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Eurasian Academic Libraries Conference 2024: EALC committees and organizers

EALC 2024 Organizers

Nazarbayev University Library

The Library was founded in 2010 to cater to the research and information needs of the Nazarbayev University community. It houses a vast collection of close to 200,000 print volumes, as well as collections of electronic books and journals, microfiches, DVDs, and electronic databases, primarily in English. It is one of the most advanced academic libraries in Central Asia. It was the first to offer 24/7 access to its readers in 2018. In 2023, new Alma and Primo systems were implemented, making it the first library in Kazakhstan to operate this library platform. 
The library regularly organizes user engagement programs such as the Library Road Show, Information Literacy Race, Human Library, Week of Women, and many other engaging activities that are highly sought after by the university community. NU librarians are actively and effectively sharing their wealth of knowledge and experience with other librarians in Kazakhstan and providing internship programs to library and information students. In addition, the NU librarians publish articles and book chapters, as well as present at library seminars and conferences.

Management of Library Associations of IFLA

The mission of the Management of Library Associations Section (MLAS) is to build and support strong, well-managed library associations.

MLAS addresses needs and promotes interests of all types and sizes of library associations and brings together staff and elected leaders and representatives of these associations to:

  • Foster and improve leadership skills,
  • Share experiences,
  • Develop useful publications and offer relevant workshops, seminars and programmes,
  • Support IFLA’s Core Programmes,
  • Advocate within IFLA for the promotion and development of effective library and library association practices worldwide. (Source:

Association of Higher Education Libraries of the Republic of Kazakhstan

The Association was established in October 2012. It is a young and promising library association. Its goal is to bring together university libraries as a part of the professional community. The objective is to facilitate effective cooperation and exchange of ideas and develop a unified approach to address the challenges faced by educational institutions through libraries. Today, the Association has more than 30 member libraries.

Ministry of Science and Higher Education of the Republic of Kazakhstan

The Ministry of Science and Higher Education of the Republic of Kazakhstan is responsible for language policy, science, quality of higher and postgraduate education and science, and digitization of higher and postgraduate education. 


Conference chair

Jerald Cavanagh 
Yelizaveta Kamilova

Organizing committee


April Manabat 
Darya Zvonareva
Tolkyn Jangulova
Monika Bukowska

Finance & Sponsorship

Dilyara Galiyeva 
Zaure Bekentayeva 

Publicity, marketing

Madina Abdykaimova

Tech support

Alexandr Andryukov

Facilities Zhuldyz Orazymbetova


Aigerim Akparova 

Travel & Accommodation

Assel Bekturganova
Lazzat Arystanova


Dinmukhamed Kopmagambetov

Catering Social Program

Galiya Bekenova
Dina Baiseit

Translation Service 

Venera Niyazbayeva 


Scientific committee

Carlos Abaunza, PhD, School of Sciences and Humanities, Nazarbayev University, Kazakhstan

Mihaela Banek Zorica, PhD, Department of Information & Communication Sciences, Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, University of Zagreb, Croatia

Professor Neil Collins, PhD, School of Sciences and Humanities, Nazarbayev University, Kazakhstan

Gerry Cullen, Technische Universität Dresden, Germany

Padraig Kirby, Technological University of the Shannon: Midlands Midwest, Ireland

Dr. Ratko Knezevic, Professor of Academic English, University of Bihac, Bosnia and Herzegovina

Dr. Manolis Koukourakis, Librarian, University of Crete, Greece

Professor José Moura, Universidade NOVA de Lisboa, Portugal

Doc. Mgr Eva Reid, PhD, Associate Professor, Comenius University Bratislava, Slovakia

Dr. Angela Repanovici, Professor, Transilvania University of Brasov, Romania

Philip Russell, University College Dublin, Ireland

Professor Uli Schamiloglu, PhD, School of Sciences and Humanities, Nazarbayev University, Kazakhstan

Elaine Sharplin, PhD, General Director of the Center for Innovation in Learning and Teaching, Nazarbayev University, Kazakhstan

Asst.Prof. Dr. Demet Soylu, Dept. of Information Management, Ankara Yıldırım Beyazıt University, Turkey

Professor Sonja Spiranec, PhD, Department of Information & Communication Sciences, Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, University of Zagreb, Croatia


Ethics for Participants

The organizers recommend the following etiquette practices for all participants to ensure respect for speakers and co-participants.

  1. Always be on time to check in to the conference. It is recommended that you come to the assigned room 10 minutes before the actual start of the event.
  2. The conference registration team will check attendance for those requesting e-certificates. We strongly recommend using your first and last name when you register. 
  3. During the open forum for asking questions to speakers, please raise your hand and use the table mic to ask questions by pressing the button during the Open forum. Kindly mention your first and last name, institution, and country.
  4. We kindly request your undivided attention during the conference and avoid any distractions.
  5. If you are an online presenter, we kindly request you to prepare a backup presentation in case technical difficulties arise.
  6. We recommend asking concise questions. Introduce yourself briefly and ask directly.
  7. It is crucial that we use positive language and treat each other with respect. The conference organizers reserve the right to ban any participant who engages in disrespectful or inappropriate behaviour.


The University of Pittsburgh (2020, July 8). Zoom Meetings: Etiquette and Best Practices. 
Fabian, Karina (2018, July 03). 15 webinar etiquette tips for presenters and attendees.,will%20help%20others%20before%20commenting.

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