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Welcome Message from the President

On behalf of the SLA-AGC, I would like to be the first to welcome you to the 21st Annual Conference & Exhibition “The Internet and Positive Change for Librarians and Information Professionals: Creating Real Future Impact.”, that is going to be hold at Fairmont Bab Bahr Hotel, Abu Dubai, UAE. Between 17-19 March, 2015.

This is a great annual opportunity to grow your professional knowledge and skills, and to bring together librarians, researchers and professionals from all around the world that gets you in touch with colleagues who share your specific interests and concerns and provides a venue for collaboration.

The program will include pre-conference workshop and plenary sessions that give you direct access to the experts in the field from beyond our professional circles and deliver the latest ideas and techniques in the world of libraries and you will feel comfortable asking questions. The presentations will be in Arabic and in English delivered by speakers from all around the world.

The SLA-AGC conference has been organized many times in the United Arab Emirate. The previous ones were held in 1995, 1997, 2000, 2005, 2010 and the last one took place in 2013. And all of these conferences were met with great success and enjoyed by the distinguished researchers and practitioners in the specialty of libraries and information.

We would like to express our sincere gratitude and to thank the National Library that has put too much effort in organizing this conference and to the SLA-AGC Board for their generous support and advice in planning and arranging for this conference.

We are looking forward to seeing you on March for our 21st Annual conference, exhibition and workshop.

Best Regards,

Asma Al-Buainain
SLA-Arabian Gulf Chapter

2015 Conference Partners & Sponsors