Creative Commons is excited to announce plans to return to an in-person format for the next CC Global Summit, due to take place in September/October 2023.
Since 2006, the CC Global Summit has brought together thousands of CC community members, activists, creators, advocates, librarians, educators, lawyers, and technologists from around the world to discuss, collaborate, and take action to make our global culture more open and collaborative. After two years of running successful virtual summits, CC is currently exploring ways to ensure safety, accessibility and global inclusivity remain a top priority for an in-person Summit in 2023. Read the recap from CC Global Summit 2021 here.
In the meantime, we are spreading the spirit of CC Global Summit throughout 2022 with community-driven conversations on our ‘Open Minds… from Creative Commons‘ podcast and varied webinar offerings, including journalism and open culture webinar series. Nominate a guest for CC’s Open Minds Podcast today >>
We will provide more information about CC Global Summit 2023 in the next few months.
Southeast Asian Libraries on the UN Sustainable Development Goals webinar organised by the IFLA Regional Division Committee for Asia and Oceania is inviting people to join the webinar.
This online event will be held on 23 June 2022, 2.30pm – 5.30pm (UTC +8) over Zoom and will focus on two topics, namely Libraries’ Engagement with National Authorities and Community Engagement through Library Programmes. The organising team aims to inspire and encourage colleagues to advance their efforts to bring the UN SDGs to fruition through an insightful conversation on the best practices by Southeast Asian libraries and librarians.
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A new library called ‘Padma Library’ has been inaugurated in a remote village of Thakurgaon to encourage students and the general public to read books and build a better society.
The library was inaugurated by Dr Anjan Kumar Deb Roy, PhD (Australia), Joint Secretary (Administrative Services), Ministry of Planning, the People’s Republic of Bangladesh.
Mr Bijoy Basak, Senior Superintendent of Police (CID), Bangladesh police, was present online as a special guest. Other guests including the Awami League District leader Shamsuzzaman Dulal, Mostafizur Rahman Liton, Chairman, Jagannathpur Union Parishad and local dignitaries were present in the inauguration ceremony.
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Nawshaba Bulia Prova
March 28, 2022, Dhaka
The Green University of Bangladesh Library (GUBLibrary) arranged a webinar on “Digitization and Knowledge Management in Libraries” on Monday, March 21, 2022, using the Zoom Platform. The webinar aimed to reach the GUB community and the library professionals of the country and provide an evident concept of Knowledge Management and how to incorporate it into their libraries. Around 92 participants attended the webinar.
Honourable Advisor of Green University of Bangladesh, Prof. Md. Abdur Razzak delivered his valuable speech as the guest of honour of the session. In his speech, the guest of Honor emphasized Digitization in the era of Knowledge. Prof. Dr. Md. Golam Samdani Fakir (Honorable Vice-Chancellor, Green University of Bangladesh) shared his valuable thoughts as the honourable chief guest. He mentioned some of his concerns about what we mean by a digitalised library, what kind of services we expect, and what competencies we should have in people managing a digitalised library.
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The Librarian Times entered its sixth year after completing its fifth successful years on 2nd February 2022!
In the last five years, TLT has made a significant contribution to the library profession, especially to the library sector in Bangladesh. What have we achieved in the last five years, if anyone asks us? We would say that TLT has launched several professional awards for Library Professionals for the first time in Bangladesh. TLT introduced the first library and information science webinar in the history of Bangladesh.
In addition, TLT played a role in taking the library profession to a higher level through increasing domestic and international collaboration.
Let us take a look at our achievements in 5 years.
The Librarian Times enters its sixth year! What have we achieved in the last five years?
As an Editor-in-chief, I would like to give all the credit for the success to TLT members who have been involved with TLT activities for the last five years.
October 29-November 1, 2022
Crisis, Transition, Resilience: Re-Imagining an Information-Resilient Society
ASIS&T is now accepting nominations for the 2022 international awards. These twelve coveted and prestigious ASIS&T awards represent the greatest recognition and respect professionals may afford their colleagues.
All ASIS&T members and non-members are invited and encouraged to submit nominations for the awards. Selections of award recipients are made after thoughtful and thorough consideration by appropriate committees or official bodies of the Association.
The 2022 awards will be presented at the Annual Awards Ceremony held at the 2022 ASIS&T Annual Meeting in Pittsburgh, PA USA.
All award nominations must be submitted by March 31, 2022.
For more information on ASIS&T’s Awards & Honors, visit website https://www.asist.org/programs-services/awards-honors/
Amrita Dash, Dhaka
Photo: President M Abdul Hamid and Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina (collected) Amrita Dash, Dhaka
President M Abdul Hamid and Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina delivered separate messages on the National Library Day-2022.
In a message, President M Abdul Hamid said people’s unrestricted access to public libraries plays a vital role in developing education, culture, and social development as libraries have an enormous role in forming a knowledgeable, beautiful, and enlightened society.
In the backdrop of the ongoing globalisation of information technology, the President said that the traditional library concept has been changed too, adding “libraries now have reached to the highway of technology.”
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Prodip Roy and
Md Anwarul Islam
Photo: Copyrighted, Bangladesh Shishu Academy
Last year, on National Library Day, the Daily Star published an article entitled “School librarians should be given teacher’ status.” Then on 28th March 2021, a circular was issued by the concerned authority of the Bangladesh government, showing all school librarians and assistant school librarians have been given teacher status. The article was fundamental in the context of that time. After a long movement and waiting period, the school librarians and assistant school librarians got the teacher status. The inequality is now eliminated after the announcement of the new MPO policies and the human resources framework 2021 for private schools and colleges. The new position of the school librarian is called ‘Teacher (Library and Information Science)’, and Assistant Librarian cum Cataloguer is called ‘Assistant Teacher (Library and Information Science).
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Md. Monirul Islam,
February 13, 2022, Dhaka
Photo: International conference on the role of LIS professionals in the 4th Industrial Revolution (LABiCon2022)
An international conference on the role of LIS professionals in the 4th Industrial Revolution (LABiCon2022) was held at the Institution of Engineers, Dhaka, Bangladesh, on 11 February 2022. Library Association of Bangladesh (LAB), a leading library professional association in Bangladesh, organised the conference in a hybrid mood.
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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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