Dr. Md. Zillur Rahman, Librarian in Chittagong Independent University (CIU), Bangladesh. He also served for Independent University, Bangladesh (IUB) for 12 years. He received his PhD and M.Phil in the Faculty of Art from University of Dhaka, Bangladesh and BA (Hons) and MA in Information Science & Library Management (ISLM) from the same university. He also received Master of Business Administration (MBA) in Human Resources Management (HRM) from Independent University, Bangladesh (IUB). A book of Dr. Rahman has published from Germany in 2012 and a good number of articles have published in national and internationally reputed journals. His research interests are Library Modernization, Use of ICT in Libraries, Knowledge Management, Library Human Resources Management, ETD, Information Literacy, Networking and Resource Sharing, Information Marketing, Library Special Services, Library Advocacy and Library Auditing, etc.
Doctor of Philosophy in Arts (PhD), University of Dhaka, 2014
Master of Business Administration, Independent University Bangladesh, 2009
Master of Philosophy in Information Science & Library Management, 2008
Diploma in Computer Science, Bangladesh Open University, 2001
Master of Arts (MA) in Library and Information Science, 2000
BA (Hons.) in Library and Information Science, University of Dhaka, 1998
Secondary Merit Scholarship (1989). Provided by the Ministry of Education, Government of Bangladesh
Higher Secondary Merit Scholarship (1994). Provided by Jessore Education Board, Under Ministry of Education, GoB
University of Dhaka Graduate Scholarship (1997). Provided by Arts Faculty of University of Dhaka
University of Dhaka M.Phil Merit Scholarship (2003-2004). Provided by Arts Faculty of University of Dhaka
Employment Scholarship of Independent University, Bangladesh (IUB). Provided by Independent University, Bangladesh
ETD-2015 Travel Scholarship at Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU), India. Provided by NDLTD
International Workshop on “Information Literacy” Sponsored by IFLA, Organized by IUB from June 22-26, 2009
Management Training Video show and workshop Organized by British Council on 04 July 2009, Title: The Fundamental of Motivation.
International Seminar on “Digital Library and Information Support for Nation-building” 31 December 09 at RC Majumder Arts Auditorium, University of Dhaka.
Seminar on Wikipedia and Chittagong: An Open Horizon, Organized by Independent University, Bangladesh Science and Engineering Club (iSec); Key Note Speaker: Mr. A.A. Munir Hasan, President Bangladesh Open Source Software Association and Secretary Bangladesh Mathematics Olympiad.
Workshop on Motivational Seminar on “Building Leadership Mindset for Achieving Success in Career & all Aspect of Life”; Key Speaker : Mr. Munir Hasan Khan, Master Trainer & Lead Consultant, USA, Organized by Chittagong Independent University on June 12, 2014 at CIU Auditorium.
Regional workshop on DSpace at Chittagong Veterinary and Animal Sciences University (CVASU) Sponsored by International Network for the Availability of Scientific Publications (INASP) from July 25-26, 2010
6 days long training program on “Integrated Library System: Koha” and “Greenstone Digital Library Software for Building Digital Library” from 19 to 24 May, 2011 at East West University
Day-long workshop on “How to conduct Andragogy Practicum” organized by Chittagong Independent University (CIU) on February 20, 2014 and “Train-the-Trainers (TTT) of Andragogy Practicum” on May 10, 2014
International Symposium on “Information Science Evolution and International Dimensions”, organized by Asian University for Women, Chittagong on 17 December 09.
18th International Symposium on Electronic Theses and Dissertations: Evolving Genre of ETDs for Knowledge Discovery, 04-06 November 2015, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi, India.
Strategic Planning and Management for Library Managers Organized by American Corner, Chittagong Session Title: Current trend in Library management: special reference to the US based Academic Libraries, 28 May 2009
Two Day-long Workshop on “Research Methods in Library and Information Studies” Organized by Center for Research, Extension and Continuing Education (CRECE), Chittagong Independent University, on 16 and 30 May 2014
Workshop on 'Digital Library Consortia in Bangladesh and Open Science' Organized by British Council Library, Chittagong, Bangladesh, on 21 November 2015. Co-Speaker Professor Dr. S. M. Zabed Ahmed, Librarian (in-charge) of Dhaka University
Book: Rahman, M. Z. (2012). Use of Information Technology in Libraries: A Study of Some Selected Private University Libraries in Bangladesh. Saarbrücken, Germany: Lambert Academic Publishing [ISBN: 978-3-659-19789-5]
Rahman, M. Z. (2008). Use of Information Technology in Libraries: A Study of Some Selected Private University Libraries in Bangladesh. Unpublished M. Phil Thesis, Department of Information Science and Library Management, University of Dhaka.
Rahman, M. Z. (2014). A Plan for Modernization of University Libraries in Bangladesh. Unpublished PhD Thesis, Department of Information Science and Library Management, University of Dhaka
Chowdhury, M.H.H., & Rahman, M. Z. (2009, December). Development of Libraries in Bangladesh. Golden Jubilee Celebration Souvenir of Dept. of Info. Sc. And Lib. Management., University of Dhaka, pp.33-36
Hossain, M. J. & Rahman, M. Z., (2010, January & April). Digital Library Professionals in 21st Century: Challenges and Competencies. Journal of Business Administration, 36 (1&2), January & April 2010. IBA, University of Dhaka, pp.67-83
Rahman, M. Z. (2011). Bangladesh Association of Librarians, Information Scientists and Documentalits (BALID): 25 years of expectation and achievement. [In Bengali]. Soronika and Proceedings, Silver Jubilee celebration 2011, BALID. pp. 47-48
Rahman, M. Z. (2011). Paradigm shift in LIS profession and new skills for librarians. Eastern Librarian, 22(1). Special Issue 'Vision 2021: Role of Libraries for Building Digital Bangladesh, pp.92-97
Rahman, M. Z. (2012). Digital libraries in the new millennium. Bangladesh Journal of Library and Information Science, 2(1), pp. 103-111. http://www.banglajol.info/inde x.php/BJLIS/article/view/12926/9292.DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.3329/bjlis.v2i1.12926
Rahman, M. Z. (2015). Current practices and emerging trends in preservation of electronic theses and dissertations (ETDs) in university libraries of Bangladesh. Evolving Genre of Electronic Theses and Dissertation for Knowledge Discovery, Proceedings of ETD 2015 India, 18th International Symposium on Electronic Thesis and Dissertations, 04-06 November, 2015.pp. 329-340
Rahman, M. Z. (2016). Minimum standards for School Libraries to Enhance Quality Education: Bangladesh Perspectives. Special Issues on “e-Resource Management: Challenges for Information Professionals in Changing Environments.”The Eastern Librarian, 24 (1), pp.23-34
Elected Councilor, Chittagong (2012-2014) Library Association of Bangladesh (LAB)
Life Member of Library Association of Bangladesh (LAB), Shahabagh, Dhaka. Membership Number- LM 1819
Life Member of Bangladesh Association of Librarians, Information Scientists and Documentalists (BALID). Life Member No. LM-487
Life Member of Library Association of Bangladesh, Chittagong (LABC). Membership Number – LM – 03
Secretary General, Library Association of Bangladesh, Chittagong (LABC)