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Eurasian Academic Libraries Conference - 2020: Program

Eurasian Academic Libraries Conference 2020

(Virtual Conference)

September 30 - October 2, 2020


September 30, 2020 (Wednesday, Day 1) | 10:00AM - 3:30PM

9:45AM - 10:00AM

Online Check-In

Registration Committee

10:00AM - 10:15AM

Opening Ceremony. 

NU Library 10th Anniversary

Moderator: Rheanne Anderson

10:15AM - 10:20AM Welcome Remarks

Assemgul Temirkhanova

Acting Director

Nazarbayev University Library

10:20AM - 10:25AM Inspirational Message

Ilesanmi Adesida


Nazarbayev University

10:25AM - 10:30AM Opening Remarks

Joseph M. Yap

Chair, Steering Committee 

EALC 2020

10:30AM - 10:35AM Congratulatory Message

Gulzhan Irzhanova

President, Association of Academic Libraries in the Republic of Kazakhstan

10:35AM - 10:40AM

AVP in Celebration of NU Library 

10th Anniversary

10:40AM - 10:45AM

Mechanics of the Conference / House Rules

Program Committee
10:45AM - 11:00AM Health Break  
11:00AM - 11:30AM Keynote Speech  
  The Modern Academic Library: Changing Times, Evolving Roles

Jayshree Mamtora

International Federation of 

Library Associations and Institutions (IFLA)

11:30AM - 11:40AM

Open Forum

Moderator: April Manabat

11:40AM - 11:55AM Product Presentation: MIKRO Information Handling and Distribution FZE Assel Zharassova
11:55AM - 1:00PM Health Break  
1:00PM - 2:00PM

Session 1A: Impact of Academic Libraries on Individuals, Communities, Societies

Moderator: Lazzat Arystanova

1:00PM - 1:15PM

Services Design in Academic Libraries and Its Impact on University Community

Vafa Mammadova

Baku State University


1:15PM - 1:30PM Introduction of Information and Digital Literacy Workshops to Freshmen Students at Westminster International University in Tashkent

Kamola Ibragimova

Viktoriya Levinskaya

Westminster International University in Tashkent


1:30PM - 1:45PM Just a Click Away : The Role of Available Mobile Technologies at NU Library

Gulzhan Baidyussenova

April Manabat

Nazarbayev University


1:45PM - 1:55PM Open Forum  
1:55PM - 2:10PM Product Presentation: Wiley Sergey Paramonov
2:10PM - 2:25PM Health Break  
2:25PM - 3:30PM

Session 2: Leadership and Responses to National and Global Challenges

Moderator: Piotr Lapo

2:25PM - 2:40PM A Shared Future: Advancing Institutional Goals by Aligning Library, Unit, and Campus Strategic Plans

Alexandra Stark

University of Wisconsin-Madison

United States

2:40PM - 2:55PM

Developing Competency Index for Librarians: Benchmark for Capacity Building, LIS Education and Continuing Professional Development

Reysa Alenzuela

Ana Mae Bantad Cantel

Ma. Cynthia Peleña

Central Philippine University


2:55PM - 3:05PM Open Forum  

3:05PM - 3:20PM

Product Presentation: Clarivate Analytics Valentin Bogorov

3:20PM - 3:30PM

Closing remarks for Day 1 / House rules / Reminders for Day 2


October 1, 2020 (Thursday, Day 2) | 10:00AM - 3:30PM

9:45AM - 10:00AM

Online Check-In

Admission of Participants
Registration Committee
10:00AM - 11:00PM

Session 1B: Impact of Academic Libraries on Individuals, Communities, Societies

Moderator: Yelizaveta Kamilova

10:00AM - 10:15AM Book Donation: Ideas to Enrich your Collection and Community

Irina Shubina

KAZGUU University


10:15AM - 10:30AM

The Role of Academic Libraries in the Formation of Information Resources in the Field of Architecture and Construction in Azerbaijan 

Gunel Hajiyeva

Baku Higher Oil School 


10:30AM - 10:45AM Azerbaijan Bibliography, Modern International Databases on Natural Sciences: Formation, Structure and Usage Role in the Azerbaijan’s Library and Bibliography Practice

Khayala Hajiyeva

Institute of Manuscripts N. A. Fuzuli, of the Azerbaijan National Academy of Sciences


10:45AM - 10:55AM Open Forum  
10:55AM - 11:10AM Product Presentation: Elsevier Rabiga Khozhamkul
11:10AM - 11:25AM Health Break  
11:25AM - 12:10PM

Session 3: Fostering Open Science

Moderator: Tolkyn Jungulova

11:25AM - 11:40AM

Assessment of Research Data Services at the US Research-Intensive Universities

Fatih Günaydın

Muhamad Prabu Wibowo

Florida State University

United States

11:40AM - 11:55AM

Open Access and University Libraries: Analysis of Awareness, Perceived Challenges, and Opportunities

Mussarat Sultan

Muhammad Rafiq

University of the Punjab

Lahore, Pakistan

11:55AM - 12:10PM Open Forum  
12:10PM - 12:25PM Product Presentation: Wolters Kluwer Ahmed Al Alwani
12:25PM - 1:25PM

Health Break

1:25PM - 2:10PM

Session 4: Digital Transformation: Partnership, Innovations, and Applications

Moderator: Darya Zvonareva

1:25PM - 1:40PM

Digital Humanities and the Role of the Library: Experiences from the Sussex Humanities Lab

(Invited Paper)

Suzanne Tatham

University of Sussex

Brighton, Great Britain

1:40PM -1:55PM

Digital Humanities Studies in Academic Libraries

(Invited Paper)

Kuang-hua Chen

National Taiwan University


1:55PM - 2:10PM Open Forum  
2:10PM - 2:25PM Product Presentation: Springer Nature Leen Samarah
2:25PM - 2:40PM Health Break  
2:40PM - 3:25PM

Session 5: Green Libraries & Sustainable Development​

Moderator: Balaussa Bilalova

2:40PM - 2:55PM

Academic Libraries of the World: Exemplars, Educators, Enablers for Sustainable Development

(Invited Paper)

Dr. Petra Hauke

Institut für Bibliotheks- und 


Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin


2:55PM - 3:10AM

Academic Library’s Role in Sustainable Environmental Development: University Library Case Study

(Invited Paper)

Malivan Praditteera, Ed.D.

Rangsit University


3:10PM - 3:25PM Open Forum  
3:25PM - 3:55PM

Keynote Speech

LIBER: Organization, Activities, Main Achievements, and Challenges

Dr. Charlotte Wien

University Library of Southern Denmark


3:55PM - 4:05PM Open Forum | Moderator: April Manabat  

4:05PM - 4:15PM

Closing remarks for Day 2 / House rules / Reminders for Day 3


October 2, 2020 (Friday, Day 3) | 10:00 AM - 1:30 PM

9:45AM - 10:00AM Online Check-In Registration Committee
10:00AM - 12PM Webinars  
Break Out Room 1 Break Out Room 2 Break Out Room 3
10:00AM - 11:00AM 10:00AM - 11:00AM 10:00AM - 12:00PM

A Workshop on Collection Development

(By invitation. English) 


Joseph Yap, April Manabat

Nazarbayev University Library



Moderator: Lazzat Arystanova

Nazarbayev University Library












Preparing the Library in the New Normal: Virtual and Online Strategies

(By invitation. Russian; Kazakh)  


Yerkin Tastankulov

Center for Development and Communication of the Scientific Library of the Al-Farabi Kazakh National University, 


Tetiana Kolesnikova

Scientific and Technical Library Dnipro National University of Railway Transport named after Academician V. Lazaryan


Gaukhar Abdygulova

E.A. Buketov University of Karaganda Library


Yelizaveta Kamilova

Nazarbayev University Library



Moderator: Kalima Tuenbaeva 

Director of al Farabi Kazakh National University Scientific Library

Re-Opening Libraries and handling collections during a pandemic

(By invitation. English) 



Annette Strauch

University Library Hildesheim


Ray Pun

Alder Graduate School of Education


Sandy Avila

University of Central Florida


Buenaventura Basco

University of Central Florida


Khasiah Zakaria

University Malaya Library


Naishuai Zhang

Peking University Library


Moderator: Darya Zvonareva

Nazarbayev University Libraryhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh

11:00AM - 12:00PM Health Break 11:00AM - 12:00PM Health Break 12:00pM - 1:00PM Health Break
12:00PM - 1:00PM 12:00PM - 1:00PM  

Modern Research Metrics: Apply Comparative Analysis of Research Impact to Country, Universities, Research Organizations

(By invitation. Russian) 


Valentin Bogorov

Clarivate Analytics



Moderator: Aigerim Akparova

Nazarbayev University Library

University Library in Times of Pandemic:  Strategies and Services

(By invitation) 


Meruert Absemetova 

Scientific Library of the International Kazakh-Turkish University named H.A.Yasavi


Tendik Yermekpayeva

Nazarbayev University Library


Marina Karpova

St Petersburg State University Library


Gulnar Tyurezhanova

West Kazakhstan M. Ospanov Medical University Library



Moderator: Gulzhan Irzhanova

President of the Association of Academic Libraries in the Republic of Kazakhstan,

Director of the Library and Information Center at Taraz State University named after M.Kh. Dulati

1:00PM - 1:15PM Health Break  
1:15PM - 1:30PM

Closing Ceremony

Moderator: Anar Dautova

1:15PM - 1:25PM Awarding  
1:25PM - 1:30PM Closing Remarks

Darya Zvonareva

Program Chair, EALC 2020

*Updated September 15, 2020


Keynote Speakers


Jayshree mamtora

Jayshree Mamtora

charlotte wien

Charlotte Wien

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