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Fwd: [IFLA-L] Arab Federation for Libraries and Information (AFLI)'s Response to the announcement of hosting IFLA WLIC 2024 in Dubai

  • 1.  Fwd: [IFLA-L] Arab Federation for Libraries and Information (AFLI)'s Response to the announcement of hosting IFLA WLIC 2024 in Dubai

    Posted Jul 02, 2023 09:35 AM


    Jim Neal
    University Librarian Emeritus 
    Columbia University
    ALA President 2017-18
    ALA Honorary Member
    http://www.columbia.edu/~jneal




    Begin forwarded message:

    From: "Adrian Smith [LIB]" <a.smith@leeds.ac.uk>
    Date: July 2, 2023 at 10:01:31 AM EDT
    To: ifla-l@iflalists.org, ifla-mena@iflalists.org
    Subject: Re: [IFLA-L] Arab Federation for Libraries and Information (AFLI)'s Response to the announcement of hosting IFLA WLIC 2024 in Dubai
    Reply-To: "Adrian Smith [LIB]" <a.smith@leeds.ac.uk>

    
    The SCONUL Statement can be read here:



    Adrian Smith
    Leeds UK


    From: ifla-l-request@iflalists.org <ifla-l-request@iflalists.org> on behalf of Heba Ismail <bobohh13@gmail.com>
    Sent: Saturday, July 1, 2023 04:09 PM
    To: ifla-l@iflalists.org <ifla-l@iflalists.org>; ifla-mena@iflalists.org <ifla-mena@iflalists.org>
    Cc: Nabhan Alharrasi <nabhan55@gmail.com>
    Subject: [IFLA-L] Arab Federation for Libraries and Information (AFLI)'s Response to the announcement of hosting IFLA WLIC 2024 in Dubai
     

     

    The Arab Federation for Libraries and Information supports IFLA's Decision 

    to host WLIC 2024 in Dubai

     

     

    The Arab Federation for Libraries and Information (AFLI) is the largest regional professional body representing the interests of library and information sectors and librarians in the Arab World.

     

    AFLI is welcoming and supporting IFLA's decision to hold the conference in an Arab country and to select Dubai to host WLIC 2024. A great decision demonstrating how IFLA is keen and taking into consideration the diversity and inclusion in selecting the host cities all over the globe for holding WLIC.

     

    The MENA region has always been deprived of hosting WLIC; it will be a remarkable and distinguished opportunity for Arab librarians, professionals, information workers....etc. to attend IFLA WLIC in Dubai.

     

    DUBAI is an international city that forging a reputation as a leading cultural hub, keeping its heritage alive through the artwork, history displayed at several museums and exhibitions. There are so many libraries worth visiting in Dubai; one of the world's most spectacular new libraries is "Mohammed Bin Rashid Library". Dubai also hosts many international events like the World Economic Forum, EXPO. In the near future, it will host COP 28.

     

    Finally, the wise decision of IFLA emphasizes what is mentioned in its mission and vision to create a strong and united global library field powering literate, informed and participatory societies.

     

    Regards,

    Dr. Nabhan Al-Harasi

    Arab Federation for Libraries and Information President


    Dr. Heba Mohamed Ismail

    Vice-president of AFLI


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    Heba Mohamed Ismail, Ph.D.

    Arab Federation for Libraries and Information (AFLI) Vice President

    IFLA MENA RDC Member 2021 - 2023

    IFLA CPDWL SC Member 2019 - 2023

    IFLA CPDWL SC Secretary 2019-2021

    Director of INELI-MENA program

    Director of 2030 Arab Librarians

    Libraries Technical Manager
    Egypt's Society for Culture & Development
    (Formerly Integrated Care Society)
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