SIG-III: Call for Papers 2021 International Paper Contest for developing countries

The Special Interest Group on International Information Issues (SIG-III) of the Association for Information Science & Technology (ASIS&T) invites research papers for the 21st International Paper Contest (IPC) for library and information science (LIS) professionals in developing countries, for the 84th Annual Meeting, which will take place in Salt Lake City, Utah, USA, from October 30-November 2, 2021. The theme of the Annual Meeting is: “Information: Equity, Diversity, Inclusion, Justice, and Relevance” For more information, visit: https://www.asist.org/am21/

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Virtual Talk Series ‘Hello Librarian!’

Farzana Jumi, Officer, Library, University of Liberal Arts Bangladesh (ULAB)

Photo: Screenshot of hello librarian's meeting

Photo: Screenshot of hello librarian’s meeting

Nearly a year into the Covid-19 pandemic, libraries, the centre point for research and academic life, have seen a growing reliance on online sources. To enhance the services provided to students, thus, the Library at the University of Liberal Arts Bangladesh (ULAB) organized a virtual talk series, “Hello Librarian!” on Online Library Activities: Pandemic & Afterward on February 4, 2021.

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East West University Library observes National Library Day 2021

Mir Adiba Awlad, 7 February 2021

Photo: East West University Library observed National Library Day 2021

East West University Library celebrated the National Library Day 2021 on 05 February. As the pandemic situation is going on all over the world, this year the celebration was held online via Google Meet platform. To celebrate this day, East West University Library organized “Online Speech Contest” on “ Mujib Borsherer Ongkikar, Ghore Ghore Gronthagar ”(The Promise of Mujib year, Library in every house). The Contest was about to tell of the importance of that topic. Every participant was given 4 minutes to deliver his/her thoughts. After a thorough judgment 4 participants were selected for 3 winning positions among a huge number of participants. 

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SPSS 25 for the beginners: Registration is now open

Mir Adiba Awlad,

January 30, 2021

iSAPT Virtual Academy will organize a 10-days (15 hours) training on “Statistical Data Analysis with SPSS 25 for the Beginners” using the Zoom Cloud Platform from March 6, 2021. Mr Sadhan Verma (IT Instructor & Trainer, CEO, NBICT Lab, Dinajpur) will be joining the training sessions as the trainer. The first training was completed for the first batch successfully with 30 participants from the different countries around the world. 

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Role of libraries in teaching – learning during the pandemic: An online workshop held

21 January 2021,

Nawshaba Bulia

 

The iSAPT Virtual Academy (A research wing of iSAPT Virtual Academy) arranged an online workshop on “Role of Libraries in Teaching and Learning During the Pandemic” on 16 January 2021 at iSAPT Young Researchers Forum (iSAPTYRF) using the zoom Cloud Platform. The coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic has caused an unprecedented crisis in all areas. As a result, the situation has led to the massive closure of face-to-face activities of educational institutions in every country.

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LAB election 2020: Mizanur-Tushar-Sakhawat panel won the Library Association Bangladesh election!

Md. Mizanur Rahman was elected as the president and Md. Hamidur Rahman Tushar was elected as the Secretary-General of the Library Association Bangladesh (LAB).  

The election for the 2021-2023 term was held on Saturday, December 26, 2020 at the Government Teachers Training College from 8 am to 4 pm. The members of Dhaka division exercised their right to vote directly in this election. The election was held simultaneously in eight divisions including Dhaka. » Read more

How to use Turnitin? Online training session held at Southeast University Library

Amrita Das, January 17, 2021

Southeast University Library with the cooperation of Mr. Varun Piplani (Senior Specialist) Turnitin Education Pvt. Ltd arranged an online training session on “How to use Turnitin software” for their faculty members on 24th December, 2021. The session began with a special speech delivered by Mr. Varun Piplani on the importance of using Turnitin software in public and private universities. Then he demonstrated a few important features of Turnitin software as well as showed how to check the similarity of a research paper. As an administrator Mrs. Amrita Rani Dash moderated the session. The convenor of Turnitin Software Purchase Committee of Southeast University Prof. Dr. Engr. Muhibul Haque Bhuyan thanked everyone and concluded the program.

Turnitin is a plagiarism detection and deterrent application, available to instructors within WebCampus Assignments.

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