29 February 2012

An IFLA first: BSLA workshop in Saudia Arabia delivered by videoconference


Following the first regional train-the-trainers workshop for Arab-Speaking countries in March 2011, a number of cascade activities have taken place. Two highlights of these activities are:

Building Strong Library Associations presentation at the AFLI Annual Conference, Khartoum Sudan, December 2011.

The presentation, delivered by Dina Youssef from the IFLA-CASL (Centre for Arabic Speaking Libraries) based at the Bibliotheca Alexandrina in Egypt, introduced conference participants from across the region to the BSLA programme.

Workshop by videoconference for librarians in Saudi Arabia, February 27-28 2012.

Following the presentation in Khartoum, Dina Youssef was invited to give a workshop for 10 librarians, hosted by the Om El Qora University Library in Saudi Arabia. The workshop was delivered from the Bibliotheca Alexandrina in Egypt, to librarians in Saudi Arabia. This was the first time that videoconferencing has been used to deliver an IFLA workshop. This technology was used as it provided an affordable, interactive experience both for trainers and participants.

More information about the Building Strong Library Associations programme is available on the IFLA website.


LDP (Library Development Programme), Associations, Saudi Arabia, Egypt, Building Strong Library Associations

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