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Doa Mahfil for Dr. Mirza Mohd. Rezaul Islam

Doa Mahfil for Late Dr. Mirza Mohd. Rezaul Islam, Ex-Chairman, BALID will be held on March 23, 2019 (Saturday) in CIRDAP International Conference Center at 4pm. The Mahfil will be organized by Bangladesh Association of Librarians Information Scientists and Documentalists (BALID).

Date: 23 March 2019, Saturday
Time: 04.00pm
Dr. Durga P. Paudyal Conference Hall, CIRDAP International Conference Center, Chameli House, 17 Topkhana Road,Dhaka

BALID Family members and library professionals are requested to join the Mahfil and prayer for Dr. Reza.

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
Summary: We live in the information age, where access to e-resources is very easy and friendly through Internet. If anyone needs quick information, they just go to Internet and just a few quick clicks, huge amount of e-resources will be appeared before the Internet users. For this reason, some of us might be thinking, "COOL. I don't have to go to the library. I can do all my research ONLINE." Do you think that Internet is your solution? No, Internet might be very helpful but it doesn’t give us appropriate solution. Hence, Internet could not be the substitute for the library. It's a tool best used in addition to traditional research sources. There are some confusions arise amongst us on Internet and Library. To give a clear and understandable perception on this issue, BALID is going to organize a Seminar on Connects – people to people, people to place, people to library, people to Internet, people to learning and finally, Library vs Internet.
BALID members, participants and professionals are kindly requested to complete the REGISTRATION form below. There is no fee for participating the seminar but registration is a must.

Registration deadline: 17 February 2019
For any query please e-mail to or call at 01917-140504

Online Registration Form:

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

Starting Point: Public Library Gate, Shahbagh, Time: 7.30am
BALID Picnic Committee 2019
Mr. AKM Mofizur Rahman, Convener
Mobile: 01731121315
Md. Humayun Kabir, Member
Deputy Librarian, Independent University, Bangladesh
Mobile: 01714350250

Mr. Sasanka Kumar Singha, Member
Joint Director
Bangladesh Bank Library
Phone: 01757933355

Md. Ahasan Habib, Member
Assistant Librarian
Islamic University of Technology
Gazipur, Dhaka, Bangladesh
Phone: 01715576991

Mr. Uttam Roy, Member
Phone: 01738316657
Muhammad Abdul Karim (Ripon)Member Secretary
Deputy Librarian (Acting)
Stamford University Bangladesh
Enroll your name for Picnic


Pleasure to inform BALID members that BALID has taken an initiative to build a BALID Tower. 32 members can take the opportunity to be a proud owner of a flat from the BALID Tower with a very reasonable price at the prime location of Dhaka city.

Considering the existing housing facilities in Dhaka City, participants can ensure such a suitable and secured investment for family and future generation.
To book your flat, please download the prescribed form given below and send the filled-up form back to with a cc to

Downloads: Microsoft Office document icon Form PDF icon Details

Due to insufficient participants, the project is now under review.

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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