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Bangladesh Association of Librarians, Information Scientists and Documentalists (BALID) is a national association of librarians, information scientists and teachers of information science and library management. It is the only full-fledged professional body in Bangladesh in the field of library and information management. The mission of BALID is to modernize the library and information profession and to uphold the interest of the professionals in Bangladesh. BALID believes that access to information; intellectual freedom and knowledge based society are the key components of development.

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A discussion programme on National Library Day followed by Iftar held on 02 June 2018

A discussion programme on National Library Day followed by Iftar held on 02 June 2018 at 5.30pm at Central Public Library, Shahbagh, Dhaka. Mr. A.S.M. Feroz, Chief Whip, Bangladesh Parliament was present as Chief guest on the occasion while Ms. Begum Akhtar Jahan MP, Member of the Parliamentary Standing Committee, Ministry of Finance was present as special guest. The programme started with a welcome speech by Mr. Md. Humayun Kabir, Secretary General of BALID. Dr. Md. Mostafizur Rahman, Head of the Dept. of Library Management & Information Science, Royal University of Dhaka presented a keynote paper on the occasion while Professor Dr. S.M. Zabed Ahmed, Librarian, Dhaka University discussed on the paper. BALID Chairman Dr. Mirza Mohd. Rezaul Islam chaired the session. Around 120 Library professionals took part on the discussion meeting. The programme ended with Iftar Mahfil.

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Discussion on National Library Day and Iftar

A discussion programme on National Library Day followed by Iftar is going to be held on 02 June 2018 at 4.30pm at Central Public Library, Shahbagh, Dhaka. Mr. A.S.M. Feroz, Chief Whip, Bangladesh Parliament will be present as Chief guest on the occasion while Ms. Begum Akhtar Jahan MP, Member of the Parliamentary Standing Committee, Ministry of Finance will be present as panel guest. Library professionals are requested to attend the discussion meeting followed by Iftar and enrich the event. 

Date: 02 June 2018, 04.30pm (revised)
Venue: VIP Auditoriam, Central Public Library, Shahbagh, Dhaka
Last Date of Registration: 31 May 2018

Please confirm your participation through the following Registartion Link
 

BALID AGM 2018 and Election of Executive Council for 2018-2019

Annual General Meeting (AGM) and Election/Formation of the Executive Council of BALID for 2018-2019 will be held on 01 May 2018. BALID members are kindly requested to participate in the AGM 2018 and your active cooperation is sought to constitute the Executive Council of BALID for 2018-2019.
 
Venue: Gyantapas Abdur Razzaq Bidyapeeth and Bengal Open Studio, House-60, Road-7/A, Dhanmondi, Dhaka-1209.

Date & Time: 1 May 2018 at 9.30am
 
Agenda:
i) Confirmation of minutes of the 22nd AGM
ii) Presentation of Annual report: 2016-2017 by Secretary General of BALID and discussion
iii) Presentation of Financial & Audit Report : 2016-2017
iv) Announcement of Budget : 2018-2019 by Finance Secretary, Discussion and Approval
v) Approval of Divisional Chapter of BALID
vi) Election/Formation of EC of BALID for 2018-2019
vii) Miscellaneous 
 

Training on Library Management Software Koha and RDA held at ULAB during 12-14 January 2018

A three-day long training program on Library Management Software Koha and RDA successfully completed at University of Liberal Arts Bangladesh(ULAB), Dhanmondi during 12-14 January 2018. The training programme was organized by BALID Institute of Information Management(BIIM) in collaboration with University of Liberal Arts Bangladesh (ULAB). Kazi Farhad Noman, Deputy Librarian, BGMEA University of Fashion and Technology and AKM Nurul Alam Apu, Deputy Director, Bangladesh Bank (Library) were the resource person in the programme. Forty participants from different Government and private institutes took part in the programme. Ms. Fatema-Tuz.Johra and Mr. Abu Zafor Bhuiyan, Library Officer, ULAB were training associate in the programme.

Annual Picnic of BALID going to be held on 16 February 2018

The Annual Picnic of Bangladesh Association of Librarians, Information Scientists and Documentalists (BALID) will be held on Friday, 16 February 2018 at "Priya Kunja, Dr. Mirza Park" at Chalknazu, Churkhai, Mymensingh.
 
All professionals with family members are cordially invited to attend the Annual Picnic.
 
Picnic Details:
When : Friday, 16 February, 2018
Where : "Priya Kunja, Dr. Mirza Park" at Chalknazu, Churkhai, Mymensingh.
Contribution Fee: 1200/-
Last day for contribution: 12 February, 2018

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