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Tuesday, May 12 • 14:15 - 15:30
The future library BEGRÄNSADE

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Join this interactive discussion to learn about challenges and opportunities that are ahead of future libraries and librarians.

Moderators/مدير الجلسة
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Shaikha Al Mehairi

Head of Cultural Resources Centre, Abu Dhabi Tourism & Culture Authority
Shaikha Al Muhairi is a librarian and educator. She holds a BA in English language and literature and a Masters degree in Educational Leadership. She worked as a teacher for the Ministry of Education in Abu Dhabi for 11 years. Then she moved to Zayed University where she worked as a librarian and instructor for 7 years. She worked for a development agency where she was responsible for community development, adult education, higher education... Read More →

Speakers/المتحدث
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Dorothy Furber Byers

Head of Libraries, Khalifa University
Dr. Dorothy Byers heads the libraries at Khalifa University of Science, Technology and Research. Before 2009 she headed the Engineering Library at University of Cincinnati (Ohio) serving 3,000 engineering students. | Dorothy serves on the Executive Committee of eFADA, a UAE library consortium formed in 2012 under the auspices of Ankabut, and is active in the UAE Library Directors group. | She earned her PhD in Information Studies from Syracuse... Read More →
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David Hirsch

Librarian for ME & South Asian Studies, UCLA
David Hirsch served as the Librarian for Middle Eastern, Central Asian, South Asian and Islamic Studies at the University of California-Los Angeles (UCLA) since 1989. He holds the title of Distinguished Librarian and was named Librarian of the Year at UCLA in 2013.   Mr Hirsch received his MA in Middle Eastern Studies and a second MA in Library Science from the University of Chicago in 1990. He had previously obtained a BA in Oriental... Read More →
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Jane Hayes جين هايز

Senior School Librarian كبيرة أمناء مكتبة المدرسة, Raha International School مدرسة الراحة الدولية
Jane Hayes has been an educator for over three decades and is currently the Senior School Librarian at Raha International School here in Abu Dhabi. Prior to taking up her position here in the UAE three and a half years ago, Jane was a Senior Education Officer responsible for retraining teachers for the New South Wales Department of Education. Before this, Jane was a Teacher Librarian in Australia (and for a short time in the US) for over 20... Read More →


Tuesday May 12, 2015 14:15 - 15:30
Ibtikar ابتكار ADNEC Abu Dhabi, UAE