Asia’s first short story dispenser arrives at Hong Kong Baptist University Library

(16 October 2017) This past August, Hong Kong Baptist University (HKBU) Library launched Asia’s first story dispenser. This dispenser is the creation of Short Edition, a publishing startup based in the city of Grenoble, France. The appeal of this cultural innovation is hard to dispute, with hundreds of articles about it being penned since its […]

October 17, 2017 - 2:50 pm

SMU Libraries hiring Analytics Librarian / Data Analyst

(12 October 2017) The Analytics Librarian / Data Analyst works collaboratively with the entire Library team and other stakeholders of the Singapore Management University Community to develop data-informed approach for achieving strategic objectives related to library operations and user needs. LAS has the full job description.

October 13, 2017 - 8:53 am

84th IFLA General Conference Assembly, WLIC 2018, Malaysia

(11 October 2017) Registration for the 2018 IFLA World Library and Information Congress is now open. The 84th IFLA Conference will take place in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia on 24-30 August 2018. Attendees can register via the Congress website. Please note that if you registered for one of the previous IFLA Congresses since 2012 via the […]

October 12, 2017 - 4:54 pm

Penang Digital Library Phase 2 will be ready in 2018

(10 October 2017, George Town) The Penang Digital Library Phase 2 (PDL-P2) to be constructed in the state government quarters building here is expected to be fully operational by the end of Dec next year. “The existing PDL can only accommodate 100 to 120 users at any one time on weekdays and it can not […]

October 11, 2017 - 4:36 pm

Xi’an Jiaotong-Liverpool University hiring Academic Liaison and Reference Librarian

Department: University Library      Vacancies:  2      Job ID: 994993 Position Overview: (10 October 2017) XJTLU is a unique collaboration, the first and currently the only university in China to offer both UK and Chinese accredited undergraduate degrees. It is located in the Higher Education Town of Suzhou Industrial Park (SIP), only 24 minutes due west from […]

October 10, 2017 - 4:41 pm

LKCMedicine Medical Library opens for business

(6 October 2017) The Medical Library of the Lee Kong Chian School of Medicine, Nanyang Technological University Singapore is officially open on 28 August 2017 in conjunction with the School’s grand opening. Crowning the 20th floor of the Clinical Sciences Building is the rooftop Medical Library which not only boasts an impressive collection of medical journals, […]

October 6, 2017 - 11:14 am

New IFLA Standard: IFLA Library Reference Model: A Conceptual Model for Bibliographic Information

(3 October 2017) The Committee on Standards is pleased to announce the publication of the IFLA Library Reference Model (LRM): A Conceptual Model for Bibliographic Information, which was endorsed by the IFLA Professional Committee in August 2017. IFLA LRM is a high-level conceptual reference model developed within an entity-relationship modelling framework. It is the consolidation of […]

October 4, 2017 - 3:27 pm

Ngee Ann Polytechnic Library hiring Systems Analyst

(1 October 2017) As a Systems Analyst, you will provide IT related services and support to the Lien Ying Chow Library, Ngee Ann Polytechnic, Singapore. Your responsibilities will include but are not limited to the following: *           Day-to-day IT operations in the library which includes software applications, end-point computing devices and smart systems; *           Ensure IT […]

October 2, 2017 - 1:59 pm

The Buddhist Digital Resource Center is hiring

(29 September 2017) The Tibetan Buddhist Resource Center now called the Buddhist Digital Resource Center, has an expanded mission to preserve and make accessible texts beyond the Tibetan literary tradition. To fulfill this expanded mission, BDRC is recruiting an Archive Engineer and a Full Stack Developer. These technologists will improve the library’s digital infrastructure and […]

September 30, 2017 - 10:43 am

Indian professor in China explains how public libraries are benefiting Chinese society

(27 September 2017) What could be the best way to construct a better society? asks Dr Rajiv Ranjan. Imparting free education and opening the gates of learning centres to all. Libraries are repositories of knowledge, and as was argued by Francis Bacon centuries ago, knowledge is power. Public libraries in China are serving not only […]

September 28, 2017 - 7:54 pm

Civica hiring Librarian

(27 September 2017, Singapore) The Librarian will Manage and/or assist to manage the daily operations of the library. Oversee the handling of tasks such as performing library loan transactions, acquisitions, cataloguing and processing of library resources, execution of library programmes and activities, etc. Provide reference, information and research services to assist library patrons in their research […]

September 27, 2017 - 2:41 pm

Services for people with disabilities in libraries: survey

(25 September 2017) IFLA and the Section on Library Services to People with Special Needs (LSN) have been asked to participate in an important United Nations project on serving people with disabilities, in the context of delivering the Sustainable Development Goals. Libraries can help IFLA/LSN participate in this project by providing a response to the […]

September 26, 2017 - 2:27 pm

Federation University Ballarat hiring Director Library and Learning Spaces

(26 September 2017) The Director – Library and Learning Spaces ensures the quality, relevancy and efficiency of library services and learning spaces through a combination of ways: through the building of strategic and collaborative partnerships and communication networks across the tertiary education sector and across the University; through ensuring library collections, programs and services, and learning […]

September 26, 2017 - 10:18 am

Senior Manager, Research and Learning Monash University, Malaysia Campus

(25 September 2017) Monash University is seeking an appropriately qualified and experienced professional for the position of Senior Manager, Research and Learning in the Library and Learning Commons. The incumbent will lead a team of professional librarians, learning skills advisers and technical experts, who work closely with the schools to meet their various teaching and […]

September 25, 2017 - 4:09 pm

International Forum on Data, Information, and Knowledge for Digital Lives

(22 September 2017) Registration is now open for the International Forum on Data, Information, and Knowledge for Digital Lives. The forum hosts two major conferences: the 8th Asia-Pacific Conference on Library & Information Education and Practice (A-LIEP) and the 19th International Conference on Asia-Pacific Digital Libraries (ICADL). The forum will be held at Chulalongkorn University, […]

September 23, 2017 - 1:15 pm