Meeting with Prof. Dr Javed Iqbal Khan and Library professionals held in Dhaka

Ahasan, Dhaka

On the arrival of Dr Javed Iqbal Khan, Professor and Chair, Kent State University, United States of America a meeting with Library professionals of Bangladesh was held on 21 November 2018 at Cinnamon Restaurant, Mohakhali, Dhaka.

Mr Khan was greeted by the library professionals in Bangladesh. Different professional issues including University Grants Commission Consortia, how it will sustainable, world bank issue were discussed in this meeting. Prof. Khan was interested in knowing the librarian’s thinking in relation to the development of the sector.

The senior library professionals including Dr Md. Nazim Uddin, Sr. Manager, Library and Information Services Unit, icddrb, Mr. Hossam Haider Chowdhury, Librarian, Independent University of Bangladesh, Dr Mirza Mohd Rezaul Islam, Librarian, Islamic University of Technology, Prof. Dr Nasiruddin Mitul, National University, Bangladesh, Dr Dilara Begum, Associate Professor and Chairperson, Department of Information Studies and Library Management, East West University, Dr Md Anwarul Islam, Librarian, Sher e Bangla Agriculture University,Dhaka, Mr. Abu Hannan Mia, Librarian, Ministry of Law, Dr Zahid Hossain Shoaib, University Librarian, North South University were present in the meeting.

Prof. Khan has a bright academic career and contribution to the knowledge. In his career he has been awarded different international fellowships and has several achievements including the following:

Javed I. Khan (in conjunction with University Grants Commission, UGC, Government of Bangladesh): Proposal Title: Advanced Research and Education Network for the Universities of Bangladesh, (Concept papers authored in 2006 and technical proposal in June 2008), Funded by World Bank Higher Education Development Program, Amount: 20.8 million USD, Development Period: 2009-2013. Co-component: Digital Library Consortium, additional $2.2 million USD.