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Workshop on Communication Skills for 21st Century Library Professionals

Saturday, 29 April 2017 - 12:00am to 11:45pm
Training or Workshop
Communication is the way of exchanging information in systematic manner. Professional skills are desirable to make the communication process effective. Different types of communication skills reflect for professionalism in such processes. Especially library professionals are on the front line for communicating in timely manner. Communication skills are indispensable for professional delivery of information and keeping initiatives on track.  Developing such skills has been part of this profession since very beginning and always on dynamic mode to keep pace with ever-changing information need.  Communication skills also have great effect on career development opportunities which reflects through professional writings, presentation, networking, etc.

  • What is a communication skill
  • Parts of communication skill
  • Verbal/nonverbal communication skills
  • Why communication skills are essential
  • How to communicate in interview
  • Communication skills for Library Professionals
Professional writing
  • Basic of professional writing
  • Similarities / differences from general writing
  • Format of professional writing
  • Showcasing of professional writing
  • Need for report writing / power point presentation
Career Development
  • Basics of Career development
  • Process of career development
  • Identify target for career development
  • What can be done for career development
  • Career development in abroad
  • Career development for library professionals
Professional Exploration and Networking
  • Why/ how exploration and networking
  • Planning and goal setting
  • Time for professional development.
  • Skills required in Librarianship
  • Importance of networking
  • Ideas for professional network
Resource Persons:
Facilitator and Coordinator: Ms Hazera Rahman
Trainer: Ms Razina Akhter and M. Monirul Islam (Kanok)

Programme Schedule:
Discussion Session
09:30 – 09:55 Topic 1: Introduction to Communication Skills.
10:00 – 10:45 Topic 2:  Importance of communication skills for 21st century Library professionals)
Tea Break: 10:45 – 11:05
11:10 – 11:55 Topic 3: Professional writing and presentation skill development
12:00 – 12:25 Summary of the Session
12:25 – 12:55 Query Session
Lunch Break: 12:55 – 14:00
Technical Session
14:05 – 14:25 Activity 1: Coordination of experiences sharing
14:25 – 15:25 Activity 2: Group Demonstration   
15:30 – 16:05 Topic 4: Inspiration for Personal career development
16:10 – 16:50 Topic 5: Professional exploration and networking
16:55 – 17:15 Overview of the day and Feedback
17:30 Closing and certificate awarding ceremony

Venue: Eastern University Computer Lab

Course fee:
Tk. 1,000.00 – for Students
Tk. 2,000.00 – for BALID member
Tk. 2,500.00 – for Non-member (Individual/Personal Capacity)
Tk. 3,000.00 – for Institutional Participation

Deadline of Registration: 25 April 2017.

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