Inaugural Ceremony of the In-House Training Program on “Online Management and Development of the Public Libraries”

Mukta, Melbourne, 6 January 2019

The inaugural ceremony of the in-house training program on “Online Management and Development Project of the Public Libraries” was held at the Public library in Dhaka, Bangladesh on 3 January 2019.

Mr MD. Nasir Uddin Ahmed, honourable secretary of the ministry of culture was present as the chief guest in the event was, and Mr MD. Ashish Kumar Sarkar, Director General (Additional Secretary) of the Public Library Directorate was present as the special guest in the event while the event was presided over by Mr MD. Zillur Rahman, the director of the program of Public Libraries management and development project.

 

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Workshop on ‘Online Library management and Development’ held at Divisional Government Public Library, Rangpur

Ahasan, Dhaka, 30 December 2018

A Workshop on ‘Online Library management and Development’ held on 22 December 2018 at divisional Government Public Library, Rangpur. Mr Asish Kumar Sarkar, Director General, Department of Public Libraries, Ministry of Cultural Affairs attended the workshop as the chief guest while Mr Md. Mojibur Rahman Al Mamun, Joint Secretary, Ministry of Cultural Affairs and Mr Syed Enamul Kabir, Additional District Commissioner attended as special guests.

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Bangabandhu and Muktijuddho corners set up to preserve Liberation War memory at Stamford University Library

Guests seated at the Muktijuddo corner after the inauguration.

Bangabandhu and Liberation War Corner (Muktijuddho Corner) has been established in Stamford University, Bangladesh on 17 December 2018. Ms Fatinaz Feroz, Chairperson, Board of Trustee of the University inaugurated the corner with the presence of other trustee members. Mr Zakir Hossain Munshi, Barrister AKM Farhan, and Farhanaz Feroz. Ms Rumana Haq Rita, Director, Library and Trustee board member of Stamford University conducted the event.

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Digital Access to Research (DAR) Country Focal Points Gathering held in Geneva, Switzerland

Digital Access to Research (DAR) Country Focal Points Gathering was held in ILO Head Office, Geneva, Switzerland during 3-7 December 2018. The program was organized by the United Nations Technology Bank for the Least Developed Countries.

Moment of the DAR Country Focal Points Gathering in Geneva, Switzerland

The Country Focal Points of 12 LDCs (Bangladesh, Bhutan, Burkina Faso, Liberia, Madagascar, Malawi, Mozambique, Nepal, Rwanda, Senegal, Uganda, Tanzania),  DAR Country Coordinators, DAR Administrative Support Team, WHO Country Office DAR Liaisons, UNOPS Team, Research4Life Support Team, Representatives of ILO, WHO,  WIPO, INASP and MLA/Librarians without Borders participated in the program.

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IFLA WLIC Congress attendance grant 2018, Dil Ruksana Basunia awarded

Ahasan and Mukta, Dhaka, 30 June 2018

 

Dil Ruksana Basunia, Deputy Librarian, University of Chittagong has been awarded for the 2018 recipients of the Academic & Research Libraries Attendance Grants of The International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions (IFLA) to attend World Library and Information Congress (WLIC) from 24-30 August 2018 in Kuala Lumpur Malaysia. Dil Ruksana will attend the IFLA Congress and will present paper and also will take part in different discussion groups. Also will meet library professionals around the world. Transform libraries, transform societies

It is mentioning that Dil Ruksana Basunia has been working Corresponding  Member at Asia and Oceania Section of IFLA since 2015.

Sage and ExLibris are the sponsors for this category of grant of the incumbent WLIC.

Other Grant winners to attend IFLA Congress in KL in August 2018 are:

Asia/Pacific

Ms Attya Shahid – National University of Computers and Emerging Sciences, Pakistan

Africa: 

Ms Adaora Chigozie Obuezie – Anambra State College of Health Technology, Obosi, Anambra State, Nigeria

Ms Kelemwork Agafari Kassahun/Madibela – Botho University, Botswana

The main source of the above information: https://www.ifla.org/node/52198

National University and The Librarian Times Joint Seminar: Media coverage

The event news has got media coverage in 25 national dailies till 30 June 2018. Indeed this is a good sign for library professionals towards positive changes.

 

 

University of Hull, UK team visited North South University Library

Tanveer,NSU, Dhaka, 30 June 2018

Lynne Barrow, Associate Dean (International), University of Hull, the UK with her team visited North South University Library yesterday (25 June 2018) accompanied by Dr Katherine Li, Director, Office of External Affairs, NSU. The purpose of the visit was to explore the NSU Library overall facilities, resources, access to information, research support, library space, the effect of services etc. prior to signing MOU. University Librarian, Dr Md. Zahid Hossain Shoeb outlined the strength and facilities of NSU Library mentioning the effective use of Main Study Hall, Cyber Center, Reference Section, Researchers Area, Archival Section, Quiet Study Area, General Study Area, Faculty Corner etc. which offering a calm, quiet, neutral space, where NSU Library users can access resources and information for work, research or leisure. Unlike these areas, students have a great affinity to the large Study Hall due to group discussion facilities.

Dr Zahid also discoursed that NSU Library is the pioneer of using state-of-the-art RFID technology, e-resource subscription, use of library research tools and training programme for the faculty members and the graduate as well undergrad students. The visitors appreciated the efforts of NSU Library. Sr. Asst Librarian, Mr MM Shoeb, Assistant Librarian, Md. Abdul Hakim, Library officer Tanveer Ahsanofficers other and support staff were also present during this visit.

Eid reunion held at Chattogram

Ahasan, Dhaka, 30 June 2018

 

Post Graduate Diploma of Library and Information Science continued students and alumni namely PGDLIS student forum of IIUC (International Islamic University Chittagong) organized an Eid reunion on 22 June 2018 at National Public School, Bahaddarhat, Chattogram. Mr Mohammad Jashim Uddin, Chattogram District Education Officer was the Chief Guest while Mr Anwar Hossain Nuri, Divisional Counsellor, Library Association of Bangladesh (LAB) attended the event as the special Guest.

 

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