The 24-Hours Global Conference 2022 aims to promote networking among individuals, organizations, and institutions. This is a fully virtual conference available for both ASIS&T members and non-members. The conference, like its name, will run over a 24-hour period and will cover all time zones. The format of participation is varied to support numerous ways of learning, engagement, and sharing. Accepted formats include, but are not limited to:
- Paper presentations
- Panel discussions
- Provocation sessions
- Poster presentations
- Professional work shadowing
- Lightning talks
Call for Proposals
Participants are encouraged to think outside the box and be creative in showcasing what is happening in their region in the advent of the COVID-19 pandemic and information sciences. Collaborations are encouraged among colleagues, and across disciplines.
Topics relevant to the theme include, but are not limited to, the following:
- Networking in virtual environments
- Sharing for learning
- Learning though networking
- Role of social networking in enhancing professional skills
- Digital humanities
- Artificial Intelligence and new technologies
- Collaborative information seeking, human collaboration and cooperation
- Networking around the globe: opportunities and challenges
- Becoming agents of change in the COVID-19 pandemic
- Building for the future
- Creating Connections, Building Bridges…Together
- Facing the Future – Together
- Inclusive and Equitable Practices during COVID-19
- Role of innovative leadership in networking and sharing
Please submit a short abstract (maximum 500 words) indicating the format of presentation. Include the names of all presenters, including their affiliation, country and email address.
More details here.
An international webinar entitled “Acceleration of health information literacy: preparing multi-lingual covid-19 contents for South Asia region” to be jointly organized by the Association of Information Science and Technology (ASIS&T) South Asia Chapter and Department of Information Science and Library Management, University of Dhaka. The webinar will be held on 18 December, 2021 at 6:00 PM online via Zoom.
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The Central Government Library Association (Kolkata & Delhi Branch), India, announced the 3rd International Conference of CGLA (RRGL- TIC 2022) scheduled to be held from 11-12 February 2022 virtually due to the pandemic situation. The conference will be a platform to exchange knowledge and ideas among the librarians, Policy Makers, Library Stakeholders, Students, Teachers and Other Experts. It will run an opportunity to recognize the role of LIS and Other fields.
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M. Shamsul Islam Khan
The mourning program in memory of M. Shamsul Islam Khan will be held on 24 September, Friday at 10 A.M.
The program will be convened by Prof. SM Mannan, Department of Information Science and Library Management, Dhaka University. Honourable Vice-Chancellor of Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib Medical University Prof. Dr Md. Sharfuddin Ahmed will participate in the event as a special guest.
Family members of M Shamsul Islam Khan will take part in the mourning program.
Library professionals from all levels, including medical libraries, academic libraries, special libraries, LIS teachers, researchers and students, are cordially requested to attend the commemorative meeting.
Note that a pioneer of Bangladesh’s editing and publications management industry, a legendary library professional, M. Shamsul Islam Khan, died on Friday, 3 September 2021 his residence in Dhaka. He was 72 and is survived by his wife and three daughters.
The event will be broadcast on Facebook live via Zoom Link.
The primary goal of the KM symposium is to encourage and empower participants who are new in the knowledge management. Additionally, to showcase the works of scholars and practitioners researching the knowledge management field. Through this symposium students and early career researchers can network and present their research to others in the field. This would help the participants to receive feedback on their work before submitting their research to peer-reviewed publications. Additionally, participants can find mentors and research collaborators beyond their immediate professors. These events open doors to new work opportunities and new connections. As this symposium seeks students, early career researchers and professionals who are on tight budgets, we have decided to make this KM-Symposium free to all participants, allowing them to present their research without worrying about how they will pay symposium registration fees.
When: Virtual Symposium, September 29, 2021
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This research seminar aims to discuss about the recent research article on the LIS Scholarly Productivity in Bangladesh. Through engaging researchers and topics, we hope to spark dialogue and relationship across Bangladeshi LIS academic and professional’s community for a justifiable future.
Since the independence of Bangladesh in 1971, LIS Faculty members, practitioners and researchers have published widely in many leading LIS journals and conferences some of which are listed by WoS and SCOPUS. Publishing trends has shown positive growth during the last two decades. As per the Scimago journal and country rank (2019), there are only fifteen Bangladeshi scholarly journals are listed. Bangladesh’s two LIS journals, ‘The Eastern Librarian’ ‘Bangladesh Journal of Library and Information Science’, both journals are irregular and not indexed by Scopus, or listed in Scimago journal ranking. We, LIS faculties, researchers and practitioners in Bangladesh do not know the ratio of publication visibility in the leading global outlet.
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This free webinar will discuss two areas in the USA perspectives including a broad overview of higher education, and a specific look at the LIS research and employment opportunities. Two speakers, with strong relevant backgrounds, will highlight their individual and professional experiences. The first speaker is doing PhD here in the USA will discuss higher education opportunities, including preparation, admission and funding. The focus will be given on the areas of social sciences specially LIS and closely related fields. The second speaker is Assistant Professor in the USA, with a background in information science research, will emphasise various LIS research opportunities that are available for international students in the USA. It will follow a discussion on employment prospects for international LIS researchers after the successful completion of graduate education. The discussions will draw questions from the attendees. Attendees will benefit from the expertise of the two speakers and will be able to identify steps required for effective higher education and employment plans in the USA, especially, in the areas of LIS and closely related fields.
Save the date: 23rd August, Sunday, 2020 (8:00 pm, Dhaka, Bangladesh)
Registration is not required
Facebook Live: https://www.facebook.com/thelibrariantimes/
Join the webinar via the zoom link below:
TLT, August 17, 2020
The Librarian Times hosted a live talk show titled how Bangladeshi and overseas Bangladeshi library professionals are responding to the COVID-19 situation on August 8 2020. The talk show focused on how the outbreak of COVID-19 (Coronavirus) has a global impact which affects libraries over the world. The guest speakers addressed about how the libraries across the globe have been facing difficulties on which programs to deliver and how ranging from limited constraints to total closure. Besides, the speakers’ talked about the libraries initiatives to overcome the challenges of managing remote working effectively. The objective of the talk show was to identify how Bangladeshi and overseas Bangladeshi LIS professionals are involved in delivering library services, especially in Australia, Singapore and India at the time of COVID-19.
The special guests who attended the live talk show were Nargis Sultana, Wyndham City Council, Australia; Razina Akhter, Bangladesh Shishu (Children) Academy, Md. Anwarul Islam, PhD, Library Association of Bangladesh; Abdullah al-Modabber, South Asian University, India and A N M Sabbir, Charles Sturt University NSW, Australia. The event was moderated by Syeda Mukta Begum, Singapore.
Open Science Conference 2020
- Barcamp Open Science // 10 March 2020 // Wikimedia, Berlin // #oscibar
- Open Science Conference // 11-12 March 2020 // H4 Hotel, Berlin // #osc2020