The Practice of Inclusivity & Connectivity in MENA Public Libraries: Highlights on Lebanon, Jordan, Qatar and Iraq
Didn't attend WLIC 2022 or missed interesting sessions? This is your chance to get engaged!
This webinar is essentially a rerun of IFLA’s Middle East and North Africa Regional Division Committee Open Session at the World Library and Information Congress in Dublin, Ireland. However in this second version, there will more time for in-depth presentations, and for moderated Q&A after the presentations.
The session will present cases of libraries in the MENA region. These cases cover stories of public, national and university libraries in practicing inclusivity and engagement through the dealing with war refugees and local farmers in Jordan, Syria, and Lebanon. In addition to that, the session will reveal how libraries used social media to connect with patrons in Qatar and how Iraqis in Mosul rebuild their university library which put on fire and destroyed by ISIS.
Presentations and Speakers
1. Imad Bachir, Lebanese University / Lebanese Library Association, Lebanon
2. Karen Fisher, Zaatari Camp Libraries (Jordan) & University of Washington, United States
Zaatari Camp Libraries: Building Futures for refugees of the Syrian War
3. Randa Al Chidiac, Lebanese Library Association & USEK, Lebanon
Centre de lecture et d'animation culturel (CLAC) Amioun, Promoting Inclusivity and Engagement with Farmers from the Koura Region in North Lebanon
4. Abeer Al-Kuwari, Vice-Chair of IFLA’s Middle East and North Africa Regional Division Committee, Research and Learning Services, Qatar National Library, Qatar
Librarians Experience at Qatar National Library in Using Instagram to Engage with Users' During the Pandemic
5. Faeza Al Bayati, Iraqi Information Libraries and Documentation Specialist Association, Iraq
After it was devoured by ISIS fire: The Central Library of Al-Mosul University rises from the ashes in a distinctive suit
6. Q&A and Discussion
* The webinar is going to be recorded and uploaded on IFLA's YouTube Channel.