Dr Mirza Mohd. Rezaul Islam honoured with TLT Posthumous Award!

The award marks Dr Mirza Mohd. Rezaul Islam for his indelible contribution to the library profession in Bangladesh.

Dr Reza was born on 18 August 1959 at  New Town in Netrokona district. He was the fourth son of Mirza Mohd Abdul Hannan and Ms Rahatun Nesa. His two sons; Mirza Mohd Asif Sakib and Mirza Mohd Tehzib Sadaf are studying Independent University of Bangladesh and Ahsanullha University of Engineering and Technology respectively.

He obtained  PhD in Library and Information Science from Jadavpur University, India in 1998. Prior to this, he completed a master degree in Library science from the University of Dhaka in 1984.

He started a professional career with Grameen Bank library. Later, he worked for the British Council (Dhaka), University of Engineering and Technology (BUET), and Bangladesh Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (BCSIR) in managerial level. Before his death, he served as the  University Librarian in the Library and Documentation Office of Islamic University of Technology (IUT) for 17 years.

Dr Reza was also engaged with part-time teaching and external examiner including, Dept. of Library and Information Science of the University of Dhaka. He was involved with several social volunteering activities including Rotary Public Bangladesh, Bangladesh Association of Librarians, Information Scientists and Documentalist (BALID) . He became Chairman of BALID for the fourth times.

He received a number of travel and research grants including the International Association of University Libraries (IATUL ) travel grant.

Personally, Dr Reza was very much cooperative, courageous, devoted and legend library professional in Bangladesh.