The Mohammed Bin Rashid Library with its wings unfolded.
Muhammad Yusuf, Options Author
The Mohammed Bin Rashid Library (MBRL) lately acquired a delegation from the Mohammed Bin Rashid House Middle (MBRSC), led by Salem Al Marri, MBRSC Director Normal, to study concerning the providers the library gives to guests, and examine its assortment of area -related books and references.
Mohammed Ahmad Al Murr, MBRL Basis Chairman, welcomed the members of the delegation. He careworn the significance of making channels for data change with specialised analysis facilities within the UAE, together with MBRSC, which is main the UAE’s nationwide area sector.
“Mohammed Bin Rashid Library embeds Dubai’s new imaginative and prescient of boosting the cultural motion and offering important assist to the nation’s new knowledge-based financial system, each immediately and not directly,” stated Al Murr.
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Through the go to, the delegation acquainted themselves with MBRL’s varied amenities, providers and libraries. They went on a tour via the UAE images exhibition, a journey that recounts the UAE’s cultural, political and social growth over the previous fifty years. The delegation additionally visited the Treasures of the Library exhibition, which shows a group of uncommon and outdated books, atlases and manuscripts, a few of which date again to the thirteenth century. The go to included a briefing on the Library’s devoted areas for conferences. The topic of internet hosting of cultural and creative festivals and conducting native and worldwide movie screenings, theater performances and music concert events, was additionally mentioned.
Library applied sciences function an digital retrieval system, self-service cubicles, a e book digitization lab, holograms, sensible robots to reply guests’ inquiries, together with the implementation of AR, VR, and different superior applied sciences, with a particular place for Folks of Dedication .
Al Marri targeted on the need of bolstering collaborative efforts between MBRSC and MBRL to change experience in associated fields. On the conclusion of the go to, the MBRL delegation offered a spread of its publications, together with one in Braille system, which sheds mild on the Emirates Mars Mission (The Hope probe), the Arab world’s first mission to a different planet.
MBRL additionally welcomed a delegation from Dubai Judicial Council, led by Dr. Saif Ghanem Al Suwaidi, Secretary-Normal of Dubai Judicial Council, to discover the Library’s main providers, amenities, in addition to specialised authorized books and assets provided for researchers and regulation specialists .
The delegation mentioned prospects of mutual collaboration, together with academic actions about particular person rights and obligations within the UAE. Welcoming the delegation, Al Murr emphasised the Library’s main function in elevating consciousness on authorized features, by offering a novel collection of books, references, periodicals and encyclopaedias to counterpoint the data of tourists and members, significantly attorneys, college students and authorized students. Al Suwaidi stated that MBRL’s data treasures stand as a novel cultural landmark inspiring future generations to assist the UAE’s complete growth in all fields. Noting the Library’s premium providers, amenities, and authorized books and assets, he praised MBRL’s main function in supporting the research and researches of various students.
Because of its world-class amenities and providers, the Library has additionally turn out to be a pretty vacation spot for organizers of high-level occasions. In celebration of the Emirati Girls’s Day that fell on August 28, MBRL organized the “Spirit of the Place” occasion, internet hosting Emirati poet, artist and movie director Nujoom Al Ghanem, and Emirati lawyer Nadia Abdul Razaq, a distinguished personal sector determine who based her personal firm.
Each girls have positively impacted Emirati society and achieved main milestones at native, regional, and worldwide ranges. The “Spirit of the Place” occasion was inaugurated with a panel dialogue moderated by Emirati journalist Alia Bujsaim, and showcased inspiring tales of the members’ success regionally and globally, and the challenges and alternatives they confronted inside society.
As well as, the session highlighted the function of the UAE’s authorities and society in supporting Emirati girls to realize profession excellence and overcome varied challenges and exploring methods to make sure work/life stability. Through the session, Al Ghanem highlighted her expertise on this planet of artwork and cinema, her success on the worldwide stage, and essentially the most distinguished challenges she has confronted on this discipline.
She additionally touched on her profitable efforts to interrupt the stereotypes of girls in Emirati society. She has utilized her cultural imaginative and prescient of her to boost the picture of Emirati girls, reflecting their creativity of her in several sectors. Al Ghanem additionally talked about her film “Between Two Banks”, the primary documentary movie to symbolize the UAE at a world movie pageant, throughout the 1999 Yamagata Worldwide Documentary Movie Competition in Japan.
She mentioned the function of her movies in shedding mild on main Arab points, and their participation in native, regional, and worldwide movie festivals. Razaq shared her expertise within the UAE courts, taking over a place beforehand reserved for males, dealing with the challenges of this career on the time, and finally succeeding in establishing her personal firm, whereas pursuing a Ph.D diploma.
MBRL is likely one of the main entities when it comes to girls empowerment, with feminine workers representing 65 per cent of its workers throughout varied positions. MBRL additionally options many titles by Emirati feminine writers and novelists in a number of areas, akin to criticism, poetry, literature, psychology, historical past, training, youngsters’s literature and police sciences, amongst others.
The Library, constructed over greater than 500,000 sq. ft, together with land and flooring areas, is likely one of the most iconic buildings within the Center East, with an architectural idea impressed by “The Rehl”, the normal X-shaped lectern used throughout the Islamic world.