Government declaration: Bangabandhu Corner at Each Educational Institution


Bangladesh Government has taken initiative to establish Bangabandhu Corner at each of the educational institutions. Books, articles, poems, statements, narration, interviews and documentaries will be given to the Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman in the library. Besides, there will also be authored textbooks on it. Ministry of Education will decide which books will be preserved in this corner of all 13 hundred books written on Bangabandhu. However, statistics will be collected regarding how much books have been published on Bangabandhu. For this, Ministry and others association cooperation will seek. (Source partial translation from Dainik Manabjomin)

As per news of 25 July “The government is planning to set up a corner at all secondary schools after the name of the country’s founding President Sheikh Mujibur Rahman, aiming to inform next generation about his contribution.

‘We in principle decided to set up a Bangabandhu corner at the library of all schools,’ education ministry’s secondary and higher education division additional secretary Jabed Ahmed told New Age on Tuesday after holding a meeting at the secretariat.

‘We will set up Bangabandhu corner at some schools in the capital on a pilot basis. We are now working what kind of books and substances will be kept at the corner,’ he said.

‘We took the decision as reserved seat lawmaker Nasrin Akther last year proposed setting up a corner at school library named after Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman,’ said a top secondary and higher education division.

The government is planning to set up such corner at over 20,000 secondary schools when Directorate of Secondary and Higher Education in June this year asked all schools to collect a title on addresses of Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina, also the eldest daughter of Sheikh Mujibur Rahman, as a reference book.

Since 2017, National Curriculum and Textbook Board has printed Sheikh Hasina’s photograph on the back cover of the textbooks for Class I-V in line with the recommendation of the parliamentary standing on primary and mass education ministry.

The DSHE in 2014 asked all educational institutions to collect three books on Sheikh Mujibur Rahman written by a bureaucrat.

The parliamentary standing committee on primary and mass education ministry in June 2017 recommended display of Sheikh Mujibur Rahman’s portrait in every primary school classroom and office.

Textbooks for primary and secondary contain several photographs of Sheikh Mujibur Rahman and contents on him.

There is a writing titled Mukijuddhader Katha with a photo of Sheikh Mujib in Class I Bangla textbook, a short biography of Sheikh Mujib titled Amader Jatir Pita with three pictures in Class III Bangladesh and Global Studies textbook, a photo in Class IV Bangladesh and Global studies textbook showing Sheikh Mujib delivering his historic March 7 speech and a writing titled Amader Khoka and a sketch of Sheikh Mujib with a poem Muktir Chhara in Class IV Bangla textbook.”

Source: The New Age on 25 July

Mr Md. Azizur Rahman awarded PhD degree

Ahasan, Dhaka, 12 August 2018

Mr Md. Azizur Rahman, Deputy Librarian, Jatiya Kabi Kazi Nazrul Islam University(JKKNIU), Trishal, Mymensingh has been awarded Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) from University of Kalyani, Nodia, West Bengal, India.

His field of working area was ‘’Quality indicators for Library and Information Science education in Bangladesh: Designing a framework” which was supervised by Dr Sibsankar Jana.

Dr Rahman’s home district is Rajshahi (P.O Sopura P.S Boaila). He was the first batch honours student of Department of Library and Information Science, University of Rajshahi. After completing his MSS degree he started his career as a Lecture of Institute for Library & Information studies (ILIS) Kazla, Rajshahi, then switch to   Cantonment Public College and joined as a Librarian. After that, he started his job as Assistant Librarian at Jatiya Kabi Kazi Nazrul Islam University, Trishal, Mymensingh. Later on, he has been promoted to Deputy Librarian. He has about twenty-four publications:

The list of his publication is given below:

S.L No Title Name Name of journal with ISSN Volume, Issue & Page  Date of Publication
01. Role of library in Creating Reading Habit: Some Thoughts in the context Granthagar, Kolkata, India


64 (9)



02. Trends in Citation pattern in Agricultural Doctoral thesis of Bangladesh Asian Journal of Multidisciplinary Studies

2348-7186 (print),

2321-8819  (online)


pp. 160-174

January 2015
03. Present Scenarios and Future prospect of electronic Resources of Some Selected Public University of Bangladesh: a study  LiNE, University of Kalyani


pp. 70-77  January 2015
04. State of Libraries in Primary Training  Institute(PTI) : Context Bangladesh Granthagar, Kolkata, India



pp. 81-88

June 2015
05. Connotation and denotation of LIS Education In Bangladesh IISRR- International Journal of Research

2394-6873 (online)

2394-885X (print)


pp. 110-119

July 2015
06. Journal of Structural  Engineering : a bibliometric   Study International Journal Of Innovative Knowledge Concept



Pp 63-70

August 2015
07. Community Information Services In Bangladesh and Role of Library Association of Bangladesh  All India IASLIC Conference Preceding, Gujrat University , India


Preceding Volume will be published very soon with ISBN December,2015
08. Development of Digital Libraries in Bangladesh : Present condition & Future Prospect Emerging Challenges and opportunities of Central Government Libraries in the Digital Era, Kolkata





January 2016
09. Information seeking behaviors of faculty members and research scholar of agricultural  University libraries in Bangladesh


Research Journal of Library Science



pp 1-8

February 2016
10. Lifelong Learning: key tools for knowledge society Exertion to Establish knowledge Society : Responsibility of Academic  libraries



pp 536 – 541

September 2016
11. Jatiya Kabi Kazi  Nazrul Islam University: some aspects in the context of Bangladesh Granthagar, Kolkata, India


66 (9)



12. Library Movement and LIS Education In Bangladesh : A Birds eye view  LiNE, University of Kalyani


Preceding Volume will be published very soon with ISBN December,2016
13. Development  of Digital libraries   in Bangladesh : Some Issues and Challenges  LiNE, University of Kalyani


Preceding Volume will be published very soon with ISBN December,2016
14. Towards assessing User’s needs and satisfaction in the Central Library of JKKNIU, Bangladesh : an analytical Study IASLIC 27th  National  seminar Proceeding, Pt. Ravishankar Shukla University, Raipur , India


Preceding Volume will be published very soon with ISBN December,2016
15. Development of LIS Domain in Bangladesh : A critical Study Librarian

Jadavpur University, India




Pp 63-73

July 2016
16. Making Community stronger : role of Public library as a catalyst for the Development of local Community  International  Conference on Lifelong learning in developing Countries : Issues and Perspective

University of kalyani, India

Preceding Volume will be published very soon with ISSN February 2017
17. Life long learning for all : Role of Public library as a Catalyst for the Development of local Community  International  Conference on Lifelong learning in developing Countries : Issues and Perspective

University of kalyani, India

Preceding Volume will be published very soon with ISSN February 2017
18.  MOOCs: Massive opportunities for the lifelong learning  International  Conference on Lifelong learning in developing Countries : Issues and Perspective

University of kalyani, India

Preceding Volume will be published very soon with ISSN February 2017
19. Readership Analysis : a case study of Some Selected Libraries of Mymensingh  town in Bangladesh  Submitted to the article International Journal of Information Studies and library  management Submitted Article for publication purpose June 2016
20. Origin & Development of LIS Education in Bangladesh : a historical study Submitted to the article

International journal of Library and Information science

Submitted Article for publication purpose February 2017
21. State of the Secondary School libraries in  Bangladesh and the task Granthagar, Kolkata, India


67 (1)



April 2017
22 Expansion and Extension of LIS Education in Bangladesh: a historical study International Journal of Information Management (IJIM)



Pp 99-103

September 2017
23. Present status of Government libraries in Bangladesh : issue and challenges International conference by CGLA Pp 12-19



24 Role of library movement and development of LIS education in Bangladesh Granthagar, Kolkata, India


Pp 10-14 March 2018


On behalf of the Librarian Times congratulations to Dr Md. Azizur Rahman.



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Former Dhaka University Librarian Prof. Dr Mofakhar Hussain Khan endowed

Ahasan, Dhaka, 4 August 2018

Bangla Academy Director General Professor Shamsuzzaman Khan is holding the keynote speech

Prof. Dr Mofakhar Hussain Khan, the former librarian of the University of Dhaka, has received an ‘Honorarium Crest’ from the Ahmed Smriti Patagar. An event was organized at Shamsur Rahaman hall at the premise of Bangla Academy on 28 July 2018.

Dr Khan studied different educational intuition at Bangladesh, USA and UK. He worked in different countries like Bangladesh, Iran, Nigeria and Saudi Arabia. Currently, he is living at Kaliganj Upazila in Gazipur.

After receiving the award Prof. Khan expressed his feeling about the devotion of work and its importance. All participants in the event listened to his speech very deeply.

Expressing his feelings, the congratulatory Dr Mawfkhor Hossain Khan

Prof. Shamsuzzaman Khan, Director General of Bangla Academy was the chief guest of the event while Mr M. Shamsul Islam Khan was the special guest of the event who was the former president of Library Association of Bangladesh. Mr Fazle Rabbi, former Director of Bangla Academy, National Book Centre, and founder of Ahmed Smriti Patagar presided over the program. The welcome speech was given by Mr Kazi Abdul Majed, Director Institute of Library and Information Science, Dhaka. Mr Khandaker Fazlur Rahman, former Librarian, University of Dhaka emphasized on biography in brief on Dr Khan. In addition, former Chairman of Jessore Education Board Mr Amirul Alam Khan discussed on Library movement activities of Bangladesh and its contribution of Dr Khan. Economist and Journalist Mr Azadul Kibria conducted this segment of the event.

Professor Shamsuzzaman Khan, Director General of Bangla Academy, is giving a reception to Dr Mofakhakhar Hossain Khan.

M Shamsul Islam Khan, former president of Library Association Bangladesh (LAB), is presenting the special guest speech

Invited guests and speakers shared their opinion on the knowledge-based society and its legacy towards civilization and how the library played a pivotal role, what contributions of Dr Mofakhar had towards the society. Attended guests criticized the result oriented education system, memorizing system, misuse of technology. How the society can overcome these challenges also pointed out. Sufficient budget for library and with the modernization of it by converting the characteristics of true information, special mark for using the library at school level may be the solutions to face the prevailing problems.

University of Virginia Professor Dr Mokarram Hossain is speaking


ILIS Director, Kazi Majed is delivering the welcome speech

To know more about Prof. Dr Mofakhar, read his short biography here.


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