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
Mir Adiba Awlad
November 26, 2021
The librarian times award distribution ceremony was held on Saturday, November 6, 2021, at 10:30 AM at University of Dhaka.
TLT Awards, for the first time, was introduced in February 2018. The winners of TLT Awards for 2021 have been officially announced in April 2021, but there hasn’t been a separate event for the awards giving ceremony after the COVID-19 restrictions have been eased in Bangladesh.
Note that TLT awards committee for 2021 was formed with the collaboration of Library Associations of Bangladesh (LAB), Bangladesh Association of Librarians, Information Scientists and Documentalists (BALID), Medical Library Associations of Bangladesh (MedLAB), School Library Associations of Bangladesh (SLABD), Director-General, Department of Public Libraries and the dept. of Information Science and Library Management, the University of Dhaka and Rajshahi.
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An international webinar entitled “Acceleration of health information literacy: preparing multi-lingual covid-19 contents for South Asia region” to be jointly organized by the Association of Information Science and Technology (ASIS&T) South Asia Chapter and Department of Information Science and Library Management, University of Dhaka. The webinar will be held on 18 December, 2021 at 6:00 PM online via Zoom.
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The Central Government Library Association (Kolkata & Delhi Branch), India, announced the 3rd International Conference of CGLA (RRGL- TIC 2022) scheduled to be held from 11-12 February 2022 virtually due to the pandemic situation. The conference will be a platform to exchange knowledge and ideas among the librarians, Policy Makers, Library Stakeholders, Students, Teachers and Other Experts. It will run an opportunity to recognize the role of LIS and Other fields.
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Why do we need open access? How can we use it? Is it better for the sciences or the humanities? What is the relation between Copyright and Creative Commons?
Open Business Talk, School of Business, Bangladesh Open University, and The Librarian Times are going to jointly arrange a Q & A session to celebrate Open Access 2021. This year’s theme intentionally aligns with the recently released UNESCO Recommendation on Open Science, of which Open Access is a crucial component. Circulated in draft form following discussion by representatives of UNESCO’s 193 member countries, the Recommendation powerfully articulates and centres the importance of equity in pursuing a future for the scholarship open by default.
The event is arranged based on the theme of 2021 Open Access Week. The Librarian Times Editor in Chief Prodip Roy will host this session.
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Md. Monirul Islam, October 26, 2021
East Delta University arranged a training session on DSpace software (Institutional Repository) on Saturday, 09 October 2021 at East Delta University (EDU) Permanent Campus, Chittagong. Mr Mohammad Joynal Abdin, Senior Lab Instructor & Library Automation and Digitization Project Expert, Department of Information Science and Library Management, University of Dhaka, conducted the session.
Professor M Sekander Khan, Vice-Chancellor, EDU, formally inaugurated the program and remained present as the Chief Guest. He praised the initiatives taken by the Central Library, EDU, to establish an online database to preserve and expose the research works produced by students, faculty members, and EDUvians using the institutional repository (DSpace Software). Sajal Kanti Barua, Registrar (In-Charge), EDU, Assistant Manager, IT Services & Innovations, Mr Mofazzal Uddin and other EDU family members were present in the training program. » Read more
The Librarian Times awards giving ceremony will be held on November 6, 2021, at the Department of Information Science and Library Management at Dhaka University campus.
We had to arrange the 2021 TLT Awards announcement celebration online due to the lockdown and COVID-19 situation. As conditions improve, TLT Authority plans to hold the 2021 Awards giving ceremony on the Dhaka University campus in November 2021. The event coordinator has already contacted the winners to join the event to receive their awards.
In this event, TLT will hand over awards money, gift hampers, certificates and crests to TLT award winners for 2021.
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SIG III has been chosen as 2021 recipient of the ASIS&T SIG of the Year award! This award will be given during the annual SIG Cabinet Meeting on Sunday, October 31st at 7:30 AM Mountain Time.
The purpose of this award is to recognize outstanding professional accomplishments and activities of an ASIS&T Special Interest Group. The SIG-of-the-Year Award was established in 1975. It is administered by the SIG Cabinet.
The award consists of certificates to be presented to each member of the governing body of the SIG by the SIG Cabinet Director at the banquet of the ASIS&T annual meeting.
More information about this award can be found here.
Nawshaba Bulia Prova
14 October, 2021
The University of Asia Pacific launched an Integrated Library System (ILS) using Open-Source Software Koha on 26th September 2021 at the University of Asia Pacific (UAP) central library. Koha, the first and most advanced Open-Source Integrated Library System (ILS) in the world.
Professor Dr Md. Sultan Mahmud, Acting Vice-Chancellor, UAP, formally inaugurated the ILS as the chief guest of the ceremony.
Air Commodore Ishfaq Ilahi Choudhury (Retd), Treasurer UAP; Abdullah Al Masud, Registrar, UAP and the library committee members were present at the celebration. Ms Sajia Sultana, Deputy Librarian, Central Library, UAP, presented a short overview of Koha library management systems.
Professor Dr Md. Sultan Mahmud praised the initiatives taken by the Central Library, UAP, to establish an Integrated Library System (ILS) using the Open-Source Software of Koha.
The faculty members from various departments, departmental heads and other staff of UAP attended the event.
Adiba Awlad Mir
Dhaka, October 14, 2021
M. Shamsul Islam Khan (1949-2021)
In memory of M. Shamsul Islam Khan, TLT held a mourning program on Friday, 24 September 2021, at 10 AM. The program was conducted through a zoom call, and a significant number of professionals joined the mourning program along with M Shamsul Islam Khan’s Family.
Prof. SM Mannan, Department of Information Science and library management, Dhaka University, convened the program. Honourable Vice-Chancellor of Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib Medical University Prof. Dr Md. Sharfuddin Ahmed was present as the special guest to share his memory. The library professionals from all levels, including medical libraries, academic libraries, special libraries, LIS teachers, researchers and students, attended the commemorative meeting and have shared their fond memories of M. Shamsul Islam Khan. Some of them were Dr Moniruzzaman UNIC, Prof. S.M. Zabed Ahmed, Department of Information Science and library management, Dhaka University, Prof. Nasiruddin Mitul, Dean, School of Undergraduate Studies at National University Bangladesh, M Hossam Haider Chowdhury, Librarian at Independent University, Bangladesh, Dr Azizur Rahman, Dilruba Nazim, Senior Librarian, Manarat Dhaka International School and College, Dilruba Mahabuba, S.m. Humayun Kabir, Medical Library Association of Bangladesh (MedLAB) and many others.
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