Bibliometrics: The possibility of researchers and library professionals (বিবলিওমেট্রিকস: গবেষক ও গ্রন্থাগার পেশাজীবীদের সম্ভাবনা )

Session Description

The Librarian Times in collaboration with the Gyantapas Abdur Razzaq Bidyapeeth would like to extend an invitation to a seminar that will address the topic of bibliometrics. This seminar is intended to focus on the growing demand for publication analysis and research impact measurement that has led advanced libraries in the world to offer bibliometric services to their stakeholders. The resource persons will focus on the theoretical development and demonstrate several aspects of bibliometrics to create awareness in Bangladesh, for example, bibliometrics use by the library professionals and researchers, way to increase number of researches in bibliometrics, necessity to allocate bibliometric related courses at the honors and master level, initiate training programs on bibliometrics.

Panel Discussion

On the second half of the seminar, there will be a panel discussion and open forum where the participants can ask their questions and contribute to the discussion.

Do you have advanced questions?

Participants can ask questions to the resource persons in advance through this link till 31 December 2018.

Resource persons

Dr Zabed Ahmed, Professor Department of information science and library management, University of Dhaka


Dr Dilruba Mahbuba Chief Librarian, Bangladesh Institute of development studies



Dr Jakaria Rahman Bibliometric Analyst, Chalmers University of Technology, Sweden

Why attend

The growing demand for bibliometric and research assessment services represents a significant change in how patrons find and use information.  Bibliometrics and assessment analytics helps to understand: who produces research at institutions; who they collaborate with; what their research is about; and what impact their research has had?

Technology Recommendation

During the seminar, Menti meter ( will be used for taking questions to the panel. Please bring your smartphone with an internet connection.

Program schedule

Date: Saturday, 5 January 2019

Venue: Gyantapas Abdur Razzaq Bidyapeeth

               House # 60, Road # 7A, Dhanmondi, Dhaka-1209

2:50 pm: Participants take chairs

3:00 pm: Overview of the Seminar

3:05 pm: Presentations from the resource persons

4:40 pm: Tea break and networking

5:10 pm: Panel discussion and Open forum

6:00 pm: Concluding remarks


Registration is mandatory, but there is no participation fee. Please note that there are 50 seats and will be given out on a first come, first served basis. For registration, please complete your registration before 1 January 2019.

New Appointment of Dr Md Anwarul Islam

Dr Md. Anwarul Islam, University Librarian, Sher-e-Bangla Agriculture University has been appointed as the Director (Planning, Development & Works) as his Additional Charge.

Earlier Dr Anwar worked as a Registrar (Acting) of the University.

The depth of Dr Anwar’s academic leadership experience in university portfolio and planning capabilities make him an ideal candidate for the university. It is mentioning that Dr Anwar is the current Secretary-General of Library Association of Bangladesh (LAB).

On behalf of the librarian Times Congratulations to Dr Md. Anwarul Islam.

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Noakhali Science and Technology University Vice-chancellor Professor Dr. M Wahiduzzaman, Hury board of final, finalist team, organizers, sponsors and others posed for a photo on December 5 at the Grand Finale of Hult Prize On Campus

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Vice-chancellor Prof. Dr M Wahiduzzaman and other guests pose for a photo at the workshop

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Mukta, December 15, 2018

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Bangladesh Bank Governor Fazle Kabir

Bangladesh Bank Governor Fazle Kabir

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