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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.

Discussion Meeting on ‘Community Library O Milon Kendra’

BALID is going to arrange a Discussion Meeting on ‘Community Library O Milon Kendra’ followed by Iftar on Wednesday the 29 June 2016 corresponding to 23 Ramadan 1437 Hijri at 5.00 pm at Arts Faculty Conference Hall of Dhaka University. Mr. Kabir Bin Anwar, Additional Secretary and DG (Admin), Prime Minister Office has given the consent to attend the meeting as Chief Guest. The meeting will also be attended by 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 & Library Management, University of Dhaka, as Special Guests.
 
You are kindly requested to attend the discussion meeting followed by Iftar and enrich the event. Please confirm your participation. 

21st General Meeting and New EC Members of BALID

A General Meeting and Election of the Executive Committee for 2016-2017 of Bangladesh Association of Librarians, Information Scientists and Documentalists (BALID) was held on 01 May 2016 at the Auditorium of Ahsania Mission, Dhanmondi, Dhaka. The AGM was presided over by Dr. Mirza Mohd. Rezaul Islam, the Chairman, BALID and BIIM.
 
In the AGM Mr. Sasank Kumar Singha , the Secretary General of BALID  presented the Annual Report of 2014-15 and Mr. Alom Hossain, Joint Secretary General presented the Financial and Audit Report of 2014-2015 and announced the Budget of 2016-2017 of BALID.  Some revisions/amendments of BALID constitution worked out by the Constitution   Review Committee headed by Mr. Md. Hossam Haider Chowdhury were brought about in the meeting. A lively discussion on different issues was held and the members eulogize the activities of the previous Executive Committee. A host of questions and queries from the members were put and the Chairman and the other office bearers meticulously gave the answers and explanations of those queries.
However the Annual report and the Financial and audit report and the constitution amendments were unanimously confirmed in the meeting.
 
Election and formation of new Executive Committee of BALID was held in the post lunch session conducted by the three members Election Commissioners namely Prof. Dr. Abdus Sattar, Mr. Zohurul Kaiyum and Mr. AKM Mofizur Rahman respectively as the Chief Election Commissioner and the Election Commissioners. The Election Commissioners invited the proposals of the names and panel from the general members for the posts of 17 Executive Council members. However after considerable discussion the 17 member new EC committee was formed with the support of the majority members.
 
Following are the newly elected members of Executive Committee 2016-2017 of BALID: 
01) Dr. Md. Mostafizur Rahman, Chairman
02) Ms. Hazera Rahman, Vice Chairman 
03) Ms. Nomita Khan Mukti, Vice Chairman  
04) Mr. Md. Humayun Kabir, Vice Chairman   
05) Mr. Sasanka Kumar Singha, Secretary General
06) Mr. Md. Alom Hossain, Joint Secretary General   
07) Mr. A.K.M. Nurul Alam (Apu), Finance Secretary  
08) Mr. Md. Ahasan Habib, Establishment Secretary  
09) Mr. Md. Shafiur Rahman,  Research & Development Secretary 
10) Mr. Kazi Farhad Noman, Publication & Public Relations Secretary
11) Dr. Mirza Mohd. Rezaul Islam, Member
12) Mr. Hossam Haider Chowdhury, Member
13) Ms. Shamsun Naher Khan Shapna, Member
14) Ms Razina Akhtar, Member   
15) Ms Rekha Yeasmeen, Member
16) Mr. Md. Fazlul Karim, Member
17) Mr. Md. Jahangir Alam, Member
 
The Meeting concluded with great applause and greetings from the members to the new EC of BALID.
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