School and college librarians have been given ‘teacher’ status

 

Infographic: Prodip Roy, under the CCBY

Since the establishment of the National Education Policy 2010, the position of school librarian was created in Bangladesh. Since the school librarian recruitment, there was a massive conflict and confusion surrounding the school librarians roles. The role of assistant librarian was removed from the third and fourth-class employees list in the partial amendment order issued on January 8, 2013. In this order, the assistant librarians were treated as teaching staff. On the other hand, the revised regulations of the Secondary and Higher Secondary Education Board issued on December 22, 2016, stated that “librarians, assistant librarians and any staff appointed for office management or part-time teaching shall not be considered as teachers.” Since then, the assistant librarians have been struggling with their position status and demanding the return of their teacher status through a government order (The Daily Star, 2021).

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Association for Information Science and Technology (ASIS&T) membership: ASIS&T offers free membership to Developing Nation’s librarians, information scientists, and researchers

March 3, 2021

ASIS&T Membership is free for the developing nation’s including Bangladesh, library professionals, information scientists, researchers and LIS students under a Tier 2 Developing Nation membership categories.

Association for Information Science & Technology (ASIS&T) Executive Director Lydia S. Middleton, has recently confirmed this information in a statement issued on the occasion of The Librarian Times fourth anniversary celebrations.

“We are proud to offer membership at no cost to librarians, information scientists, and researchers in Bangladesh”- Lydia S. Middleton.

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