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
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:
Bahrain University was elected as the president.
Dr. Mohammed Saleh Ashoor
King Fahad University was selected as the
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:
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