Celebration of World Book and Copyright Day at Bishwo Shahitto Kendro

Ahasan, Dhaha, 28 April 2019

Professor Abdullah Abu Sayeed, the founder and president of the Bishwo Shahitto Kendro (World Literature Centre), quoted philosopher Sapkalis and said, “There are many surprises in this world. But there is nothing surprising like humans. Averted of the book is darkness and book fondness is light. People will come to creativity when this light will reflect them, their mindset will be awakened and copyright will be stopped.

To celebrate UNECSO announced World Book and Copyright Day on 23 April 2019, Bangladesh National Commission for UNESCO and Bishwo Shahitto Kendro jointly organized a discussion meeting on “Our Creative Books and Intellectuals” at Ishkendar Zahid Hasan Auditorium, Bishwo Shahitto Kendro.

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Students from IIS, NSTU become the runners up at “Int’l Hult Prize Regionals” in Mumbai

Rajesh, NSTU, 27 April 2019

Noakhali Science and Technology University (NSTU) team has won the title of runners up in the Mumbai regional competition of the prestigious ‘HULT PRIZE’. On 13th April, the Hult Prize regional final was held in Mumbai, India. 65 teams from different countries of the world, including Australia, Japan, Jordan, Nepal, Singapore, India, and Bangladesh participated in the competition. Among the teams of Bangladesh, there were 16 teams notably from DU, CU, SUST, BUET, KUET, RUET, JUST, BUTEX, MIST, DIU, IUB, BUBT and NSTU. The team “Complacency’ comprised of four BSS students from the Institute of Information Sciences, namely- Touhidur Rahman Adil, Sabiha Tasmim, Md. Riaz Uddin, Shanewaz Islam Pranty has achieved the glory of second place in that competition. Professor Dr M Wahiduzzaman, Vice Chancellor of the Noakhali Science and Technology University (NSTU), Treasurer and Director (IIS) congratulated the team for their outstanding achievement.

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Filipiniana corner launches at the Central Public Library, Dhaka

Rajesh, NSTU, 27 April 2019

Filipiniana corner has been opened at the Sufia Kamal National Public Library, Shahbag with the collaboration of The Department of Public Libraries and the Philippine embassy in Bangladesh on 20 April 2019. This corner will work as a reference collection on Philippine’s historical, literary, cultural and social aspects. State Minister for Cultural Affairs KM Khalid inaugurated the section as chief guest, while Vicente Vivencio T Bandillo, Ambassador, Embassy of the Republic of Philippines in Dhaka was attended as the special guest at the event. Mr Ashish Kumar Sarker, DG, Directorate of Public Libraries chaired the event.

Martyred Intellectuals Memorial Library celebrates its 30th anniversary

Rajesh, NSTU, 27 April 2019

Martyred Intellectuals Memorial Library celebrated its 30th anniversary from 26 April Friday to 27 April 2019. Serajul Islam Choudhury, professor emeritus at the Dhaka University was present at the inauguration and award ceremony.

Prof Abul Kashem Fazlul Haque attended a cultural programme and film exhibition on the second day of the celebration.

TLT Panel Discussion: Bridging the Divide: Ascertaining the Place of Bangladeshi LIS Researchers and Practitioners in Global

After the Award function, there was a panel discussion with eminent library professionals, and academics comprised Kazi Mostak Gausul Hoq, PhD, Chairman, Department of Information Science and Library Management, University of Dhaka; Md. Anwarul Islam, PhD Librarian, Sher-e-Bangla Agricultural University and Secretary-General of Library Association of Bangladesh (LAB); Professor Dr Md. Nasiruddin Mitul, Dean, School of Undergraduate Studies, National University, Bangladesh; Dr Dilara Begum, Chairperson & Associate Professor, Department of Information Studies and Library Management, & Librarian (In-charge), East West University; Professor Dr Md. Nasiruddin Munshi, Department of Information Science and Library Management, University of Dhaka and Dr Md. Nazim Uddin Senior Manager and Head, icddr,b Library and Sasanka Kumar Singha, Joint Director, Bangladesh Bank.

Dr Md Anwarul Islam, Associate Professor, Department of Information Science and Library Management, University of Dhaka moderated the programme.

The discussion was framed by a series of questions put to the panellists.

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Prof Abdullah Abu Sayeed honoured TLT Lifetime Award 2019!

ফুলের অনেক বৈচিত্র বা রঙের জৌলুশ আছে এগুলো তার সাফল্য কিন্ত যে গন্ধ দিয়ে সে আমাদের মন ভোলায়, তা হলো তার সার্থকতা

Abdullah abu sayeed(আব্দুল্লাহ আবু সায়ীদ)


Prof Abdullah Abu Sayeed, Founding President of Bishwa Shahitya Kendro has been chosen for the TLT lifetime award for his significant contribution to the society in Bangladesh. His foundation “Biswa Sahitya Kendra” a privately organised centre for promoting reading habits among students and the general public, movement to promote enlightenment and progressive ideas among people.

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TLT Excellence Academic Librarian Award 2019 (Academic Librarian of the Year) Dil Ruksana Basunia, Chittagong University


The award selection committee has nominated Dil Ruksana Basunia for TLT Excellence Academic Librarian Award 2019 for her contribution to the Arena of Academic Library. She is currently working as Deputy Librarian in the Central Library of the University of Chittagong and fairly very young for the position among others. She has prepared a project on ‘Central Library Automation Project’ and established a cyber centre under this project in the first phase. She organizes training and workshops for the staff and students as part of professional development and enhances user engagement in the library.  

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