Seminar on Islamic Studies Librarianship: Past, Present and Future- UK


Hosted by the Aga Khan Library and led by eminent librarians and scholars in the field of Islamic Studies, this seminar will provide an overview of the current state of the Islamic and Middle East Studies from the perspective of Librarianship. It will also discuss the responses to the current challenges, including the lack of professional trained librarians in an economically challenging period.

This dynamic seminar is suitable for curators, area studies directors and collection librarians, who are currently involved in this area. The seminar will also be useful for those who are studying the Middle East and Islamic Studies collections or considering a change of career to Librarianship.

The seminar is an excellent opportunity to explore the interdisciplinary field of Islamic and Middle Eastern Studies Librarianship and its related issues, focusing on state-of-the-art approaches including developing strategies, advocacy of the profession, and capacity building and training.

Through the presentations and the discussions, the seminar aims to provide information about:

  • Lessons learnt from the profession and its current challenges
  • Knowledge and skills required for the profession
  • Assessing and documenting the impact of the profession
  • Islamic Studies and Middle East collections throughout the world.

Leif Stenberg
Walid Ghali
Arnoud Vrolijk
Paul Auchterlonie
David Hirsch
Gregor Schwarb
Waseem Farooq
Sarah Savant

Date And Time

Thu 31 January 2019

10:00 – 17:30 GMT


Atrium Conference Room

Aga Khan Centre

10 Handyside Street



United Kingdom


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Author: ismailimail

Independent, civil society media featuring Ismaili Muslim community, inter and intra faith endeavors, achievements and humanitarian works.

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