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The Librarian Times is hosting a series of live webinars for Bangladeshi Library and Information professionals, academics, researchers and students.


In Join us for a one-hour webinar to learn practical lessons from library and information professionals who will share real-world examples and straightforward tips that will make sense for your professional efforts regardless of what you currently have in place.

Topic: Installation of Koha 

On Debian Jessie using VirtualBox on MacBook Air / or Windows 

To join this webinar participant are required some prerequisite applications

MacBook Air / or Windows


Debian 8 64 bit image available at https://www.debian.org/CD/

Active Internet Connection

The Objective:

The objective of the presentation is to generate more experts on KOHA open source Integrated Library System (ILS) installation, customising and configurations.

Learning Outcome:

This webinar will introduce how to install and run a new operating system in VirtualBox to the participants to acquaint the participants with the installation of Koha on server class machines and provide extensive hands-on-training for the librarians and the students.

At the end of this workshop, participants will also be able to understand the followings:

  • Installation of Virtualbox
  • Installation of OS (Debian Jessie ) on VM
  • Install sudo in Debian
  • Install Leafpad text editor
  • Adding Koha software source into Debian will install the latest version of Koha
  • Install MariaDB server
  • Create a Koha instance with the name library
  • How to Run the Web Installer

Venue: Webinar

Time: Saturday, 1 September 2018 (GMT+5:30) 10:30 am, Time Dhaka, Bangladesh and Time in New Delhi, Delhi, India and  Saturday, 1 September 2018 (AEST) 14:30 pm Time in Melbourne VIC

Session link and details:

  1. Session link: https://zoom.us/j/5424706366
  2. A code will be provided before the session
  3. Be at a computer with a headset plugged in (system requirements –
  4. Click the link 10 minutes before the session starts (if possible), follow the prompts to get into the webinar (check and re-check your headphone settings).

About the presenter



Abdullah al-Modabber, a Professional Librarian has been working in the library sector since late 1998. He is currently working as Assistant Librarian at South Asian University established by the SAARC nations in New Delhi India. He completed Master of Arts in Library and Information Science from the Dhaka University. He started a computer service and cyber centre along with his two friends at the Bakushah Hawkers market, Nilkhet, Dhaka and opened one of the first Cyber Centres in Bangladesh in 1996. He worked at the Gonoshahajjo Sangstha (GSS), North South University (NSU) and Southeast University (SEU) for more than 13 years. He is a life member of the BALID and LAB.


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Topic: How to conduct a reference interview? 


Learning Outcome: This webinar ‘How to conduct a reference interview? The role of the reference librarian in higher education’ will give you a better understanding of the importance of reference interview and its effectiveness to satisfy information seekers with their information needs.
Moreover, the participants will have the opportunity to be familiar with the recent development in online reference services and the role of the reference librarian in the field of higher education.

About the presenter: 

Mahtab Uddin Ahmad started his professional career in Dhaka University at History Department’s seminar library and participated in Library Certificate Course from Bangladesh Library Association.  He earned his Diploma a master’s in library science from Dhaka University.  He worked in several other libraries, including – (1) International Centre for Diarrhoeal Disease Research, Bangladesh (ICDDR, B) as documentation assistant, (2) Library of Congress Dhaka Office as representative, (3) The Archer K. Blood American Center Library, Dhaka (4) Chantilly Regional Library , Virginia, USA and (5) currently working at Strayer University Library, USA.

He is an active member of Bangladesh Library Association (LAB), Bangladesh Association of Librarians, Information Scientists and Documentalists (BALID), and American Library Associations (ALA).


Topic: How to conduct a reference interview?
Time: Sep 9, 2018 10:00 AM Dhaka, Bangladesh
Join from PC, Mac, Linux, iOS or Android: https://zoom.us/j/5424706366
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Meeting ID: 542 470 6366
International numbers available: https://zoom.us/u/btrlyhQRS


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