A governing board team visits IUT library

Ahasan, Dhaka

Governing Board team of Islamic University of Technology (IUT) visited IUT and its library on 22 January 2020. H. E. Mr Mussibov Askar, Assistant Secretary-General, OIC, H.E. Mr Habib Migadde, Chairman of the Governing Board, IUT, H.E. Ambassador Iya Tidjiani, Ambassador of the Republic of Cameroon in Riyadh, H.E. Barrister Yakubu Ahmed Danfuloti, Barrister, Nigeria, Dr Omar Jah, Vice-Chancellor of IUT. Prof. Dr Md. Anayet Ullah Patwari, Head BTM and library in charge were present in this visit.

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Online ISBN Service started

Ahasan Dhaka

Mr K. M Khaled honourable State Minister, Ministry of Cultural Affairs inaugurated Online ISBN Service on 24 December 2019 at National Archives convention Centre, Agargaon, Dhaka. Director-General of Department of Archives and Libraries Mr Farid Ahmed Bhuiyan conducted the session, Mr. Farid Ahmed, President Bangladesh Knowledge and Creative Publishers was the special guest in the inauguration session.

Training workshop on University Grants Commission (UGC) Digital Library (UDL) held

Ahasan, Dhaka

A daylong training workshop on IEEE Xplore Digital Library organized by University Grants Commission (UGC) Digital Library (UDL) was held on Tuesday,03 December 2019 at UGC auditorium.

UGC Chairman Professor Dr Kazi Shahidullah was present as the chief guest while UGC members Professor Dr Dil Afroza Begum, Professor Dr Md Sazzad Hossain and Professor Dr Muhammed Alamgir were present as the special guests. UGC member Professor Dr Md Akhtar Hossain presided over the opening session.

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Implementing the Annual Performance Contract: Archives and Library achieve the first position

Ahasan, Dhaka

The Department of Archives and Library has achieved the first position in the Ministry of Cultural Affairs in implementing the Annual Performance Contract for the financial year 2018-19. For the mentioned financial year, they secured the first position among the 17 divisions and organs under the Ministry of Cultural Affairs. Dr Md. Abu Hena Mostafa Kamal NDC, Secretary of Ministry of Cultural Affairs chaired the session in the Meeting Room of said Ministry on 8 December 2019.

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Workshop on Koha held at BANSDOC

Ahasan, Dhaka

Bangladesh National Scientific and Technical Documentation Centre organized a daylong workshop on 14 November 2019 at Agargaon, Dhaka. Ms Jesmin Aktar, Director General (Additional Secretary) presided over the session while Mr Md. Mubassir Ahsan, Assistant Librarian(Library In-Charge), Southeast University and Mr Habiba Kibria Chowdhury, Assistant Librarian, Jahangirnagar University worked as resource persons. It was an in-house session for the BANSDOC staff members to learn about Integrated Library Management Software “Koha”.

The Librarian Times celebrates National Library Day 2020

In collaboration with the Ministry of Cultural Affairs and Department of Public Libraries, the Librarian Times celebrated the National Library Day 2020. The event, ‘Porbo Boi Gorbo Desh, Bangabandhur Bangladesh’, consisted of a rally, discussion session and cultural programme.

The National Library Day was first recognised by the government on February 5, 2018, to raise public awareness about libraries.


Md. Ahasan Habib participates the fifty years celebration of OIC in Jeddah, KSA

Md. Ahasan Habib participates the fifty years celebration of OIC in Jeddah, KSA

The Islamic body OIC organised a ceremony on the 50th anniversary of the establishment of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC), in Jeddah, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (KSA) from 25-28 November 2019.

Mr Md. Ahasan Habib, Assistant Librarian, Islamic University of Technology (IUT) participated in the programme as of the delegate members. Mr Ahasan Habib met with His Excellency Yousef Bin Ahmad Bin Abdul Rahman Al-Othaimeen, Secretary-General of the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) at Leylaty Hall, Jeddah. During this tour, he visited Central Library of the OIC Headquarter and discussed with Mr Mohamed Khalil Atta, Library and Information Science Specialist, regarding the library system and services and its collection. The high officials of the OIC headquarters greeted him as well.  

Mr Ahasan is the first-ever library professional who got this opportunity on behalf of IUT.

The National Library Day 2020: Libraries and the UN 2030 Agenda, Bangladesh needs a sketch targets for libraries 2020-2030

Prodip Roy AALIA (DCP) Library Officer, (Digital Collections)

RMIT University Library & Editor in Chief, TLT

Today, Bangladesh is celebrating the national library day 2020. What is the next step in libraries’ commitment to being an active force in the delivery of the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) in the country? It’s a time to consider sketching targets for libraries 2020-2030 for sustainable development goals.

The United Nations (UN) held a meeting in New York at the end of September 2019 for the adoption of the 2030 Agenda with a total of 169 Targets spanning economic, environmental and social development. They outlined a plan for all countries to actively work to make the world better for the people, without anyone left behind.

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A country based book reading activity by Bishwo Shahitto Kendro and Bkash

Syeda Mukta Begum

January 31, 2020

Bishwo Shahitto Kendro founder and chief executive Professor Abdullah Abu Sayeed distributes books among the students of Motijheel Government Girls’ High School on Tuesday. — Press release

Bishwo Shahitto Kendro and Bkash jointly organized a book distribution ceremony on 28 January 2020 to promote and encourage students the love of reading in the Motijeel Government Girl’s High School, with the theme of Alokito Manush Bikoshito Bangladesh.

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