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”.
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.
Professor Dr Mofakhkhar Hussain Khan passes away at the age of 82- Bangladesh has lost one of her illustrious sons
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.
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.
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
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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.
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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.
Md. Monirul Islam, 12 April, 2023
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.
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.
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.