On May 18th, 2016 the first year students of our university together with Computer Skills teachers visited National Academic Library in Astana as part of the module Research Skills. Sightseeing work is one of the most important directions of the modular education system and is of awareness-raising format. The tour was led by an expert of Service of information and cultural programs Kusainova A.E. Students were familiarized with the rules of using the library, visited the Hall of access to electronic resources, electronic catalogue room, scientific publications room, a common reading room, a multimedia library and other departments. The tour was very exciting and informative. Most of the students were registered as readers of the library. Ayman Esenzholovna spoke about the history of the library, the unique collections that are stored in the collections. Students also received information on the composition of collections, catalogue and services provided to visitors of the library, they could hold in their hands Ualikhanov’s books with notes and publications with autographs of prominent people of that time.
The Department of History of Kazakhstan and General Education closely cooperates with the NALRK for 2 years by taking tours and participating in the library events. So our students participated in the talk show “Family Day”, in a living library with wonderful people on the theme “Women. Stereotypes”. Also, the National Academic Library staff gave presentation to our students on how to use KazNEL services.
Our students are convinced of the relevance and usefulness of such excursions.