The 11th Annual Library Leadership Institute to take place in Taiwan

The Hong Kong University Library and National Central Library, Taiwan, will co-host the 11th Annual Library Leadership Institute, 10-14 May 2013 in Taipei. The theme for this workshop is “Repositioning Libraries and Librarians for the Next Generation.” This residential Institute will provide library directors and senior librarians from the Asia region with the opportunity to develop new skills in the volatile area of management and leadership in the information sector. The programme will provide a cost effective means of accessing the excellent management training services provided by experts in the field from North America, New Zealand, Taiwan and Hong Kong.

The Leadership Institute sessions will be a mix of formal presentation, small group discussions and interactive simulation activities. A case study outlining a problem will be given to groups of participants to enable them to work as a team and, using the range of skills learnt during the Institute, develop a viable solution. 

The Principal Facilitator is Marshall Breeding, Independent Consultant, Speaker, and Author. Fellow presenters include Howard Amos, University Librarian, Otago University, New Zealand; Peter Sidorko, University Librarian and Institute Director, The University of Hong Kong Libraries; Keith Webster, Vice-President and Director of Academic Relations and Strategy, John Wiley & Sons; and Mei-hwa Yang, Professor, Graduate Institute of Library, Information & Archival Studies, National Chengchi University, Taiwan.

English will be the mode of instruction. A completed application form ( must be submitted no later than 1 February 2013: Fax: +852 2858-9420; E-mail: A small number of scholarships valued at HKD$1,600 may be available for applicants who require financial assistance. More details here: