NIE library hiring Librarian / Senior Librarian

(22 January 2018) The NIE Library and Information Services Centre is seeking a creative, innovative and service-oriented candidate who is able to work independently and collaboratively in transforming the library for the 21st century. Librarian / Senior Librarian This position provides subscription services, develops the Library’s monograph collection, and serves as a library liaison to […]

January 22, 2018 - 4:47 pm

State Library of Queensland hiring Coordinator, Information Services

(19 January 2018) The teams forming the Visitor and Information Services branch are dedicated to providing a high quality client experience to all visitors. The Client Experience team is responsible for the review, development and implementation of key client services and policies. Schools Engagement takes the lead in forging connections between school communities and SLQ. […]

January 20, 2018 - 2:32 pm

Visit Singapore libraries pre- and post- IFLA WLIC 2018

The Council of Chief Librarians (CCL) and the Library Association of Singapore (LAS) welcome you to the IFLA WLIC 2018 in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia and extend a neighbourly invitation to you for library visits in Singapore. If you are transiting or stopping over in Singapore and have some free time on either Thursday 23 or […]

January 18, 2018 - 1:18 pm

National Taiwan University opts for Ex Libris Alma library services

(January 16, 2018) Ex Libris has announced that National Taiwan University has chosen the Ex Libris Alma library services platform to replace the school’s library management system. In addition, NTU’s local implementation of the Ex Libris Primo discovery and delivery solution will be migrated to the cloud and integrated with the Alma platform. Through the […]

January 17, 2018 - 8:29 am

2018 PRRLA Annual Meeting & Program Committee

(13 January 2018) The next Pacific Rim Research Libraries meeting will be held at the University of California, Berkeley from Sunday-Wednesday, September 16-19, 2018.  General announcements will be posted on The announcement and the Program Committee are here.

January 13, 2018 - 7:04 pm

Should campus libraries open to the public?

(11 January 2018) A recent regulation encouraging China’s libraries in universities and research institutes to open to the public stirred up heated debate among the public. The regulation is part of China’s newly adopted law on public libra­ries, which took effect on January 1, 2018. According to the latest statistics by the Ministry of Education, […]

January 11, 2018 - 8:44 pm

A busy year for the Buddhist Digital Resource Center

(9 January 2018) In 2017 The Buddhist Digital Resource Center greatly increased the size of its archive, running two major digitization projects in Asia.  This has been a consistent trend for the past few years. Modern scanning technology makes image capture fast and cheap, meaning BDRC can digitally preserve Buddhist literature with unprecedented efficiency. The […]

January 10, 2018 - 1:35 pm

British Council India hiring Senior Manager Library

(8 January 2018) The post holder will be expected to: co-ordinate the delivery of specified project activities and undertake specified tasks including planning and managing events, contacts, logistics, external suppliers, etc to meet agreed targets lead and manage library teams operating within a geographically dispersed matrix structure manage KOHA library management system, licence agreements and […]

January 9, 2018 - 4:38 pm

IFLA Green Library Award 2018

(7 January 2018) IFLA’s Environment, Sustainability and Libraries Special Interest Group (ENSULIB) with Sponsorship by de Gruyter invite applications for the 3rd Green Library Award 2018. Applications submission deadline: 1st March 2018. More here: IFLA Green Library Award 2018 The announcement is here.

January 8, 2018 - 11:55 am

Library and information week 2018

(3 December 2018)  Australia’s Library and Information Week will be held 21-27 May 2018 with the theme Find yourself in a Library. This theme is designed to give all libraries the opportunity to promote themselves to their community. Staff could set up tours of their library to inform users find out about all the fantastic […]

January 5, 2018 - 9:36 am

NTU hiring librarians

(2 January 2018) Senior Librarian – Scholarly Publishing & Impact – NTU Libraries Liaise and work with various stakeholders to enhance research impact measurement services with focus on creating citation reports and altmetrics reports Develop and implement educational programs on scholarly publishing for NTU researchers to help them increase their research visibility and improve their […]

January 4, 2018 - 4:08 pm

Call for papers: Metropolitan Libraries programme at WLIC 2018 in Kuala Lumpur

(2 January 2018) IFLA’s Metropolitan Libraries Section invites you to submit a proposal for its programme at the 84th IFLA World Library and Information Congress to be held in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, 24-30 August 2018. Theme: “Sanctuaries in the city: the public library as a safe space” The Section intends to explore how public libraries […]

January 4, 2018 - 3:52 pm

Relish cultural treasure at National Library of China

(3 January 2018) Responding to China’s first library law which guarantees libraries’ cultural service function for the public, the National Library takes the lead in bringing traditional cultural gems closer to people in Beijing. On Jan 1, the library opened an exhibition on Siku Quanshu, also known as the Imperial Collection of Four. It is […]

January 4, 2018 - 3:48 pm

Ten reasons libraries are still better than the internet

“Thanks to the internet, we no longer need libraries or librarians.” You most likely hear some variation on that theme pretty regularly. (19 December 2017) Sixteen years ago, American Libraries published Mark Y. Herring’s essay Ten Reasons Why the Internet Is No Substitute for a Library (April 2001). Technology has improved exponentially since then—social media […]

January 2, 2018 - 10:27 am

Call for papers: Librarian fashion: what does the way we dress say about us?

(30 December 2017) The topic of Librarian Fashion opens a myriad of questions: Should librarians wear a uniform? Can we wear tattoos? Should we dress with dignity – and what does dignity mean? What about piercings? Jewels? Religious or political symbols? Does it depend on a personal choice, on the country we live in, or […]

December 31, 2017 - 7:47 am