Book Chat Event on ‘Ma’ Written by Anisul Haque in Chapai Nawabganj, Bangladesh

Ahasan, Dhaka, 17 February 2019.


District Government Public Library (DGPL), Chapai Nawabganj has inaugurated ‘Book Chat’ on February 06, 2019. Book chat was carried out on a pre-defined book title named ‘Ma (Freedom Fighter’s Mother)’ written by famous writer Anisul Haque. There were 18 participants & 4 judges in the jury to judge the individual participant’s review.

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The Celebration of National Library Day 2019 at the North South University

Tanveer, NSU, Dhaka 17 February 2019

The Government of the People’s Republic of Bangladesh established 5 February as the National Library Day. The theme of the day for this year is, “গ্রন্থাগারে বই পড়ি, আলোকিত মানুষ গড়ি”। To celebrate the event for one week (3-9 February 2019) the NSU Library organized several activities, including –

 — Hanging banners at the NSU Campus

 — Promotion through NSU website, library website and social media

 — NSU Library decoration

 — Round the week one-stop instant Library User Services and

 — Seminar


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Readers’Development Symposium held

Ahasan, Dhaka 16 February 2019












Reading books is an essential habit to develop the minds and intelligence of young generations. In the current digital age, where visual media and interactive content command the interests of young children, reading habits have taken a backseat. To come up with interactive methods to make reading more desirable and revive reading habits in children, the British Council’s Cultural Centre recently hosted a Reader Development Symposium at its office in Dhaka University campus area. The symposium was a day-long event with more than 80 teacher participants from 30 institutions, who coordinate and implement the Book Reading program in their respective institutions.

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Spring Festival ‘Fagoon Samirone’

Ahasan, Dhaka, 17 February, 2019.

Bengal Foundation organized a Spring Festival ‘Fagon Samirone’ from February 12 to 16, 2019 in its premises. The five days festival included literature-talk, book, song album publication and musical events. The event was opened for everyone.

The Bengal Foundation is a Bangladeshi non-profit and charitable organization for three decades. Bengal foundation publishes a range of books, magazines and folios that promote and encourage the practice of contemporary Bangladeshi art, literature and music as part of its publishing program.

National Library Day-2019 Observed at icddr,b Library

Dr. M. Nazim Uddin, icddr,b, Dhaka, 17 February, 2019

icddr,b Library observed “National Library Day” on 05 February 2019 in its library premises. This year’s theme is “Gronthagare Boi Pori, Alokito Manush Gori” (let’s read books in the library, create an enlightened mind). To grace the occasion, a simple and informal program was organized by the library staff members at the cyber corner and training area of the Library. Among other participants, Dr. Mohammad Yunus, Emeritus Scientist; Dr. ASG Faruque, Consultant; Dr. Dinesh Mondal, Senior Scientist; Dr. Fatema Khatun, Associate Scientist; Dr. Sadika Akhter, Dy Project Coordinator, HSPSD; Ms Asma Akhter and her team from finance office were present on the occasion and participated in the discussion. Senior scientists and researchers shared the importance and significance of library services at icddr,b. Library issues are discussed in the meeting.

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Training program on “Library Automation Using SLiMS” held in Khulna

Ahasan, Dhaka, 17 February 2019

A two days training program on “Library Automation Using SLiMS” started from 15 to 16 February 2019 was held successfully at the Digital Access Centre, KUET Central Library, Khulna.

Prof. Dr Quazi Hamidul Bari, Dean, faculty of civil engineering was present as the chief guest, Dr Md Anwarul Islam, Secretary-General, Library Association Bangladesh (LAB) was the special guest while Md Akkas Uddin Pathan was the chair on the inaugural ceremony.

A.K.M. Nurul Alam (Apu), Web-editor, The Librarian Times, Joint Secretary-General, BALID & Deputy Director (Library) Bangladesh Bank (Central Bank of Bangladesh) was the resource person of these training sessions. In these sessions, he demonstrated on SLiMS Installation, SLiMS Customization, Data Entry and other features on this software.

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Library and Information Science orientation held at National University

Mukta, Dhaka, 19 August 2018

“In this age of information explosion, the importance of the library and information science is immense. In this regard, the degree holders will be the real artisan to build the future of Digital Bangladesh. This educational program should be undertaken to build a digital Bangladesh with the mindset of the country. This special course will contribute to the needs of a large number of information scientists in the country” said, Professor Dr Nasiruddin Mitul (Dean and Program Coordinator of the Department of Higher Education) in the Library and Information Science orientation program held in National University (NU) on 12 August 2018.

The program was organised for NU post-graduate diploma in library and information science students last Sunday at 11 am at Senate Hall of NU. At the beginning of the ceremony, one-minute silence is observed for the forgiveness of the departed soul of Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman on the occasion of the month of mourning.

Students coming from the remote areas of the country are enrolled in the one-year professional course with a hope of building themselves as skilled people for developing the country. Dean of Curriculum of National University spoke among others at the ceremony. Mohammad Bin Kashem, Registrar; Mollah Mahfuz Al-Hossain, College Inspector; Dr Md. Moniruzzaman Shaheen and President of Social Science Group, Awlad Hossain also delivered their speech on the program. A large number of teachers, officers and employees were present at the event.

It is to be noted that in the 2016-2017 session, the postgraduate diploma in library and information science program was started with the semester system with 100 students at the National University Gazipur campus. Later, considering the demand of the wider, the number of seats was increased to 120.

All information related to the admission can be found at the National University website

National Mourning Day observes by Directorate of Public Libraries and Directorate of Film Publications

Ahasan, Dhaka, 19 August 2018

The National Mourning Day observed amid paying homage to the portrait of Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman at  Shawkat Osman Memorial  Auditorium, Shahbag, Dhaka.

The programme was organised jointly by Directorate of Public Libraries and Directorate of Film Publications.

Documentary films on Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman, his life and activities were screened. The programme was inaugurated by H.E. Hasanul Haq Innu, Minister, Ministry of Information, and Government of the People’s Republic of Bangladesh. Secretary, Ministry of Information, Director General, Directorate of Public Libraries and other high officials and staff members from both the organisations were present at the event.

Shamima Yesmin has been promoted to Assistant Professor at Noakhali Science and Technology University

Rajesh, Dhaka, 19 August 2018

Ms Shamima Yesmin is receiving the promotion letter from Prof. Dr M Ahiduzzaman, Vice-Chancellor, Noakhali Science and Technology University

Ms Shamima Yesmin has been promoted to Assistant Professor at the Institute of Information Sciences, Noakhali Science and Technology University. Prior to joining to this university as a Lecturer, she worked for East West University. Ms Shamima earned her Bachelor and Master degree in Information Science and Library Management from the University of Dhaka and secured 1st position in her both examinations. She was also awarded Deans’ Award by Faculty of Arts, the University of Dhaka for her outstanding result. She has been invited to speak in international conference overseas and has published a good number of articles in top internationally-refereed journals and conference proceedings.

TLT Congratulates Ms Shamima on receiving her deserved the promotion.

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