AUA Librarian Hasmik Galstyan Featured in EIFL Annual Report

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YEREVAN, Armenia – Hasmik Galstyan, Head of Reference and Circulation Services at the American University of Armenia (AUA)’s AGBU Papazian Library, was recently featured in the 2014 annual report of Electronic Information for Libraries (EIFL).

Mrs. Galstyan, who has served as the EIFL Copyright Coordinator for the Electronic Library Consortium of Armenia for the past nine years, is passionate about advancing modern copyright laws in Armenia so that they better serve libraries and the needs of their patrons.

In December 2014, Mrs. Galstyan traveled to Geneva for the first time as part of the EIFL delegation to attend the 29th session of the World Intellectual Property Organization’s (WIPO) Standing Committee on Copyright and Related Rights (SCCR), which is the main body that shapes international copyright laws.

As part of EIFL’s celebration of its 15th anniversary, the annual report shared stories from groundbreaking EIFL projects around the world, with Mrs. Galstyan being the representative from Armenia.

EIFL is an international not-for-profit organization that works with libraries in developing and transition countries to enable access to knowledge for education, learning, research and sustainable community development.

The full report can be read here.


Founded in 1991, the American University of Armenia (AUA) is a private, independent university located in Yerevan, Armenia and affiliated with the University of California. AUA provides a global education in Armenia and the region, offering high-quality, graduate and undergraduate studies, encouraging civic engagement, and promoting public service and democratic values.

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