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Visiting Librarians: Zhazira Alim

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National Library of Kazakhstan

Zhazira Alimkulova

International Associate, Spring 2006

Zhazira N. Alimkulova, Head of Electronic Resources at the National Library of the Republic of Kazakhstan, is the first visiting librarian to come to Yale under the auspices of the International Associates Program, a pilot project made possible by funds assigned by the University Librarian.

A graduate of Almaty State University, in Almaty, Kazakhstan, Ms. Alimkulova has worked for over ten years at the National Library of Kazakhstan, holding a number of positions and participating in various projects, including electronic document delivery, book digitization, and research in the history of libraries and librarianship in Kazakhstan. She also attended a number of professional training programs and workshops organized by the Open Society Institute as part of its Central Eurasia initiative.

Zhazira's experiences at Yale and in the United States are documented in a detailed report she submitted on her return to Kazakhstan.