German Delegates Visit the Central Library of North South University

Tanveer, NSU, Dhaka, 2 September 2018

Professor Dr Wolfgang Schrott, Hof University: the University of Applied Science, Germany with his team visited North South University Library on August 27, 2018, accompanied by Dr Ladina George Advisor, German-Bangladesh Higher Education Network for Sustainable Textile (HEST). The purpose of the visit was to explore the NSU Library overall facilities, resources, access to information, research support, library space, the effect of services etc. University Librarian, Dr Md. Zahid Hossain Shoeb outlined the strength and facilities of NSU Library mentioning the effective use of Main Study Hall, Cyber Center, Reference Section, Periodical section, Researchers Area, Archival Section, Quiet Study Area, General Study Area, Faculty Corner etc. which offering a calm, quiet, neutral space, where NSU Library users can access resources and information for work, research or leisure. Unlike these areas, students have a great affinity to the large Study Hall due to group discussion facilities.

Dr Zahid also discoursed that NSU Library is the pioneer of using state-of-the-art RFID technology, e-resource subscription, use of library research tools and training programme for the faculty members and the graduate as well undergrad students. The visiting team was very happy to know that the NSU library has been using Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) based library management system for library automation which was implemented for the first time in the country by HEQEP fund in 2012. The visitors appreciated the efforts of NSU Library. Dr Biswas Karabi Farhana, Professor of Department of Environmental Science and Management, NSU, Sr. Asst Librarian, Mr MM Shoeb, Assistant Librarian, Md. Abdul Hakim, other officials were also present during this visit.