Prize money and Certificate Award Session for designing of Public Library and National Museum held at Dhaka

Ahasan, Dhaka, 19 August 2018

For designing Directorate of Public Library and National Museum multi-storeyed building, the Ministry of Cultural Affairs organised a prize money and Certificate Award Session on 30 July 2018 at Nalini Kanto Bhattacharjo Gallery, National Museum, Shahbag, Dhaka. The Chief Guest of the Ceremony was H.E. Asaduzzaman Noor, MP honourable Minister, and Ministry of Cultural Affairs while Mr Md. Nasiruddin Ahmed, Secretary, Ministry of Cultural Affairs chaired the session. An inaugural speech was given by Mr Asish Kumar Sarkar, Director General (Additional Secretary) Directorate of Public Libraries. The programme was ended followed by cultural functions.

Once a well-designed multi-storeyed building is built under the project, the public library will be shifted to it, adding that another multi-storeyed building will also be constructed for the National Museum.

Cubeinside Design Ltd. in association with Dcon Design Studio won the first prize (As per their Facebook pages) on national design competition of coordinated complex of Department of Public Libraries (DPL) and Bangladesh National Museum.

Placemaking is a quiet movement that re-imagines public spaces as the heart of every community, in every city. It is a transformative approach that inspires people to create and improve their public places. By creating an integrated platform, this is how we collectively shape our public realm to maximize shared value. More than just creating the better urban design of public spaces, placemaking facilitates creative patterns of activities and connections in terms of cultural, social and ecological that defines a place and supports its ongoing evolution. It is how people are more collectively and intentionally shaping our city and our future on the country.

The main goal of the design is to create a place that has both a strong sense of community and a comfortable image for all aged people, as well as a setting, activities and uses that collectively add up to something more than the sum of its often simple parts by celebrating the institution of life by democratic participation of the entire city.

Training on Integrated Library Management Software Koha held at Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman Agricultural University (BSMR AU)

Ahasan, Dhaka, 19 August 2018

A series of training programme on Integrated Library Management Software Koha held at Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman Agricultural University (BSMR AU) recently. Dr Md. Anwarul Islam, Librarian, Sher-E Bangla Agriculture University, Mr Mubassir Ahsan, Assistant Librarian, Southeast University and Mr  Mafiq Islam Jibon, Student-MSS, Information Science and Library Management (ISLM), University of Rajshahi conducted the training session as resource persons. Dean, Agriculture Economics, BSMR AU and Director, Research BSMR AU are also seen in the event.

Eleven library staff members lead by Mr Atiq Zaman, Deputy Librarian, BSMR AU participated in this hands-on training session.

TLT Webinar: Open access, Open research data, Open citations: how library professionals contribute, Presented by: Dr Jakaria Rahman

Open Access plays a significant role in allowing us for the advancement of learning, knowledge and research worldwide.  This webinar will focus on two major concepts i.e. what exactly is open research data, and open citations.

Objective

To create awareness about Open research data and Open citations.

Content

How can we arrange and use open data for our researchers: availability and access, re-use and redistribution, universal participation, interoperability? How can we bypass the commercial databases to retrieve and analyses open citation for bibliometric analysis?

Outcome

This webinar will support the library professionals, researchers and students to use Open research data and Open citations for their respective perspective.

The language of the webinar: Bengali

Date: Friday 16 November 2018

Time: 5:00 PM (Bangladesh Standard Time)

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Meeting ID: 542 470 6366

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About the Presenter:

Dr Jakaria Rahman is engaged as a Bibliometric Analyst at the Department of communication and learning in science of the Chalmers University of Technology, Sweden.  His works consist of analyzing publications impact and research collaborations to suggest development strategies, publication strategies and policies with the university management and departments and contribute to the university ranking analytics. He is also involved in several research projects.

He obtained bachelor, master, and MPhil degree in information science and library management from the University of Dhaka. He received Dutch Bangla Bank fellowship to pursue MPhil program. He attended 3-months international training on scientific and technological information management in universities and libraries with Belgian government’s VLIR-UOS scholarship. He was granted European Unions’ Erasmus Mundus scholarship that he ended successfully after 2-years of MSc studies in Digital Library in collaboration with three universities in Norway, Estonia, and Italy. Later, he briefly worked for Opera software in Norway. Further, he worked as a researcher at the University of Antwerp and was conferred with PhD degree from there. During his MSc and PhD studies, he has collaborated extensively with colleagues throughout Europe and spent time at several European universities and presented his research findings in different international conferences. He spent his early career years at the IJSG, BANSDOC, EWU, and ICDDR, B.

He has published a good number of research articles in Web of Science and Scopus indexed journals. All his publications are open access and available through ResearchGate (see at https://tinyurl.com/yb6p673h) and E-LIS repository (see at http://eprints.rclis.org). His ORCID ID is 0000-0001-7876-4631.

He is a member of ASIS&T and a life member of BALID and LAB.

TLT Webinar: Higher study abroad for ISLM graduates: challenges and opportunities, Presented by: Dr Jakaria Rahman

Are you an ISLM graduate and want to study abroad and learn differently with greater knowledge of different cultures?

If yes, then this webinar will help you to find the path that is right for you.

Objective

To inform the overall procedures to get admission abroad both at master and PhD levels.

Content

When and how to start the preparation; Which myths are not true, where to search for opportunities, which countries to target, scholarship opportunities, how to prepare required documents, for example, motivation letter, reference letter, language skills, academic documents? How to write to a professor for PhD admission? What is the hot topic? What should the research proposal contain?

Outcome

This webinar will aid the ISLM graduates to take preparation for study abroad.

The language of the webinar: Bengali

Date: Friday 19 October 2018 Time: 5:00 PM (Bangladesh Standard Time)

To Join this webinar

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Meeting ID: 542 470 6366

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About the Presenter:

Dr Jakaria Rahman is engaged as a Bibliometric Analyst at the Department of communication and learning in science at the Chalmers University of Technology, Sweden. His works consist of analyzing publications impact and research collaborations to suggest development strategies, publication strategies and policies with the university management and departments and contribute to the university ranking analytics. He is also involved in several research projects.

He obtained bachelor, master, and MPhil degree in information science and library management from the University of Dhaka. He received Dutch Bangla Bank fellowship to pursue MPhil program. He attended 3-months international training on scientific and technological information management in universities and libraries with Belgian government’s VLIR-UOS scholarship. He was granted European Unions’ Erasmus Mundus scholarship that he ended successfully after 2-years of MSc studies in Digital Library in collaboration with three universities in Norway, Estonia, and Italy. Later, he briefly worked for Opera software in Norway. Further, he worked as a researcher at the University of Antwerp and was conferred with PhD degree from there. During his MSc and PhD studies, he has collaborated extensively with colleagues throughout Europe and spent time at several European universities and presented his research findings in different international conferences. He spent his early career years at the IJSG, BANSDOC, EWU, and ICDDR, B.

He has published a good number of research articles in Web of Science and Scopus indexed journals. All his publications are open access and available through ResearchGate (see at https://tinyurl.com/yb6p673h) and E-LIS repository (see at http://eprints.rclis.org). His ORCID ID is 0000-0001-7876-4631.

He is a member of ASIS&T and a life member of BALID and LAB.

Register to Attend

TLT Webinar: Bibliometric Analyst as a profession for ISLM graduates

The Librarian Times is inviting you to a number of scheduled Zoom webinars: Presented by: Dr Jakaria Rahman 

Bibliometric Analyst as a profession for ISLM graduates

Nowadays, Universities and research organizations are using bibliometric methods in a novel way. This webinar will focus on how bibliometrics is utilized to identify quantitative indicators for academic productivity and quality.

Objective

To inform the significance of bibliometrics being incorporated as a part of librarianship tasks and required competencies.

Content

The nature of bibliometric activities, motivations and consequences, opportunities, benefits, risks, training facilities and research activities.

Outcome

This webinar will benefit the ISLM graduates to know how they can come forward as a bibliometric analyst.

The language of the webinar: Bengali

Date: Friday 28 September 2018

Time: 5 PM (Bangladesh Standard Time)

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Meeting ID: 542 470 6366

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About the Presenter

Dr Jakaria Rahman is engaged as a Bibliometric Analyst at the Department of communication and learning in science of the Chalmers University of Technology, Sweden.  His works consist of analyzing publications impact and research collaborations to suggest development strategies, publication strategies and policies with the university management and departments and contribute to the university ranking analytics. He is also involved in several research projects.

He obtained bachelor, master, and MPhil degree in information science and library management from the University of Dhaka. He received Dutch Bangla Bank fellowship to pursue MPhil program. He attended 3-months international training on scientific and technological information management in universities and libraries with Belgian government’s VLIR-UOS scholarship. He was granted European Unions’ Erasmus Mundus scholarship that he ended successfully after 2-years of MSc studies in Digital Library in collaboration with three universities in Norway, Estonia, and Italy. Later, he briefly worked for Opera software in Norway. Further, he worked as a researcher at the University of Antwerp and was conferred with PhD degree from there. During his MSc and PhD studies, he has collaborated extensively with colleagues throughout Europe and spent time at several European universities and presented his research findings in different international conferences. He spent his early career years at the IJSG, BANSDOC, EWU, and ICDDR, B.

He has published a good number of research articles in Web of Science and Scopus indexed journals. All his publications are open access and available through ResearchGate (see at https://tinyurl.com/yb6p673h) and E-LIS repository (see at http://eprints.rclis.org). His ORCID ID is 0000-0001-7876-4631.

He is a member of ASIS&T and a life member of BALID and LAB.

Register to Attend 

 

Prize and Certificate Award Session Held at Khagrachhari District Government Public Library

Khagrachhari District Government Public Library organised several competitions including book reading, easy writing, recitation, and drawing on the occasion of the Independence Day and National Day of Bangladesh, Bangla New Year, and the 119th birth anniversary of the National Poet Kazi Nazrul Islam. To give awards and certificates, the library organised a prize and certificate award session on Tuesday 7 August 2018 at General Reading Room, District Government Public Library, Khagrachhari.

Mr Kongjori Chowdhury, Chairman, Khagrachhari Hill District Council was the chief guest while Mr Srila Talukder, Headmaster, Khagrachhari Government high school; Ms Rusdina Akter Jahan, Headmaster, Notunkuri Cantonment High School; Mr Remrachai Chowdhury, Member, Hill District Council and convener, District government public library, Khagrachhari attended the event as special guest. The chief guest provided the holy Tripotok books for distribution to all the readers as free of cost. The said books were received by Mr Oan Chakma, Officer, District Government Public Library, Khagrachhari.

These kinds of community involvement program of different government public libraries making a bridge between the community and library throughout the year. Different age groups of several educational institutions continuing students took part of the mentioned program.

Government declaration: Bangabandhu Corner at Each Educational Institution

  

Bangladesh Government has taken initiative to establish Bangabandhu Corner at each of the educational institutions. Books, articles, poems, statements, narration, interviews and documentaries will be given to the Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman in the library. Besides, there will also be authored textbooks on it. Ministry of Education will decide which books will be preserved in this corner of all 13 hundred books written on Bangabandhu. However, statistics will be collected regarding how much books have been published on Bangabandhu. For this, Ministry and others association cooperation will seek. (Source partial translation from Dainik Manabjomin)

As per news of 25 July “The government is planning to set up a corner at all secondary schools after the name of the country’s founding President Sheikh Mujibur Rahman, aiming to inform next generation about his contribution.

‘We in principle decided to set up a Bangabandhu corner at the library of all schools,’ education ministry’s secondary and higher education division additional secretary Jabed Ahmed told New Age on Tuesday after holding a meeting at the secretariat.

‘We will set up Bangabandhu corner at some schools in the capital on a pilot basis. We are now working what kind of books and substances will be kept at the corner,’ he said.

‘We took the decision as reserved seat lawmaker Nasrin Akther last year proposed setting up a corner at school library named after Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman,’ said a top secondary and higher education division.

The government is planning to set up such corner at over 20,000 secondary schools when Directorate of Secondary and Higher Education in June this year asked all schools to collect a title on addresses of Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina, also the eldest daughter of Sheikh Mujibur Rahman, as a reference book.

Since 2017, National Curriculum and Textbook Board has printed Sheikh Hasina’s photograph on the back cover of the textbooks for Class I-V in line with the recommendation of the parliamentary standing on primary and mass education ministry.

The DSHE in 2014 asked all educational institutions to collect three books on Sheikh Mujibur Rahman written by a bureaucrat.

The parliamentary standing committee on primary and mass education ministry in June 2017 recommended display of Sheikh Mujibur Rahman’s portrait in every primary school classroom and office.

Textbooks for primary and secondary contain several photographs of Sheikh Mujibur Rahman and contents on him.

There is a writing titled Mukijuddhader Katha with a photo of Sheikh Mujib in Class I Bangla textbook, a short biography of Sheikh Mujib titled Amader Jatir Pita with three pictures in Class III Bangladesh and Global Studies textbook, a photo in Class IV Bangladesh and Global studies textbook showing Sheikh Mujib delivering his historic March 7 speech and a writing titled Amader Khoka and a sketch of Sheikh Mujib with a poem Muktir Chhara in Class IV Bangla textbook.”

Source: The New Age on 25 July

Mr Md. Azizur Rahman awarded PhD degree

Ahasan, Dhaka, 12 August 2018

Mr Md. Azizur Rahman, Deputy Librarian, Jatiya Kabi Kazi Nazrul Islam University(JKKNIU), Trishal, Mymensingh has been awarded Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) from University of Kalyani, Nodia, West Bengal, India.

His field of working area was ‘’Quality indicators for Library and Information Science education in Bangladesh: Designing a framework” which was supervised by Dr Sibsankar Jana.

Dr Rahman’s home district is Rajshahi (P.O Sopura P.S Boaila). He was the first batch honours student of Department of Library and Information Science, University of Rajshahi. After completing his MSS degree he started his career as a Lecture of Institute for Library & Information studies (ILIS) Kazla, Rajshahi, then switch to   Cantonment Public College and joined as a Librarian. After that, he started his job as Assistant Librarian at Jatiya Kabi Kazi Nazrul Islam University, Trishal, Mymensingh. Later on, he has been promoted to Deputy Librarian. He has about twenty-four publications:

The list of his publication is given below:

S.L No Title Name Name of journal with ISSN Volume, Issue & Page  Date of Publication
01. Role of library in Creating Reading Habit: Some Thoughts in the context Granthagar, Kolkata, India

0017-324X

64 (9)

Pp.248-250

 

December,2014
02. Trends in Citation pattern in Agricultural Doctoral thesis of Bangladesh Asian Journal of Multidisciplinary Studies

2348-7186 (print),

2321-8819  (online)

3(1)

pp. 160-174

January 2015
03. Present Scenarios and Future prospect of electronic Resources of Some Selected Public University of Bangladesh: a study  LiNE, University of Kalyani

978-81-930849-0-8

pp. 70-77  January 2015
04. State of Libraries in Primary Training  Institute(PTI) : Context Bangladesh Granthagar, Kolkata, India

0017-324X

65(3)

pp. 81-88

June 2015
05. Connotation and denotation of LIS Education In Bangladesh IISRR- International Journal of Research

2394-6873 (online)

2394-885X (print)

www.iisrr.in

1(3)

pp. 110-119

July 2015
06. Journal of Structural  Engineering : a bibliometric   Study International Journal Of Innovative Knowledge Concept

2454-2415

www.ijjikc.co.in

1(2)

Pp 63-70

August 2015
07. Community Information Services In Bangladesh and Role of Library Association of Bangladesh  All India IASLIC Conference Preceding, Gujrat University , India

 

Preceding Volume will be published very soon with ISBN December,2015
08. Development of Digital Libraries in Bangladesh : Present condition & Future Prospect Emerging Challenges and opportunities of Central Government Libraries in the Digital Era, Kolkata

978-81-927360-0-7

 

 

pp.11-16

January 2016
09. Information seeking behaviors of faculty members and research scholar of agricultural  University libraries in Bangladesh

 

Research Journal of Library Science

2320-8929

4(2)

pp 1-8

www.isca.in

February 2016
10. Lifelong Learning: key tools for knowledge society Exertion to Establish knowledge Society : Responsibility of Academic  libraries

978-81-922902-9-4

10(1)

pp 536 – 541

September 2016
11. Jatiya Kabi Kazi  Nazrul Islam University: some aspects in the context of Bangladesh Granthagar, Kolkata, India

0017-324X

66 (9)

Pp.17-20

 

December,2016
12. Library Movement and LIS Education In Bangladesh : A Birds eye view  LiNE, University of Kalyani

978-81-930849-0-8

Preceding Volume will be published very soon with ISBN December,2016
13. Development  of Digital libraries   in Bangladesh : Some Issues and Challenges  LiNE, University of Kalyani

978-81-930849-0-8

Preceding Volume will be published very soon with ISBN December,2016
14. Towards assessing User’s needs and satisfaction in the Central Library of JKKNIU, Bangladesh : an analytical Study IASLIC 27th  National  seminar Proceeding, Pt. Ravishankar Shukla University, Raipur , India

 

Preceding Volume will be published very soon with ISBN December,2016
15. Development of LIS Domain in Bangladesh : A critical Study Librarian

Jadavpur University, India

0972-3978

 

23(1)

Pp 63-73

July 2016
16. Making Community stronger : role of Public library as a catalyst for the Development of local Community  International  Conference on Lifelong learning in developing Countries : Issues and Perspective

University of kalyani, India

Preceding Volume will be published very soon with ISSN February 2017
17. Life long learning for all : Role of Public library as a Catalyst for the Development of local Community  International  Conference on Lifelong learning in developing Countries : Issues and Perspective

University of kalyani, India

Preceding Volume will be published very soon with ISSN February 2017
18.  MOOCs: Massive opportunities for the lifelong learning  International  Conference on Lifelong learning in developing Countries : Issues and Perspective

University of kalyani, India

Preceding Volume will be published very soon with ISSN February 2017
19. Readership Analysis : a case study of Some Selected Libraries of Mymensingh  town in Bangladesh  Submitted to the article International Journal of Information Studies and library  management Submitted Article for publication purpose June 2016
20. Origin & Development of LIS Education in Bangladesh : a historical study Submitted to the article

International journal of Library and Information science

Submitted Article for publication purpose February 2017
21. State of the Secondary School libraries in  Bangladesh and the task Granthagar, Kolkata, India

0017-324X

67 (1)

Pp.4-6

 

April 2017
22 Expansion and Extension of LIS Education in Bangladesh: a historical study International Journal of Information Management (IJIM)

2456-0553

www.ijim.in

2(V)

Pp 99-103

September 2017
23. Present status of Government libraries in Bangladesh : issue and challenges International conference by CGLA Pp 12-19

978-81-927360-0-7

 

January.2018
24 Role of library movement and development of LIS education in Bangladesh Granthagar, Kolkata, India

0017-324X

Pp 10-14 March 2018

 

On behalf of the Librarian Times congratulations to Dr Md. Azizur Rahman.

 

 

TLT Webinar: How to conduct a reference interview?

Learning Outcome: This webinar ‘How to conduct a reference interview? The role of the reference librarian in higher education’ will give you a better understanding of the importance of reference interview and its effectiveness to satisfy information seekers with their information needs.
Moreover, the participants will have the opportunity to be familiar with the recent development in online reference services and the role of the reference librarian in the field of higher education.

About the Presenter: 

Mahtab Ahmed

 

Mahtab Uddin Ahmad started his professional career in Dhaka University at History Department’s seminar library and participated in Library Certificate Course from Bangladesh Library Association.  He earned his Diploma a master’s in library science from Dhaka University.  He worked in several other libraries, including – (1) International Centre for Diarrhoeal Disease Research, Bangladesh (ICDDR, B) as documentation assistant, (2) Library of Congress Dhaka Office as representative, (3) The Archer K. Blood American Center Library, Dhaka (4) Chantilly Regional Library , Virginia, USA and (5) currently working at Strayer University Library, USA.

He is an active member of Bangladesh Library Association (LAB), Bangladesh Association of Librarians, Information Scientists and Documentalists (BALID), and American Library Associations (ALA).

Time: Sep 9, 2018 10:00 AM Dhaka, Bangladesh

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New appointment: Congratulations to Hena Biswas

Nonigopal Roy, RU, 1 August 2018

 

Ms Hena Biswas has joined as Documentation Officer at Khulna University of Engineering and Technology (KUET) on 1 August 2018. Prior to joining at KUET, she worked as a part-time Cataloguer at Rajshahi University Central Library. Ms Biswas graduated with B.S.S (Hons.) and M.S.S degree in Information Science & Library Management from University of Rajshahi.
She was the General Secretary (2016-17), Badhan, Rokeya Hall Unit (A Voluntary Blood Donating Organization).

On the behalf of TLT Congratulations to Hena Biswas.

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