BALID has launched its full-fledged membership database on 24 January 2015. BALID is the pioneer in launching membership database in Bangladesh for library professionals. A four-member database team consists of BALID members, namely Mr. A. K. M. Nurul Alam (Apu), Mr. Ahasan Habib, Ms. Momena Khatun and Mr. Jakaria Rahman took the entire journey and completed the database successfully. During the inauguration ceremony, Mr. Ahasan Habib informed about the entire journey of the database team. He also described the challenges the team faced and how they handled those together. Mr. A. K. M. Nurul Alam (Apu) showed the database structure, demonstrated the process of searching and data updating process. In addition, he mentioned about the different ways of communication to reach each member and request for updated information.
After almost two years efforts, considering all the relevant suggestions of the BALID members, following guidelines and taking approval from the BALID Executive Council in different stages of the database development, the database is finally launched. The Chief Guest Rear Admiral (Retd.) Md. Khurshed Alam, BN Secretary (MAU) and BALID & BIIM Chairman Dr. Mirza Mohammad Rezaul Islam inaugurated the BALID membership database. BALID membership database (http://member.balid.org
) is linked in the BALID website.