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Developing a collaborative spirit: Great participation from Europe drives IFLA Global Vision further forward!

IFLA - ხუთ, 17/05/2018 - 12:21

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The IFLA Global Vision Regional Workshop arrived in Paris, France on 14 - 16 May for Europe's turn to generate their ideas for actions and what a wealth of ideas there were!

The Cité Internationale Universitaire de Paris, traditionally a crossroads for cultures and ideas, became a hub of stories, inspiration, and energy for the library field. Participants representing 36 European countries and all library types, with a combined experience of 1063 years in the field, explored the highlights and opportunities from the IFLA Global Vision Report Summary and how these can be turned into actions.   

Over three days of inspiring presentations, creativity and dialogue, participants focused on one overarching goal: to create a strong and globally united library field powering literate informed and participative societies. Europe’s librarians underlined their pride in the service and support they offer, and their desire to do more to ensure that all of the region’s inhabitants have the best possibilities to learn, earn, innovate and create, and can look to the future with optimism. 

The Deputy Head of the Libraries Department at the French Culture Ministry, Valérie Bouissou, who welcomed participants to Paris, strongly commended IFLA on its approach. At a time that the French government itself is reviewing library policy, they drew inspiration from IFLA’s Global Vision. 

Strong advocates at all levels

Europe is unique in its political structures. As such, it poses particular challenges, and opportunities, for advocacy. For libraries to get the laws they need best to serve their users, action – and collaboration – is necessary at all levels. As opportunity 5 of the Global Vision report sets out: every librarian an advocate.

With many participants involved in engagement on the ongoing copyright reform in the European Union, there were rich ideas for actions which would draw on the key strengths of libraries – our numbers, our passion, and our dedication. As Gerald Leitner, IFLA Secretary General underlined:

Success in the copyright reform can only be achieved through strong partnership between IFLA, library associations and librarians from all European countries." 

 

Such great participation was inspiring for IFLA President Glòria Pérez-Salmerón: 

Every day I am inspired when I hear from our colleagues the great work librarians are doing. Just imagine what more we will achieve collectively when all our ideas for actions are combined."     

Impressed by the participants’ passion, Gerald Leitner said:

"It is phenomenal to hear such positive stories from so many European countries. This sends a strong and united message to beyond the library community that advocacy and collaboration are key to achieving a global vision. Thank you, Europe, for bringing your collaborative spirit to Paris and contributing to our goal to create the biggest ideas store!"

Global Vision now says "Xin Chào!" as it wings its way to Hanoi, Vietnam on 23 – 25 May for our Asia and Oceania Regional Workshop.     

View all photos from Europe's Regional Workshop in our Flickr album   

IFLA at RightsCon 2018: “Digital literacy for all: how can libraries help?”

IFLA - ოთხ, 16/05/2018 - 14:03

As the world’s leading conference on human rights in the digital age, RightsCon is opening its doors, taking place in Toronto on 16-18 May 2018. The event brings together business leaders, policy makers, government representatives, and human rights defenders from around the world to tackle pressing issues at the intersection of human rights and digital technology. IFLA President 2015-2017, Donna Scheeder will represent IFLA at a workshop titled: “Digital literacy for all: how can libraries help?

The workshop, led by IFLA alongside Brookfield Institute will highlight the important role libraries have in helping users to access and apply the information they need for personal and community development. In the IFLA segment of the workshop, Donna will share examples of what libraries are doing in the field of digital literacy at a local level but also encourage participants to suggest ways libraries and other stakeholders could collaborate to further digital literacy at a global scale.

The Brookfield Institute’s segment will focus on digital literacy training by addressing identified gaps in the digital literacy education and training landscape in Canada, including demographic, geographic, sectoral, skill-based gaps.

The workshop also includes IFLA partners from the Toronto Public Library represented by Pam Ryan, Director, Service Development & Innovation, Eric Craven, Community Development Librarian from Atwater Library and Simona Ramkisson, Senior Project Officer at the Brookfield Institute. The workshop will take place on Thursday 17 May 2018, from 10:30 to 11:45. Come and join us!

Open Access in Practice – FinELib Speaks About Transparency and Publisher Negotiations

LIBER news - სამ, 15/05/2018 - 13:20

One of the primary goals of LIBER’s Open Access Working Group is to help libraries to share their experiences with Open Access. By exchanging information, we can better understand what works, what the challenges are, and find ways of speeding up the transition from subscription-based systems to Open Access (OA). This shift is an international…

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Library History SIG session at IFLA WLIC 2018 is scheduled on Sunday 26 August 2018

IFLA - ორშ, 14/05/2018 - 14:06
Library History SIG session at IFLA WLIC 2018 in Kuala Lumpur, Sunday 26 August 2018, Session 095 Conference Hall 3, 9.30–11.30 a.m. – please join us.

As earlier advised the SIG's session theme is Transform Libraries. Transform Societies: Library Outreach to Marginalized Populations: Historical Perspectives, and the small SIG “committee” had a difficult task deciding which papers to accept.  Having done that, final advice of the programme had to wait until decisions were made by IFLA on some funding assistance sought by 2 potential speakers.  All speakers have now confirmed their attendance and the SIG's programme of some very interesting papers has been entered onto the Conference website:
  • Plenary speaker: Associate Professor Brendan Luyt, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore  | “When the Marginalized Are the Majority: The Colonial Library in Singapore”.
  • "Desert Dreams: The Foundation and Growth of the Amargosa Valley Library” | Samuel Eddington, Training Coordinator, Eastern Shore Regional Library, Salisbury, Maryland, USA
  • “University of Zimbabwe Library and Services for New Farmers 2006-2011: Historical Reflections on Establishment and Impact” | Tendai Mataranyika, Faculty of Agriculture Librarian, University of Zimbabwe
  • “Research on the Development of Serving Marginalized Populations by Public Libraries of China in the Past 30 Years: A Case Study on Public Libraries in Guangdong Province” | Lei Wang,Xiaoyan Xie, Sun Yat-sen University Library
  • “Redesigning Libraries in Chilean Prisons” | Miguel Ángel Rivera Donoso, Coordinator Prison Libraries Program DIBAM, Chile. 

 

Dr Kerry Smith, FALIA, AM

Convenor, IFLA Library History SIG

http://www.ifla.org/library-history

 

Working Together: IFLA President-elect speaks at Congress of Southeast Asian Librarians

IFLA - ორშ, 14/05/2018 - 12:05

IFLA President-elect Christine Mackenzie brought the results of the first phase of the IFLA Global Vision to Myanmar, where the 17th meeting of the Congress of Southeast Asian Librarians (CONSALXVII) was held on 2-5 May. In a country long isolated and under-developed, her message of the importance of libraries for development, and the need for collaboration for success, received a warm welcome.

Special Counsellor and Nobel Prize Winner Daw Aung San Si Kyi opened the conference, underlining the importance of access to information in a newly democratic Myanmar. She particularly highlighted her love of books, and her work to promote school libraries across the region.

Christine Mackenzie spoke at the plenary session, noting the importance librarians around the world had given access to information through the first phase of the IFLA Global Vision. As she underlined, ‘without access to information, people and societies cannot develop and thrive’.

There was also welcome news from the local library association, a beneficiary of support through IFLA’s Building Strong Library Associations programme. Over three years, they had developed a strategic plan, built and cultivated contacts among ministries, held workshops and developed partnerships for the future.

IFLA is looking forwards to coming to Southeast Asia itself this August, as we celebrate the World Library and Information Congress in Kuala Lumpur, on 24-30 August. 

Working Together: IFLA President-elect speaks at Congress of Southeast Asian Librarians

IFLA - ორშ, 14/05/2018 - 12:05

IFLA President-elect Christine Mackenzie brought the results of the first phase of the IFLA Global Vision to Myanmar, where the 17th meeting of the Congress of Southeast Asian Librarians (CONSALXVII) was held on 2-5 May. In a country long isolated and under-developed, her message of the importance of libraries for development, and the need for collaboration for success, received a warm welcome.

Special Counsellor and Nobel Prize Winner Daw Aung San Si Kyi opened the conference, underlining the importance of access to information in a newly democratic Myanmar. She particularly highlighted her love of books, and her work to promote school libraries across the region.

Christine Mackenzie spoke at the plenary session, noting the importance librarians around the world had given access to information through the first phase of the IFLA Global Vision. As she underlined, ‘without access to information, people and societies cannot develop and thrive’.

There was also welcome news from the local library association, a beneficiary of support through IFLA’s Building Strong Library Associations programme. Over three years, they had developed a strategic plan, built and cultivated contacts among ministries, held workshops and developed partnerships for the future.

IFLA is looking forwards to coming to Southeast Asia itself this August, as we celebrate the World Library and Information Congress in Kuala Lumpur, on 24-30 August. 

ILA's 2018 Choices Reading Lists help diversify collections

IFLA - ორშ, 14/05/2018 - 09:59

The International Literacy Association (ILA) has just released the winning titles for their 2018 Choices reading lists. Each year, titles are selected by students and educators that represent outstanding new children’s and young adults’ books to "help diversity bookshelves." The lists include Children’s Choices, Teachers’ Choices, and Young Adults’ Choices, in order to best reach specific age groups and put them in the spotlight so professionals can work selected titles into their curriculum or literacy activities. One of the goals in creating the lists is to establish joy in reading at a young age. In order to achieve this, different players need to work together, including: libraries, publishers, educators, parents, and society. It takes a village to raise a child!

IFLA, ILA and the International Board on Books for Young People (IBBY) recently signed a Memorandum of Understanding, as all three organisations focus on the importance of reading as a starting point to different types of literacy (numeracy [mathematical literacy], Media Information Literacy, secondary language acquisition, etc). We are working closely together and aim to increase literacy rates to 100 percent across the globe.

See additional information in ILA's recent press release: International Literacy Association’s (ILA) 2018 Choices Reading Lists Help Diversify Bookshelves.

IFLA Asia/Oceania Regional Quarterly News! : May 2018

IFLA - ორშ, 14/05/2018 - 09:35

Dear Asia & Oceania Colleagues,

Here are the web links to the above highlighted articles.

Messages

1

RSCAO Chair’s Message

https://www.ifla.org/node/42653?og=67

2

Editor’s Note

https://www.ifla.org/node/42652?og=67

What’s Trending in Asia and Oceania Region!

3

IFLA Presidential Meeting and IFLA Global Vision Workshop in Barcelona

https://www.ifla.org/node/42449?og=67

 

4

Conferences organised in collaboration with Asia and Oceania Section in 2017

https://www.ifla.org/node/41547?og=67

 

5

Asia and Oceania Satellite Meeting at Kolkata, India

https://www.ifla.org/node/42650?og=67

 

6

IFLA RSCAO 2018 Mid-term Meeting and Seminar held in National Library of Korea

https://www.ifla.org/node/42651?og=67

 

Check Out! Happening in the Region.

7

International Leadership Skills Training Workshop

https://www.ifla.org/node/41446?og=67

8

Dunhuang Manuscripts in Digital form collected by France and published

http://www.nlc.cn/nlcnews/201803/t20180316_167549.htm

 

9

Global Vision Discussion: Report of the Hong Kong Library Association meeting, “How a united library field can tackle the challenges of the future”

http://hkla.org/hkla_news/global-vision-discussion-report-of-the-hong-kong-library-association-meeting-how-a-united-library-field-can-trackle-the-challenges-of-the-future/

10

62nd Annual General Meeting of Librarians Association of Malaysia

https://www.ifla.org/node/42448?og=67

 

Tell Us Your Story!

11

IFLA’s Libraries and the Sustainable Development Goals: A Storytelling Manual

https://www.ifla.org/node/36272

12

Coming to WLIC 2018? Let’s meet in Kuala Lumpur!

https://2018.ifla.org/regisration-information

Upcoming Highlights!

13

IFLA WLIC 2018 Kuala Lumpur – Congress Programme

https://2018.ifla.org/conference-programme

IFLA Headquarters News!

14

IFLA President’s Meeting 2018: Speakers’ presentations now available!

https://www.ifla.org/node/36091

15

IFLA Global Vision Report Summary reveals Top 10 Highlights and Opportunities launched!

https://www.ifla.org/node/11905

16

IFLA Global Vision Kicks Off next phase to power literate, informed and participative societies.

https://www.ifla.org/node/27475

Come Join!

17

Be an IFLA Member

https://www/ifla.org/membership

  Thank you and Happy Reading!

 

IFLA Asia/Oceania Regional Quarterly News! : May 2018

IFLA - ორშ, 14/05/2018 - 09:35

Dear Asia & Oceania Colleagues,

Here are the web links to the above highlighted articles.

Messages

1

RSCAO Chair’s Message

https://www.ifla.org/node/42653?og=67

2

Editor’s Note

https://www.ifla.org/node/42652?og=67

What’s Trending in Asia and Oceania Region!

3

IFLA Presidential Meeting and IFLA Global Vision Workshop in Barcelona

https://www.ifla.org/node/42449?og=67

 

4

Conferences organised in collaboration with Asia and Oceania Section in 2017

https://www.ifla.org/node/41547?og=67

 

5

Asia and Oceania Satellite Meeting at Kolkata, India

https://www.ifla.org/node/42650?og=67

 

6

IFLA RSCAO 2018 Mid-term Meeting and Seminar held in National Library of Korea

https://www.ifla.org/node/42651?og=67

 

Check Out! Happening in the Region.

7

International Leadership Skills Training Workshop

https://www.ifla.org/node/41446?og=67

8

Dunhuang Manuscripts in Digital form collected by France and published

http://www.nlc.cn/nlcnews/201803/t20180316_167549.htm

 

9

Global Vision Discussion: Report of the Hong Kong Library Association meeting, “How a united library field can tackle the challenges of the future”

http://hkla.org/hkla_news/global-vision-discussion-report-of-the-hong-kong-library-association-meeting-how-a-united-library-field-can-trackle-the-challenges-of-the-future/

10

62nd Annual General Meeting of Librarians Association of Malaysia

https://www.ifla.org/node/42448?og=67

 

Tell Us Your Story!

11

IFLA’s Libraries and the Sustainable Development Goals: A Storytelling Manual

https://www.ifla.org/node/36272

12

Coming to WLIC 2018? Let’s meet in Kuala Lumpur!

https://2018.ifla.org/regisration-information

Upcoming Highlights!

13

IFLA WLIC 2018 Kuala Lumpur – Congress Programme

https://2018.ifla.org/conference-programme

IFLA Headquarters News!

14

IFLA President’s Meeting 2018: Speakers’ presentations now available!

https://www.ifla.org/node/36091

15

IFLA Global Vision Report Summary reveals Top 10 Highlights and Opportunities launched!

https://www.ifla.org/node/11905

16

IFLA Global Vision Kicks Off next phase to power literate, informed and participative societies.

https://www.ifla.org/node/27475

Come Join!

17

Be an IFLA Member

https://www/ifla.org/membership

  Thank you and Happy Reading!

 

Registration for this summer's IFLA Art Libraries Section Satellite Meeting is now open!

IFLA - კვი, 13/05/2018 - 20:15

The Art Libraries Section of IFLA, in collaboration with the Islamic Arts Museum Malaysia in Kuala Lumpur, is organizing a one-day conference that focuses on the documentation of global Islamic arts. The meeting will be held on August 23rd 2018. Attendance at the meeting is free and is dependent on registration that closes on August 1st 2018. Visit the conference website to learn more and to register!

Programme details added: E4GDH satellite meeting, Kuala Lumpur, Thursday 23 August 2018

IFLA - პარ, 11/05/2018 - 15:38

We are delighted to announce that full programme details for our E4GDH satellite meeting are now available.

Themes will include initiatives to build and share the evidence base for global health and disaster risk reduction, from published articles and open data to unpublished grey literature. There will be presentations from librarians and other professionals working in the field, sharing perspectives and experiences from Australia, Philippines, South Africa, USA and the UK. Discussions and recommendations about the future role of librarians in disaster and global health will be captured and shared. In the afternoon parallel sessions, participants can join a story-telling/sharing session with opening stories from Rwanda and UK or take part in a training session on finding the evidence for disaster health.

The early evening informal will include a short talk on the value and impact of librarians in health library and information services, followed by plenty of time for questions and networking with refreshments provided.

We hope you can join us.
The meeting will take place at the 4-star Impiana Hotel, centrally located adjoining the KL Convention Centre. Refreshments and buffet lunch are included in the registration fee.

Visit the website for more information and to register.

Early bird rate ends 31st May 2018.

Guardians of the memory of the world! Librarians from the Middle East and North Africa discuss their Global Vision

IFLA - პარ, 11/05/2018 - 13:21

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24 leaders from the library field engaged in the IFLA Global Vision Regional Workshop for the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) on 8 – 10 May, hosted at the National Library of Tunisia. They drew inspiration from the findings of the summary report of the first phase of IFLA’s Global Vision for a strong and globally united library field, and developed ideas on what MENA libraries can do to take part.

Guarding the memory of the world


As underlined in the key finding, while our overall goals and values are shared, the actions required can vary from the local to the global. As a result, each Global Vision Workshop is designed to allow the key issues on the ground to be reflected.

Highlight 9 from the Global Vision Report Summary - We are the guardians of the memory of the world – struck a deep chord across the MENA region. Preserving cultural heritage in the wake of conflicts and disasters, and maximising access to the world's documentary heritage, remain current and real challenges. The discussions that followed generated many stories and ideas for actions.

 

For IFLA's President-elect Christine Mackenzie, the energy and ideas in the room were impressive: 

Everyone should be proud of working in a library because this is where it all started. Libraries have a more important role to play in building societies than any other profession. 

 
MENA manifesto progresses


Collaboration is key to the success of the Global Vision. One year ago, participants at the first Global Vision regional workshop for MENA signed a manifesto establishing stronger cooperation among the libraries in the region. It was exciting to see how the declaration had progressed, with stronger, regular links, and ideas for better joint working. There was particular solidarity with Syria, where hundreds of libraries have been destroyed, with a call on all MENA library associations to share journals with their Syrian colleagues.

An enormous breadth of knowledge


The participants at the meeting, coming from 14 different countries, brought with them 595 collective years of library experience. This understanding and knowledge, as well as energy and passion, gives the library field a unique possibility to shape its own future.

Underlining the importance of the IFLA Global Vision to building a united library field, associations from seven new countries declared that they would join IFLA. As members, they will ensure that the voice of more librarians from Arabic-speaking countries is heard, and will benefit from the support and services IFLA can offer.

IFLA Secretary General Gerald Leitner said:

The united library field is growing stronger. Our participants have not only shared ideas that will help and inspire others, but with seven new member countries, the IFLA family is bigger. I am delighted by what we have achieved, and look forward to working for, and with, our new members. We are well on the way to creating a stronger global voice for libraries.

The IFLA Global Vision began in 2017 to tackle the challenges facing the library field from ever-increasing globalisation. There has never been such an initiative before, which gives every single librarian in the world the chance to contribute. Now, in 2018 we're taking the Global Vision around the world once again, this time to collect ideas for actions to turn the vision into reality.

With MENA's ideas carefully recorded, IFLA Global Vision now says "Bonjour!" as it heads to Paris, France on 14 – 16 May for Europe's Regional Workshop

View all photos from the MENA regional workshop in our Flickr album   

 

MESSAGE by Sanjay K Bihani Chair, IFLA - Regional Standing Committee for Asia and Oceania

IFLA - პარ, 11/05/2018 - 06:00

   

International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions     Regional Standing Committee for Asia and Oceania (IFLA-RSCAO)         Website :  https://www.ifla.org/asia-and-oceania                            

MESSAGE

On behalf of the International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions, Regional Standing Committee for Asia and Oceania (IFLA- RSCAO), and on my personal behalf, I would like to extend my warmest congratulations to Ms Lin Li Soh, Regional Manager and Ms Janice Ow Fung Yin of IFLA Regional Office for Asia and Oceania in the National Library Board, Singapore for taking the initiative to publish the  quarterly e-newsletter on activities, information and events from Asia and Oceania region from April 2018 onwards.

It is my great pleasure to associate with the e-newsletter and I sincerely hope that it will be a very good source of information for the larger library community in this region. I am sure that it will be a very successful initiative in the present digital and e-publishing era where we can share it on various web platforms, email groups and library networks as well as on various types of social media. We will all definitely benefit tremendously from the wide and diversified range of contents and information contained in the newsletter in the time to come.

 

I wish for the grand success for this e- newsletter.

 

Sincerely,

Sanjay K Bihani

Chair, IFLA - Regional Standing Committee for Asia and Oceania

 

Ministry of External Affairs Library, Patiala House Annexe, Tilak Marg, New Delhi 110001

Ph.: 011-23382694, Fax: 011-23387700, E-mail: sanjaykbihani@gmail.com

 

 

IFLA-Regional Standing Committee for Asia and Oceania (RSCAO)

 

Sanjay Kumar Bihani (http://www.ifla.org/standing-committee/26)is the current Chair of IFLA-Regional Standing Committee for Asia and Oceania (RSCAO). He was elected for a 2-year term from 2017-2019 at WLIC/IFLA 2017 in Wroclaw, Poland. He is concurrently the Secretary of IFLA-Division V (Regions) for 2017-2019 and is a Member of Government Information and Official Publications Section for 2015-2019.

 

 

He worked with the Ministry of External Affairs of Government of India during last 28 years and served at the Ministry in New Delhi HQ and has undertaken diplomatic assignments in the Indian Embassies in Bangladesh, Nepal and United Kingdom. 

 

Previously, he was Chair and Secretary of IFLA - Government Libraries Section during 2011-2015 and Member of Copyrights and Legal Matters Committee of IFLA during 2007-2011. He participated in IFLA-FAIFE International Workshop in Dubai during 2007.  He was a Member of IFLA Delegation at Internet Governance Forum during 2008 and Member of Working Group of IFLA Committee on Standards for developing Standards Manual during 2013-2015. He has also served as Editorial Committee Member of IFLA Journal for 5 years during 2008-2013.

 

Welcome to the inaugural issue of IFLA Asia & Oceania electronic newsletter

IFLA - პარ, 11/05/2018 - 05:39

Hello everyone,

Welcome to the inaugural issue of IFLA Asia & Oceania electronic newsletter. My name is Lin Li and I am the new Manager of IFLA Regional Office for Asia and Oceania. To better serve the region, we would be bringing news about the various libraries activities to everyone through this quarterly electronic newsletter. This is to promote and create more awareness about the works done by the Standing Committee of the Regional Section, IFLA Divisions, as well as the activities organised by the various library associations in the region. We hope you would enjoy the articles and we look forward to your contributions to the newsletter. We welcome any articles regarding any library activities, launches of new library services etc.

Thank you and enjoy reading.

Soh Lin Li

Manager

IFLA Regional Office for Asia and Oceania 

2018 IFLA Asia and Oceania Section Standing Committee Mid-Term Meeting and Exchange Seminar for Libraries in Asia and Oceania

IFLA - პარ, 11/05/2018 - 05:33

2018 IFLA Asia and Oceania Section Standing Committee Mid-Term Meeting and Exchange Seminar for Libraries in Asia and Oceania

 

IFLA Regional Standing Committee for Asia and Oceania (RSCAO) meets twice a year to discuss library matters relating to the Region. This year, the mid-term meeting was held in Seoul, Korea from 9 to 10 April 2018. The National Library of Korea hosted the meeting at the Digital Library building, which is part of the National Library of Korea.

 

Mr. Sanjay K Bihani, Chair of RSCAO, welcomed the new committee to the meeting as some of the members were new to the Section. The meeting was successfully held and the host, National Library of Korea, invited the committee to tour the Memory Museum that showcases artefacts of the archival media and digital memory age.

 

   

 

In addition, the committee visited the popular Digital Library housed within the National Library of Korea, the beautiful Starfield Library within the COEX mall in Seoul, as well as the award-winning Seoul National University Library for its architectural beauty.

 

 

Digital Library, National Library of Korea

 

 

Starfield Library, COEX Mall

 

 

Seoul National University Library

 

 

 

 

The Exchange Seminar for Libraries in Asia and Oceania was held on 11 April 2018 in the auditorium of the National Library of Korea after the RSCAO mid-term meeting. Distinguished speakers from the Committee were invited to speak on their experiences on the topic regarding “Libraries for Transformation of Communities – Cases in Asia and Oceania”. Established library professions from the Korean Library Associations also shared about how library projects in villages transformed the communities after the international sharing.

 

  

 

Approximately 150 participants from the Korean Library Association and library communities attended the Seminar. It was a very well received session.

Asia and Oceania Satellite Meeting at Kolkata, India

IFLA - პარ, 11/05/2018 - 05:14

Asia and Oceania Satellite Meeting at Kolkata, India

https://2018.ifla.org/cfp-calls/asia-and-oceania-section-joint-with-education-and-training

IFLA-Asia and Oceania Section and Education and Training Section will jointly organize a satellite meeting on 20-21 August 2018 at the Department of Library & Information Science; University of Calcutta, Kolkata, WB, India. The Theme of the meeting is Transforming the society: libraries as the torch-bearer of change.

IFLA Presidential Meeting and IFLA Global Vision Workshop in Barcelona:

IFLA - ხუთ, 10/05/2018 - 16:40

IFLA Presidential Meeting and IFLA Global Vision Workshop in Barcelona:

By: Sanjay K Bihani and Tina Yang

Sanjay K Bihani and Tina Yang, RSCAO Chair and Secretary participated at the IFLA Presidential Meeting and a two-day workshop on IFLA Global Vision in Barcelona. The event was attended by 143 participants from 35 countries.

Background

In line with the Presidential theme “Libraries as Motors of Change”, IFLA began its Global Vision discussion in 2017 aiming to create the library future as a united library field. As a result of six regional workshops, hundreds of discussions and 22, 000 responses to the online voting from 213 countries, IFLA was ready to launch the Global Vision report at the President’s meeting.  At the following workshop, IFLA engaged a professional trainer to facilitate participants’ understanding and discussion of the Global Vision report. This kick-off event offered a unique opportunity to hear how the leading players in and beyond library field responded to the challenges and opportunities facing the library future.  A series of meetings and regional workshops will be further organized afterwards. The concerted effort will eventually lead to the development of a concrete plan to translate the Global Vision into global action.

President’s meeting

Inspiring talks were given by the leading experts outside the library field. Rafael Ramirez from the University of Oxford shared his insights on how to use scenario planning in TUNA (Turbulent-Uncertain-Novel-Ambiguous) context to reshape strategy and create the future of an organization. Iskra Mihaylova, Member of the European Parliament (MEP) and a former librarian emphasized the library’ role of attracting young and old people to use library information resources and create a forum to present their opinions. In her presentation “The library as a demonstrator of public value, social infrastructure and digital ethics”, Cassie Robinson shed light on such impact of technology on society as the digital inequality, lack of digital understanding and technology accountability. She pointed out that these challenges could be opportunities for library to change the Internet dynamics and be a centre for public engagement and empowerment on internet-related issues.  Both Matthew Finch and Roger Baig Viñas showcased different collaborations and partnerships between libraries and other stakeholders. In Dark Ages 2.0, journalist Glyn Moody described the Dark Age enveloping us where key facets of our world such as truth, expertise, knowledge, sharing and privacy are under attack. Facing the extreme situations, Moddy advocated that libraries should adopt extreme remedies to fight back. Gerald Leitner, the IFLA Secretary General concluded the meeting with the launch of the long-awaited Global Vision report.

 

 

 

 

Global Vision Workshop

The Global Vision report summary reveals the insights into the views of over 31,000 participants from 190 UN Member States across all seven continents. The key finding is the consensus that libraries are globally united in our goals and values and we must connect locally and globally to address the common challenges.  The report summarized 10 top highlights and opportunities.

 

  1. Dedicated to providing equal and free access to information and knowledge
  2. Deeply committed to core roles in supporting literacy, learning and reading
  3. Focused on our communities
  4. Embracing digital innovation
  5. Strong advocates for libraries at national and regional leader level
  6. Aware that funding is our biggest challenge
  7. Eager to work more collaboratively and develop strong partnerships 
  8. Desiring to be less bureaucratic and resistant to change
  9. Proud to be guardians of the memory of the world
  10. Attracting young professionals deeply committed and eager to lead

 

Correspondingly, the ten opportunities for action are the need to:

  1. be champions of intellectual freedom
  2. update our traditional roles in the digital age
  3. update our traditional roles in the digital age
  4. keep up with ongoing technological changes
  5. be more and better advocates at all levels
  6. ensure stakeholders understand our value and impact
  7. develop a spirit of collaboration
  8. challenge current structures and behaviours
  9. maximize access to the world’s documentary heritage
  10. give young professionals effective opportunities to learn, develop and lead

 

The workshop was the starting point for IFLA to create an idea store gathering the input from all regions and different library types. Some key findings were introduced and discussed by the IFLA Headquarter where participants raised questions and with the help of a facilitator gained a preliminary understanding of the issues and opportunities.  Participants in groups engaged in a series of interactive activities in order to deepen their understanding of the ten highlights and opportunities and shared thoughts and contributed ideas. Focusing on an assigned highlight, each group was required in Gallery Walk to visualize the present and future of library and the path to fulfil the opportunity, and then to brainstorm the top five priorities for IFLA to do in this respect. Open sharing and discussions with other groups were carried out and additional comments were taken into consideration to enrich the original idea store. Other vehicles such as online or offline voting were also employed to gauge participants’ opinions. The collected ideas and final conclusions would be consolidated and presented at the IFLA Congress in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia in August 2018.

 

 

 

With the event, IFLA Global Vision has entered its 2nd phrase which asks the library field to build a vibrant 'ideas store' and explore how we can turn ideas into actions. The IFLA Regional Standing Committee of Asia and Oceania discussed how to respond to IFLA’s call for ideas at its mid-term meeting in Seoul in April 2018.  The Committee will actively engage our member countries in this participatory process to ensure our voices will be heard.

 

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62nd ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING OF PERSATUAN PUSTAKAWAN MALAYSIA

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62nd ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING OF PERSATUAN PUSTAKAWAN MALAYSIA

By Dr. Nor Edzan Che Nasir, Current Past President, PPM

Ms. Saraya Arbi, Deputy Secretary General (Culture) of the Ministry of Tourism and Culture officiated at the 62nd Annual General Meeting of the Persatuan Pustakawan Malaysia (PPM) or the Librarians Association of Malaysia at the Great Hall of Universiti Pertanian Malaysia, Serdang on 26 March 2018.

 

 

Registration of members

 

President’s welcome address 

 

At the meeting, Dato’Nafisah binti Ahmad was elected President of the new Council for the 2018/2020 term. Hasnita binti Ibrahim is the new Vice President 1 and Chin Loy Jyoon, Vice President 2. The new Treasurer is Rohaya binti Omar and the Members comprised Ali bin Rashid, Ghazali Mohd. Fadzil, Dr. Khasiah binti Zakaria, Shamsiah binti Abu Bakar, Siti Sumaizan binti Ramly, and Zawawi bin Tiyunin.

The guest of honour presented the best students from the LIS schools to Mr. Mohd. Shahril Nizam Ibnu Sahad from Universiti Teknologi MARA (UiTM), Ms. Arunnasundari a/p Ramani from University of Selangor (UNISEL), Ms. Hamizah Hafit from International Islamic University, Malaysia (IIUM)and Ms. Nurfarwahidah Badruesham from University of Malaya (UM). The Most Active Committee went to PPM Committee on Law Libraries and the Most Active Group to PPM East Group. Mr. Ali Rashid from National Library of Malaysia received the Most Promising Librarian while Dr. Nor Edzan Che Nasir was the Librarian of the Year.

 

The PPM’s Most Promising Librarian with Dato’ Nafisah Ahmad and Ms. Saraya Arbi

PPM’s Librarian of the Year with Dato’ Nafisah Ahmad and Ms. Saraya Arbi

The occasion also witnessed the launched of PPM’s latest publication, Standard Perpustakaan Universiti / University Library Standards by Ms. Saraya Arbi. The Director of the Department of Skills Development of the Ministry of Human Resources, Mr. Nidzam Kamarulzaman handed the National Occupational Skills Standards to Dato’ Nafisah Ahmad. The guest of honour then visited the booths of various library vendors and suppliers.

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