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Training on Integrated Library Management System - Koha held at ULAB during 06-08 October 2016

A three day long training program on Integrated Library Management System ‘KOHA’ organized by BALID Institute of Information Management (BIIM), Bangladesh Association of  Librarians, Information Scientists and Documentalists (BALID) in collaboration with University of Liberal Arts Bangladesh (ULAB) from 06-08 October 2016 was successfully completed  at Computer Lab of ULAB Campus-B, Dhanmondi, Dhaka-1209.
 
A Certificate Award Ceremony was arranged in the evening of the concluding day on 08 October 2016. Professor Imran Rahman, Vice Chancellor of the University of Liberal Arts Bangladesh (ULAB) was the Chief Guest of the Certificate Award Ceremony of this three day long training program.
 
Among others Professor Md. Kaykobad, Dean, EEE, BUET and Mr. Mofidul Hoque, Member, BoT, Liberation War Museum delivered their valuable speeches as the special guests of the program. Dr. Md. Mirza Md. Rezaul Islam, Librarian, IUT and Training Coordinator of BIIM gave the welcome address while Dr. Sumon Rahman, Coordinator, Library Affairs and Associate Professor, MSJ, ULAB offered the vote of thanks on the occasion. Dr. Md. Mostafizur Rahman, Chairman, BALID & BIIM was the Chairperson of this Certificate Award Ceremony.
 
Mr. Kazi Farhad Noman and Mr A.K.M. Nurul Alam (Apu), the two promising Executive Members of BALID, were the resource persons of the three day’s training program. A total of thirty five library and IT professionals from various renowned organizations and universities took part in the training program.
 
The main purpose of the training program was to enhance operation of library services through library management system ‘KOHA’ with a view to automate libraries in Bangladesh.
 
Distinguished library professionals from various institutions were also present in the certificate award ceremony.

Round Table Discussion on the Role of Library Professionals in Creating Good Citizen and Combating Terrorism held at Jatiya Press Club - 03 September 2016

A Round Table Conference on ‘Role of Library Professionals in Creating Good Citizen and Combating Terrorism’ was organized by Bangladesh Association of Librarians, Information Scientists and Documentalists (BALID) at VIP Lounge of Jatiya Press Club, Topkhana Road, Dhaka on 03 September 2016 Saturday at 3 pm.
 
The conference started with a concept paper presented by the Secretary General of BALID, Mr. Sasanka Kumar Singha. The paper delineated asking guidelines from the respected discussants on how the library professionals in different stages of the society can help to build up a well behaved citizens and how the libraries can provide the proper guiding and counseling to the young community to be good and worthy citizens.
 
The honorable Deputy Speaker of the Parliament and Chairman of the Bangladesh Parliament Library Committee, Advocate Md. Fazle Rabbi Mia was the Chief Guest and Ms Akhtar Jahan MP and Member, Permanent Financial Committee of The Parliamentary Affairs was the Special Guest of the meeting. 
 
With the Chairmanship of Dr. Md. Mostafizur Rahman, Chairman, Bangladesh Association of Librarians, Information Scientists and Documentalists(BALID) the distinguished persons present in the meeting as the discussants were the prominent economist Mr.Kholiquzzaman Ahamad, Chairman, PKSF, Dhaka, Advocate Sultana Kamal, Ex- Adviser, the Care-Taker Government, Professor Dr. Nazmul Ahsan Kalimullah, Pro-Vice Chancellor, Bangladesh University of Professionals, Mr. Ashis Kumar Sarker, Director General, Department of Public Libraries, Mr.Mijanur Rahman Khan, Joint Editor, Prothom Alo. A paper written by Mr. Mofidul Islam, Trustee, Liberation War Museum was presented by Mr. M.Monirul Islam, Librarian of Prime Minister’s Office.
 
The Honorable Chief Guest Deputy Speaker Advocate Md. Fazle Rabbi Mia invited all to increase the readers of the thousands of the libraries of the countries and run the libraries inspired with the spirit of the liberation war to fight against the terrorism and militancy. He asked the librarians to play an important role in this regard.
 
He thanked BALID for timely arranging the Round Table Conference on the burning issues of the day.

Round Table Discussion on the Role of Library Professionals in Creating Good Citizen and Combating Terrorism

A Round Table Discussion on the Role of Library Professionals in Creating Good Citizen and Combating Terrorism will be held at VIP  Lounge, National Press  Club, Topkhana Road, Dhaka on  03 September 2016 Saturday at 3 pm, organized by Bangladesh Association of Librarians, Information Scientists and Documentalists (BALID). The notable and respectable persons of civil society, human right activists, political leaders, educationalists  and library professionals in the country will discuss on the issue.
 
Discussants:
Begum Akhtar Jahan MP, Member of the Parliamentary Standing Committee, Ministry of Finance, Government of the People’s Republic of Bangladesh
Dr. Qazi Kholiquzzaman Ahmad, Chairman, Polli Karma-Sahayok Foundation (PKSF), Dhaka
Advocate Sultana Kamal, Former Adviser to Caretaker Government, Government of the People’s Republic of Bangladesh
Mr. Dhiraj Kumar Nath, Former Adviser to Caretaker Government, Government of the People’s Republic of Bangladesh
Prof. Dr. Nazmul Ahsan Kalimullah, Pro-Vice Chancellor, Bangladesh University of Professionals (BUP)
Prof. Dr. H. M. Jahirul Haque, Pro-Vice Chancellor, University of Liberal Arts of Bangladesh (ULAB)
Mr. Ashish Kumar Sarker, Director General (Additional Secretary), Department of Public Libraries, Government of the People’s Republic of Bangladesh
Mr. Mofidul Hoque, Member, Board of Trustees, Liberation War Museum, Topkhana Road, Dhaka
Mr. Sorhab Hasan, Joint Editor, The Daily Protham Alo, Dhaka
 
Dr. Md. Mostafizur Rahman, Chairman, BALID preside over the program. Professionals are cordially invited to join the program and register their names by completing the following registration form or by e-mail: balidbd@gmail.com  on or before 02 September 2016.

Appeal for Contribution

Aid for Alom
Md. Alom Hossain, Librarian, Scholastica School and College and Joint Secretary General, BALID has been suffering from ‘Liver Cirrhosis’ and hospitalized for about a month. He is badly in need of financial assistance. We earnestly request all of you to contribute him according to your ability.
 
You can directly deposit the donation at the following Bank Account or bKash numbers:
 
Account Details:
Mohamad Alom Hossain 
Account Number: 0206275000021873 
Dhaka Bank Limited, Banani branch
Dhaka, Bangladesh 
Swift Code: DHBLBDDH103
 
bKash numbers:
01718 165 832 
01720 216 410
 
For any query, please contact the following persons:
a) Mr. Shamsuddin Ahmed (Mobile: 01732966482)
b) Mr. Md. Ahasan Habib (Mobile: 01715576991)
c) Mr. AKM Mofizur Rahman (Mobile: 01731121315)

Discussion Meeting on ‘Community Library O Milon Kendra’ and Iftar - 29 June 2016

Bangladesh Association of Librarians, Information Scientists and Documentalists (BALID) arranged a Discussion Meeting on ‘Community Library O Milon Kendra’ on Wednesday the 29 June 2016 at 5.00 pm at Arts Faculty Conference Hall of Dhaka University followed by an Iftar.
 
Mr. Kabir Bin Anwar, Additional Secretary, Director General (Admin.) and Project Director (A2i) of Prime Minister’s Office of Government of the People’s Republic of Bangladesh was the Chief Guest of the Discussion Meeting.
 
Mr. Shyama Prasad Bepari, Joint Secretary & Project Director, Higher Secondary Stipend Project, Ministry of Education, Government of the People’s Republic of Bangladesh and  Prof. Dr. Muhammad Mezbah-ul-Islam, Chairman, Department of Information Science and Library Management, University of Dhaka were present as the Special Guests.
 
Dr. Md. Mostafizur Rahman, Chairman, BALID and BIIM Chaired the Discussion meeting.
 
Ms Hazera Rahman, Deputy Librarian, Southeast University and Vice Chairman, BALID presented the keynote paper entitled ‘Model Community Library O Milon Kendra’.
 
Among others Mr. Sasanka Kumar Singha, Secretary General, BALID gave the welcome address, Ms Nomita Akhtar Mukti, Vice Chairman, BALID presented and moderated the programs and Mr. Shamsuddin Ahmed, Director, BALID Institute of Information Management (BIIM) gave the vote of thanks.
 
Prof. Minhaj Uddin Ahmed of Daffodil University, Prof. Dr. Muhammad Mezbah-ul-Islam, Chairman, Department of Information Science and Library Management, University of Dhaka and Dr. Mirza Md. Rezaul Islam Immediate Past Chairman of BALID were the discussants of the meeting.
 
The core idea of the paper, the ‘Model Community Library O Milon Kendra’ is to inspire the projection of the local community development to keep pace with globalization as well as the Sustainable Development Goals (SDG). The Chief Guest, Mr. Kabir Bin Anwar has assured for extensive cooperation to relevant project regarding this concept associated by BALID which will boost the socio-economic conditions of rural community.
 
A total of seventy library and IT professionals from various renowned organizations and universities took part in this discussion meeting followed by Iftar Mahfil.
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