Bond University hiring University Librarian

(11 September 2017) The University Librarian will provide strategic leadership and direction to the Library Services function. This key position will be responsible for the overall management and operation of the Main and Law Libraries as well as the Balnaves Foundation Multimedia Learning Centre, and will be required to have a hands-on approach to ensure alignment […]

September 12, 2017 - 1:15 pm

China’s coastal resort Sanya turns ship into library

(10 September 2017, Sanya,  (Xinhua)  Sanya, a coastal resort in south China, has converted fishing boats into a floating public library. “Sea Study” is the first public library on the island of Ximaozhou, eight nautical miles west to the downtown Sanya, Hainan Province. “A life cannot be called life without books,” said Chen Muhu, 78, […]

September 12, 2017 - 7:06 am

2017 search for outstanding public libraries with special program on the protection and preservation of cultural heritage

(5 September 2017) In line with the Annual Celebration of the Library and Information Services (LIS) Month every November, the National Library of the Philippines (NLP) in cooperation with the National Commission for Culture and the Arts (NCCA) particularly the National Committee on Library and Information Services (NCLIS), and the Philippine Librarians Association, Inc. (PLAI) […]

September 6, 2017 - 11:12 am

Macquarie University hiring Collections and Discovery Services Librarian

(5 September 2017) The Collections and Discovery Services Librarian (HEW6) develops, implements and delivers services in discovery, collection assessment and evaluation, procurement, metadata and copyright/license management. The role provides in-depth advice and support for collection and content development, access, discovery, and research publication/data management. Data gathering, evaluation, analysis and reporting – to inform decision making […]

September 6, 2017 - 11:02 am

New libraries website launches in Auckland

(29 August 2017) The new Auckland Libraries website is now live, delivering an easy to use, mobile-first web experience that reflects the diversity of Auckland. Mirla Edmundson, General Manager Libraries and Information, says that the new site signals a new milestone in customer service. “The current website has up to 20,000 views a day, and […]

September 2, 2017 - 9:22 am

British Library to investigate possibility of a ‘single digital presence’ for UK public libraries

(30 August 2017) The British Library is to lead an 18-month scoping project to establish the demand for and possible shape of a ‘single digital presence’ for UK public libraries. Funded by Arts Council England and the Carnegie UK Trust, the project will investigate user expectations and demand for what a national online platform for […]

August 31, 2017 - 4:03 pm

Announcing the new British Library Research Data Strategy

(25 August 2017) With the support of a Research Data Strategy since 2010, the Library has been active in services for research data for a number of years. This work has included European-funded projects such as ODE, ODIN and THOR; Providing the DataCite UK service and involvement in other activities such as data discovery and […]

August 26, 2017 - 3:53 pm

There are new frontiers for academic publishing but scholarly associations and faculty must seize the opportunities

(24 August 2017) Scholarly publishing faces daunting challenges. Rising journal costs have seen many universities have to make strategic cuts to library collections. To Kyle Siler, the digital world has opened new niches and frontiers for academic publishing, offering many innovative and diverse possibilities. But opportunities must be grasped by scientific professional associations that have […]

August 26, 2017 - 7:48 am

University of New England hiring Senior Information Resources Management Librarian

(25 August 2017) The Senior Information Resources Management Librarian provides leadership and expertise in acquiring and integrating information resources in all formats into the library collections, maximising productivity and ensuring compliance with University policies relating to procurement and audit processes. The services platform utilises the Ex Libris Alma unified resource management system and the Ex […]

August 26, 2017 - 7:36 am

Librarian, South-East Asian Unit or Chinese Unit, National Library of Australia

(25 August 2017) The National Library of Australia’s Overseas Collection Management Branch is seeking applications from energetic and committed candidates to fill two ongoing positions within the Asian Collections Team performing the duties of Librarian for either Chinese collections or Mainland Southeast Asian collections. The National Library’s Asian collections are the largest in Australia with resources from all countries of East and Southeast Asia, especially China, Japan, […]

August 25, 2017 - 1:35 pm

The unique role and value of information professionals in special libraries

New research highlights the need to clarify the difference between IT and IM (17 August 2017, Canberra)  A new report from the Australian Library and Information Association suggests that there is confusion in management circles about the degree of overlap between the work of ICT and library and information professionals. The report, The unique role […]

August 24, 2017 - 7:38 am

Let’s move to Fiji

(22 August 2017) The Traveling Librarian website notes that the University of the South Pacific is hiring four librarians for campuses in Fiji and Vanuatu.  Details are here. Deadline is 3 September 2017.

August 23, 2017 - 2:51 pm

IFLA WLIC 2018 key dates announced

(23 August 2017) The IFLA World Library and Information Congress 2018 has announced key dates on its website,  These include registration, accommodation and fees deadline. More key dates are here. IFLA WLIC 2018 will be held in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, 24-30 August 2018.

August 23, 2017 - 9:04 am

Core Competencies for Scholarly Communication Librarians published

(21 August 2017) The NASIG Core Competencies for Scholarly Communication Librarians have been approved and adopted by the NASIG Executive Board. They are now available at the NASIG web site at This document describes the skills that librarians need to work in the highly collaborative environment related to digital scholarship and scholarly communications in […]

August 22, 2017 - 2:05 pm

Shanghai phone booths get new literary lease of life

(20 August 2017) If you want something to read and you’re in Shanghai, look for the red telephone booths. They’re like the original UK telephone boxes but with a Chinese twist. 263 public telephone booths in Shanghai Xuhui district are to be turned into mini-libraries, according to the city government. Before the popularity of smart […]

August 21, 2017 - 4:39 pm