Dilara Begum

Dr. Dilara Begum

Associate Professor & Chairperson

Department of Information Studies

East West University, Dhaka, Bangladesh

Email: dilara@ewubd.edu

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Ph.D. in Information Literacy
(Punjabi University, India)
MA in Library and Information Science
(University of Dhaka)
BA (Hon’s) in Library and Information Science
(University of Dhaka)

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Publications (Book Chapters, Journal Articles)

  1. Elahi, M. H., Islam, M. S. & Begum, D. (2018). Perception on the use of mobile phones in retrieving information from academic libraries: A developing country perspective. International Journal of Knowledge Content Development and Technology, 8(1), 37-50. DOI: https://doi.org/10.5865/IJKCT.2018.8.1.037
  2. Elahi, M. H. & Begum, D. (2017). Open trends in Bangladesh for providing information services: Opportunities and challenges. Journal of Knowledge and Communication Management, 7(2), 97-115. DOI: 10.5958/2277-7946.2017.00009.2
  3. Begum, D. (2016). Dynamics of information literacy initiatives in Bangladesh: A study. ISST Journal of Advances In Librarianship, 7(1), 1-6.
  4. Begum, D. (2016). Digital library network: Usage and users in the South Asia. In V. Malhan, T. Kaur, & N. Kaur (Eds.), Transformation of LIS Education, Libraries and Information Services for Knowledge Society (pp. 99-114). New Delhi, India: Ess Ess Publications. [ISBN: 978-81-7000-803-3]
  5. Ahmed, M. U., Begum, D. & Haq, N. (2016). Plagiarism: ‘To do or not to do’ is the real question!. In V. Malhan, T. Kaur, & N. Kaur (Eds.), Transformation of LIS Education, Libraries and Information Services for Knowledge Society (pp. 458-465). New Delhi, India: Ess Ess Publications. [ISBN: 978-81-7000-803-3]
  6. Begum, D. (2016). With the scholar on cloud nine. In V. Malhan, T. Kaur, & N. Kaur (Eds.), Transformation of LIS Education, Libraries and Information Services for Knowledge Society (pp. 691-693). New Delhi, India: Ess Ess Publications. [ISBN: 978-81-7000-803-3]
  7. Begum, D., & Yesmin, S. (2015). Marketing trends of library and information services and products in university libraries: A case study of East West University, Bangladesh. Academic Discourse 4(2), 92-102.
  8. Begum, D. (2015). Media and information literacy: A case study of East West university. In Singh, A. Grizzle, S. J. Yee & S. H. Culver (Eds.), Media and Information Literacy and Intercultural Dialogue (MILID) Yearbook: Media and Information Literacy for the Sustainable Development Goals (pp. 197-206). Gothenburg, Sweden: The International Clearinghouse on Children, Youth and Media, Nordicom, University of Gothenburg. [ISBN: 978-91-87957-13-0]
  9. Begum, D. and Rose, J. (2015). Digital library network of South Asia. Information Technology in Developing Countries: A newsletter of the International Federation for Information Processing Working Group 9.4 and Centre for Electronic Governance, 25(2), 12-18 [India]
  10. Begum, D. (2013). List of selected literacy resources available in the Bangla language. In F. W. Horton (Ed.), Overview of Information Resources Worldwide (pp. 47-49). Paris, UNESCO. [ISBN: 978-92-3-001131-4] (Contributed as Country Coordinator, Bangladesh.)
  11. Singh, J. and Begum, D. (2012). Education information literacy and lifelong learning: three pillars of national building in the emerging knowledge society.  Bangladesh Journal of Library and Information Science, 2(1), 48-56.
  12. Islam, M.N. & Begum, D. (2010). The internet in context: A substitute or a support to traditional library resources. In S. Kataria, J. P. Anbu K & S. Ram (Eds.), Emerging Technologies and changing dimensions of libraries and information services (pp. 757-761).  New Delhi, India: KBD Publication. [ISBN: 978-81-907999-1-1]


Other Publications

  1. Begum, D. (2009). Abstract and Abstracting (in Bangla). Training manual on National Academy for Educational Management (NAEM), Dhaka, Bangladesh.
  2. Ahmed, M. U. and Begum, D. (2002). Ranganathan: a wonder of the library and information world (In Bangla). Joti,Dhaka, Bangladesh.
  3. Ahmed, M. U. and Begum, D. (1998). Reading: the other side of the equation (In Bangla). Joti, Institute for Library and Information Management (ILIM), Dhaka, Bangladesh.
  4. Begum, D. (1998). For an AIDS information system. The Daily Star, 1st December, p. 16.

Research Report

  1. Begum, D. (2012). Preliminary results from the international media and information literacy survey (IMILS) of the habits and practices of the university students when undertaking research assignments. UNESCO. (available at http://www.albertkb.nl/mediapool/60/608240/data/IMILS_Final_Report_Rev.pdf) (Contributed as a country Coordinator).

Poster Publication

  1. Begum, D., Hasan, M.N., Rahman, S. & Islam, A. (2015). Information needs and seeking behavior of the nurses at Rajshahi Medical College Hospital, Bangladesh: An exploratory study from a different theoretical lens. In: Proceedings of The Third European Conference on Information Literacy (ECIL), October 19-22, 2015, Abstracts, Estonia: Tallinn University, Information Sciences. [ISBN: 978-9949-29-241-7]

Conferences and Seminars


  1. Ashikuzzaman, A. Hasan, M.N., Hossain, U., Ali, E. & Begum, D. (2018). Avoid plagiarism, promote higher education: Does the situation demand for the social marketing approach at Rajshahi University? [Abstract] In: the 10th International Conference on Education and New Learning Technologies’ proceeding, 2-4 July, Palma Convention Centre, Palma de Mallorca (Spain). DOI:10.21125/edulearn.2018.1392 [Abstract]
  2. Begum, D. (2018). Girlhood to womanhood: Awareness of menstrual literacy. In the third World Literacy Summit, 25-28 March 2018, Sheldonian, Oxford University, United Kingdom.
  3. Begum, D. (2018). Building sustainable digital libraries in Bangladesh: Look in the role of East West University Library. In: The International Seminar on Digital Humanities and Societies in the contemporary world, 18-19 January, Kolkata, India. [Abstract]
  4. Begum, D., Hossain, T., Elahi, M. H. and Parvin, S. (2018). Public engagement in nation development through open data platform: Bangladesh government initiatives. In International Seminar on Digital Humanities and Digital Societies in the Contemporary World. Calcutta: Department of Library and Information Science, p.30. [Abstract]
  5. Begum, D. (2017). Incorporating Social Media into Library Services: Present Scenario at East West University Library. Paper presented at the 20th National Convention on Knowledge, Library and Information Networking (NACLIN 2017) under the theme “A Digital Universe of Infinite Possibilities for Libraries.”, 28-30 November, New Delhi, India.
  6. Begum, D., Parvin, S. & Hasan, M. N. (2017). Assessing and evaluating the effectiveness of information literacy program: A study on the newly registered students at East West University (EWU). In D. Halilagić& R. Knežević (Eds.), Proceedings International Scientific Conference “Western Balkan Information Literacy”; Generation Z: Fake News and Information Literacy, the New Horizon. Paper presented at Western Balkan Information Literacy Conference 06-09 June (pp. 103-115). Bihac, Bosnia and Herzegovina: Limerick Institute of Technology.
  7. Hasan, M. N., Begum, D., Islam, M. A. & Akter, S. (2017). Access to information as a tool for empowering adolescent girls in Bangladesh: A rural perspective. In S. Husain & P. M. N. Ali (Eds.), Proceedings of Libraries and Institutional Repositories: Recent Trends. International Conference on Knowledge Generation, Discovery and Networking, Aligarh Muslim University, 15-16 February 2017 (pp. 218-219). New Delhi: Shree Publishers & Distributors.
  8. Begum, D., Hasan, M. N. & Rashid, M. O. (2016). Digital library network of South Asia: A special focus on Free and Open Source Software (FOSS) movement. In S. Ganguli, P K Bhattacharya, P. Roy, P. Shukla & N. Deepa (Eds.), International Conference on Digital Libraries Smart Future; Knowledge Trends that will Change the World; Vol.1. Paper presented at International Conference on Digital Libraries (ICDL), 13-16 December (pp. 161-169), New Delhi, India: TERI.
  9. Begum, D., Hoq, K.M.G., Hasan, M.N. & Mamun-Or-Rashid, M. (2015). Library sponsored knowledge sharing programs in private universities of Bangladesh: A case study of female student’s perception. Paper presented at Women, Information and Libraries SIG satellite meeting of IFLA, 11-12 August, University of South Africa (UNISA) Library, Pretoria, South Africa.
  10. Begum, D. (2015). Digital libraries in South Asian countries-The role of DLNetSA. (2015, October). In: South Asian Libraries Conference (SALC 2015), Lahore University of Management Sciences, 12-13 October, DHA, Lahore, Pakistan, (Online presentation through Skype)
  11. Begum, D. (2013). Digital library network in South Asia – A model for regional cooperation. In: Proceedings International Conference on Digital Libraries (ICDL), 27-29 November, New Delhi, India, [ISBN: 978-81-7993-554-5]
  12. Begum, D. (2013). Information literacy initiative at East West University library. In: European Conference on Information Literacy (ECIL) Abstracts, Ankara: Hacettepe University Department of Information Management. [ISBN: 978-975-491-359-0]
  13. Hoq, K. M. G., Hasan, N., Akanda, A K M E. A. and Begum, D. (2013). Use of departmental seminar libraries as institutional repositories: A survey on selected public universities in Bangladesh. In: Proceedings 21st International BOBCATSS Conference, 23-25 January, Ankara, Turkey. [ISBN: 978-975-491-361-3]
  14. Begum, D. (2012). Developing digital libraries with open source software in Bangladesh. In: Seminar on Emerging frontiers in digital libraries: perspectives, empowerment and advocacy, 13-14 March, University of Kashmir, Srinagar, India.
  15. Begum, D. (2012). Promoting media and information literacy: A case study of Bangladesh public sector. In Proceedings International Conference on Media and Information Literacy (MIL) for Knowledge Societiesin Moscow, Russian Federation, 24-28 June 2012. Russia: Russian IFAP Committee & UNESCO.  (available at http://www.unesco.org/new/fileadmin/MULTIMEDIA/HQ/CI/CI/pdf/In_Focus/Begum_text.pdf)
  16. Begum, D. & Hasan, N. (2011). Information management in the digital era: A study of selected websites and digital librarians. In: Proceedings of 7th International Conference of the University Librarians Associations: Contribution of the Academic Librarians towards a knowledge society, 16-17 August, Colombo, Sri Lanka.
  17. Begum, D., Rashid, M. O. & Rahman, M. M. (2011). Developing digital library with greenstone digital library software: A case study of East West University. In: Proceedings of the International Conference on the Convergence of Libraries, Archives and Museums (ICLAM), 15-17 February, National Institute of Fashion Technology (NIFT), New Delhi, India.
  18. Singh, J. & Begum, D. (2011). Awareness and application of health information literacy at Punjabi University, Patiala and East West University, Dhaka: A study students’ perceptions and preferences. In: Proceedings of World Library and Information Congress: 6th IFLA General Conference and Assembly, 10-15 August, Gothenburg, Sweden.
  19. Begum, D. (2010). Education, information literacy and lifelong learning: Critical success factors. In: National Seminar on E-Literati: Information Literacy and the Role of College Libraries in Sustaining Lifelong Learning Skills, 28- 29 January, Mehdipatnam, Hyderabad, India.
  20. Begum, D. & Kaur, N. (2010). Teaching information literacy for lifelong learning. In: Envisioning Employable LIS Courses in Developing Countries for the Emerging Knowledge Society; Papers of the XXVI National Conference, Indian Association of Teacher of Library and Information Science (IATLIS), 17-19 November, Punjabi University, Patiala, India. [Abstract]
  21. Begum, D. (2010). East West University library: A model of automated information services. In: Globalizing academic libraries: Vision 2020: Proceedings of International conference on Academic Libraries, 05-08 October, Mittal Publications, New Delhi, India. [ISBN: 81-8324-339-8] (available at http://crl.du.ac.in/ical09/papers/index_files/ical-119_213_454_2_RV.pdf)
  22. Salhuddin, G. & Begum, D. (2010). Ensuring accountability through information literacy of public sector administration: The case of Bangladesh public sector. In: Proceedings of 5th International Conference on Interdisciplinary Social Sciences, 02- 05 August, Cambridge University, UK. (Available at http://ifapcom.ru/files/News/Images/2012/mil/Begum_text.pdf)
  23. Singh, J & Begum, D. (2009). Balancing the relics and harbingers of LIS courses for the emerging job market. In: Envisioning Employable LIS Courses in Developing Countries for the Emerging Knowledge Society; Papers of the XXVI National Conference, Indian Association of Teacher of Library and Information Science (IATLIS), 25-27 November, Punjabi University, Patiala, India.



  1. Begum, D., Hasan, M. N. & Aziz, M. T. (2017). Possibilities and potential areas of joint collaboration between CHWs and HIPs for promoting health information literacy (HIL) in communities of Bangladesh: A study [Abstract]. In International Conference on Managing Changes for Better Public Service Delivery: South and South East Asian Experience, 5-6 November (pp. 23-25). Dhaka, Bangladesh: Bangladesh Public Administration Training Center (BPATC).
  2. Elahi, M. H.& Begum, D. (2017). Information literacy and digital literacy skills and competencies: A special reference to public-sector employees of Bangladesh [Abstract]. In International Conference on Managing Changes for Better Public Service Delivery: South and South East Asian Experience, 5-6 November (pp. 53-54). Dhaka, Bangladesh: Bangladesh Public Administration Training Center (BPATC).
  3. Begum, D., Rashid, M. O. & Mahamud, R. (2012). Greenstone Digital Library Software: A Case Study of Bangladesh. In: Proceedings of International Seminar on Digital Libraries for Digital Nation, Dhaka, Bangladesh, 125-138.

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