National Library Day 2022 observed at DPL

Mir Adiba Awlad 

February 7, 2022

Home Minister Asaduzzaman Khan Kamal inaugurates National Library Day-2022 on the National Library premises in the capital on Saturday. State Minister for Cultural Affairs KM Khalid was present.

On February 5, 2022, the honourable Minister of Home Affairs, Mr Asaduzzaman Khan, MP, inaugurated the 5th National Library Day at Shawkat Osman Memorial Auditorium of the Department of Public Libraries in Dhaka on Saturday. The theme for National Library Day 2022 was ‘digital library is the pledge of the country’s golden jubilee’.

Department of Public Libraries under the cultural affairs ministry organised the program to observe the National Library Day this year. The honourable Minister of the Ministry of Culture, Mr KM Khalid, MP and Chairman of the Parliamentary Committee on the Ministry of Culture, Ms Simin Hossain Rimi, MP, were present as special guests at the occasion. Mr A A M S Arefin Siddiqui, the former Vice-Chancellor of Dhaka University, President of BSS and President of the Board of Trustees of Bangladesh National Museum, was the keynote speaker at the discussion meeting organised on the occasion of the day. Honourable Secretary of the Ministry of Culture Mr Md. Abul Mansur presided over the function.

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National Library Day observed at IUB

Md. Monirul Islam,

February 8, 2022

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

In observance of the National Library Day 2022, the IUB Library organized a hybrid discussion session, award-giving ceremony, and a book donation program on Sunday, February 6, 2022. This year’s theme for the National Library Day was ‘digital library is the pledge of the country’s golden jubilee’.
Professor Md. Abu Taher, a Member of the University Grants Commission of Bangladesh (UGC), attended in the event as the Chief Guest while IUB Vice-Chancellor Tanweer Hasan, PhD, and Pro-Vice-Chancellor Professor Niaz Ahmed Khan, PhD, attended as the Special Guests. » Read more

ASIS&T 24-Hour Global Conference: Call for Proposals

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
  • Illustrations
  • Lightning talks
  • Webinars

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.

Submit abstract 

More details here. 

 

Celebration of Sound: Public Domain Day *Virtual* Celebration

About this event

On January 20, 2022, the Internet Archive, Creative Commons and many other leaders from the Open world will honor the treasure trove of works published in 1926 that will enter the public domain next year. The public domain will grow richer with canonical works from authors like Hemingway, Faulkner and Dorothy Parker, silent film classics like Nanook of the North, and beloved children’s stories about Winnie-the Pooh and the Hundred Acre woods, becoming freely available to all.

For registrations and other information visit https://www.eventbrite.com/e/celebration-of-sound-public-domain-day-virtual-celebration-tickets-223634836817

2022 ASIS&T Annual Meeting 28 October – November 2, 2022

The Annual Meeting of the Association for Information Science and Technology will be held from 28 October – November 2, 2022 in Pittsburgh, PA. In its 85th year, the ASIS&T Annual Meeting is the premier education and networking event for the information science and technology community.  The Annual Meeting of the Association for Information Science and Technology is the premier international conference dedicated to the study of information, people, and technology in contemporary society.

To know more about this meeting visit https://www.asist.org/meetings-events/am/.

 

Acceleration of health information literacy a webinar held

Md. Monirul Islam,

December 19, 2021

An international webinar entitled “Acceleration of health information literacy: preparing multi-lingual covid-19 contents for South Asia region” was held virtually on December 18, 2021. The program was jointly organized by the Association of Information Science and Technology (ASIS&T) South Asia Chapter and the Department of Information Science and Library Management, University of Dhaka.
Professor Dr. Md. Akhtaruzzaman, Vice-Chancellor, University of Dhaka, remained present as Chief Guest. Professor Dr. Md. Nasiruddin Munshi, Department of Information Science and Library Management & Librarian (In-Charge) of Dhaka University Library, was present as Special Guest.
The keynote paper was presented by Dr. Samuel K. W. Chu, Associate Professor, Faculty of Education, University of Hong Kong. Dr. Bhakti Gala, Assistant Professor, Central University of Gujarat, India, delivered the welcome speech at the beginning of the program.
Professor Dr. S.M.Zabed Ahmed, Department of Information Science and Library Management (ISLM), DU, Professor Dr. Md. Saiful Islam, Chairman of ISLM Department, DU, Dr. Dilara Begum, Chairman, Department of Information Studies and Library Management, East-West University, A.K.M. Eamin Ali Akanda, Chairman of ISLM Department, RU and Razina Alam, Head of Library, Bangladesh Shishu Academy discussed on the keynote topic as panellists.

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Safinoor Sagorika awarded PhD Degree

Md. Monirul Islam,

January 13, 2022

Photo: Safinoor Sagorika

Ms. Safinoor Sagorika, a former student of the Department of Information Science and Library Management, University of Dhaka, and life member of LAB and BALID, has been awarded a Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) degree under the Graduate School of Advanced Science and Technology, by Japan Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (JAIST), Japan on 24 December 2021. Her primary research topic was “Design and Development of Video Aided Retention Support System for Enhancing Disaster Survival Skills (DSS) Among International Students” which is a tiny part of the system engineering mainly focused on “learning technology“.

As per the degree requirement, Dr. Sagorika also conducted her minor research project on “Adopting Orphan Migrants in Japanese Elderly Care Services: A Diversified Model for Ishikawa Prefecture”. She attended four international conferences in Thailand, Turkey, and Japan during her PhD journey and published four international conference proceedings. She also authored three journal articles from major research. In addition, she has successfully completed 22 credits from 11 courses.

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iPres 2022: Call for Contributions now open!

The Call for Contributions for iPres 2022 is now open. iPres is the premier and longest-running conference series on digital preservation. The 18th International Conference on Digital Preservation will be held in Glasgow, Scotland from 12th – 16th September 2022!

iPres 2022 will be a hybrid conference and proposals are welcome whether or not contributors expect to be present on site. Original contributions that will develop the theory and practice of digital preservation are invited. These may include scientific models and outcomes of research, creative solutions to shared challenges in daily practice, outcomes of innovative collaborations, state of the art in education, training and work-force development, and insight-oriented institutional and personal progress towards digital preservation goals. 

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BALID 23rd Annual General Meeting (AGM) held

Md. Ahasan Habib

December 9, 2021

23rd Annual General Meeting (AGM) of Bangladesh Association of Librarians, Information Scientists and Documentalists (BALID) was held on 27th November 2021 at Shahid Munir Chowdhury Conference Room, TSC, the University of Dhaka.
A. K. M. Nurul Alam (Apu), Joint Secretary General, BALID presented 22nd AGM minutes. The activities Report of BALID for 2018-2021 was introduced by Md. Humayun Kabir, Secretary-General, BALID. Mr Md. Ahasan Habib, Finance Secretary, BALID, presented the budget for 2022-2023. The AGM participants endorsed the Report and budget. » Read more

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