LBJ Presidential Library and Museum offers free admission to health care workers and first responders

Beginning September 1, 2022, the LBJ Presidential Library and Museum is giving free admission to health care workers and first responders.

Advance tickets are not required. Just show up with a work ID. This special free admission offer is for any staff member or worker at hospitals, clinics, doctor offices, fire, police, EMS, and pharmacies through the end of 2022.

The LBJ Library is proud to honor the hard work, expertise, and sacrifice that health care workers and first responders have made in the past few trying years and that they continue to make every day.



The Bibliotheca Alexandrina participates in the IFLA Conference

The Bibliotheca Alexandrina participated in the International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions (IFLA) Conference, which was held in Dublin, Ireland, from 26 to 29 July 2022, under the title “Inspire, Engage, Enable, Connect”.

The International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions Conference is the most prominent in the field of library and information science. It is organized annually to include thousands of institutions, associations, librarians, major publishing houses, and all those who work in this sector from all over the world.

At this year’s Conference, the BA presented several projects, services, and programs for researchers and librarians. It also cooperated with the Association des Bibliothécaires de France, at a pavilion held as part of a fair organized on the sidelines of the Conference.



"Ships in Ancient Egypt" in an exhibition at the Bibliotheca Alexandrina

The Bibliotheca Alexandrina Antiquities Museum, in collaboration with the National Maritime Museum in Alexandria, organizes a temporary exhibition entitled "Ships in Ancient Egypt... Sail and Sea". The exhibition opened 2 August 2022, and runs for one month.  

Alongside the exhibition, lectures will be held highlighting the development of ships manufacturing and their types in Ancient Egypt, in addition to the methods used in the manufacture of models.



A series of online sessions for African researchers at the BA

The Bibliotheca Alexandrina Information for Africa (BAIFA), in cooperation with Elsevier, is organizing a series of online sessions entitled: “Research Boost Toolkit” for African researchers, to help them boost their research skills and maximize their chances in getting their research published in reputable journals.

The sessions, which will be held in English and French, will explore three main tracks:

1. Introduction to ScienceDirect.

2. Introduction to Scopus.

3. Getting Published: Advice for Manuscript Preparation.



NFT workshop at the Nation's Library of Turkey

A workshop on NFT technology, one of the most important topics of recent times, was organized at the Nation's Library of Turkey on August 4-5. The face-to-face workshop attracted great interest from the participants.

In the workshop, training was given on NFT (Qualified Intellectual Deed), a digital asset technology. In the training, it was aimed to explain the NFT culture to technology enthusiasts who are interested in this field and to create their own NFTs.



         Exhibition "Watercolor images of Nikolai Mishchenko" in the Presidential Library of the Republic of Belarus

On August 24, 2022, the Presidential Library of the Republic of Belarus hosted the opening of the personal exhibition “Watercolor images of Nikolai Mishchenko”. 

The paintings of Nikolai Evgenievich are a rather peculiar watercolor painting, filled with an atmosphere of silence and serenity. Most often, the artist depicts various kinds of landscapes in his works, among which lonely houses surrounded by trees occupy a significant place. 

The canvases shown at the exhibition "Watercolor Images of Nikolai Mishchenko" evoked a positive response from visitors. Thus, the artist's paintings will not only allow you to enjoy watercolor painting, but will also inspire every visitor of the exhibition to discover the connoisseur of beauty in himself.