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Bibliotheca Alexandrina in the 5th Edition of the SIBF–ALA Library Conference

04 Nov 2018

The Sharjah International Book Fair/American Library Association (ALA) Library Conference, in its 5th edition, will be held at the Expo Center in Sharjah, UAE, 6–8 November 2018, during the 37th Sharjah International Book Fair. The conference is an attraction to expertise from the librarianship community in the Arab region and all over the globe.

The Bibliotheca Alexandrina (BA), the Arabic Library Standards, represented in Ms. Rania Osman, Head of Libraries of the Future Section at Bibliotheca Alexandrina, is contributing to the Conference with a presentation entitled “RDA: New and Improved, and Arabic is coming soon!”. The presentation will come under Session D that will take place on Thursday, 8 November 2018,
10:30–11:30 am.

It is worth mentioning that the Conference’s first edition took place in 2013; a fruit of the collaboration between the Sharjah International Book Fair—now part of the Sharjah Book Authority—and the American Library Association. The Conference offers programs on a wide range of topics for librarians from academic, governmental, public and special libraries, offering them an ample opportunity to network with fellow librarians from across the region to share their latest trends, not to mention the Book Fair through which book industry leaders can develop robust relationships around the world.


For further details about the SIBF–ALA Conference and its detailed program, please visit: