Tahur Ahmed completes all of Research4Life programs as the first library professional in Bangladesh

Apu, Dhaka

Tahur Ahmed

Tahur Ahmed

Mr. Tahur Ahmed, Assistant Librarian, East West University has successfully completed the “Research4Life Massive Open Online Course” (HINARI, AGORA, OARE, ARDI and GOALI) from 11 November 2019 to 15 December 2019 and got Certificate of Achievement. The program was funded by the Elsevier Foundation and the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) of the United Nations (UN). The course was developed for librarians, information professionals, IT specialists, researchers, academics, lecturers, educators, students and professionals, such as doctors, policymakers, lawyers, social workers and statisticians.

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Promotion news: Ayub Ali, Shamsun Nahar Toran and Muhammad Burhun Uddin have been promoted at BB Library

Apu, Dhaka

Md. Ayub Ali has been promoted to Deputy General Manager from Joint Director, Ms Shamsun Nahar Toran has been promoted to Joint Director from Deputy Director and Muhammad Burhun Uddin has been promoted to Deputy Director from Assistant Director at Bangladesh Bank Library.

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Tahur Ahmed is now a Scopus Certified Librarian

Apu, Dhaka

Tahur Ahmed

Tahur Ahmed

Mr Tahur Ahmed, Assistant Librarian, East West University has successfully completed the “Scopus Certification Program for Librarians” organised by ELSEVIER from October 01, 2019, to November 15, 2019. Twenty Five Librarians from all over the world have successfully completed this program in this cohort. Two library professionals from Bangladesh have completed this course. The certification program consists of the following six online courses:

1) Topical Search
2) Author Identity
3) Research Metrics
4) APIs
5) Institutional Insights and
6) User Outreach.

Scopus is the largest abstract and citation database in the world. The main objective of this course is to gain insight into research sources, collaboration and metrics, and use that knowledge to expand training and consulting options with the library users to develop deep skills and new competencies in research discovery and evaluation.

Bangladeshi ISLM Professional Dr. Md. Mukhlesur Rahman receives double PhD

Dr. Md. Mukhlesur Rahman has received his second PhD in Knowledge Management area from the Graduate School of Advanced Science and Technology, Japan Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (JAIST), Japan. Dr. Mukhles obtained this degree after fulfilment of a series of criteria of JAIST which includes compilation of course work, conducting a minor research project, the participation of international conferences, publishing research findings in international journals, writing up a dissertation, and defending the dissertation in several stages.

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Mr Atikuzzaman was awarded a Gold Medal

Ahasan Habib, Dhaka

Atikuzzaman awarded Gold Medal in the 52nd ConvocationThe 52nd convocation of the country’s largest education institution, Dhaka University was held on 9 December 2019. Mr. Md. Atikuzzaman was awarded a gold medal for his outstanding academic result in the department of Information Science and Library Management. The university’s Chancellor President Abdul Hamid presided over the grand event at the university’s central playground while the National Professor Anisuzzaman attended as the convocation speaker. Dhaka University conferred honorary Doctor of Laws degree to Dr Takaaki Kajita at the convocation ceremony.

Earlier Mr. Atikuzzaman was also awarded Lion Md. Jonab Ali and Farzana Jonab Gold Medal and TLT Young student award in 2019.

Atikuzzaman awarded Gold Medal

Ms Mashiat Tabassum has been promoted to Assistant Professor

Mashiat Tabassum

Apu, Dhaka | 06 December 2019

Ms Mashiat Tabassum has been promoted to Assistant Professor of Dept. of Information Science and Library Management (ISLM), University of Dhaka (DU). Ms Tabassum joined Dept. of ISLM, DU as Lecturer in 2015.

Ms Tabassum completed her BA (Hons.) and MA in Information Science and Library Management from University of Dhaka. She has received numerous institutional awards as well as academic honours that include Dean’s Merit Award in 2014 as a recognition to obtaining the highest CGPA in BA Honours in the academic year 2011.

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New Appointment at Dhaka University Library

Apu,Dhaka | 03 December 2019

Six library professionals have been appointed at Dhaka University Library recently. Ms Sadia Afroze, Mr Joy Charles Rozario, Mr Rubel Mia, Mr Hafizur Rahman and Ms Anwesha Jadab have been joined as Senior Cataloger and Ms Taslima Akter as Research Officer. Earlier Ms Sadia Afroze worked as Junior Assistant Librarian at BRAC University, Mr Joy Charles Rozario as Communication And Documentation Officer at Caritas Development Institute and as Executive at AIUB Library, Mr Rubel Mia as Library Officer at State University of Bangladesh (SUB), Ms Anwesha Jadab as Library Officer at Asian University for Women and Ms Taslima Akter at North South University Library.

All of the professionals have completed a BA and MA degree in Information Science and Library Management from the University of Dhaka.

Digital Access to Research Workshop of the UN Technology Bank held at SUST

A two-day Workshop on Digital Access to Research held on 6-7 November at SUST Research Centre, Shahjalal University of Science & Technology, SUST, Sylhet. The workshop was organised by the United Nations Technology Bank for the Least Developed Countries (UNTBLDC). It was the 2nd workshop of UNTBLDC in Bangladesh. The 1st one was held on 30-31 October at BUET, Dhaka.

The purpose of the workshop was to raise awareness about the Research4Life platform and to provide training on how to access and use the platform. Research4Life is the collective name for five research programmes viz. HINARI, AGORA, OARE, ARDI and GOALI,  managed by WHO, FAO, UNEP, WIPO & ILO, which provide developing countries with free or low-cost access to academic and professional content online including e-Books.

Digital Access to Research Workshop of the UN Technology Bank held at SUST

Digital Access to Research Workshop of the UN Technology Bank held at SUST

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