Professor Dr. S M Mannan wins Dr Md. Nazim Uddin Memorial Academic of the year award 2021
Professor S M Mannan has been selected as the recipient of the 2021 Dr Md. Nazim Uddin Memorial Academic of the year award. He has been recognised as one of the most influential LIS academics in Bangladesh of all time. Bangladesh Association of Librarians, Information Scientists and Documentalists (BALID) has nominated him for this award for his outstanding teaching and learning contribution and dedication to the country’s LIS community.
Muhammad Hossam Haider Chowdhury, who was one of the selection committee members, said, “Professor S M Mannan has a strong influence on Bangladesh’s library profession. He maintains relations with the people from the library professionals, somewhat out of the library profession. His networking capacity is highly appreciable of all time. His leadership in the library profession of Bangladesh is unquestionable.”
Professor Dr S. M. Mannan joined the Department of Information Science and Library Management (Department of Library Science), the University of Dhaka, in 1983. Over the years, he has established himself as a pioneer in library and information science in Bangladesh and abroad. He completed his PhD at the University of Dhaka in 1997. Apart from teaching and research, Dr S.M. Mannan has been actively involved in the library movement and the LIS community’s professional development. He has travelled extensively to different parts of the world to attend seminars and conferences. He received several awards and grants, including the visitor-ship and training grants from the United Kingdom, Canada and Denmark.
Dr S.M. Mannan has published many research papers in national and international reputed journals. He is the Founder, Vice-Chairman and subsequently Chairman of the Bangladesh Association of Librarians, Information Scientists and Documentalists (BALID), Life Member of Library Association of Bangladesh (LAB) and the Founder Editor of Bangladesh Journal of Library and Information Science, University of Dhaka. He is also the Convener of the Alumni Association of the Department of Information Science and Library Management, University of Dhaka.
Dr Md. Nazim Uddin Memorial LIS Academic of the year award and Dr Md. Nazim Uddin Memorial Student of the Year Awards have been newly added to TLT initiative, recognising industry professionals’ achievements and academic excellence in LIS education. The award includes a crest, 10000 BDT, certificate and gifts by the event sponsor. Dr Md. Nazim Uddin was a senior manager and head, library and information services at International Centre for Diarrhoeal Disease Research, Bangladesh (icddr,b) who passed away on 23 December 2020 in Dhaka due to complications from COVID-19. To remembrance his outstanding contribution to the LIS profession Dr Md. Nazim Uddin’s family is generously supporting this award prize money. Recipients of the award will be invited to an event at the Department of Information Science and Library Management, the University of Dhaka in due course.