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জাতীয় গ্রন্থাগার দিবস ২০১৮ উদযাপনRole of Library Professionals in Creating Good Citizen and Combating TerrorismDiscussion Meeting on Community Library O Milon KendraTraining on Integrated Library Management System - Koha held at ULAB during 06-08 October 2016A day-long workshop on Communication Skills for 21st-century library professionals held on 29 April 2017 at EU

Welcome to BALID

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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Pleasure to inform BALID members that BALID has taken an initiative to build a BALID Tower. 32 members can take the opportunity to be a proud owner of a flat from the BALID Tower with a very reasonable price at the prime location of Dhaka city.

Considering the existing housing facilities in Dhaka City, participants can ensure such a suitable and secured investment for family and future generation.
To book your flat, please download the prescribed form given below and send the filled-up form back to with a cc to

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Due to insufficient participants, the project is now under review.

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
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.


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