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The LLA Board would like to thank all the sponsors for their generosity and support.


Platinum Sponsor


EBSCO Information Services is the leading provider of content and technology through databases, e-books, journals and magazines, digital archives, and more, as well as a versatile discovery tool for searching across all library content

Elsevier is a global information analytics company that helps institutions and professionals progress science, advance healthcare and improve performance for the benefit of humanity. We help researchers make new discoveries; governments and universities evaluate and improve their research strategies and doctors save lives, providing insight for the right clinical answers.

SADER Legal Publishing is the leading legal information and printing & publishing provider in the Middle East, established in Lebanon since 1863. It provides comprehensive legal and business solutions to and for the Middle East, Gulf and Levant. SADER is focused on providing, bespoke legal services and solutions particularly in legal publishing, printing, consulting, translation, research, and new technologies for those in the need for such legal knowledge and information. SADER has for objective the strengthening of rule of law and access to justice in the Arab world. This has been evidenced in the diverse offerings it proposes to the public in general as well as government and corporate institutions


Gold Sponsor

ACCUCOMS is the leading independent provider of services to academic and professional publishers around the world. Representing in MENA:  AAP, AIAA, APS, Annual Reviews, ASCE, ASCO, ASM, ASN, Canadian Science Publishing, F1000, Geological Society of London, Geoscience World, IMF, ISPG, Kluwer Law International, Mary Ann Liebert, MIT Press, Sloan Management Review, Press Reader, The Royal Society, Rockefeller University Press, RemoteXs, SPIE, University of Chicago Press, University of California Press.

Bloomsbury Digital Resources provides creative online learning environments that support scholarly research and inspire students throughout the world. We seek to engage our users with academically rigorous, editorially crafted content that encourages people to think and explore.

Emerald Publishing has a heritage based on publishing research that translates theory into reality. Set up by business school faculty in 1967, Emerald was born of the communities it was set up to serve, with a commitment to help communities make decisions that count, based on research that matters. Emerald’s aim has always been to publish rigorous academic research and more applied content that helps students, researchers, educators and practitioners at all stages of their career. More than 3,000 Emerald articles are downloaded every hour of every day. The network of contributors includes over 100,000 advisers, authors and editors, reaching 4,000 customers in over 120 countries.

Gale, a Cengage company has partnered with libraries around the world to empower the discovery of knowledge and insights by all people, for all purposes for more than 60 years. Knowledge is power, and the act of learning is empowering. Access to knowledge offers learners an opportunity to discover the motivation and inspiration vital to making a positive contribution in not only their own lives, but the rest of the world. That’s why Gale provides libraries with original and curated content, as well as the modern research tools that are crucial in connecting libraries to learning, and learners to libraries.

IEEE Xplore® Digital Library is your gateway to trusted research— journals, conferences, standards, ebooks, analytics solutions and educational courses—with over 4 million articles to help you fuel imagination, build from previous research, and inspire new ideas.

Naseej is the leading knowledge solutions provider in the Arab World serving the region’s top Academic, research, cultural, and government organizations and corporations for the past 3 decades; delivering world-class solutions and services that have enabled our partners to manage and share knowledge and information. At Naseej our vision has always focused on being a true partner to our customers and a major contributor to the advancement and spread of knowledge in our societies. Naseej today employs over 300 highly skilled professionals throughout the region in the fields of Knowledge Management, Information Technology and Business Development.

OCLC is a global library cooperative providing shared technology services, original research and community programs for its membership and the library community at large. We are librarians, technologists, researchers, pioneers, leaders and learners. We support advancements on the leading edge of science and help children build a strong learning foundation, shared knowledge is the common thread. Because what is known must be shared.

Panworld Education, headquartered in United Arab Emirates (UAE), is one of the leading providers of content & technology solutions to the K-12, Higher Education, Governments & Ministries and corporate sectors, across Middle East & Africa. The company brings to its customers the best of the solutions of Content, Technology & associated services to support Curriculum content, Reference content, Enrichment content and the associated technologies & services to deliver, disseminate, manage & discover the content. The company cooperates with some of the leading solution providers & OEM from across the world to provide cutting edge solutions in the region.

ProQuest is committed to supporting the important work happening in the world’s research and learning communities. The company curates content that matters to the advancement of knowledge, assembling an archive of billions of vetted, indexed documents. It simplifies workflows so that people and institutions use time effectively. And because ProQuest connects information communities, complex networks of systems and processes work together efficiently. With ProQuest, finding answers and deriving insights is straightforward and leads to extraordinary outcomes. ProQuest and its companies and affiliates – Alexander Street, Bowker -- stand for better research, better learning, better insights.

TechKnowledge is the leading specialized electronic information solutions provider in the Middle East. We partner with the world's leading publishers, scientific societies, and education technology (EDTECH) companies to provide universities, schools and medical, corporate and government libraries across the Middle East with the most authoritative electronic resources and learning solutions. We continue to strive to meet and exceed the education and learning needs of our esteemed school, university, healthcare, and government customers in order to empower human development across the Middle East and Africa.Silver Sponsor

Brill is an international academic publisher founded in 1683 in Leiden, Netherlands. With offices in Leiden, Boston, Paderborn and Singapore, Brill today publishes 275 journals and around 1200 new books and reference works each year. All our publications since 2006 have been available online. Brill's main focus are the Humanties, Social Sciences and Law. Key subject areas are Middle East and Islamic Studies, Theology, Religious Studies and Christianity, Comparative Religion, Culture and History, Social Sciences, International Law, Human Rights and Humanitarian Law, International Relations.

Bureau van Dijk - A Moody's Analytics Company When it comes to private company information, you need a certain approach. We capture and treat private company information for more robust research and analysis. Welcome to the business of certainty. Orbis has information on over 280 million companies from all countries around the world. It’s the resource for company data. And we make it simple to compare companies internationally.

De Gruyter is an, independent academic publisher headquartered in Berlin. With history going back over 260 years, it is one of the oldest academic publishers in Germany Today, De Gruyter publishes 1,300 new titles each year in humanities, social sciences, STM and law, 965 journals, and 50+ databases.

Euromonitor International is global market research company providing strategic intelligence on industries, companies, economies and consumers. Our research is widely used and trusted in the academic community, supporting students, faculty, library staff at leading colleges, universities, business schools, and academic affiliated research centers worldwide.

Holy Spirit University of Kaslik (USEK) is a private Catholic higher education institution founded by the Lebanese Maronite Order (LMO) in 1938. USEK is committed to the preservation and promotion of the Maronite cultural heritage and the creation of a community spirit, in which the spiritual, civic and ethical values of respecting the other and their beliefs prevail. As such USEK Library has an even more inclusive mission: to play a fundamental role in preserving the endangered cultural, historic, and ethnic heritage of Lebanon for future generations. USEK now offers a postgraduate master’s program which provides an interdisciplinary approach and works closely with other faculties. The concentration areas of studies will include: Archival and Records Management and Library Studies.

IMPLEMENTERS L.L.C is a Lebanese company established with a vision to promote and implement Open Source solutions for libraries and archiving centers in Lebanon & the Arab world. Our solutions are focusing mainly on Koha Integrated Library System and DSpace Institutional Repository and Digital Library.

Oxford University Press is a department of the University of Oxford. It furthers the University's objective of excellence in research, scholarship, and education by publishing worldwide.  OUP publishes over 6,000 titles annual and produces online editions of our most acclaimed scholarly and reference works in a wide range of subjects.

SAGE Publishing aims to be the world's leading independent academic and professional publisher by believing passionately that engaged scholarship lies at the heart of any healthy society and that education is intrinsically valuable. This means playing a creative role in society by disseminating teaching and research on a global scale, the cornerstones of which are good, long-term relationships, a focus on our markets, and an ability to combine quality and innovation. Leading authors, editors and societies should feel that SAGE is their natural home: we believe in meeting the range of their needs, and in publishing the best of their work.

SLA - ARABIAN GULF CHAPTER Special Library Association is a professional association based in USA and was established in 1909 and has chapters all over the world. the Arabian Gulf chapter was announced in 1992 in Bahrain. it was formed by group of librarians working in the gulf countries. Since then the chapter is very active in the LIS field through its regional events and support.

Springer Nature is one of the world’s leading research, educational and professional publishers, providing quality content to the community through a range of innovative platforms, products and services. Every day, around the globe, our imprints, books, journals and resources reach millions of people – helping students to learn, researchers and scientists to discover and professionals to achieve their goals and ambitions.

Taylor & Francis Group partners with researchers, scholarly societies, universities and libraries worldwide to bring knowledge to life. As one of the world’s leading publishers of scholarly journals, books, ebooks and reference works our content spans all areas of Humanities, Social Sciences, Behavioural Sciences, Science and Technology, and Medicine.

University College London (UCL) is one of the world’s leading multi-disciplinary universities. UCL in partnership with Qatar Foundation has created UCL Qatar, a centre of excellence in cultural heritage, based in Doha, Qatar. We offer two postgraduate masters courses: Library and Information Studies and Museum and Gallery Practice.

Wiley, a global company, helps people and organizations develop the skills and knowledge they need to succeed. Our online scientific, technical, medical, and scholarly journals, combined with our digital learning, assessment and certification solutions help universities, societies, businesses, governments, and individuals increase the academic and professional impact of their work.


Bronze Sponsor

CABI is a leading global publisher producing key scientific publications, including CAB Abstracts, Global Health, as well as Compendia, books, eBooks and full text resources. We also publish a key set of internet resources including: AgBiotechNet, Animal Science, Environmental Impact, Forest Science, Horticultural Science, Leisure Tourism, Nutrition and Food Sciences, and VetMed Resource.

Cambridge University Press is the publishing house of the University of Cambridge, and one of the oldest in the world, celebrating over 430 years of continuous publishing. CUP is a not-for-profit publisher and our mission is to advance learning, knowledge and research worldwide.

Wolters Kluwer Health (Medical Research) Ltd. Important decisions on patient care and outcomes are made by the world, healthcare professionals, students, and researchers using our integrated solutions, premium content, and productivity tools. Our solutions are focused in the areas of:  Clinical Decision Support, Clinical Drug Information, Patient Engagement, Clinical Terminologies, Clinical Surveillance, Nursing Education, Nursing Practice Solutions, Medical Research, Medical, Nursing and Allied Health journal and book publishing solutions, Continuing Education.






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