Inauguration of new building of Bangladesh Film Archives

Nonigopal Roy, Rajshahi

3 November 2018

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina inaugurated Bangladesh Film Archive Building and Information Building under the Ministry of Information in Dhaka’s Agargaon area through video conferencing at her official Gonobhaban residence on 1st November 2018. The new building has been constructed at the cost of 86 crores 75 lakh taka, 1.86 acres of land at Agargaon in Sher-e-Bangla Nagar, Dhaka.

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icddr,b leads the dialogue on how to avoid publishing articles in predatory journals

Md. Shafiur Rahman, Sr. Library Officer, icddr,b, Dhaka

3 November 2018

icddr,b’s Library and Information Services Section organised a discussion on “Open Access and Predatory Publishers” with 26 faculty members and librarians from different eminent public, private, international universities, research organization, and government organizations of the country to raise awareness on how to avoid publishing research articles in predatory journals and why it matters. The discussion was held on 01 November 2018 at the cyber corner of icddr,b Library.

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BRAC University Librarian attended a Board Meeting of Cambridge University Press

Dilruba Rahman, Asstt. Library Officer, North South University

The Cambridge University Press has set up a new Library Advisory Board for South Asia on 6th December 2017. Ms Hasina Afroz, University librarian of BRAC University has been selected as a member of Cambridge University Press South Asian Librarian Advisory Board (SALAB) from Bangladesh. She attended the board meeting of SALAB in New Delhi on October 22, 2018, and she was the only participant from Bangladesh.


SALAB selects academic librarian representatives across India to explore the needs and challenges faced by academic libraries, as well as it helps the Cambridge University Press to understand researcher needs and the changing role of librarians providing a vital source of feedback on new platforms, products and initiatives. » Read more

The University of Kalyani has conferred a PhD degree to Md. Moniruzzaman

Md. Moniruzzaman, National Information Officer and Head of United Nations Information Centre (Bangladesh), on 11 October 2018 was conferred with a PhD in Library and Information Science by the University of Kalyani (India) for his research on “ A critical study of information support services of UN agencies towards socio-economic development of Bangladesh.’’ Sri Sabuj Dasgupta of the Department of Library and Information Science of the University of Kalyani supervised the thesis.

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Librarian, reciting artist from India Shaoli Rai performed at National Museum

A programme called “India – Bangladesh friendship through poems and melodies” has been organised by Indira Gandhi Cultural Centre, High Commission of India, Dhaka performed by Ms Shaoli Rai and Mr Amit Bhoumik from Agartala, India and Dr Sahadat Hossain Nipu from Bangladesh on October 27, 2018, at the Kabi Sufia Kamal Auditorium, Bangladesh National Museum, Dhaka.

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Shopno Sarothi Public Library has been selected for Joy Bangla Youth Award

Rajesh, 3 November 2018

Shopno Sarothi Public Library, Naogaon has been selected for this year’s Joy Bangla Youth Award. This year 50 organizations and platforms under 10 categories have been selected for the award. The selection was made on 27th October 2018 of the two-day Joy Bangla Youth Award ceremony at Sheikh Hasina National Youth Development Institute, Savar. The name of the top 30 organizations will be announced later.


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7th Gyantapas Abdur Razzak Lecture on “The Social Responsibilities of the Intellectual” held at Bangla Academy

Rajesh, Dhaka 3 November 2018

“95 percent of students in Bangladesh share no connection with books… The students are  simply not interested to read” — Eminent short story writer Professor  Hasan Azizul Haque

Professor Hasan Azizul Haque, an eminent short story writer of Bengali literature, delivered a public lecture on “The Social Responsibilities of the Intellectual” organised by Gyantapas Abdur Razzaq Foundation on 27th October 2018 at Abdul Karim Shahitya Bisharod Auditorium of Bangla Academy.

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