Oman, Health Information Symposium & Workshop

Health Information Under Microscope: Challenges & Solutions

We are pleased to invite you on behalf of the Sultan Qaboos University (College of Arts & Social Science and Medical library), Royal Hospital Medical library, Oman Medical Specialty board and Special Libraries Association (Arabian Gulf Chapter) to attend a symposium to be held in Muscat, Sultanate of Oman during the period 13-14th February, 2013 titled “Health information Under Microscope: Challenges & Solutions”. The symposium is structured in a practical focus as it provide rich training program to insure that attendees will gain required skills for their professional life. The symposium composed of four main parts:

  1. Group discussion of key issues in the field of medical information through papers presentations.
  2. Workshops.
  3. Tutorials.
  4. Training the trainer.

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Kuwait, Managing Digital Assets Workshop (closed)

November 23, 2011

Our societies and institutions are in dire need for better handling of their documents, archives, records, and other information resources considered vital for the contemporary societies. Admittedly digital solutions are enhancing our capacities for creation, publishing, selecting, organizing and managing digital assets. These technologies become relevant if the issues of selection, management, and organization of digital assets are addressed by those managers who are equipped with the right competencies. This workshop is designed to address this vital need.

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Oman, Healthcare Professional Workshop (closed)

"Bridging the gap between healthcare Professionals and Knowledge: The unspoken medical librarian role” (closed)

November 19,2011

January 18-19, 2012

The symposium is a two-day event. It is expected to gather around 150 delegates comprising of international and local exhibitors, librarians, physicians, hospital directors, medical students, nurses and other supporting staff. This event is demonstrate opportunities for affiliated healthcare professionals along with medical and health information to share ideas, hear from experts and see the latest products and a chance to socialize. Symposium sessions run in three parallel themes each parallel session consist of four presentations (by Healthcare professional, Information professional, Publisher).

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The 20th Annual Conference & Exhibition of the SLA - AGC in Qatar

The SLA-AGC 20th Annual Conference
Enhancing in Digital Knowledge Society’s Information Needs (Closed)

Doha, Qatar, March 25-27, 2014

The Special Libraries Association - Arabian Gulf Chapter (SLA-AGC) would like to invites you to the 20th Annual conference “Enhancing in Digital Knowledge Society’s Information Needs”, which will be held at Ritz Carlton Hotel , Doha, Qatar between 25-27 March , 2014.

We hope that this conference will be highly productive and prove to be a landmark in the identification and analysis of digital information needs. It will bring together librarians, researchers and educators from around the world who are engaged in the fields of knowledge acquisition, organization, and dissemination. The conference program will include a variety of topics related to the issues of digital information needs in today’s knowledge-based economy. There will be presentations by speakers from Arab countries and overseas. Papers will be presented in the form of plenary sessions, symposia and posters. The Papers have been carefully selected by the Paper Review Committee.

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The 21st Annual Conference & Exhibition of the SLA - AGC in Abu Dhabi - UAE

Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, March 17-19, 2019

The SLA-AGC 21st Annual Conference
The Internet and the Positive Change to Librarians and Information Professionals: Creating Real Future Impact

The Special Libraries Association - Arabian Gulf Chapter (SLA-AGC) would like to invites all of you to attend the 21st Annual Conference & Exhibition “The Internet and Positive Change for Librarians and Information Professionals: Creating Real Future Impact.”, that is going to be hold at Fairmont Bab Bahr Hotel, Abu Dubai, UAE. Between 17-19 March, 2015.

Librarians and Information professionals undertake the technological change and the Internet applications as by product. They are sympathized and intellectually oriented according to current information markets, if things change they are obliged to change too for survival. Their users are becoming new internet citizens preferring to communicate through their tiny computer that becomes their urgent part to possess and to use, that is the mobile power. Currently most companies are shifting toward developing and upgrading the mobile applications more than what they are really invest in computers and laptops. This is encouraged with the mass storage technology of cloud computing. Basically, information are not more than digital contents flying within the cloud technology all over the global, accessed by smart search engines to hunt the meaningful, relevant and most demanded information through smart mobile medium to their targeted users.

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Bahrain, The SLA-AGC 18th Annual Conference

The SLA-AGC 18th Annual Conference Current Trends In The Information Society Within The Arabic Environment (Closed)

Manama, March 12-14, 2012

In achieving the association vision as being the regional mirror of the Arabic information professionals. our conference in Bahrain will try bring the scientific research and professional experiences with regard the current developments in information institutions and organizations.

Thus, we invite to participate in this great opportunity to bring all the experiences in our gulf area into one place and share it with all professionals in the field. The SLA-AGC 2012 provides a highly interactive and professional platform for exchanging concepts, visions, progress, and we welcome all our researchers, academics, MLIS student and information professional to be part of our event, SLA-AGC is committed to both running a successful, productive and regionally significant conference.

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Health Information Overload: Challenges & Solutions

Special library Association/Arabian Gulf Chapter (SLA/AGC) with Oman Medical Specialty Board and Royal Hospital are honored to invite you Welcome to the fourth Medical Information Symposium.

Health Information Overload: Challenges & Solutions

Royal Hospital, Muscat from 15-16th October 2014
Wednesday & Thursday

The main aim of the symposium is to develop an essential roadmap, strategies and initiatives. In addition, realizing an environment for health & information professionals to cooperate and collaborate and to come up with plans for implementing health information into health settings. In addition, to improve healthcare quality with emphasis out the rule of health/medical information professional as a vibrant and sustainable profession and a tool along with the latest information technology in the region healthcare provision in the presence of healthcare leaders, decision makers, and information experts. It is an opportunity for affiliated professionals to share ideas, hear from experts and see the latest products and a chance to socialize.

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SLA AGC 19th Annual Conference in Abu Dhabi, UAE

The Special Libraries Association - Arabian Gulf Chapter (SLA-AGC) would like to inviting you to be part of the SLA-AGC 19th Annual Conference & Exhibition, which will be held at Fairmont Bab Al Bahr, Abu Dhabi, UAE, from 23-25 April 2013 under title of “ The Future of Professional: Break the no longer traditional profession and tune in to the future of digital professional environment”.

This year, the SLA-AGC is organizing the annual conference with the United Arab Emirates’ National Research and Education Network (Ankabut). Ankabut is one of the major research and key educational players in the UAE and their involvement provides added value experience for our chapter. For the last 18 years the SLA-AGC has been able to build good partnerships and relationships with different government, academic and professional organizations in the Gulf region. We believe that these partnerships play an important role in shaping the new generation of information professionals in the Gulf region.

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SLA/AGC Board Members Attending SLA Chicago 2012

Dear all

Four of SLA/AGC board members this year had the opportunity to visit the SLA Chicago 2012 Conference as following:

  1. Saleh A. Ebrahim (Webmaster)
  2. Dr. Majeda Gareeb (Board Member)
  3. Affra Al Shamisy (Professional Development)
  4. Dr. Saif Al Jabri (Past President)

It has been a great experience this year to explore more about what SLA has to offer. The INFO & EXPO were more than great in providing new and variety of tools and services that are beneficial for different groups. On other hand, the sessions were rich and diverse, coming from different backgrounds and specialities, each one of us had the opportunity to attend at least 3 sessions, which were valuable, helpful, and useful in many ways.

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Workshops 2012 – 2013

The Special Library Association – Arabian Gulf Chapter is intended to provide two valuable workshops in Abu Dhabi, UAE and Muscat, Oman..

1. Contemporary Topics In Licensing & Consortia

Information about the workshop in Abu Dhabi, UAE can be found here which will take place from 8-10 Dec 2012.

For participation click here

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Call for Paper - 19th Annual Conference

On behalf of the SLA-AGC, We would like to invite you to participate in the SLA-AGC 19th conference which will be held in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. for more information please be advice to download the following documents...

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