Asma Khatun is working as a Research Assistant at La Trobe University. She has over eight years of experience in working with academic and research libraries in different positions. She is experienced in the area of Integrated Library Management System, Record Keeping Meta Data, converting and mapping data into MARC21, Discovery Tools, Content Management System, Information Literacy, Institutional Repository and Electronic Resource Management.
In addition, she was involved in several Library Automation Projects of Bangladesh as a Resource Person of BRAC University (one of the leading private university of Bangladesh) on MARC21, LCSH, MARC Edit and Z39.50 protocol. She trained more than two hundred library professionals on MARC 21.
Moreover, she completed Bachelor, Masters and MPhil degree in Information Science and Library Management from University of Dhaka, Bangladesh. She attended several national and international training programs and seminars on different types of library service tools. Additionally, She Completed advanced certificate course on Modern Library Practices and Management with Indian Government Scholarship.
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Hasan Zamir completed his PhD in Library and Information Science from the University of South Carolina in 2017. His dissertation focused on diffusion, sentiment, and network analysis of a social media movement, and his research interests revolve around social media analytics, big data, and text mining.
He has taught information retrieval, information architecture, computer-mediated communication, and user experiences at the University of South Carolina at both the undergraduate and graduate level. At Dominican, he teaches Data Science, Information Technology, Health Informatics, and Web Designing courses both at graduate and undergraduate level. Zamir is active in leadership roles in various professional organisations including the Association for Information Science and Technology (ASIST) and the Association for Library and Information Science Education (ALISE).
Apart from teaching and supporting the expansion of Informatics programs at Dominican, he aims to explore data for social good.
Ratan Kumer Das is one of the editorial board members who is overseeing its Media Wing.
Mr. Das is working at The Daily Share Biz as an Assistant Librarian and Feature In-charge. In his career, he has worked for a different local newspaper and international organizations.
He graduated from the University of Rajshahi in Information Science and Library Manage-ment (formerly known as Library Science [1959-1987] and Library and Information Science [1987-2002]).
Mr. Ratan is a life member of Library Association of Bangladesh (LAB) and a member of American Library Association (ALA). He writes professional feature articles in some local Magazines and volunteering with Evergreen Zoom Bangladesh Foundation (EZBF) and NEEDA Group. He has the keen interest in Library World, Journalism and Social Work.
You may reach him through his personal email [email protected] to publish Bengali Feature Articles.
Kelly Duong, RMIT University Library
Kelly is currently working as a Library Officer at RMIT University Library in Copyright & Digitisation Services, undertaking administrative activities such: digitising copyright content for educational purposes within the provision of the Copyright Agency Licence (CA Licence); assisting with the processing of materials in alternative formats, Permission and Licensing, and other project work. Along with her administrative tasks, she still maintains her face-to-face customer service. Prior joining to RMIT University she worked as a Customer Service Library Officer for the Brimbank Council.
Kelly and her parents immigrated to Melbourne when she was three years old. She completed her primary, secondary and tertiary education in Melbourne, Australia. In 2007, she obtained a Diploma in Library and Information Service at Victoria University.
As an editorial board member, Kelly helps by proofreading before the publication of each issue to make the bulletin widely acceptance.
A.K.M. Murul Alam (Apu)
A.K.M. Nurul Alam familiar in his nick name Apu is a devoted library professionals in the country. He received his BA (Hons.) & MA in Information Science and Library Management from University of Dhaka, Bangladesh. Mr. Alam started his career at UN Information Centre as Library and IT Assistant and currently working at Bangladesh Bank Library as Deputy Director.
He is involved with various voluntary works. He took part in various Information Literacy Training Programme for secondary level students and involved in professional development and consultancy activities.
Being a library professional, Mr. Alam is actively working with web programming as well as graphics designing and video editing. He is the developer of BALID membership management system, Periodicals Circulation System at Bangladesh Bank Library as well as the website of BALID and CIS,B. Mr. Alam received extensive training on RFID based library system (implementation, use and troubleshooting) from 3M Singapore (held in Bangladesh and Singapore) with practical experience. He is the localization contributor (Bangla) of Senayan Library Management System (SLiMS) – a popular web based library management system having digital library support. He is also the Country Coordinator of SLiMS Bangladesh.
He is a member of different professional associations like Bangladesh Association of Librarians, Information Scientists and Documentalists (BALID) and Library Association of Bangladesh (LAB).
Mohammad Joynal Abdin
Mohammad Joynal Abdin, a Microsoft & RedHat Certified IT Professional (IDB-BISEW IT Scholar) currently works for Dept. of Information Science and Library Management, University of Dhaka as a Lab Instructor. Besides that, he has been playing a vital role as a freelance library automation & digitisation expert in Bangladesh.
He is also working as a Project Consultant at VLIR-UOS Expert Contribution Project at the University of Antwerp, Belgium. Previously he has successfully completed ITP [email protected] 2015 edition at the same university.
Md. Ahasan Habib
Mr Md. Ahasan Habib is currently working as Assistant Librarian at Islamic University of Technology (IUT), a subsidiary organ of Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC). Before joining at IUT, he also served East West University (EWU) Library and State University of Bangladesh (SUB). Prior entrance to the Librarianship, Mr Ahasan completed his Hons and Master degree from the University of Dhaka in Information Science and Library Management. He also completed Master of Business Administration (MBA) from East West University. Mr Ahasan writes professionals column to Bangladeshi National dailies by highlighting library movement activities, recent trends and prospects of library etc. He is a life member of Bangladesh Association Librarians, Information Scientists and Documentalists(BALID), and Library Association of Bangladesh(LAB). He actively works the team member of several national events of the library movements.
Rajesh Kumar Das
Rajesh Kumar Das is currently working as an Assistant Prof. at Institute of Information Science, Noakhali Science and Technology University. Formerly, he worked as Library Executive at Gyantapas Abdur Razzaq Bidyapeeth (GARB) of the Bengal Foundation, Dhaka, Bangladesh and as an Adjunct Lecturer of Library Management and Information Science at Royal University of Dhaka, Bangladesh. Mr Das is a Mphil Research Student at the Department of Information Science and Library Management, University Dhaka. Prior to this he completed his Bachelor and Master’s degree and secured 1st position in Information Science and Library Management from the University of Dhaka. A person is passionate about the research he delights in experimenting in the areas of Digital Library, Bibliometrics, Scientometrics, Knowledge management, Open Access Publishing and Information Behaviour. His several research paper has been published in international journals. He has served as the Chair in international conferences. Das has been played the role of one of the Editor of The Librarian Times, since its inception.
Prodip K Roy (Editor-in-Chief)
Prodip Roy AALIA (DCP) is the founder of The Librarian Times. He is currently a library Officer (Digital Collections) Copyright, Digitisation and Repositories at RMIT University, Melbourne.
Mr Roy is also a doctoral candidate in Business Information Systems of the School of Business IT and Logistics at RMIT University. His bachelor degree was in Information Science and Library Management from the Dhaka University, Bangladesh, followed by a master degree in the same discipline. He also completed a Master of Library and Information Management degree from the University of South Australia under the School Of Computer And Mathematical Science.
As the founder, he leads The Librarian Times team in implementing its vision and mission. He was the founder President of the Bangla Language and Cultural School, Adelaide, South Australia from 2013-2015.
- Delegate, The National Tertiary Education Union, RMIT University Branch Australia
- Associate Member and Distinguish Certified Professional (DCP) of Australian Library and Information Association AALIA (CP) since 2010
- Individual Member of International Federation of Library Associations (IFLA) since January 2019
- Member of The Association for Information Science and Technology (ASIS&T) since January 2019
- Life Member of Bangladesh Association of Librarians Information Scientists and Documentalists (BALID) since 2009
- Life Member of Library Association Bangladesh (LAB) since 2014
- Member of VALA – Libraries, Technology and the Future Inc. from 2016 to 2018
- Member for Creative Commons Australia Chapter and lead responsible for Open Ed (Tertiary)
- Member of the Creative Commons Global Network since January 2019
- Co-Chair (Elect) SIG – III, Leadership role, The Association for Information Science and Technology for 2019-2021
He wants to play an active role in the ongoing improvement of library digital environment in many facets. TLT is his personal initiative, and the idea is to share knowledge and exchange ideas with fellow librarians around the world. He wants to take his knowledge and experience to share with people, especially those back home, to help them, and to spread the knowledge.
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