#QATARILITMONTH: My Exceptional Journey With GLLI!

Yesterday was the last day of the month of July, which marked the end of the #QATARILITMONTH; it ended too fast! It has been such a pleasure to take you though this month journey to learn more about a small country in the Arabian Gulf. Yet big with stable accomplishments and developments. Qatar has proven … Continue reading #QATARILITMONTH: My Exceptional Journey With GLLI!

#QATARILITMONTH: Libraries and Librarians!

The Tradition of Librarians in Qatar QNL Previous Heritage Library In Qatar, libraries were always a fundamental part of each home. In each salah, the Qatari living room, you would find books, videotapes, magazines and a large calendar with prayer times and Hijri dates. Having a library in your home meant securing a knowledge repository … Continue reading #QATARILITMONTH: Libraries and Librarians!

#QATARILITMONTH: Preserving Qatari Heritage and Legacies

The Oral History of Qatar Main Exhibition Area At the National Museum of Qatar If you were born in Qatar between 1970 and 1990, your parents probably told you stories of the Noon’s Donkey, the Big Giant, and Abu Derya, the Man of the Sea. Do you ever still think of these stories? How could … Continue reading #QATARILITMONTH: Preserving Qatari Heritage and Legacies

#QATARILITMONTH: Inclusion and Empowerment

The Vision of Kholoud Kholoud Abu SharidaFighting darkness with an inclusive vision: Stories of Education City’s blind students It was spring semester when I first met Kholoud Abu Sharida at the Translation and Interpretation Institute library, a young pretty Qatari lady with visual impairment. She was working on her master’s degree thesis at that time when she approached me to assist and guide her for references and online resources needs. We … Continue reading #QATARILITMONTH: Inclusion and Empowerment

#QATARILITMONTH: Diversity in the Eyes of a Public Librarian at Qatar National Library

Visitors at Qatar National Library How diverse can diversity mean? It looks different to different people and organizations. Attitude towards it are different to different people. Organizations adjust, approach, and sustain it differently.  Here are some statements that I find resemble how I see it as a public librarian who discerns the library profession is tailor-made to see diversity as an asset, opportunity, and a natural part of the institution.    “To put it simply, diversity can be … Continue reading #QATARILITMONTH: Diversity in the Eyes of a Public Librarian at Qatar National Library

#QATARILITMONTH: Qatar Paralympians

https://www.paralympic.org/qatar Athletes with disabilities can play almost any sport with the support of adaptive equipment. The Paralympic Games were founded in 1948 and have grown into a major international event, held in the same year as the Olympics. At the most recent Summer Paralympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, 4,342 athletes representing 159 nationalities competed … Continue reading #QATARILITMONTH: Qatar Paralympians

#QATARILITMONTH: Qatar’s History

The Inauguration of the State Qatar Flag 1936–1949 The inauguration of Qatar’s sheikhdom dates back to the leading fathers of the ruling family, Sheikh Mohammed Bin Thani (r. 1851 – 1878) and his son Sheikh Qasim, colloquially pronounced Jassim (1827 – 1913). The leading fathers of the ruling family were pearl merchants in a time … Continue reading #QATARILITMONTH: Qatar’s History

#QATARILITMONTH:The Writing Station at Qatar National Library

Establishing A Creative Writing And Storytelling Community Of Practice At Qatar National Library A Book at Qatar National Library “To be one of the world's preeminent centers of learning, research and culture; a guardian of the region’s heritage; and an institution that promotes imagination, discovery and the nourishment of the human spirit.” That is the … Continue reading #QATARILITMONTH:The Writing Station at Qatar National Library

#QATARILITMONTH: Qatar National Library’s Young Adult Library

Young Adult Programming and Services at the Library during COVID-19 Chess Competition at Qatar National Library. Source. In the unprecedented coronavirus health crisis, many libraries around the world opted to adopt a wide range of virtual services to address the needs of young people. Some invested in their databases and resources, while others have offered … Continue reading #QATARILITMONTH: Qatar National Library’s Young Adult Library

#QATARILITMONTH: The National Museum of Qatar

What Makes Qatar A Large Museum The National Museum of Qatar. By Danica O. Kus https://www.arc-magazine.com/national-museum-of-qatar-qatar/ Qatar is a small country in terms of land space of 11,627 km2 with a population of 2,326,464, but the services and cultural institutes are bigger than its land. With more than 25 museums and cultural institutes such as, … Continue reading #QATARILITMONTH: The National Museum of Qatar