The International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions (IFLA) confirmed that the library and house of manuscripts at the al-Abbas's (p) Holy Shrine, affiliated to its Intellectual and Cultural Affairs Department, has contributed to supporting the academic education movement in the field of information and libraries.
According to the latest report of the International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions (IFLA), entitled: (IFLA Strategy: Where Education and Planning Meet).
According to the director of the Library's Indexing and Information Systems Center, Sayed. Hassanein Al-Mousawi, to Al-Kafeel Network, he said: “The recent report from the Federation described the activities of the library as interesting, as it has assumed its responsibility to lead the development process and communicate with national institutions as a partner to achieve the goals of the United Nations for Sustainable development 2030 '.
He added, "The report also mentioned that the library has launched a package of scientific and studied programs in support of Iraqi libraries and the development of their human resources, which would contribute to supporting the academic education movement in the field of information and libraries."
Al-Mousawi added, "The report reviewed a set of activities and measures taken to achieve this, including:
- The Indexing and Information Systems Center in the Library and Manuscripts of the Abbas's (p) Holy Shrine has updated the curricula in the Information and Libraries Department of the College of Arts / Al-Mustansiriya University as a first step, to introduce modern indexing rules (RDA) according to modern automated systems and programs.
Training specialists in Iraqi libraries on modern indexing systems, and qualifying them to work on rehabilitating Iraqi libraries, which are beginning to recover from the effects of the years of the crisis. So far, 30 training courses, both theoretical and practical, have been held, and more than 270 employees from various Iraqi libraries have been trained".
Al-Mousawi concluded: “What has been achieved is the result of the concerted efforts of the center’s workers and employing their capabilities and scientific abilities in the right direction, after the al-Abbas’s (p) Holy Shrine has provided all the appropriate climates for this. And we are continuing our project according to a plan developed for this purpose.”