Md Ahasan Habib has been Awarded ASIS & T Infoshare Award 2018

Apu, Dhaka, 26 August 2018

Mr Md. Ahasan Habib has received Infoshare award 2018. The Special interest group for international information issues (SIG/III) is an interest group focusing on international information issues will sponsor him ASIS&T (Association for Information Science and Technology) membership.

Mr Ahasan is Library Officer of the Islamic University of Technology (IUT). He is engaged as the   Finance Secretary of Bangladesh Association of Librarians, Information Scientists and Documentalists (BALID) Executive Council 2018-19.  He is also an Associate Editor of the Librarian Times (TLT).

The Association for Information Science and Technology (ASIS&T) is the only professional association that bridges the gap between information science practice and research. For nearly 80 years, ASIS&T has been leading the search for new and better theories, techniques, and technologies to improve access to information.

ASIS & T members—thousands of researchers, developers, practitioners, students, and professors in the field of information science and technology from 50 countries around the world—have made ASIS&T an important part of their professional development.

Members share a common interest in improving the ways society stores, retrieves, analyzes, manages, archives and disseminates information.

As deserving award winner of ASIST & T, we believe that Mr Ahasan will work a fantastic way to enlighten for Library Professionals of Bangladesh.

Warm and hearty congratulations to Mr Ahasan Habib on his fantastic achievement. TLT family is feeling proud of him.


IFLA WLIC 2018: Bangladesh High Commission Reception

Thank you for registering for the event Bangladesh High Commission Reception. This event is being held on Monday, 27/08/2018 at 3:30 pm at Bangladeshi High Commission office in Kuala Lumpur. The Bangladesh High Commission office has invited the Congress delegates to attend a reception at the Bangladesh High Commission Malaysia.

Bangladeshi Delegates are requested in joining the meeting on time.

Address: Bangladesh High Commission, No-5, Lot 9 & 10, Jalan Sultan Yahya Petra

54100 Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan, Malaysia.

Dress: Business attire or smart casual

How does a delegate grow knowledge by attending IFLA Congress? : Dil Ruksana Basunia is an Example

Ahasan, Dhaka, 26 August 2018

Dil Ruksana Basunia, Corresponding Member of the Standing Committee, RSCAO, IFLA and Deputy Librarian, University of Chittagong, Bangladesh is attending the 84 IFLA Annual Congress from 23 to 30 August 2018 in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. She is one of the grand winners of IFLA, ARL awards to attend the Congress. During the Congress, she has attended many Special sessions including the Congress Programme, Business Meetings, and Expo Pavilion/Tech Lab Session etc.

Earlier, Dil Ruksana attended an International Conference named “Diversity of Data: RDA in the international context” at University of Technology Malaysia (UTM) was held on 23 August from 8:30 am to 4:30 pm. She met with the international Library professionals mainly from Malaysia, Australia, New Zealand and many other regions. She had some discussions with the Library of Congress staff regarding RDA and impact of RDA in Bangladesh Context.

She also attended the Newcomer session of IFLA Congress and the Opening Ceremony where she found really productive about whole IFLA Congress and how to build networking with international colleagues and different forums.  She was invited for the 2nd ASEAN Caucus Meeting and lunch on 25 August.

Dil Ruksana RSCAO, IFLA standing Committee meeting as a member of the committee. Many library issues were discussed including library development in Bangladesh. She attended the Exhibition Opening Party where she met ALA president, OCLC staff and other publishers from all over the world. She had also dinner invitations from IFLA , ARL, OCLC and other professionals. She will be attending the ‘Award Presentation’ as the Grant Winner of ARL 2018.

In the next few days of IFLA Congress, she has a number of plans to attend open sessions, SC meetings, Professional Meetings, Cultural Evenings, President’s session, IFLA highlights, Global Vision, International Advocacy Program, Plenary Sessions, Poster Sessions, Lightning Talks and the Closing session.

TLT Editorial Team Attended the OCLC Industry Symposium

M J Abdin, Kuala Lumpur, 26 August 2018

Now, more than ever, libraries around the world are able to collaborate across national borders while simultaneously satisfying regional and local requirements. At the Symposium, speakers presented about original research that explores the shared challenges, opportunities, and trends in this area. Discusses how technologies and resources like WorldCat can power collaboration across regional and global ecosystems, generating greater network efficiencies and providing a more complete view of the world’s collected knowledge. The presenter of this multiple sessions also shared some case studies and examples of OCLC’s latest innovations.

A three-member delegation from TLT editorial board led by the Editor-in-Chief, Prodip Kumar Roy attended the OCLC Industry Symposium on Saturday, 25 August, 13.45 – 15.45 local time, in Conference Hall 3 at Kuala Lumpur Convention Center (KLCC), Malaysia. The symposium was organised as part of the OCLC’s contribution to IFLA World Library and Information Congress 2018.

Speakers of the session include Lorcan Dempsey, Vice President, Membership and Research, Chief Strategist, OCLC, Eric van Lubeek, Vice President, Managing Director, OCLC EMEA and APAC, Axel Kaschte, Product Strategy Director, OCLC EMEA.

At end of the symposium, TLT board met with Axel Kaschte, Product Strategy Director, OCLC EMEA and discuss the potentiality of organising international events and showcasing on different products and services of OCLC with the collaboration of TLT, LIS education institutions and Bangladeshi Library professionals’ body. He suggested preparing and submitting a proposal about potential events and possible collaboration between OCLC and TLT.

Later on, TLT editorial team visited Stand B127 during exhibit hours on opening day of the exhibitions to meet with OCLC officials and learn what’s new with OCLC services and initiatives.

Besides TLT team, a number of Bangladeshi delegates including Professor Dr Nasiruddin Mitul, Mohammad Shakaought Hossain Bhuiyan, Bepin Behary Karmakar was among others participated in the session.


Joynal, KUALA LUMPUR, 25 August 2018

Congress delegates attended the opening ceremony of the IFLA WLIC 2018 together on Saturday, 25 August 2018. The main theme of the official Opening Ceremony will reflect the main Congress theme: Transform Libraries, Transform Societies.


  • Welcome Remarks was given by Dato’ Nafisah Ahmad, Malaysia National Committee, Director General National Library of Malaysia & President Librarian Association of Malaysia

The library world global spotlight will shine on Malaysia in August this year when Kuala Lumpur hosts the 84th World Library and Information Congress. The Congress organized by the International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions (IFLA), Librarians Association of Malaysia, and the National Library of Malaysia, with the support of the Ministry of Tourism, Arts and Culture Malaysia, and the Malaysian Convention & Exhibition Bureau, will be held from 24-30 August 2018 at the Kuala Lumpur Malaysia.

This annual IFLA brand flagship professional event is the world’s most significant and identifiable gathering and the most exciting event of library and informational professionals. It is the first time in the history of IFLA that the Congress is being held in Malaysia. In 2016 it was hosted by USA, in 2017 by Poland and it will be held in Greece in 2019.

The Congress will provide an unparalleled opportunity, in a multi-racial and multi-cultural environment to the professional development of its participants. The global aspect of the Congress program also provides excellent networking opportunities for those who attend.

More than 3,000 participants from 102 countries have so far registered for the Conference. Two hundred and forty-nine sessions with over 600 paper presentations will allow participants to discuss, debate and exchange ideas on professional issues related to every aspect of the library profession. Leading edge initiatives will be presented and experts in all areas of library and information science will be present.

In line with the theme of the Congress “Transform Libraries, Transform Societies”, there will be, among other topics, presentations that address the role of libraries in delivering the UN 2030 Agenda, Designing inclusive and sustainable libraries, the use of video games to develop wining strategies for libraries, the use of new technologies such as artificial intelligence, machine learning, and augmented reality, and digital scholarship services.

There will be 121 poster presentations from all over the world on diverse topics such as The whole school reading for half an hour (China), Role of NGOs in library development (Bangladesh), and Makerspace at the library (Sweden).

A trade exhibition will be held during the Congress where more than 60 commercial and non-commercial organizations from all over the world will showcase their products and services.

Library visits to 33 Malaysian libraries will be arranged to allow participants to visit the National Library of Malaysia, academic libraries, special libraries, public and school libraries in the public, private and voluntary sector in Malaysia. These visits will allow participants to see the application and adaptation of innovative ideas to the services in these local libraries.

Registration details, the Congress program and other events is available at

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