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???Bahrain, October 5-6, 2016
Naseej Academy will organize its first workshop for senior leaders of national libraries in the GCC, titled “National Libraries in the GCC: Developing an Ambitious Yet Practical Vision for the Future”, on October 5-6, 2016, at ART Rotana Amwaj Islands, Bahrain.

The workshop will address various key themes, including – but not limited to – defining the role of the national library, both nationally and internationally. Top on the agenda also are the potential constraints to achieving senior librarians‏‏‎ ‎‏‏‎ ‎ ambitions. Special focus will be on opportunities and key issues for national libraries in the knowledge society. In addition, the workshop will elaborate on consortia, partnership and collaboration as new ways of? working and providing services.

Participants will have the chance of one-to-one meeting with the workshop‏‏‎ ‎‏‏‎ ‎s keynote speaker Mr. Martyn Wade – National Librarian and Chief Executive of the National Library of Scotland (2002–2014), and Chair of the Committee for Freedom of Access to Information and Freedom of Expression of the International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions (IFLA).
It is worth mentioning that Naseej Academy is a non-profit initiative that seeks to support and develop the leadership of the libraries, information and knowledge sector in the in the Arab world; by offering a comprehensive range of courses, workshops and continuing education programs in cooperation with local, regional and international agencies.

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