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জাতীয় গ্রন্থাগার দিবস ২০১৮ উদযাপনRole of Library Professionals in Creating Good Citizen and Combating TerrorismDiscussion Meeting on Community Library O Milon KendraTraining on Integrated Library Management System - Koha held at ULAB during 06-08 October 2016A day-long workshop on Communication Skills for 21st-century library professionals held on 29 April 2017 at EU

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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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Seminar on Library vs Internet - Celebration of National Library Day 2019

To celebrate “National Library Day” as declared by the Government of the People’s Republic of Bangladesh, BALID in collaboration with Centre on Integrated Rural Development for Asia and Pacific (CIRDAP) is  going to organize a Seminar on “Library vs Internet” on Saturday, 23 February 2019 at 2:30 pm at CIRDAP International Conference Centre (CICC) , Chameli House, 17 Topkhana Road, Dhaka.
 
Theme: Library vs Internet
 
Keynote Presenter: Dr. Md. Nazim Uddin, Senior Manager and Head, icddr,b Library
 

BALID Annual Picnic is going to be held on 1 March 2019

The Annual Picnic of Bangladesh Association of Librarians, Information Scientists and Documentalists (BALID) will be held on Friday, 1 March 2019 at "Mawwa Resort" at Munshiganj.
 
All professionals with family members are cordially invited to attend the Annual Picnic.
 
Picnic Details:
When : Friday, 1 March, 2019
Where : "Mawwa Resort" at Munshiganj
Contribution Fee: 2000/-
Last day for contribution: 26 February, 2019

Training on Library Management Software – Koha and RDA

Type: 
Training or Workshop
Status: 
Upcoming
Date: 
8 March 2019 (All day) to 10 March 2019 (All day)
A 3 day-long training programme on Library Management Software Koha and RDA organized by Bangladesh Association of Librarians, Information Scientists and Documentalists (BALID) is going to be held soon. The programme will be organized in collaboration with CIRDAP. The details of the programme is given below:

Training on Institutional Repository Software DSpace

Type: 
Training or Workshop
Status: 
Upcoming
Date: 
21 June 2019 (All day) to 23 June 2019 (All day)
Venue: CIRDAP
 
DSpace is the software of choice for academic, non-profit, and commercial organizations building open digital repositories.  It is free and easy to install "out of the box" and completely customizable to fit the needs of any organization. DSpace preserves and enables easy and open access to all types of digital content including text, images, moving images, mpegs and data sets.  And with an ever-growing community of developers, committed  to continuously expanding and improving the software, each DSpace installation benefits from the next.
 
Outline:
  • What is Institutional Repository/DSpace?
  • Features of DSpace
  • DSpace installation, configuration and customization
  • Creation of metadata (Dublin Core) and item submission
  • Administration of DSpace
  • Metadata (Dublin Core) edit in DSpace
  • Item visibility authorization in DSpace
  • E-people and E-person Management

A discussion programme on National Library Day followed by Iftar held on 02 June 2018

A discussion programme on National Library Day followed by Iftar held on 02 June 2018 at 5.30pm at Central Public Library, Shahbagh, Dhaka. Mr. A.S.M. Feroz, Chief Whip, Bangladesh Parliament was present as Chief guest on the occasion while Ms. Begum Akhtar Jahan MP, Member of the Parliamentary Standing Committee, Ministry of Finance was present as special guest. The programme started with a welcome speech by Mr. Md. Humayun Kabir, Secretary General of BALID. Dr. Md. Mostafizur Rahman, Head of the Dept. of Library Management & Information Science, Royal University of Dhaka presented a keynote paper on the occasion while Professor Dr. S.M. Zabed Ahmed, Librarian, Dhaka University discussed on the paper. BALID Chairman Dr. Mirza Mohd. Rezaul Islam chaired the session. Around 120 Library professionals took part on the discussion meeting. The programme ended with Iftar Mahfil.

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