Five librarians selected as 2018 IFLA/OCLC Fellows2018

Fellows are from Ethiopia, Indonesia, Jamaica, Kenya, and Romania (15 January 2018, 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 2018. The program supports library and information science professionals from countries […]

January 17, 2018 - 8:26 am

Annual appeal by the Buddhist Digital Resource Center

(16 November 2017) For nearly two decades, BDRC has sought out and preserved Buddhist literature in its digital library, making over 13.5 million pages of texts freely available online. Now, BDRC is taking the next step in its mission to greatly expand access to the treasures of Buddhist cultural heritage—and you can help! BDRC is […]

November 18, 2017 - 11:03 am

NTU Wee Kim Wee School of Communication and Information celebrates 25 years of success

(3 November 2017) The Wee Kim Wee School of Communication and Information (WKWSCI) at Nanyang Technological University, Singapore (NTU Singapore) is celebrating its 25th anniversary today with an alumni reunion to mark the successes of its over 6,000-strong alumni and recognise the contributions of its donors and industry partners. At the event at the National […]

November 5, 2017 - 8:22 pm

Call for applications for DIPLIS

(1 November 2017) The Sri Lanka Library Association invites applications for the Diploma in Library and Information Science (DIPLIS) Level I – 2018 course. Closing date is 16 December 2017. For brochures in Sinhala, Tamil and English and the application form, click here.

November 1, 2017 - 3:39 pm

Registration open for Data Science Winter Institute in Hong Kong

(23 October 2017) From 7-8 December 2017, 9:00 am to 5:30 pm, the iSchool Asia-Pacific Chapter & the University of Hong Kong will be organizing a Data Science Winter Institute at the University of Hong Kong. This Winter Institute will equip iProfessionals with the latest marketable knowledge and skills, especially in data science, which are […]

October 23, 2017 - 11:17 am

EIFL OA workshops in Myanmar

(19 October 2017) EIFL will host workshops for open access (OA) working groups and librarians from three Myanmar universities that are adopting OA policies and setting up OA institutional repositories. The three universities – Yangon University of Economics, Yadanabon University and Yezin Agricultural University – will use the opportunity to finalize OA policy documents, ensure […]

October 20, 2017 - 1:33 pm

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