قسم المكتبات بالتطبيقي كرم الحمود وملا

   اقامت اللجنة الاجتماعية والثقافية بقسم علوم المكتبات والمعلومات بكلية التربية الاساسية التابع للهيئة العامة للتعليم التطبيقي والتدريب حفلها السنوي لتكريم عضوي هيئتي التدريس والتدريب المثاليين بالقسم العلمي وذلك ضمن أنشطة وفعاليات اللجنة الاجتماعية للعام الدراسي الحالي 2011/2012 وقد حضر التكريم اعضاء هيئتي التدريس والتدريب بالقسم.

            وبهذه المناسبة اكد رئيس قسم المكتبات الاستاذ الدكتور ياسر عبدالمعطي بان اختيار العضوين المثاليين يأتي ضمن معايير التي اعتمدتها اللجنة ومن اهمها النشر العلمي و المشاركة في فعاليات وتطوير القسم العلمي وقد حصل كل من د.نهلاء الحمود كعضو هيئة تدريس مثالي والأستاذ يعقوب ملا كعضو هيئة تدريب مثالي بقسم علوم المكتبات والمعلومات ،مضيفا بان هذا التكريم ما هو إلا داعم حافز للتشجيع بين اعضاء هيئتي التدريس والتدريب لرفع مستويات الأداء بما سيعود بالخير والفائدة على العمل الأكاديمي بعامة ومخرجاته من أبنائنا الخريجين بخاصة ،ليسهم الجميع بجهودهم في تنمية مؤسستنا الأكاديمية ورفعة بلدنا الحبيب الكويت.

    وبدوره باركت د. هنادي بوعركي عضو هيئة التدريس بالقسم للعضو وتمنت لهم التوفيق بحياتهم العلمية والعملية وأشارت بقديمها اقتراح وتعديل المعايير والشروط لاختيار من سيتم تكريمهم ،لتصبح تلك الفاعلية مناسبة سنوية تهدف الى تحفيز روح التنافس بين الاعضاء في عدد من المحاور من أبرزها البحث العلمي كما ان القسم سيحذو كحذو الأقسام الأخرى بالكلية ،ليكون التكريم علي مستوي الكلية والهيئة للأعضاء المثاليين.

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The SLA/AGC 17th Annual Conference Review 2011

Dear All

As being part of the Board Member of the SLA/AGC Association I would like to express my views of the conference that took place in Muscat, Oman between the 8-10th March 2011.

Oman The Wonderful Place

What a magnificent, scenic, and fascinating place to visit. A clean and quite country you will see, decent and well-bred people you will meet, and clear and tranquil weather you will enjoy. I have enjoyed visiting Oman for the first time in life. visiting different heritage places and enjoying the nature of Muscat were great experience I had. Also were blessed living in Al Bustan Palace hotel, which was centered in the middle of Al Qantab beautiful mountains.

Outside the Al Bustan Palace Hotel

Al Bustan Palace Hotel

Dramatic and stylish Hotel, that combines the past and the future in its design, although I hated the way it has been constructed. You will feel like in a MAZE, each elevators would left you to a different places.. I took 3 days to understand the trick 🙂 and then felt frustrated finding the right halls and sessions rooms all the way.. but overall it was challenging and a quite place that has a shopping center and around 3 different international restaurants. of course one of the beautiful things I loved about the hotel is its thrilling room view, where the palms, ocean, and mountains are surrounding you from everywhere.. come and have a look!!!

Thanxxx to the Iphone4 🙂

The SLA/AGC Conference

Well, the conference were great in many ways. unfortunately I couldn’t attend all the keynote speakers or sessions due to my different obligations within the conference.

First, I would like to present my grateful thankfulness to the organizing committee that have been working for months for the conference. Second, I would say “Thank you” for all the Omani people who were more than hospitable and warmhearted with all of us.

The conference had around 71 accepted papers presented in different sessions, I had the pleasure to meet some of our old friends such as Fadhel, Sakeena, and Lulwah, where she conducted a great paper about Information Seeking Behaviour, That reminded me of Mumtaz Class 2.5 years ago..

I had to evaluate two sessions, because we needed to choose “Best Paper” and award the participant at the end. The funny thing is that in the two sessions I attended, Fadhel and Sakeena were in one, and Lulwah were in the other 🙂 .

Unfortunately, I wanted to meet with our sister Wadha Al Ajmi but I couldn’t, because I was busy between the board members meeting, the student award committee and the exhibitions vendors meetings requests, which I hope that she has done very well in her session, because she really deserve it.

Of course meeting your old friends and colleagues makes you happy, but I think for some people this issue is kind of selective if you know what I mean.. it was annoying a little bit for me to see people who have used you before for their own benefits and today they completely forgetting you.. I would say to those people cheer up and take things easy because life is like a circle you never know what will happen.. (والله يبعدنا عن الحساد) 🙂

On the other hand, I was so blessed by the warm welcome and greetings from our friend such as Lulwah, Waheed from KISR and Mohammed bo Abbas from springer, as well as Ameen from Sage (BTW Mohammed he says HI to you) and other people from the region I really do appreciate their kindness and humbleness.

Enough talking and lets see some photos and videos..

SLA/AGC Board Meeting

 

Lulwah’s Presentation

 

Fadhel’s & Sakeen’s  Presentations

Stephen Abrams’s Speech

I have really enjoyed Mr. Abrams’s speech which inspired my in many ways. after his session ended, we had a great talk together about it and about our region professionals.

At the end I hope you have enjoyed reading the post, and I hope to see all of you in different events and occasions in the future..

If you have any questions related to the conferences or would like to ask for the papers, I will be delighted helping all of you Enshallah.

 

Sincerely

Saleh A. Ebrahim

Online Information, London 2010

In a previous post, our brother Mohammad has posted something about the trip that we were together attending the 2010 online information conference in UK. The conference was more than great in terms of tracks and sessions, seminars and workshops, and finally the exhibitions and the cafeteria that we didn’t have anything from it 🙂 . I was fully sponsored by the SAGE publisher the 4th biggest vendor in the information industry world to attend the conference. so thank you SAGE for your hospitality.

Yesterday I was again with two lovely teachers Dr. Samir and Dr. Taghreed. we had a great time talking about many things, one of them was the conference. so that Dr. Taghreed asked me to post something in the blog and if anyone interested in any information regarding the sessions I will be a big help. And Dr. Samir also was advising me what to write, so that I have legal content that no one would accuse Mohammed and shutdown his blog hehehe…

Anyway, the conference is the largest UK event dedicated to the information industry, providing an annual meeting place for more than 9,000 attendees from over 40 countries across the globe.  This unique free-to-attend event consists of an exhibition with more than 200 international exhibitors, an extensive educational show floor seminar programme, plus a range of exciting and stimulating show features.  Focusing on new technologies and key sectors,  the show covers 6 different subject areas: Content Resources, ePublishing Solutions, Library Management, Content Management, Search Solutions and Social Media.

Attending around 6 sessions from different tracks, was something great that added to my humble knowledge so many. accordingly, I wish to share with you any of the information that it would be beneficial to your area of interest. you may find all tracks and sessions in here or in PDF and you may email me for any inquiries in regard to those sessions and their papers.

Note: my email is sebrahim@auk.edu.kw and your comments are highly appreciated

Here are some pictures from the exhibition:

Truly

Saleh A. Ebrahim

P.Mumtaz Ali Anwar

I sent an email for our dear P.Mumtaz regarding our visit to London. It seems that i’ve sent the email message to the wrong email address. This was his responce:

Salaam,
I never opened this mail after I left Kuwait. I saw this address in my drawer today as I was searching for something else. I found several messages in my inbox.
I read the postings in your blog and was glad to see Saleh’s photo. I am glad that you are pursuing your ambition. I am sure you will succeed. You need to pay visit to Malaysia also. If you go there, see Prof. Zainab in the University of Malaya.
Please pass my good wishes to all of your friends and use  gomabk_98@yahoo.com for contacting me in future.
Best wishes again,
Mumtaz Anwar
Dear P.Mumtaz, Thank you for your kind words and i hope you visit us one day in Kuwait.

 

KM Lecture Review

This photo was taken during yesterday lecture about KM. The global hole was almost full which was surprising to me. Talal, Saleh, Aoun, Ahmad, Yousef, Yaser, and I were there with a majority of female students. Dr.Charleen was the presenter of the event and everything went well.

It was so refreshing and joy to be there after graduation. I really miss the academic environment. I felt like a student once more. But the most important was seeing the beloved faculty members like Dr.Samir, Dr.Taghreed, Dr.Laila, and Dr.Charleen. Smily faces with much hope to look up to. I also got an invitation from Dr.Samir that really made my day to be a speaker at one of his classes and make a presentation for class 506 about blogging and social networking. Dr.Taghreed also got us back on track the old gang of Internet Class and promised us that we would be going back to our Arab Country Internet Profiles Project soon.

But not get out of focus, we were there to talk about KM and ended up talking about Loughbbrough University and how wonderful the environment thereJ. I ended up asking one question at the end just save our faces and to make the lecture little bit alive. And to tell you the truth I wasn’t even convinced of my question.

We missed Dr.Sajjad and Dr.Chaoudhari who didn’t attend the lecture because both of them were in the USA attending a conference.

At the end I ended with a terrible stomach pain after eating just a small portion of the buffet and I was worried that the pain will last more than one night. Thank God it didn’t.

went well

Me, Slaleh, & The Book Fair

I went to the recent book fair twice this time. None of them were on my own well. The first visit was with Dear friend Saleh who insisted on visiting the book fair although I insisted on not going. To tell you the truth I have been going each past year and I keep buying very interesting books that I don’t read. I have a long list of overdue readings that I came to the conclusion that I won’t be able to keep up with. So I managed to make a first quick visit without buying anything. (I don’t know if I should be proud or ashamed!)

The second visit with my wife was also against my well as she keep visiting each year, buying novels, and reading every night, good for her. This time my second son was with us so I managed to make an excuse and run with him trying to locate something good for him and spend the time. I managed to escape this time with minimum lose as i only bought a small book for .500 fils for me. And all the rest of the buying went to my kinds and wife.

One more thing I must mention, in my second visit I came across our old friend Yasser. You can’t find an occasion related to Libraries, books, or literature without catching Yasser there 🙂