Bangladesh Institute for Information Literacy and Sustainable Development (BIILSD)

Dr. Dilara Begum

Dr. Dilara Begum is the Associate Professor and Chairperson in the Department of Information Studies and Library Management at East West University. She has completed her B.A. (Hons.) and M.A. from University of Dhaka and Ph.D. from Punjabi University, India. Her research interest includes information management, digital library, information literacy, open access and others. She is currently acting as the information coordinator in Asia and Oceania Section and Standing Committee Member in Management and Marketing Section at International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions (IFLA). She is also acting as General Secretary, DLNetSA. Beside these, she also played significant and diversified role such as: Country Coordinator of Information Literacy Consortium sponsored by UNESCO, Standing Committee Member of ECIL in 2013 to till now, elected Senior Vice President and Women Affairs Secretary of Library Association of Bangladesh (LAB) from 2009-2014. She was also the President (Acting) of Library Association of Bangladesh (LAB) in 2011. She has more than Forty (40) national and international publications. She is considered one of the pioneer of Digital Library building in Bangladesh and as well as an international expert on the mentioned field. She has been awarded with the prestigious award, “Prof. Indira Parikh 50 Women in Education Leaders” on 05th July 2018 in Mumbai at the World Education Congress recognizing her contribution in education.