Connecting Myanmar libraries to global academia

(23 June 2017) Roxanne Missingham writes that connections to the world through university libraries are an important feature of the rebirth of higher education. Libraries in Myanmar institutions have, together with the National Library, collected the memory of the nation, curated through many collections of palm leaf manuscripts and rare historic texts. The University libraries […]

June 23, 2017 - 2:48 pm

What students think about La Trobe University Library

(19 June 2017) In September 2016 La Trobe University library invited all coursework students to participate in the biennial, library client experience and satisfaction survey.   3,949 responded. They told the library about the good and not so good. And the library responded how it will do better. The details are here.

June 20, 2017 - 8:28 pm

US Ambassador launches UMS American Corner

(24 May 2017) The United States (US) Ambassador to Malaysia, Kamala Shirin Lakhdhir officiated at the launch of the American Corner Sabah at Universiti Malaysia Sabah (UMS) library on May 24. According to Kamala, with the new opening, the people of Sabah would have additional opportunities to join programmes and participate in dialogues, focused on […]

June 20, 2017 - 8:19 pm

Congratulations to five library design award winners in Australia

(19 June 2017, Melbourne) The Australian Library and Information Association (ALIA) has today announced the five winners of its inaugural Library Design Awards 2017 at its conference in Melbourne. Thirty-three stunning libraries were entered in the awards and there is a winner in each category: public, school, academic and special libraries all feature in the […]

June 19, 2017 - 7:37 pm

Department of Parliamentary Services hiring Parliamentary Library Officer

(15 June 2017) The Department of Parliamentary Services (DPS) is recruiting for a Parliamentary Library Officer vacancy within the Collections & Databases branch. As a Library Officer you will be exposed to all areas of the Parliamentary Library and will have the opportunity to provide a range of tasks associated with the provision of services […]

June 15, 2017 - 3:35 pm

University of Melbourne hiring Arts Librarian

(15 June 2017) University Services comprises of 1,600 professional staff focused on providing client centric and innovative services to the University. The group is providing transformational change, defining and influencing future service enhancements within the University of Melbourne. The Arts Faculty Librarian is a member of the Scholarly Information program which sits within the University […]

June 15, 2017 - 3:32 pm

Check out this incredible giant library that just opened in Seoul

(12 June 2017) The largest underground shopping center in Asia, COEX Mall, can now boast a library filled with over 50,000 titles to its name. Occupying a whopping 2800 square-meters in size, the brightly lit two-storey athenaeum has rightly been named Starfield Library after long being referred to as the Open Library. Operated by a […]

June 14, 2017 - 1:55 pm

SMU Libraries hiring Senior Manager, Library Technology and Innovation

(9 June 2017) This position is responsible for ensuring that library’s technology applications are robust, reliable and supports SMU Libraries’ vision for excellent customer service. The position holder is expected to manage and lead scoping, researching, trialing and advising new and emerging technologies to achieve SMU’s teaching, learning and research goals. The position reports to the […]

June 10, 2017 - 4:27 pm

Expanding library impact through open access digitization

(8 June 2017) Located in central Singapore, just minutes away from the city’s main shopping district, sits the first and only tropical botanic garden listed as an UNESCO World Heritage Site. Established at its present site in 1859, the Singapore Botanic Gardens (SBG) covers 82 hectares and is home to thousands of plant species. Since […]

June 10, 2017 - 4:05 pm

NLB withdraws Malay language books on religion that was deemed controversial

(9 June 2017, Singapore) The National Library Board (NLB) said it will review its vetting process for potentially sensitive materials, after it withdrew a series of Malay language books on religion that was deemed controversial. All titles under the series called Agama, Tamadun Dan Arkeologi (Religion, Civilisation and Archeology) have been withdrawn with immediate effect, […]

June 9, 2017 - 8:29 pm

Hang Seng Management College hiring Associate Librarian

(9 June 2017) Hang Seng Management College, Hong Kong is hiring an Associate Librarian. Responsibilities include: Provide leadership in the development of strategic planning and formulation of policies for the library user-centered services; Develop and implement innovative approaches for effective scholarly communication, instruction activities, reference and access services; Evaluate and develop library outreach and public services […]

June 9, 2017 - 8:21 pm

Librarian / Senior Librarian (Learning Services) Singapore Institute of Technology

(7 June 2017) Reporting to the University Librarian, this position is responsible for providing services related to User Education, Reference and Circulation Services. The successful candidate will also be involved in the marketing and promotion of library services. LAS has the job description.

June 8, 2017 - 4:25 pm

Senior Librarian/Librarian, Information Resources, Singapore University of Social Sciences

(8 June 2017) Singapore University of Social Sciences’ Digital Library Services seeks an enthusiastic and skilled individual to provide leadership and expertise in the acquisition and management of information resources. The successful candidate will work collaboratively with staff to deliver timely access to resources and services that support the learning, teaching and research activities of […]

June 8, 2017 - 4:18 pm

Manager, Library Technology, Singapore University of Social Sciences

(8 June 2017) Singapore University of Social Sciences’ Digital Library Services seeks an enthusiastic and innovative individual to provide technical and project leadership in the development, enhancement and maintenance of their library systems environment, including the interoperability between library systems platform and other campus systems. The successful candidate will work collaboratively with staff and cross-department […]

June 8, 2017 - 4:14 pm

The National Diet Library conducted research on the super-aged society and libraries

(7 June 2017)  The National Diet Library has published a report of its research on the super-aged society and libraries. This research comprises case studies through bibliographic survey and field work focusing on the library services for the older people provided at the three public libraries, as well as interviews with 20 older people including […]

June 8, 2017 - 4:08 pm