Promotion news: Mr Sheikh Md. Jalal Uddin and Dr Azizur Rahman have been promoted to Additional Librarian

Mukta and Ahasan 29 September 2018.

Mr Sheikh Md. Jalal Uddin and Dr Azizur Rahman have been promoted to Additional Librarian at Jatiya Kabi Kazi Nazrul Islam University effective from 25 September 2018.

They have been highly influential in the managing library systems and have continued to show an exemplary commitment to their roles as library professionals. » Read more

Special Feature: Bangladesh Shishu Academy Library: A Green Library for the Children!

Mukta, Dhaka, 23 September 2018

Bangladesh Shishu Academy is a unique government organization in Bangladesh in terms of serving for children’s latent talent, nurturing cultural, mental and physical health. It offers multi-cultural and educational activities for the children and young adults.

The academy was established in 1976 as an autonomous body to encourage children to the Bangladeshi culture.  The head office is located at ‘Doyel Chattar’ and very close to the University of Dhaka. » Read more

A National Level Seminar held at Chittagong Veterinary and Animal Sciences University (CVASU)

Ahasan, Dhaka, 23 September 2018

A daylong Seminar on “A National-level network for agricultural library and information centers in Bangladesh” organized by the Chittagong Veterinary and Animal Sciences University (CVASU) Central Library was held on 16 September 2018 at Conference Hall (4th floor) Administrative Building of CVASU.

Inaugural session:

Prof. Dr Md. Rayhan Faruque, Dean, FFST was the chief guest, while Prof. Dr M. Nurul Absar Khan, dean  FoF, CVASU and Prof. Md. A Halim, Dean FVM were the special guests. Md. Habibur Rahman, SPM, CP 2184 and Librarian, CVASU chaired the session. » Read more

IFLA Congress is an absolute platform of professional development and networking for library professionals

IFLA WLIC 2018: IFLA Congress is an absolute platform of professional development and networking for library professionals

Dil Ruksana Basunia

Deputy Librarian, University of Chittagong, Chittagong- 4331

First of all, I would like to thank Md. Habibur Rahman for giving me the opportunity to attend the seminar titled “A national-level network for agricultural library and information centres in Bangladesh”. The seminar was very motivating and offered the opportunity to learn many issues including current trends of agricultural Library and information systems in Bangladesh. As a presenter, I find it was a very enriching experience for me. I would like to share and describe briefly below on my presentation as an abstract.

IFLA WLIC is the biggest platform for professional exposure, where professionals can meet other library professionals from all over the world; they can share ideas and views among themselves. Professionals can also know what is going on in other country libraries regarding service and technology and they can adopt as per their own library requirements. Professionals can meet and know different professional bodies all around the world can meet and talk with the members/staff of the bodies and may get involved with. During the IFLA Congress, I have discovered that Librarianship is a great profession where there are so many tremendous opportunities to contribute in building a scholarly society as well as a nation. I have met with many reputed university librarians and get the opportunity to know what are new services and technologies they have implemented or the way in implementing phase in their libraries. How does this impact on the users? Also, I have learnt about how the broad of IFLA work with different projects. There are so many IFLA projects are currently going on i.e. IFLA Global Vision, Library Map etc. Also, I had conversations with many library professionals from all over the world and established a professional connection which I will continue with my rest of the career the same as with IFLA members/staff. I hope my paper about IFLAWLIC 2018 experience will give a brief overview about IFLA Congress, Congress Programs, how to choose sessions to attend during the Congress and will give a clear idea about IFLA and how Bangladeshi Library Professionals can get involve with IFLA through their institutions or as an individual.

A Book Review program held at Bangladesh Bank Library

Apu, Dhaka, 23 September 2018

A book review program was held on 4 September 2018 at projection room of Bangladesh Bank Library. Ms Chowdhury Dilruba Shoma, joint director of Bangladesh Bank discussed the book entitled New Perspectives on “Women Entrepreneurs” Edited by John E. Butler. The book presents papers offering perspectives on the theme of women entrepreneurs. A volume of several papers focusing on research in entrepreneurship and management is included in the book. How the development of women’s entrepreneurship is becoming a big issue in developed as well as in many developing countries has been focused here.

The Chief Economist Dr Faisal Ahmed was present the review program as the chief while Mr Md. Mahbubar Rahman, general manager of library chaired the session. Around 35 participants attended the program and participated in a lively discussion session.

A series of Library Orientation Programs held at Bangladesh Bank Library

Apu, Dhaka, 23 September 2018

Bangladesh Bank (BB) Library recently organised a series of orientation programs on the library services for newly recruited employees. Around 200 Assistant Directors, 223 Cash Officers and 23 Assistant Programmers have been recruited in Bangladesh Bank recently. The aims of the orientation program were to focus on the library facilities and to provide valuable information on how to use the library resources and services effectively.

Mr Md. Mahbubar Rahman, General Manager of the library was the chief guest at the program. Ms Tasnim Fatema and Mr Mohd. Mohiuddin Hawlader were also present at the event. Mr Sasanka Kumar Singha, Joint Director, Ms Shamsun Nahar Toran, Mr Rajib Mandal and Mr A.K.M. Nurul Alam, Deputy Director conducted different sessions on the program. As a part of the regular activity, BB library frequently organizes library orientation program for employees.

Book Donation program is going on at Bangladesh Bank

Apu, Dhaka, 23 September 2018

With a focus on increasing reading behaviour and the library promotional activity, a book donation program arranged by Bangladesh Bank library which has been started since 16 September 2018 at the (BB) Library. During the program, BB employees can collect books and magazines from selected collections for free. Till then, a huge response has been received and a good number of employees collected books and magazines.

The program will be continuing until 30 September 2018.

Since 2017, BB library organises the book donation program every September of the year.

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

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