Bangladesh Embassy Mexico Showcases Rich Literary Heritage at 37th Guadalajara International Book Fair 2023

Prodip Roy, Melbourne, December 2, 2023

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In a vibrant display of literary and cultural exchange, Bangladesh has proudly taken centre stage at the 37th Guadalajara International Book Fair, Latin America’s largest and the world’s second-largest book fair. The prestigious event, where the European Union holds the distinguished position of Guest of Honor, has become a platform for Bangladesh to share its rich literary heritage with the global audience.
The Bangladesh Embassy in Mexico City has orchestrated a captivating showcase at the book fair, featuring a diverse collection of 64 books that delve into various aspects of Bangladesh’s history, including the Liberation War, the life and contributions of the Father of the Nation, Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman, political movements, socio-economic development, women’s empowerment, literature, and culture.

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To build smart Bangladesh, citizens should read books: discussion- New Age

National Library Day-2023 observed on Sunday, February 5 across Bangladesh with the theme ‘Smart Library, Smart Bangladesh’.

Discussants at a programme said that people of the country should read books regularly to make the country smart.

They made the remark at a programme organised by the Department of Public Libraries to observe National Library Day at the Bangamata Sheikh Fazilatunnesa Mujib Auditorium of National Museum on Sunday.

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School Libraries Face Multiple Barriers in Bangladesh

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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TLT Research Seminar: Scholarly Productivity of Library and Information Science Research in Bangladesh: A Bibliometric Study from 1971 – 2020

This research seminar aims to discuss about the recent research article on the LIS Scholarly Productivity in Bangladesh. Through engaging researchers and topics, we hope to spark dialogue and relationship across Bangladeshi LIS academic and professional’s community for a justifiable future.

Since the independence of Bangladesh in 1971, LIS Faculty members, practitioners and researchers have published widely in many leading LIS journals and conferences some of which are listed by WoS and SCOPUS. Publishing trends has shown positive growth during the last two decades. As per the Scimago journal and country rank (2019), there are only fifteen Bangladeshi scholarly journals are listed. Bangladesh’s two LIS journals, ‘The Eastern Librarian’ ‘Bangladesh Journal of Library and Information Science’, both journals are irregular and not indexed by Scopus, or listed in Scimago journal ranking. We, LIS faculties, researchers and practitioners in Bangladesh do not know the ratio of publication visibility in the leading global outlet.

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Prof. Dr. Md. Shariful Islam attended in International Conference in India as valedictory speaker

TLT, 22 August 2019

Prof. Dr Md. Shariful Islam, Department of Information Science and Library Management, University of Rajshahi, attended  International conference on reshaping librarianship: Innovations and Transformation organised by Arignar Anna Central Library, Bharathiar University, Coimbatore, Tamilnadu, India on 16-17 August 2019 as a valedictory speaker.

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International Museum Day observed across the Country

Rajesh, Noakhali, 26 May 2019 

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Every year on 18 May, since 1977 International Council of Museums (ICOM) coordinates the celebration of International Museum Day (IMD). This year more than 37,000 museums across 158 countries observe this day with the theme of: ‘Museums as Cultural Hubs: The Future of Tradition’ with great enthusiasm.

On this occasion, Bangladesh National Museum, Bangladesh Liberation War Museum, Asiatic society Bangladesh and many others mark this day with different programs like rally, procession, competition, meeting, discussion etc.

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School Library Association, Satkania Organized Discussion and Iftar Mahfil

Ahasan, Dhaka, 26 May 2019

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Bangladesh School Library Association, Satkania Upazila, Chattagram organized a discussion session and Iftar Mahfil on 20 May 2019 at Satkania Ideal High School.

Mr Mohammad Zubair, Mayor, Satkania Pourosova was the Chief Guest while Mr Mohammad Anwar Hussain, Divisional councillor, Library Association of Bangladesh, Chattagram was the main speaker. A good number of local dignitaries, political leaders attended the event. Mr Mohammad Iqbalur Rahman conducted the session.

Library Committee of 11th Parliament Recommended Improving Parliament Library

Rajesh, Noakhali, 26 May 2019

The Library Committee of 11th Parliament came up with the recommendation for the advancement of the library of Bangladesh National Parliament after a meeting chaired by Deputy Speaker Md Fazle Rabbi Miah as chair of the committee with the presence of committee members Abdul Mannan, Warset Hussain Belal, Md. Sanowar Hossain, Tanveer Imam and Shafiqur Rahman.

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Farewell program of DG, Department of Public Libraries held

Ahasan, Dhaka, 26 May 2019

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A farewell program of Mr Ashish Kumar Sarkar, Director General (Additional Secretary), Department of Public Libraries, Ministry of Cultural Affairs, was held on 9 May 2019 at the conference room, department of public libraries, Shahbag, Dhaka.

Mr Ashish had a good contribution to the development of public libraries and the implementation of several projects including the creation of the new position and human resource development. He served around four years in the department of public libraries. Employees of the public libraries were present in the farewell program.

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