Shrewsbury International School, Bangkok, hiring Librarian

(18 January 2017) Fully-qualified librarians who have energy, enthusiasm and full commitment to the profession are invited to submit completed application forms. The closing date for applications is Friday 27th January 2017 Shrewsbury International School is located in Bangkok, Thailand. Although it is an independent school, it is closely affiliated to Shrewsbury School in the […]

January 18, 2017 - 3:09 pm

Historic materials donated to National Library

(12 January 2017) Five antique recordings of the national anthem and a hand-drawn map of Southeast Asia dating back nearly 250 years have been donated to the Myanmar National Library in Nay Pyi Taw. The donation came from the Youth Force Group of Companies, which has already donated hundreds of historical artefacts to the museum. […]

January 17, 2017 - 3:57 pm

Tsinghua University selects Ex Libris Alma library management service

(16 January 2017, Beijing, China)  Ex Libris, a ProQuest company has announced that Tsinghua University in Beijing has chosen the Ex Libris Alma® library management service to replace the university’s Innovative Millennium integrated library system. Tsinghua University was ranked as the top university in China by QS World University Rankings®. Tsinghua chose Alma to manage […]

January 17, 2017 - 3:52 pm

SMU Libraries hiring Library Specialist

(11 January 2017)  Applications are invited for appointment as Library Specialist at the SMU Libraries, Singapore Management University. SMU is seeking an enthusiastic, innovative and experienced professional to support the provision of library resources in all formats.  This position works with team members to ensure, through continuous improvement methods, that effective and efficient access to […]

January 15, 2017 - 4:14 pm

New Lending Rights Online portal open

(11 January 2017) The new Lending Rights Online (LRO) portal opened in Australia on 9 January, making it faster and easier to register, make and track claims online, including: auto filling book information when you submit a title claim, once the ISBN for the book is validated, and displaying processing or completed status of submitted […]

January 15, 2017 - 3:57 pm

Asia-Pacific Libraries Directory 2017-2018 – Research and Markets

(10 January 2017, DUBLIN–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Research and Markets has announced the addition of the “Directory of Asia Pacific Libraries 2017-18″ directory to their offering. This edition of the Directory of Asia Pacific Libraries provide essential details on all libraries throughout the Asia Pacific region including universities, public and special libraries and including the libraries of institutes […]

January 11, 2017 - 5:51 pm

World’s most beautiful libraries in India

Libraries are the most incredible invention of men. It is a single most beautiful tribute to knowledge and experience. There are a lot of libraries in India that stand as a part of most beautiful ones in the world. If you are visiting India, you ought to visit at least a few of these libraries. […]

January 11, 2017 - 5:28 pm

[Re-post] Job Opportunities at Hong Kong Baptist University Library: Associate Librarian (Technical & Collection Services) (PR090-2/16-17)

(11 January 2017) 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 Technical & Collection Services Division.  This person will lead the transformative efforts to enhance and streamline Technical & Collection Services processes and services to aim at developing practical solutions […]

January 11, 2017 - 5:06 pm

A study on Pakistan’s Digital Library

(9 January 2017) In Pakistan, the Digital Library Programme was introduced as a collaborative project of Pakistan’s Higher Education Commission (HEC) and INASP in 2003. Today, the Digital Library (DL) is a programme of the HEC and provides private and public sector institutions in Pakistan with access to international scholarly literature, such as academic journals […]

January 11, 2017 - 4:59 pm

Greetings from the Librarian – New National Diet Library Midterm Vision: Universal Access 2020

(4 January 2016) The National Diet Library will compile a plan ensuring multi-faceted and continuous access to library materials over the long term. It will also anticipate increased demand for access to NDL library materials from patrons in countries all around the world. There are three major roles of the National Diet Library that have […]

January 7, 2017 - 3:07 pm

Government to digitise iconic Old Delhi library

(2 January 2017, New Delhi)  The new year promises to be a hopeful one for the iconic Hardinge Library in Old Delhi with plans afoot to revamp the historic institution through digitisation of rare books and restoration of its century-old building. Authorities are also endeavouring to put this city landmark on a tourism map, besides […]

January 7, 2017 - 3:03 pm

The challenge facing libraries in an era of fake news

(5 January 2017) Thirty or 40 years ago, a student writing a research paper on the topic of acid rain might have needed to decide whether an article from a scientific journal like Nature was a more appropriate source than an article from a popular magazine like Time. Today’s students, however, must know how to […]

January 6, 2017 - 4:02 pm

ALA Nepal Library Relief Fund donates $2,500 to community library in Himalayas

(3 January 2016, Chicago)   The American Library Association (ALA) has donated $2,500 from its Nepal Library Relief Fund to the READ Global (Rural Education and Development) Center in Tukche village in the Mustang district of Nepal. A community library and resource center, the READ Center is being rebuilt after sustaining significant damage during the 2015 […]

January 6, 2017 - 3:15 pm

UNSW hiring Information Services Team Leader

(5 January 2017) The Information Services Team Leader is responsible for managing a team of professional Academic Services librarians who deliver a broad range of high quality services focused on the needs of students and academic and professional staff. In this role you will lead your team in developing and delivering these innovative and personalised […]

January 6, 2017 - 9:12 am

Manga, in the heart of Delhi

(2 January 2017) In New Delhi’s Lajpat Nagar, barely 15 steps away from the Moolchand Metro station, is a not-so-large space, filled to the brim with gems for the lover of Japanese comics (manga). This is the Japan Foundation Library. Founded in 2007, it is home to a whole host of Japanese DVDs, audio books, […]

January 3, 2017 - 8:15 pm