Deputy Director of the Library of the First President Timur Shaymergenov announced during a recent Central Communication Service (CCS) media briefing in Astana plans to establish an analytics school within the institution.
“We are planning to create an analytics school during the next three-five years. This institution will be aimed at training experts in different specialisations. They will be taught within the frames of the best international standards. Unfortunately, we experience a lack of such professionals today in Kazakhstan,” said Shaymergenov.
The speaker also noted remarkable international activity at the library, as it has held dozens of meetings with representatives of foreign centres and conducted more than 150 important events. Library representatives have participated in the Third Forum of Cooperation between China and Central Asia.
The First President Library was founded on March 13, 2014, in accordance with the Decree of President Nursultan Nazarbayev. It is meant to ensure the management of the personal library and archive of the President, as well as to help explore the history of the country and to promote the ideas and initiatives of the President within the country and abroad.
The library offers more than 19,100 book editions and more than 1,000 copies of periodicals and electronic publications. A new book by President Nazarbayev called “Mangilik El. Years that are Equal to Ages. The Era that Is Equal to Centuries” is among recently received publications at the library.
The library has also rare and collectible editions, such as the album with sketches of Leonardo da Vinci, presented to the head of state in Milan, a Koran that was taken once to the space, an encyclopedic dictionary issued in 1838, which represents several references to Abul Khair Khan, and other interesting publications.The library will be open for initial visits July 1–10.