• 20th Annual Conference & Exhibition of the Special Libraries Association/Arabian Gulf Chapter
  • Enhancing the Digital Knowledge Society's Information Needs
  • Doha, Qatar from 25-27 March 2014
  • Impact of job Markets: Changing nature of job descriptions and requirements in the digital age
  • Impact of Users: Information seeking behavior of Arabic-speaking digital and conventional users and consumer of digital content in Arab World
  • Impact of Web 2.0 and 3.0: Beyond maintenance of existing services, libraries are increasingly concerned with reaching out to new user groups
  • Impact of Open Access: Effects of removing price and permission barriers to facilitate access to collections
  • Digital Information Literacy in Academic Libraries
  • The iCloud and Mobile Technologies as enhancers of information services
. "نود ان نلفت انتباه الاخوة المشاركين في المؤتمر العشرين انه سوف يتم وقف التسجيل الالكتروني للمؤتمر في تاريخ ١٠ مارس ولن يتم استلام اي طلب الكتروني بعد هذا التاريخ ، حيث سيتم استقبال طلبات التسجيل المباشر يومي ٢٤ و ٢٥ مارس في قاعة الوسيل فوير بفندق الريتز كارلتون" . “Kind Attention: Online Registration for Conference Delegates and Exhibitor Delegates will close on 10th March, 2014. After this date, only Onsite registration of Conference Delegates will be accepted. 18th March 2014 is the last date to submit the Exhibitors delegate registration forms”
. "تاشيرات حضور الموتمر : الاخوة والاخوات ، نظرا لقرب انعقاد المؤتمر العشرين لجمعية ، نود انت نلفت عنايتكم انه تم وقف جميع الطلبات الخاصة بالتاشيرات لحضور الموتمر العشرين للجمعية في العاصمة القطرية الدوحة من ٢٥ الى ٢٧ ، وذلك حسب الاتفاق المبرم مع جامعة قطر والذي ينص على وقف اصدار جميع التاشيرات بتاريخ ٢٦ فبراير ٢٠١٤. . شاكرين لكم تعاونكم. . " . “VISA for the conference : Dear SLA delegate & exhibitors, please be inform that SLA stop receiving any application for VISA to attend the 20th annual conference in Doha, due close of the event and an agreement with QU management to stop issuing any VISA request after 26 of Feb 2014, thanks for your help and cooperation.”


Dear SLA-AGC delegate

we would like to inform you that the conference hotel ( Ritz Carlton Doha ) is fully booked during the period of the conference 24-27 March 2014 due to high occupancy during our event , we advice you to book in another hotel from the list of recommended additional hotels in the following link :


Thanks and look forward to see you in Doha.

conference organizing committee

Welcome to 20th Annual Conference & Exhibition of the SLA - AGC

On behalf of the Special Libraries Association (Arabian Gulf Chapter), it is our honor and pleasure to invite you to the 20th Annual conference “Enhancing in Digital Knowledge Society’s Information Needs” in Doha, Qatar from 25th - 27th 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.

We hope that you will enjoy every moment of the conference and have many opportunities to interact with one another and share and exchange creative ideas with your colleagues. We are looking forward to welcome you to our beloved country Qatar. The Organizing Committee has been working tirelessly to make the conference a grand success. We would like to give our sincere thanks and gratitude to Qatar University for their generous support and excellent arrangements, and to our dedicated staff, colleagues and conference members for their help, support, and advice in planning and arranging this conference.

Best wishes,
Asma Al-Buainain
Chair, local Organizing Committee for SLA-AGC Conference 2014

Conference Transportation

Greeting from 2014 SLA-AGC organizing committee,  if you are a conference delegate and not staying in conference hotel ( Ritz Carlton Doha ) SLA will provide a daily transportation buses between Renaissance city center Hotel and Ritz, please check the following bus schedule.



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