International Day of Peace celebrated at EWU Library

Shaharima Parvin | Assistant Librarian | East West University | Dhaka

The International Day of Peace (“Peace Day”) is observed around the world each year on 21 September, established in 1981 by unanimous United Nations resolution 36/37, the General Assembly has declared this as a day devoted to “commemorating and strengthening the ideals of peace both within and among all nations and peoples.”

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Book Review program on ‘Fault Line’ held at Bangladesh Bank Library

Rajib & Apu | Dhaka, 29 September 2018

Fault LineA book review program on Fault Lines: How Hidden Fractures Still Threaten The World Economy held on 25 September 2018 at projection room of Bangladesh Bank Library. The book was written by Raghuram Rajan, former governor of Reserve Bank of India and becomes very popular around the world.

Dr Md. Kabir Ahmed, General Manager, Financial Stability Department, Bangladesh Bank was the discussant on the book.

Mr Rajan was one of the few economists who warned of the global financial crisis before it hit. Now, as the world struggles to recover, it’s tempting to blame what happened on just a few greedy bankers who took irrational risks and left the rest of us to foot the bill. » Read more

Ahmadul Islam Howlader awarded Md. Shahid Ullah Memorial Gold Medal

Joynal, Dhaka, 30 September 2018

Mr Ahmadul Islam Howlader, a student of the Department of Information Science and Library Management, University of Dhaka has been awarded for Md. Shahid Ullah Memorial Gold Medal, 2017. He is honoured with this Gold Medal for achieving highest CGPA in Advanced Classification and Cataloguing (Practical) course in M.A. Final Examination 2017. Md. Shahid Ullah Memorial Gold Medal Trust Fund was established in July 2017 at the department. This is the First Gold Medal from the trust.
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Susmita Saha awarded Lion Md. Jonab Ali and Farzana Jonab Gold Medal

Joynal, Dhaka, 30 September 2018

Ms Susmita Saha, a student of the Department of Information Science and Library Management, University of Dhaka has been awarded the Lion Md. Jonab Ali and Farzana Jonab Gold Medal, 2017. She is honoured with this Gold Medal for achieving highest CGPA in B.A. (Hons.) final examination in 2017. The medal has been awarded under Lion Md. Jonab Ali and Farzana Jonab Trust Fund which was established in March 2016 in the department. This is the second Medal of the Fund.
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Training on Automation of Information Institution Using Koha & MARC 21 held at DIU Library

Abu Hasan Md. Tariq Alam | Assistant Librarian | Daffodil International University, Dhaka

Daffodil International University (DIU) Library organized a three-day long training program on “Automation of Information Institution Using Koha-ILS & MARC 21” (16th Phase) from 14 to 17 September 2018. Fourteen library and IT professionals from various organizations participated in this training program.

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Experience sharing workshop held in Dhaka on IFLA WLIC conference 2018

Ahahsan | Dhaka | 30 September 2018

A half-day-long workshop with IFLA World Library and Information Congress (WLIC) Conference 2018 participants from Bangladesh was conducted in Dhaka on 24 September 2018. During the workshop, participants shared their learning and gave recommendations for the betterment of public library services delivery in Bangladesh from the light of their learning at the conference.

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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.

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