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Welcome Message from the President

The Special Libraries Association - Arabian Gulf Chapter (SLA-AGC) takes great pleasure in inviting you to be part of the SLA-AGC 20th Annual Conference & Exhibition, to be held at Ritz Carlton Hotel , Doha, Qatar between 25-27 March , 2014.

As usual , the SLA-AGC is organizing the annual conference with Qatar University, a longtime partner and prestigious academic institution. Qatar University is one of the major research and key educational players in state of Qatar, and our cooperation with them is an added value experience for our chapter. For the last nineteenth years the SLA-AGC has been able to build good partnerships and relationships with different government, academic and professional organizations in the Gulf region. This partnership help us to shape our future mission which focus on developing the knowledge and skills of information professionals in the Gulf region.

The SLA-AGC conference has been organized tow times in Qatar during the last 19 years, The first one was held in 2002 , and the 2nd one in 2008, and both of them organized in collaboration with Qatar University.

The aim of every SLA-AGC conference has been not only to provide a forum for discussion and learning, but also an opportunity for delegates to develop new professional relationships and get an updated with the best practices and trends in LIS profession, SLA-AGC annual meeting became an important part of the library's world meeting agenda for most of major STM publishers, and every year we try to develop our scientific program to meet the ongoing challenges and expectations of library and information professionals in the Gulf region.

The SLA-AGC 2014 will provide a highly interactive and professional platform for the sharing and the exchange of experience, ideas and future visions. We welcome the participation of library & information professionals, researchers in this field, and relevant organizations, to be our partners in this significant event.

I look forward to seeing you all in Doha, Qatar for our 20th annual conference, workshops, and exhibition.

With best regards,

Mohamed Mubarak
SLA-Arabian Gulf Chapter

2014 Conference Partners & Sponsors