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Job opportunity at IFLA Headquarters: Accounting Assistant

IFLA - პარ, 17/08/2018 - 09:52

There is a vacancy at IFLA Headquarters in The Hague, the Netherlands for the position of:

The International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions (IFLA)

At IFLA Headquarters an international staff of over 20 people manages and develops programmes for members and the library and information sector worldwide. IFLA’s strategic priorities include access to information, digital content, cultural heritage, the contribution of libraries to national development, and professional practice.

IFLA Headquarters
17 August 2018

Accounting Assistant

IFLA - პარ, 17/08/2018 - 09:44

The International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions (IFLA) Headquarters is looking for a full-time Accounting Assistant for 36 hours per week to join its dynamic team and global projects in an all-round and real hands-on financial position aimed at providing financial support. This position reports to the IFLA Business Manager / Internal Accountant and performs day to day financial administration activities.

Location

IFLA Headquarters in The Hague (next to The Hague Central Station) in the Netherlands.

Key Areas of Responsibilities
  • Timely and accurate process of supplier invoices and employees expense claims;
  • Ensure suppliers and employees are paid within the agreed terms via Electronic Banking;
  • Reconciliation of supplier statements, including liaison with vendors where necessary;
  • Prepare balance explanations;
  • Quarterly reconciliation and balance checks;
  • Support Year-End closing;
  • Preparation and archiving of invoices;
  • Processing bank statements;
  • Processing of credit card overviews;
  • Ensuring Finance mailbox is in control;
  • Assisting in day-to-day activities as needed.
Qualifications and Experience
  • MBO level 4 Administrator
  • Minimum of 3 years of experience in Accounting
  • Proficient computer skills; Advanced working knowledge of Excel, Microsoft Outlook and Exact Globe Next
  • Good written and verbal communication skills in English and Dutch
  • Team Player: Must be motivated to work alongside others in a flexible multicultural environment;
  • Ability to acquire new skills and work under pressure
Salary

The gross monthly salary offered will be € 2,629 per month in line with the Collective Agreement of Public Libraries in The Netherlands. You will also receive a holiday allowance (8% of your annual salary), an end of year bonus and enjoy 25 days of holidays per year. You will also participate in IFLA’s group pension scheme.

Closing date

The closing date is 31 August 2018.  Due to the high volume of applications we are expecting to receive, interested candidates are advised to submit their applications as soon as possible.

How to apply

Please send your CV including a motivation letter addressing the responsibilities and skills required for the position in English to vacancies@ifla.org. Only candidates with valid documentation to work in The Netherlands will be considered.

Editor’s Note

IFLA - პარ, 17/08/2018 - 02:51

Hello everyone,

Welcome to the second issue of IFLA Asia & Oceania electronic newsletters. The library world is always full of exciting things going on. 

For this quarter, we have a number of events happening in Asia & Oceania Region, where many of us get to know each other better at various occasions. It is also a great chance to meet new friends which we can collaborate for the future of the libraries.

At the end of this month, most of us will convene at the IFLA WLIC 2018 held in Kuala Lumpur. We will cover more information in our next issue. Do send us your views and stories too!

Thank you and enjoy reading.

Soh Lin Li

Manager 

IFLA Regional Office for Asia and Oceania    

 

Panoramic View of the 17th Congress of Southeast Asian Librarians (CONSAL)

IFLA - პარ, 17/08/2018 - 02:39

As an active Patron of MLA (Myanmar Library Association), I spent a few days preparing for the 17th CONSAL held from 3 to 5 May 2018 in Nay Pyi Taw, the capital of Myanmar. My involvement has left me with a deep sense of inspiration and I wish to disseminate the remarkable and great achievement of the Myanmar Library Association (MLA) on the successful completion of the internationally recognized events to the whole world.  It is the first international congress held in Myanmar.

Although I actively participated only in few activities of the glamorous and well-designed program at this historic event, it reminded me of being a retired academic librarian in the Mawlamyine University Library and once a retired Professor/ Head of the Department of Library and Information Studies, Yangon University (now, serving as Part-time Professor) and an active Patron of the Myanmar Library Association (MLA). I would like to present my personal experience of my encounter before, during and after the congress.

Fig.1: Daw Aung San Suu Kyi , State Counsellor delivering the Opening Speech

While the other MLA executive members were individually working hard day and night for the necessary preparations for the 17 CONSAL in February 2018, MLA formed the Paper Selecting Committee to select the most adequate and high standard papers submitted for the reading sessions in the congress. The committee received 230 papers by local and international scholar from 12 February to the middle of March 2018, The committee was organized with (6) members comprising of Daw Khin Khin Tun, Retired Director, Department of National Archives and Records and Patron of MLA, Daw Tin Phone Nwe, Retired Chief Librarian of the Universities’ Central Library and Patron of MLA,  U Tin Maung Lwin, Retired Librarian of Yangon Institute of Technology and Patron of MLA, U Thein Lwin, Retired Professor/Head of Department of Library and Information Studies, Yangon University and Patron of MLA, U Thein Shwe, Retired Professor/Head of Department of Library and Information Studies, Yangon University and Advisor of MLA, U Than Aung, Retired Director, the American Center and President of MLA and Daw Ah Win, Retired librarian of IAEA and Vice-President (1) of MLA.

Following the adoption of a statement of selection criteria, the committee held 5 successive meetings in the MLA office where 94 final papers which informed to the concerned scholars in local and abroad were selected.  

I served as one of three facilitators in the National Library (Nay Pyi Taw) together with my partner-facilitators,  U Nyan Tun, Head Librarian of International Language and Business Center (ILBC), Mandalay and U Maung Maung Soe, Founder of the Save the Library. We discussed the topic on “Planning Library Period” and received many comments and responses from the audience. The session was attended by over 50 local and international participants including high school teachers and public and government department librarians.  

Fig.2: Facilitating the workshop on Planning Library Hours

Fig.3: Delivering the closing remarks on School Libraries

In the evening of 3 May, I presided in the Parallel Session focusing on the topic of “New Competencies and Information Professionals“, where the first speaker from Indonesia was absent. The second paper, “Orientation and Roadmap to Improve Professional Qualification of Human Library Resource in People’s Public Security, meeting Development Needs of Libraries in New Period“ was presented by Do Thu Thom from Vietnam and the third paper, “Developing a Future-ready Workforce: the National Library Board Singapore’s Competency Framework for Library and Archives“ was presented by Gee Miaw Miin from Singapore. About 50 local and international participants joined the session. The session was successfully conducted with good comments and fruitful responses. On the same day, there were 6 parallel sessions presenting and discussing on 10 different topic headings. On 4th May, the same parallel sessions continued according to the set programs and the day was ended with Gala Dinner in the Convention Hall No. (2), Nay Pyi Taw.  

Fig.4: Presiding the session of New Competencies and Information Professionals 

The entire conference was attended by 171 international participants from 20 nations including 33 Executive Board Members and CDNLO members and 460 local participants including 33 MLA members, 22 National Library staff and 28 library students.  Among local participants, 126 participants were from the Ministry of Education and 40 participants from Ministry of Information. It is also found that out of 171 international participants, 39 participants were from Vietnam, 28 participants  from Indonesia and 22 were from Thailand. 

I had a rare chance to meet my old and new friends of local and internationals in the area of exhibition or dinner time or during the period of entertainment or on the bus or at the hotel. I met some of my old international friends who are Professor Dr. Chutima Sacchanan, President of TLA (Thai Library Association), Ms. Nelly Sunny, President of Brunei Darussalam Library Association and Ms. Tay Ai Cheng, Chief Librarian, National Library Board, Singapore and Ms. Kieu Thuy Nga, President of Vietnam Library Association.  It is the best opportunity for me to see my old and new friends sharing our past memories.   

Till today, I still remember those glamorous days in Nay Pyi Taw because MLA has successfully and smoothly conducted the 17th CONSAL Conference in collaboration with the Ministry of Culture and Ministry of Education as well as philanthropic stakeholders and well-wishers and donors.

Last but not the least, I do not want to overlook the following contributors because our grand conference would not be meaningful without their philanthropic contributions. Our sincere and grateful thanks to those contributors: 2 bronze Sponsorships by Yoma Bank, Bibliotheca, 10 packages of local sponsors, 13 commercial exhibitions and 3 in-kinds donation by (a) MCM Printing, (b) Lion Library Support and MLF (Myanmar Libraries Foundation), (c) Marga Youth Foundation (one-day coffee & tea provided), (d) K.500,000/- cash donation by U Maung Maung Thar (SMEC) and K.300,000/- cash donation by Daw Nu Nu Ye.   All in all, hosting 17th CONSAL Congress in Myanmar is really a great result that comes from our mission: CONNECT and COLLABORATE.  

Our latest action plan and annual report are now available!

IFLA - ხუთ, 16/08/2018 - 21:38

Our 2016 - 2017 Annual Report is available here.  Our 2017 - 2018 Action Plan is available here

Fedora and Samvera Camp in Berlin: Early Bird Discount until 9/14/18

DSpace news - ხუთ, 16/08/2018 - 17:54

Register before September 14th to receive a $50 discount!

DuraSpace and Data Curation Experts invite you to attend Fedora and Samvera Camp at the Berlin State Library November 5 – 8, 2018.  Fedora is the robust, modular, open source repository platform for the management and dissemination of digital content. The latest version of Fedora features vast improvements in scalability, linked data capabilities, research data support, modularity, ease of use and more.  Samvera (previously known as Hydra) is a grass-roots, open source community creating best in class digital asset management solutions for Libraries, Archives, Museums and others.  The Samvera software offers flexible and rich user interfaces tailored to distinct content types on top of a robust back end – giving adopters the best of both worlds. Training will begin with the basics and build toward more advanced concepts – no prior Fedora or Samvera experience is required. Participants can expect to come away with a deep dive Fedora and Samvera learning experience coupled with multiple opportunities for applying hands-on techniques working with experienced trainers from both communities.  Previous Fedora Camps and Samvera Camps (previously known as Hydra Camps) have been held throughout the United States, United Kingdom and in the Republic of Ireland.  Most recently, DCE hosted the inaugural Advanced Samvera (Hydra) Camp focusing on advanced Samvera developer skills.The upcoming combined camp curriculum will provide a comprehensive overview of Fedora and Samvera by exploring such topics as:

  • Core & Integrated features
  • Data modeling and linked data
  • Content and Metadata management
  • Migrating to Fedora 4.x
  • Deploying Fedora and Samvera in production
  • Ruby, Rails, and collaborative development using Github
  • Introductory Blacklight including search and faceting
  • Preservation Services

The curriculum will be delivered by a knowledgeable team of instructors from the Fedora and Samvera communities: Tom Johnson (DCE), Bess Sadler (DCE), Andrew Woods (DuraSpace), and David Wilcox (DuraSpace).

Attendance is limited to the first 30 registrants.  DuraSpace Members and Registered Service Providers receive a discounted rate.  Register before September 14th to receive a $50 discount!

Register Now!

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17th Congress of Southeast Asian Librarians Conference

IFLA - ხუთ, 16/08/2018 - 17:20

Myanma successfully hosted the 17th Congress of Southeast Asian Librarians Conference for the first time from 2 to 5 May 2018 at MICC II in the capital Nay Pyi Taw. The Myanmar Library Association, Ministry of Religious Affairs and Culture took the leading role for this Congress.

We were surprised that the ceremony was held here. We were uncertain that our country could successfully conduct such a grand Congress. All the librarians worked extremely hard and gave their best to prepare and ensure the success of the g for that occasion. 

Myanmar International Convention Centre-2 (MICC II)

The Executive Board Meeting and Reregistration and New Registration for general conference participants were held on 2 May 2018 at the Mingalar Thiri Hotel. This was followed by the opening and general conference on 3 May 2018. The Closing and Farewell Dinner was held on 4 May at MICC II.  All the participants ere given a tour to the Parliament Building, National Museum, National Library, and National  on 5 May 2018.

The objective of the congress is to provide a platform for the sharing and exchanging of information and experiences on issues in the field of librarianship for ASEAN countries, library and information sciences, documentations, information and related services in the region.

A total of 171 participants from 20 countries and 460 Librarians from Myanmar attended the Congress. Of the 49 exhibition booths from ASEAN countries displayed during the Congress, 10  exhibited about cultures and historical background of each country. There were also display of  e-Resource database, essential library facilities such as scanner, library software, and RFID which provided an opportunity for librarians and researchers to learn new technologies.

The State Counsellor Daw Aung San Kyi strikes the golden gong and delivered the opening speech at the opening ceremony that featured ASEAN songs and dances performance.

State Counsellor Daw Aung San Su Kyi strikes the Mingalar Gong to open the CONSAL XVII and delivered an opening speech

Group photo of CONSAL Executive Board

Group photo of Myanmar Library Association Executive Committee members

Following the opening ceremony, 6 parallel paper reading sessions were held under the headings:

  • Access and Opportunities for all
  • Advocacy (includes discussion on library associations)
  • Digital library management
  • Transforming libraries
  • New competencies and training for library and information professionals
  • Marketing and promotion
  • Conservation and preservation (includes our ancient manuscripts)
  • ASEAN vision and libraries to include collaboration/ education efforts
  • Media and information literacy (includes media and social media literacy)
  • Strategic alliances and partnership

A total of 75 papers were read. Of these, Myanmar participants read 20 papers and 55 international papers were discussed at 6 sessions, in which each session was led over 2 days by a coordinator.

I was the coordinator on the subject heading of conservation and preservation sessions where 9 papers were read, 4 by Myanmar participants and 5 international.

Paper session room F

For the 7 papers under the headings Access and opportunity for all, 4 were read by Myanmar and (3) by international. I submitted and read a paper on “Union Catalog of Myanmar Academic Libraries” to the congress. All papers produced provided a lot of knowledge for both young and old.

Vice President U Myint Swe delivered a closing address on the last day, i.e. 4 May. Following this, the gold medal for outstanding librarian was awarded to Philippines and 4 silver medal awards each were given to Vietnam, Thailand, Myanmar and Indonesia.

List of CONSAL Outstanding Award Winners

  • Gold – Ms. Mila Medina Ramos (Philippines)
  • Silver – Dr, Chutima Sacchanan (Thailand)
  • Silver – Mr. Pham The Khang (Vietnam)
  • Silver – Dr. Hlaing Hlaing Gyi (Myanmar)
  • Silver – Mr. Ahmad Syawqi (Indonesia)

Vice President U Myint Swe delivers   Speech at closing ceremony of CONSAL XVII 

 MLA President U Than Aung announced the winner of CONSAL XVII outstanding Librarians Award 

The next 18 CONSAL XVIII will be held in Cambodia.

MLA transferred the CONSAL Flag and funds to Cambodia

During the congress, the role of the librarians was clearly evident. The conduct of  the Congress encouraged the young generation to take more interest in library works and use libraries to read or do research on any subjects. They will also find much help from the library. It was also an important congress for the librarians in the region to share information among themselves.

Although we are in the IT age, the library should continue to provide books to the people and perform social works together with the people.

I would like to express my thanks to all those who took part in this important CONSAL XVII and help to make it a resounding success, especially both the overseas and local librarians, volunteer students and teachers and all the participants who attended the Congress. Thank you all.  

 

 

 

 

17th Congress of Southeast Asian Librarians Conference

IFLA - ხუთ, 16/08/2018 - 17:20

Myanma successfully hosted the 17th Congress of Southeast Asian Librarians Conference for the first time from 2 to 5 May 2018 at MICC II in the capital Nay Pyi Taw. The Myanmar Library Association, Ministry of Religious Affairs and Culture took the leading role for this Congress.

We were surprised that the ceremony was held here. We were uncertain that our country could successfully conduct such a grand Congress. All the librarians worked extremely hard and gave their best to prepare and ensure the success of the g for that occasion. 

Myanmar International Convention Centre-2 (MICC II)

The Executive Board Meeting and Reregistration and New Registration for general conference participants were held on 2 May 2018 at the Mingalar Thiri Hotel. This was followed by the opening and general conference on 3 May 2018. The Closing and Farewell Dinner was held on 4 May at MICC II.  All the participants ere given a tour to the Parliament Building, National Museum, National Library, and National  on 5 May 2018.

The objective of the congress is to provide a platform for the sharing and exchanging of information and experiences on issues in the field of librarianship for ASEAN countries, library and information sciences, documentations, information and related services in the region.

A total of 171 participants from 20 countries and 460 Librarians from Myanmar attended the Congress. Of the 49 exhibition booths from ASEAN countries displayed during the Congress, 10  exhibited about cultures and historical background of each country. There were also display of  e-Resource database, essential library facilities such as scanner, library software, and RFID which provided an opportunity for librarians and researchers to learn new technologies.

The State Counsellor Daw Aung San Kyi strikes the golden gong and delivered the opening speech at the opening ceremony that featured ASEAN songs and dances performance.

State Counsellor Daw Aung San Su Kyi strikes the Mingalar Gong to open the CONSAL XVII and delivered an opening speech

Group photo of CONSAL Executive Board

Group photo of Myanmar Library Association Executive Committee members

Following the opening ceremony, 6 parallel paper reading sessions were held under the headings:

  • Access and Opportunities for all
  • Advocacy (includes discussion on library associations)
  • Digital library management
  • Transforming libraries
  • New competencies and training for library and information professionals
  • Marketing and promotion
  • Conservation and preservation (includes our ancient manuscripts)
  • ASEAN vision and libraries to include collaboration/ education efforts
  • Media and information literacy (includes media and social media literacy)
  • Strategic alliances and partnership

A total of 75 papers were read. Of these, Myanmar participants read 20 papers and 55 international papers were discussed at 6 sessions, in which each session was led over 2 days by a coordinator.

I was the coordinator on the subject heading of conservation and preservation sessions where 9 papers were read, 4 by Myanmar participants and 5 international.

Paper session room F

For the 7 papers under the headings Access and opportunity for all, 4 were read by Myanmar and (3) by international. I submitted and read a paper on “Union Catalog of Myanmar Academic Libraries” to the congress. All papers produced provided a lot of knowledge for both young and old.

Vice President U Myint Swe delivered a closing address on the last day, i.e. 4 May. Following this, the gold medal for outstanding librarian was awarded to Philippines and 4 silver medal awards each were given to Vietnam, Thailand, Myanmar and Indonesia.

List of CONSAL Outstanding Award Winners

  • Gold – Ms. Mila Medina Ramos (Philippines)
  • Silver – Dr, Chutima Sacchanan (Thailand)
  • Silver – Mr. Pham The Khang (Vietnam)
  • Silver – Dr. Hlaing Hlaing Gyi (Myanmar)
  • Silver – Mr. Ahmad Syawqi (Indonesia)

Vice President U Myint Swe delivers   Speech at closing ceremony of CONSAL XVII 

 MLA President U Than Aung announced the winner of CONSAL XVII outstanding Librarians Award 

The next 18 CONSAL XVIII will be held in Cambodia.

MLA transferred the CONSAL Flag and funds to Cambodia

During the congress, the role of the librarians was clearly evident. The conduct of  the Congress encouraged the young generation to take more interest in library works and use libraries to read or do research on any subjects. They will also find much help from the library. It was also an important congress for the librarians in the region to share information among themselves.

Although we are in the IT age, the library should continue to provide books to the people and perform social works together with the people.

I would like to express my thanks to all those who took part in this important CONSAL XVII and help to make it a resounding success, especially both the overseas and local librarians, volunteer students and teachers and all the participants who attended the Congress. Thank you all.  

 

 

 

 

MEDIA RELEASE - PACIFIC LIBRARIES SUMMIT: PUBLIC LIBRARIES FOR SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT

IFLA - ხუთ, 16/08/2018 - 16:35

The stage is set for a major gathering of key library stakeholders, leaders, practitioners, innovators and supporters representing governments, NGO’s, regional and international aid agencies, embassies, libraries and archives from across the Pacific to be held Friday 1 June in Suva, Fiji. 

Together they will explore and progress opportunities for utilising the power of libraries to help deliver the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), as detailed in the United Nation’s Transforming our World: the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development adopted by the United Nations Assembly in September 2015.

The Summit will culminate in the first ever region-wide Pacific Libraries Vision and Call to Action to inspire Pacific collaboration in advancing the development of public library services and to build and strengthen a supportive network that ensures public libraries are resourced and equipped to undertake their vitally important work in communities.

Public Libraries and their dedicated staff improve lives significantly by providing universal access to local and global information resources, reading and information literacy development, lifelong learning programs, technology infrastructure and digital skills. A public library in a community delivers safe space for knowledge growth, social connection and fulfilment of potential.

The Summit will be opened by Mr, Aiyaz Sayed-Khaiyum, Attorney-General and Minister for Economy, Public Enterprises, Civil Service and Communications.

The Summit will be addressed by several renowned keynote speakers who will focus on future priorities informed by extensive experience in their fields of expertise. They will offer inspiring and compelling examples of the efficacy of public libraries to contribute to the achievement of the UN SDGs and to help transform lives in the communities they serve.

Confirmed keynote speakers are:

  • Kakaito Kasi, Director-General National Library and Archives, PAPUA NEW GUINEA
  • Kirsty Sword Gusmao, AO, Goodwill Ambassador for Education, Founding Director of Xanana Gusmao Reading Room and Founder and Chairwoman of ALOLA, TIMOR-LESTE
  • Deborah Jacobs, Director Global Libraries, Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, UNITED STATES
  • Leituala Kuiniselani Toelupe Tago- Elisara, Director, Social Development Programme, PACIFIC COMMUNITY

Keynote Speaker Kirsty Sword Gusmao has worked tirelessly over many years to improve education, health and economic opportunities for the people of Timor-Leste and looks forward to delivering her keynote address and participating in Summit discussions.

“I am a strong advocate for public libraries and the positive impact they deliver in lifting reading literacy rates and education. Having established the Xanana Gusmao Reading Room I am acutely aware of the opportunities for community enrichment, empowerment, connection and active citizenry delivered as a result of the via the important work undertaken in libraries”, she said, adding “I am excited by the prospect of co-operation in the library sector across the Pacific Region.”

The Summit is organised by the Steering Committee and staff of the International Network of Emerging Library Innovators (INELI) Oceania with support from Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation’s Global Libraries, library associations and organisations.

The Chair of INELI Oceania Allison Dobbie is very pleased to see the great number and diversity of participants already confirmed to attend. “I am a great believer in people working together to deliver solutions. When we collaborate we take things to a whole other level,” she said.

INELI Oceania is based on the highly successful International Network of Library Innovators (INELI), a project of the Global Libraries initiative of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, which since 2011 has provided emerging library leaders with opportunities to connect with each other, to explore new ideas, to experiment with new services and to learn from one another.

The primary objectives of the INELI Oceania program are to identify, nurture, and develop innovative emerging library leaders in Australia, New Zealand, and the South Pacific through an online learning program, network opportunities and fostering partnerships and collaboration of stakeholders in the region. The two cohorts who have completed INELI-Oceania Program will be in attendance at the Summit.

On the day preceding the Summit there will be a Library Advocacy workshop for local library practitioners from the Pacific area to build greater awareness of the United Nations 2030 Agenda and Sustainable Development Goals and how libraries can contribute to them and their nation’s development priorities. This will also be an opportunity to build leadership confidence and networks across the Pacific to strengthen opportunities for collaborative action.   This day is being supported with funding from IFLA, the International Federation of Library Associations.

Details:

Event: Pacific Libraries Summit

When: Friday 1 June 2018

Where: The Pearl Resort, Conference Centre, Suva, Fiji.

Media Enquiries: Mereseini Marau-Totoka +679 9266721

Patti Manolis (Australia) +61448380602

 

 

MEDIA RELEASE - PACIFIC LIBRARIES SUMMIT: PUBLIC LIBRARIES FOR SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT

IFLA - ხუთ, 16/08/2018 - 16:35

The stage is set for a major gathering of key library stakeholders, leaders, practitioners, innovators and supporters representing governments, NGO’s, regional and international aid agencies, embassies, libraries and archives from across the Pacific to be held Friday 1 June in Suva, Fiji. 

Together they will explore and progress opportunities for utilising the power of libraries to help deliver the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), as detailed in the United Nation’s Transforming our World: the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development adopted by the United Nations Assembly in September 2015.

The Summit will culminate in the first ever region-wide Pacific Libraries Vision and Call to Action to inspire Pacific collaboration in advancing the development of public library services and to build and strengthen a supportive network that ensures public libraries are resourced and equipped to undertake their vitally important work in communities.

Public Libraries and their dedicated staff improve lives significantly by providing universal access to local and global information resources, reading and information literacy development, lifelong learning programs, technology infrastructure and digital skills. A public library in a community delivers safe space for knowledge growth, social connection and fulfilment of potential.

The Summit will be opened by Mr, Aiyaz Sayed-Khaiyum, Attorney-General and Minister for Economy, Public Enterprises, Civil Service and Communications.

The Summit will be addressed by several renowned keynote speakers who will focus on future priorities informed by extensive experience in their fields of expertise. They will offer inspiring and compelling examples of the efficacy of public libraries to contribute to the achievement of the UN SDGs and to help transform lives in the communities they serve.

Confirmed keynote speakers are:

  • Kakaito Kasi, Director-General National Library and Archives, PAPUA NEW GUINEA
  • Kirsty Sword Gusmao, AO, Goodwill Ambassador for Education, Founding Director of Xanana Gusmao Reading Room and Founder and Chairwoman of ALOLA, TIMOR-LESTE
  • Deborah Jacobs, Director Global Libraries, Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, UNITED STATES
  • Leituala Kuiniselani Toelupe Tago- Elisara, Director, Social Development Programme, PACIFIC COMMUNITY

Keynote Speaker Kirsty Sword Gusmao has worked tirelessly over many years to improve education, health and economic opportunities for the people of Timor-Leste and looks forward to delivering her keynote address and participating in Summit discussions.

“I am a strong advocate for public libraries and the positive impact they deliver in lifting reading literacy rates and education. Having established the Xanana Gusmao Reading Room I am acutely aware of the opportunities for community enrichment, empowerment, connection and active citizenry delivered as a result of the via the important work undertaken in libraries”, she said, adding “I am excited by the prospect of co-operation in the library sector across the Pacific Region.”

The Summit is organised by the Steering Committee and staff of the International Network of Emerging Library Innovators (INELI) Oceania with support from Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation’s Global Libraries, library associations and organisations.

The Chair of INELI Oceania Allison Dobbie is very pleased to see the great number and diversity of participants already confirmed to attend. “I am a great believer in people working together to deliver solutions. When we collaborate we take things to a whole other level,” she said.

INELI Oceania is based on the highly successful International Network of Library Innovators (INELI), a project of the Global Libraries initiative of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, which since 2011 has provided emerging library leaders with opportunities to connect with each other, to explore new ideas, to experiment with new services and to learn from one another.

The primary objectives of the INELI Oceania program are to identify, nurture, and develop innovative emerging library leaders in Australia, New Zealand, and the South Pacific through an online learning program, network opportunities and fostering partnerships and collaboration of stakeholders in the region. The two cohorts who have completed INELI-Oceania Program will be in attendance at the Summit.

On the day preceding the Summit there will be a Library Advocacy workshop for local library practitioners from the Pacific area to build greater awareness of the United Nations 2030 Agenda and Sustainable Development Goals and how libraries can contribute to them and their nation’s development priorities. This will also be an opportunity to build leadership confidence and networks across the Pacific to strengthen opportunities for collaborative action.   This day is being supported with funding from IFLA, the International Federation of Library Associations.

Details:

Event: Pacific Libraries Summit

When: Friday 1 June 2018

Where: The Pearl Resort, Conference Centre, Suva, Fiji.

Media Enquiries: Mereseini Marau-Totoka +679 9266721

Patti Manolis (Australia) +61448380602

 

 

JOM BACA BERSAMA UNTUK 10 MINIT / LET’S READ TOGETHER FOR 10 MINUTES

IFLA - ხუთ, 16/08/2018 - 16:29

Malaysia held its Jom Baca Bersama Untuk 10 Minit or Let’s Read Together for 10 Minutes programme on 24 April 2018 from 11.00 a.m. to 11.10 a.m. The nationwide programme initiated by Majlis Pengarah-pengarah Perpustakaan Awam Se-Malaysia (MPAM) or the Directors of Malaysian Public Libraries Council in 2014, is now held annually towards the end of April. 

The programme aims to nurture a reading culture among Malaysians. It is hoped that through this programme, Malaysians will read daily and reading will be a daily habit. Reading is a lifelong learning process that will give rise to a knowledgeable nation that loves to read. The target readers range from pre-schoolers, school children, institutions of higher education students, staff of Government and related agencies, staff of corporate bodies and GLCs, staff of the private companies, members of associations and NGOs, library users and individuals. 

Jom Baca Bersama 10 Minit

Courtesy of Persatuan Pustakawan Malaysia

Let’s Read Together for 10 Minutes

Courtesy of Selangor Public Library Corporation

 

For 2018, Jom Baca Bersama 10 Minit was launched at Sekolah Kebangsaan Kati in Kuala Kangsar, Perak  and this was also the venue for the national level celebration. The launch was undertaken by Datuk Rashidi Hasbullah, the Secretary General for the Minstry of Tourism and Culture representing. the Minster of Tourism and Culture.


Launch by the Secretary General of Ministry of Tourism and Culture

Courtesy of National Library of Malaysia

One of numerous activities held at the Launch

Courtesy of PPM

Attendees at the Launch

Courtesy of PPM

JOM BACA BERSAMA UNTUK 10 MINIT / LET’S READ TOGETHER FOR 10 MINUTES

IFLA - ხუთ, 16/08/2018 - 16:29

Malaysia held its Jom Baca Bersama Untuk 10 Minit or Let’s Read Together for 10 Minutes programme on 24 April 2018 from 11.00 a.m. to 11.10 a.m. The nationwide programme initiated by Majlis Pengarah-pengarah Perpustakaan Awam Se-Malaysia (MPAM) or the Directors of Malaysian Public Libraries Council in 2014, is now held annually towards the end of April. 

The programme aims to nurture a reading culture among Malaysians. It is hoped that through this programme, Malaysians will read daily and reading will be a daily habit. Reading is a lifelong learning process that will give rise to a knowledgeable nation that loves to read. The target readers range from pre-schoolers, school children, institutions of higher education students, staff of Government and related agencies, staff of corporate bodies and GLCs, staff of the private companies, members of associations and NGOs, library users and individuals. 

Jom Baca Bersama 10 Minit

Courtesy of Persatuan Pustakawan Malaysia

Let’s Read Together for 10 Minutes

Courtesy of Selangor Public Library Corporation

 

For 2018, Jom Baca Bersama 10 Minit was launched at Sekolah Kebangsaan Kati in Kuala Kangsar, Perak  and this was also the venue for the national level celebration. The launch was undertaken by Datuk Rashidi Hasbullah, the Secretary General for the Minstry of Tourism and Culture representing. the Minster of Tourism and Culture.


Launch by the Secretary General of Ministry of Tourism and Culture

Courtesy of National Library of Malaysia

One of numerous activities held at the Launch

Courtesy of PPM

Attendees at the Launch

Courtesy of PPM

The Founding Ceremony of the Silk Road International Library Alliance and the “Reading, City, Culture” Academic Forum Held in Chengdu

IFLA - ხუთ, 16/08/2018 - 16:07

The founding ceremony of the Silk Road International Library Alliance and the “Reading, City, Culture” Academic Forum was held in Sichuan Library on May 28 2018. The event was sponsored by the National Library of China, the Library Society of China and the Propaganda Department of CPC Sichuan Provincial Committee, 

Guests at the ceremony included Yu Qun, member of the CPC Standing Committee of the Ministry of Culture and Tourism, Yang Xingping, Vice Governor of Sichuan province, Han Yongjin, Director of the National Library of China and President of the Library Society of China, Zhang Yongxin, Director of the Department of Public Culture of the Ministry of Culture and Tourism, ZHU Qi, Deputy Director of the Bureau of External Cultural Relations of the Ministry of Culture and Tourism, Chen Li, Executive Deputy Director of the National Library of China and Vice President of the Library Society of China, Sun Yigang, Deputy Director of the National Library of China. There were also more than 20 directors of member libraries in the Alliance, cultural officials and experts from other countries such as Kazakhstan present at the event.

Yu Qun who delivered a speech at the founding ceremony emphasized that promoting communication and mutual learning among civilizations and strengthening cultural exchanges among the countries and regions along the road is vital to the people-to-people bonds, which lays the cultural foundation of the “Belt and Road Initiative”. The establishment of the Silk Road International Library Alliance is not only the latest result of the "Belt and Road Initiative" concerning the cultural practice, but also an important measure for enhancing the cooperation and seeking common development of the library communities. The founding of the Alliance will serve as a new impetus for the coordinated development of the library industry and promote international exchange and cooperation in this sector to a new level. Member libraries are expected to continue to expand the cooperation, innovate development models, forged long-term strategic partnerships, regular exchanges and mutual visits, and plan cooperative projects in personnel training and business development. All of these will lead to the deepening of cooperation among libraries and make contributions to building a community of shared future for mankind.

Han Yongjin in his speech, pointed out that the Silk Road International Library Alliance inherits and carries forward the spiritual heritage of the Silk Road. The National Library of China (NLC) has actively carried out co-construction and sharing. With these experiences, the NLC is willing to lead the Alliance to move forward and learn from and cooperate with other members to promote common progress.

The Forum announced the Chengdu Initiative of the Silk Road International Library Alliance and the Manifesto on the Alliance of Integration of Libraries and Bookstores. It also witnessed the signing of the Agreement on the Cooperation Concerning Library and Bookstore Integration. 

The “Reading, City, Culture” Academic Forum on the Integration of Libraries and Bookstores focused on various topics, including that how, under the guidance of the “Nationwide Reading” strategy, it can integrate the features of libraries, bookstores, and urban culture to optimize people’s cultural life, improve the literacy of citizens and advance the industrial development and prosperity. More than 300 delegates from libraries in the United States, Britain, Australia, France, Germany and Poland, as well as diplomatic envoys in China, domestic experts and scholars attended the Forum.

The Founding Ceremony of the Silk Road International Library Alliance and the “Reading, City, Culture” Academic Forum Held in Chengdu

IFLA - ხუთ, 16/08/2018 - 16:07

The founding ceremony of the Silk Road International Library Alliance and the “Reading, City, Culture” Academic Forum was held in Sichuan Library on May 28 2018. The event was sponsored by the National Library of China, the Library Society of China and the Propaganda Department of CPC Sichuan Provincial Committee, 

Guests at the ceremony included Yu Qun, member of the CPC Standing Committee of the Ministry of Culture and Tourism, Yang Xingping, Vice Governor of Sichuan province, Han Yongjin, Director of the National Library of China and President of the Library Society of China, Zhang Yongxin, Director of the Department of Public Culture of the Ministry of Culture and Tourism, ZHU Qi, Deputy Director of the Bureau of External Cultural Relations of the Ministry of Culture and Tourism, Chen Li, Executive Deputy Director of the National Library of China and Vice President of the Library Society of China, Sun Yigang, Deputy Director of the National Library of China. There were also more than 20 directors of member libraries in the Alliance, cultural officials and experts from other countries such as Kazakhstan present at the event.

Yu Qun who delivered a speech at the founding ceremony emphasized that promoting communication and mutual learning among civilizations and strengthening cultural exchanges among the countries and regions along the road is vital to the people-to-people bonds, which lays the cultural foundation of the “Belt and Road Initiative”. The establishment of the Silk Road International Library Alliance is not only the latest result of the "Belt and Road Initiative" concerning the cultural practice, but also an important measure for enhancing the cooperation and seeking common development of the library communities. The founding of the Alliance will serve as a new impetus for the coordinated development of the library industry and promote international exchange and cooperation in this sector to a new level. Member libraries are expected to continue to expand the cooperation, innovate development models, forged long-term strategic partnerships, regular exchanges and mutual visits, and plan cooperative projects in personnel training and business development. All of these will lead to the deepening of cooperation among libraries and make contributions to building a community of shared future for mankind.

Han Yongjin in his speech, pointed out that the Silk Road International Library Alliance inherits and carries forward the spiritual heritage of the Silk Road. The National Library of China (NLC) has actively carried out co-construction and sharing. With these experiences, the NLC is willing to lead the Alliance to move forward and learn from and cooperate with other members to promote common progress.

The Forum announced the Chengdu Initiative of the Silk Road International Library Alliance and the Manifesto on the Alliance of Integration of Libraries and Bookstores. It also witnessed the signing of the Agreement on the Cooperation Concerning Library and Bookstore Integration. 

The “Reading, City, Culture” Academic Forum on the Integration of Libraries and Bookstores focused on various topics, including that how, under the guidance of the “Nationwide Reading” strategy, it can integrate the features of libraries, bookstores, and urban culture to optimize people’s cultural life, improve the literacy of citizens and advance the industrial development and prosperity. More than 300 delegates from libraries in the United States, Britain, Australia, France, Germany and Poland, as well as diplomatic envoys in China, domestic experts and scholars attended the Forum.

STL Sessions at IFLA WLIC in Kuala Lumpur

IFLA - ოთხ, 15/08/2018 - 00:06

The Science & Technologies Libraries section is proud to announce its session line up for the upcoming IFLA World Library and Information Congress. Please join us for informatitive and exciting presentations on open access and data librarianship!

Libraries as Drivers for Open Access
Sunday, August 26th @ 9:30-11:30am

1. From green to gold to diamond: open access’s return to social justice: Reggie Raju, University of Cape Town Libraries, South Africa

2. Open access monitoring and business model in Latin America and Middle East: a comparative study based on DOAJ data and criteria: Ivonne Lujano, Autonomous University of the State of Mexico, Mexico; Mahmoud Khalifa, Cybrarians: The Arabic Portal of Librarianship & Information, Egypt

3. Open Access Books: an international collaboration to explore the practical implications for librarians of increasing access to scholarly research outputs: Sam Oakley, Swansea University, United Kingdom; Neil Smyth, University of Nottingham, China

4. Open Access Policies and Mandates: A Study of Their Implementation in Academic Institutions in India:Sudarshan Rao, Osmania University, India; Laxman Rao, Osmania University, India

5. Transition to Gold OA in Austria: Andreas Ferus, Austria; Brigitte Kromp, Austria; Patrick Danowski, Austria

 

Data Librarian: Needs & Qualifications
Monday, August 27th @ 9:30-11:30am

1. Pushing the Boundaries of a Data Services Ecosystem at an Academic Library: Yun Dai, New York University, Shanghai, China

2. What is a Data Librarian?: A Content analysis of Job Advertisements for Data Librarians in the United States Academic Libraries: Hammad Rauf Khan, University of North Texas, United States; Yunfei Du, University of North Texas, United States

3. Engaging Liaison Librarians: Identifying Impact of an Research Data Management Educational Intervention:Megan Sapp Nelson, Purdue University, United States; Abigail Goben, University of Illinois at Chicago, United States

4. Is Data Management a New “Digitization”?: A change of the role of librarians in the context of changing academic libraries' tasks: Anna Wałek, Gdańsk University of Technology, Poland

5. Investing and trading in strategic resources for academic data services: A case study: Angela Hamilton, University of Toronto Scarborough (UTSC), Canada; Deena Yanofsky, University of Toronto Scarborough (UTSC), Canada

CORAL e-resources management system

eifl licensing news - სამ, 14/08/2018 - 17:14

EIFL webinar: Has your library been looking for a better way to organize licences, track orders, and administer electronic subscriptions? The CORAL open source electronic resources management (ERM) system may be a solution.

We're inviting librarians from EIFL partner countries to attend the webinar, 'CORAL 101: An Introduction to Implementing and Navigating CORAL'. The webinar is hosted by the EIFL Licensing Programme.

CORAL e-resources management system

EIFL-OA news and events - სამ, 14/08/2018 - 17:14

EIFL webinar: Has your library been looking for a better way to organize licences, track orders, and administer electronic subscriptions? The CORAL open source electronic resources management (ERM) system may be a solution.

We're inviting librarians from EIFL partner countries to attend the webinar, 'CORAL 101: An Introduction to Implementing and Navigating CORAL'. The webinar is hosted by the EIFL Licensing Programme

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IFLA-Asia and Oceania collaborated with Lebanese Library Association (LLA) Conference

IFLA - სამ, 14/08/2018 - 16:24

The 4th Lebanese Library Association Conference was organized in collaboration with IFLA-Asia and Oceania section in May 2018 in Beirut. The Lebanese Minister for Culture, Dr Ghassan Mourad was the chief guest at the inaugural session and spoke on the occasion. An exhibition was also opened by the Minister during the conference.

As chair of IFLA-RSCAO, I was invited as a special guest and a keynote speaker; I made a welcome speech on behalf of IFLA- Asia and Oceania along with Dr Fauz Abdallah, President of LLA. I met the Minister and also presented him a book on India.

On the first day of the Conference, Lebanon, Iraq, USA, UAE and some other countries presented their papers. Later in the afternoon, I made my presentation on IFLA Global Vision. The second day of the Conference saw presentations from Tunisia, Lebanon, Qatar and Iraq on various library aspects including on Qatar National Library and Iraq National Library. On the third and last day of the Conference, there were presentations from France, Netherlands, Finland, Spain and Italy besides Lebanon on different aspects of libraries and library services. The Conference ended with a closing session and group photograph.

Lebanese are great hosts. Lebanese food is very tasty and healthy with a variety of dishes and also so much to eat as vegetarian. I left Beirut the next day but certainly would like to visit again and again........  

IFLA-Asia and Oceania collaborated with Lebanese Library Association (LLA) Conference

IFLA - სამ, 14/08/2018 - 16:24

The 4th Lebanese Library Association Conference was organized in collaboration with IFLA-Asia and Oceania section in May 2018 in Beirut. The Lebanese Minister for Culture, Dr Ghassan Mourad was the chief guest at the inaugural session and spoke on the occasion. An exhibition was also opened by the Minister during the conference.

As chair of IFLA-RSCAO, I was invited as a special guest and a keynote speaker; I made a welcome speech on behalf of IFLA- Asia and Oceania along with Dr Fauz Abdallah, President of LLA. I met the Minister and also presented him a book on India.

On the first day of the Conference, Lebanon, Iraq, USA, UAE and some other countries presented their papers. Later in the afternoon, I made my presentation on IFLA Global Vision. The second day of the Conference saw presentations from Tunisia, Lebanon, Qatar and Iraq on various library aspects including on Qatar National Library and Iraq National Library. On the third and last day of the Conference, there were presentations from France, Netherlands, Finland, Spain and Italy besides Lebanon on different aspects of libraries and library services. The Conference ended with a closing session and group photograph.

Lebanese are great hosts. Lebanese food is very tasty and healthy with a variety of dishes and also so much to eat as vegetarian. I left Beirut the next day but certainly would like to visit again and again........  

WELCOME ADDRESS BY SANJAY K BIHANI, CHAIR, IFLA - ASIA AND OCEANIA IN THE OPENING CEREMONY OF 4th LLA CONFERENCE ON 9th MAY 2018

IFLA - სამ, 14/08/2018 - 16:13

 H. E. Dr Ghattas Khoury, Minister of Culture, Dr Ghassan Mourad , Master of Ceremony, President of Lebanese Library Association and my friend, Dr Fawz Abdallah, Colleagues from Lebanese Library Association, Participant Librarians and Library professionals.   

 

            Namaste; and a very warm welcome to you all.

 On behalf of the International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions and IFLA Regional Standing Committee for Asia and Oceania, I warmly welcome you all to the 4th Lebanese Library Association Conference on the “Innovative Libraries: Paths to the Future”. We are very pleased to associate with the Lebanese Library Association for this conference.

 As you may all know, IFLA is the leading international body representing the interests of library and information services and their users. It is the global voice of the library and information profession. Founded in 1927, IFLA celebrated its 90th birthday in 2017. IFLA now has more than 1,400 Members in over 140 countries around the world.

 IFLA - Asia and Oceania Section is the largest regional section in IFLA. Its main objectives are to initiate, promote and facilitate the development of library and information services and the library profession in the Asia and Oceania region. The Asia and Oceania section represents 62 countries from Afghanistan to Yemen and has more than 300 registered members from 51 member countries in IFLA.

 When we talk about innovative libraries, it is very important that Professional Bodies, Library Associations and Library Organizations keep pace and update themselves with the new developments in this digital era. Innovation in the production and dissemination of information are required in our profession. Mobile strategy is a must; more use of Social Media is needed; Face Book, Twitter and Videos on YouTube are need of the hour; Open data is a fuel for innovators. In today's age, Open Access Movement is gaining strength and networking is a key to success for library professionals.

Traditionally, libraries have always been responsible for preserving information and providing access to information and resources. The library is a physical building, filled with books. Navigating the endless sea of information required strong critical thinking skills to deliver quality search results. Librarians are already practising evaluating the weight and accuracy of information from a variety of sources, and taking responsibility for providing access to quality information. Now, with the rise of the Internet, information has become increasingly accessible. While the Internet is a compelling catalyst for library transformation, it remains in a state of continuing evolution. As technology advances and patron demands continue to change, the expectation of what a library should be and what it offers also changes.

 When we think of innovative libraries of today, the ways we access, process, and use the information have changed in the libraries. Libraries are no longer just places to check out a book or to do homework; they are now meeting places, media centres, digital repositories, and wonders of modern architecture and design. 

 I am glad to be a part of this conference and would like to thank the Lebanese Library Association and President Dr Fawz Abdallah and Ms Randa Chidiac for organizing this Conference in collaboration with IFLA-Asia and Oceania Section.

              

I would also like to thank the organizers for inviting me.

              

Thank you one and all.

Sanjay K Bihani, 

Chair, IFLA-RSCAO

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