National Library Day celebrated at IUB
On the National Library Day 2022, the Independent University of Bangladesh (IUB) Library held a hybrid discussion session, award ceremony and book donation program last Thursday (6 February).
This year’s theme for National Library Day was “The digital library is the pledge of the country’s Golden Jubilee”.
Professor Md Abu Taher, a member of the Bangladesh University Grants Commission (UGC), attended the program as the chief guest, reads a press release.
IUB Vice-Chancellor Tanweer Hasan and Pro-Vice-Chancellor Professor Niaz Ahmed Khan attended the program as special guests.
Kazi Mostak Gausul Hoq, professor of information science and library management at the University of Dhaka, joined virtually.
Professor Md Abu Taher said that digital libraries are inevitable, but the essence of printed books cannot be ignored. Stressing the importance of libraries in building knowledge-based societies, he said it was important to build libraries at home as well as alongside academic institutions.
Hossam Haider Chowdhury, IUB Librarian, gave a brief overview of the day and the various resources and services of the IUB library. He also showed a short video.
This year, the IUB Library awarded the “Best User Awards 2022” in three categories: Students, Faculty Members and Community Library Members. Muaz Rahman Farazin, a student from IUB’s School of Engineering, Technology and Science won the award in the student category.
Dr. Kazi Mahmudur Rahman, Associate Professor and Head of Department of Social Sciences and Humanities, IUB, won the award in the faculty member category.
Manmay Zafar, Associate Professor in the Department of English at Jahangirnagar University, won the community library member award.
Later, the IUB library donated a good number of books to the SARP Foundation to establish the “SARP Public Library” at Sonatola in Bogra district. On behalf of the foundation, Nazim Ud Dowlah received the books, the statement added.
The program was jointly conducted by Md Hasan Saimum Wahab, Deputy Director and Head of the Sponsored Research Wing of the Pro-VC Office and Antora Anwar, Junior Assistant Librarian at IUB.
Mohammad Humayun Kabir, Assistant Librarian of IUB gave the formal vote of thanks.
The celebration ended with a group dance performed by IUB Dance Club.