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Near East Collection: Algeria: The 16th AFLI Conference

Algeria

The 16th AFLI (Arab Federation of Library and Information Science) Conference (19-21 March, 2006) in Algiers

In Algiers, Algeria


On March 19, 2006, Yale University Library, represented by the Mr. Simon Samoeil, participated in Algiers, Algeria, in the 16th Conference of the Arab Federation for Library and Information Sciences (19-21 March, 2006). The impression of the Curator was that Algeria is very open, receptive and encouraging to new technologies and innovations in the field of library and archival sciences. Algerian participants showed great enthusiasm and hospitality for the conference which was attended by most of the members of the Arab League countries. The Arab League itself was represented by Dr. Ahmed El Sheikh Elamin, the Director of the Department of Information and Communication. In addition, Algeria, represented by Mr. Abelmajid Chikhi, Director General of the National Archives of Algeria, expressed great interest in the endeavor to establish communication in the field of library and archival sciences between Algeria and Yale University Library. Mr. Samoeil appreciated and was impressed by the traditional Algerian hospitality and the cooperation shown by the staff of the Department of the National Archives of Algeria.

 

H.E. Dr. Mohamed Bijaoui, State Minister for Foreign Affairs delivering the "Opening Address" at the 16th AFLI Conference (19-21 March, 2006, in Algiers, Algeria).

 

Dr. Abdelgalil Eltmimi, First AFLI President, and presently Honorary President of AFLI speaking at the opening of the 16th AFLI Conference (19-21 March, 2006, in Algiers, Algeria). Seated at the far left is Mr. Mohamed Bounaama, the Director of Studies at the National Archives of Algeria.

 

Mr. Abelmajid Chikhi, Director General of the National Archives of Algeria, being interviewed at the 16th AFLI Conference (19-21 March, 2006, in Algiers, Algeria)

 

Dr. Ahmed Elsheikh, Director of the Arab League Department of Information and Communication (ALECSO) delivering the final "Recommendations" adopted by the 16th AFLI Conference (19-21 March, 2006, in Algiers, Algeria)

 

Mr. Simon Samoeil, Curator of the Near East Collection meeting with Mr. Abelmajid Chikhi, Director General of the National Archives of Algeria

Mr. Simon Samoeil, Curator of the Near East Collection at Yale University Library delivering his presentation at the 16th AFLI Conference (19-21 March, 2006, in Algiers, Algeria) on AMEEL (Arabic and Middle Eastern Electronic Library)

 

Some of the participants in the 16th AFLI Conference (19-21 March, 2006, in Algiers, Algeria) Front row (left to right): Mrs. Halima Ali Khouga (Head Librarian, School of Law and Political Science, Manturi University, Constantine (Algeria)), Mr. Yousif Boubaker Gallala (Director, Sabha University Library), Dr. Mabrouka Miheireeg (University professor and ex- President of AFLI), Dr. Abdelgalil Eltmimi (First AFLI President, and presently Honorary President of AFLI), Mr. Simon Samoeil (Curator, Near East Collection, Yale University Library) Back row: (right to left): Dr. Ahmed Elsheikh (Director, the Arab League Department of Information and Communication (ALECSO), a conference participant, Dr. Wahid Gadoura (University professor and former AFLI President).

Dr. Saad Elzahri the new elected AFLI President

Dr. Saad Elzahri the new elected AFLI President

 

Mr. Simon Samoeil, Curator of the Near East Collection meeting with Mr. Abelmajid Chikhi, Director General of the National Archives of Algeria.

 

Dr. Alex Byme, President of the International Federation of Library Association (IFLA)

Dr. Alex Byrne, President of the International Federation of Library Association (IFLA) visiting ALESCO recent publication stand at the AFLI Conference at Algiers, Algeria (2006).
Dr. Alex Byrne, IFLA, president, speaking to Dr. Ahmed El Sheikh El Amin, Director/ Department of Information and Communication - ALECSO.

 Dr. Mabrouka Miheireeg (University professor and ex- President of AFLI)

Dr. Mabrouka Miheireeg (University professor and ex- President of AFLI)