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

Welcome to BALID

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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BALID condoles for the victims of Savar Tragedy and opens charity fund

BALID EC and BIIM GB deeply expressed their solidarity with the victims of Savar Tragedy and observed one minute silence in a meeting held at CDL on 10 May 2013. A decision has been taken to open a charity fund to help the victims. All are requested to donate at the fund. Donation can be made through Account Payee Check, Pay Order or Cash. For details, please click here.

Announcement: Training on MARC 21

BALID Institute of Information Management (BIIM) is going to arrange a day-long training programme on MARC 21 on 29 June 2013. There are only 25 seats and will be allocated on the basis of first come, first serve. For application form and details, please visit our Current Training section under Training page. 

Training on EndNote held at icddr,b - 19 April 2013

BALID Institute of Information Management (BIIM) organized a day-long training on EndNote x6 at PC Lab of icddr,b on 19 April 2013. In the inaugural session Dr. Mirza Mohd Rezaul Islam, Chairman, BALID and BIIM welcome the participants and Mr. Shamsuddin Ahmed, BIIM Director presided over the session.

Dr. Md. Nazim Uddin, Senior Manager icddr,b and member GB & BIIM also spoke on the occasion. Resource persons of the training programme were Mr. Md. Shafiur Rahman, Dr Md. Nazim Uddin, Md. Harun-Or-Rashid Khandaker and Mr. Md. Al Mamun. There was Certificate Awarding Ceremony at the end of the training. Mr. Muhammad Hossam Haider Chowdhury, Librarian, IUB and former Chairman, BALID, BALID Chairman Dr. Mirza Mohd. Rezaul Islam distributed the certificates among the participants and resource persons.

Lecture on Bibliometrics held at ULAB Seminar Room - 27 April 2013

As a part of regular programme, BALID Institute of Information Management (BIIM), a sister concern of Bangladesh Association of Librarians, Information Scientists and Documentalists (BALID) organized a Lecture on Bibliometrics in collaboration with University of Liberal Arts Bangladesh (ULAB) on 27 April 2013 at ULAB Seminar Room. Around 60 professionals from different institutions took part in the programme.

BALID Presented a Concept Paper to Prime Minister’s Office for Formation of Knowledge Commission of Bangladesh

Bangladesh Association of Librarians, Information Scientists and Documentalists (BALID) has formally presented a concept paper at the Prime Minister’s Office for establishment of a Knowledge Commission of Bangladesh. The paper was prepared in response to a request from Access to Information (A2I) Project of Prime Minister’s Office.


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