Apu, 25 May 2019
Mr Maruf Hossen has been promoted to Senior Librarian of Bangladesh Atomic Energy Commission (BAEC). He has been working at BAEC since 16 January 2014 as Librarian. Besides, working as librarian he is also working as Member Secretary of BAEC website monitoring committee, Alternative Responsible Officer for Right to Information (RTI), APA team member, and etc. as an additional responsibility.
Mr Maruf Hossen completed his BA (Hons.) and MA in Information Science and Library Management from University of Dhaka. Prior to joining at BAEC, he worked at British Council Resource Centre for one year.
On behalf of TLT, we wish him a bright career and fruitful contribution to the library profession in Bangladesh.
Apu, Dhaka, 19 May 2019
Three library professionals from East West University (EWU) namely Mr Tahur Ahmed, Mr M. Abdul Gani, and Ms Afrin Sultana have completed the online course titled “Research Writing in the Social Sciences” on 10 May 2019 organized by INASP and AuthorAID.
The course consisted of six units embarking on a research project, research and publication ethics, evidence base for a paper, preparing to write a research paper, writing a research paper and publishing a paper in a journal. The course was run between 26 February to 15 April 2019 (7 weeks).
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Apu, Dhaka, 7 April 2019
A meeting between The Librarian Times (TLT) team led by the Editor, Prodip Roy and Libraries Unlimited Project team led by the project director Ms Kirsty Crawford was held on 3 April 2019 at the Libraries Unlimited Office, Shahbagh, Dhaka.
On behalf of TLT editorial board, Mr Mohammad Joynal Abdin and Mr Prodip Aich attended the meeting. Mr Prodip Roy attended the meeting via ZOOM online.
The Editor, TLT articulated that The Libraries Unlimited (LU) programme in Bangladesh is a milestone to modernise the public library network, build the capacity of library professionals, train library staff, and build public awareness of and access to library and information services. In the primary discussion with the LU project team, the board members spoke on TLT’s objective and future mission. TLT started its journey in Feb 2017 to overcome the Library and Information Science professional barriers, inspire professionals and contribute to the country by supporting library and information advocacy, organising the seminar Workshop and undertaking research on ongoing issues. » Read more
06 April 2019
Mr Khairul Islam, a former student of Information Science and Library Management, has received offers from the United States seven major research universities for his doctoral study beginning fall 2019. The universities include Howard University in Washington DC, Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis, Georgia State University, Wayne State University in Michigan, Southern Illinois University in Carbondale, Bowling Green State University in Ohio, and the University of Memphis in Tennessee.
Mr Khairul is interested in public health, health communications in particular.
“In my PhD, I will examine the state-of-science gap between health information diffusion and consumers’ perceptions of such information,” he said while talking to TLT.
Mr Khairul noted that with the rapid diffusion of digital technologies, the consumer health informatics has been evolving across the world including in Bangladesh, empowering many users to take an active role in making own health decisions. » Read more
Ahasan, Dhaka 7 April 2019
An Inauguration ceremony was held for the Library Automation and Career Development Corner at Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman Agricultural University on 1 April 2019. Prof. Dr Giasuddin Miah, Vice-Chancellor, BSMRAU was present as the Chief Guest in this inauguration session while Prof. Tofail Ahmed, BSMRAU was present as the Special Guest. Prof. Dr Mofazzal Hossain, Library Chief, BSMRAU conducted the ceremony. Koha-Integrated Library Management System has been implemented as part of the library automation project.
Dr Md. Anwarul Islam, Librarian, Sher-e Bangla Agriculture University and Mr Mubassir Ahsan, Assistant Librarian, Southeast University have been working behind the automation since the project started. Mr Md. Atik Zaman, Deputy Librarian, BSMRAU also has a tremendous contribution to make this automation pragmatic. » Read more
Mr Sheikh Md. Jalal Uddin, Librarian (In charge) Jatiya Kabi Kazi Nazrul Islam University participated in an International Conference on Intellectual Property Rights: Digital Transformation was held at Goa, India. He presented a paper on 27 March 2019. He also conducted a session as the chair of the mentioned conference. The conference was jointly organized by Fr. Angel College of Arts and Commerce, Pilar, Goa, JK Business School, Gurugram, and SDPA, New Delhi.
Details of the Conference are available in the following link: http://sdpaindia.org/Goa_brochure.pdf
Syeda Mukta Begum
April 6, 2019
Keeping up a conversation in a second language can be tough for non-English speaking people. Not knowing what to say next can lead to awkward silences, which isn’t fun for the person you are speaking to. From this feeling, Mr. Masud Rana, librarian, district public library, Chapai Nawabganj initiated the program “English Chat”. A prescheduled English chat was arranged on March 27, 2019. There were 17 participants attended the program.
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Ahasan, Dhaka, 6 January 2019
The Librarian Times (TLT) in collaboration with the Gyantapas Abdur Razzaq Bidyapeeth organized a seminar on Bibliometrics: The Possibility of Researchers and Library Professionals on Saturday, 5 January 2019 at Gyantapas Abdur Razzaq Bidyapeeth, Dhanmondi, Dhaka.
The growing demand for bibliometric and research assessment services represents a significant change in how patrons find and use information.
Infor‐/biblio‐/sciento‐/cyber‐/webo‐/alter‐/metrics helps to recognize the researchers who contribute to research from the institutions, with whom they collaborate or should collaborate, what is their research strength and weakness, what is the impact of their research, what is the research trend in a given topic, where to start the research, what should be the starting point of the literature review, where to apply for research funding, how to find vital topic of research and performance-based research funding, etc.
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Bangabandhu and Liberation War Corner was inaugurated at the Bangladesh Bank Library on 13 December 2018 Thursday. Bangladesh Bank Governor Fazle Kabir inaugurated the corner as a chief guest. Md. Akhtaruzzaman, Executive Director (Research) was present at the event as a special guest. The function was presided over by General Manager (Library) Mohammad Mahbubur Rahman Khan. Executive Directors of the Bank, General Managers and Deputy General Managers and various level officials were present in the program among others. Besides, leaders of Bangabandhu Parishad, Bangladesh Bank Officers Welfare Council, Bangladesh Bank Employees Association (CBA) and participants of other organizations participated in the inauguration program.
Bangladesh Bank Governor Fazle Kabir
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The British Council in collaboration with Bangladesh Bank has set up a ‘British Council Library Corner’ at the Bangladesh Bank’s library. From now on, Employees of Bangladesh Bank and their family members will be able to enjoy these books at their convenience in the library.
British Council Corner at the Bangladesh Bank Library
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