Naseej participated as a Golden Sponsor at the 28th Annual Conference of the Arab Federation of Libraries and Information (AFLI), which took place at the Grand Nile Tower Hotel in Cairo, Egypt, on November 27–29, 2017. The conference was entitled, "The Impact of Social Media Networks on Information Institutions in the Arab World".
The sponsorship and participation reflect Naseej's keenness to have a presence at forums and events concerned with developing the library and information environment in the Arab world. Its aim is to encourage and enhance the exchange of cultural and industry knowledge among participants from various countries, and to learn about the latest products and innovations in the library industry.
Naseej also participated in an exhibition organized as a sideline to the conference. The exhibition enabled Naseej to showcase its latest, innovative solutions in the library and information sector. The Naseej team welcomed visitors, answered their queries, and noted their views and suggestions.
During the conference, the winners of the 2017 Naseej Academy Library and Information Pioneers Award were announced. They are:
- Professor Hesham Azmi, PhD, Head of the Department of Library, Archives and Information Technology at Cairo University. He is the author of several books, peer-reviewed journal articles, and papers published in regional and international conference proceedings. Various institutions have recognized him for his remarkable research endeavors.
Professor Mustafa Amin Hossam El Din, PhD, Professor of Libraries Science, Faculty of Arts, Cairo University. He is one of the most recognized authorities in the field of library and information in Egypt and the Arab world.
About the Naseej Academy Library and Information Pioneers Award
Held annually, this prestigious award is granted to AFLI members – severally or jointly – in recognition both of their pioneering efforts and dedication to the library and information industry, and of their contributions to the advancement of Arabic libraries and library science in the Arab world. Based on Naseej Academy's vision to support outstanding individuals, the Library and Information Pioneers Award, held in partnership with AFLI, aims to enhance library and information studies, promote research development, and motivate creativity.