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Mailing Address : Rowshon Akter
    Assistant 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 01199069183
E-mail : rowshondui@yahoo.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.
ii. House Tutor, Ruqayyah Hall (Female Hall), University of Dhaka, Bangladesh since 16th August, 2008.
iii. Worked as Photographic Officer at Reprographic Division of Bangladesh National Scientific and Technical Documentation Centre (BANSDOC) from 4th May 2005 to 4th December, 2005.
iv. Worked as library intern for three months at United Nations Information Centre (UNIC) from 1st February to 1st May 2005.
v. 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.
vi. Ranger Guider, Ruqayyah Hall Girl Guide Unit, University of Dhaka, Bangladesh since 2010.
vii. 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 and Muhammad Mezbah-ul-Islam. “Preservation of Archives: A Case Study of Bangladesh National Archives”. PLANNER 2008: p. 188-196.
ii. Mezbah-ul-Islam, Muhammad and Rowshon Akter and Mohammad Sawad bin Shahid. “Problems and Prospects of College Library personnel in Bangladesh: an Analytical Study”. International CALIBER 2008: p. 76-93.
iii. 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.
iv. 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.

List of Articles to be published

i. Gausul Hoq, Kazi Mostak and Rowshon Akter. “Knowledge Management in Universities: Role of Knowledge Workers”. Bangladesh Journal of Library and Information Science 2011
ii. Akter, Rowshon and Muhammad Mezbah-ul-Islam and Mohammad Sawad Bin Shahid. “An Assessment of the Collection and Services of Some Bank Libraries in Bangladesh"

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