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EIFL celebrates 20th anniversary

EIFL news and events - ორშ, 28/10/2019 - 12:57

We celebrated our 20th anniversary in October by sharing our achievements, memories and the many messages of support we received from friends, partners and colleagues from across the world.

In a blog marking EIFL’s anniversary, Rima Kupryte, EIFL Director, looks back at two decades of working towards a world in which all people have the knowledge they need to achieve their full potential. 

Upcoming Webinar: “Digital tools that can change your librarian life”

IFLA - შაბ, 26/10/2019 - 05:22

We are preparing for the 2019-2020 ALA/IFLA webinar series presented by ALA and IFLA Continuing Professional Development and Workplace Learning Section and IFLA New Professionals Special Interest Group is now on!

Our first webinar is: “Digital tools that can change your librarian life” for October 28. 2019.

To register and find out more informatino, see here. 

Upcoming Webinar: “Digital tools that can change your librarian life”

IFLA - შაბ, 26/10/2019 - 05:22

We are preparing for the 2019-2020 ALA/IFLA webinar series presented by ALA and IFLA Continuing Professional Development and Workplace Learning Section and IFLA New Professionals Special Interest Group is now on!

Our first webinar is: “Digital tools that can change your librarian life” for October 28. 2019.

To register and find out more informatino, see here. 

Two webinars for Global Media and Information Literacy Week

IFLA - პარ, 25/10/2019 - 16:50

As part of the University of Sheffield Information School celebrations of Global MIL Week 24-31 October, they are holding two webinars, following this year's MIL week theme of "Media and Information Literate Citizens: Informed, Engaged, Empowered". They are both 30 minutes (20 minute presentation + 10 minutes discussion) and open to anyone to attend (using Blackboard Collaborate).

 

 

  • Thursday 24 October 2019, 11am-11.30am UK time (check the time in your country at https://tinyurl.com/globalmila) Dr Pamela McKinney, will talk about research which aimed to discover what data is tracked by people in three communities (parkrunners, people with type 2 diabetes and people with Irritable Bowel Syndrome). She will also discuss why the data was tracked, and the barriers to safe and effective tracking, particularly in relation to information literacy. Respondents were confident in their abilities to understand tracked data, and how this enabled them to achieve their health goals. However, critical to Information literacy is an understanding of the potential re-use and sharing of data by third parties, and respondents demonstrated much less awareness of this. To join Pam's webinar go to https://tinyurl.com/globalmilabb just before the webinar start time. No registration for the webinar required but if you’d like to sign up via Eventbrite and get reminders that it is coming up, go to https://tinyurl.com/globalmilae

 

  • Tuesday 29th October, 4pm-4.30pm UK time (check the time in your country at https://tinyurl.com/globalmilb) Shiela Webber will be talking on "Transformational Media and Information Literacy learning for adult citizens: “this street is full of heroes”. She'll be outlining use of theories from adult education (Transformation Theory and the notion of public pedagogy) and information science (Information Ground theory) to address the challenge of engaging adult citizens critically and transformationally with media and Information Literacy. As the Media and Information Literacy (MIL) concept matures, it is important to expand the MIL focus to the majority of the population who are not in formal education. The title quotation is from a poem by Benjamin Zephaniah (transformed to street art in Sheffield) which inspires us to think of each citizen as a potential MIL hero. To join this webinar go to https://tinyurl.com/globalmilbbb just before the webinar start time. The Eventbrite link is https://tinyurl.com/globalmilbe

Two webinars for Global Media and Information Literacy Week

IFLA - პარ, 25/10/2019 - 16:50

As part of the University of Sheffield Information School celebrations of Global MIL Week 24-31 October, they are holding two webinars, following this year's MIL week theme of "Media and Information Literate Citizens: Informed, Engaged, Empowered". They are both 30 minutes (20 minute presentation + 10 minutes discussion) and open to anyone to attend (using Blackboard Collaborate).

 

 

  • Thursday 24 October 2019, 11am-11.30am UK time (check the time in your country at https://tinyurl.com/globalmila) Dr Pamela McKinney, will talk about research which aimed to discover what data is tracked by people in three communities (parkrunners, people with type 2 diabetes and people with Irritable Bowel Syndrome). She will also discuss why the data was tracked, and the barriers to safe and effective tracking, particularly in relation to information literacy. Respondents were confident in their abilities to understand tracked data, and how this enabled them to achieve their health goals. However, critical to Information literacy is an understanding of the potential re-use and sharing of data by third parties, and respondents demonstrated much less awareness of this. To join Pam's webinar go to https://tinyurl.com/globalmilabb just before the webinar start time. No registration for the webinar required but if you’d like to sign up via Eventbrite and get reminders that it is coming up, go to https://tinyurl.com/globalmilae

 

  • Tuesday 29th October, 4pm-4.30pm UK time (check the time in your country at https://tinyurl.com/globalmilb) Shiela Webber will be talking on "Transformational Media and Information Literacy learning for adult citizens: “this street is full of heroes”. She'll be outlining use of theories from adult education (Transformation Theory and the notion of public pedagogy) and information science (Information Ground theory) to address the challenge of engaging adult citizens critically and transformationally with media and Information Literacy. As the Media and Information Literacy (MIL) concept matures, it is important to expand the MIL focus to the majority of the population who are not in formal education. The title quotation is from a poem by Benjamin Zephaniah (transformed to street art in Sheffield) which inspires us to think of each citizen as a potential MIL hero. To join this webinar go to https://tinyurl.com/globalmilbbb just before the webinar start time. The Eventbrite link is https://tinyurl.com/globalmilbe

Two webinars for Global Media and Information Literacy Week

IFLA - პარ, 25/10/2019 - 16:50

As part of the University of Sheffield Information School celebrations of Global MIL Week 24-31 October, they are holding two webinars, following this year's MIL week theme of "Media and Information Literate Citizens: Informed, Engaged, Empowered". They are both 30 minutes (20 minute presentation + 10 minutes discussion) and open to anyone to attend (using Blackboard Collaborate).

 

 

  • Thursday 24 October 2019, 11am-11.30am UK time (check the time in your country at https://tinyurl.com/globalmila) Dr Pamela McKinney, will talk about research which aimed to discover what data is tracked by people in three communities (parkrunners, people with type 2 diabetes and people with Irritable Bowel Syndrome). She will also discuss why the data was tracked, and the barriers to safe and effective tracking, particularly in relation to information literacy. Respondents were confident in their abilities to understand tracked data, and how this enabled them to achieve their health goals. However, critical to Information literacy is an understanding of the potential re-use and sharing of data by third parties, and respondents demonstrated much less awareness of this. To join Pam's webinar go to https://tinyurl.com/globalmilabb just before the webinar start time. No registration for the webinar required but if you’d like to sign up via Eventbrite and get reminders that it is coming up, go to https://tinyurl.com/globalmilae

 

  • Tuesday 29th October, 4pm-4.30pm UK time (check the time in your country at https://tinyurl.com/globalmilb) Shiela Webber will be talking on "Transformational Media and Information Literacy learning for adult citizens: “this street is full of heroes”. She'll be outlining use of theories from adult education (Transformation Theory and the notion of public pedagogy) and information science (Information Ground theory) to address the challenge of engaging adult citizens critically and transformationally with media and Information Literacy. As the Media and Information Literacy (MIL) concept matures, it is important to expand the MIL focus to the majority of the population who are not in formal education. The title quotation is from a poem by Benjamin Zephaniah (transformed to street art in Sheffield) which inspires us to think of each citizen as a potential MIL hero. To join this webinar go to https://tinyurl.com/globalmilbbb just before the webinar start time. The Eventbrite link is https://tinyurl.com/globalmilbe

World Day for Audiovisual Heritage 2019

IFLA - პარ, 25/10/2019 - 09:52

On Sunday, 27 October it is the The World Day for Audiovisual Heritage 2019.

This years theme is ""Engage the Past Through Sound and Images".

For more information about the day and the special events taking place during this day see:

https://en.unesco.org/events/world-day-audiovisual-heritage-2019

https://www.ccaaa.org/WDAVH2019

 

Ikatan Pustakawan Indonesia (IPI) The Indonesian Library Association (ILA)

IFLA - ხუთ, 24/10/2019 - 15:16

Ikatan Pustakawan Indonesia (IPI)  (the Indonesian Library Association - ILA)  is the national professional organization for librarians in Indonesia founded  on July 7, 1973   that merged all elements of Indonesian librarians and libraries into one professional association.  The association actively contributes to the professional development of Indonesian librarians. It has branches in thirty-four provinces in Indonesia.  The Association holds the National Meeting annually and the National Congress every three-years. The National Meetings and National Congresses are combined with National Scientific Seminars.   A new ILA President is elected in the National Congress followed by the appointment of new Committee Members, serving for three years.

ILA conducted the 14th National Congress and National Scientific Seminar in Surabaya, East Java province in October  2018. The event was attended by nearly 700 Indonesian librarians. Mr.T. Syamsul Bahri was elected the President of ILA for the period of 2018 to 2021. On that occasion, ILA invited the IFLA President-Elect, Ms Christine Mackenzie who presented a paper titled Transforming the Library, Transforming the Society.

 

The 2019 ILA National Meeting and National Scientific Seminar.

ILA of 2018 – 2021 organized its first National Meeting combined with National Scientific Seminar in Batam, Riau Islands Province, 7 to 10 July 2019, which also celebrated ILA’s 46th Anniversary. The theme of the meeting, "Pustakawan Berkarya: Berbagi Pengetahuan Untuk Kesejahteraan” (Professionally Working Librarian: Sharing Knowledge for  Community Welfare”).  (Pustakawan Berkarya is a new tagline recently launched by the National Library of Indonesia, which also interpreted as librarians’ efforts to actualize social inclusion-based libraries as part of prospering community).

The objectives of the event are to increase the professionalism and competence of Indonesian librarians to provide “Service Excellence”; and strengthen the collaboration among librarians as well as to share their experiences and knowledge in managing their libraries.The Regional Secretary of the Riau Islands Province opened the 2019 ILA National Meeting and Scientific Seminar.

 

2019 ILA National Meeting

Mr.T.Syamsulbahri, ILA President, in his opening speech stated that ILA fully supports thenational development priorities programme for the library in 2019 which focused on literacy strengthening activities for all,  through social-inclusion based library services. He urged librarians to provide best library services and offer “service excellence” for all users of different cultural background.

The Director of the National Library of Indonesia (NLI), Mr. Muh. Syarif Bando, emphasized the important roles of libraries in the national development priority activities under human resource development programme, through social inclusion-based service. NLI has implemented three main activities namely national digital library network development; education and training programs for library personnel; and the provision of applied library materials.

 The Work Programme of ILA for-2019 was presented by the President, followed by the reports from ILA Branches of all provinces. The most important outcome of the 2019 ILA National Meeting was the endorsement of the revised Articles of Associations and  the new code of ethics for Indonesian librarians called Asta Etika Pustakawan Indonesia (Eight Ethics for Indonesian Librarians).

2019 ILA National Scientific Seminar


Mr. Emil Elestianto Dardak, Vice Governor of East Java, delivered his keynote speech titled : “The roles of village libraries and Islamic boarding school libraries as the center of literacy based on entrepreneurship” His key message is that in the  industrial revolution 4.0 era,   librarians should be more professional, proactive, innovative, and should become the Literacy Officers. In the digital age,libraries are no longer just physical entities, but they have important roles to educate the nation to build literacy culture.

Ms. Tan Huism, the Director of the National Library Board of Singapore presented a paper on Library Services for the Millennial Generation.   She explained that Singapore launches systematic reading literacy programmes for all users of different stages of age to connect libraries with the millennial generation.  The National Library of Singapore introduced S.U.R.E (Source, Understand, Research, Evaluate) as an information literacy campaign for the people of Singapore. Tan Huism also emphasized the important roles of libraries and librarians in promoting and disseminating  library resources through various social media platforms (Instagram, Youtube, Facebook, Twitter and Whatsapp).

Mr. Joko Santoso of the National Library of Indonesia delivered a presentation on The Library Services Transformation  for Social-Inclusion Based Community Welfare.  , He stated that llibraries is one of the priorities of the National Medium-Term Development Plan 2020–2024 under Human Resource Development Program through social inclusion-based service.

The next speaker Mr. Bito Wikantoso from the  Ministry of Village, Development of Disadvantaged Regions and Transmigration, presented a paper on “Empowering the Village Libraries for the Community Welfare.

The Vice President of Frankfurt Book Fair, Ms. Claudia Kaiser gave a presentation on The Future of the Book. The Book Fair which is held in October annually elects one country as the Guest of Honor every year to introduce the wealth of culture and literacies of the country. (Indonesia was the guest of honor in 2015).

The next speaker is Mr. Rifda K. Liamsi, a Malay cultural observer, presented Learning the Past for the Better Future which stressed the important roles of libraries as the source of inspiration to build the future.

Three other papers presented were as follows:

  1. Big Data and knowledge dissemination: UnSyiah Library’s experience by Taufik Abdul Gani.
  2. The roles of leadership in public library transformation by Irkhamyati.
  3. The knowledge level of librarians of Muhammadiyah Universities and Aisyah PTMA on the concept of Library 4.0 by Irsyad Alfatih.

One-day Visit to Singapore

Nearly all participants joined the trip to Singapore to visit the National Library of Singapore on July 9, 2019, to see how libraries in Singapore provide information services to their communities. The visit gave new insights to the participants on how to enhance and improve library services for their users and communities.

The Singapore librarians warmly welcomed the Indonesian librarians and guided them on a tour to explore the National Lbrary of Singapore. Ms. Tan Chui Peng, the President of the Library Association of Singapore (LAS) gave a brief presentation about LAS and its activities. The group returned to Batam after a half-day tour in Singapore.

The 2019 ILA National Meeting and National Scientific Seminar that ended on July 10, 2019 was a resounding success.

 

Ikatan Pustakawan Indonesia (IPI) The Indonesian Library Association (ILA)

IFLA - ხუთ, 24/10/2019 - 15:16

Ikatan Pustakawan Indonesia (IPI)  (the Indonesian Library Association - ILA)  is the national professional organization for librarians in Indonesia founded  on July 7, 1973   that merged all elements of Indonesian librarians and libraries into one professional association.  The association actively contributes to the professional development of Indonesian librarians. It has branches in thirty-four provinces in Indonesia.  The Association holds the National Meeting annually and the National Congress every three-years. The National Meetings and National Congresses are combined with National Scientific Seminars.   A new ILA President is elected in the National Congress followed by the appointment of new Committee Members, serving for three years.

ILA conducted the 14th National Congress and National Scientific Seminar in Surabaya, East Java province in October  2018. The event was attended by nearly 700 Indonesian librarians. Mr.T. Syamsul Bahri was elected the President of ILA for the period of 2018 to 2021. On that occasion, ILA invited the IFLA President-Elect, Ms Christine Mackenzie who presented a paper titled Transforming the Library, Transforming the Society.

 

The 2019 ILA National Meeting and National Scientific Seminar.

ILA of 2018 – 2021 organized its first National Meeting combined with National Scientific Seminar in Batam, Riau Islands Province, 7 to 10 July 2019, which also celebrated ILA’s 46th Anniversary. The theme of the meeting, "Pustakawan Berkarya: Berbagi Pengetahuan Untuk Kesejahteraan” (Professionally Working Librarian: Sharing Knowledge for  Community Welfare”).  (Pustakawan Berkarya is a new tagline recently launched by the National Library of Indonesia, which also interpreted as librarians’ efforts to actualize social inclusion-based libraries as part of prospering community).

The objectives of the event are to increase the professionalism and competence of Indonesian librarians to provide “Service Excellence”; and strengthen the collaboration among librarians as well as to share their experiences and knowledge in managing their libraries.The Regional Secretary of the Riau Islands Province opened the 2019 ILA National Meeting and Scientific Seminar.

 

2019 ILA National Meeting

Mr.T.Syamsulbahri, ILA President, in his opening speech stated that ILA fully supports thenational development priorities programme for the library in 2019 which focused on literacy strengthening activities for all,  through social-inclusion based library services. He urged librarians to provide best library services and offer “service excellence” for all users of different cultural background.

The Director of the National Library of Indonesia (NLI), Mr. Muh. Syarif Bando, emphasized the important roles of libraries in the national development priority activities under human resource development programme, through social inclusion-based service. NLI has implemented three main activities namely national digital library network development; education and training programs for library personnel; and the provision of applied library materials.

 The Work Programme of ILA for-2019 was presented by the President, followed by the reports from ILA Branches of all provinces. The most important outcome of the 2019 ILA National Meeting was the endorsement of the revised Articles of Associations and  the new code of ethics for Indonesian librarians called Asta Etika Pustakawan Indonesia (Eight Ethics for Indonesian Librarians).

2019 ILA National Scientific Seminar


Mr. Emil Elestianto Dardak, Vice Governor of East Java, delivered his keynote speech titled : “The roles of village libraries and Islamic boarding school libraries as the center of literacy based on entrepreneurship” His key message is that in the  industrial revolution 4.0 era,   librarians should be more professional, proactive, innovative, and should become the Literacy Officers. In the digital age,libraries are no longer just physical entities, but they have important roles to educate the nation to build literacy culture.

Ms. Tan Huism, the Director of the National Library Board of Singapore presented a paper on Library Services for the Millennial Generation.   She explained that Singapore launches systematic reading literacy programmes for all users of different stages of age to connect libraries with the millennial generation.  The National Library of Singapore introduced S.U.R.E (Source, Understand, Research, Evaluate) as an information literacy campaign for the people of Singapore. Tan Huism also emphasized the important roles of libraries and librarians in promoting and disseminating  library resources through various social media platforms (Instagram, Youtube, Facebook, Twitter and Whatsapp).

Mr. Joko Santoso of the National Library of Indonesia delivered a presentation on The Library Services Transformation  for Social-Inclusion Based Community Welfare.  , He stated that llibraries is one of the priorities of the National Medium-Term Development Plan 2020–2024 under Human Resource Development Program through social inclusion-based service.

The next speaker Mr. Bito Wikantoso from the  Ministry of Village, Development of Disadvantaged Regions and Transmigration, presented a paper on “Empowering the Village Libraries for the Community Welfare.

The Vice President of Frankfurt Book Fair, Ms. Claudia Kaiser gave a presentation on The Future of the Book. The Book Fair which is held in October annually elects one country as the Guest of Honor every year to introduce the wealth of culture and literacies of the country. (Indonesia was the guest of honor in 2015).

The next speaker is Mr. Rifda K. Liamsi, a Malay cultural observer, presented Learning the Past for the Better Future which stressed the important roles of libraries as the source of inspiration to build the future.

Three other papers presented were as follows:

  1. Big Data and knowledge dissemination: UnSyiah Library’s experience by Taufik Abdul Gani.
  2. The roles of leadership in public library transformation by Irkhamyati.
  3. The knowledge level of librarians of Muhammadiyah Universities and Aisyah PTMA on the concept of Library 4.0 by Irsyad Alfatih.

One-day Visit to Singapore

Nearly all participants joined the trip to Singapore to visit the National Library of Singapore on July 9, 2019, to see how libraries in Singapore provide information services to their communities. The visit gave new insights to the participants on how to enhance and improve library services for their users and communities.

The Singapore librarians warmly welcomed the Indonesian librarians and guided them on a tour to explore the National Lbrary of Singapore. Ms. Tan Chui Peng, the President of the Library Association of Singapore (LAS) gave a brief presentation about LAS and its activities. The group returned to Batam after a half-day tour in Singapore.

The 2019 ILA National Meeting and National Scientific Seminar that ended on July 10, 2019 was a resounding success.

 

2019 Chinese Library Annual Conference Held in Ordos

IFLA - ხუთ, 24/10/2019 - 15:06

The 2019 Chinese Library Annual Conference on “Transformation and Development of Library in the New Era: Balance, Integration, Intelligence”, was held in Ordos City, Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region on August 21 and 22, 2019.

The conference was hosted by the Library Society of China (LSC) and People's Government of the Dongsheng District, Ordos City with the support of the National Library of China (NLC), the State Public Culture Development Center of the Ministry of Culture and Tourism (MCT), the Culture and Tourism Department of Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region, and the Ordos Municipal Bureau of Culture and Tourism.

Chen Binbin, First-level Counsel of the Public Service Department of the Ministry of Culture and Tourism, Rao Quan, President of the Library Society of China and Director of the National Library of China, Li Xiaoqiu, Deputy Director-General of the Culture and Tourism Department of Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region, and other distinguished guests, as well as experts and scholars from domestic and foreign library industry and related industries, librarians, enterprise representatives, and journalists from the news media, participated in the conference.

Glòria Pérez-Salmerón, President of the International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions (IFLA), Wanda Brown, President of the American Library Association (ALA), Nam Youngjoon, President of the Korean Library Association (KLA) sent letters of congratulation to express their best wishes and success for the annual conference.

Exhibition activities of Pro-Reading City (County Level) and Pro-Reading Community 2019 which showed features of 9 cities and 6 communities including Dongcheng District of Beijing, Dongsheng District of Ordos, and Xinjiang Road Community, Heping District, Tianjin were held during the opening ceremony. As grassroots areas, these cities and communities have accumulated experience in promoting the national reading and building a learning society which is worthy of promotion. After the opening ceremony, Zhang Chi, a famous blogger of Sina Weibo delivered a keynote speech on 5G Development and Industry Future, sharing his views on the development of 5G and the opportunities and challenges brought to the library industry.

During the conference, nine themed forums and different activities were held such as the 40th Anniversary of the Founding of the Library Society of China (LSC), Information Literacy and Sustainable Development Forum, the Reading Knowledge Competition and the Evening of Librarians, etc. More than 80 domestic and foreign well-known scholars and library managers shared their research findings and development experience through academic reports and professional discussions. They focused on the latest developments in modern science and technology such as artificial intelligence; and explored cross-border exchanges and cooperation, so as to continuously inject new vitality into the development of the library, and strive to provide high-quality public cultural services for the people.

At the closing ceremony, there were active exchange activities of library space construction themed on “New Space, New Services, New Trend”. Five representatives from Shanghai Library, Taiyuan Library, Bao'an District Library of Shenzhen, Zhejiang Library Society, and Dalian Children's Library shared ideas and practices related to library space design. Certificates were issued to the representatives of the reading knowledge competition, annual conference papers and national reading.

In his closing address, Rao Quan summed up the conference achievements. He pointed out that the annual conference was inspiring as a guide to the future. Showing innovation in inheritance, the unforgettable conference embodied the following characteristics:

  • First, focusing on the theme, the conference identified the direction of library transformation and development in the new era. 
  • Second, the conference summarized experience and kept innovation to promote the steady progress of Chinese librarianship.
  • Third, based on practice, the conference highlighted the promotion and application of library academic achievements.
  • Fourth, the conference was held in a county-level city for the first time, which promoted the balanced development of Chinese librarianship.
  • Fifth, the conference was open and attracting people from home and abroad to participate in.

2019 Chinese Library Annual Conference Held in Ordos

IFLA - ხუთ, 24/10/2019 - 15:06

The 2019 Chinese Library Annual Conference on “Transformation and Development of Library in the New Era: Balance, Integration, Intelligence”, was held in Ordos City, Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region on August 21 and 22, 2019.

The conference was hosted by the Library Society of China (LSC) and People's Government of the Dongsheng District, Ordos City with the support of the National Library of China (NLC), the State Public Culture Development Center of the Ministry of Culture and Tourism (MCT), the Culture and Tourism Department of Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region, and the Ordos Municipal Bureau of Culture and Tourism.

Chen Binbin, First-level Counsel of the Public Service Department of the Ministry of Culture and Tourism, Rao Quan, President of the Library Society of China and Director of the National Library of China, Li Xiaoqiu, Deputy Director-General of the Culture and Tourism Department of Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region, and other distinguished guests, as well as experts and scholars from domestic and foreign library industry and related industries, librarians, enterprise representatives, and journalists from the news media, participated in the conference.

Glòria Pérez-Salmerón, President of the International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions (IFLA), Wanda Brown, President of the American Library Association (ALA), Nam Youngjoon, President of the Korean Library Association (KLA) sent letters of congratulation to express their best wishes and success for the annual conference.

 

 

 

International Symposium on “Libraries • Keeping Pace with the Times” was held at the National Library of China

IFLA - ხუთ, 24/10/2019 - 14:56

The International Symposium on “Libraries • Keeping Pace with the Times” was held at the National Library of China on 9 and 10 September 2019.

Luo Shugang, Minister of Ministry of Culture and Tourism, Zhang Xu, Vice Minister of Culture and Tourism, Wang Meng, former Minister of Culture and Member of the National Library Board, Zhou Heping, former Vice Minister of Culture and former Director of the National Library of China, Gerald Leitner, IFLA Secretary General, Rao Quan, Director of the National Library of China, Wei Dawei, Deputy Director of the National Library of China, and Chen Chao, Director of Shanghai Library attended the opening ceremony and delivered their opening speeches. This symposium attracted about 300 experts, library professionals, and journalists from over 10 countries, i.e. United States of America, United Kingdom, Canada, Egypt, Singapore, New Zealand, etc.

On behalf of the Ministry of Culture and Tourism, Minister Luo Shugang expressed his warm congratulations to the National Library. He pointed out that since its establishment, the National Library has kept to the tenet of "Inherit civilization and serve the society", keeping pace with the times, and sharing the destiny of the nation. Through the efforts of generations of librarians, the National Library has played an important role in preserving, inheriting and promoting the fine traditional Chinese culture; comprehensively improving the quality of citizens' scientific and cultural literacy; and promoting international cultural exchanges. He encouraged experts and library professionals from all over the world to visit China to study and exchange, and jointly promote the glory of the global library field.

In the opening speech, Director Raoquan reviewed the extraordinary journey of the National Library in the past 110 years, looked forward to the beautiful vision of the future development of the National Library, and welcomed in-depth exchanges between domestic and foreign library colleagues to actively share advanced experience and jointly plan the great achievements of the transformation and development of the library industry in the new era. The National Library of China would always adhere to the tenet of "Inherit civilization and serve the society", and continue to make greater achievements. Both Gerald Leitner, IFLA Secretary General and Chen Chao, Director of Shanghai Library said they highly valued the roles and achievements of the National Library of China, and expressed their wishes for the greater development of the Chinese Library Community and the success of the symposium in their speeches.

In the key-note speech session, Director Rao Quan made a speech on The Experience and Transformation of Chinese Librarianship where he shared the development experience of the Chinese Librarianship, the new opportunities and challenges, and how to achieve the high-quality development of the Chinese Librarianship by looking back at history, based on the present and facing the future. Gerald Leitner, IFLA Secretary General and Cheng Huanwen, professor at the School of Information Management in Sun Yat-sen University respectively delivered speeches on From Gate Keeper to gateway to Gate Opener: A New Role for the Global Library Field, and The Evolving Academic Thoughts on Chinese Librarianship in the International Perspective.

This Symposium is of great significance for promoting the development of Chinese librarianship and enhancing exchanges and cooperation among libraries all over the world. During the symposium, there are five sessions, respectively focusing on Open and Shared Document Resources Construction, User-Oriented Information and Knowledge Services, Technology-driven Library Transformation and Development, Win-win Library Exchanges and Cooperation and Multi-participation for Reading. For more information, please visit meeting.nlc.cn.

International Symposium on “Libraries • Keeping Pace with the Times” was held at the National Library of China

IFLA - ხუთ, 24/10/2019 - 14:56

The International Symposium on “Libraries • Keeping Pace with the Times” was held at the National Library of China on 9 and 10 September 2019.

Luo Shugang, Minister of Ministry of Culture and Tourism, Zhang Xu, Vice Minister of Culture and Tourism, Wang Meng, former Minister of Culture and Member of the National Library Board, Zhou Heping, former Vice Minister of Culture and former Director of the National Library of China, Gerald Leitner, IFLA Secretary General, Rao Quan, Director of the National Library of China, Wei Dawei, Deputy Director of the National Library of China, and Chen Chao, Director of Shanghai Library attended the opening ceremony and delivered their opening speeches. This symposium attracted about 300 experts, library professionals, and journalists from over 10 countries, i.e. United States of America, United Kingdom, Canada, Egypt, Singapore, New Zealand, etc.

On behalf of the Ministry of Culture and Tourism, Minister Luo Shugang expressed his warm congratulations to the National Library. He pointed out that since its establishment, the National Library has kept to the tenet of "Inherit civilization and serve the society", keeping pace with the times, and sharing the destiny of the nation. Through the efforts of generations of librarians, the National Library has played an important role in preserving, inheriting and promoting the fine traditional Chinese culture; comprehensively improving the quality of citizens' scientific and cultural literacy; and promoting international cultural exchanges. He encouraged experts and library professionals from all over the world to visit China to study and exchange, and jointly promote the glory of the global library field.

In the opening speech, Director Raoquan reviewed the extraordinary journey of the National Library in the past 110 years, looked forward to the beautiful vision of the future development of the National Library, and welcomed in-depth exchanges between domestic and foreign library colleagues to actively share advanced experience and jointly plan the great achievements of the transformation and development of the library industry in the new era. The National Library of China would always adhere to the tenet of "Inherit civilization and serve the society", and continue to make greater achievements. Both Gerald Leitner, IFLA Secretary General and Chen Chao, Director of Shanghai Library said they highly valued the roles and achievements of the National Library of China, and expressed their wishes for the greater development of the Chinese Library Community and the success of the symposium in their speeches.

In the key-note speech session, Director Rao Quan made a speech on The Experience and Transformation of Chinese Librarianship where he shared the development experience of the Chinese Librarianship, the new opportunities and challenges, and how to achieve the high-quality development of the Chinese Librarianship by looking back at history, based on the present and facing the future. Gerald Leitner, IFLA Secretary General and Cheng Huanwen, professor at the School of Information Management in Sun Yat-sen University respectively delivered speeches on From Gate Keeper to gateway to Gate Opener: A New Role for the Global Library Field, and The Evolving Academic Thoughts on Chinese Librarianship in the International Perspective.

This Symposium is of great significance for promoting the development of Chinese librarianship and enhancing exchanges and cooperation among libraries all over the world. During the symposium, there are five sessions, respectively focusing on Open and Shared Document Resources Construction, User-Oriented Information and Knowledge Services, Technology-driven Library Transformation and Development, Win-win Library Exchanges and Cooperation and Multi-participation for Reading. For more information, please visit meeting.nlc.cn.

Message from Tina Yang, Chair IFLA-RSCAO

IFLA - ხუთ, 24/10/2019 - 14:31

Dear Colleagues,

It is an honour to be the new Chair of the IFLA Regional Standing Committee for Asia and Oceania  (RSCAO) for 2019-2021.

I came to know of IFLA as the most prestigious international federation in the library field when I was still a library school student. My passion to get involved in IFLA has grown steadily since my first IFLA Conference in 2010 in Gothenburg, Sweden. As a librarian, I have lived in mainland China, Australia and now work in Hong Kong. There is no other Section in IFLA that is closer to my heart than RSCAO.

Thanks to the encouragement of Dr Dan Dorner, the then RSCAO Chair, I became a member of RSCAO in 2011. When my first term ended in 2015, I took a break and later returned as the RSCAO Secretary for 2017–2019. I was amazed how much RSCAO chaired by Jayshree Mamtora, a name well known to many of us in the region, had developed during those two years of my absence. We now have the well-documented Asia and Oceania Section Handbook to help guide us to carry out our work in a more systematic and consistent way. The sub-committees and sub-regional conveners have also been set up to enable and engage our committee members. The last two years as the RSCAO Secretary afforded me the opportunity to deepen my knowledge of IFLA and its functions. Together with Sanjay, the immediate past Chair and committee members, we actively participated in the IFLA Global Vision discussions and contributed to the biggest ideas store for actions, that became the IFLA Strategy 2019–2024.

The IFLA Strategy provides a framework for actions. The four focus areas of the new action plan for the coming years aimed to inspire, engage, enable and connect libraries in and beyond our region. We will also share our success stories in the IFLA Library Map of the World to demonstrate how libraries in our region can contribute to the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals.

Finally, our work could not have been successful without the support of the Regional Office. The strategic position of the Regional Office in connecting IFLA and our region can never be overestimated. This e-newsletter is just one of the many endeavours of the Regional Office to improve communication in our region.

I would like to take this opportunity to express my gratitude to those who working with me and to extend my warm welcome to new members.

 Let us work together to make a difference!

Best wishes,

Tina Yang

Chair, IFLA Regional Standing Committee of Asia and Oceania

Message from Tina Yang, Chair IFLA-RSCAO

IFLA - ხუთ, 24/10/2019 - 14:31

Dear Colleagues,

It is an honour to be the new Chair of the IFLA Regional Standing Committee for Asia and Oceania  (RSCAO) for 2019-2021.

I came to know of IFLA as the most prestigious international federation in the library field when I was still a library school student. My passion to get involved in IFLA has grown steadily since my first IFLA Conference in 2010 in Gothenburg, Sweden. As a librarian, I have lived in mainland China, Australia and now work in Hong Kong. There is no other Section in IFLA that is closer to my heart than RSCAO.

Thanks to the encouragement of Dr Dan Dorner, the then RSCAO Chair, I became a member of RSCAO in 2011. When my first term ended in 2015, I took a break and later returned as the RSCAO Secretary for 2017–2019. I was amazed how much RSCAO chaired by Jayshree Mamtora, a name well known to many of us in the region, had developed during those two years of my absence. We now have the well-documented Asia and Oceania Section Handbook to help guide us to carry out our work in a more systematic and consistent way. The sub-committees and sub-regional conveners have also been set up to enable and engage our committee members. The last two years as the RSCAO Secretary afforded me the opportunity to deepen my knowledge of IFLA and its functions. Together with Sanjay, the immediate past Chair and committee members, we actively participated in the IFLA Global Vision discussions and contributed to the biggest ideas store for actions, that became the IFLA Strategy 2019–2024.

The IFLA Strategy provides a framework for actions. The four focus areas of the new action plan for the coming years aimed to inspire, engage, enable and connect libraries in and beyond our region. We will also share our success stories in the IFLA Library Map of the World to demonstrate how libraries in our region can contribute to the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals.

Finally, our work could not have been successful without the support of the Regional Office. The strategic position of the Regional Office in connecting IFLA and our region can never be overestimated. This e-newsletter is just one of the many endeavours of the Regional Office to improve communication in our region.

I would like to take this opportunity to express my gratitude to those who working with me and to extend my warm welcome to new members.

 Let us work together to make a difference!

Best wishes,

Tina Yang

Chair, IFLA Regional Standing Committee of Asia and Oceania

A View of Plan S from the International Alliance of Research Library Associations

LIBER news - ხუთ, 24/10/2019 - 12:48

The member organisations of IARLA — LIBER, ARL, CARL, CAUL and RLUK — welcome moves towards an open access environment for journal articles and aligned funder policies to achieve this. We are therefore supportive of the overall objectives of Plan S as published by cOAlition S. We note the iterative nature of the Plan S Guidance…

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From Strategy to Action with IFLA’s Professional Units

IFLA - ხუთ, 24/10/2019 - 12:29

IFLA's Professional Units are major actors when it comes to inspiring and enhancing professional practice. With their new 2019-2020 Action Plans, the Professional Units will help bring IFLA's Strategy to life with their work. It's a powerful start! Our main question now is: how do YOU act in the spirit of IFLA's Strategy?

A Clear Map of Impact

Since the launch of IFLA’s new Strategy in Athens in August, there has been an incredible amount of planning being done within each of IFLA’s 50+ Professional Units.  IFLA’s Professional Units are made up of experts from across the library and information science profession.

The Standing Committees at the heart of each unit have been asked to bring the Strategy to life through projects and activities over the coming year. They have risen to the challenge, and in only a few weeks, have identified specific focus areas where they can make a positive impact through their actions.

In doing so, each Unit has matched these focus areas with at least one of IFLA’s Key Initiatives.  This way, we can create a clear map showing how each area of the Strategy is being directly impacted by the work of these dedicated groups!

From the plans we have already received, we are excited to report that each of IFLA’s 16 Key Initiatives are addressed by at least one of the Units’ focus areas. With this, we are well on the way to achieving IFLA’s vision, mission and strategic directions.

Bringing the Strategy to Life

To give an idea of how the Professional Units’ Action Plans will help turn the Strategy into action, here is how the Focus Areas for 2019-2020 will address each Strategic Direction:

  • 18% of Focus Areas will impact Strategic Direction #1: STRENGTHEN THE GLOBAL VOICE OF LIBRARIES
  • 47% of Focus Areas will impact Strategic Direction #2: INSPIRE AND ENHANCE PROFESSIONAL PRACTICE
  • 20% of Focus Areas will impact Strategic Direction #3: CONNECT AND EMPOWER THE FIELD
  • 15% of Focus Areas will impact Strategic Direction #4: OPTIMISE OUR ORGANISATION
A Call to Action

Just as the Strategy is built on the contributions of the whole library field, its success clearly depends on individual and collective actions. 

IFLA Secretary General Gerald Leitner highlighted:

   

It’s such a powerful start! However, this does not stop with the Professional Units. We will be asking institutions and associations to tell us about the inspiring projects that they already do which help achieve our Strategic Directions. Main question now is: how do YOU act in the spirit of IFLA’s Strategy? 

Look out for a call coming soon to help you share your stories and add to this map of action that spans the entire IFLA network!

From Strategy to Action with IFLA’s Professional Units

IFLA - ხუთ, 24/10/2019 - 12:29

IFLA's Professional Units are major actors when it comes to inspiring and enhancing professional practice. With their new 2019-2020 Action Plans, the Professional Units will help bring IFLA's Strategy to life with their work. It's a powerful start! Our main question now is: how do YOU act in the spirit of IFLA's Strategy?

A Clear Map of Impact

Since the launch of IFLA’s new Strategy in Athens in August, there has been an incredible amount of planning being done within each of IFLA’s 50+ Professional Units.  IFLA’s Professional Units are made up of experts from across the library and information science profession.

The Standing Committees at the heart of each unit have been asked to bring the Strategy to life through projects and activities over the coming year. They have risen to the challenge, and in only a few weeks, have identified specific focus areas where they can make a positive impact through their actions.

In doing so, each Unit has matched these focus areas with at least one of IFLA’s Key Initiatives.  This way, we can create a clear map showing how each area of the Strategy is being directly impacted by the work of these dedicated groups!

From the plans we have already received, we are excited to report that each of IFLA’s 16 Key Initiatives are addressed by at least one of the Units’ focus areas. With this, we are well on the way to achieving IFLA’s vision, mission and strategic directions.

Bringing the Strategy to Life

To give an idea of how the Professional Units’ Action Plans will help turn the Strategy into action, here is how the Focus Areas for 2019-2020 will address each Strategic Direction:

  • 18% of Focus Areas will impact Strategic Direction #1: STRENGTHEN THE GLOBAL VOICE OF LIBRARIES
  • 47% of Focus Areas will impact Strategic Direction #2: INSPIRE AND ENHANCE PROFESSIONAL PRACTICE
  • 20% of Focus Areas will impact Strategic Direction #3: CONNECT AND EMPOWER THE FIELD
  • 15% of Focus Areas will impact Strategic Direction #4: OPTIMISE OUR ORGANISATION
A Call to Action

Just as the Strategy is built on the contributions of the whole library field, its success clearly depends on individual and collective actions. 

IFLA Secretary General Gerald Leitner highlighted:

   

It’s such a powerful start! However, this does not stop with the Professional Units. We will be asking institutions and associations to tell us about the inspiring projects that they already do which help achieve our Strategic Directions. Main question now is: how do YOU act in the spirit of IFLA’s Strategy? 

Look out for a call coming soon to help you share your stories and add to this map of action that spans the entire IFLA network!

Uganda public librarians' training

EIFL news and events - ოთხ, 23/10/2019 - 19:00

Ten Ugandan public librarians, from Jinja, Soroti, Kamuli, Pallisa and Bugiri public libraries, are taking part in a three-day workshop on new service development, community needs assessment and impact assessment for public libraries.

Evaluation skills training in Namibia

EIFL news and events - ოთხ, 23/10/2019 - 13:22

Four public library trainers from Namibia who recently attended EIFL training in performance and outcome evaluation will pass on their knowledge and skills to their colleagues within the Namibia Library and Archives Service (NLAS) network of 65 public libraries.

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