Historical Sketch

  • A special award of the International Association of School Librarianship recognized activities of the Center for Librarians/Information Specialists.
  • In 1999 were realized two projects under USIS-SOROS:
    Library Reference Collection Development
    Library Automation
  • LIC has been designated as an official Regional Depository of the World Bank in Azerbaijan since 1999. The Collection consists of books, technical papers, annual reports, statistical publications, and public information materials that are invaluable to the study and research of economic growth. The depository materials are shelved as a separate collection within LIC.
  • Summer School “Libraries and Librarians: Access to Information” under OSI Azerbaijan was held (1999). The Summer school was addressed an urgent need of the accelerated library and information exchange, it also wishes to raise the awareness of librarians and to explore some key professional issues. Training programs for the local community served different target groups, including in-service training and certificate programs for professionals, trainers training, retraining for other professional groups, and more.
  • Reference Reading Hall was opened in 2000.
  • Library and Information Services Division is established to manage Khazar University Library System (2000).