About the conference

Al Maktoum Medical Library invites the library and information science community to its inaugural library conference themed “Empower, Inform and Connect”. Libraries are re-examining and re-defining their role, developing and promoting new information services, establishing collaborations and networks, incorporating cutting edge technologies, all with the objective to meet the constantly changing needs of their patrons. This year the goal of the conference is to promote how libraries can translate ideas into innovative services. Delegates will have a  unique opportunity to connect, explore and discuss their ideas for change.


  • To promote how libraries can translate ideas into innovative services
  • To establish collaborations and networks of library and the information service community
  • To explore and discuss ideas of change
  • To provide continuous professional development opportunities

Conference Schedule

Pre-conference Workshops

  • Date: Wednesday 27th November 2019
  • Time: 08:30am-1:30pm


  • Date: Thursday 28th November 2019
  • Time: 8:30am-4:00pm

Who should attend

  • University and college librarians in the UAE
  • Library and information science professionals
  • Knowledge management professionals
  • Students of library and information science
  • Publishers and content providers