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Training on Library Automation and Digitization Software 'SLiMS' and 'RFID' held at NSU during 24-26 April 2015

A Three Day-long Training program on Senayan Library Management System (SLiMS) and Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) organized by BALID Institute of Information Management (BIIM), Bangladesh Association of Librarians, Information Scientists and Documentalists (BALID) in collaboration with North South University (NSU) Library during 24-26 April 2015 was successfully accomplished.
A Certificate Award Ceremony of the training programme was held in the evening on the concluding day (Sunday 26 April 2015) at the Faculty Conference Hall of North South University.
H.E. Mr. Rashed Khan Menon, MP, Honorable Minister for Civil Aviation and Tourism was the Chief Guest and distributed the certificates among the participants.
Ms Akhtar Jahan, M.P. and Honorable Member of the Parliamentary Standing Committee of the Ministry of Finance, Mr. Benajir Ahmed, Chairman, Board of Trustees, NSU, and Professor Amin U. Sarkar, Vice Chancellor, NSU were present as the special guests while  Professor Gour Gobinda Goswami, Treasurer, NSU was the Guest of Honor at the event.
Dr. Mirza Mohd. Rezaul Islam, Chairman, BALID and BIIM presided over the ceremony. 
Mr. Shamsuddin Ahmed, Director, BALID Institute of Information Management (BIIM) gave a welcome speech and Dr. Mostafizur Rahman, University Librarian, NSU, gave the vote of thanks on this occasion.
The participants took hands on experience on installation, implementation and use of the library automation system SLiMS. They were introduced with the server system and necessary utility software too. A practical demonstration on total RFID system, tagging, circulation and security check was also shown to them.
Honorable Minister in his speech stressed on the digitization of the libraries and the necessity of library professionals to be equipped with the modern IT system to reach the goal of the present Government  to develop the country as the “Digital Bangladesh”.
A total of twenty seven library and IT professionals from various renowned organizations and universities took part in this training program on SLiMS and RFID. Dr. Mostafizur Rahman , University Librarian, NSU, A.K.M. Nurul Alam (Apu), Assistant Director, Bangladesh Bank, Kazi Farhad Noman, Assistant Librarian, Southeast University and Fatema-tuz-Johora, Officer-Library, ULAB were the resource persons in the training programme.