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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Inauguration of training programme on KOHA by Information Minister

H.E. Hasanul Haq Inu, M.P., Honourable Minister, Ministry of Information, Government of the People’s Republic of Bangladesh inaugurated the 5 day long training course on Open Source Integrated Library System (ILS) KOHA  jointly organised by BALID Institute of Information Management (BIIM), Bangladesh Association of Librarians, Information Scientists and Documentalists(BALID) in collaboration wirh North South University (NSU) on 3 September 2013 at NSU Syndicate Hall.
 

Inaugural Ceremony of training programme on KOHA

BALID Institute of Information Management (BIIM), a sister concern of Bangladesh Association of Librarians, Information Scientists and Documentalists is going to organize a five day long training program from Tuesday, 3 September to Saturday, 7 September 2013 at E-resource Access Center, North South University Library, Block B, Bashundhara, Dhaka. Inaugural session will be held on Tuesday, 3 September 2013 at 3:45 pm in the mentioned venue.

H.E. Hasanul Haq Inu, M.P., Honourable Minister, Ministry of Information, Government of the People’s Republic of Bangladesh has kindly consented to be the Chief Guest.

You are cordially invited to attend the Programme.

View the Invitation Card.

BALID Members Database: request for updated information

BALID is almost half way to launch an interactive member database. This would be a great asset to the Association. To collect the most updated data and photographs of the members, as well as keep the data error rate minimized, BALID is looking for your kind assistance. In this connection, the Existing BALID members’ are requested to update respective information in the Online formThe deadline is Monday, 30 September 2013.
 

First Meeting of BALID Seminar Committee

The first meeting of BALID Seminar Committee will be held on 15 August 2013, Thursday at 4.00 p.m. at the Community Development Library (CDL), House no.: 67/B (2nd floor), Road: 9/A, Dhanmondi, Dhaka-1209.
Following agenda will be disscussed in the meeting:
1.   Formation of Seminar Operations Committee, Event Management Committee, Food Committee, and Selection of Rapporteur, etc.  
2.   Other issues of the seminar
3.   Miscellaneous 
 
All the members of the committee are requested to attend at the meeting.
See the full list of committee here.

Discussion on Strategic Plan of BALID - 20 July 2013

BALID organized a roundtable discussion on its 5 Years Strategic Plan (2014-2018) on 20 July 2013 at Arts Building Conference Room, Dhaka University.  The former Chairman of BALID and IUB Librarian Muhammad Hossam Haider Chowdhury presented the key-note paper on Strategic Plan. Atiar Rahman, Vice Chairman, Faradul Islam Farid, Secretary General and Md. Humayun Kabir, Finance Secretary of BALID also proposed a number of plans. In his speech, Shyama Prasad Bepari, Joint Secretary, MoICT, GoB assured BALID to provide all kinds of support from the part of Government. Most of the participants took part in the open discussion.

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