The 28th ICDE World Conference on Online Learning – 3-7 November 2019

The 28th ICDE World Conference on Online Learning taking place in Dublin is one of the largest and most prestigious international conferences in the area. The conference theme of “Transforming Lives and Societies” anchors the growth of new models of open, online and digital learning in a number of big questions and the wider context of the Sustainable Development Goals. It aims to explore many of the contemporary problems and opportunities facing today’s educators in the globally connected digital-era. The organising team in the National Institute for Digital Learning (NIDL) at Dublin City University (DCU) promise a truly unique Irish experience along with an exciting and engaging conference programme. There will also be plenty of opportunities for delegates to mix socially and enjoy the sights and delights of Dublin.

Details at: https://wcol2019.ie/

Call for Proposals to Host the Open Education Global 2020 Conference is Open!

The Open Education Global Conference is the annual opportunity for researchers, practitioners, policy makers and educators to deeply explore open education and its impact on global education. Conference participants engage with thought leaders in open education and have the opportunity to share ideas, practices and discuss issues important to the future of education worldwide. The Open Education Global Conference is the largest global conference devoted to open education, attracting hundreds of participants from more than 45 countries around the world. The conference rotates to a different location each year. Hosting the Open Education Global Conference is a great way to raise awareness of open education and encourage its adoption and use in your country.

Please complete the Location Proposal and Projected Budget forms below and email them to conference@oeconsortium.org  by 30th August 2019.

Details at:https://www.oeconsortium.org/events/oe-global-2020-conference-location-proposal/

Mr Maruf Hossen has been promoted to Senior Librarian of BAEC

Mr. Maruf Hossen

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.

EWU Library Professionals complete online course titled “Research Writing in the Social Sciences”

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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TLT board meets the Libraries Unlimited Project team

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

Khairul Islam receives doctoral admission from 7 major US research universities

Apu
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

Inauguration ceremony held for Library Automation and Career Development Corner at Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman Agricultural University

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

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