A day-long workshop on Communication Skills for 21st-century library professionals held on 29 April 2017 at EUTraining on Integrated Library Management System - Koha held at ULAB during 06-08 October 2016BALID Picnic 2017 at Jol O Jongoler Kabbo - 3 February 2017Role of Library Professionals in Creating Good Citizen and Combating TerrorismDiscussion Meeting on Community Library O Milon Kendra

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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Updated information regarding the "MARC21" Training

BALID Institute of Information Management (BIIM), a sister concern of Bangladesh Association of Librarians, Information Scientists and Documentalists (BALID) has undertaken a series of training programs on IT throughout the year to cater the needs of our fellow professionals. Three such programs have already been accomplished and the forthcoming training on “MARC21” is going to be launched at E-Resource Access Center at NSU Library on Saturday,29 June 2013 instant.

Lecture on “Information Literacy and Advocacy : Narrowing Knowledge Gap”

As a part of regular programme, BALID Institute of Information Management (BIIM), a sister concern of Bangladesh Association of Librarians, Information Scientists and Documentalists (BALID) is going to organize 2nd Lecture on “Information Literacy and Advocacy: Narrowing Knowledge Gap” in collaboration with University of Liberal Arts Bangladesh (ULAB).
 
The following resource persons will deliver their lecture on the mentioned topic:
1. Professor Dr. Muhammad Mezbah-ul-Islam
     Department of Information Science and Library Management, University of Dhaka &
     Director-Executive, CIS,B
2. Kazi Ali Reza, Chief, United Nations Information Centre (UNIC), Dhaka
3. M. Moniruzzaman, Knowledge Management Officer, UNIC Dhaka

BIIM Director is on leave from 16 May to 15 June 2013

Mr. Shamsuddin Ahmed, Director BIIM is on leave from 16 May to 15 June 2013. During this time he will visit different places of Switzerland and Spain. In absence of him Mr. Alom Hossain (Contact no: 01718165832), Joint Secretary General, BALID will work his routine works.

BALID condoles for the victims of Savar Tragedy and opens charity fund

BALID EC and BIIM GB deeply expressed their solidarity with the victims of Savar Tragedy and observed one minute silence in a meeting held at CDL on 10 May 2013. A decision has been taken to open a charity fund to help the victims. All are requested to donate at the fund. Donation can be made through Account Payee Check, Pay Order or Cash. For details, please click here.

Announcement: Training on MARC 21

BALID Institute of Information Management (BIIM) is going to arrange a day-long training programme on MARC 21 on 29 June 2013. There are only 25 seats and will be allocated on the basis of first come, first serve. For application form and details, please visit our Current Training section under Training page. 

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