158th Birth Anniversary of ‘Bishwo Kobi’ celebrated across the country

Rajesh, Noakhali, 19 May 2019

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Polymath, poet, author, painter, Musician Rabindranath’s 158th birth anniversary celebrated in Bangladesh. Bangladesh Shilpakala Academy inaugurated the nationwide celebration of the 158th birth anniversary of the world-renowned poet. Education Minister Dipu Moni inaugurated the event, while Cultural Affairs Minister KM Khalid chaired the programme. President of Bangla academy Dr Anisuzzaman, literary researcher Dr Sanjida Khatun, acting Secretary of cultural ministry Dr Md Abu Hena Mostafa Kamal and Liberation War Museum Trustee Mofidul Haque were present on that occasion.

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A presentation on “The Unfinished Memoirs” has made at the Thessaloniki International Book Fair

Rajesh, Noakhali,  May 19, 2019

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Bangladesh Embassy, Athens has delivered a presentation on “The Unfinished Memoirs”, written by Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman, at the Thessaloniki Book Fair. Thessaloniki International Book Fair, the largest book fair in Greece has been started on from May 9, till 12 at HELEXPO, Greece aiming at encouraging reading with a focus on contemporary socio-political issues for dialogues and discussions. This is the 16th edition of the book fair for this year is happening with great enthusiasm.

5-day long mobile book fair held at Barisal

Ahasan, Dhaka, May 17, 2019

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Bishwa Sahitya Kendra completed a five-day long mobile book fair which was started on 28 April at Barisal Brojomohun School auditorium. Prof. Md. Yunus, Chairman,  Secondary and Higher Secondary Education Board, Barisal inaugurated the event. Prof. Mohammad Hanif was the Chief Guest while coordinator of Bishwa Shahito Kendra, Barisal Division conducted the session.

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Public Library Campaign held at Divisional Government Public Library, Rangpur

Ahasan, Dhaka, May 19, 2019

A two day long Public Library Campaign was held at Divisional Public Library, Rangpur from 6-7 April 2019. During the Public Library Campaign, several events including discussion ceremony, debate and drawing competition for children, storytelling were arranged. The event was open for all.

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LIS Promotion News!

Nonigopal Roy, RU, 19 May 2019

Md. Hafizur Rahman Mollah has been promoted to Additional Librarian (grade-04) of Central Library and Information Center, Pabna University of Science and Technology (PUST), Pabna.

He joined as Assistant Librarian in 2010 at the same university. Prior to his new role, he worked as Deputy Librarian at PUST.

Mr Mollah completed his B.S.S (Hons.) and M.S.S degree in Information Science & Library Management from University of Rajshahi.

 

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Government public libraries observe the National Poet Kazi Nazrul Islam’s Birth Anniversary

Ahasan, Dhaka, 19 May 2019

Government district public libraries throughout the country organized different activities in marking the 120th birth anniversary of the National Poet Kazi Nazrul Islam.

The central public library also organized a book reading competition to remark this day. Different age group people including school and college level students took part in the competition. The event was held 14 to 15 May 2019 under active patronizing and support by Ministry of Cultural Affairs, Government of the People’s Republic of Bangladesh.

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Prize giving ceremony held at Sherpur District Government Public Library

Ahasan, Dhaka, 17 May, 2019

District government public library Sherpur organized a prize-giving ceremony on 06 May 2019 of the financial year 2018-19. The event was organised to celebrate different national days including International Mother Language Day, National Children’s Day, Independence and National Day, and Bangla New year 1426.

Several government officials were present as special guests while Mr Sazzadaul Karim, Librarian of the said library presided over the program.

All these happened because of TLT Sponsored Scheme Scholarship Award- Ahmadul Islam Howlader

Ahmadul Islam Howlader,
Executive Apprentice
Nuclear Power Plant Company Bangladesh Limited, Ministry of Science and Technology

TLT board helps students and library professionals succeed, by offering programs like TLT Sponsored Scheme Scholarship Award 2018. The board announced the first winner of the TLT Sponsored Scheme Scholarship Award 2018 on 8 April 2018. Today, I am pleased to share my experience with this award how this helped me in my student life.

Words are used for communication with people, mutual understanding, expressing the feeling of a person, but I don’t have any word to express my heartiest gratitude for obtaining TLT Sponsored Scheme Award 2018.

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EWU Library Professionals complete online course titled “Research Writing in the Social Sciences”

Apu, Dhaka, 19 May 2019

 

Three library professionals from East West University (EWU) namely Mr Tahur Ahmed, Mr M. Abdul Gani, and Ms Afrin Sultana have completed the online course titled “Research Writing in the Social Sciences” on 10 May 2019 organized by INASP and AuthorAID.

The course consisted of six units embarking on a research project, research and publication ethics, evidence base for a paper, preparing to write a research paper, writing a research paper and publishing a paper in a journal. The course was run between 26 February to 15 April 2019 (7 weeks).

 

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The Creative Commons Summit 2019, held in Lisbon, Portugal

Prodip Roy (ALIA DCP), Member, The Creative Commons Global Network

Lisbon, May 12, 2019

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The Creative Commons Summit 2019 was held in Lisbon, Portugal. Creative Commons Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Ryan Markley inaugurated the summit and it continues till Saturday, 11 May 2019.

Many people came together from around the world to participate in the Creative Commons Global Summit. The gathering was a chance for CC network members, digital rights activists, open content creators, and commons advocates to meet together, share information, and collaborate on projects. Since 2015, the CC Global Summit has nearly doubled in size. The Summit has grown every year as hundreds of leading activists, advocates, librarians, educators, lawyers, technologists, and more have joined for discussion and debate, workshops and planning, talks and community building.

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