TLT Young Excellence Innovation Award 2019 (Young librarian of the year) Md. Mubassir Ahasan, Southeast University
The award selection committee has chosen Md. Mubassir Ahasan for recognizing his accomplishment of an exceptionally high standard of expertise as a young library professional. He is working as a library in-charge at the Southeast University Library, and took initiatives to upgrade the systems and services, for example, online registration, Self-renew, Live Chat with users, and so forth. He has arranged the Library day program and awarded to the best library users both in faculty category and student category that may be encouraged the library professionals to enhance the user engagement.
He has obtained Bachelor and Master degree from the Department of Information Science and Library Management of the University of Dhaka. Furthermore, he obtained a diploma in web & e-Commerce from Daffodil Institute of Information Technology and a post-graduate diploma in Computer Science from Bangladesh Institute of Management.
He provides free services to Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib Agricultural University and Mirzapur Cadet College to launched automated library. He helps Bangla Academy Library, Asiatic Society of Bangladesh Library, Bangladesh Supreme Court Division Library and few other libraries to install KOHA – an open source library management software.
He is an admin of the one of the most vibrant Facebook Community ‘Digital Library Systems in Bangladesh’. In addition, he is involved in the translation of KOHA in Bangla with another Facebook Group ‘Koha Bangla Translators’. He has a blog site (sothik.net) where library problems are being solved via a tutorial that helps others to know and solve similar problems in the future.