• Introduce participants to some key facts and information about specialised Islamic libraries in historical and modern contexts.
  • Provide an overview of the current status of community libraries.  Using case studies and examples from other communities,  discuss information needs of the community members and institutions,  exploring key principles governing strategic planning.
  • Introduce participants to collection development and management strategies, including cataloguing.
  • Explore relevant digital resources that could be accessed by members of the community via community libraries.
  • Familiarise participants with strategies used by libraries to encourage more effective utilisation of their collections and services.