IFLA World Library and Information Congress in Auckland now to take place in 2022

(16 Apr 2019)  The International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions (IFLA) and the New Zealand National Committee announce that the IFLA World Library and Information Congress (WLIC) in Auckland will now take place in 13-19 August, 2022. This postponement will enable the WLIC to be held as planned in the New Zealand International Convention Centre (NZICC). […]

April 17, 2019 - 8:52 am

Explore the evolving concept of ‘library’ and its impact on library design in Rome

(12 Apr 2019)  Join IFLA Satellite Meeting in Rome 21-22 August 2019 when we will explore The evolving concept of ‘library’ and its impact on library design! This topic will form the basis of our exciting and very practical program. We have adopted a multi-pronged approach with a combination of exciting keynote speakers, panel sessions that highlight the […]

April 15, 2019 - 9:25 am

2019 Scholarly Kitchen webinar: the future of independent and society publishing

(10 Apr 2019)  From Scholary Kitchen: On Wednesday, April 17 (11 AM EDT), we’ll be presenting a panel discussion on a topic that’s increasingly dominating the conversation in the scholarly communications community: The Future of Independent and Society Publishing. For details, see the original post here.  

April 11, 2019 - 10:29 am

SEALG Annual Meeting 2019

(9 Apr 2019)  From SEALG press release: This year’s  annual meeting of SEALG will take place in Leiden on 28-29 June in collaboration with the Asian Library Leiden. As in previous years, we aim to have the presentation of selected papers on library and archive related issues on Friday, followed by the Annual General Meeting (AGM) […]

April 11, 2019 - 8:58 am

British and Chinese library leaders to share knowledge in Chengdu

UK-China Library Forum meets in Chengdu, Sichuan Province, China, 27-28 March 2019 Leaders of ten UK public libraries, with the British Library, meet their counterparts from ten Chinese libraries to share knowledge, experience and best practice Latest stage of the three-year HM Treasury-funded British Library in China: Connecting Through Culture and Learning programme (26 March […]

March 28, 2019 - 9:28 am

London Book Fair’s Market Focus Indonesia: creative industries and a Spice Café

(8 Mar 2019)  As the London Book Fair’s Market Focus Indonesia program comes into view, the first thing you may notice is that it comprises not one but two stands at Olympia London—one on ground floor and one on the floor above. In talking with Laura Prinsloo, chair of the Indonesian National Book Committee, Publishers Perspectives have been […]

March 11, 2019 - 5:00 pm

Call for papers: LIS education in developing countries: challenges and trends

(20 February 2019)  IFLA LIS Education in Developing Countries Special Interest Group invites you to submit a proposal for papers to be presented at its 2-hour open session at the 85th IFLA World Library and Information Congress to be held in Athens, Greece, 24-30 August 2019. The session theme is “LIS Education in Developing Countries: Challenges and Trends” […]

February 21, 2019 - 8:49 am

Grants for IFLA World Library and Information Congress Participation 2019

(16 February 2019)  IFLA World Library and Information Congress (WLIC) is providing conference grants for 40 participants to attend the 85th IFLA General Conference and Assembly in Athens, Greece from 24 to 30 August 2019. The grant is available to librarians and library workers from all library types. The application must be a member of his/her national […]

February 18, 2019 - 10:50 am

IFLA satellite meeting: The Evolving Concept of ‘Library’ and its Impact on Library design

(12 February 2019)  Four IFLA Sections (Public, Academic and Research, Metropolitan and Library Buildings and Equipment) are co-hosting a two-day Joint Satellite pre-conference on the theme ‘The Evolving Concept of Library and its Impact on Library design’ in Rome Italy from 21-22 August 2019. Early bird registration is now open until 15 May 2019! Details are […]

February 12, 2019 - 12:51 pm

Conference of Directors of National Libraries in Asia and Oceania (CDNLAO) Meeting in Singapore, 21 February 2019

(Feburary 2019)  The National Library Board (NLB) is the host for the Conference of Directors of National Libraries in Asia and Oceania (CDNLAO) Annual Meeting. The meeting will be held at the National Library Building on 21 February 2019. This year, CDNLAO will commemorate its 40th Anniversary since it first convened in 1979. Over 20 countries across […]

February 11, 2019 - 1:54 pm

UGC workshop on impact submissions for RAE 2020 held in CityU, Hong Kong

(30 January 2019) The University Grants Committee (UGC), Hong Kong, held a workshop on research impact on 14th January at City University of Hong Kong. Overview of impact submission requirements for Research Assessment Exercise (RAE) 2020 was explained with invited speakers included academics from UK sharing their experience on preparing REF impact case studies in their […]

January 30, 2019 - 1:54 pm

ALIA LAS and LIANZA communique

(3 August 2018) The Presidents, Board members and Executives of the Australian Library and Information Association, Library Association of Singapore and Library and Information Association of New Zealand Aotearoa met on Wednesday 1 August, during the Asia-Pacific Library and Information Conference, held at the Gold Coast Conference and Exhibition Centre, Queensland, Australia. Discussions included creating […]

August 8, 2018 - 5:23 pm

IFLAPARL Pre-Conference 2018 Agenda

(13 July 2018) The 2018 IFLAPARL pre-conference will be held in the Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre on 24th August 2018 in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.  The theme will be ‘Transforming parliamentary libraries and research services to meet changing clients’ needs’. The provisional agenda for the pre-conference is now available on the Section’s Events pages. The announcement is here.

July 14, 2018 - 11:14 am

Workshop on the Codicological Aspects of Islamic Manuscripts

(9 July 2018)  The Islamic Arts Museum Malaysia announces  the manuscript workshop: Codicological Aspects of Islamic Manuscripts. With guidance by Dr. Farouk Yahya from the School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS), this workshop on 27 July 2018  is open to seekers of knowledge with great interest in manuscripts, history geeks and the public. Space is […]

July 9, 2018 - 9:21 pm

Public Library Program WLIC 2018

(22 June 2018) IFLA’s Public Libraries Section has partnered with a number of other professional units to bring you a rich program in Kuala Lumpur this August. Pop these in your diary! Sunday 26 August/ Session 094/ 9.30-11.30 What is Universal Design for Libraries? Library Services to People with Special Needs: Public Libraries and Library Services […]

June 22, 2018 - 10:59 am