Posted on behalf of Richard Sapon-White, ALA Internaional Relations Committee
Challenges and Successes: Library Education in the Near East and South Asia
Sunday, 6/27/2010, 1:30 - 3:30pm
Location: Washington Convention Center - 103b
Description: In spite of the realities of recent downturns in economies and international conflicts, library education in the Near East and South Asia has made enormous strides.  Our speakers will examine the establishment of LIS programs and professional education in Egypt; cultural considerations for western library educators working in the Arabian Gulf countries; and the state of library education in South Asia.  This program should appeal to those involved in library education or international development as well as those with an interest in the region or in international collaboration.
Speakers: Dr. Trishanjit Kaur, Reader & Head, Dept. of Library and Information Science, Punjabi University, India (to be read by Dr. Ismail Abdullahi, North Carolina Central University); Patricia A. Wand, Dean of Library and Learning Resources, Zayed University, United Arab Emirates; Dr. Maurice Mikhail, Professor, Faculty of Social Sciences, 6 October University, Egypt.