Wednesday 31 August 2022 – 14:51
Sharjah, 31 August, WAM/ His Highness Sheikh Sultan bin Ahmed bin Sultan Al Qasimi, Deputy Ruler of Sharjah and President of the University of Sharjah, inaugurated this morning, Wednesday, the library of the College of Fine Arts and Design at the University of Sharjah.
His Highness visited the library’s corridors to see what it contains in terms of departments, services and its diverse scholarly content, which has been developed to keep pace with the increase in the number of students enrolled in the College and the increasing need for specialist sources and references in all its forms, and to support the college’s academic programmes, scientific research and further education.
The Art College’s library is a specialized and comprehensive library, with a distinctive design, where the idea of its design is based on the Ghaf tree for its symbolism in people gathering around it and sheltering in its shadows.
The library contains various sources and references in addition to a mural on which was written one of the statements of His Highness Sheikh Dr. Sultan bin Muhammad Al Qasimi, Supreme Council Member and Ruler of Sharjah, who is “The Book is the essence of culture, science and knowledge.”
Accommodating more than 100 male and female students, the library has a wireless and state-of-the-art technology environment, and it houses computers, a multimedia room, classrooms for groups and ample space to work on projects collaboratively and study individually or in groups.
The Internet services in the library are linked to the University of Sharjah’s multi-library network, which enables faculty and students of the college to access all electronic information sources in the library, exchange information and participate in courses offered externally.
The library of the College of Arts at the University of Sharjah includes print and electronic resources, where the number of printed books exceeds 12,000 printed books spread across various academic disciplines and programs, and the number of e-books is 8000 e-books, while the number of full-text electronic journals are more than 1,000 journals available through more than On 123 specialized database.
On the sidelines of the inauguration of the library, His Highness Sheikh Sultan bin Ahmed bin Sultan Al Qasimi toured the corridors of the College of Fine Arts and Design, visiting a number of its laboratories and classrooms to learn about the latest educational methods and various facilities that support the theoretical and practical training process.
His Highness was also briefed on a number of artworks by male and female students at the college, which are the results of the practical application of studies in the various disciplines included in the college, such as the programs of interior design, visual communication, fashion design and textiles.
Umm / Dina Omar / Islam Al-Hussein