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.
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:
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.
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.
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
The organizers recommend the following etiquette practices for all participants to ensure respect for speakers and co-participants.
The University of Pittsburgh (2020, July 8). Zoom Meetings: Etiquette and Best Practices. https://www.technology.pitt.edu/blog/zoom-tips
Fabian, Karina (2018, July 03). 15 webinar etiquette tips for presenters and attendees. Business.com. https://www.business.com/articles/video-conferencing-etiquette-tips/#:~:text=Ask%20questions%20concisely.,will%20help%20others%20before%20commenting.