Negotiation skills for librarians

(20 September 2017) The next fully-facilitated Negotiation Skills for Librarians online course by Sarah Durrant will begin on October 25th 2017. This very practical and popular course has been designed for librarians, consortia staff and other information professionals to help them develop their negotiation knowledge, skills and confidence in a safe, friendly and encouraging environment. […]

September 20, 2017 - 5:23 pm

Applications being accepted for 2018 IFLA/OCLC Fellowship Program for librarians from developing countries

(21 August 2017, Dublin, Ohio) OCLC and the International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions (IFLA) are now accepting applications for library professionals to participate in the 2018 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, […]

August 23, 2017 - 7:24 am

ANU Library collaborates with Yangon University Library on digitisation capabilities

(4 April 2017) Professor Ni Win Zaw, Head of the Department of Library and Information Studies at University of Yangon, recently visited ANU Library to work on a digitisation research project with University Librarian Roxanne Missingham. The project aims to provide a framework for transforming library services and increase digital literacy skills through library and […]

April 4, 2017 - 2:03 pm

Libraries at the Crossroads

(20 December 2016) Following on from the successful Institutes held since 2003, the University of Hong Kong Libraries is pleased to announce the 15th Annual Library Leadership Institute with the theme of Libraries at the Crossroads: Challenges for Leadership. This residential Institute will provide library directors and senior librarians from the Asia region with the […]

December 21, 2016 - 5:03 pm

IFLA/BSLA Workshop on Promotion of Professional Conduct and Ethics among Library and Information Science Professionals in Sri Lanka

(21 November 2016) Two workshops have been organized by the Sri Lanka Library Association (SLLA) and sponsored by Building Strong Library Association (BSLA) Programme of International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions (IFLA), to promote professional Conduct and Ethics among library professionals in Sri Lanka. The workshops were held in Jaffna (in the Northern Province) […]

November 22, 2016 - 3:09 pm

University of Tokyo joins the IIIF Consortium

(30 September 2016) The University of Tokyo has become the first institution in Japan to join the IIIF Consortium, the International Image Interoperability Framework.  An announcement is also available in Japanese. Although new to the Consortium, the University of Tokyo has been involved with IIIF for some time. Dr. Kiyonori Nagasaki of the International Institute […]

October 3, 2016 - 8:07 pm

Five librarians selected as 2017 IFLA/OCLC Fellows

(16 August 2016, DUBLIN, Ohio) OCLC, along with the International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions (IFLA), has named five librarians selected to participate in the Jay Jordan IFLA/OCLC Early Career Development Fellowship Program for 2017. The program supports library and information science professionals from countries with developing economies. The 2017 IFLA/OCLC Fellows were announced today at a […]

August 17, 2016 - 3:01 pm

Transforming libraries in Myanmar: The e-Library Myanmar Project

(23 July 2016)  Myat Sann Nyein who has been a librarian in Myanmar since 1985 describes the challenges and success of the e-Library Myanmar Project implemented by EIFL. It began with the universities of Yangon and Mandalay and now stands at seven partner universities. 166,000 students and 4,000 academic staff at these seven now have […]

July 25, 2016 - 8:00 am

Librarians’ competencies for E-research and scholarly communication

(15 July 2016) COAR explains that the aim of this task force is to produce a number of competency profiles that will help to build capacity in libraries for supporting new roles in the area of scholarly communication and e-research. The profiles will enable library managers to identify skill gaps in their institution, form the […]

July 16, 2016 - 3:09 pm

NDL trains Nepali librarians

(27 June 2016) Since 1989, the National Diet Library (NDL) has served as the International Federation of Library Associations Strategic Programme on Preservation and Conservation (IFLA PAC) Regional Centre for Asia, and has worked to promote cooperation in preserving library materials throughout Asia. As part of the cooperative activities of the Regional Centre, Mr. Yadab […]

June 28, 2016 - 9:17 am

Training for Japanese Studies Librarians outside of Japan: Library services practicum at the Kansai-kan of the NDL 2016

(28 April 2016) From 13 to 22 January , 2016, the National Diet Library (NDL) hosted a training program for Japanese Studies librarians living outside Japan. It was held at the Kansai-kan of the NDL in Kyoto, and 12 participants joined from five countries: France, Germany, Italy, the Republic of Korea, and the United States. […]

April 29, 2016 - 7:26 am

Research4Life webinar series

(10 March 2016) Research4Life has announced the webinar series “Research4Life: the library that opens doors”. In collaboration with AIMS, the series of webinars will illustrate how Research4Life works, how it is constructed and who can join the partnership. It will briefly present the four Research4Life programs Hinari, AGORA, OARE and ARDI that provide access to the aforementioned research […]

March 11, 2016 - 8:10 pm

Global education for librarians and information professionals

(4 February 2016) The Traveling Librarian blog reports that the Graduate School of Library and Information Studies, part of the Harrington School of Communication and Media at the University of Rhode Island is pleased to announce its continuing Global Education for Librarians and Information Professionals Program. GSLIS will offer again Global Information Services (LSC 518) […]

February 6, 2016 - 8:49 am

Workforce Development Working Group – Future of Libraries Call for Expressions of Interest

(6 February 2016) LIANZA’s The Future of Libraries has resulted in four workstreams – looking at workforce development from a whole of sector strategic perspective is one of these.  A copy of Future of Libraries work is here. LIANZA is seeking individuals who are interested in the problem of workforce development within the profession. Closing […]

February 6, 2016 - 8:38 am

IFLA International Leaders Programme: Applications now open

(5 February 2016) The International Leaders Programme is a two-year Programme designed to increase the cohort of leaders who can effectively represent the wider library sector in the international arena, and to develop leaders within IFLA. The Programme provides opportunities that IFLA is in the unique position to offer through our global role and reputation […]

February 6, 2016 - 8:31 am