Deep shock at the demise of Abdul Latif, Former Deputy Librarian, University of Dhaka

Mr Abdul Latif, Former Deputy Librarian, University of Dhaka died at Square Hospital, Dhaka, on 15 November 2018.

Mr Latif was very much active for Library activities of Bangladesh and he worked as a Treasurer of Library Association of Bangladesh on several periods. He also worked as a faculty member of Asian University of Bangladesh in the Department of Library and Information Science. As a person and professional he was a moderate, cooperative, and had a positive attitude towards the profession.

May Allah accept him in Jannatul Ferdous.

The librarian Times expresses deep shock at the demise of Abdul Latif and conveys sympathy to the bereaved family members.

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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Prodip Roy, Editor-in-chief, The librarian Times awarded CC Global Summit Scholarship 2019

Rajesh, NSTU, Dec 23, 2018 

Prodip Roy, Editor-in-chief, The librarian Times

Prodip Roy, Editor-in-chief, The librarian Times has been awarded CC Global Summit Scholarship 2019. As the recipient of CC Global Summit Scholarship CC has invited Prodip Roy as a guest attendee to the Summit. To defray transportation costs associated with travel to the Global Summit, CC awards, Prodip Roy a travel grant. This includes the cost of the flights to and from the Global Summit, as well as covering the cost of the registration fee and accommodation in Portugal for the Summit.

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Bibliometrics: The possibility of researchers and library professionals (বিবলিওমেট্রিকস: গবেষক ও গ্রন্থাগার পেশাজীবীদের সম্ভাবনা )

Session Description

The Librarian Times in collaboration with the Gyantapas Abdur Razzaq Bidyapeeth would like to extend an invitation to a seminar that will address the topic of bibliometrics. This seminar is intended to focus on the growing demand for publication analysis and research impact measurement that has led advanced libraries in the world to offer bibliometric services to their stakeholders. The resource persons will focus on the theoretical development and demonstrate several aspects of bibliometrics to create awareness in Bangladesh, for example, bibliometrics use by the library professionals and researchers, way to increase number of researches in bibliometrics, necessity to allocate bibliometric related courses at the honors and master level, initiate training programs on bibliometrics.

Panel Discussion

On the second half of the seminar, there will be a panel discussion and open forum where the participants can ask their questions and contribute to the discussion.

Do you have advanced questions?

Participants can ask questions to the resource persons in advance through this link till 31 December 2018.

Resource persons

Dr Zabed Ahmed, Professor Department of information science and library management, University of Dhaka

 

Dr Dilruba Mahbuba Chief Librarian, Bangladesh Institute of development studies

 

 

Dr Jakaria Rahman Bibliometric Analyst, Chalmers University of Technology, Sweden

Why attend

The growing demand for bibliometric and research assessment services represents a significant change in how patrons find and use information.  Bibliometrics and assessment analytics helps to understand: who produces research at institutions; who they collaborate with; what their research is about; and what impact their research has had?

Technology Recommendation

During the seminar, Menti meter (www.mentimeter.com) will be used for taking questions to the panel. Please bring your smartphone with an internet connection.

Program schedule

Date: Saturday, 5 January 2019

Venue: Gyantapas Abdur Razzaq Bidyapeeth

               House # 60, Road # 7A, Dhanmondi, Dhaka-1209

2:50 pm: Participants take chairs

3:00 pm: Overview of the Seminar

3:05 pm: Presentations from the resource persons

4:40 pm: Tea break and networking

5:10 pm: Panel discussion and Open forum

6:00 pm: Concluding remarks

Registration

Registration is mandatory, but there is no participation fee. Please note that there are 50 seats and will be given out on a first come, first served basis. For registration, please complete your registration before 1 January 2019.

New Appointment of Dr Md Anwarul Islam

Dr Md. Anwarul Islam, University Librarian, Sher-e-Bangla Agriculture University has been appointed as the Director (Planning, Development & Works) as his Additional Charge.

Earlier Dr Anwar worked as a Registrar (Acting) of the University.

The depth of Dr Anwar’s academic leadership experience in university portfolio and planning capabilities make him an ideal candidate for the university. It is mentioning that Dr Anwar is the current Secretary-General of Library Association of Bangladesh (LAB).

On behalf of the librarian Times Congratulations to Dr Md. Anwarul Islam.

Training on Skill Development: building information modelling’ held at BUET Central Library

Ahasan, Dhaka, 22 June 2018A two-day long Training on “Skill Development: Building Information Modelling’ from 09 June 2018 to 10 June 2018 was held at seminar room of Central Library, Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology (BUET). The Department of Architecture, BUET, arranged the said training under a subproject of Higher Education Quality Enhancement Project (HEQEP) titled “Development of ICT based teaching and learning facilities at the Department of Architecture, BUET to enhance the quality of architecture education in Bangladesh”.

Dr Gauranga Chandra Mohanta ndc, Project Director of HEQEP, attended the inaugural ceremony of the training as the chief guest with Dr Md. Ashikur Rahman Joarder, professor of the Department of Architecture, BUET, and also the SPM of the subproject in the chair. Professor Dr Khandaker Shabbir Ahmed, Head of the Department of Architecture, BUET, delivered a speech as the special guest on this occasion. Md. Mizanur Rahman, Assistant Professor, Department of Architecture, BUET, conducted the training as the instructor. A total of 25 students of the Department of Architecture, BUET took part in the training.