Ahasan, Dhaka, 25 November 2018
A day-long Training on Library Automation and Digitization Software SLiMS was held at East Delta University (EDU), Chittagong on 21 November 2018. SLiMS Country Coordinator (Bangladesh) Mr A.K.M. Nurul Alam (Apu) was the resource person on the programme. Mr Alam provided hands-on training on SLiMS installation and use to the participants. Sk. Md. Ali Abbas, Assistant Librarian, BAF Shaheen College was the Resource Person Associate on the training. 27 participants from different institutions including practising library professionals and students took part in the training.
Mr Nurul Islam Mahfuz, Senior Assistant Librarian, IIUC along with Mr Md. Amranul Haque, Assistant Librarian, CUET, Md. Monirul Islam, Librarian, Army Medical College Chittagong and Ms Tahmina Afrad Sharmi, Assistant Librarian, EDU organized the training programme.
After the training programme, a certificate awarding ceremony was held at the EDU Seminar Room. Professor Muhammad Sekandar Khan, Vice-Chancellor of EDU was the Chief Guest while Mr Md. Amranul Haque, Assistant Librarian, CUET presided over the programme. Mr Md. Anowar Hossain, Councillor, LAB Chittagong was the special guest on the ceremony.
Participants expressed their feelings and requested to arrange more programmes on SLiMS for a longer duration. The Chief Guest assured the professionals that EDU will always beside library professionals for their continuing professional development. Mr Alam as a resource person told that “This is is just a beginning to introduce the system in Chittagong and gradually we will go for an implementation phase.” SLiMS Bangladesh will provide necessary training and support for the development of the profession in the country.
Originally published at The Librarian Times.