Al-Farabi Kazakh National University Library service
by Head of Department of International Relations and World Economy of the Faculty of International Relations, Al-Farabi KazNU, Yermek S. Chukubayev,
Al-Farabi Kazakh National University Library provides access to information, technology, reference help and programing to support the learning, teaching, and research of students, Faculty, and staff.Access to informationprovides access to a wide range of electronic and printed resources: Print Books and e-books, Audiobooks,Print periodicals and e-journals, DVDs, Encyclopedias, Dictionariesand more.
The Library supports the language of instruction of the institution by providing a mostly Russian, Kazakh language collection. To support local culture and interests, the library has growing collection of English literature.
The Library develops the collection according to requests from the community and Subject Librarians and subscribes to more than 60 databases providing access to hundreds of books, thousands of journals and millions of articles. The University of Wisconsin–Madison provides an Interlibrary Loan service for Faculty to request materials not available through the databases.
The Library provides computer workstations, scanners, and assistive learning technologies (Magnifier, JAWS, Braille Translator) to community members with physical and learning disabilities. Also available are E-readers.
Subject and reference librarians
Assigned to each School and Research Center is a personal Librarian that acts as a liaison between the community and the Library. Reference Librarians offer workshops, classroom instruction, and LibGuides to promote information literacy, technology, database training, citations, plagiarism, and much more.
Throughout the year, the NUL acts as a consulting and training center for Kazakhstani Librarians by offering workshops, training, seminars, and webinars. The Library holds an annual seminar as a part of Eurasian Higher Education Leaders Forum (EHELF).The Library is an active member of Kazakhstan Association of University Libraries and promotes professional development for Academic Librarians.
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