BRAC University Library team visits North South University

Tanveer Ahasan, North South University, 28 February 2019.

A high official team of BRAC University Library led by Mrs Hasina Afroz, University Librarian visited North South University Central Library on February 27, 2019. The purpose of the visit was to see the NSU Library entire facilities, library setup, space allocation, architectural design, resources, access to information, research support, library space, and the effect of services. They visited the various sections of the NSU library.

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Essay and Good Hand Writing competition held throughout the country

Ahasan, Dhaka, 22 February 2019.

District Public Library of Joypurhat, Bangladesh

To celebrate the historic language Movement, marking ‘Amar Ekushey’, the Language Martyrs’ Day and International Mother Language Day department of public libraries, Ministry of Cultural Affairs organized an essay and good handwriting competition throughout the country.

District Public Library of Rajshahi, Bangladesh

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National Library Day 2019 and the best library user award celebration at Southeast University

Amrita Dash, Southeast University Library


Southeast University Library organized a discussion session on “National Library Day 2019 & Best Library User Award Ceremony” on 7th February 2019 at the Hall Room of Southeast University (SEU) Banani Campus. Professor Dr ANM Meshquat Uddin, Vice Chancellor of SEU chaired the program, while Professor Dr M Nasiruddin Munshi, Department of Information Science & Library Management (ISLM), University of Dhaka (DU) was present as the Chief Guest and Professor Dr Kazi Mostak Gausul Hoq, Chairman of ISLM, DU was present as the Special Guest. Mr M. Kamaluddin Chowdhury, Hon’ble Representative of the Board of Trustees, Southeast University was also present at the event to inspire the audiences.

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Book Display program held at Principal Abdur Rashid Public Library at Setabganj, Dinajpur

Ahasan, Dhaka, 28 February 2019

To celebrate the Language Martyr’s day and The International Mother Language Day, two day’s long Book display program held at Principal Abdur Rashid Public Library Setabganj, Dinajpur. Honourable State Minister for Shipping Ministry Mr Khalid Mahmud Chowdhury’s mother Romiza Rouf Chowdhury, Mr Bishonath Bhattachariya, Head Master, Setabganj Government High School, Mr Aminul Islam, Headmaster, Setabganj Girls High School and a good number of students of different schools and colleges were present during the book display program. Bochaganj Upazilla administration patronizing this event. This sorts of awareness program based on a special day were highly appreciated for the present generation’s students.


Library Association of Bangladesh (LAB) Discussion session held at DACSU Cafeteria

Ahasan, Dhaka, 01 September 2018

The Library Association of Bangladesh (LAB) organised a discussion session on 11 August 2018, at Dhaka University Central Students Union (DACSU) Cafeteria. Leaders of the LAB and invited guests including President Syed Ali Akbar, Secretary-General Dr Anwarul Islam, Vice President ADM Ali Ahmed, Treasurer Muhammad Hamidur Rahman, Joint Secretary General, Md. Shamsul Islam, Divisional Counsellor, Abu Hannan Mia, Prof. Dr SM Zabed Ahmed, Acting Librarian, University of Dhaka and Dr Mostafizur Rahman, Associate Professor, Dept. of Library  Management and Information Science, Royal University, Dhaka attended this discussion session.

Discussion on Different sweltering issues:

Participants of this discussion meeting mainly focused on school librarian portfolio, recent gazette of Madrasha and Technical Education Board, Grade issues of Technical School. They yearned all existing problems will be solved gradually.

In the earlier meeting LAB officially declared and suggested “KOHA” open source Integrated Library System as for large scale of libraries in terms of Library Automation Integrated Library Management System while “SLiMS” suggested for the small and medium type of libraries in Bangladesh.


Delegates from Bangladesh of the IFLA WLIC 2018 get a warm reception

Ahasan, Dhaka, 2 September 2018

A group of delegates from Bangladesh participated in the IFLA WLIC 2018, 24-30 August in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia was invited at High Commission Office of Bangladesh located Jalal Sultan Yahya Petra, Jalan Semarak, 54100 Kuala Lumpur, WP, Malaysia on 27 August 2018.

Mr Md. Rais Hasan Sarowar, Minister(Political) welcomed the delegates to the meeting room at high commission premises. Mr Sarower described on different activities of High Commission and relation and functions between Bangladesh and Malaysian diplomatic relation.

Mr Md. Rajibul Ahsan, First Secretary (Commercial) also spoke on Immigration and Education systems.

Prof Dr Nasiruddin Mitul, Dean, National University Bangladesh, Dr Dilara Begum, Chairperson, Department of Information Studies and Library Management, East West University, Mr Md. Ali Ahmed, Component Lead, Libraries Unlimited Project, Razina Akter, Librarian, Bangladesh Shishu Academy also spoke on that occasion and given gratitude to the High Commission for the invitation and opportunity to exchange professional views.

A team of The Librarian Times handed over a token gift and souvenir to the Minister.

The High Commission officials were very happy and appreciated to all delegates for their activities and active collaboration with the global organisation like IFLA towards professional development.

New Appointment: Mr Joy Rozario has joined at Caritas Bangladesh

Apu, 01 September 2018

Mr Joy Rozario has been joined at Caritas Bangladesh as Communication and Documentation Officer on 1 August 2018. Caritas Bangladesh is a member of the Caritas Internationalis, a confederation of 165 Caritas Member Organisations over 200 countries and territories having its Central Office in Dhaka. Prior to joining at Caritas Bangladesh, he worked at American International University Bangladesh (AIUB) Library from 2015 to 2018. Mr Joy completed his Hons and Master degree from the University of Dhaka in Information Science and Library Management.

The Librarian Times congratulates him for his new career.

Mr Kamal Hossain has been promoted to Deputy Librarian

Apu, 01 September 2018


Mr Kamal Hossain has been promoted to Deputy Librarian at the University of Liberal Arts Bangladesh (ULAB) Library. Mr Kamal has been working at ULAB Library for more than 14 years. Prior entrance to the Librarian profession, he completed his Hons and Master degree from the University of Dhaka in Information Science and Library Management.

We wish him a bright career and fruitful contribution to the library profession in Bangladesh.


German Delegates Visit the Central Library of North South University

Tanveer, NSU, Dhaka, 2 September 2018

Professor Dr Wolfgang Schrott, Hof University: the University of Applied Science, Germany with his team visited North South University Library on August 27, 2018, accompanied by Dr Ladina George Advisor, German-Bangladesh Higher Education Network for Sustainable Textile (HEST). The purpose of the visit was to explore the NSU Library overall facilities, resources, access to information, research support, library space, the effect of services etc. University Librarian, Dr Md. Zahid Hossain Shoeb outlined the strength and facilities of NSU Library mentioning the effective use of Main Study Hall, Cyber Center, Reference Section, Periodical section, Researchers Area, Archival Section, Quiet Study Area, General Study Area, Faculty Corner etc. which offering a calm, quiet, neutral space, where NSU Library users can access resources and information for work, research or leisure. Unlike these areas, students have a great affinity to the large Study Hall due to group discussion facilities.

Dr Zahid also discoursed that NSU Library is the pioneer of using state-of-the-art RFID technology, e-resource subscription, use of library research tools and training programme for the faculty members and the graduate as well undergrad students. The visiting team was very happy to know that the NSU library has been using Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) based library management system for library automation which was implemented for the first time in the country by HEQEP fund in 2012. The visitors appreciated the efforts of NSU Library. Dr Biswas Karabi Farhana, Professor of Department of Environmental Science and Management, NSU, Sr. Asst Librarian, Mr MM Shoeb, Assistant Librarian, Md. Abdul Hakim, other officials were also present during this visit.

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