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April 2, 2016

QNL April Events Foster Role of Libraries in Community Development

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Qatar National Library (QNL) will organize a number of informative events in April, which aim to emphasize the importance of libraries in community development.
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Focusing on the vital role public and metropolitan libraries play in communities, the MetLib 2016 Qatar conference will be held from April 23 to 28 at the Qatar National Convention Centre (QNCC). Leading experts and librarians will discuss the growth and development of metropolitan libraries in Qatar and beyond during the conference.

QNL will also participate in the 22nd Annual Conference and Exhibition of Special Libraries Association/Arabian Gulf Chapter (SLA-AGC) taking place from April 19 to 21 in Kuwait. The conference will explore ‘Future Challenges of Library and Information Profession’, and industry experts from around the world will speak on the current and future challenges libraries in the region face, and how development will ensue alongside digital progress.
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QNL’s popular research workshop, ‘Conducting Research’, aimed at helping undergraduate students improve their research skills, will be held on 3 April at the HBKU Student Center. This session will cover ‘Citation Essentials’ and ‘Writing Research Papers’.

In addition to the numerous events focusing on the development of library systems, this month’s book discussion will feature a novel entitled, ‘Telepathy’, written by Sudanese author Amir Tag Elsir.
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The author explores the striking relationship between a writer’s reality and imagination. The narrative, set in Khartoum, highlights the two sides of the Sudanese capital; the bustling city and the neglected, poverty-stricken metropolitan. Mr. Elsir will attend the discussion, which will be conducted in English on 13 April in the TV Lounge at the HBKU Student Center.
 
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