Prodip Roy

Prodip Roy (Editor in Chief)

Prodip Roy has been working as a qualified Library Professional in Local and State Government as well as the tertiary education sector in Australia for fifteen years. He has a wide range of leadership experience from within the library environment as well as experience in different library and information professional associations locally and internationally to arrange the event, i.e. ALIA, IFLA, ASIS&T. He is currently an Associate Member and Distinguished Certified Professional of Australian Library and Information Association AALIA (DCP) since 2011. He has been a branch vice-president of the National Tertiary Education Union, Australia 2018-2020 for the RMIT University branch.

As the founder and Editor in Chief, he leads The Librarian Times team in implementing its vision and mission. TLT publication and LIS professional activities have forged an impressive widespread recognition and become an authoritative LIS platform for the promotion of the librarian community in Bangladesh and Bangladeshi LIS professionals living overseas. It is particularly impressive that The librarian Times is the first to take a number of initiatives in the LIS profession in Bangladesh including awards, webinar, formal collaboration, and digital weekly news bulletin.

Currently, he is an existing executive member for the Creative Commons Australia Chapter and leads responsible for Open Ed (Tertiary). Further, he has been serving as a Co-Chair for Special Interest Group-International Information Issues (SIG-III) of The Association for Information Science and Technology (ASIS&T) previously named as American Society for Information Science and Technology since 2018. As part of his leadership role in ASIS&T, Mr Roy is responsible to elect other officers, finding potential sponsors, budgeting and making plans for the new committee. Mr Roy was honoured to receive the ASIST 2019 Ambassador award and recognition for assisting the event committee to arrange the conference in Melbourne, Australia.

Further, he has been acting as the conference committee member for several international conferences and assisting with developing the action plan, communicating team, and making decisions on a successful event since 2012. Recently, he was one of the program committee members to arrange the CC Global Summit 2020.

    Currently, he works as the Library Officer at RMIT University, Melbourne, Australia. He is also a PhD candidate in Business Information Systems of the School of Business IT and Logistic at RMIT University.

    Academic Background                                                                                          

    • PhD Candidate in Business Information Systems, School of Business Information Technology & Logistics, RMIT University, 2nd millstone stage
    • ALIA accredited Master of Library and Information Management, School of Information Technology and Mathematical Science, University of South Australia, Conferred in August 2013.
    • Master of Information Science and Library Management, Faculty of Arts, University of Dhaka, Bangladesh, Conferred in 2003
    • Bachelor of Information Science and Library Management, Faculty of Arts, University of Dhaka, Bangladesh, Conferred in 2002