IFLA Green Library Award 2020
What is a Green Library?
“The consideration of the role of humanity in climate change and the notion of sustainable development are core concerns of society, and consequently of libraries.”
Mr. Tahur Ahmed, Assistant Librarian, East West University has successfully completed the “Research4Life Massive Open Online Course” (HINARI, AGORA, OARE, ARDI and GOALI) from 11 November 2019 to 15 December 2019 and got Certificate of Achievement. The program was funded by the Elsevier Foundation and the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) of the United Nations (UN). The course was developed for librarians, information professionals, IT specialists, researchers, academics, lecturers, educators, students and professionals, such as doctors, policymakers, lawyers, social workers and statisticians.
Promotion news: Ayub Ali, Shamsun Nahar Toran and Muhammad Burhun Uddin have been promoted at BB Library
Md. Ayub Ali has been promoted to Deputy General Manager from Joint Director, Ms Shamsun Nahar Toran has been promoted to Joint Director from Deputy Director and Muhammad Burhun Uddin has been promoted to Deputy Director from Assistant Director at Bangladesh Bank Library.
Mr Tahur Ahmed, Assistant Librarian, East West University has successfully completed the “Scopus Certification Program for Librarians” organised by ELSEVIER from October 01, 2019, to November 15, 2019. Twenty Five Librarians from all over the world have successfully completed this program in this cohort. Two library professionals from Bangladesh have completed this course. The certification program consists of the following six online courses:
1) Topical Search
2) Author Identity
3) Research Metrics
5) Institutional Insights and
6) User Outreach.
Scopus is the largest abstract and citation database in the world. The main objective of this course is to gain insight into research sources, collaboration and metrics, and use that knowledge to expand training and consulting options with the library users to develop deep skills and new competencies in research discovery and evaluation.
We would like to take this opportunity to thank you all for your continued valued support in 2019, and we look forward to keeping the library professionals informed and up to date through TLT news bulletin in 2020.
We hope professionals continue to find value in the activities we do and, as always, we welcome any feedback or comments about what we can do better to provide our respected professionals’ needs.
We take this opportunity to wish all of you a Happy New Year 2020!
Ms. Tasnim Fatema has been promoted to General Manager of Bangladesh Bank Library (BBL) from Deputy General Manager on 30 December 2019. She joined BBL in 2000 as Assistant Director.
She completed her BA (Hons.) and MA in Library and Information Science from Dhaka University.
Dr. Md. Mukhlesur Rahman has received his second PhD in Knowledge Management area from the Graduate School of Advanced Science and Technology, Japan Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (JAIST), Japan. Dr. Mukhles obtained this degree after fulfilment of a series of criteria of JAIST which includes compilation of course work, conducting a minor research project, the participation of international conferences, publishing research findings in international journals, writing up a dissertation, and defending the dissertation in several stages.
Ahasan Habib, Dhaka
A five-day-long training program on “Library Administration and Information Management” from 22nd – 26th of December, 2019 was held at Central Public Library, Shahbag, Dhaka arranged by the Department of Public Libraries under Ministry of Cultural Affairs.
Ahasan Habib, Dhaka
The 52nd convocation of the country’s largest education institution, Dhaka University was held on 9 December 2019. Mr. Md. Atikuzzaman was awarded a gold medal for his outstanding academic result in the department of Information Science and Library Management. The university’s Chancellor President Abdul Hamid presided over the grand event at the university’s central playground while the National Professor Anisuzzaman attended as the convocation speaker. Dhaka University conferred honorary Doctor of Laws degree to Dr Takaaki Kajita at the convocation ceremony.
Earlier Mr. Atikuzzaman was also awarded Lion Md. Jonab Ali and Farzana Jonab Gold Medal and TLT Young student award in 2019.
The British Council’s Libraries Unlimited Programme and the Department of Public Libraries have organised a workshop titled “Policy Workshop on the Formulation of a National Policy for Public Libraries” at the Westin Hotel Dhaka, recently. The objective of this day-long workshop was to review the draft policy for public libraries and collect recommendations from the stakeholders.