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.