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 Knowledge Café: "Towards new creative ways to Provide Financial Resources Support University’s Libraries" 2019

Burj Rafal Hotel, Riyadh


Professor Dr. Hassan Alsereihy was the guest speaker at a recent knowledge café entitled "New and Creative Ways to Provide Financial Resources in Support of University Libraries", organized by Naseej Academy on Wednesday, December 18, 2019, at the Burj Rafal Hotel, Riyadh, from 10:00 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.

The discussion was conducted in cooperation with Prof. Dr. Abdallah Hussein Metwally, Naseej Academy’s General Supervisor, who considers funding a “hot” topic of international interest. It was the second such discussion, reflecting the vital role of funding in enabling libraries to provide quality services to their audiences.

The knowledge café was attended by deans of library affairs and directors of academic libraries of several universities in Saudi Arabia, including: Princess Nourah bint Abdulrahman University, King Abdulaziz University, King Abdulaziz City for Science and Technology, Imam Abdulrahman Bin Faisal University, and Kuwait University, to name a few.

Naseej Executive Vice President Abdullah Al-Turaifi spoke of the importance of the gathering: 

"Knowledge Café has been a valuable learning experience; an essential part of the culture of knowledge exchange between a distinguished elite of library leaders by bringing them together for an innovative, open conversation on a topic of mutual interest, where everyone has had a unique opportunity to exchange knowledge and group ideas."​

knowledge café​ Moderator​

Professor Dr. Hassan Alsereihy  
  • President of the  Arab Federation for Libraries and Information 
  • Information Professor of Information Science, Information Science Department, King Abdulaziz University 
    • Member of the supervisory committee of Naseej Academy.​. 

Target Audience

​The target audience includes:

  • Senior-level managers and heads of academic libraries (including deans, directors, chief librarians and deputies)​ ​