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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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21st General Meeting and New EC Members of BALID

A General Meeting and Election of the Executive Committee for 2016-2017 of Bangladesh Association of Librarians, Information Scientists and Documentalists (BALID) was held on 01 May 2016 at the Auditorium of Ahsania Mission, Dhanmondi, Dhaka. The AGM was presided over by Dr. Mirza Mohd. Rezaul Islam, the Chairman, BALID and BIIM.

BALID AGM and Election of Executive Council for 2016-2017

Annual General Meeting (AGM) and Election/Formation of the Executive Council of BALID for 2016-2017 will be held on 01 May 2016 at 10 am. BALID members are kindly requested to participate in the AGM 2016 and your active cooperation is sought to constitute the Executive Council of BALID for 2016-2017.
Venue: Conference Room, Ahsania Mission, House-19, Road-12 (new), (near Bangabondhu Museum, Road-32), Dhanmondi, Dhaka-1209.
i) Presentation of Annual Report by Secretary General/BALID. Discussion and Approval
ii) Presentation of Financial & Audit Report of 2014-2015 & Announcement of Budget of 2016-2017 by Finance Secretary. Discussion and Approval
iii) Constitution Revision and Amendment
iv) Miscellaneous

Training on Plagiarism and Reference Management Software Zotero held at NSU Library - 19 December 2015

A day long Training on Plagiarism and Reference Management Software Zotero was held at E-resources Access Centre, North South University (NSU) Library, Bashundhara, Dhaka.  on Saturday, December 19, 2015.
North South University in collaboration with Bangladesh Association of Librarians, Information Scientists and Documentalists (BALID) was organized this training. Total 40 teachers, researchers and librarians of various government, autonomous and private institutions in the country were participated in this training program.
Dr. Md. Mostafizur Rahman, University Librarian of North South University taught plagiarism checking software Turnitin and Minhajuddin Ahmed discussed on plagiarism while Md. Mukhlesur Rahman of Independence University, A K M Nurul Alam, Assistant Director of Bangladesh Bank and Kazi Farhad Noman of Southeast University taught Zotero and Mendely reference software. 

Training on 'Plagiarism' and 'Reference Management Software Zotero'

Training or Workshop
19 December 2015 - 12:00am to 11:45pm
Plagiarism means taking the words and thoughts of others and using them as if they were your own, without crediting the author or citing the source either it is willful or unintentional. Whether you meant it or not, you can be found guilty of plagiarism. On the otherhand, Zotero and Mendely are free reference/citation management software which allows you to collect and store references and insert them as citation and bibliography in word processing application like MS Word or LibreOffice.

Venue: E-resource Access Center, North South University Library, Bashundhara, Baridhara. Dhaka.

Course Fee:

Tk. 1,500.00 – for BALID member
Tk. 2,000.00 – for Non-member (Individual/Personal Capacity)
Tk. 3,000.00 – for Institutional Participation

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Congratulation for Participation in the National Seminar organized by BALID

Dear Participants,
We are pleased to acknowledge your participation and cooperation in the National Seminar organized by Bangladesh Association of Librarians, Information Scientists and Documentalists (BALID) in collaboration with Centre on Integrated Rural Development for Asia and the Pacific (CIRDAP), held on 22 August 2015. Your active support has reflected the shared aims and objectives to accomplish the seminar programs successful.
The Seminar has projected current trends in Digital Resource Management (DRM) perspective. Despite providing the best effort and no stone unturned, there could have been a few numbers of factors which really did not fit with your expectation. Nevertheless if you have any concern /queries regarding digital resource management, please feel free to contact us and we will get back to you with best solution. A feedback form has been attached herewith for your convenience (also available here).


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