TLT Panel Discussion: Bridging the Divide: Ascertaining the Place of Bangladeshi LIS Researchers and Practitioners in Global

A part of TLT Awards and Fun Night 2019, an exciting panel discussion session titled “Bridging the Divide: Ascertaining the Place of Bangladeshi LIS Researchers and Practitioners in Global” also will be held.

Date: 20 April 2019, 3.00 pm

Venue: RC Majumder Arts Auditorium, Lecture Theatre, University of Dhaka Bangladesh, Dhaka

Abstract: Since its inception in 1959, the LIS education and LIS institutions has got new height to go further. In the last few years, there has been increasing participation of the Bangladeshi LIS people in various LIS events globally. They have been recognized and awarded many times and has been highly praised by many LIS associations, institutions globally. They are exploring their position in different LIS events e.g., conference, seminars, training, professional associations; winning grants; doing LIS job with confidence in different countries and equally put emphasis in research. While many LIS researchers and practitioners are contributing to the overall development of this discipline, there isn’t much talking till date looking at how much they are doing.

Panellists, researchers, LIS faculty members and practitioners will gather at The Librarians Times 2019 to discuss the perceived visibility of researchers and practitioner from the global point of view. Discussions will include: (1) The role of LIS researchers and practitioners to develop this discipline, (2) research value to practitioners, and (3) solutions to bridge the divide (between home and abroad). This panel discussion will largely focus what is the place of LIS researchers and practitioners globally? What are the challenges they face to compete with global LIS people? What are the barriers they face from their institutions? How likely the LIS practitioners are interested in publishing in journals /conferences? How could they develop partnerships between researchers and practitioners?


Sixty-minute program with five/four speakers given ten to fifteen minutes each to speak. Moderator will summarize panel talks for the audience and have two to three planned questions to start the audience discussion. Fifteen to twenty minutes will be provided for questions and answers.


The panel will address the different events, grants, research and other areas of global LIS programs that will help others to get their position globally in future.



The intention of the panel is to raise awareness about the visibility of LIS people globally. The panel will allocate generous time for audience participation and discussion. This panel, made up of LIS professors and library administrators, included overviews of recent collaborations between scholars and practising librarians as well as a dialogue about strengthening the ties between LIS research and those in the field. The discussion was framed by a series of questions put to the panellists.



Md. Anwarul Islam, PhD Librarian, Sher-e-Bangla Agricultural University and Secretary-General of Library Association of Bangladesh (LAB)

Professor Dr Md. Nasiruddin Mitul, Dean, School of Undergraduate Studies, National University, Bangladesh

Dr Dilara Begum, Chairperson & Associate Professor, Department of Information Studies and Library Management, & Librarian (In-charge), East West University

Professor Dr Md. Nasiruddin Munsi, Department of Information Science and Library Management, University of Dhaka

Dr Md. Nazim Uddin Senior Manager and Head, icddr,b Library


Dr Md. Anwarul Islam, Associate Professor, Department of Information Science and Library Management, University of Dhaka