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

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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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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.
 

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

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.
 

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.
 

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.
 

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