DR. Shawky Salem AWARDS


    International Federation of Library Associations & Institutions
Presented  this  prestigious Award in its 75 Conference (23-27 August 2009) at Milan, Italy at the closing session on Thursday  27 August 2009 to:
Dr. Shawky Salem


3- IFLA HONOR MEDAL, Milan – ITALY, 27 August 2009, - CILIP Honorary Fellow 1982.

For his distinguished service to IFLA and the international library community through his leadership in representation, contribution to the professional literature, and support for development of the profession


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Sample congratulations messages from all over the world

Arabic version

Cher collègue et ami Dr Shawky Salem
J'ai appris  avec grande joie ta décoration de la grande médaille de l'IFLA à Milan.En cette heureuse occasion ,je te présente toutes mes félicitations.
Mohamed Benjelloun.

Dr please i would like to join my voice, congratulations,please read also this sentence in french
Permettez moi de joindre ma modeste voix pour vous feliciter. Puisse votre professionalisme inspirer toute l'Afrique.
Alim Garga
Bibliotheque de l'assemblee nationale du Cameroun

Dear Shawky
When one of us stands out, we all shine.
Ellen Ndeshi Namhila
University Librarian
University of Namibia Library
Private Bag 13301
340 Madume Ndemufayo Ave
Telephone:  +264 61 206 3873
Fax:     +264 61 206 3876
Cell phone: +264 81 129 6738
Dear Shawky,
Mabrouk for the “IFLA MEDAL MILAN 2009”.  You really deserve it.
Attached the photo but it is not clear, Sorry… ;)

Mabrouk again,
Hilda T. Nassar, Director, Medical Librarian
Saab Medical Library * American University of Beirut
Bliss Street * P.O.Box: 11-0236/36 
Riad El-Solh 1107 2020 * Beirut - LEBANON
Tel. +961-1-350000 Ext. 5900 * Fax: +961-1-743631
Email: nassarh@aub.edu.lb

Respected Dr Shawky,
Definately we shall meet, pl inform me whenever you come to India
With regards,
 (Dr Mayank Trivedi)

Dear Dr Shawky,

Warmest congratulations!
The presentation of the IFLA Medal to you. It  is testimony to your long service to IFLA and your generosity to up and coming librarians. A tremendous culmination of your career!

Many congratulations,
With warm regards,

(Dr Mayank Trivedi)
University Librarian
Sardar Patel University,
Vallabh Vidyanagar,
Dear Shawky
I wonder if you have received my congratulating message. I am so happy that you have received the honor.
Best wishes,
Jianzhong Wu

Hi ya walah ya Shoushou,
Eh el gamal dah bas?
This is amazing, you deserve it as you have dedicated all your life to this.  So a thousand congratulations to you Dad!!
Very proud of you and love you very much!
Dear Shawky,
I was delighted to receive the news that you have been awarded the IFLA Medal. 
You certainly deserve it for all of the contributions you have made to advance the
growth and development of IFLA, especially in the Middle East.
All the best,
Robert Wedgeworth
University Librarian and
Professor of Library Administration Emeritus
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
2626 N. Lakeview Avenue, #3603
Chicago, IL  60614    U.S.A

Dear Shawky
I missed the closing ceremony in Milan, so have only just learned of 
your award of the IFLA Medal - many congratulations!  Well-deserved 
recognition of your many years of work on behalf of IFLA!
Best wishes
Stephen Parker

Editor, IFLA Journal
Dear Dr. Shawky Salem
Congratulations for the accolade you received at IFLA in Milan. Thanks for, giving leadership to the build up of RSCAO and Caucus. We always knew that you were a strength to the LIS community and an active leader in this field. So this award consolidates our opinions of you.
 Congrats once again
 Shivanthi Weerasinghe
Bank of Ceylon
Sri Lanka
Dear Shawky
On behalf of all the members of the Regional Standing Committee for Asia and Oceania, I wish to offer congratulations to you for the receipt of the IFLA Medal in Milan in recognition of your distinguished service to IFLA and the international library community.
Over the past few years as I have become more involved in IFLA regional matters I have come to know and respect you for your insights on important issues, for your dedication to hard work, for your generousity to IFLA members from developing countries and for your warm personality and lively sense of humour.
Again, Shawky - congratulations!  And I, and the other RSCAO members, hope you will continue to work with us in the coming years!
Best wishes
Dan Dorner
Chair, Regional Standing Committee for Asia and Oceania

Dear Shawky
My sincere congratulations for IFLA HONOR MEDAL MILAN 2009.
You really deserve it
I take this opportunity to wish you a good ramadan for you and your family.
Sincerely yours
Nazha Hachad
Responsible of Cooperation
and International Relations
Ecole des Sciences de l'Information
Tel.+212 37 77 49 13/04/07
Fax. +212 37 77 02 32
Mob. + 212 66 27 06 85
e-mail :

Dear Professor Dr. Shawky:
It was with great joy that we have received the news about the awarding to you by IFLA of the Honor Medal. I believe that we, librarians, also feel honored, since for a long time we have been accompanying your work, believing in it, in your achievement capacity, reason why such homage does not surprise us.
Congratulation for the Honor Medal and congratulation for your multiplicative and continuous work in behalf of the development of the profession and promotion of IFLA in your region and world-wide.
And congratulation to IFLA for the recognition of your important  contribution.
With my permanent admiration for your accomplishments.
Ivone T?lamo
Supervisora da Biblioteca
tel. 11 6099-9497

Dear Shawky
Very many congratulations to you, Shawky, for this great recognition. It
attests to your great leadership quality and aptitudes.
You have done us proud and please continue aspiring us all with your
passion for the profession.
Ellen Ndeshi Namhila
University Librarian
University of Namibia Library
Private Bag 13301
340 Madume Ndemufayo Ave
Telephone:  +264 61 206 3873
Fax:     +264 61 206 3876
Cell phone: +264 81 129 6738
Dear Shawky,
Congratulatins on your Award. You deserved. Welldone.
Buhle Mbambo-Thata

Dear Shawky,
CONGRATULATIONS for the IFLA medal !!!!!  That was a deserving honour. Your achievement is a pride for Africa
Many Congratulations Shawky: a well-deserved honour!

Prof Bruce Royan, Outgoing Secretary, IFLA AV & Multimediedia Section
41 Greenhill Gardens, Edinburgh, EH10 4BL, UK (44) 131 447 3151

Dear all,
My hearty congratulations to Dr. Shawky for receipt of IFLA medal award.
Best wishes,
Rosemary Gitachu
University Librarian
Daystar University
P.O. Box 44000-00400
Tel: +254 272003/4
Fax: +254 272 8338
Dear all
I would like to join the ululation for Shawky receipt of the Award. Africa prides itself with you, congrats!
Lindy Nhlapo
IFLA Regional Manager for Africa
Tel: +2712 429 6374
Fax: +2712 429 6130
+             P O Box 392, UNISA, 0003, South Africa

                  Unisa website: http://www.unisa.ac.za
                  IFLA website:   http://www.ifla.org
Towards the African university in the service of humanity

Dear Dr Shawky
I am now back home after IFLA. I wish to congratulate you for your well deserved award. This shows that IFLA honours members who work hard for it.
I believe this will urge you on to do more things for the profession.

Helena R.Asamoah-Hassan
Member, Governing Board of IFLA.
Chairperson, Advisory Board of eIFL.net.
University Librarian, KN University of Science and Technology,Kumasi, Ghana.

Tel:233-51-60133; Fax:233-51-60358 
maadwoa2000@yahoo.com,   website:www.knust.edu.gh
Dear Shawky,
Please let me add a quiet personal note to congratulate you on your IFLA honour. Over more than a decade it has been my pleasure to know you as a friend and colleague, and someone with whom I share many values and professional views.
It has always been great to have you around, to exchange views and to share laughter.
YOUR award is well-deserved, my friend.
Many congratulations,
Professor G E Gorman FCLIP FRSA AALIA
Professor of Information Management
School of Information Management
Victoria University of Wellington
PO Box 600
Wellington 6140, New Zealand
Office: Easterfield 211
Tel: +64 (0)4 463 5782
Fax: +64 (0)4 463 5184
Mob: +64 (0)27 565 8999
Editor, Online Information Review (Emerald)
Associate Editor, Library Collections, Acquisitions and Technical Services (Elsevier)
IFLA Committee Member: RSCAO, CLM, INFOLIT

Congratulations on a well-deserved recognition of your contributions. It was a pleasure working with you on the IFLA Governing Board. 
All the best
Barbara Tillett, Library of Congress
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Dear Dr Salem
I didn’t know that you have received an Honor Medal. ALF MABROUK !!!!!!
You really deserve it, as I know you, you are always searching for the best, and you gave so much for Library science, librarians and the whole library community. We are proud that that an Egyptian receive the Honor Medal.
I am sure that you will be always holding the torch.
Mille mabrouk,again
Sawsan Habre
Warmest congratulations, Shawky
The presentation of the IFLA Medal to you before an audience of the world’s librarians is testimony to your long service to IFLA and your generosity to up and coming librarians. A tremendous culmination of your career!
Dr Alex Byrne FALIA
University Librarian
University of Technology, Sydney
UTS CRICOS Provider Code 00099F
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Dear Prof. Shawky
Accept my heartiest congratulations on this award and reward. You deserved that! 
Warm Regards
Professor Kanwal Ameen (PhD)
Dept. of Library & Information Science,
University of the Punjab, Lahore
Chief Editor, “Pakistan Journal of Library and Information Science” (2005-09)
HEC Approved PhD Supervisor

Fulbrighter: 2000-2001& 2009-2010
Secretary, IFLA LIS Education in Developing Countries Special Interest Group

Dear Shawky,
Congratulations to you on your receipt of the IFLA Medal Award. You truly deserve this as an acknowledgement of your work in the Arab library world and for SCAO which has been valued by us all.
Congratulations and best wishes for the future.
Elizabeth Fong

frode Baken

Congratulations for the well-deserved award.
How did the rest of the meeting go?
Rashidah Begum bt. Fazal Mohamed
355 Q Lengkok Pemancar
Land Line: 04.657.2730
Mobile: 012.470.5140
Fax: 04.659.6220

Dear Shawky
My deepest gratulations and I hope to carry on
the good spirit of cooperation with you.
Visited Egypt (Kairo, Sinai, St. Catherine, Holy mountain, Alexandria)
last january and left my heart in Egypt. I even bought an oud - that I'm
proudly presenting for my friends. I'm always there for a good reason.
When we get our FAIFE website in order, this news has to be on the page.
To be in touch
Prof. Kai Ekholm               Dr. Prof. Kai Ekholm
Ylikirjastonhoitaja            Director
PL 15 (Unioninkatu 36)         P.O.Box 15 (Unioninkatu 36)

Dear Dr S. Salem
I wish to congratulate you for being honored by IFLA for your valuable contribution to the profession.
I would very much like to see you visit Mauritius, a tiny indian ocean island in a near future and conduct a training session or make a presentation to members of the profession on the emerging trends in the LIS . You are most welcome to my country. Here there are no less than  75 LIS graduates and many more para-professionals/technicians. Looking forward to hearing from you.


Ibrahim Ramjaun
Librarian , National  Library of Mauritius & part-time lecturer at the university
Member of ALA.
My dear Professor Dr. Shawky Salem,
I was so happy when I have attended the ceremony of the closing session of IFLA conference on 27 August in Milan, and see that IFLA awarded you its HONOR MEDAL for the year 2009 for your distinguished service to IFLA and to the international library community through your leadership in representation, contribution to the professional literature, and support for development of the profession.
I know that many colleagues in IFLA who attended will agree with me that the selection of you by IFLA was proper and appropriate  as it represents your efforts with IFLA for more than 20 years.
As one of your faithful students who worked close to you in many projects, I believe that awarding you this unique prize is not only an honor for you but for the whole professional librarians in the Arab World and all over the world.
I wish you more progress and recognition in future.


M.A. Politiques et Industries de la Culture, de

l'Information, de la Communication et des Arts 
Head of Archive Unit/Studio Section
Bibliotheca Alexandrina
Shatby, Alexandria 21526
Tel: +20-3-4839999 ext.: 1355
Mobile: +2010-170-44-65
Mobile (France): +336-31-89-52-36
Fax: +20-3-4820460
E-mail: marwa.elsahn@bibalex.org
E-mail personnel:masahne1@hotmail.com


السلام عليكم
وددت فقط دكتور من خلال هدا ايميل تهنئتك بجائزة الميدالية الذهبية الشرقية لإفلا 2009 نتمنى لك المزيد من النجاحات و التفوق.
خديجة بو خلفا
الدكتور الفاضل/ شوقي سالم
كل سنة وانت طيب
وعشت دوماً لرفعة سمعة كل العاملين في مجال المكتبات و المعلومات فلك اصدق التحية وانبلها لشخصك الكريم
وشكراً للرد على رسالتي و للتواضع الذي يزيدك رفعة وتميز
و اليوم حقيقاً انا سعيدة بوصول رسالة لصندوق بريدي من علم ورقم لا يمكن تجاوزه في علم المكتبات و المعلومات العربي
بروفسير  السريحي
عليكم ،  وكل عام وانتم  بخير سلام من الله   
 الناطقين بلغة الضاد فالتحية هذا خبر مشرف ومفخرة لكل
للدكتور شوقي سالم ولكل  الإختصاصيين في مجال المكتبات و المعلومات في العالم العربي
تمنياتنا ان ينعكس هذا التكريم بمزيد من العلاقات و الصلات بين جمعيانتا المهنية و الإفلا
مع الاحترام
Misa Abdelatif Abbass Ali
Resource center officer
Practical Action Organization  - Sudan
Postal address: PO Box 4172, Khartoum 1114.
mobile   : +249-9-18266660
Telephones :+249-1-83- 578821/578827/578828/460419 .
Fax  +249-1-83-472002 .
websites: www.practicalaction.org
الأخ الدكتور شوقي سالم المحترم
تحية مباركة
مبروك الميدالية الذهبية. ان هذا التكريم يعد تكريما لكل المكتبيين العرب
أدامك الله ورعاك ايها ألأخ الحبيب
الدكتور جاسم محمد جرجيس
الامارات العربية المتحدة

ألف مبروك
سالم و هذا تجلي للإمكانيات للأستاذ شوقي
العربي الموجودة في عالمنا
Ellen Saliba
Head Librarian
Al-Haq Library
P. O. Box 1413
Ramallah – West bank
Tel.: +972-2-295 46 49

Fax: +972-2-295 49 03


Dear Dr. Shawky,
The award you received is an honor for all Arab Librarians and you are surely the best to receive it.
Wish you continuous success.
It was a real pleasure seeing you in Milan and hope to hear from you soon. I would really use your suggestions and advice to enhance the work of the center.
Enjoy Ramadan and a happy feast

Best Regards,
دينا يوسف
نائب مدير
مركز "الإفلا" للمكتبات ومراكز المعلومات الناطقة باللغة العربية
مكتبة الاسكندرية
قطاع المكتبات
ص.ب. 138 - الشاطبى
الاسكندرية 21526
جمهورية مصر العربية
تليفون 4820330 (203)+ التحويل الداخلى 1997
فاكس 4820460 (203)+
الموقع الالكترونى: www.bibalex.org
البريد الالكترونى dina.youssef@bibalex.org

Friday, September 11, 2009, 12:06 AM
الف الف مبروك وان
كان هذا النجاح ليس جديد على
الدكتور موفقين دايما
راية احمد
Date: Thursday, September 10, 2009, 11:54 PM
نشارككم التهنئة للبروفيسور
شوقي ودائما موفقين
للإتحاد وأعضائه ومبروك
فكري   محمد همام
مدير مكتبة
التراث العربي والإسلامي
للتربية والعلوم وتنمية المجتمع مؤسسة قطر

يسرني وأعضاء المكتب التنفيذي للاتحاد العربي وكافة أعضاء الاتحاد في كل مكان أن نهنئ الأستاذ الدكتور شوقي سالم بمناسبة منحه الميدالية الشرفية الذهبية للاتحاد الدولي للمكتبات (إفلا) حيث قام الإتحاد الدولي لجمعيات ومؤسسات المكتبات (إفلا) بمنح الأستاذ الدكتور شوقي سالم الميدالية الذهبية الشرفية التي تجعل اسمه مسجلا بشكل دائم علي موقع الاتحاد ضمن الحاصلين علي المناصب الشرفية في العالم من الاتحاد المذكور.  وقد تم ذلك في الجلسة الختامية للاتحاد يوم الخميس الموافق 27 أغسطس 2009 في مدينة ميلانو – إيطاليا أثناء المؤتمر الخامس والسبعون
للاتحاد الذي عُقد في الفترة من 23-27 أغسطس 2009
والشكر لمكتبة الإسكندرية والزميلة النشطة دينا يوسف .

رئيس وأعضاء الاتحاد العربي للمكتبات والمعلومات (اعلم )

Hassan A. Alsereihy, Professor
King Abdulaziz University
President of AFLI ( Arab Federation for Libraries & Information)
P.O. Box 80202
Jeddah, 21589
Mobile: 00966505683288

السلام عليكم و رحمة الله وبركاته
تحية طيبة مباركة
كل عام وانتم بخير ورمضان كريم
الأستاذ الدكتور شوقي سالم
أبارك لكم بكل خالص الود والاحترام حصولكم على الميدالية الذهبية من الإفلا و هي أقل ما تستحق يا دكتور
فأنتم شرف لكل عربي و مصري و لكل اختصاصي المكتبات في العالم العربي

ألف ألف مبروك يا دكتور فأنتم تستحقون الكثير عما قدمتموه
متعكم الله بالصحة و العافية و جعلكم سندا لنا ولكل مكتبي في العالم العربي وصوتنا الحر



سعادة الأستاذ الدكتور شوقي سالم
السلام عليكم ورحمة الله وبركاته
وتحية رمضانية مباركة
أبارك لكم فيها تكريمكم من قبل الإفلا بالميدالية الشرفية الذهبية
للاتحاد الدولي للمكتبات (إفلا)
والتي تستحقونها لما قدمتم من جهود كبيرة خلال مسيرتكم مع الاتحاد الدولي
حيث كنتم صوت العرب الناطق في تلك المحافل
وكنتم بحق خير سفير لنا خلال عقود في مجالس ولجان الاتحاد
والأمل معقود في أن يحتفي بك العرب ومؤسساتهم
فأنت أهل لذلك

أبارك لكم مجددا وأتمنى أن تسجل مذكراتك مع الإفلا
فكثيرون في شوق لها
وستكون إضافة للمكتبيين العرب الذين يتطلعون لمعرفة ما يجري وراء الكواليس
والذين يرغبون في الإفادة من تلكم التجارب الكبيرة والمتميزة
وفقكم الله ورعاكم
سعد الزهري
Saad Azzahri, Ph. D.
Ex-President, Arab Federation for Libraries & Info. (AFLI);
President, Center For Info. Consulting & Training (CICT);
Past President of the Arabian Gulf Chapter of SLA;
Box 103400 Riyadh 11695 Saudi Arabia

سلامات ياريس
أنا افتخر واعتز بك وبصداقتك
لو بعرف انو هذا الحدث سيكون في هذا المؤتمر لكان حضرت المؤتمر عشان احتفل فيك ولكن انشغالي هذه السنة بأمور عائلية لم استطع الحضور
على كل ألف مبروك وأنت بتستاهل عقبال الأكبر
أرسل لك باقة زهور ومحبة
كل عام وأنت بألف خير
ليانا قويدر – مجلس الشوري – فلسطين

سعادة الأستاذ الدكتور شوقي سالم
كل عام وانتم بخير
أسعدني منح الإتحاد الدولي لجمعيات ومؤسسات المكتبات (إفلا) لكم الميدالية الذهبية الشرفية وتكريكم وأود بهذه المناسبة تهنئتكم وانتم أهل لذلك فجهودكم يعرفها الجميع
فكل التهاني لكم ولنا يهذا التكريم والى الأمام دائما
تلميذكم : أ.د. حسن عواد السريحي
Hassan A. Alsereihy, Professor
King Abdulaziz University
President of AFLI ( Arab Federation for Libraries & Information)
  P.O. Box 80202
Jeddah, 21589
Mobile: 00966505683288












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