Library Association of Bangladesh

Library Association of Bangladesh is a Bangladeshi national organisation for libraries and librarian.[1]

Library Association of Bangladesh
Formation1956
HeadquartersDhaka, Bangladesh
Region served
Bangladesh
Official language
Bengali
Websitewww.lab.org.bd

History edit

Library Association of Bangladesh traces its origins to the Pakistan Granthagar Samiti (Pakistan Library Association)which was formed in July 1956. The first convenor of the association was the Professor of Geography at Dhaka University, Dr Nafis Ahmed. On 30 June 1957, the constitution of Pakistan Library Association was adapted. The first general meeting of the association was held at the United States Information Agency auditorium in Dhaka. The association created a certificate course for library sciences, the first in East Pakistan. The second to offer post-graduate degrees was the University of Dhaka.[2]

The Library Association of Pakistan was renamed to Library Association of Bangladesh in 1971 after the Independence of Bangladesh. In 1976, it became member of the International Federation of Library Association and Commonwealth Library Association. In 1989 it started publishing a journal called Upatta.[2]

References edit

  1. ^ "Akbor president, Anwarul secy general of Library Association of Bangladesh". The Daily Star. 2018-01-03. Retrieved 2018-11-25.
  2. ^ a b Rahman, Md Zillur. "Library Association of Bangladesh". Banglapedia. Asiatic Society of Bangladesh. Retrieved 25 November 2018.