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It’s been a tough year, and few of us will be sorry to say goodbye to 2020. During the pandemic the library focus on keeping the community connected and informed. Moreover, we make sure our customers had plenty of reading materials and activities for the hours at home.
As we tiptoe into 2021, our focus shifts to preparing for change, hence post-pandemic Maldives will probably not be the same as before. To help us be change-ready, we will be encouraging the community to Stay Curious... to make learning a lifestyle so that we remain creative and adaptable.
Wishing your health, prosperity, new adventures, and a bit of normalcy in 2021!
We have resumed our services from January 2021 with new safety measures in place. Some of our services have slightly changed to ensure we are complying with safety measures.
We are complying fully with the HPA guidelines on managing the risk of COVID-19 and the safety of our customers and staff remain as our top priority.
New Normal Services
Children's Multimedia Services
The Children’s Multimedia Library (CML) services which were suspended due to Covid-19 crisis have been temporarily resumed at the National Library (Museum Building A) starting from 10 January 2021.
Service would be given on Sun, Mon, Tue, Wed and Thu from 09:00 to 15:00.
Group Study Room
"Kiyvathi" group study room has been established at the National Library for group studies and discussion for maximum of 6 customers at a time.
This is a segment of developing our services to provide the community with space for researches and students.
Launched at National Library on 14th January 2021
Makerspace program was launched at National Library on 14th January 2021. During this ceremony National Library signed an MOU with stemspace.net to conduct makerspace programs.
A makerspace is a place that provides creative time and space for people of all ages to build prototypes, explore questions, fail and retry, bounce ideas off one another and build something together. Makerspace program enhances creativity, innovation, and different skills.
National Library received the legal deposit copy of Ms. Aminath Ibrahim’s “Political Identity: Gaaimkurumugai Bahuge Dhauru”
National Libraries annual BBQ was held at the Villingili BBQ Area on 1st of February 2019. These organizational gatherings are great for boosting employee morale and showing appreciation for a job well done.
World Cancer Day book display was displayed on 4th February 2019. The main purpose of the book display was to spread awareness and educating the population. The display consists of information about general signs and symptoms, along with cancer relation books available at the library.
National Library celebrated the end of a successful work year by having a crazy hat themed a staff lunch.
National Library received a generous donation from Asia Foundation on 17 September 2018. The donation includes fiction and nonfiction books. This donation is mandated to distribute among public libraries in the atolls.
The “Blind Date with a Book”, the display was exhibited from 9 to 13 September 2018. A selection of best 20 fiction books was chosen from our collection and this was a big hit among the youngsters. Polka dots theme display caught many eyes through social media and also astonished the daily customers. It can be a fun way to discover something new or read outside the comfort zone.
Book Fair of IUM “IQRA” was held from 9 to 10 July 2018 at the Islamic University of Maldives. National Library had a reading corner at the fair. The aim of the book fair was to develop awareness in students of the importance of books and other resources as a means of recording and sharing human achievements, failures, and aspirations."
Launching of the book “Addu Radhun” by Ahmed Zahir was held at the National Art Gallery Hall on the 21 June 2018. The book is a historical account of “United Suvadive Republic” and it narrates the infamous story of the southern separatist movement from the eyes of its leader, Abdulla Afeef.
IFLA Global Vision discussion was held at the National Library in collaboration with Maldives Library Association on Saturday, 30 June 2018. Through this discussion, information is gathered around the world to overcome the challenges faced by the ever-increasing globalization. IFLA initiated the Global Vision Discussion – a venture that will generate a united library field roadmap for the future.
research4life provides the developing world access to leading research in health, agriculture, and environment. Library members could request for user ID and password from the library to get access to full-text articles which can be downloaded for saving, printing or reading on screen.
Kalaafanu School grades 1-5 students visit Children’s Multimedia Library for their Harry Potter Library week. Library orientation and a tour were conducted to provide information about the Children’s collection and services.
Kalaafanu School grades 1-5 students visit Children’s Multimedia Library for their Harry Potter Library week. Library orientation, tour, and web assessment sessions were conducted to provide information.
National library opened their first quiet study room on November 1, 2017 with 12 carrels. The quiet study room is a space with individual study carrels which would provide you with absolute silence. Study carrels can be booked on daily basis for 3 hours.
Library activities for pre-schoolers workshop was conducted on 29 and 31 of October 2017 at the Institute of Library and Information Services, National Library. During this workshop participants were taught how to plan and conduct library programs for preschool kids. Delivery of the information was carried out by Ms. Fathmath Zameel.
Blind date with a Book display was exhibited from 8 – 12 October 2017. A selection of best 20 fiction books from our collection was a big hit among the youngsters. Autumn theme display caught a many eyes through social media and also surprised and delights patrons who visit us daily.
Information literacy workshop was conducted from 13 to 14 September 2017 at the Institute of Library and Information Services, National Library. A total of 12 participants from school libraries, college libraries and other organisations completed the training.
Legal Deposit Act awareness session for all new staffs was conducted on August 24 at the National Library Institute. This Act 2006/1 was implemented on 2012 to ensure the submission of legal deposit copy of a publication made accessible to the public through National Library
Leadership and Productivity workshop was conducted on 10 August 2017 at the Institute of Library and Information Services, National Library. Delivery of the information was carried out by Mr. Adam Naseer.
12th July is Maldives Library Day. To mark this day National Library arranged an open day at the library. A light lunch for all staff along with a scavenger hunts which gave a healthy workout for the brain and body. Television Maldives broadcasted video clips of readers throughout the day to promote reading habits. National Library’s Director General Ms. Mahasin Ahmed Didi and Director Aminath Shiuna discussed the top physical vs digital library on-air program “Rahkaavethibiyya Dhathuru”, An art and craft activity was arranged at the Children’s Multi Media Library to celebrate Maldives Library Day. Held on the 15th July 2017 from 14:00 to 16:00.
National Library participated in the Reading program conducted by Dharumavantha Shool on April 13, 2017
This workshop mainly covered the importance of effective communication and how we can improve our communication skills. Communication skills workshop is an in-house training which was conducted on 08thJune 2017 at the Institute of Library and Information Services, National Library. Delivery of the training was carried out by Mr. Mohamed Amjad.
National Library organised a fun filled evening at the National Art Gallery Hall to celebrate the children's day. The Indian Ambassador to Maldives His Excellency Mr. Akhilesh Mishra inaugurated the event. The event was sponsored by Fuel Supply Maldives.
World Book Day is a celebration of books, authors, illustrators and reading. To mark this day National Library has conducted a bookmark competition for the age group between 6 to 12 years. A total of 124 participants from around the country participated in this competition. Children’s were asked to create a bookmark using their own interpretation of the favourite book or a book read recently. The competition was sponsored by Amana Takaful Maldives.
This workshop mainly covered the basic safety measures that should be taken in the workplace. As safety is everyone’s responsibility! The participants joined in conducting a health and safety inspection of an existing library. Training was conducted from 08 to 09 March 2017 at the Institute of Library and Information Services, National Library. Delivery of the training was carried out by Ms. Athiyya Shakeel.A total of 19 participants from school libraries, college libraries and other organisations completed the workshop.
Happy International Women’s Day! What better way to celebrate our favourite day than setting up a “Selfie Station” to spread love and happiness. National Library arranged a Breakfast for all staff at the library terrace along with a fun filled debate to lighten the atmosphere.
National library supported the fighters and the survivors of cancer by wearing purple. Spreading awareness is the key to change.
Fundamentals in Library Service training was conducted from 08 to 23 November 2016 at the Institute of Library and Information Services, National Library. A total of 11 participants from school libraries, college libraries and other organisations completed the training.
The National Library has conducted a workshop on advance classification and cataloguing. The workshop was designed for the technical librarians to develop their number building skills using Dewey Decimal Classification Table 1, Descriptive Cataloguing, and Machine Readable Cataloguing 21 (MARC 21) Standard. Read more
National Library staff participates in the largest Male' city cleaning campaign conducted by the Somerset Hotel. Campaign partners include Cathay Pacific, Ministry of Environment and Energy, Maldives National Defence Force, Maldives Police Service, Waste Management Corporation and Coca Cola company. The campaign was carried out on 29th July.
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