Asia Pacific

La Trobe University is hiring Executive Director, Library and University Librarian

(21 September 2018) The University Librarian will lead and direct the University’s libraries to transform the lives of students and communities through learning and knowledge creation, by providing integrated scholarly collections, relevant and responsive information services and fit-for-purpose managed learning spaces. Closing date is 15 October 2018. ALIA has the full job description.

September 21, 2018 - 3:58 pm

Carlo Ratti and BAF Win Taiwan National Library Competition

(20 September 2018)  Carlo Ratti Associatti and Bio-architecture Formosana (BAF) have won the international competition for the Southern branch of the Taiwan National Library and Repository in Tainan, Taiwan. With the concept of “Library as a Town”, the team created a proposal for a new public building that will accommodate a library, book museum and […]

September 21, 2018 - 3:48 pm

Malaysia to import smart library system from Taiwan

IDSmart included facial recognition system and far-reaching automation (20 September 2018, Taipei)  Malaysia will import the IDSmart Library system from Taiwan in order to improve the efficiency of its library management as well as the convenience for their readers, reports said Thursday. The move is the result of a Taiwanese and a Malaysian company signing a […]

September 21, 2018 - 3:40 pm

Asia Foundation and Starbucks bring coffee storybook to Let’s Read! digital library

(19 September 2018, Phnom Penh) The Asia Foundation and Starbucks Cambodia organized a Let’s Read! Booklab (previously referred to as mini hackathons) on September 14 with a team consisting of a writer, an illustrator, an editor, and Starbucks partners at the Starbucks store located in Eden Garden. The book creation event is part of a […]

September 21, 2018 - 2:21 pm

National Library Board of Singapore receives digital innovation award

(19 September 2018, Cleveland, Ohio and Singapore) Rakuten OverDrive, the world’s leading digital reading platform for libraries and schools, presented the 2018 Digital Innovation Award to the National Library Board Singapore (NLB) at a ceremony in Singapore last month. This award was presented to recognize the numerous innovative features and services NLB has developed and […]

September 21, 2018 - 2:16 pm

Library revival creates pathways for new migrants

Australia’s public libraries are flourishing despite talk of their uncertain futures in a digital era. (20 September 2018) How important are libraries to Australians? Public Libraries Victoria Network (PLVN) needs to answer this exact question, as it calls for more community support and state funding to the sector. Network spokesman Chris Buckingham said greater state […]

September 21, 2018 - 2:10 pm

Western Sydney University hiring Director Library Services

(21 September 2018) The Director Library Services is responsible for University-wide copyright and The Whitlam Prime Ministerial Collection as well as core collection services operating at scale. Its broad support extends to all academic staff and students, including research performance and activities, joint venture operations and The College. Covering seven campuses, Western Library services eight […]

September 21, 2018 - 2:04 pm

Kuala Lumpur named World Book Capital 2020

(20 September 2018) Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, was named World Book Capital for the year 2020 by the Director-General of UNESCO, Audrey Azoulay, on the recommendation of the World Book Capital Advisory Committee. The city was selected because of the strong focus on inclusive education, the development of a knowledge-based society and accessible reading for all […]

September 21, 2018 - 2:01 pm

The Wonder Years: What did the New Professionals Learn?

(22 August 2018) SMU Libraries and the Library Association of Singapore (LAS) jointly organised a two day seminar for new and early career library professionals from 20 to 21 August 2018. In addition to the mostly local participants, there were delegates from Indonesia and the Philippines. Over 80 participants celebrated their Wonder Years on topics […]

September 19, 2018 - 1:22 pm

Wiley to support digital learning projects in Banyuwangi, Indonesia as part of ASEAN Smart Cities Network’s Pilot Program

(17 September 2018) John Wiley & Sons, Inc., a global leader in education and scholarly research, today announced a signed a Letter of Intent (LOI) with Banyuwangi Regency, Indonesia, at the Inaugural ASEAN Smart Cities Network (ASCN) Meeting in Singapore. The two parties will build e-learning capabilities in the region focusing on needs such as […]

September 18, 2018 - 8:42 pm

15,000 images of Javanese manuscripts from Yogyakarta now online

(17 September 2018) The Javanese Manuscripts from Yogyakarta Digitisation Project, generously supported by Mr S P Lohia, aims to digitise 75 manuscripts from Yogyakarta now held in the British Library, and provide free online access through the British Library’s Digitised Manuscripts website. Full sets of the digital images will also be presented to the Archives […]

September 18, 2018 - 8:35 pm

Job opportunities at Hong Kong Baptist University Library

Associate Librarian (Scholarly Resources & Digital Strategies) (PR0086/18-9)                                                                                            (14 September 2018) Hong Kong Baptist University Library invites applications for a creative, forward-thinking, energetic and collaborative Associate Librarian to lead, coordinate, and manage the Library’s Scholarly Resources & Digital Strategies Division. As the Library continuously enhances its provision of scholarly resources, this person will lead efforts […]

September 14, 2018 - 1:40 pm

Flinders University hiring Director of Library Services

(14 September 2018) Reporting to the Vice President (Corporate Services), the Director of Library Services will provide strong strategic leadership and effective knowledge management of the University Library and associated services. They will be accountable for the management and performance of the University Library and will be required to enhance and optimise the service and […]

September 14, 2018 - 9:23 am

University of Adelaide hiring Manager, Scholarly Information

(13 September 2018) In this new and exciting role, you will lead the University Library’s initiatives and services to support scholarly communication, digitisation and discovery. The Manager, Scholarly Information will drive innovation and change in the systems, tools and mechanisms by which the Library can support and facilitate access, description and discovery of scholarly information. […]

September 13, 2018 - 2:14 pm

The world’s best new library 2018

(12 September 2018)  School 7 public library in the city of Den Helder, Netherlands, wins the 2018 award for Public Library of the Year. This year’s recipient of the award was announced at the annual meeting of IFLA, held in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. The winner was selected by an international panel of experts consisting of […]

September 13, 2018 - 11:32 am