Library and Information Science orientation held at National University

Mukta, Dhaka, 19 August 2018

“In this age of information explosion, the importance of the library and information science is immense. In this regard, the degree holders will be the real artisan to build the future of Digital Bangladesh. This educational program should be undertaken to build a digital Bangladesh with the mindset of the country. This special course will contribute to the needs of a large number of information scientists in the country” said, Professor Dr Nasiruddin Mitul (Dean and Program Coordinator of the Department of Higher Education) in the Library and Information Science orientation program held in National University (NU) on 12 August 2018.

The program was organised for NU post-graduate diploma in library and information science students last Sunday at 11 am at Senate Hall of NU. At the beginning of the ceremony, one-minute silence is observed for the forgiveness of the departed soul of Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman on the occasion of the month of mourning.

Students coming from the remote areas of the country are enrolled in the one-year professional course with a hope of building themselves as skilled people for developing the country. Dean of Curriculum of National University spoke among others at the ceremony. Mohammad Bin Kashem, Registrar; Mollah Mahfuz Al-Hossain, College Inspector; Dr Md. Moniruzzaman Shaheen and President of Social Science Group, Awlad Hossain also delivered their speech on the program. A large number of teachers, officers and employees were present at the event.

It is to be noted that in the 2016-2017 session, the postgraduate diploma in library and information science program was started with the semester system with 100 students at the National University Gazipur campus. Later, considering the demand of the wider, the number of seats was increased to 120.

All information related to the admission can be found at the National University website www.nu.ac.bd.

National Mourning Day observes by Directorate of Public Libraries and Directorate of Film Publications

Ahasan, Dhaka, 19 August 2018

The National Mourning Day observed amid paying homage to the portrait of Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman at  Shawkat Osman Memorial  Auditorium, Shahbag, Dhaka.

The programme was organised jointly by Directorate of Public Libraries and Directorate of Film Publications.

Documentary films on Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman, his life and activities were screened. The programme was inaugurated by H.E. Hasanul Haq Innu, Minister, Ministry of Information, and Government of the People’s Republic of Bangladesh. Secretary, Ministry of Information, Director General, Directorate of Public Libraries and other high officials and staff members from both the organisations were present at the event.

Shamima Yesmin has been promoted to Assistant Professor at Noakhali Science and Technology University

Rajesh, Dhaka, 19 August 2018

Ms Shamima Yesmin is receiving the promotion letter from Prof. Dr M Ahiduzzaman, Vice-Chancellor, Noakhali Science and Technology University

Ms Shamima Yesmin has been promoted to Assistant Professor at the Institute of Information Sciences, Noakhali Science and Technology University. Prior to joining to this university as a Lecturer, she worked for East West University. Ms Shamima earned her Bachelor and Master degree in Information Science and Library Management from the University of Dhaka and secured 1st position in her both examinations. She was also awarded Deans’ Award by Faculty of Arts, the University of Dhaka for her outstanding result. She has been invited to speak in international conference overseas and has published a good number of articles in top internationally-refereed journals and conference proceedings.

TLT Congratulates Ms Shamima on receiving her deserved the promotion.

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)

To Join this webinar

https://zoom.us/j/5424706366

Meeting ID: 542 470 6366

International numbers available: https://zoom.us/u/btrlyhQRS

Register to Attend

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 in 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 in 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: Saturday 20 October 2018

Time: 4:00 PM (Bangladesh Standard Time)https://zoom.us/j/5424706366

To Join this webinar

https://zoom.us/j/5424706366

Meeting ID: 542 470 6366

International numbers available: https://zoom.us/u/btrlyhQRS

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