Education

$1 million gift will create two Taiwan studies endowments at UCLA Asia Pacific Center

(9 November 2018) The UCLA Asia Pacific Center has received a gift of $1 million from the J. Yang and Family Foundation that will help permanently sustain the UCLA Taiwan Studies Program. Of the total, $750,000 will create the J. Yang and Family Foundation Taiwan Studies Endowment and $250,000 will establish the J. Yang and […]

November 13, 2018 - 4:44 pm
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The University of New England in Armidale, Australia is hiring a Digital Experience librarian

(5 November 2018) The Digital Experience Librarian will provide leadership in actively identifying, evaluating and, as necessary, deploying new learning technologies and tools related to library services to improve and respond to user needs. This role creates and supports the development processes and innovations that lead to high-quality learning environments and ensures cross-platform navigation for […]

November 6, 2018 - 8:33 am
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SkillsVision Forum for Librarians

(30 October 2018) The Forum offers an opportunity to learn from the library success stories from renowned universities, in strategical support of research and leadership. This is a programme designed for library leadership roles supporting fast changing academic workflows ranging from research to innovation and lifelong learning. Highlights include: Expert sharing from speakers from East […]

October 30, 2018 - 9:25 am
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Launch of T10KL programme under the project “National Virtual Library of India”, funded by the Ministry of Culture

(17 October 2018, Mumbai)  The Ministry of Culture, Government of India set up the National Mission on Libraries in 2012 to ensure sustained attention to the development of Libraries and the Information Science Sector. The National Mission on Libraries has, as one of its activities, created the National Virtual Library of India (NVLI), a project […]

October 19, 2018 - 6:55 am
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Launch your career in cloud networking

(2 October 2018) The Networking in Google Cloud Platform Specialization created by the Google Cloud Training Team will teach you everything you need to know about cloud networking. By the end of the Specialization you’ll be able to design, develop, and manage networking solutions to drive business objectives. The Coursera blog has the questions and […]

October 3, 2018 - 10:51 am
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Credo helps libraries address the skills gap with new and expanded instruction offerings

(24 September 2018, Boston, MA)  Credo has created a Learning Tools product family to offer librarians new and updated resources for teaching foundational skills like information literacy (IL), critical thinking, and communication. The highly-acclaimed InfoLit Modules will now be known as InstructTM to best reflect the growing range of possibilities opened up by the revamped […]

September 26, 2018 - 11:13 am
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Asia Foundation and Starbucks bring coffee storybook to Let’s Read! digital library

(19 September 2018, Phnom Penh) The Asia Foundation and Starbucks Cambodia organized a Let’s Read! Booklab (previously referred to as mini hackathons) on September 14 with a team consisting of a writer, an illustrator, an editor, and Starbucks partners at the Starbucks store located in Eden Garden. The book creation event is part of a […]

September 21, 2018 - 2:21 pm
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The Wonder Years: What did the New Professionals Learn?

(22 August 2018) SMU Libraries and the Library Association of Singapore (LAS) jointly organised a two day seminar for new and early career library professionals from 20 to 21 August 2018. In addition to the mostly local participants, there were delegates from Indonesia and the Philippines. Over 80 participants celebrated their Wonder Years on topics […]

September 19, 2018 - 1:22 pm
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Wiley to support digital learning projects in Banyuwangi, Indonesia as part of ASEAN Smart Cities Network’s Pilot Program

(17 September 2018) John Wiley & Sons, Inc., a global leader in education and scholarly research, today announced a signed a Letter of Intent (LOI) with Banyuwangi Regency, Indonesia, at the Inaugural ASEAN Smart Cities Network (ASCN) Meeting in Singapore. The two parties will build e-learning capabilities in the region focusing on needs such as […]

September 18, 2018 - 8:42 pm
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Blockchain for everyone: Coursera and ConsenSys launch certificate for non-developers

(5 September 2018) With the rising popularity of cryptocurrencies, blockchain technology has become one of the hottest topics this year. Though we typically hear about its applications in financial services — more than $6.3 billion has been raised through initial coin offerings (ICOs) in the United States alone – blockchain technology has started to transform […]

September 6, 2018 - 1:28 pm
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The Final Report: Running an online, international peer-mentoring program. International Librarians Network

(29 August 2018) Over four years, the International Librarians Network (ILN) provided free online peer-mentoring to over 5,500 participants from 130 countries. Participants used the program to explore the international world of librarianship, building global networks and sharing knowledge with colleagues around the world. In March 2017, the Directors of the ILN announced that they […]

August 29, 2018 - 4:33 pm
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Applications now being accepted for 2019 IFLA/OCLC Fellowship Program for librarians from developing countries

即日接受发展中国家图书馆馆员申请2019年IFLA/OCLC奖学金计划 (26 August 2018, DUBLIN, Ohio) OCLC and the International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions (IFLA) are now accepting applications for library professionals to participate in the 2019 Jay Jordan IFLA/OCLC Early Career Development Fellowship Program. The Fellowship Program, sponsored by IFLA and OCLC, is a four-week program based at OCLC headquarters in Dublin, Ohio, USA, that provides […]

August 26, 2018 - 2:32 pm
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International librarianship as professional development

(19 July 2018, Chicago) Whether you’re a library professional with decades of experience or a recent graduate in your first position, career enrichment can mean so much more than simply watching a webinar, taking a class, or even attending a conference. There’s a different kind of professional development out there, one that involves travel, experiencing […]

July 20, 2018 - 10:47 am
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Strengthening Library Education: New report from IMLS

(5 July 2018)  Christine Wolff-Eisenberg writes that last November, the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) convened experts to explore how to strengthen the formal education component of the Laura Bush 21st Century Librarian grant program to best support library and information science programs to meet the needs of students and libraries while increasing […]

July 6, 2018 - 12:35 pm
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Free participation in New Professionals’ Seminar: The Wonder Years

(26 June 2018) Celebrate August to learn, experience and share your librarianship journey! SMU Libraries and LAS proudly present this 2-day seminar, 20-21 August 2018, where you can acquire practical skills that are needed for today’s workplace and expand your network with peers. Who should Attend: Recent library graduates and early career professionals with no more […]

June 26, 2018 - 2:32 pm
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