Training programme on Searching Skills and
Management of E-resources at Rajshahi University
A day-long training programme on Searching Skills and Management of E-resources was held in Rajshahi University Central Library, Rajshahi, on 10 December 2010. The training programme was jointly organized by Bangladesh Association of Librarians, Information Scientists, and Documentalists (BALID) and Rajshahi University Central Library.
This was fee-based training. In total, 37 participants from various institutions including students of the Department of Information Science and Library Management (ISLM) of Rajshahi University and staff members of Rajshahi University Central Library participated in the training programme.
Dr. Golam Mostafa, Deputy Librarian, Rajshahi University Central Library, Rajshahi, was the Coordinator of the training program. The inaugural session was addressed by Dr. Bidhan Chandra Das, Library Administrator of Rajshahi University Central Library and Professor of the Department of Zoology, RU; Mr. Md. Nazmul Hasan, Chairman of the Department of Information Science and Library Management, Rajshahi University; and Mr. Hossam Haider Chowdhury, Chairman of BALID. Professor Dr. Bidhan Chandra Das and Mr. Nazmul Hasan were present in both the inaugural and closing ceremony as Chief Guest and Special Guest respectively. Besides, Mr. Md. Armanul Haque and Mr. Md. Nazmul Islam, faculty members of the Department of ISLM, RU, were also present in both the programmes.
The Department of Information Science and Library Management, Rajshahi University (RU), played an important role in organizing this training. Initially, 27 students were enrolled in the training programme. Participants from the other Institute, like institute of Bangladesh Studies, RUET, Rajshahi Divisional Public Library, RPATC and other organizations also attended.
The programme was divided into two sessions. The first session on Management of E-resources was conducted by Mr. Hossam Haider Chowdhury, Librarian, IUB and Dr. Md. Mostafizur Rahman, Librarian, NSU. On the other hand, Dr. Md. Nazim Uddin and Mr. Al-Mamun of ICDDR,B conducted the second session on Searching Skills of E-resources, which was basically a practical session.
The participants were awarded with certificates after successful completion of the training programme. Prior to this training, BALID conducted such kind of training programmes at Independent University of Bangladesh (IUB) and ICDDR,B.