Place of Bangladeshi LIS Researchers and Practitioners in Global” also will be held.

Date: 20 April 2019, 3.00 pm

Venue: RC Majumder Arts Auditorium, Lecture Theatre, University of Dhaka Bangladesh, Dhaka

Abstract: Since its inception in 1959, the LIS education and LIS institutions has got new height to go further. In the last few years, there has been increasing participation of the Bangladeshi LIS people in various LIS events globally. They have been recognized and awarded many times and has been highly praised by many LIS associations, institutions globally. They are exploring their position in different LIS events e.g., conference, seminars, training, professional associations; winning grants; doing LIS job with confidence in different countries and equally put emphasis in research. While many LIS researchers and practitioners are contributing to the overall development of this discipline, there isn’t much talking till date looking at how much they are doing.

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Rich tributes paid to Late Dr Mirza Mohd. Rezaul Islam

Ahasan, Dhaka, 31 March 2019

Bangladesh Association of Librarians Information Scientists and Documentalists (BALID) organized the memorial meeting and doa mahfil on its chairman at the CIRDAP auditorium on Saturday, March 23, 2019 (Saturday) in CIRDAP International Convention Centre at 4:00 pm.

Dr Reza’s sons Mirza Md. Asif Sakib and Mirza Md. Tehzib Sadaf along with family members, BALID Family members, academics and library professionals participated in the Mahfil and prayer.

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BALID EC members meet with VC, IUT

Ahasan, Dhaka, 31 March 2019

A three members team lead by Ms Hazera Rahman, Chairman, BALID and Librarian, BGMEA University of Fashion and Technology, Dr Md Mostafizur Rahman, Member, BALID and Chairman, Department of Information Management and Library Science, Royal University Dhaka and Md. Ahasan Habib, Finance Secretary, BALID and Assistant Librarian, Islamic University of Technology met with Dr Omar Jah, Vice-Chancellor of Islamic University of Technology (IUT), Prof. Dr Anayet Ullah Patwari, Head, HEASP, IUT, Mr Mebasa Omar, Registrar, IUT, Mr Md. Golam Salek, Chief of Establishment, IUT on 21 March 2019.

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International book fair Dhaka this year: Minister

Ahasan, Dhaka, 30 March 2019

Dhaka, Mar 20 (UNB) – State Minister for Cultural Affairs K M Khaled on Wednesday said an international book fair will be held in the city at the end of the year.

He disclosed the information at the annual general meeting of Bangladesh Publishers and Booksellers Association (BAPUS) held at the city’s Engineers Institution Auditorium.

“This year’s Amar Ekushey book fair has been relatively better than the other times. In order to make this book fair more beautiful and attractive in the future, all efforts will be taken from the ministry. Besides, an international book fair will be held in Dhaka at the end of this year. That is why efforts are being made to provide necessary funds from the ministry,” he said.

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Prize and Certificate award ceremony held at Chapai Nawabganj Public Library

Ahasan, Dhaka, 30 March 2019

Chapai Nawabganj District government public library organized a prize and certificate award ceremony on 20 March 2019 at its hall room. Among the award presenters were Deputy Director, Islamic Foundation, Chapai Nawabganj, Mr Md. Abul Kalam; Lecturer, Government Technical School and College, Chapai Nawabganj, Dr Md. Imdadul Haq Mamun who expressed their gratitude to the winners and congratulated the tremendous success. The ceremony was conducted by Mr Md. Masud Rana, Librarian, District Government Public Library, Chapai Nawabganj.

The celebration was arranged to acknowledge and celebrate the different national day of Bangladesh. Mr Md. Masud Rana delivered the vote of thanks and finally, the prize and awarding ceremony concluded.

Doa Mahfil for Late ADM Ali Ahammed held

Ahasan Dhaka, 24 March 2019

A doa mahfil and commemorative meeting in memory of deceased ADM Ali Ahammed, Vice President of Library Association of Bangladesh (LAB) and Component Lead, Libraries Unlimited Project of British Council, Dhaka was held on 14 March at VIP Seminar Room of Central  Public Library, Shahbag, Dhaka.

Prof. Dr SM Mannan, Department of Information Science and Library Management, University of Dhaka, Mr Asish Kumar Sarker, Director General, Department of Public Libraries, Mr Syed Ali Akbar, President LAB spoke on the occasion among others.

The event was organized by the LAB. Dr Md. Anwarul Islam, Secretary General of LAB gave the vote for thanks to the professionals for attending the program.

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