Qatar University Library (QUL) hosted on March 19 the Library Awareness Day 2017, aimed to raise student awareness on its various services and resources such as online e-resources and digital and print books and research journals.
Organized in collaboration with the Ministry of Culture and Sports, the event is part of QUL mission to nurture QU’s academic and research aspirations and to support the community’s educational and professional needs.
The event was attended by QU Vice President for Academic Affairs Dr Hassan Alfadala, QUL Director Dr Imad Bachir, Ministry of Culture and Sports Director of Publications and Press Department Mr Hamad Mohammed Al Zakiba, Qatari Writer Engineer Ibrahim bin Hashem Al Sada, Assistant Professor at QU College of Arts and Sciences Arabic Language Department Dr Noora Mohammed Faraj Al Khanji, and QUL Section Head of Public Services Ms Saeeda Abdul Karim Y Al-Sheerawi, as well as QU faculty, staff, and students.
The program agenda included a presentation on QUL services delivered by Assistant Reference Librarian Ms Dalal Al-Hajiri and Assistant Circulation Librarian Ms Shamsa Al-Sada, and discussion sessions with Dr Noora Mohammed Faraj Al Khanji and Engineer Ibrahim bin Hashem Al Sada, in which they highlighted the library’s role in their writing career and their publications. It also included the distribution of awards to the students with the highest borrowed items from the library.
On the sidelines of the event was an exhibition for database providers. It was an opportunity for students to get insight into the various e-services and academic resources offered by QUL. Commenting on the event, Ms Saeeda Abdul Karim Y Al-Sheerawi said: “The Library awareness day is an annual event run by the Library. This year, we are glad to have had this event in cooperation with the Department of Publishing and Publications at the Ministry of Culture and Sports. We look forward to more joint cultural activities that assist in enhancing the students’ knowledge about Qatari authors and literature.”