Vice-Chancellor, Islamic University of Technology visits the library

Photo: Vice-Chancellor, Islamic University Prof. Dr Mohammad Rafiqul Islam along with the library staff

Vice-Chancellor, Islamic University of Technology Prof. Dr Mohammad Rafiqul Islam reiterated the role libraries play in facilitating higher studies, the library vision and mission should inform the users from time to time as he visited the IUT library on 09 September 2020.

On the Vice-Chancellor’s visits Mr Md. Ahasan Habib, Librarian (In-Charge) delivered a presentation on the IUT Library System and Services. In the presentation, he focused on the current institutional repository systems, integrated library management system, Turnitin similarity checking, international connectivity and the library’s future plans. Mr Ahasan also explained how the library is continuing with the special services during the COVID -19 pandemic situation. The presentation session was very much interactive and lively.

Later on, Hon’ble Vice-Chancellor and Pro-Vice-Chancellor looked at the library physical facilities and exchanged views with the users of the library. There he also met with the library staff.





ULAB library arranges a webinar titled transformative role of libraries during the pandemic: Experience sharing from an Australian University

Kamal Hossain, Deputy Librarian
University of Liberal Arts Bangladesh (ULAB)

University of Liberal Arts Bangladesh (ULAB) library hosted a webinar titled transformative role of libraries during the pandemic: Experience sharing from an Australian University on 20 September 2020. The purpose of this session was to share the experience of how the Australian Universities have been impacted by the pandemic. The presenter discussed a brief overview of how this impact relates to the academic library services. The session highlighted on a university library service in response to the COVID-19 pandemic since March 2020. The presentation focused on the library’s challenges and response during the crisis that the pandemic has posed to its new service model. In addition to this, the discussion outlined about how the library has modified some existing services including creating COVID- 19 subject guidepurchase requests, click and post model and adopted new technologies in the library.

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Free webinar on higher education, LIS research and employment opportunities in the USA

This free webinar will discuss two areas in the USA perspectives including a broad overview of higher education, and a specific look at the LIS research and employment opportunities. Two speakers, with strong relevant backgrounds, will highlight their individual and professional experiences. The first speaker is doing PhD here in the USA will discuss higher education opportunities, including preparation, admission and funding. The focus will be given on the areas of social sciences specially LIS and closely related fields. The second speaker is Assistant Professor in the USA, with a background in information science research, will emphasise various LIS research opportunities that are available for international students in the USA. It will follow a discussion on employment prospects for international LIS researchers after the successful completion of graduate education. The discussions will draw questions from the attendees. Attendees will benefit from the expertise of the two speakers and will be able to identify steps required for effective higher education and employment plans in the USA, especially, in the areas of LIS and closely related fields.

Save the date: 23rd August, Sunday, 2020 (8:00 pm, Dhaka, Bangladesh)

Cost: Free 

Registration is not required 

Facebook Live:

Join the webinar via the zoom link below:



Announcing Creative Commons’ New CEO, Catherine Stihler


Photo by David Iliff (CC BY-SA)


CC headquarter announced it’s new CEO name in the last month. Catherine Stihler has been selected the Creatives Commons next CEO officially will effect on August 17, 2020.

Catherine has been a champion for openness as both a legislator and practitioner for more than 20 years. She currently serves as CEO of the Open Knowledge Foundation, an organization whose work is fully aligned with the values and mission of Creative Commons. During her tenure, she has successfully redefined OKF’s vision and mission reengaged its global chapters and increased its international profile.


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TLT hosts a Live Talk Show: How Bangladeshi and overseas Bangladeshi library professionals are responding to the COVID-19 situation?

TLT, August 17, 2020

The Librarian Times hosted a live talk show titled how Bangladeshi and overseas Bangladeshi library professionals are responding to the COVID-19 situation on August 8 2020. The talk show focused on how the outbreak of COVID-19 (Coronavirus) has a global impact which affects libraries over the world. The guest speakers addressed about how the libraries across the globe have been facing difficulties on which programs to deliver and how ranging from limited constraints to total closure. Besides, the speakers’ talked about the libraries initiatives to overcome the challenges of managing remote working effectively. The objective of the talk show was to identify how Bangladeshi and overseas Bangladeshi LIS professionals are involved in delivering library services, especially in Australia, Singapore and India at the time of COVID-19.

The special guests who attended the live talk show were Nargis Sultana, Wyndham City Council, Australia; Razina Akhter, Bangladesh Shishu (Children) Academy, Md. Anwarul Islam, PhD, Library Association of Bangladesh; Abdullah al-Modabber, South Asian University, India and A N M Sabbir, Charles Sturt University NSW, Australia. The event was moderated by Syeda Mukta Begum, Singapore. 

COVID-19 – A list of temporarily free resources

Syeda Mukta Begum

April 26, 2020

While the coronavirus pandemic continues to endanger and interrupt lives, publishers in all industries are working hard to make sure readers of all ages have a smooth transition experience.

There are special free and extended resources available from various platforms and vendors during the current Pandemic in the world.  On behalf of TLT, Syeda Mukta Begum has collected all the free resources links to share with LIS professionals, researchers, doctors and others for the remote learning and access in the lockdown period. Below is a list of industry actions, which we will continue to update for all.

ACS Publications

Here are enclosed a collection of free to read online teaching chemistry teaching resources from the Journal of Chemical Education and the ACS Division of Chemical Education. There are also virtual issues of all articles related to Covid-19 from ACS Publications: Chemistry in Coronavirus Research: A Free to Read Collection from the American Chemical Society. This regularly updated collection includes journal articles, video resources, distance learning modules, etc.

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ULAB Library launches Bangabandhu Corner

Photo: Professor Dr Rafiqul Islam, National Professor of Bangladesh inaugurates Bangabandhu Corner at the Library of University of Liberal Arts Bangladesh (ULAB)

University of Liberal Arts Bangladesh (ULAB) has launched Bangabandhu corner at the library.

Professor Dr Rafiqul Islam, National Professor of Bangladesh inaugurated Bangabandhu Corner at the Library of University of Liberal Arts Bangladesh (ULAB) in its Dhanmondi Campus, Dhaka on March 11, 2020. The initiative has been taken to mark the centenary of the birth of the country’s founding president Sheikh Mujibur Rahman. The new corner at ULAB Library contains a special collection on Bangabandhu with more than 350 books and new titles will be added continuously. Certainly, this collection will help scholars and researchers.

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Student exchange program: Malaysian delegates visit the ISLM Department

To explore the possibility of fostering faculty/student exchange program and collaboration between the Department of Information Science and Library Management (ISLM), University of Dhaka, and the Faculty of Information Management, Universiti Teknologi MARA (UiTM), Malaysia are in a stage to start. This exchange program is aiming to bring together researchers, academicians and LIS students of the University of Dhaka and UiTM to present their research results and academic activities. This platform provides opportunities for the delegates to exchange new ideas and experiences face to face, to establish research relations and to find further opportunities for future collaboration. Through this reciprocal activity, it is hoped that the staff and students from both institutions would be able to enrich knowledge, get insight into the Bangladeshi and Malaysian educational systems, develop professional individuality and experience life in a foreign land.

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