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

Applications open for 2016 ALLA Fellowship

(1 ‎February ‎2016)  ‏‎The Australian Law Librarians’ Association (ALLA) Annual Fellowship Program provides current members of ALLA with an opportunity to attend an international professional development program. The successful applicant will receive $3000 to cover registration, travel, insurance and accommodation expenses. The announcement and application guidelines are here.

February 3, 2016 - 12:46 pm

ILN applications are now open: new round begins March 2016

(18 January 2016) The International Librarians Network peer mentoring program is a facilitated program aimed at helping librarians develop international networks. Participating in the ILN brings wider professional awareness, an international perspective to your work, new ideas, and increased professional confidence. To date,  over 3500 librarians from 120+ countries have taken part. Applications for the […]

January 20, 2016 - 8:03 am

2017 Jay Jordan IFLA/OCLC Early Career Development Fellowship Program

(22 December 2015) This program provides early career development and continuing education for library and information science professionals from countries with developing economies. It is jointly sponsored by IFLA and the Online Computer Library Center, Inc (OCLC). Program overview Up to five individuals are selected each year for participation in this intensive four-week Fellowship Program […]

December 23, 2015 - 9:29 am

The 14th Annual Library Leadership Institute announced

The 14th Annual Library Leadership Institute, Library Leadership in a Disruptive World: Today & Tomorrow, will be held in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, 22 to 26 April 2016. As usual, the Institute is organised by the University of Hong Kong Libraries, this year in conjunction with the iGroup, Monash University Malaysia Library and Taylor’s University Library. […]

November 16, 2015 - 2:18 pm

ILN and ALIA announce partnership

(9 November 2015) The International Librarians Network (ILN) and the Australian Library and Information Association (ALIA) are pleased to announce they are partnering in a new arrangement which will benefit ALIA members and library and information professionals around the world. From January 2016, ALIA will be offering their members the opportunity to participate in the ALIA Mentoring Scheme, powered […]

November 10, 2015 - 7:13 am

Update on Spotlight: The Stanford University Libraries exhibits platform

(4 November 2015)  It’s been more than a year since The Stanford Libraries announced the completion of the first phase of development of Spotlight, an innovative solution that enables libraries and other cultural heritage institutions to build high-quality online exhibits from content in their digital collections. Spotlight was built to make it easier for library […]

November 5, 2015 - 4:03 pm

The University of Hong Kong joins the ranks of CILIP accredited Learning Providers

(30 October 2015) CILIP has announced that two courses at the University of Hong Kong have received CILIP accreditation, recognising that they provide solid preparation for professional practice and a suitable base for anybody entering the library, information and knowledge management profession. The Master of Science in Library and Information Management (MSc LIM) and the […]

October 31, 2015 - 7:29 am