158th Birth Anniversary of ‘Bishwo Kobi’ celebrated across the country

Rajesh, Noakhali, 19 May 2019

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Polymath, poet, author, painter, Musician Rabindranath’s 158th birth anniversary celebrated in Bangladesh. Bangladesh Shilpakala Academy inaugurated the nationwide celebration of the 158th birth anniversary of the world-renowned poet. Education Minister Dipu Moni inaugurated the event, while Cultural Affairs Minister KM Khalid chaired the programme. President of Bangla academy Dr Anisuzzaman, literary researcher Dr Sanjida Khatun, acting Secretary of cultural ministry Dr Md Abu Hena Mostafa Kamal and Liberation War Museum Trustee Mofidul Haque were present on that occasion.

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A presentation on “The Unfinished Memoirs” has made at the Thessaloniki International Book Fair

Rajesh, Noakhali,  May 19, 2019

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Bangladesh Embassy, Athens has delivered a presentation on “The Unfinished Memoirs”, written by Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman, at the Thessaloniki Book Fair. Thessaloniki International Book Fair, the largest book fair in Greece has been started on from May 9, till 12 at HELEXPO, Greece aiming at encouraging reading with a focus on contemporary socio-political issues for dialogues and discussions. This is the 16th edition of the book fair for this year is happening with great enthusiasm.

5-day long mobile book fair held at Barisal

Ahasan, Dhaka, May 17, 2019

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Bishwa Sahitya Kendra completed a five-day long mobile book fair which was started on 28 April at Barisal Brojomohun School auditorium. Prof. Md. Yunus, Chairman,  Secondary and Higher Secondary Education Board, Barisal inaugurated the event. Prof. Mohammad Hanif was the Chief Guest while coordinator of Bishwa Shahito Kendra, Barisal Division conducted the session.

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Public Library Campaign held at Divisional Government Public Library, Rangpur

Ahasan, Dhaka, May 19, 2019

A two day long Public Library Campaign was held at Divisional Public Library, Rangpur from 6-7 April 2019. During the Public Library Campaign, several events including discussion ceremony, debate and drawing competition for children, storytelling were arranged. The event was open for all.

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LIS Promotion News!

Nonigopal Roy, RU, 19 May 2019

Md. Hafizur Rahman Mollah has been promoted to Additional Librarian (grade-04) of Central Library and Information Center, Pabna University of Science and Technology (PUST), Pabna.

He joined as Assistant Librarian in 2010 at the same university. Prior to his new role, he worked as Deputy Librarian at PUST.

Mr Mollah completed his B.S.S (Hons.) and M.S.S degree in Information Science & Library Management from University of Rajshahi.


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Government public libraries observe the National Poet Kazi Nazrul Islam’s Birth Anniversary

Ahasan, Dhaka, 19 May 2019

Government district public libraries throughout the country organized different activities in marking the 120th birth anniversary of the National Poet Kazi Nazrul Islam.

The central public library also organized a book reading competition to remark this day. Different age group people including school and college level students took part in the competition. The event was held 14 to 15 May 2019 under active patronizing and support by Ministry of Cultural Affairs, Government of the People’s Republic of Bangladesh.

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Prize giving ceremony held at Sherpur District Government Public Library

Ahasan, Dhaka, 17 May, 2019

District government public library Sherpur organized a prize-giving ceremony on 06 May 2019 of the financial year 2018-19. The event was organised to celebrate different national days including International Mother Language Day, National Children’s Day, Independence and National Day, and Bangla New year 1426.

Several government officials were present as special guests while Mr Sazzadaul Karim, Librarian of the said library presided over the program.

All these happened because of TLT Sponsored Scheme Scholarship Award- Ahmadul Islam Howlader

Ahmadul Islam Howlader,
Executive Apprentice
Nuclear Power Plant Company Bangladesh Limited, Ministry of Science and Technology

TLT board helps students and library professionals succeed, by offering programs like TLT Sponsored Scheme Scholarship Award 2018. The board announced the first winner of the TLT Sponsored Scheme Scholarship Award 2018 on 8 April 2018. Today, I am pleased to share my experience with this award how this helped me in my student life.

Words are used for communication with people, mutual understanding, expressing the feeling of a person, but I don’t have any word to express my heartiest gratitude for obtaining TLT Sponsored Scheme Award 2018.

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EWU Library Professionals complete online course titled “Research Writing in the Social Sciences”

Apu, Dhaka, 19 May 2019


Three library professionals from East West University (EWU) namely Mr Tahur Ahmed, Mr M. Abdul Gani, and Ms Afrin Sultana have completed the online course titled “Research Writing in the Social Sciences” on 10 May 2019 organized by INASP and AuthorAID.

The course consisted of six units embarking on a research project, research and publication ethics, evidence base for a paper, preparing to write a research paper, writing a research paper and publishing a paper in a journal. The course was run between 26 February to 15 April 2019 (7 weeks).


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My attendance at the 14th International Conference on Knowledge Management (ICKM) and the 81st ASIS&T Meeting

Prodip Roy AALIA (DCP) Library Officer (Digital Collections)


PhD Candidate in Business Information Systems

School of Business Information Technology & Logistics

RMIT University

18 November 2018


I recently attended the 14th International Conference on Knowledge Management (ICKM) and the 81st ASIS&T annual meeting held in Vancouver, B.C. November 9-14, 2018. Both conferences were an enormous gathering with around 600 attendees from 30 different countries around the world.

ICKM Global and next event host country leaders

This year’s theme—of ICKM was “Profession and Discipline of Action”—highlights the efforts to push toward impactful action and change. ICKM provides academics, researchers, developers, practitioners, Information Professionals, and users from all over the world a forum for discussion and exchange of ideas concerning theoretical and practical aspects of information and Knowledge Management. The topics and presenters have added their own unique insights to this theme, and the ideas and collaborations that came out of the conference. I especially liked the plenary sessions throughout. These provided me with a chance to meet around critical issues in leadership and issues in the knowledge management field. I also participated in the ICKM council meeting after the closing remarks.

The theme—of the ASIS&T annual meeting was “Building and sustaining an ethical future with emerging technology” The theme of the ASIS&T 2018 Annual Meeting is focused on the ethical implications of the rapid and dynamic transformation of technology and its use in the collection and dissemination of information. The ASIS&T annual meeting is the premier international conference dedicated to the study of information, people, and technology in contemporary society.

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