Library and Information professionals mourn death of LIS legend Dr Mirza Mohd. Rezaul Islam

Dr Mirza Mohd. Rezaul Islam, Librarian, Islamic University of Technology (IUT), and Chairman, Bangladesh Association of Librarians, Information Scientists and Documentalists(BALID)

Ahasan, Dhaka, 16 March 2019

The Library and Information professional legend, Dr Mirza Mohd. Rezaul Islam, Librarian, Islamic University of Technology (IUT), and Chairman, Bangladesh Association of Librarians, Information Scientists and Documentalists (BALID) has passed away on Friday, 15 March 2019 at 12:00 noon at Uttara Adhunik Hospital (Inna lillahi Oa Inna Ilahi Razeun).

On Monday, March 11, at around 7:00 am he was admitted to the Uttara Adhunik Hospital, Dhaka after he suffered a massive stroke.

He left behind his wife and two sons and a host of relatives, friends, colleagues and well-wishers to mourn his death. His first Namaz-e-Janaza was held on (15 March 2019) after Asr Prayers at Dhaka University Central Masjid and second Namaz-e-Janaza was held at Noor A Macca Mosque, Eastern Housing, Pallabi, Mirpur after Esha prayer of the same date. He was buried at Kalshi graveyard, Mirpur, Dhaka.

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Session on Library Literacy held at Primeasia University Library

Shagufta Hussain, Deputy Librarian, Primeasia University

14 March 2019

Primeasia University Central Library (PAUCL) organized a discussion session on the library system and use on February 26, 2019.

The session was focused not only the user’s library facilities but also focused more than just a place to find a good book and a quiet place to read.

Students of EEE and BBA were accustomed to a collaborative group work setting. This setting goal was to how university students can improve their knowledge through library-based individual or group study for class assignments and receiving other information.

Ms Zebunessa, Sr. Officer of Circulation explained how a student can be a member of the library. During the session, membership forms and rules of PAU Central Library were also distributed to the students.

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Publication of new books by the Library Professionals and Academics in Amar Ekushey Boi Mela 2019

Ahasan, Dhaka 10 March 2019

The month-long Ekushey Book Fair 2019 ended on Saturday 1 March 2019. The fair’s theme this year was “Bijoy 1952-71: New Phase”. A total of 499 publishers participated in the fair this year. Four thousand Eight Hundred and Thirty-Four new books were published during the fair. Even in the last day, 43 new books were released. Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina inaugurated the fair on Bangla Academy premises.

Lekhok Bolchhi, a corner of the writer introduced in the fair where the writers could talk about their books for 20 minutes each.

A good number of library professionals and academics published their books this year. Among these, Professor Dr Kazi Mostak Gausul Hoq, Chairman, Department of Information Science and Library Management, University of Dhaka has written two books titled “Ami Tilotomma” and  “Mour Singasoner Shamratera”. The books get published by Adorn and Batighor.

“Ami Tilotomma” and  “Mour Singasoner Shamratera” were written by Professor Dr Kazi Mostak Gausul Hoq, Chairman, Department of Information Science and Library Management, University of Dhaka

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A ten-day long training course on Advanced Archival Record Management and Digital/Modern Library Management basic course held

Ahasan, Dhaka, 15 September 2018

The National Library of Bangladesh organized a ten-day long training course on Advanced Archival Record Management and Digital/ Modern Library Management from 3rd to 13th September 2018.

An inaugural session was held on 3rd September before starting the main session. Honourable minister, Mr Asaduzzaman Noor, Ministry of Cultural Affairs, MP was the Chief Guest of the session. Mr Dilip Kumar Saha, Director General, Department of Archives and Libraries, Bangladesh presided over the program. Mr Nitai Pado Das, Director, Department of Archives and Libraries also attended the session.

A number of distinguished experts were the resource persons who shared their knowledge and expertise for Digital Library Management courses: National library and national archives at a glance by Nitai Pado Das, Director, National Library and Archives, Chronological history of National Library and National Library Collection and Arrangement  by Mr Nazmus Sahadat, National Library and Archives, E-activities in Library by Dr Md. Anwarul Islam, Sher-e -Bangla Agriculture University Library, E-resources development in Libraries by Dr Md. Mizanur Rahman, Librarian, Bangladesh Bureau of Educational Information and Statistics(BANBEIS), Book Classification, Arrangement and Mangement by Prof. Dr Nasiruddin Munshi, Department of Information Science and Library Management, University of Dhaka, Uses of Metadata in Library, Automation, Digitization and Application of Microfilm by Muhammad Moslem Uddin, Bibliographer, National Library and Archives, Plagiarism in Academic Writing: How to Avoid it ?  by Prof. Dr Bilkis Begum, Chairperson, Lalmatia Mohila College, Dhaka, Application of National Bibliography in Koha Software National Bibliography preparation process: past and present Mr Md. Abu Daud, Bibliographer, National  Library and Archives, Archival file selection and digitization by MsTahminaAkter, Deputy Director, National Library and Archives, E-book preparation and Publication and Application of ISSN by Mr Jamal Uddin, Deputy Director, National Library and Archives, Implementation of Information Right for people’s and Muktijudho affairs cluster-wise analysis by Mr Dilip Kumar Saha, Director General, National Library and Archives, Open Access in Library Collection Development by Kanok Monirul Islam, Librarian, Prime Minister’s Office. Manuscript Management with Zotero Software by Dr Dilruba Mahbuba, Bangladesh Institute of Development Studies, Digitization of Library resources: Bangladesh Perspective by Mohammad Hossam Haider Chowdhury, Librarian, Independent University of Bangladesh(IUB), Knowledge management in Libraries by Prof. Dr Rokonuzzaman, Department of Information Science and Library Management, University of Dhaka, Digital Library Management by Dr Mirza Mohd. Rezaul Islam, Islamic University of Technology(IUT), Promoting Special Library Services in Bangladesh by Mr Sasanka Kumar Singha, Joint Director, Bangladesh Bank Library, Importance of Library for Education Research and responsibility and functions of file management of the government employees by Mr Md. Maksudur Rahman Patwari, Additional Secretary, Ministry of Cultural Affairs, Importance of Digitization for the collection of National Library by Md. Mizanur Rahman, Microfilm Officer, National Library and Archives, Data Entry and Customization of Koha and Koha Administration by Dr Dilara Begum, Chairperson, Department of Information Studies and Library Management, East West University, Dhaka, Managment of Libraries and Archival Institutions by Prof. Dr Meshbahul Islam, Department of Information Science and Library Management, University of Dhaka, Necessity of Digital Library Management, possibility, problems and solutions by Mr Haris Sarkar, Programmer, National Library and Archives.

Sightseeing tour: A sight-seeing tour at Muktijoddha Museum and Sher e Bangla Agricultural University Library was the part of the training. Mr Jalam Uddin, the Training Coordinator, conducted these sight-seeing sessions.

Participants: There were twenty-eight participants in Advance Archival Record Management Course whereas twenty-five participants were for Digital Library Management Course. Participants: Mr Md. MoshiurRahman, Assistant Librarian, Adinaf Fazlul Haq Government College, Shibganj, Chapainawabganj, Mr Maruf Hossain, Librarian, Bangladesh Atomic Energy Commission, Dhaka, Ms Sharmin Shahria, Assistant Director, Bangladesh Rural Development Board, Kotbari, Comilla, Ms Sahana Jahan, Assistant Librarian cum Cataloguer, Vashantec Government College, Dhaka, MrProkash Marma, Librarian Cum Museum Assistant, Small Indigenous Cultural Institute, Bandarban, Ms Sonia Naznin, Assistant Librarian, Eastern University, Dhaka, Mr Md. Shobuj Mia, Assistant Librarian, Bangladesh Film Archives, Mr S.M. Sabbir Akonda, Assistant Librarian cum Cataloguer, Kumudini Government College, Tangail, Ms Nadira Islam, Assistant Librarian cum Cataloguer, Kurigram government college, Kurigram, Ms Dilruba Begum, Bangladesh Folk, Art and Craft Museum, Sonargaon, Narayanganj, Ms Asma Khatun, Sr. Librarian, Bangladesh Chemical Industries Corporation, Dhaka, Mr Md. Zibrail Hossain, Assistant Librarian, Nawab SirajUdDoulah Government College, Natore, Ms Farzana Akter, Assistant Librarian cum Cataloguer, Noakhali Government Mohila College, Noakhali, Ms Sahida Khatun, Assistant Librarian, Bangladesh Public Service Commission, Dhaka, Mr Md. Kamrul Islam, Senior Librarian, Bangladesh Sericulture Research and Training Institute, Rajshahi, Ms Saiya Rani Biswas, Librarian, Government Science College, Tejgaon, Dhaka, Mr Md. Shihabul Alam, Deputy Librarian, Santo Mariam University of Creative Technology, Uttara, Dhaka, Ms Nighaar Sultana, Assistant Librarian cum Cataloguer, Sirajganj Government College, Sirajganj, Mr Anisur Rahman, Junior Technical Assistant, National Library and Archives, Mr Muhammad Abdul Momen, Librarian, High Court Division, Bangladesh Supreme Court, Dhaka, Mr Md. Mohiuddin, Cataloguer, Central Library, Noakhali Science and Technology University, Mr Md. Abul Hossain, Librarian, Government Tolaram College, Narayanganj, Ms Tripti Saha, Librarian, Chandpur Government College, Chandpur, Mr SM Humayun Kabir, Assistant Librarian, National Health Library and Documentation Centre, Mohakhali, Dhaka.

Training Allowances: It was a non-residential program. The resource persons and participants both received allowances. The participants received Tk. 500/- each as daily allowance in this regard.

Closing Session: A closing session and certificate giving session were arranged for the participants on 13 September 2018. Total 53 participants received certificates from Md. Nasir Uddin Ahmed, Secretary, Ministry of Cultural Affairs, Government of the People’s Republic Bangladesh.

“Our new generation children and students must be encouraged to become library oriented getting out from Facebook”- Aunjon Chowdhury

Dilruba Rahman, North South University, Dhaka, 15 September 2018

Annual general meeting of Annada Gobinda Public Library was convened at the library quad on Saturday, 8th September 2018. Aunjon Chowdhury, managing director of Square Toiletries and Machranga Television chaired the meeting.

“Our new generation children and students must be encouraged to become library oriented getting out from Facebook,” said the businessman.

He added that “Our new generation is attached inside the house by using Facebook. They should be brought out of the house and made attentive to read books.”

Abdul Matin Khan, the secretary general of the library presented the previous year’s general meeting’s decision and the 2017-2018 financial years cost of receipt and disbursement in the meeting.

Vice-president DabirUddin Ahmed, Rabiul Islam Robi, executive member M. SaidulHaqueChunnu, Professor Shibjit Nag, Muhammad AbulMasudLal, Rabiul Islam ChoubeDablu, KajiRafikulAlam, Advocate Md. Abdul Hannan, DrMonowarulAjij and Dr Md. Habibullah also delivered their speeches.

Former freedom fighter commander HabiburRahman, lifetime member and former headmistress of Pabna government girls’ high school Roksana Khanom, lifetime member and district cultural officer Marufa Monjuri Khan attended the meeting among others.


Translated from   Saturday 8 September 2018

In-house training program held at BUET Central Library

Ahasan, Dhaka, 15 September 2018

A two-day long training program from 11 September to 12 September 2018 was held at Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology (BUET) central library. Participants learned hands-on training on e-resources management and services. Mr Shah Abdul Kabej, Deputy Librarian, BUET conducted the training session as the resource person.

A total of 36 participants divided into two segments/phases (2nd phase11-12 Sep.) received the training. Subscribed, registered, consortium and open access resources were analyzed and discussed.

National champion’ in reciting and acting and ‘Gold Medalist’ as ‘National Best Child Artist’ joins as a Lecturer! Congratulation!

Mukta, Dhaka, 14 September 2018

Romana Rahman Shithi, who is the ‘National Award’ winner for seven times for participating multi-cultural activities and also an outstanding student in the Department of Information Science and Library Management (ISLM) of University of Dhaka, has recently been appointed as a Lecturer at East West University.

Prior to this, she worked as a lecturer in Department of Library and Information Science at Lalmatia Mohila College, Dhaka. Romana also had experiences to work at different libraries in Bangladesh including Scholastica International School Dhaka, North South University Library, Dhaka University Library and BANSDOC Library.

Ms Shithi completed her B.A (Hons.) and Masters in Information Science and Library Management from the University of Dhaka with an excellent academic result. She is also an MPhil researcher in the same subject at the same university.

Ms Shithi became ‘National champion’ in reciting and acting in 2005, also achieved ‘Gold Medal’ as ‘National Best Child Artist’ from Bangabandhu Jatiyo-Sishu-Kishor-Sangskritik Protijogita and ‘Silver Medal’ as ‘Best Performer’ of ‘Sruti-Sangskritik Academy’. She had a number of publications, which are given below:

Usage and Application of E-Resources in the University Libraries of Bangladesh: Prospects and Challenges
 E-Resource Management in the Private University Libraries of Bangladesh: Perception of LIS Professionals
Users Perception of E-resources in the Private University libraries of Bangladesh.

The Librarian Times congratulates her on her new role at East West University!