IFLA Election 2021: Dil Ruksana Basunia is a candidate for standing committee member of the Academic and Research Libraries Section

Prodip Roy

May 4, 2021

Photo: Dil Ruksana Basunia in IFLA conference 2018, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Dil Ruksana Basunia, Deputy Librarian, University of Chittagong, Bangladesh, and an Adjunct Faculty in a private university in Chittagong, is a candidate for standing committee member of the Academic Research Libraries Section of IFLA election 2021.

Before her current position, she worked as Librarian at Asian University for Women (AUW) Bangladesh. She completed her B.A, Masters and MPhil (continuing) in Information Science and Library Management from the University of Dhaka. 

She was awarded a Gold Medal from Maitree Foundation, the University of Dhaka, for her academic excellence. Mrs Basunia was also awarded the “TLT Excellence Academic Librarian Award 2019 (Academic Librarian of the Year) for outstanding contribution to the academic libraries in Bangladesh. She has over 12 years of professional experience part-time and full time in diversified institutions, both government and private. 


Dil Ruksana Basunia’s candidacy profile can be found here. 

What She’d like to accomplish?

Since most Bangladeshi library professionals are unfamiliar with ARL, IFLA, and various activities, I believe I will be able to create a bridge between Bangladeshi library professionals and IFLA, allowing Bangladeshi library professionals to participate in ARL and IFLA in a variety of ways in the future-says Dil Ruksana Basunia.

“I also want to assist the board in fostering and diverse collaborating to ensure continued representation and relevance for our respective organizations and societies and lead the sector in raising the sector profile.”

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