Libraries have been levelling up since 1850

28 July, 2022

Nick Poole wrote: “We are heading into a society in which trust will be arguably the most important currency. Librarianship represents a professional commitment to the ethical mediation of trustworthy information, so I have absolutely no doubt that libraries and librarians will play a central role in the networked society that is emerging.” Why libraries matter for Britain - New Statesman by Ken Worpole

Najeeb Al-Shorbaji, PhD, IAHSI

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e-Marefa Advisor

President, Jordan Library and Information Association

President, eHealth Development Association, Jordan

President, Middle East and North Africa Association of Health Informatics

IMIA Vice-President for MEDINFO 2023

Part-time Lecturer & Researcher in Medical Informatics, PLR, Germany

Visiting Professor, Ain Shams University, Egypt

ORCID ID 0000-0003-3843-8430

HIFA profile: Najeeb Al-Shorbaji recently retired from the World Health Organization (WHO), where he has worked since 1988 in different capacities. He was most recently Director of the Knowledge, Ethics and Research Department at WHO headquarters, Geneva. Previously he was Coordinator for Knowledge Management and Sharing in EMRO (Eastern Mediterranean Regional Office), Egypt. He is a member of a number of national and international professional societies and associations specialised in information management and health informatics. He has authored over 100 research papers and articles presented in various conferences and published in professional journals. He is a member of the HIFA Steering Group and the HIFA Working Group on Multilingualism.

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