March 24, 2018

Azerbaijan National Library and UCLA Library Sign Memorandum of Understanding

From the Consulate General of Azerbaijan in Los Angeles (via Facebook):

The [Memorandum of Understanding] was signed by the Director of ANL Dr. Karim Tahirov and Virginia Steel, UCLA Norman and Armena Powell University Librarian.

Opening the event, the UCLA Librarian for Jewish, Middle Eastern, Central Asian, and South Asian Studies David Hirsch told the audience about his trips to Azerbaijan, during which he had the opportunity to familiarize himself with the country’s various libraries including the National Library. He expressed his hope that today’s MOU would establish great opportunities for a strong bilateral collaboration between the two libraries.


In her remarks, Ms Steel said: “We are delighted to welcome the Azerbaijan National Library to our growing list of major international partners. We look forward to developing and implementing projects that will make materials in both libraries and knowledge about both countries more broadly accessible to students and scholars around the world.”

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