Vijita de Silva Research Award 2017/18 – Call for applications

(19 February 2018) The Sri Lanka Library Association (SLLA) is pleased to announce the Vijita de Silva Research Award the annual research award for the best completed research in Library and Information Science (LIS) field in Sri Lanka. The award comprises a cash grant of Rs 50,000.00 and a certificate. In the event the award is […]

February 19, 2018 - 8:48 pm

National Library Of Australia fellowships and scholarships

(19 February 2018) The National Library of Australia offers a range of Fellowships and Scholarships for established and emerging researchers, practising writers and creative artists, and younger scholars. These are designed to stimulate sustained scholarly, literary and artistic use of our collections, and promote lively interaction within the Library’s community. Fellowship benefits Through the program, […]

February 19, 2018 - 7:03 pm

Jakpost guide to the National Library of Indonesia

(14 February 2018) If you are visiting the National Library, this guide by Ni Nyoman Wira offers a detailed and succinct description. The National Library of Indonesia is a 24-story building located on Jl. Medan Merdeka Selatan No. 11, Central Jakarta, right in front of the National Monument (Monas). Dubbed the tallest national library in the […]

February 14, 2018 - 4:34 pm

Clinical Librarian sought by Macquarie University

(9 February 2018) As a Clinical Librarian you will provide high quality research and teaching/learning support, embedded as part of a team-based approach to clinical practice, lifelong learning and patient centered care. Reporting to a Library Discipline Group Leader, the role is part of the Library’s Medicine, Health and Human Sciences team supporting clinical and […]

February 10, 2018 - 11:24 am

UBC Library, Vancouver Campus hiring Chinese Rare Books Cataloguer Librarian

(9 February 2018)  The Puban Collection, formerly owned by Yao Junshi of Macao and acquired by UBC in 1959 with funds from the Friends of the Library and Dr. Walter Koerner, contains some 3,200 Chinese titles in about 45,000 volumes in thread-stitched binding, the majority of which came from the well-known Nanzhou Studio of Guangdong […]

February 9, 2018 - 5:56 pm

Brisbane City Council hiring Team Leader and Regional Coordinator – Library Services

(7 February 2018) The Council is seeking an enthusiastic person to lead and facilitate the Library Services’ East Regional Management Team, based at Holland Park Library. As Team Leader and Regional Coordinator you will be responsible for leading a branch team and strategically facilitating a networked Leadership Team to ensure that the most effective operations […]

February 8, 2018 - 11:26 am

AALL Spectrum on coding and library workflows

(7 February 2018)  The latest issue of AALL Spectrum has an article by Nick Szydlowski about how law librarians can use coding to create customisations within their work flows. The article doesn’t focus on any advanced coding languages (think Python or Ruby) but instead focuses on the codes that form the building blocks of the […]

February 8, 2018 - 11:22 am

State Library Victoria calls for 2018 Fellowship applications

(2 February 2018) Applications are now open for State Library Victoria’s prestigious annual fellowships program, with a new specialist fellowship for Victorian Aboriginal researchers offered from 2018. The Indigenous Victorian Aboriginal Cultural Research Fellowship supports Aboriginal researchers to explore the Library’s collections and engage with archival records to produce research material that can be used […]

February 6, 2018 - 3:31 pm

Victoria University , Melbourne, hiring The Manager, Libraries City

(5 February 2018) The Manager, Libraries City is responsible for: the management and efficient operation of two campus libraries and one learning space in the Melbourne CBD, and will provide leadership in the delivery of high quality library services, the improvement and development of library services, strategic staff professional development and managing cross-campus library services. […]

February 6, 2018 - 3:21 pm

Taipei, New Taipei libraries share resources to benefit cardholders

(5 February 201, TAIPEI (Taiwan News) Holders of library individual cards issued by either Taipei or New Taipei can now borrow books from libraries across the city limits after the two municipalities agreed to share library resources with each other. Taipei Deputy Mayor Chen Chin-chun (陳景峻) made the announcement during a press event on January […]

February 5, 2018 - 4:15 pm

Now, a hi-tech library for girls in J-K

(4 February 2018) A hi-tech library for girls have been inaugurated in Jammu and Kashmir’s Rajouri District. Minister of Tribal Affairs, Choudhary Zulfikar Ali inaugurated the library. The library has been established under the ‘beti bachao beti padao’ scheme. The library is equipped with latest technology and books of all subjects. Computers with high speed […]

February 5, 2018 - 2:23 pm

Public Library Day 2018 the Philippines

(30 January 2018) In line with Proclamation No. 563, “Designating March 9 of every year as Public Library Day”, the National Library of the Philippines, as the central node of public libraries in the country, will spearhead in celebrating the 59th Public Library Day on March 9, 2018 with the theme: Limang K para maging […]

January 31, 2018 - 1:14 pm

Great exaggerations! Death of Libraries

(25 January 2018) Libraries these days are built digital brick by digital brick – brick being the metaphor for digital books, journals, articles, objects, media, digital infrastructure, networks, apps, data, and analytics. The growth of print collections has been declining considerably in recent times. Gulcin Cribb, University Librarian, Singapore Management University (SMU) writes that SMU […]

January 27, 2018 - 4:51 pm

Peking University acquires linguistics and literature eBook package from De Gruyter Mouton

(25 January 2018) Peking University has acquired the complete De Gruyter Mouton collection (up to and including 2017) to strengthen its growing linguistics program. The acquired collection includes 2,400 ebook titles. “We are proud that Peking University has chosen to expand its collection with the prestigious De Gruyter Mouton content and that our titles are […]

January 26, 2018 - 11:55 am

Tales of the Malay World

(22 January 2018) If you are in Singapore – or anywhere near – grab the opportunity to visit the exhibition Tales of the Malay World, at the National Library of Singapore, before it ends on 25 February 2018. The biggest international exhibition of Malay manuscripts ever held, the display of over a hundred Malay manuscripts […]

January 24, 2018 - 6:05 pm