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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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Appeal for Donation to BALID

Bangladesh Association of Librarians, Information Scientists and Documentalists (BALID), is a government registered nonprofit professional and membership association. BALID has been pioneered by a number of bright young library professionals with a view to working towards professional development and empowerment. As a collective voice and power of qualified librarians BALID officially started on January 23, 1986. Since then the Association has been organizing events like discussions, lectures, seminars and training programs to help enhance expertise on dynamic issues, meet diverse professional needs and excel in advance technologies.

BALID has been also in the continuous process of advocacy, consultancy, policy making, bargaining and negotiating with public and private sector associates, national, regional and international agencies for dynamic working conditions and environment.

AGM 2014 and Election of Executive Council for 2014-15

The 20th Annual General Meeting (AGM-2014) and Election of Executive Council (2014-2015) of BALID will be held on 17 March 2014. BALID Members are requested to take part in the programme through registration. The registration fee is only Tk. 200/- only. This is mentionable that, no one can take part at the programme without registration.
Date & Time: 17 March 2014, 10.00am.
Registration Deadline: 15 March 2014. (Extended Deadline)

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.

BALID Handovers of a Check of TK.36000/ to Meril Prothom Alo Savar Shohayota Tohbil

A Check of token amount of Tk. 36000/ (Thirty six thousand) donated by members of BALID was handed over by Dr. Mirza Mohd Rezaul Islam, Chairman,BALID & BIIM  to Mr. Anisul Haque, Associate  Editor, Prothom Alo on 21 September 2013 in a homely ambience at Prothom Alo office, Karwan Bazar, Dhaka for Meril-Prothom Alo Savar Shohayota Tohbil
Dr.Md. Nazim Uddin, Senior Manager, icddr,b, Mr. Shamsuddin Ahmed, Director, BIIM, Ms Hazera Rahman, Deputy Librarian, South East University, AKM Mozammel Haq Retd. Principal Librarian, BCSIR and Ms Aziza Ahmed,  Coordinator,Prothom Alo Trust were also present on this occasion.
Mr. Anisul Haque appreciated the BALID’s attitude and efforts to stand by to the cause of humanity and sufferings of the people.

Mailing List

The BALID mailing list stimulates discussion among its members. It facilitates resource sharing, communication, research, and community building.  The intention is to maximize the effectiveness of e-mail-based information dissemination to the entire community. Every message sent to the list is distributed to all the members. Replies to individual messages are also distributed to all the members just like the initial post. Thus, members can discuss in an organized, fast and convenient way. The mailing list is a “closed list”, only subscribers can post to the list. This prevents unwanted posting of spam messages to the list.

BALID members can subscribe the mailing list. Please mention full name, designation, organization name and BALID membership number in the subscription request.
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Video: 29 years activities of BALID