BRAC University Librarian attended a Board Meeting of Cambridge University Press

Dilruba Rahman, Asstt. Library Officer, North South University

The Cambridge University Press has set up a new Library Advisory Board for South Asia on 6th December 2017. Ms Hasina Afroz, University librarian of BRAC University has been selected as a member of Cambridge University Press South Asian Librarian Advisory Board (SALAB) from Bangladesh. She attended the board meeting of SALAB in New Delhi on October 22, 2018, and she was the only participant from Bangladesh.


SALAB selects academic librarian representatives across India to explore the needs and challenges faced by academic libraries, as well as it helps the Cambridge University Press to understand researcher needs and the changing role of librarians providing a vital source of feedback on new platforms, products and initiatives.

Ms Afroz with Dr Ramesh C. Gaur, Director (L&I) & Head – Kalanidhi at Indira Gandhi National Centre for the Arts delivered a joint presentation on “Emerging Technologies: how librarians are supporting researchers with Information Technology” during the board meeting.

There were 11 Librarians from different institutions participated in the board meeting as Advisory Board Delegates. The presenters focused on Big Deal, Evidence-Based Acquisition (EBA), and other business models, Open Access, Collection development etc. Ms Linda Bennett, Ms Jenny Mathias, Mr Chris Bennett and other officials from Cambridge University Press attended the meeting.

Photo Source: BRAC University Library Facebook page
Information Source: Mail from BALID Group, Query from the Senior Assistant Librarian of BRAC University and Cambridge University press website