Tag Archives: Kuala Lumpur

Kuala Lumpur named World Book Capital 2020

(20 September 2018) Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, was named World Book Capital for the year 2020 by the Director-General of UNESCO, Audrey Azoulay, on the recommendation of the World Book Capital Advisory Committee. The city was selected because of the strong focus on inclusive education, the development of a knowledge-based society and accessible reading for all […]


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Meet the woman who used social media to build free libraries in KL

How one woman set in motion a movement for Malaysia’s first train station library  (24 August 2018) It’s rush hour at the Ampang Park LRT station. Marcus Lee walks towards the exit leading out to the Intercontinental hotel. There, in the corner of the station, is the Books On The Move Library. People rush past […]


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Going Global: IFLA live streams the highlights of the World Library and Information Congress 2018

(22 August 2018) Following a successful first ever live stream in 2017, IFLA’s World Library and Information Congress (WLIC) will be live streamed again in 2018. This time, you will be able to access nine of the biggest and most popular sessions and get the latest on IFLA’s key initiatives to build a stronger and […]


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From China to Malaysia: IGI Global will exhibit at annual BIBF and IFLA conferences

(22 August 2018) IGI Global will attend the 25th Beijing International Book Fair in Beijing, China, on August 22-26 at booth E1.L04. The international academic publisher looks forward to reconnecting with global partners to discuss their new 2019 initiatives. This is the ninth year IGI has attended BIBF. Dr. Mehdi Khosrow-Pour, President and CEO, Nick Newcomer, Marketing Manager, […]


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IFLA to live-stream selected WLIC sessions

(20 August 2018) IFLA, the International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions, has announced that selected sessions of the 2018 World Library and Information Congress (WLIC) will be live-streamed. Librarianship.ca has all the details here.


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STL Sessions at IFLA WLIC in Kuala Lumpur

(15 August 2018) The Science & Technologies Libraries section is proud to announce its session line up for the upcoming IFLA World Library and Information Congress. Please join us for informatitive and exciting presentations on open access and data librarianship! Libraries as Drivers for Open Access Sunday, August 26th @ 9:30-11:30am 1. From green to gold […]


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IFLAPARL Pre-Conference 2018 Agenda

(13 July 2018) The 2018 IFLAPARL pre-conference will be held in the Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre on 24th August 2018 in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.  The theme will be ‘Transforming parliamentary libraries and research services to meet changing clients’ needs’. The provisional agenda for the pre-conference is now available on the Section’s Events pages. The announcement is here.


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Workshop on the Codicological Aspects of Islamic Manuscripts

(9 July 2018)  The Islamic Arts Museum Malaysia announces  the manuscript workshop: Codicological Aspects of Islamic Manuscripts. With guidance by Dr. Farouk Yahya from the School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS), this workshop on 27 July 2018  is open to seekers of knowledge with great interest in manuscripts, history geeks and the public. Space is […]


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Kuala Lumpur ‘living library’ bridges generation gap in ageing Asia

(25 June 2018, Kuala Lumpur) A “living library” project in Malaysia’s capital is lending out older people’s knowledge to the young, to improve the lives of pensioners and bridge Kuala Lumpur’s generation gap. It links groups of students with retirement homes so older people can discuss the challenges they face living in the city. The […]


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Public Library Program WLIC 2018

(22 June 2018) IFLA’s Public Libraries Section has partnered with a number of other professional units to bring you a rich program in Kuala Lumpur this August. Pop these in your diary! Sunday 26 August/ Session 094/ 9.30-11.30 What is Universal Design for Libraries? Library Services to People with Special Needs: Public Libraries and Library Services […]


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A free Workshop on Text Mining and the HathiTrust Research Center at the IFLA WLIC 2018 Kuala Lampur, Malaysia

(13 June 2018) Are you attending the IFLA 2018 World Library and Information Congress? JOIN US ON:  August 23, 2018, for a day-long text mining workshop for librarians hosted by the IFLA Social Science Libraries Satellite Meeting. Come and Learn more about digital humanities methods and text mining? Here are some of the exciting things you can expect to learn […]


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Career and professional development coaching at WLIC 2018

(22 May 2018) The purpose of the present work in the CPDWL (Continuing Professional Development and Workplace Learning) section is to develop a robust and varied selection of continuing professional development opportunities to better prepare IFLA and the global library workforce to support 21st century users. During IFLA WLIC 2018 in Kuala Lumpur, CPDWL will […]


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Participation grants for 40 Malaysia delegates in IFLA World Library and Information Congress

(14 March 2018) The IFLA World Library and Information Congress 2018 has made funds available from Persatuan Pustakawan Malaysia (PPM) & Access Dunia Sdn. Bhd. to provide support for 40 Malaysian delegates to attend the IFLA World Library and Information Congress 2018 in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. These grants are under the jurisdiction of the Malaysia National […]


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Invitation to attend IFLA 2018 Satellite meetings

(12 March 2018) The call is for participants to register and attend these Satellite meetings held 23rd Aug 2018. Videogames:  Winning strategies for libraries Audiovisual and Multimedia Section joint with the IT Section Planning digital preservation: in for the long run Preservation and Conservation Section joint with the IT Section Reinventing Reference with Technology Transformations Reference and Information […]


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Entries for IFLA/Systematic Public Library of the Year now open

(1 March 2018) Entries are now open for the IFLA/Systematic Public Library of the Year Award. First offered in 2014, the Award is a wonderful opportunity to showcase new public library buildings and associated programs, and consider their impact on the community. The award is presented to a library anywhere in the world that best […]


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