Qatar National Library encourages more people to join with monthly events

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Doha, Qatar, 5 September 2016: Qatar National Library (QNL) resumes its monthly programs in September with an array of workshops and events aimed at developing students’ skills and encouraging a creative community. 

As part of these activities, QNL, a member of Qatar Foundation for Education, Science and Community Development (QF), is resuming its monthly book discussions after the summer break with the book ‘Living Correctly’ by Fahad Al-Bshara. With a simple language and style, the book charts a meaningful set of ideas, thoughts and stories that promote positivity, optimism, trust and closeness to Allah in the face of life’s difficulties.

In addition, QNL is organising a free, hands-on training sessions on the effective use of selected Health Online Resources that include: ProQuest Health Resources, Refworks, Emerald Insight, OVID medical database and SAGE. These health learning resource databases are available and accessible for all QNL users. 

Image: Training sessions on selected online resources.

Furthermore, with poster presentations being such a highly-used communication tool for students to display and discuss their research experience, QNL offers a free, hands-on training workshop on ‘Designing Research Posters’. This workshop focuses on how to design an effective research poster, and includes the poster design process, design elements, and the use of PowerPoint to help create student posters.

The library is also conducting a free workshop on ‘Writing Business E-Mails’ that aims to develop the overall practices of business emails communication. 

In addition, the library is also organising a Back to School program where children and their families can participate in many exciting activities such as storytelling, crafts and songs and where children will have the opportunity to create their own backpack using simple materials. 

To raise its international profile, QNL will participate in The International Council on Archives (ICA) Quadrennial Congress, in Seoul, South Korea. With the theme of ‘Archives, Harmony and Friendship’, the conference will include presentations on the topic of native peoples and their relationship both to their own records and archives and to the work of non-native communities in recordkeeping and archives management. The ICA brings together about 1,400 institutional members in 199 countries and territories.

This month also marked the return of the popular monthly ‘Research Skills Workshop’, which offers essential research skills for a wide range of disciplines and subject areas. The workshop covers four modules: ‘Research Tool Kit’, ‘Search Strategies and Techniques’, ‘Citing Resources’, and ‘Writing Research Papers’.

Academics and professionals also benefited from a hands-on training workshop on ‘Designing Effective Presentations’ which focused on creating presentations that make an impact, covering presentation design elements and processes using PowerPoint and Prezi.  

In line with QF’s mission to unlock human potential and create a progressive society, QNL aligns itself through these activities, with the objectives of the Qatar National Vision 2030 through spreading knowledge and cultivating creativity for future generations. 

To register for these events and to learn more about QNL, please visit: http://www.qnl.qa/news-events/all-news