Read books in libraries, make enlightened people”(গ্রন্থাগারে বই পড়ি আলোকিত মানুষ গড়ি): Theme for the National Library Day 2019

Syeda Mukta Begum, January 27, 2019

A meeting of the National Committee of the National Library Day was held on 16 January 2019 at 11:00 AM in the Ministry of Culture’s Affairs. The meeting was held as an introductory to make a decision and finalise the National Library Day theme for 2019 which is going to be held on 5 February in Bangladesh. The theme for National Library Day 2019 is ‘Read books in libraries, Make enlightened people”(গ্রন্থাগারে বই পড়ি আলোকিত মানুষ গড়ি)

The Secretary of the Ministry of Cultural Affairs (MOCA) presided over the meeting. Members of the National Committee were present in the meeting. President of LAB and Chairman and Secretary General of BALID along with other executive committee members were present in the meeting to make the day successful one.

Photo: Hamidur Rahman Tushar Facebook page

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Two Faculty Members of the Department of ISLM, RU Present a Paper in Sapporo, Japan

Ahasan Habib Dhaka, 27 January 2019

Professor Dr Md. Shariful  Islam and Associate Professor Dr. Md. Nazmul  Islam, Department of Information Science and Library Management (ISLM), University of Rajshahi presented a paper titled “Investigating the Perceived Services of Union Digital Centre (UDC) in Rural Areas of Bangladesh: A Study on Selected UDC of Godagari Upazila, Rajshahi” at the Library and Information Science Conference, Sapporo, Japan. Md. Aktarul Islam, MSS research fellow of ISLM, University of Rajshahi was another author of the mentioned paper.

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Anisul Hoque wins ‘Professor Nurul Hoque Literary Award’ 2019

Syeda Mukta Begum

January 19, 2019

Photo Courtesy: Prothom Alo

Anisul Hoque, who is an author, screenwriter, novelist, dramatist and journalist, received ‘Professor Nurul Hoque Literary Award’ 2019 on last Friday. He also an associate editor of the first light and co-editor of Prothom Alo, the leading newspaper in Bangladesh. The program was held at Sudhijon Pathagar Bhaban, Chashara in Narayanganj city on January 18, 2019.

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Library Makerspace: New Experience as a LIS Professional of Bangladesh

Syeda Mukta Begum, 9 January 2019

What is makerspace?

Why should we know about makerspace?

What is going to happen to us if we know about makerspace?

Does makerspace connect to the libraries?

My first experience with makey makey!

Makerspace is the common name in developing countries nowadays. A makerspace is the place where people can get together to show their creativity. A library should be the centre of modern innovation. Therefore, a library should have makerspace for creativity and innovation in Bangladesh. Makerspace is the modern library service for the users in the organization. The Librarians could use modern tools and digital technologies to encourage more creativity and innovation in the library.  They could use modern tools like 3D and 4D printers, more audio and visual kit, laser cutters and engravers, sewing machines, cameras, Lego, makey makey, coding, robotics, paper craft, origami and other hardware and software tools for running different projects for the users to encourage innovation.

One of my colleagues from International School Dhaka (ISD) Mr Troy Harkin who is running makerspace at ISD shared his personal opinions regarding maker space in the libraries.

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Asif Iqbal, a System Analyst in the E-Library, Faculty of Business Studies wants to build a career on Digital Library Management System

“Now I am concentrating my career on Digital Library Management System and Information Science. I am requesting you to pray for my newly started career.”- Asif Iqbal

Mukta, Melbourne 

Mr Asif Iqbal has joined as a System Analyst in the E-Library, Faculty of Business Studies, University of Dhaka.  Prior to joining at the E-Library, he worked as a Deputy Manager in the ICT Division at BASIC Bank Ltd. from 2010 to 2018. Earlier he worked at BRAC Bank Ltd.

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A seminar on Role of Librarian in Ensuring Quality Higher Education held at the Asian University, Dhaka

A seminar on “Role of Librarian in Ensuring Quality Higher Education” was held at the Asian University, Dhaka on January 18, 2019. The Department of Information Science and Library Management organised this event. Mr Mahtab U Ahmed, learning resources centre manager, Strayer University Library, USA. was present in the seminar as the keynote speaker.

Mr Mahtab U Ahmed focussed on the latest technological tools for the library professionals and how these are supporting and ensuring fulfilment of higher education’s mission in today’s information-intensive world.

Be Visible : an expert advice on academic publishing strategies in a seminar held at IUT Library ICT Centre, Gazipur

Ahasan, Dhaka, 12 January 2019

The library of the Islamic University of Technology (IUT) has organized a seminar on ‘Academic publishing’ on 10 January 2019. Dr Omar Jah, Acting Vice-Chancellor of the IUT was the Chief Guest. Dr Jakaria Rahman, Bibliometric Analyst of the Chalmers University of Technology (Sweden) was the resource person and delivered a lecture on ‘Be Visible: academic publishing strategies’. Dr Mirza Mohd. Rezaul Islam, Librarian of the IUT was the program chair.

Dr Jakaria delivering his speech on the academic publishing

The Chief guest appreciated the initiative of the IUT library for bringing in such a timely topic of discussion. He requested the resource person to ignite the discussion and give his expert advice to the participants. The program chair host the entire seminar.

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Signing Ceremony of MOU on Collaboration between ISLM, EWU and BPATC On 26 December 2018.

Ahasan, Dhaka 12 January 2019

A Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) for the First International Conference on Information and Knowledge Management (i-IKM 2019) on collaboration between Department of Information Studies and Library Management, East West University and Bangladesh Public Administration Training Centre (BPATC) was signed on 26th December 2018. Both organizations have agreed to cooperate on the organization of the 2019 International Conference on Information and Knowledge Management.

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