The Department of Public Libraries tributes to Kazi Nazrul Islam

Mahabuba Akter,

The Department of Public Libraries, May 28 2021

On the occasion of the National Poet Kazi Nazrul Islam’s 122nd birth anniversary, the Department of Public Libraries hosted a virtual discussion and cultural program on 25 May 2021.

The program was divided into two parts. The first part was a discussion session on the national poet and the second part was a cultural program.

Md. Badrul Arefin, honourable Secretary of the Ministry of Cultural Affairs inaugurated the discussion session and cultural program as the chief guest while Asim Kumar Dey, Joint Secretary, Ministry of Cultural Affairs, was a present as the special guest.

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Professor Dr. Md. Shiful Islam appointed as chairman of the Department of Information Science and Library Management (ISLM), DU

Nawshaba Bulia,

May 11, 2021, Dhaka

Professor Dr. Md. Shiful Islam

Professor Dr Md. Shiful Islam has been named as the chairman (dept. head) of the Information Science and Library Management (ISLM) effective May 8, 2021.

Dr Shiful is an academic and researcher on several LIS-related topics, including, Information for Social Innovation, the role of special libraries for building a knowledge-based economy in Bangladesh, and Knowledge Management Practices. His present research focuses on emerging tools and techniques for Library and Information Service Innovation, Skill Science, Service Science and knowledge Science.

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IFLA Election 2021: Voting closes on 24 May 2021, at 12pm CEST

Voting in the IFLA Elections is still open. If you are an IFLA member and haven’t voted yet, IFLA urges you to spend a few minutes and contribute your vote. It is an important member benefit which you can utilise to have a say in our Federation.

There is a strong and diverse set of candidates ready to take IFLA’s work forwards and it’s now up to you to shape the future of our organisation.

IFLA has engaged an independent, external company, UK Engage, to assist with this election. They have prepared the ballots and the website on which you can view the candidate statements. Moving to an electronic ballot makes it easier for you to participate in the elections. » Read more

IFLA Election 2021: Dil Ruksana Basunia is a candidate for standing committee member of the Academic and Research Libraries Section

Prodip Roy

May 4, 2021

Photo: Dil Ruksana Basunia in IFLA conference 2018, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Dil Ruksana Basunia, Deputy Librarian, University of Chittagong, Bangladesh, and an Adjunct Faculty in a private university in Chittagong, is a candidate for standing committee member of the Academic Research Libraries Section of IFLA election 2021.

Before her current position, she worked as Librarian at Asian University for Women (AUW) Bangladesh. She completed her B.A, Masters and MPhil (continuing) in Information Science and Library Management from the University of Dhaka. 

She was awarded a Gold Medal from Maitree Foundation, the University of Dhaka, for her academic excellence. Mrs Basunia was also awarded the “TLT Excellence Academic Librarian Award 2019 (Academic Librarian of the Year) for outstanding contribution to the academic libraries in Bangladesh. She has over 12 years of professional experience part-time and full time in diversified institutions, both government and private. 


Dil Ruksana Basunia’s candidacy profile can be found here. 

What She’d like to accomplish?

Since most Bangladeshi library professionals are unfamiliar with ARL, IFLA, and various activities, I believe I will be able to create a bridge between Bangladeshi library professionals and IFLA, allowing Bangladeshi library professionals to participate in ARL and IFLA in a variety of ways in the future-says Dil Ruksana Basunia.

“I also want to assist the board in fostering and diverse collaborating to ensure continued representation and relevance for our respective organizations and societies and lead the sector in raising the sector profile.”

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