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Welcome to BALID

The mission of Bangladesh Association of Librarians, Information Scientists and Documentalist (BALID) is to modernize the library and information profession and to uphold the interest of the professionals in Bangladesh. It is the only full-fledged professional body in Bangladesh in the field of library and information management. The association was founded on 23 January 1986 with the initiative of a group of young library professionals. BALID believes that access to information; intellectual freedom and knowledge based society are the key components of development.

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Announcement: Training on DSpace

BALID Institute of Information Management (BIIM) a sister concern of Bangladesh Association of Librarians, Information Scientists and Documentalists (BALID) is going to arrange a 2day-long training programme on Popular Institunal Reposityry software DSpace during 1-2 May 2014. 
 
The seats are limited and will be allocated on the basis of first come, first serve. To know course details, please visit our BIIM Trainings page or click here. Please be noted that the training fee has been revised.

Lecture on 'RFID' and 'SLiMS' held at Southeast University - 12 April 2014

BALID Institute of Information Management (BIIM), a sister concern of Bangladesh Association of Librarians, Information Scientists and Documentalists organized a lecture as a part of its regular lecture series programme in collaboration with Southeast University, held at University Campus 2, House# 64, Road# 18, Block# B, Banani, Dhaka, on 12 April 2014. Professor Dr. Anwar Hossain, Vice Chancellor and Prof. Dr. Md. Humayun Kabir Chowdhury, Pro Vice Chancellor of Southeast University were present as Chief Guest & Special Guest respectively where Dr. Mirza Mohd Rezaul Islam, Chairman, BALID & BIIM presided over the programme.
 

Formation of New BALID Executive Committee 2014-2015

An Election of Executive Council (EC) of BALID for 2014-2015 was held on 17 March 2014 in Women’s Volunteer Association (WVA), 27 Dhanmondi, Dhaka. The Election has been conducted by Mr. Md. Mofizur Rahman, Executive Director, Community Development Library (CDL) and Mr. Md. Zohurul Qaiyum, Registrar, Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman Agricultural University (BSMRAU) as the Election Commissioner and Deputy Election Commissioner respectively. Five panels were proposed from the members present for different 17 posts of the Executive Council. Members for the Executive Council of 2014-2015 were selected on consensus from the 5 panels of candidates.
 
Elected EC Members (2014-2014) are as follows:
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