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US embassy organizes international libraries conference.

ISLAMABAD, October 14, 2010 (Balochistan Times): In collaboration with the Pakistan Library Association (PLA), the U.S. Embassy co-sponsored a conference on the 21st Century Vision for Libraries here in COMSTECH. Over 240 library professionals, scholars, educators, and library patrons from throughout Pakistan and abroad participated in the two-day conference, says a press release. The conference focused on the practical solutions to problems that libraries and information centers in Pakistan commonly were facing. The Participants discussed emerging trends in international librarianship and their implications and opportunities for collaboration in Pakistan. Libraries enhance communities not only through the provision of information and access to knowledge but also by bringing communities together through cultural and social opportunities, said Brent Beemer, Cultural Attach. Libraries in Pakistan have an opportunity to empower their communities and meet the dynamic needs of the nation, he added. U.S. support for this conference represents a greater focus on education in Pakistan. Two librarian experts from the United States travelled to Islamabad to attend the conference.

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Publication:Balochistan Times (Baluchistan Province, Pakistan)
Article Type:Conference news
Geographic Code:9PAKI
Date:Oct 14, 2010
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