Metropolitan Libraries Conference


SEK-Qatar librarian, Mr. Virgilio Medina Jr, was one of the speakers at the Metropolitan Libraries Conference organized by Qatar National Library at Qatar National Convention Center.

He presented a research paper on Digital Literacy and discussed how this could empower young learners to become competent users in a digital world.

With this project, he is working with his research collaborator, Professor Ross Todd, who is an internationally recognized school library educator at Rutgers University USA. The two of them are working on digital literacies and its role in improving school library services.

According to Mr Virgilio, “this is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to inform people on what libraries can do in educating students to live and work for a global networked digital environment where information is continuously growing”.

The METLIB conference 2016 under the theme “Pearls in the desert: unleashing potential” is host to librarians and educators from around the world and is taking place until 28th April.

Qatar Global Education Fair

Qatar Global Education Fair

Tuesday 26th April saw the grade ten students attending the Qatar Global Education Fair held at the Intercontinental Doha, The City.

Universities and colleges from around the world were represented, thereby providing an ideal opportunity for our students to engage with their representatives and take their tertiary education planning one step further along.

Whilst it’s always nice to have options, the choice these days is vast and it’s vital that we allow the students plenty of time to consider places and courses carefully and decide what will really be right for them.

The bonus here was access to seminars on topics such as studying in Canada, France or the USA, delivered by experts in the field. All in all, a productive morning!