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ADA University hosted the 1st International Library and Information Science Conference

ADA University hosted the 1st International Library and Information Science Conference with the theme of "Exploring Best Practices in Library and Information Science”.

The participants were welcomed by Rector of ADA University Hafiz Pashayev, Minister of Culture and Tourism Abulfaz Qarayev, Provost of ADA University Patrick Quinn, and Dean, Library and Information Services Martha A.Speirs. 

"In this world where information is becoming the basis for all economies it is important that people within all professions communicate and cooperate to overcome mutual challenges. 

This conference is groundbreaking in that we are bringing together a large segment of the local library community to discuss best international practices with their counterparts from international institutions in order to formulate new solutions for consistent challenges that we are experiencing,' said Ms. Spiers talking about the importune of the Conference. 

"This is a first step on the way to building a strong and growing information society in Azerbaijan and the region,” she added. In the framework of event UK Aberystwuth University’s Library services’ director, Ms.Julie Hart, Nazarbayev University Library’s General Manager Mr.Jim Agee,Tbilisi State University National Scientific library’s director Mr. Irakli Garibashvili also participated in the conference.

The conference continued two days and covered topics such as information service in modern libraries, directing education and research to right destination, digital sciences, and digitalising libraries.


Speakers of the conference

JulieHartnew.JPG   Ms. Julie Hart, Assistant Director, Library Services, Aberystwyth University, Wales, UK Measurements of Best Practice and Service Quality

Pathways to Information Leadership Overview 
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Mr. Jim Agee, Library General Manager, Nazarbayev University, Astana, Kazakhstan
Western Library Practise: A Few Ways to Build Connections with Library Users, and Why!
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​Mr. Irakli Garibashvili, Director of National Scientific Library, Tbilisi State University, Tbilisi, Georgia
Sharing Library Development Experiences in Georgia-Lessons Learned
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​Mr. Mushvig Imamverdiyev, Reference and Information Librarian, ADA University, Baku, Azerbaijan

Library contribution of an Information Literacy Program to the Education Process in ADA University
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Mr. Philip Purnell, Strategic Business Manager, Thomson Reuters IP and Science
Advancing Azerbaijan's Knowledge Based Economy through the Global Research Community
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Mr. Elnur Eyvazov, Lead Coordinator, Office of Disability Services, ADA University, Baku, Azerbaijan

Providing Access to Information for the Disabled
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Taking Libraries to the Web!


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Ms. Gunay Hasanova, Azerbaijan Public Youth Library









Mr. Tahir Sadigov, Azerbaijan Public Youth Library









Ms. Solmaz Osmanova, Azerbaijan Public Youth Library
AZLIB-First Azerbaijani Library Union Catalog
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Dr. Gregory Heyworth, University of Mississippi, USA


​Textual Science and the Future of the Past
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Ms. Tatyana Zayseva, Head of Library, Baku Higher Oil School Institutional Repositories Services in Azerbaijan: case       studies
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Ms. Latifa Mammadova, Head of Library Department, Ministry of Culture and Tourism, Azerbaijan Virtual Library of Azerbaijani Literature Sharing our treasures with the world
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Mr. Abdullah Al-Sayyad, Sales Specialist, ProQuest Workflow Solutions, Dubai, UAE ​  
Summon Web-Scale Discovery: Search Within and Beyond All Your Resources in One Interface and Boost the Usage of Your Collections 
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​Mr. Mehmet Haseki, General Manager, Mikro Bilgi Kayit, Turkey  Technology Generating Knowledge Sources; presentation on IEEE Digital Library
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​Mr. Ayhan Saracoglu, Account Manager, Elsevier B.V. Global trends in Research Landscape
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Dr. Anke Piepenbrink, School of Business, ADA University, Baku, Azerbaijan








Dr. Elkin Nurmammadov, 
School of Business, ADA University, Baku, Azerbaijan
Topics in the Research Literature of Transition Economies and Emerging Markets

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