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17th Congress of Southeast Asian Librarians Conference

IFLA - Thu, 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 - Thu, 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 - Thu, 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 - Thu, 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 - Thu, 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 - Thu, 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 - Thu, 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 - Thu, 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 - Wed, 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 - Tue, 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

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

IFLA - Tue, 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 - Tue, 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 - Tue, 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

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

IFLA - Tue, 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

How can Russian libraries further development of society?

IFLA - Tue, 14/08/2018 - 12:50

The All-Russia State Library for Foreign Literature in Moscow (LFL) hosted a workshop on 19-20 April 2018 connected to Libraries and the UN 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.

The event was organised by the Russian Library Association’s International Cooperation Section and the LFL Rudomino Academy with the financial support of IFLA International Advocacy Program (IAP). Thanks to the IAP grant received in November 2017 the International Cooperation Section embarked on organizing two workshops to promote the important role libraries can play in development by contributing to the UN 2030 Agenda and the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The second workshop was held at Tomsk State University Library on 19 – 20 June, 2018.

The objectives of these workshops are:
  • to launch a nationwide campaign to raise the level of awareness on the UN 2030 Agenda and the SDGs, as well as the necessity to secure public access to information in the achievement of the SDGs;
  • to highlight the key role of libraries in achieving the UN SDGs all over the world; to identify the key success factors which will enable effective implementation of advocacy initiatives by the Russian library community;
  • to give workshop participants the knowledge and skills to align libraries, especially public libraries, with development outcomes in their country or region;
  • to increase the capacity of library sector and library associations to leverage opportunities for advocacy activities, at community, national and regional levels.

The workshop in Moscow was led by Kaspars Ruklis, an international advocacy communication trainer and University of Latvia – Riga professor, who had worked with library projects in Latvia, Serbia, Macedonia, Albania, Croatia, Slovenia, Kenya, Ghana, Uganda and Ethiopia.

The workshop participants – library professionals from Moscow and the Russian regions – gained a clear understanding of the United Nations 2030 Agenda and the Sustainable Development Goals as well as an insight into the five main SDGs aspects – five Ps:

  • People: the wellbeing of all people (Goals 1-5)
  • Planet:  protection of the Earth’s ecosystems (Goals 12-15)
  • Prosperity: continued economic & technological growth (Goals 1-4, 7-11)
  • Peace: securing peace (Goal 16)
  • Partnerships: improving international cooperation (Goal 17)

The discussion focused on various examples of how libraries can assist in turning these goals into reality and be recognized as key partners for their governments. During the brainstorming session participants drafted and presented their own advocacy plans of how libraries can contribute to progress towards the implementation of the UN 2030 Agenda.

The participants were awarded certificates of attendance upon completion of the two-day workshop. They were also encouraged to take an active part in sharing their libraries’ success stories via the IFLA Library Map of the World, which features success stories from all over the world to show how libraries are contributing to the UN SDGs.

A couple of comments from participants:

The workshop helped me obtain quite a few practical skills. I enjoyed its format. For two days we were immersed in a creative environment: we exchanged our views, played games and had fun. Of particular interest and challenge was a role play exercise to make one’s message heard in a mini-presentation (“Making an elevator pitch”). This presentation had to be very concise and compelling enough to be noticed by a person of influence or a decision-maker upon whom you supposedly happen in the lift for a mere three minutes.
Daria A. Belyakova, deputy director, LFL Rudomino Academy

The workshop proved a success – intensive, interesting and thought-provoking.
Yelena I. Zimina, chief librarian, International Contacts Department, Russian State Library

Other participants also gave positive feedback pointing to the workshop’s cheerful atmosphere and the trainer’s truly engaging manners. The workshop was praised for its interactivity and abundance of new and helpful information, as well as for its handouts that some participants thought might come in useful when they return home.

CPDWL - Career and Professional Development Coaching at WLIC 2018

IFLA - Mon, 13/08/2018 - 19:49

If you are attending IFLA WLIC in Kuala Lumpur later this month and would like to have guidance for your individual professional development, don’t miss this!

The section Continuing Professional Development and Workplace Learning is hosting a session with career and professional development coaching for the individual. This session takes place Sunday 26/08/2018 at 11.45‐13.30 in Conference Hall 1/2. The set up will be a drop-in session where the participants can choose between different coaching areas. The coaching will focus on one individual or a small group of individuals. Each coaching interaction will last approximately 15-30 minutes. The focus of these coaching sessions will be to help develop the individual’s career and professional development and/or develop the individual’s understanding of how involvement in the work of IFLA can help with the individual’s career and professional development.

During former CPDWL satellite conferences, career and professional development coaching has been part of the program. This has been very well received by the satellite delegates, and the CPDWL section now expands the coaching efforts into the WLIC.

The CPDWL standing committee invites all WLIC delegates to join this session, and would appreciate your help in promoting this coaching session widely.

See you in Kuala Lumpur!

/Catharina Isberg, Almuth Gastinger, Ulrike Lang, Ewa Stenberg for CPDWL standing committee

 

 

Information about the coaching session

Professional Committee meeting agenda for 23 and 30 August

IFLA - Mon, 13/08/2018 - 16:31

This is the draft agenda for the Professional Committee meeting due to take place on Thursday 23 August 2018, 08:30 – 11:00, and Thursday 30 August 2018, 08:30 - 10:00, room 304/305, Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre, Malaysia.

It is proposed that the meeting is closed for items as indicated [closed] according to Rule 7.6.

Welcome and Apologies

1. General Business

1.1 Approval of Agenda
1.2 Minutes of previous meeting 22 March 2018
1.3 Actions list from previous meeting

2. Professional Programme Development Plan: implementation

2  Professional Programme Development Plan: final version 

2.1 Objective 1: improve the quality and impact of work

2.1.1 SIG reviews [closed]
2.1.2 Professional structure review
2.1.3 WLIC 2018 Officers support programme 
2.1.4 Dynamic Unit and Impact Award [closed]
2.1.5 IFLA Survey on Preservation and Conservation Standards
2.1.6 WLIC professional programme changes 

2.2 Objective 2: Strengthen communications between all stakeholders

2.2.1 IFLA Journal
2.2.2 IFLA publishing activities report

2.3 Objective 3: Support full engagement of committee members and develop leadership

2.3.1 Coaching pilot
2.3.2 Induction materials for incoming SC members and Officers   

3. Business matters

3.1 Action planning timetable 2019 
3.2 PC Funds 2018, 2nd Quarter report 
3.3 PC Funds: various policies 
3.4 Best Poster 2018: jury 

4. Procedural matters

4.1 Procedural matters or items approved since the last meeting 

5. Any other business

6. Dates of next meetings

The Hague, Netherlands
10 – 14 December 2018: Governing Board meetings (Workshop proposed for Monday 10th – Tuesday 11th, Professional Committee meeting is likely to be Wednesday 12th December).

Public Library Agenda for Kuala Lumpur is now Available

IFLA - Mon, 13/08/2018 - 10:29

The Agenda for the Public Libraries Standing Committee meetings in KL are now avaialble to download. We hope to see lots of our friends at one (or both) of the meetings!

Law Libraries Section Session 232 in Kuala Lumpur

IFLA - Thu, 09/08/2018 - 23:14
Conference Session 232: Legal Capability: Law as a Life Skill

Law Libraries and Public Libraries Sections

Wednesday, August 29th: 10:45 – 11:45

Location: Ballroom 2

This session provides an introduction to the concept of legal capability and describes different initiatives for youth and adults in USA, Canada and the UK to promote law as a life skill and help people address their everyday legal issues.

Legal Capability provides individuals with the knowledge, skills, and understanding needed to confidently engage with the law, and to assert ourselves across legal, social, and, political fields of interaction.  Legal capability also extends beyond the curriculum, it enables youth to develop personal, social and core competencies such as critical thinking, problem solving, collaborative and lifelong learning.

To the extent that the law shapes our social interaction, and, to the extent that the law informs our conduct, legal capability further prepares us for social engagement and participation. Without the confidence of legal capability, citizen can find themselves intimidated and confused by the law, unable to understand and resolve legal problems which can further prevent them from accessing the justice system. In many countries, the mission of improving legal capability is now guiding the development of public legal education, legal help resources and new curriculum.

Speakers:
  • Dave Nolette, Justice Education Society, Vancouver (Canada)
  • Marc Legacy, Justice Education Society, Vancouver (Canada)
  • Bonnie Hough, Judicial Council of California, San Francisco (USA)

Law Libraries Section Session 150 in Kuala Lumpur

IFLA - Thu, 09/08/2018 - 23:13
Conference Session 150: Role of government and law libraries in times of crisis and turmoil

Law Libraries with Government Libraries Sections

Monday, August 27th: 11:45 - 12:45

Location: Plenary Theatre

Librarians have served as keepers of memory despite intense pressure to destroy materials and often at great personal risk. They have also filled the void that can be left when crisis and chaos undermine or threaten to break down the rule of law and access to justice. Libraries, and librarians, simply by virtue of the work they do, foster relationships that allow society to come together meaningfully and in solidarity.  

As turbulent events have rocked world, libraries have had the opportunity to distinguish themselves as places of information, refuge, stability, and hope for distraught communities. Three librarians - one from the Law Library of Congress, one from an HBCU law school, and one from a law library at a university in Croatia, come together to discuss what libraries can do to support their communities in times of crisis. The speakers will discuss their own experiences and offer speculation on ideas like library neutrality and social justice.

This program seeks to explore and highlight the relationship between librarians and the community they serve when tested under circumstances in which legal systems are unreliable, resources are scarce, and tensions are high.

Interactive conversion. Contributing to the conversation:

  • Jane Sanchez, Library of Congress (United States)
  • Yolanda Patrice Jones, Florida A&M University, College of Law Library (United States)
  • Edita Bačić, Faculty of Law, University of Split (Croatia)
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