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The SLA - Arabian Gulf has existed for 17 years. There is a growing enthusiasm in Arabian Gulf for information specialists to work together. Not only is SLA- Arabian Gulf one of the few Arabian Gulf organizations that can help you find colleagues in Arabian Gulf, but it is the only one that can offer you a direct link to a very large and active network of information professionals working 6 countries. Join us now and help build an invaluable forum in Arabian Gulf.

The idea of establishing the Arabian gulf chapter of the special libraries association was initiated by a number of librarian from different gulf countries: Saudi Arabian oil company (ARAMCO), Bahrain university, and King Fahad university of petroleum and minerals. The main object behind establishing this chapter was to serve the Arabian gulf community. Consequently, the chapter held the first conference in Bahrain in February 1993 in which the first board was compiled consisting of the following:


Dr. Young

Bahrain University was elected as the president.

Dr. Mohammed Saleh Ashoor

King Fahad University was selected as the president elect.

Mr. Rashed Najem

Bahrain University was elected as the treasurer.

After that a number of annual conferences were held in different gulf countries as follows:

Annual Location Year
First Manama, Bahrain 1993
Second Manama, Bahrain 1994
Third Dubai, UAE 1995
Fourth Kuwait, Kuwait 1996
Fifth Dubai, UAE 1997
Sixth Manama, Bahrain 1998
Seventh Masqat, Oman 1999
Eight Dubai, UAE 2000
Ninth Doha, Qatar 2002
Tenth Kuwait, Kuwait 2004
Eleventh Dubai, UAE 2005
Twelveth Masqat, Oman 2006
Thirteenth Manama, Bahrain 2007
Fourteenth Doha, Qatar 2008
Fifteenth Kuwait, Kuwait 2009
Sixteenth Abu Dhabi, UAE 2010
Seventeenth Masqat, Oman 2011



Oct, 2009          Feb, 2010
Vol. 14 No.3      Vol. 15 No.1

Jan, 2009           Apr, 2009

Vol. 14 No.1      Vol. 14 No.2

More issues...

SEP 27, 2010
ILN Conference

The conference is organized every year in UAE, this network has been form in SLA-AGC conference 2006 in Bahrain, and from that date they are organizing a conference every year in UAE

SEP 8, 2010
Voting Begins September 8!

It's time to cast your ballot for the 2011 SLA Board of Directors! Polls will close September 29, 2010 at 5:00 p.m. EDT. Learn more about the candidates by viewing their videos and bios!

Aug 4, 2010
DLIS Visit

Dr Mohammed Al Saqri has been appointed at head of department for the Library and Information Science Department at Sultan Qaboos University

Jun 5, 2010
Call For Papers
On behalf of the SLA-AGC, We would like to invite you to participate in the SLA-AGC 17th annual conference. The city of Muscat in Oman will host this great event in March 2011.

Contact Info
Special Libraries Association/ Arabian Gulf Chapter
P.O. Box 31195
Al-Sulaibikhat City
Kuwait, 90802
Email: Info.slaagc@gmail.com

Download (Arabic)

A great pamphlet that brings to you a history of a consolidated efforts by dedicated information professional in the Arabian Gulf Chapter

Authored by
Mr.Najeeb Al-Khateeb

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