Workshop on “Information searching for knowledge discovery: strategies and techniques” Held at Chittagong Veterinary and Animal Sciences University (CVASU)

Md. Habibur Rahman

University Librarian, CVASU

Chattagram, 21 July 2018

A daylong Workshop on “Information searching for knowledge discovery: strategies and techniques” was held at the Administrative Building conference room of Chittagong Veterinary and Animal Sciences University (CVASU) on 17 July 2018.

Professor Dr Goutam Buddha Das, Vice-Chancellor, CVASU was present as the chief guest at the inaugural ceremony of the workshop.

Md Habibur Rahman, University Librarian, CVASU presided over the ceremony while Professor Dr Md Rayhan Faruque, Dean, Faculty of Food Science and Technology; Professor MA Halim, Dean, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine were present as the special guests.

Professor Dr S. M. Zabed Ahmed, Department of Information Science and Library Management, University of Dhaka was the key resource person at the workshop. The workshop was focused on how to search scholarly articles using different search engines within the quickest possible time. Dr Zabed discussed on types of searching, formulation of search strategy, search techniques, Boolean logic, parenthesis, use of truncation and wildcards with practical examples. He also discussed the importance of Open Access publishing, publishing process of Open Access journals. He shared the idea of predatory journals, its characteristics, and demerits of publishing articles into predatory journals and how to avoid predatory journals.

The faculty members of CVASU, who participated in the workshop enthusiastically enjoyed the session on the topics and appreciated. The participants expressed that such type of workshops should be arranged frequently by the central library.

The Sub-Project Manager (SPM) & University Librarian Mr Md. Habibur Rahman assured that CVASU central library will keep continuing its activities including arranging the similar workshop in the near future.

The workshop was organised by HEQEP sub-project CP 2184: Modernization of central library and Establishment of an E-resource Centre of CVASU and financed by the World Bank.

Bangabandhu Mobile Book Fair: A Tribute to Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman: Father of the Nation

Ratan K Das, Dhaka, 22 July 2018

Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman is the founding father of the People’s Republic of Bangladesh. He is the noblest and the greatest Bangalese in a thousand years. He was born on 17 March 1920 in Tungipara Upazila of Gopalganj. He dedicated his life for the welfare of this nation. He was the first president of Bangladesh. He was the Prime Minister of Bangladesh from March 1971 until his assassination on 15 August in 1975. Since then August is the blackest month of our national life.

It is the most disgraceful tragedy in the history of Bangladesh. The nation observes this month as national Mourning Month. Each year the Government and different organisations chalked out nationwide programs to monitor the month at the state level. Among others, two publishing houses, Srabon Prokashoni and Boinews, will organise a book fair titled ‘Bangabandhu Mobile Book Fair’ as part of the month-long programs.

The fair will begin in Dhaka, Narayanganj, Munsiganj, Gazipur, and Manikganj on 1 August. Several book-laden pickup vans will stay on the premises of educational institutions including schools, colleges, and universities of Dhaka and adjoining districts. The event will be ended on 31 August.

Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman was a first-class writer. Inspired by his wife, he started writing autobiography during his time in jail. He wrote ‘Oshomapto Attojiboni’ (The Unfinished Memoirs). His second memoir is ‘Karagarer Rojnamcha’ (Prison Diary). These two books will be displayed and sold in the coming book fair along with the 100 best books on Bangabandhu by distinguished writers. Any reader can buy these books from the fair with a 25 percent discount.

Courtesy: BSS

Workshop on Library Automation and Digitisation held at BANBEIS

Ahasan, Dhaka, 22 July 2018

A six-day long training program on Library Automation and Digitisation held at Bangladesh National Bureau of Educational and Statistics(BANBEIS), Dhaka from 15 July 2018 to 22 July 2018, 8:00 am to 5:00 pm  (except Friday).

Participants learned hands-on training on Integrated Library Management System “Koha” which includes data entry, editing, patron management, searching, installation etc. The central server will be maintained by BANBEIS where different college libraries/Institutions will be able to stretch input to the server. Initially, twelve colleges and twenty-four participants attended the said training program.  Participatory institutions and training participants are MS. Shahnaz Parvin, Program Officer and Mr Md. Nazmul Hasan Rajib, Office Assistant Cum Typist, Bangladesh National UNESCO Commission, Ms Mahmuda Akter, Librarian, Ministry of Education, Ms Kanij Mouluda Akter, Librarian, Mr Parimal Sarker, Assistant Librarian Dhaka College, Ms Jahanara Begum, Librarian, and. Mahmuda Khatun, Assistant Librarian, Government Eden College, Dhaka, Mr Md. Rabiul Alam, Librarian, Dhaka Mohammadpur Central University College, Mr Rafiqual Islam, Assistant Librarian, Rajuk Uttara Model College, Ms Tahhida Hossain, Librarian, Mirpur College, Dhaka, Ms Anjuman Ara Shimul, Librarian, and Mr Md. Asadul Haq, Assistant Librarian, Teachers Training College, Dhaka, Ms Fatema Akter, Donia College, Dhaka, Mr Md. Abdul Kader, Librarian, Dhaka Imperial College, Mr Md. Shamsul Alam, Librarian, Adamjee Cantonment College, Dhaka Mr Nurul Islam, Librarian, Gazipur Cantonment College, Gazipur, Mr Md. Rafiqul Islam, Documentation Officer and Ms Maksuda Khatun, Library Assistant, National Academy for Education Management(NAEM), Ministry of Education, Mr Md. Abdul Jalil, Cataloguer, Mahera Shahnaj, Library Assistant, Mr Md. Rafiqual Alam, Office Assistant cum Computer Assistant, Mr Md. Asab Uddin, Compiler, and Mr Md. Rabiul Islam, Library Helper, BANBEIS.

An inaugural ceremony was held on 15 July 2018 at BANBEIS Auditorium for this event. Dr Aruna Biswas, Additional Secretary (Admin and Finance), Secondary and Higher Secondary Division, Ministry of Education was the chief guest while Mr Md. Fashiullah, Director General presided over the session.

Dr Hasan Zamir

Hasan Zamir completed his PhD in Library and Information Science from the University of South Carolina in 2017. His dissertation focused on diffusion, sentiment, and network analysis of a social media movement, and his research interests revolve around social media analytics, big data, and text mining.

He has taught information retrieval, information architecture, computer-mediated communication, and user experiences at the University of South Carolina at both the undergraduate and graduate level.  At Dominican, he teaches Data Science, Information Technology, Health Informatics, and Web Designing courses both at graduate and undergraduate level. Zamir is active in leadership roles in various professional organisations including the Association for Information Science and Technology (ASIST) and the Association for Library and Information Science Education (ALISE).

Apart from teaching and supporting the expansion of Informatics programs at Dominican, he aims to explore data for social good.

 

An Orientation Program Held at Dr Mizanur Rahaman Professional College

Ahasan, Dhaka, 15 July 2018

The third batch of Post Graduate Diploma in Library and Information Science orientation program was held on Saturday, 06 July 2018 at Dr Mizanur Rahaman Professional College, Mohammadpur Dhaka.

The chairman Dr Mizanur Rahaman, Mr Md. Abdul Latif, Member of The said Trustee Board ; Mr. Kazi  Amdad Hossain, Central Councilor, Library Association of Bangladesh (LAB) and Assistant Librarian, Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology(BUET) were present and spoke on the orientation session while Ms Yeasmin Nahar, Principal, Dr Mizanur Rahaman Professional College presided over the event.

One hundred and forty-nine students divided into two sections are enrolled for the third batch (session 2018-2019) of Post Graduate Diploma Course. This institute is being affiliated by the National University, Bangladesh. The lessons will be taken thrice in a week, including during the weekends. The admitted students received books, curriculum and study resources as free of cost from Dr Mizanur Rahman trustee board at the end. This college was founded in 2013, and later on, it got the affiliation from the National University, Bangladesh.

The faculty and staff members of the Institute and invited guests were present to make the event successful.

 

 

Ambassador of Federal Republic of Somalia visits IUT Library

Ahasan, Dhaka, 15 July 2018

H.E. Amb. Amb. Abdirazak Siyad Abdi, the Ambassador of Federal Republic of Somalia and permanent representative of Somalia in Organisation of Islamic Cooperation(OIC), visited Islamic University of Technology(IUT) Library on 9 July 2018. Mr H.E wanted to know about the IUT Library present systems and services. Authority of the library evidently gave a presentation regarding resources, online journals, e-books, Institutional Repository and online registration systems.

Dr Mirza Mohd. Rezaul Islam, Librarian, Prof. Dr Md. Anayet Ullah Patwari, Head, Research, Extension, Advisory Services and Publications (REASP), Mr Abdoulaye Boubakari, Asstt. Translator-cum-PS to the Vice Chancellor and Library staff members were present during this special visit.

 

North South University Library team greets to Mr M. A. Hashem the newly elected Chairman of NSU

Tanveer, NSU, 12 July 2018

 

Mr M. A. Hashem, the founder life member of the North South University (NSU) Trust, has been unanimously elected as the Chairman of the Board of Trustees of the North South University Trust in its 85th Board of Trustees Meeting.  He took charge on 01 July 2018.

A renowned industrialist of the country, Mr M. A. Hashem is the former Member of Parliament of Bangladesh Jatiya Sangsad; Chairman of the Partex Group; Advisor to the Janata Insurance Company Ltd.; Founder of Noakhali Diabetic Samity and Founder President of Noakhali M. A. Hashem Degree College.

He had also served the NSU Foundation as its Chairman for the year 2003-2004 and 2012-2013. The North South Foundation for Education and research is the founder of NSU, the first private university of the country.

On behalf of the NSU Library, a team led by Dr Md. Zahid Hossain Shoeb, University Librarian greeted and congratulated to the new chairman. Among other people on the team Pro-Vice Chancellor Dr G.U. Ahsan, Senior Assistant Librarian Mr M.M. Shoeb, Assistant Librarian Mr Abdul Hakim and Library Officer Mrs Rukhsana Chowdhury were present during this greeting session.

 

Orientation Program held at the Institute for Library and Information Management (ILIM)

Ahasan, Dhaka, 15 July 2018

 

The 23rd batch of Post Graduate Diploma in Library and Information Science orientation program was held on Saturday, 06 July 2018 at West Dhanmondi Yusuf High School Campus, Shankar, Dhaka – 1207. Prof. Dr M Ahiduzzaman, Vice-Chancellor, Noakhali Science and Technology University and Chairman, Governing Board of ILIM. Dhaka was the Chief Guest while Mr S.M. Shamsuzzaman, Principal, ILIM chaired the session. Three hundred and forty-two students divided into two sections have got admission for the third batch (session 2018-2019) of Post Graduate Diploma Course and this institute is being affiliated by Ministry of Education, Government of the People’s Republic of Bangladesh and National University, Bangladesh. Classes will be held thrice in a week from Thursday to Saturday. This time we have seen the age limit (35) for admission criteria. Ten full-time faculty members and a good number of adjunct faculty members have been conducting this course.

The faculty and staff members of the Institute and invited guests were present to make the event successful.

 

New Public Library launched at Nowpara, Birganj, Dinajpur

Ahasan, Dhaka, 15 July 2018

 

Nowpara Relatives Staying in Dhaka (NRSID), a nonprofit and voluntary organisation has been working for a long period of time on several social activities for the betterment of village community of Nowpara, Birganj, Dinajpur. This forum donates winter clothes to the villagers per need, publish yearly magazine namely “Prottabarton”, reunion program at Dhaka, and more.  “Let’s read rook and create Enlightened society’, to keep this slogan the said forum has established a Public Library at Nowpara, Birgonj, Dinajpur. The mentioned community-based non-government public library was being inaugurated on 17 June 2018.

Continuing students, forum members, respected persons, patrons, donors were present on that occasion. NRISD Secretary-General and Assistant Vice President of Jamuna Bank Ltd. Mr Nahid Reaz Mithun told The Librarian Times (TLT), “we have started our journey with 702 books and with the cooperation of all we may like to go ahead. Definitely, next generation will get more benefit from it”.

This library remains open between 4:00 pm to 6:00 pm every day with two assigned persons who are in the teaching profession. Mr Nurul Adnan and Mr Anamul Haq serve as the volunteers to conduct the library activities.

Ms Farhana Islam, Ms Taklima Shirin, Mr Raihanul Islam, Ms Sultana Rahaman, Mr Mohaimenul Islam, Mr Fahim Muntasir, Mr.Sakiuz zaman sizan, Mr Ragib Ekhwan and Mr Tasnim Sadat are continuously cooperating and assisting tremendously for NRSID successes.  In the new library, there are varieties of collections including renowned translated work, historic, child literature, religious, novel, drama, cultural, motivational, Muktijoddo affairs, world’s best seller, reference etc. The Library members are availing borrowing facilities. Different ages of people including primary school level children are taking the opportunity of the library facilities.

One of the TLT board members has been continuously guiding the library team since the beginning of this initiative in terms of organization, collection, and accreditation of the library.

It is also mentioned that Nowpara Village has already accredited as the idle village of Dinajpur District. This village has a school, college, post office, medical dispensary, Shahid Minar (First at Birganj Upazila), orphanage, aesthetic and historic Mosque, Graveyard, pollution free and scenic atmosphere. Adding the new non-government public library, this village has become now more distinguished. Twenty-Eight registered members who are living in Dhaka are regularly contributing and giving time for upward mobility of this forum by doing several realistic activities.

We congratulate and appreciate each of the members of this forum on their ongoing activities towards the community.

 

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