Library and Information Science Trends and Research:


Library and Information Science Trends and Research:
Asia-Oceania Region

Emerald Library and Information Science Book Series

Book Editors:
Amanda Spink, Professor and Chair in Information Science, Loughborough University (UK)
Diljit Singh, Associate Professor, University of Malaya (Malaysia)

Key Dates:
Proposal Submission Deadline: ASAP
Accepted Full Chapters Due: January 1, 2011

Library and Information Science Trends and Research: Asia-Oceania Region, co-edited by Professor Amanda Spink and Dr. Diljit Singh, seeks to provide an understanding of the library and information science trends and research in the Asia-Oceania region.

The Asia-Oceania region of the world stretches from Korea and Japan in the north, through China and India, to Southeast Asian countries such as Malaysia, Vietnam, Thailand, Philippines, Singapore, and Indonesia, and eastward to Australia and New Zealand. Asia-Oceania is one of the fastest growing regions of the world with a booming population and economy. As the region has developed socially and economically particularly in the last ten years, the field of library and information science has also grown in educational and research developments. In particular, the field is growing rapidly in many countries as libraries and digital information becomes part of people’s everyday social and life processes.

The book seeks to present chapters by a range of scholars who discuss research and educational trends in library and information science in the Asia-Oceania region. The co-editors have extensive experience in this world region. Professor Amanda Spink recently spent five years in the Australian LIS environment and Dr. Diljit Singh, who is based at the University of Malaya in Malaysia, has extensive experience throughout the Asian region. High quality and scholarly book chapters are sought that cover research and education studies, including policy issues, bibliometric studies, user behaviour, educational issues and other aspects related to trends in the LIS field in the Asia-Oceania region.

Potential contributors are invited to submit an abstract or a 1-2 page chapter proposal to the book Editors ASAP, detailing the background, motivations and structure of the proposed chapter. Authors will be notified in short order as to the status of their proposal and sent organizational guidelines.

Full chapters should be at least 8,000-9,000 words in length and are due by January 1, 2011. Final revised manuscripts are due on February 1, 2011 for a publication date later in 2011.

Inquiries and submissions can be forwarded electronically to:
Professor Amanda Spink – a.spink@lboro.ac.uk
Dr. Diljit Singh – diljit@um.edu.my


“Libraries create futures: building on cultural heritage”

“Libraries create futures: building on cultural heritage”22 – 27 AUGUST 2009: Milan, Italy
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Deadline for 2010 Jordan IFLA/OCLC Fellowship is 6 March

Deadline for 2010 Jordan IFLA/OCLC Fellowship is 6 March
The application deadline for the 2010 Jay Jordan IFLA/OCLC Early Career
Development Fellowship Program is 6 March 2009. This program, jointly
sponsored by the American Theological Library Association, the International
Federation of Library Associations and Institutions (IFLA) and OCLC,
provides early career development and continuing education for library and
information science professionals from countries with developing economies.

Up to six individuals, including a theological librarian, are selected for
participation in this intensive five-week Fellowship program. Four weeks are
based at OCLC headquarters in Dublin, Ohio, USA; one week is based at OCLC
in Leiden, Netherlands. The program gives Fellows opportunities to meet with
leading information practitioners, visit libraries, and explore topics
including information technologies, library operations and management, and
global cooperative librarianship.

Learn more about the Jordan IFLA/OCLC Fellowship Program (link)



IFLA Asia Oceania Section, Mid-meeting 2009

การประชุมคณะกรรมการภูมิภาคเอเชียและโอเชียเนียของสหพันธ์ระหว่างประเทศว่าด้วยสมาคมห้องสมุดและสถาบัน ที่กรุงเทพมหานคร 16-18 กุมภาพันธ์ 2552คณะกรรมการภูมิภาคเอเชียและโอเชียเนียของสหพันธ์ระหว่างประเทศว่าด้วยสมาคมห้องสมุดและสถาบัน (IFLA Asia Oceania Section) จะจัดประชุมประจำปีระหว่างสมาชิกจาก 17 ประเทศ จำนวน 21 คนเข้าร่วมประชุมที่ห้องประชุมสยามสมาคม กรุงเทพมหานคร ในวันที่ 16-17 กุมภาพันธ์ 2552 โดยสมาคมห้องสมุดแห่งประเทศไทยจะจัดงานเลี้ยงต้อนรับในเย็นวันที่ 16 กุมภาพันธ์ 2552 (17.00-19.00) ที่ Lake View Restaurant, Queen Sirikit National Convention Centre.

วันที่ 18 กุมภาพันธ์ 2552 IFLA RSCAO ร่วมกับสมาคมห้องสมุดแห่งประเทศไทย และแขนงวิชาสารสนเทศศาสตร์ สาขาวิชาศิลปศาสตร์ มหาวิทยาลัยสุโขทัยธรรมาธิราช ได้จัดการสัมมนานานาชาติเรื่อง การอนุรักษ์ภูมิปัญญาท้องถิ่น : แนวปฏิบัติที่ดี เพื่อเผยแพร่ความรู้และประสานความร่วมมือระหว่างคณะกรรมการ IFLA Asia Oceania Section และผู้ประกอบวิชาชีพสารสนเทศในประเทศไทย จึงขอเชิญชวนเข้าร่วมสัมมนาโดยไม่เสียค่าใช้จ่าย ผู้สนใจแจ้งความจำนงได้ที่ nwipawin@gmail.com

IFLA RSCAO,The Thai Library Association, and School of Information Science, Sukhothai Thammathirat Open University host
an International Seminar on the Preservation of Local Wisdom : Best Practices
at Sukhothai Thammathirat Open University, Seminar Building 2 Room 234
18 February 2009

Morning session
8.45-9.00 Welcome Speech by the Thai Library Association President.
9.00-10.30 Preservation of Local Wisdom : Best Practices
Prof.Gary Gorman, Victoria University of Wellington
Dr.Dan Dorner, Victoria University of Wellington
10.30-11.00 Refreshment
11.00-11.30 Using Open Source Systems to Develop Local Repositories
Assoc.Prof.Diljit Singh, Univ of Malaya, Kuala Lampur
11.30-12.00 From LIS to ICS, a Curriculum Reform
Assoc.Prof. Chihfeng P. Lin, Shih Hsin University, Taipei
12.00-13.00 Lunch
Afternoon session
13.00-13.30 Preservation of Local Wisdom in Thailand.
Ms.Naiyana Yamsaka, National Archives of Thailand
13.30-14.00 Discussion & Refreshment
14.00-15.00 Visit the University Museum


IFLA ALP Short Course on Information Literacy and IT

IFLA ALP Short Course on Information Literacy and IT

for Information Professionals in Asia and Oceania

Wellington, New Zealand

16 Nov - 11 Dec 2009


This four-week course organised on behalf of IFLA ALP is now in its ninth
year in New Zealand. The overall theme is information literacy, with special
reference to needs and developments of countries in Asia and Oceania. The
course will cover the basics of information literacy and information
literacy training skills needed by information professionals in a variety of
settings, as well as current and emerging IT applications in libraries.
Classroom participation and hands-on practice will be interspersed with
visits to leading libraries and information agencies in Wellington, the
capital of New Zealand and home to a wide array of 'cutting-edge'
information organisations.

The course will be based primarily at the Victoria University of Wellington
Library and taught by leading educators in library and information
management, as well as practitioners with considerable experience in the
delivery of information literacy programmes.

While the course is purposely small, to allow one-on-one training and
closely monitored IT lab work, there are limited vacancies for fee-paying
students. A fee of US$3000 covers all tuition, course materials and
accommodation in comfortable university housing. Airfares, visas and meals
are an additional expense to be met by successful applicants.

The final selection of applicants will be made no later than the beginning
of August 2009
. There is no application form, but potential participants
should send an email message outlining (1) professional education, (2)
professional work experience, (3) level of English ability, (4) reasons for
wishing to attend the course, (5) self-assessed IT capabilities and (6)
source of funding. Please email this information as soon as possible to:

Professor G E Gorman or Dr Daniel Dorner

Asia-New Zealand Informatics Associates

Wellington, New Zealand

Email address: anzia@xtra.co.nz


Call for Papers

75th IFLA General Conference and Council

World Library and Information Congress

Milan, Italy, 23-27 August 2009
Asia & Oceania Open Session

Call for Papers

Session Theme: Preserving the past - creating the future

The five sub-regions of IFLA's Asia-Oceania Section encompass ethnic groups
and cultures whose rich histories are embodied within written, pictorial and
oral traditions that date back to the beginnings of human civilisation. The
Asia-Oceania Open Session at Milan focuses on the critical role being played
by libraries and other information organisations in Asia-Oceania in
preserving the richness of the past so that their peoples can create a
future that is linked to the past. The theme encompasses both the
practicalities of cultural heritage preservation work to ensure the survival
of the past and the efforts involved in services that focus on helping
individuals and groups make use of those cultural heritage resources to
understand the past to create a better future.

Dedicated to the theme, 'Preserving the past - creating the future', this
session therefore aims to highlight the work of libraries and other
information organisations in Asia-Oceania that contributes to the creation
of better futures by preserving the past. In keeping with the conference's
overall theme, 'Libraries create futures: Building on cultural heritage',
the suggested topics for this Session include, but are not limited to, the
. Utilising the preservation of materials to develop future-oriented,
contextually-based information services in memory institutions

. Understanding how heritage awareness through preserved artefacts
can lead to better understanding of possible future developments in
proactive memory institution services

. Preserving or providing access to images or oral histories that
capture the memories of the participants in unique events of a community's
past and cultural heritage

. Preserving significant cultural heritage resources and providing
unified approaches to making them accessible through the collaborative
efforts of libraries, archives and museums

. Promoting the use of or creation of resources that document the
contributions of minority groups to the development of a community's social,
political, cultural or economic life.


1. The deadline for submitting a detailed, abstract (500 words) and
full author details is 15 December 2008. Selection of papers is based on the
abstract, and presenters will be notified by mid-February 2009 at the latest
whether they have been successful
2. The full paper is due on 1 May 2009 and must be an original
submission not published elsewhere
3. Both abstracts and full papers should be submitted as a MS Word file
by e-mail; fax or post should be used only as a last resort
4. Papers should be of 20 pages maximum, double spaced
5. Papers should be in English with an abstract, and the presenter must
be fluent in English
6. 20 minutes will be allowed for a summary delivery of the paper in
the Conference; the full written paper is not to be read
7. The author(s) should indicate his/her personal full contact details
and include a brief biographical note with the paper. Also, a digital
photograph would be useful.


Full abstracts (500 words) should be prepared following the template
provided below. Each abstract will be blind reviewed by members of the
Regional Standing Committee for Asia and Oceania. Abbreviated abstracts or
late submissions will not be considered.

Purpose of this paper

What are the reason(s) for writing the paper (or the aims of the research)?


How are the objectives achieved? Include the main method(s) used for the
study. What is the approach to the topic, and what is the theoretical or
subject scope of the paper?


What was found in the course of the work? This will refer to analysis,
discussion, or results.

Research limitations/implications (if applicable)

If research is reported on in the paper, this section must be completed and
should include suggestions for future research and any identified
limitations in the research process.

Practical implications

(if applicable)

What outcomes and implications for practice, applications and consequences
are identified? All papers should have practical applications. What changes
to practice might be made as a result of this research/paper?

What is original/value of paper

What is new in the paper? State the value of the paper and to whom.

Please send your abstract by 15 December 2008 to:

Ms Premila Gamage, RSCAO Chair

E-mail: premilagamage@gmail.com


M. Al Mamun, RSCAO Secretary

E-mail: almamun@icddrb.org


Travel grant SLA 2009 - Humanities

The announcement from the Museums, Arts, and Humanities Division of SLA of a travel grant for a humanities librarian from a non-G8 country to attend the SLA Annual Conference in Washington DC in June 2009. Application deadline Dec. 31, 2008.

Eliza Robertson, Martha McPhail, and Von Totanes

MAHD Travel Grant Committee








The Division of Museums, Arts and Humanities (MAHD) of SLA will reimburse travel and accommodation expenses up to $2,000.00 US for a professional librarian from a non-G8 country to attend the SLA Annual Conference. The awardee will also receive free registration to the conference and to all MAHD ticketed events and will be expected to attend all MAHD programs and events.


Ø Applicant must be presently working, or have worked within the past two years, in a special or museum library with subject focus in the arts or the humanities. No other disciplines are acceptable.

Ø Applicant must be a citizen or permanent resident of a non-G8 country.

Ø Applicant must indicate the amount and source of additional funding which, combined with the Travel Award, will permit them to cover their expenses to attend the Annual Conference.

Ø Applicant must prepare a brief presentation (10 minutes in length) on one’s home institution or special research project pertinent to arts and humanities, which will be delivered at a MAHD meeting at the SLA Conference.

Ø The application should include a current CV, including all contact information, education, and previous library experience.

Ø The applicant will write up to 500 words of narrative in English to address the following:

Description of home institution’s mission

How attendance may benefit the applicant at his/her home institution

How the experience may be shared with colleagues in home country

Previous attendance at professional conferences

Topic of presentation to share at SLA conference.

APPLICATION ADDRESS: Please return the completed application before December 31, 2008 by email attachment to erobertson@nationalhumanitiescenter.org

NOTIFICATION: The successful applicant will be notified by January 31, 2009.

additional information about SLA, see http://www.sla.org . For information about the Division of Museums, Arts and Humanities, see http://www.sla.org/division/dmah .



CONSAL: Congress of Southeast Asian Librarians
Call for papers


Guust van Wesemael Literacy Prize – Call for Applications 2009

Guust van Wesemael Literacy Prize – Call for Applications 2009


The objective of the Prize is to recognise an achievement in the field of literacy promotion in a developing country. The Prize should preferably be used for follow-up activities such as purchasing targeted collections of appropriate books, but may also be used for other activities such as literacy promotion, training, policy development. The Prize is issued biennially. The focus of the Prize is public library or school library work. Both individuals and library institutions are eligible to apply.

The Prize was established by the lFLA Executive Board in November 1991, to commemorate the late Guust van Wesemael, who was Coordinator of lFLA's Professional Activities from 1979 to 1990 and Deputy Secretary General of lFLA from 1979 to 1991, and his contribution to lFLA's efforts to promote literacy in the developing countries. ln 1996 the Prize was re-established under revised conditions.


The applications must be accompanied by:

the reasons for application;

a detailed description of the completed project or activity (including a short description of the library, or of the organisation and its activities);

an explanation of how the Prize money would be used;

and a realistic budget.

Candidates are also advised to attach a letter of support from their library association.

The Prize of EUR 2,725 will be paid out in 2 installments: two thirds immediately and one third on submission or a report of how the Prize has been used.

Within six months after receipt of the Prize, the winner must submit to lFLA HQ an interim report of the use made of the funds, and the second installment will be paid out. When the project period is finished a final report and a financial statement should be submitted. (The report should be in a form suitable for publication in lFLA Journal).

Deadline for application: 1 March of 2009

More information and application form you can find on the IFLA website: http://www.ifla.org/III/grants/grant02.htm

IFLA Headquarters, PO Box 95312, 2509 CH THE Hague, Netherlands.

Tel. +31-70-3140884. Fax: +31-70-3834827. Email ifla@ifla.org


IFLA Asia and Oceania Newsletter

อ่านข่าวสารความเคลื่อนไหวของ IFLA Asia and Oceania Newsletter ที่ http://www.ifla.org/VII/s26/pubs/RSAO-Newsletter20-1.pdf

และกิจกรรมการประชุม IFLA ที่ Québec, Canada

World Library and Information Congress: 74th IFLA General Conference and Council
"Libraries without borders: Navigating towards global understanding"
10-14 August 2008, Québec, Canada


รับสมัครบรรณารักษ์ไทยทำ Catalog โครงการ CONSER

We are looking for catalogers who can do CONSER-level cataloging in
Urdu and Thai languages
(not necessarily the same cataloger for both).
This project could be done remotely — if anyone is interested or
happens to know anyone potentially interested, please contact Keith
Gurtzweiler directly at, keith@libraryassociates.com.

ติดต่อโดยตรงที่ email: pdeanda@libraryassociates.com
realname: Patty De Anda

ขอขอบคุณข้อมูลดีๆจาก LibrarianMagazine.Com


เชิญชวนบรรณารักษ์และนักสารสนเทศไทยสมัครขอทุน IFLA ALP

เชิญชวนบรรณารักษ์และนักสารสนเทศไทยสมัครขอทุน IFLA ALP