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NU, TLT joint seminar on research

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A view of a seminar on "Collaboration and Knowledge Sharing: Enriching LIS Education, Research and Professions in Bangladesh" jointly organized by the National University and The Librarian Times at Govt. Teacher Training College Auditorium in the capita

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National University and The Librarian Times jointly organized a seminar on "Collaboration and Knowledge Sharing: Enriching LIS Education, Research and Professions in Bangladesh" held recently at Govt. Teacher Training Colleges Auditorium in the capital.
The event was divided into two different sections. The first session presentation titled "Library and Information Science Education: The USA Perspective" conducted by Dr Hasan Zamir, Lecturer, School of Information Studies, Dominican University, USA.
This session covered LIS education system, research, library services, professional affiliation, and library and information job perspective in the USA. It presentation particularly focused on the admission process in LIS schools, requirements and funding opportunities for the students who want to go USA for higher studies.
The audiences were able to ask questions to the presenter on various topics about the LIS sectors.
The second session was conducted by Dr Anwarul Islam, Associate Professor, Department of Information Science and Library Management, University of Dhaka. His presentation titled "Potential South Asia (SA) Chapter in ASIS&T: Hope for LIS Communities in Bangladesh."
The presenter discussed on how ASIS&T is playing a significant role for career development, edits, publishes, and disseminates publications concerning research and development, networking opportunities through prominent professors, helping to facilitate for possible collaboration and to find research supervisors.
The audiences were able to ask questions to the presenter on various topics to know what is the benefit of being a member of ASIS&T, how to make network with the world famous researchers, recruiting process in university, Chapters role, Special Interest Group (SIG), how to get awards, possible funding for attending conferences and others.
One of the aims of the event was to have a meeting point of the LIS academics, professionals, researchers and students where everyone had the opportunity to get to know about Dr Zamir's work in the USA and inspire some networking and socializing with other professionals from different organizations.
The border aim was to share knowledge among the fellow library professionals in Bangladesh.
The session was chaired by Professor Dr Nasiruddin Mitul, Dean, National University Bangladesh. Professor Kaniz Sayeda Bente Sabah, Principal, Govt. Teachers Training College, Dhaka delivered her inaugural speech at the event while Mamtaj Sahanara, Vice-Principal Govt. Teachers Training College, Dhaka attended the event as the special guest. Dr Dilara Begum, Associate Professor and Chairperson Department of Information Studies and Library Management &Librarian (Acting) East West University attended in the session as an expert.
The two- hours presentation including questions answers and expert opinions about the session made the event successful.

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