Library Systems Report 2017: Competing visions for technology, openness, and workflow

(4 May 2017)  The 2017 edition of the annual industry report produced by Marshall Breeding since 2002 has been published by American Libraries. The report is available online and in the May 2017 print issue. The library technology industry has entered a new phase: business consolidation and technology innovation. Development of products and services to […]

May 4, 2017 - 3:11 pm

ARL Annual Salary Survey 2015–2016 reports data on 13,827 staff in ARL libraries

(3 May 2017) The Association of Research Libraries (ARL) has published the ARL Annual Salary Survey 2015–2016, which analyzes salary data for professional staff working in the 124 ARL member libraries during 2015–2016. Data are reported for 10,111 professional staff in the 114 university ARL libraries and for 3,716 professional staff in the 10 non-university […]

May 4, 2017 - 2:58 pm

La Trobe University hiring Manager, Collections and Access

(2 May 2017) This role is a senior member of the Library Leadership Team and is responsible for an extensive information resources budget, ensuring that expenditure is aligned with current teaching and research needs of the University. The position is responsible for a number of client-centred systems and services such as Reading Lists, Interlibrary Loans […]

May 2, 2017 - 4:04 pm

APLAP Executive Committee appointed

(2 May 2017)  At the  Association of Parliamentary Librarians of Asia and the Pacific General Meeting held during the recent APLAP Conference in Korea, delegates appointed the APLAP Executive Committee. President: Kazuko Sakata (National Diet Library, Japan) Vice-President (Asia): Mihyang Park (National Assembly Library, Korea) Vice-President (Pacific): Asha Kumar (Library of the Parliament of the […]

May 2, 2017 - 3:57 pm

Elsevier and Thai Academic Consortium collaborate to boost research capabilities and performance of 35 local universities ahead of Thailand 4.0

Three-year consortium license includes capacity-building initiatives and provides access to and indexing of Thai and other regional journals in Elsevier’s Scopus database (28 April 2017, Bangkok, Thailand) Elsevier today announced a three-year collaboration with the Thai-journal Citation Index (TCI) Centre and Thailand Research Fund (TRF) to generate exposure, improve impact and increase collaboration opportunities for […]

May 2, 2017 - 3:24 pm

Hong Kong Baptist University Library hiring Scholarly Communications Librarian (PR325/16-17)

(2 May 2017) Hong Kong Baptist University Library seeks an enthusiastic, out-going, and organised individual to join the team of the Digital and Multimedia Services Section as Scholarly Communications Librarian (at the rank of Assistant Librarian).  The successful candidate will: (i)      oversee for the library’s training and consultation programmes to support faculty publishing, data management, […]

May 2, 2017 - 2:46 pm

IFLA Green Library Award 2017: deadline is extended to 30th May 2017

(29 April 2017) Proposals for the IFLA Green Library Award 2017 must be submitted by 30 May, 2017 to the following address: Dr. Petra Hauke, ENSULIB secretary Hochkalterweg 3a D-12107 Berlin, Germany Email: The announcement is here.

April 30, 2017 - 4:55 pm

The Open University of Hong Kong is hiring Librarian

(28 April 2017) The Open University of Hong Kong (OUHK) seeks a Librarian responsible for planning, implementing, directing, and evaluating all aspects of library services for both the University Main campus and Jockey Club campus.  Reporting to the Associate Vice President, the Librarian will provide strategic leadership to ensure adequate and quality library services for […]

April 30, 2017 - 4:42 pm

National Library of China displays digital murals

(26 April 2017) A new exhibition showcasing digital replicas of murals and sculptures from Buddhist temples in North China’s Shanxi Province kicked off on Tuesday at the National Library of China (NLC) in Beijing. Hosted by the Chinese Fine Art Research and Development Center (CFARDC) under the Chinese Folk Literature and Art Association and the […]

April 27, 2017 - 9:10 am

UNSW hiring Team Leader, Physical Resources

(26 April 2017) The Team Leader, Physical Resources is responsible for leading a team of staff to acquire and provide access to physical information resources including digitizing print materials from the library collections and other sources. ALIA has the job description here. Applications close 8 May 2017.

April 26, 2017 - 3:38 pm

CUHK hiring Assistant Librarian I/II (carrying the job title of ‘Systems Librarian’) – (170000Q1)

(21 April 2017) The Chinese University of Hong Kong Library seeks a Systems Librarian to join its Library IT & Systems (LITS) team at an exciting time as it implements a cloud-based, next generation Integrated Library System (ILS) shared with the local higher education libraries consortium. The successful applicant is expected to provide the best possible […]

April 22, 2017 - 8:32 pm

C. V. Starr East Asian Library acquires the largest Chinese film studies collection in North America

(21 April 2017) The C. V. Starr East Asian Library at UC Berkeley today announces its acquisition of the largest and most comprehensive Chinese film studies collection in North America. The over-70,000 periodicals, posters, photographs, and ephemera contained in the Paul Kendel Fonoroff collection document the development of the film and entertainment industry of greater […]

April 22, 2017 - 8:27 pm

Extending EIFL eLibrary Myanmar project

(21 April 2017) EIFL Director Rima Kupryte will attend the signing ceremony of a memorandum of understanding (MoU) between the Myanmar Department of Higher Education and EIFL for further development of university libraries in Myanmar. The MoU, which extends the EIFL eLibrary Myanmar project to reach more universities, contributes to Myanmar’s national strategy for reforming […]

April 22, 2017 - 8:19 pm

EIFL Marrakesh guide launches in Nepali

(21 April 2017) EIFL’s popular library guide to the Marrakesh Treaty for persons with print disabilities is now available in Nepali, bringing to six the total number of languages for the guide. The Marrakesh Treaty, which entered into force in September 2016, gives organizations like libraries the right to reproduce printed works in accessible formats […]

April 22, 2017 - 8:15 pm

Why Libraries Collaborate

Findings from the US Library Survey 2016 (19 April 2017) While academic libraries in the United States have actively collaborated with each other for more than 100 years, the digital turn has brought an explosion of interest in and pursuit of cross-institutional collaboration. These include large-scale digital access and preservation initiatives like HathiTrust, print preservation […]

April 20, 2017 - 4:25 pm