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Volume 03, Issue 20 - ISSN: 2616-7026 - Sun, June 17, 2018
Dear Professionals,
Eid Mubarak. We take this occasion to wish all The Librarian Times readers a happy Eid holiday no matter where they spend it.


In this Issue

  • IATUL Travel Grant 2018: A success of a Bangladeshi Library professional
  • International Archives Day observed By National Archives of Bangladesh
  • Library services collaboration: British Council team visits Bangladesh Bank Library
  • Department of Public Libraries, Dhaka: what’s on?
  • International Archives Day observed By North South University
  • ITEC fellowship 2018: Two Bangladeshi library professionals have been nominated

IATUL Travel Grant 2018: A success of Bangladeshi Library professional
Dr Mirza Mohd. Rezaul Islam awarded IATUL Travel Grant 2018

Ahasan, IUT, 14 June 2018

Dr Mirza Mohd. Rezaul Islam, Chairman, BALID and Librarian, Islamic University of Technology (IUT) has been awarded International Association of University Libraries (IATUL) travel grant 2018 to attend annual IATUL Conference at Oslo, Norway from 18 June to 21 June 2018.

As per his itinerary, he will visit Gothenburg of Sweden, Birmingham and London of United Kingdom, Paris and Amsterdam of France and Netherland respectively

However, he will meet and visit some of the renowned library and professionals and movement activists. This year only three participants have received this grant throughout the globe. Others two award winners are Mary Ngure and Mandeep Dutta Joshi.The key motto of the IATUL conference is "Libraries for the Future-from Inspiring Spaces to Open Science".

On behalf of TLT congratulations to Dr Mirza Mohd. Rezaul Islam on his wonderful achievement!

National Archives of Bangladesh:
International Archives Day observed

Apu, 14 June 2018
The International Archives Day was celebrated on the 9th of June 2018. The central theme of the day was ‘Archives: Governance, Memory & Heritage' this year. National Archives of Bangladesh celebrated the day with a number of events. Chairman of Standing Committee on Cultural Affairs Simeen Hussain Rimi MP inaugurated the day with a balloon release programme. Ms Rimi along with other guests visited the week-long exhibition of archival records.

In the second phase of the programme, they joined at the seminar organised on the day. The seminar started with the welcome speech of Mr Nitai Pada Das, Director of the Directorate. Mr Md. Manzurur Rahman, Additional Secretary, Bangladesh Public Service Commission Secretariat and Mr Chitta Ranjan Misra, Professor of History, Rajshahi University were the keynote speaker on the seminar. 

Ms Roxana Malek, NDC, Additional Secretary, Ministry of Cultural Affairs and Mr A.K.M. Jasim Uddin, Associate Professor of History, Jahangirnagar University discussed on the key-note papers on the seminar. Mr Md. Nasir Uddin Ahmed, Secretary, Ministry of Cultural Affairs spoke on occasion as the special guest where Ms Simeen Hussain Rimi MP spoke as Chief Guest. The seminar was presided by Mr Dilip Kumar Saha, Director General, Directorate of Archives & Libraries.

To mark the day as significant, International Crimes Tribunal, Bangladesh handed over some of their valuable records and Bangladesh Shilpakala Academy handed over CDs containing 5000 songs.

The exhibition was continued till 14 June and open for all.

Library services collaboration:
British Council team visits Bangladesh Bank Library

Apu, 14 June 2018

British Council Library and Digital Services Regional Director, South Asia Ms Sara Pink and Deputy Director Andrew Newton along with Ms Sarwat Reza, Library Manager visited Bangladesh Bank Library on 05 June 2018. During their visit, they discussed the different issues to enhance their collaboration with Bangladesh Bank Library. On behalf of Bangladesh Bank Library, Mr Md. Mahbubar Rahman Khan, General Manager along with Ms Tasnim Fatema and Mr Md. Mohiuddin Hawlader, Deputy General Manager, briefed them about the library and showed the different sections to them. The British Council team also met with Mr Fazle Kabir, Governor, and Dr Md. Akhtaruzzaman, Economic Advisor, Bangladesh Bank. 

Bangladesh Bank Library is a corporate member of British Council Library, and a corner is going to be set-up at Bangladesh Bank Library so that it is employee can get British Council Library services within their premises.

International Archives Day observed By North South University
Tanveer, NSU, 14 June 2018

North South University and Bangladesh Archive and Record Management Society arranged a rally and seminar which was held on Sunday, June 10, 2018, to observe the International Archive Day 2018. The Honorable Vice-Chancellor Professor Atiqul Islam was the chief guest and Professor Abdur Rob Khan, Dean, School of Humanities and Social Science was the special guest of the program.

Archives- Governance, Memories and Heritage is the theme of this year's observance. Mr Jalal Ahmed, Additional Secretary, to the Government of the People's Republic of Bangladesh and Executive Project Director, SEIP, presented the keynote paper on Archives and Governance.  Mr Sarwar  Morshed, CEO of SElevenIT Ltd talked on Digital Archiving. University Librarian Dr Zahid Hossain Shoeb also attended the program as the guest of honour.

Deans, Directors, Faculty members and officers of North South University were present at the seminar. Professor Sharif Uddin Ahmed Ahmed, Chair of the Department of History and Philosophy, NSU and former Director General of National Library and Archive Directory, presided over the proceedings.

ITEC fellowship 2018

Two Bangladeshi library professionals have been nominated for the fellowship training of ITEC program
A. K. M. Nurul Alam (Apu)
Deputy Director
Bangladesh Bank Library
Muhammad Muslim Uddin
National Library of Bangladesh
TLT Report
ITEC fellowship 2018: Two Bangladeshi library professionals have been nominated for the fellowship training of ITEC program.

Mr A. K. M. Nurul Alam (Apu), Deputy Director, Bangladesh Bank (Library) and Muhammad Muslim Uddin, Bibliographer, National Library of Bangladesh, Directorate of Archives and Libraries have been nominated for the fellowship training of Indian Technical and Economic Cooperation (ITEC) Program for 2018 by Ministry of External Affairs, Govt. of India. 

The eight weeks long Advanced Certificate on Modern Library Practices is going to be started from 20 June 2018 at National Institute of Technical Teachers Training And Research (NITTTR), Taramani, Chennai. Earlier, both of the participants completed their BA (Hons.) and MA in Information Science and Library Management, University of Dhaka. Mr Alam also took part in a 3-day long training programme on RFID at 3M, Singapore.

The ITEC Programme, fully funded by the Government of India, has evolved and grown over the years. Under ITEC and its sister programme SCAAP (Special Commonwealth African Assistance Programme), 161 countries in Asia, Africa, East Europe, Latin America, the Caribbean as well as Pacific and Small Island countries are invited to share in the Indian developmental experience acquired over six decades of India's existence as a free nation. 
For Civilian Training Programme, around 12000 scholarships are being offered to ITEC/SCAAP partner countries to attend the various training courses in India. The training programme is demand-driven and subjects selected are of interest to developing countries for their working professionals. NITTTR Chennai is coordinating various programmes from the year 1982 and trained around 3000 international participants. The wide and diverse spectrum of skills and disciplines offered ranges from ICT to Sustainable development, and so on. An encouraging trend of senior-level participants from within and outside Government joining ITEC courses has been noticed which indicates the efficacy of the courses for capacity building, empowerment and upgrading of skills. At the specific request of partner countries, specialized courses on particular topics are also organised under the ITEC. For the past three years, NITTTR Chennai offers specialised programme to the Bangladesh participants.

Note that, Tanveer Ahsan, from North South University (NSU) and Babor Ali, from Noakhali Science & Technology University (NSTU), were nominated for the same fellowship in the previous year 2017.

Department of Public Libraries, Dhaka: what’s on?
Bangladeshi Library professionals participate in the official study tour to South Korea.
Bangladeshi Library professionals participated in the official study tour to South Korea from 10 June 2018 to 12 June 2018.

The tour was arranged under the project "Online Management and Development of Public Libraries" being implemented by the Department of Public Libraries, Dhaka.

The participants of this official study tour were Abdullah Harun Pasha, Director (Joint Secretary) department of Public Library, Dhaka; GM Rafiqul Islam, Deputy Secretary, Ministry of cultural affairs; Mohammad Kamal Hossain Talukder, Deputy Director, IMED; Harendranath Bose, Project Director, Department of Public Library, Dhaka; Mohammad Zillur Rahaman, Principal Librarian department of Public Library, Dhaka; Moh. Amanat Ali, Research Officer, SEID Division; Mejbah Uddin, Principal Librarian-cum-Deputy Director, Department of Public Libraries, Dhaka and Khandokar Asif Mahtab, Librarian, Department of Public Libraries, Dhaka.
This study tour took place in different libraries of South Korea and helps the professionals gain from the international experience, the latest technological developments and best practices thus enhancing their professional development.
The tour inspires and advances professional knowledge, understanding and practical industry experience of and insights into innovation and library service. The participants also develop their professional knowledge and skills by experiencing a different library environment and the tour gives them opportunities to develop a professional network on a global scale.
International News, Conferences and Awards 

OpenCon 2018 Application Form

The OpenCon 2018 has invited applications from students and early career professionals interested in advancing Open Access, Open Education and Open Data. The application includes the opportunity to apply for an invitation and full scholarship. Applications will close on Friday, 13 July 2018 (11:59 U.S. Pacific Time).

Diversity of Data: RDA in the international context

Event: Diversity of Data: RDA in the international context

Date: Thursday 23 August

Location: National Library of Malaysia, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia 


A privacy policy that’s easy to understand


Krumpholz and Gaire | The Conversation | 7 June 2018

Similar to Creative Commons licences under which creative content is given to others, we need Privacy Commons by which companies can inform users how they will use their data.

Super Conference 2019

The Ontario Library Association is Canada’s largest library organization and OLA’s Super Conference is Canada’s largest continuing education event in librarianship. Within the Super Conference event is the country’s largest library tradeshow. 

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