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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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Training on Library Automation and Digitization Software 'SLiMS' and 'RFID' held at NSU during 24-26 April 2015

A Three Day-long Training program on Senayan Library Management System (SLiMS) and Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) organized by BALID Institute of Information Management (BIIM), Bangladesh Association of Librarians, Information Scientists and Documentalists (BALID) in collaboration with North South University (NSU) Library during 24-26 April 2015 was successfully accomplished.
A Certificate Award Ceremony of the training programme was held in the evening on the concluding day (Sunday 26 April 2015) at the Faculty Conference Hall of North South University.
H.E. Mr. Rashed Khan Menon, MP, Honorable Minister for Civil Aviation and Tourism was the Chief Guest and distributed the certificates among the participants.

National Seminar on Cross-talk of Digital Resources Management: step towards Digital Bangladesh

It is our pleasure to inform you that Bangladesh Association of Librarians, Information Scientists, and Documentalists (BALID) is going to organize a daylong seminar titled "National Seminar on Cross-talk of Digital Resources Management: step towards Digital Bangladesh" scheduled to take place on Saturday, 22 August 2015, in Dhaka, Bangladesh.

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Inauguration of BALID Membership Database - 24 January 2015

BALID has launched its full-fledged membership database on 24 January 2015. BALID is the pioneer in launching membership database in Bangladesh for library professionals. A four-member database team consists of BALID members, namely Mr. A. K. M. Nurul Alam (Apu), Mr. Ahasan Habib, Ms. Momena Khatun and Mr. Jakaria Rahman took the entire journey and completed the database successfully. During the inauguration ceremony, Mr. Ahasan Habib informed about the entire journey of the database team. He also described the challenges the team faced and how they handled those together. Mr. A. K. M. Nurul Alam (Apu) showed the database structure, demonstrated the process of searching and data updating process. In addition, he mentioned about the different ways of communication to reach each member and request for updated information.

Workshop on eXe Learning Software

For the first time in Bangladesh, library professional got hands on training on eXe (eLearning XHTML editor) learning software. The software helps the library professionals to design, develop and publish web-based learning modules without having proficiency in XML/HTML or complex web-publishing applications. The workshop participants found the software as an easy-to-use tool to create an eLearning environment, for example, creating interactive and attractive modules on Library instructions, Information literacy, E-resource discovery, Reference management, Plagiarism avoiding, Predatory journals, etc.
A total 29 participants from 20 organizations have participated in the workshop. BALID was overwhelmed with the number of responses from the prospective participants. BALID extended its capacity and allowed 29 participants, though at least 10 more participants have been regretted.

Reception to respected Ms. Akhter Jahan, Member of Parliament

BALID honoured Ms. Akhter Jahan, Member of Parliament with a reception on 24 January 2015.  Since she worked as a library professional for a long time, library professionals in Bangladesh feel proud of her. Due to urgent government responsibility she was unable to be present at the reception physically, but sent her message to the BALID chairman to convey her greetings and good wishes to all the BALID members. She expressed that BALID will continue her journey with great momentum for the development of the library professional of Bangladesh. Her daughter Ms. Nomita Akhtar Mukti, Librarian of Press Institute of Bangladesh received the reception crest from the Chief Guest and addressed the audience.


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