3rd International Conference on Information and Knowledge Management (i-IKM) held at East West University

Monirul Islam
Dhaka, August 6, 2023

Department of Information Studies, East West University hosted the 3rd International Conference on Information and Knowledge Management (i-IKM 2023) from August 3rd to August 5th, 2023, in Dhaka, Bangladesh. The theme of the 3rd i-IKM 2023 is “Inclusive and Equitable Access to Information for Smart Society”.

Photo: 3rd International Conference on Information and Knowledge Management (i-IKM)

The first day of the conference (August 3rd 2023) was held on Zoom Platform where around 150 participants joined the session.

Vicki McDonald, President-Elect, IFLA and Professor Sirje Virkus from Tallinn University, attended the session as the Keynote speakers.

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Md. Anwarul Islam Receives the Lois Lunin Award 2023

Md. Anwarul Islam

The Association for Information Science & Technology (ASIS&T) is pleased to announce that Md. Anwarul Islam from the University of Dhaka, Dhaka Bangladesh, has been selected as the recipient of the Lois Lunin Award in 2023. This prestigious award acknowledges individuals who have made remarkable contributions to the field of Information Science and Technology through their leadership, mentoring, and innovative work.

Dr. Islam currently serves as an Associate Professor of Information Science & Library Management at the University of Dhaka. He initially began his career in the telecommunications industry and later transitioned to academia. He earned his PhD from the School of Knowledge Science at the Japan Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (JAIST), Japan. His primary research interests revolve around Knowledge Management, Information Behaviour, and Informetrics. Dr. Islam has also been recognized as a VLIR-UOS Fellow in 2012 at the University of Antwerp, Belgium; an ACRC Fellow in 2013 at Nanyang Technological University, Singapore; a DRF Fellow during his PhD program at the School of Knowledge Science, JAIST-Japan (2013-2016); and an ACU Fellow in 2016 at the University of British Columbia, Canada.

Read the full official announcement here. 

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Professor Dr Mofakhkhar Hussain Khan passes away at the age of 82- Bangladesh has lost one of her illustrious sons

Professor Dr Mofakhkhar Hussain Khan (1941-2023)

Bangladesh has lost one of her illustrious sons. Mofakhkhar Hussain Khan was an academic and researcher in the field of Library and Information Sciences. His primary work was cataloguing the translations of the Holy Qur’an, the different languages from Europe to Asia, Africa and beyond. His work has been published in research articles and books, many of which were self-published.
In 2002, his PhD thesis-turned-book published by Bangla Academy, The Bengali Book, won the Best Book award.
Bangla Academy also recognised him in 2018 when he was awarded the ‘Honorarium Crest’ from Ahmed Smriti Pathagar.


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ALA Annual Conference & Exhibition

As the world’s largest library event, the ALA Annual Conference & Exhibition brings together thousands of librarians and library staff, educators, authors, publishers, friends of libraries, trustees, special guests, and exhibitors. ALA Annual offers educational programming; important announcements and updates; relevant legislation and policies; and discussions that majorly impact libraries, their roles, and their ongoing transformation.


SEE the Featured Speakers

More details on the ALA website

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2023 CC Global Summit: Registration, Call for Proposals, and Scholarships Now Open- Summit theme: AI & the commons

The CC is pleased to proceed with preparations for a much-awaited Global Summit 2023 scheduled for October 3–6, 2023, in Mexico City. Registration, calls for proposals, and scholarship applications are now open.

Summit theme: AI & the commons

More details 


Propose a session

Apply for a scholarship

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IFLA Emerging Leader Grants for WLIC 2023

Photo: IFLA – Emerging Leader Grants for WLIC 2023

In 2023, IFLA is offering WLIC attendance grants to emerging leaders. These grants aim to empower and motivate young professionals to engage with the international library field.

The grants specifically target emerging leaders in the library field 25 – 35 years of age and who are personal or staff members of IFLA or staff of an IFLA institutional member.

The IFLA Emerging Leader Grant will provide support for a small group of delegates to attend the IFLA World Library and Information Congress 2023 in Rotterdam, The Netherlands.

The grant aims to provide emerging professionals with the opportunity to attend the IFLA Congress, engage with other professionals worldwide and facilitate networking for the advancement of librarianship in the recipient’s institution, community, and country.

Read about one past Emerging Leader’s experience at WLIC 2022 for ideas of what to expect!

Applications must be received by 26 May 2023.

Full details on eligibility and applications procedures: bit.ly/3Hyb17c

Information Literacy Section Call for Papers: “Let’s Work Together to Develop Critical Thinkers in the ChatGPT Era”

07 April 2023 (IFLA News)

The IFLA Information Literacy Section (ILS) announces its call for speaker proposals for presentations at their Open Session at the IFLA World Library and Information Congress (WLIC) in Rotterdam, Netherlands, August 21-25, 2023.

Theme: Let’s Work Together to Develop Critical Thinkers in the ChatGPT Era

As we continue to move into a more digital age, it is becoming increasingly important to develop critical thinking skills to navigate the vast amount of information available.

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Md. Jahangir Alam has been awarded a PhD. Degree

Md. Monirul Islam, 12 April, 2023

Md. Jahangir Alam

Md. Jahangir Alam has been awarded his doctoral degree by the Bangladesh University of Professionals (BUP). The 68th Syndicate Meeting of Bangladesh University of Professionals (BUP) held on 29 March 2023 conferred the PhD degree.

His research title was “Service Quality and Its Impact on User Satisfaction in University Libraries of Bangladesh”.

As a PhD Research Fellow, Jahangir Alam received a research grant for 2021 provided by the Asiatic Society of Bangladesh.

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To build smart Bangladesh, citizens should read books: discussion- New Age

National Library Day-2023 observed on Sunday, February 5 across Bangladesh with the theme ‘Smart Library, Smart Bangladesh’.

Discussants at a programme said that people of the country should read books regularly to make the country smart.

They made the remark at a programme organised by the Department of Public Libraries to observe National Library Day at the Bangamata Sheikh Fazilatunnesa Mujib Auditorium of National Museum on Sunday.

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National Library Day 2023: Smart Library – Smart Bangladesh

Prodip Roy: Editor

February 4, 2023

In 2017, Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina announced February 5 as the National Library Day of Bangladesh. Later the official celebration for the first time was observed the following year, 2018, on the same date. One of the reasons for celebrating February 5 as National Library Day is the historical context, as the foundation stone of the first Central Public Library was laid on February 5, 1954, in Dhaka.

The slogan for 2023 is framed based on Smart Bangladesh’s goal, Smart Library, Smart Bangladesh.

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