Profile of Rowshon Akter

... Name Rowshon Akter
Designation Associate Professor
Last Degree M.A. (DU)
   
i. Lecturer at the Department of Information Science and Library Management, University of Dhaka, Bangladesh since 6th December 2005 to 13 January 2012.
ii. Assistant Professor at the Department of Information Science and Library Management, University of Dhaka, Bangladesh since 14 January 2012 to 25 January 2018.
iii. House Tutor, Ruqayyah Hall (Female Hall), University of Dhaka, Bangladesh since 16th August, 2008.
iv. Worked as Photographic Officer at Reprographic Division of Bangladesh National Scientific and Technical Documentation Centre (BANSDOC) from 4th May 2005 to 4th December, 2005.
v. Worked as library intern for three months at United Nations Information Centre (UNIC) from 1st February to 1st May 2005.
vi. Worked as Student Advisor at the Department of Information Science and Library Management, University of Dhaka, Bangladesh from 6th December, 2005 to 15th August, 2008.
vii. Ranger Guider, Ruqayyah Hall Girl Guide Unit, University of Dhaka, Bangladesh since 2010.
viii. Convener, Indoor Games and Inter Hall Volleyball, Handball, Swimming etc. Competitions, Ruqayyah Hall, University of Dhaka, Bangladesh since 2010.
i. Akter, Rowshon (2017). “Strengthening non-government public libraries in Bangladesh to support lifelong learning”. . Bangladesh Education Journal, vol. 16 (2).
ii. Akter, Rowshon. and Sawad bin Shahid, Mohammad and Mezbah-ul-Islam, Muhammad. “An Assessment of Manpower, Document Collection and Services of Bank Libraries in Bangladesh.”. Kelpro Bulletin 2016: p. 1-17.
iii. Anwarul Islam, Md. and Akter, Rowshon. “Institutional Repositories and Open Access Initiatives in Bangladesh: A New Paradigm of Scholarly Communication.”. LIBER Quaterly 2013: p. 3-24.
iv. Shuva, Nafiz Zaman and Akter, Rowshon. “Status of Non-Government Public Libraries in Bangladesh”.. The Eastern Librarian, 2012: p. 91-103.
v. Akter, Rowshon and Akter, Mansura. (2017). “Strategic marketing orientation in public university libraries of Bangladesh: current practices and future guidelines”. . Eastern Librarian. Forthcoming Issue.
vi. Akter, Rowshon and Mezbah-ul-Islam, Muhammad. “Television as a Medium of Information for Rural Development in Bangladesh: A Case Study of Dinajpur District.” . 10th Convention PLANNER 2016: p. 359-368.
vii. Akter, Rowshon and Begum, Bilkis. “Open Access Initiatives of the National Archives of Bangladesh (NAB).” . 10th Convention PLANNER 2016: p. 100-108.
viii. Shuva, Nafiz Zaman and Rowshon Akter. “Bridging Digital Divide through Public, School and College Libraries: A Case Study Of Bangladesh”. Bangladesh Association of Young Researchers 2011: p. 49-77.
ix. Shuva, Nafiz Zaman and Rowshon Akter. “Internet Usage among the Undergraduate Students of Faculty of Arts of University of Dhaka, Bangladesh”. Pearl: A Journal of Library and Information Science 2011: p. 12-28.
x. Gausul Hoq, Kazi Mostak and Akter, Rowshon. “Knowledge Management in Universities: Role of Knowledge Workers”. Dhaka University Studies 2011: p. 92-102.
xi. Akter, Rowshon and Muhammad Mezbah-ul-Islam. “Preservation of Archives: A Case Study of Bangladesh National Archives.”. PLANNER 2008: p. 188-196.
xii. Mezbah-ul-Islam, Muhammad and Akter, Rowshon and Sawad bin Shahid, Mohammad. “Problems and Prospects of College Library personnel in Bangladesh: an Analytical Study”. International CALIBER 2008: p. 76-93.
i. New Technologies and Current Trends in Information Systems
ii. Information Sources and Services
iii. Bibliography, Indexing and Abstracting
iv. Public and Special Library Systems and Services
v. Applied Statistics
i. Dhaka University Merit Scholarships (2001 and 2002)
ii. President Gold Medalist (2003)
i. Public Library
ii. Information Source and Services
iii. Indexing and Abstracting
iv. ICT Application in Libraries
v. Archives
i. New Technologies and Current Trends in Information Systems
ii. Information Sources and Services
iii. Bibliography, Indexing and Abstracting
iv. Public and Special Library Systems and Services
v. Applied Statistics

Personal Details

Mailing Address : Rowshon Akter
    Associate Professor
    Department of Information Science and Library Management
    University of Dhaka
    Dhaka-1000, Bangladesh
Phone No. : 88 02 9661920-59 Ext. 6378 (Off.)
Cell Phone : +88 01534520607
E-mail : rowshondu@gmail.com
Web Address : http://univdhaka.academia.edu/rowshon

Teaching areas

i. New Technologies and Current Trends in Information Systems
ii. Information Sources and Services
iii. Bibliography, Indexing and Abstracting
iv. Public and Special Library Systems and Services
v. Applied Statistics

Research Interest

i. Public Library
ii. Information Source and Services
iii. Indexing and Abstracting
iv. ICT Application in Libraries
v. Archives

Position Occupied

i. Lecturer at the Department of Information Science and Library Management, University of Dhaka, Bangladesh since 6th December 2005 to 13 January 2012.
ii. Assistant Professor at the Department of Information Science and Library Management, University of Dhaka, Bangladesh since 14 January 2012 to 25 January 2018.
iii. House Tutor, Ruqayyah Hall (Female Hall), University of Dhaka, Bangladesh since 16th August, 2008.
iv. Worked as Photographic Officer at Reprographic Division of Bangladesh National Scientific and Technical Documentation Centre (BANSDOC) from 4th May 2005 to 4th December, 2005.
v. Worked as library intern for three months at United Nations Information Centre (UNIC) from 1st February to 1st May 2005.
vi. Worked as Student Advisor at the Department of Information Science and Library Management, University of Dhaka, Bangladesh from 6th December, 2005 to 15th August, 2008.
vii. Ranger Guider, Ruqayyah Hall Girl Guide Unit, University of Dhaka, Bangladesh since 2010.
viii. Convener, Indoor Games and Inter Hall Volleyball, Handball, Swimming etc. Competitions, Ruqayyah Hall, University of Dhaka, Bangladesh since 2010.

List of Publication

i. Akter, Rowshon (2017). “Strengthening non-government public libraries in Bangladesh to support lifelong learning”. . Bangladesh Education Journal, vol. 16 (2).
ii. Akter, Rowshon. and Sawad bin Shahid, Mohammad and Mezbah-ul-Islam, Muhammad. “An Assessment of Manpower, Document Collection and Services of Bank Libraries in Bangladesh.”. Kelpro Bulletin 2016: p. 1-17.
iii. Anwarul Islam, Md. and Akter, Rowshon. “Institutional Repositories and Open Access Initiatives in Bangladesh: A New Paradigm of Scholarly Communication.”. LIBER Quaterly 2013: p. 3-24.
iv. Shuva, Nafiz Zaman and Akter, Rowshon. “Status of Non-Government Public Libraries in Bangladesh”.. The Eastern Librarian, 2012: p. 91-103.
v. Akter, Rowshon and Akter, Mansura. (2017). “Strategic marketing orientation in public university libraries of Bangladesh: current practices and future guidelines”. . Eastern Librarian. Forthcoming Issue.
vi. Akter, Rowshon and Mezbah-ul-Islam, Muhammad. “Television as a Medium of Information for Rural Development in Bangladesh: A Case Study of Dinajpur District.” . 10th Convention PLANNER 2016: p. 359-368.
vii. Akter, Rowshon and Begum, Bilkis. “Open Access Initiatives of the National Archives of Bangladesh (NAB).” . 10th Convention PLANNER 2016: p. 100-108.
viii. Shuva, Nafiz Zaman and Rowshon Akter. “Bridging Digital Divide through Public, School and College Libraries: A Case Study Of Bangladesh”. Bangladesh Association of Young Researchers 2011: p. 49-77.
ix. Shuva, Nafiz Zaman and Rowshon Akter. “Internet Usage among the Undergraduate Students of Faculty of Arts of University of Dhaka, Bangladesh”. Pearl: A Journal of Library and Information Science 2011: p. 12-28.
x. Gausul Hoq, Kazi Mostak and Akter, Rowshon. “Knowledge Management in Universities: Role of Knowledge Workers”. Dhaka University Studies 2011: p. 92-102.
xi. Akter, Rowshon and Muhammad Mezbah-ul-Islam. “Preservation of Archives: A Case Study of Bangladesh National Archives.”. PLANNER 2008: p. 188-196.
xii. Mezbah-ul-Islam, Muhammad and Akter, Rowshon and Sawad bin Shahid, Mohammad. “Problems and Prospects of College Library personnel in Bangladesh: an Analytical Study”. International CALIBER 2008: p. 76-93.

Academic Background

i. M. A. (1st class 1st), Information Science & Library Management, 2002, University of Dhaka.
ii. B. A. (1st class 1st), Information Science & Library Management, 2001, University of Dhaka.

Awards/Grants received

i. Dhaka University Merit Scholarships (2001 and 2002)
ii. President Gold Medalist (2003)

Professional Membership

i. Life member of Library Association of Bangladesh (LAB)
ii. Life member of Bangladesh Association of Librarians, Information Scientists and Documentalists (BALID)

Key Skills

i. Web Design and Application Development using HTML, CSS, Java, Ajax and PHP
ii. SPSS and Applied Statistics, Research Methodology
iii. Greenstone Digital Software for Building Digital Library
iv. Content Management System using Joomla in windows environment