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

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เชิญชวนบรรณารักษ์และนักสารสนเทศไทยสมัครขอทุน IFLA ALP

เชิญชวนบรรณารักษ์และนักสารสนเทศไทยสมัครขอทุน IFLA ALP

IFLA 2009 Milan, Italy

IFLA 2009 Milan, Italy

IFLA ALP Short Course on Information Literacy and IT for Information Professionals in Asia and Oceania

The final selection of applicants will be made no later than the beginning of August 2008. 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
E-mail: anzia@xtra.co.nz

IFLA ALP Short Course on Information Literacy and IT for Information Professionals in Asia and Oceania
Wellington, New Zealand
17 November - 12 December 2008
This four-week course organised on behalf of IFLA ALP is now in its sixth 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. There are also visits to major libraries and information services in the Greater Wellington region.

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$2750 covers all tuition, course materials and accommodation in comfortable university housing. Airfares, visas and meals are an additional expense.

Source: http://www.ifla.org/VII/s26/index.htm


Call for papers:The 4Th Shanghai International Library Forum

Please submit the abstract of your paper to the Organizing Committee of SILF 2008 prior to April 30, 2008
The 4Th Shanghai International Library Forum
Theme: Intelligence, Innovation and Library ServicesDate: October 20~22, 2008
Organizer: Shanghai Library/ Institute of Scientific & Technical Information of Shanghai

The fourth Shanghai International Library Forum (SILF) will be held on October 20~22, 2008 at the Shanghai Library.

SILF was initiated in 2002 to commemorate the 50th anniversary of Shanghai Library and is convened at a biennial basis ever since. The forum provides a significant platform for information exchange among international libraries, and hence attracts IFLA senior officials, library directors at home and abroad, professionals and experts from the information sector, researchers and people from other fields for attendance. Five years passed and the forum has grown into a professional gathering with far-reaching impact and sparked worldwide concern within the library and information sector.

The forthcoming forum coincides with the 50th anniversary of the Institute of Scientific & Technical Information of Shanghai (1958-2008), adding festive flavors to the event. The Organizer is now extending warm welcome to domestic and overseas colleagues alike to jointly benefit from our keynote speeches, rewarding discussions and enlightening seminars, while celebrating meanwhile the steady development of Shanghaiกฏs information service.

The topic of this forum is กฐIntelligence, Innovation and Library Services. To facilitate in-depth discussions, subtopics are designed as follows:

I.Library and Information Service in the Digital Age

II. Libraries 2.0 and Web2.0

III. Core Competence of Library and Its Professional Future

IV. Digital Gap and Responsibilities of Library

V. Digital Library and Cyberinfrastructure

It constitutes our great pleasure to invite scholars, researchers or managers of libraries or information institutions and the like from China and abroad to attend the conference either as speakers or as participants. Papers submitted shall be original research contributions or summaries of practical experience, which have not been published in any other periodicals or proceedings. Formats can be referred to at http://www.libnet.sh.cn/silf2008.

Please submit the abstract of your paper to the Organizing Committee of SILF 2008 prior to April 30, 2008 and the full text before May 31, 2008. All the papers submitted will be peer-reviewed by the Professional Committee of SILF 2008 before the selected few get collected in the print proceedings of the conference for official publication.

Please Contact: International Cooperation Division or Institute of Library Science & Information Science, Shanghai Library

Address: 1555 Huai Hai Zhong Lu, Shanghai 200031, China

Email: silf2008@libnet.sh.cn

Fax: 86-21-64455006

Website: http://www.libnet.sh.cn/silf2008


Training-the-Trainers in Information Literacy, August 2008

Information for All Programme (IFAP)
Training-the-Trainers in Information Literacy, August 2008 by UNESCO. Read more.

Dates and venues
How to apply
UNESCO is strongly advocating the building of knowledge societies where the power of information and communication help people access the knowledge they need to improve their daily lives and achieve their full potential. In this context, information literacy has become crucially important, as a mean to empower people in all walks of life to seek, evaluate, use and create information effectively to achieve their personal, social, occupational and educational goals.


UNESCO grants for information for development success stories

UNESCO’s Information for All Programme (IFAP) wishes to encourage communities using information for development to share their success stories.
UNESCO’s Information for All Programme (IFAP) encourages communities using information for development to submit their success stories to the online platform where others could learn from them and adapt them to their own local situations. For more information see http://www.unesco-ci.org/cgi-bin/ifapstories/page.cgi?g=;d=1


เชิญบรรณารักษ์และนักสารสนเทศสมัครขอทุน IFLA ALP

ปี 2550 มีผู้สมัครจากไทยเพียง 2 คน ปี 2551 นี้ ช่วยกันสมัครหน่อยนะคะ
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คุณสมบัติของผู้สมัครโดยสังเขป คือ ทำงานวิชาชีพบรรณารักษศาสตร์และสารนิเทศศาสตร์ ต้องการพัฒนาความรู้ในวิชาชีพ อายุไม่เกิน 40 ปี(สำหรับทุนฝึกงาน) สามารถสื่อสารภาษาอังกฤษได้ในระดับดี
1.ทุนฝึกงาน IFLA ALP Attachment Program
ตัวอย่างผู้ได้รับทุนเข้าฝึกงานในห้องสมุดที่สนใจ โดยเฉพาะแถบเอเชียและโอเชียเนีย
Experience from IFLA/ALP Attachment Program
2.ทุนเข้าร่วม Workshop ที่มหาวิทยาลัยWellington,NZ.
ตัวอย่างผู้ได้รับทุนเข้า workshop ที่ นิวซีแลนด์ ดูภาพและกิจกรรมของWorkshop
สหัทยา คล้ายหาญ มก. ประสบการณ์จากWorkshop
จุฑารัตน์ นกแก้ว มสธ.ประสบการณ์จากWorkshop
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Please send you application to the IFLA Regional Office: Ms. Tan Keat Fong
Regional Manager IFLA Regional Office for Asia and Oceania
c/o National Library Board
Postal & Visiting Address:
100 Victoria Street
Singapore 188064
Tel: +(65) 6332 3347
Fax: +(65) 6332 3616
E-mail: keatfong@nlb.gov.sg
Action for Development through Libraries Programme Core Activity (ALP)
Scholarships Asia and Oceania
IFLA/ALP Workshop : School of Information Management, New Zealand
The applications should be received at the latest, by 31 December each year. Selected candidates will be informed within three months of the closing date. Download Applications
More information about Asia and Oceania Section: Project/Publications/Annual Report of IFLA Asia and Oceania Section
The main objectives of the Section are to initiate, promote and facilitate the development of library and information services and the library profession within the five sub-regions of Asia and Oceania: West Asia, South Asia, Southeast Asia, East Asia and Oceania. The Section works in cooperation with the other Regional Sections and all of IFLA's Sections and Core Activities, especially the Action for Development through Libraries Programme


IFLA Newsletter

Read IFLA Academic and Research Libraries Newsletter

IFLA/OCLC Fellowship 2009

Deadline for 2009 IFLA/OCLC Fellowship is 7 March
The application deadline for the 2009 IFLA/OCLC Early Career Development Fellowship Program is 7 March 2008.
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 five 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 includes lectures, seminars and mentoring, and gives Fellows opportunities to explore topics including information technologies, library operations and management, and global cooperative librarianship.
Learn more about the IFLA/OCLC Fellowship program (link) http://www.oclc.org/us/en/community/careerdevelopment/fellows/default.htm
Guidelines for the 2009 Fellowship(Word format) http://www.oclc.org/us/en/community/careerdevelopment/fellows/guidelines.pdf(PDF format) http://www.oclc.org/us/en/community/careerdevelopment/fellows/guidelines.pdf Application for 2009 Fellowship(Word format) http://www.oclc.org/us/en/community/careerdevelopment/fellows/application.doc(PDF format) http://www.oclc.org/us/en/community/careerdevelopment/fellows/application.pdf


Grant to attend IFLA 2008: Apply by Jan.31,2008

World Library and Information Congress: 74th IFLA General Conference and Council
"Libraries without borders: Navigating towards global understanding"
10-14 August 2008, Québec, Canada
Grant to attend IFLA 2008: Application submission deadline:
January 31, 2008
More information / Application Form
Registration period:October 2007 to January 2008
Application submission deadline:January 31, 2008
Application assessment procedure:February and March 2008
Announcement of recipients:April 2008
Deadline for registration or application submission for 2008 :31 January 2008.

International Master in Digital Library Learning (DILL)

International Master in Digital Library Learning (DILL)

Dill will admit both European and so-called third-country (i.e. non-EU/EEA-EFTA) students. However, only third-country students can apply for an Erasmus Mundus scholarship. More information about the scholarship and the definition of third-country students is found under Scholarship.
Admission Criteria
Requirements for all DILL students:
A degree in Library and Information Science (based on no less than three years of full-time study – 180 ECTS) or equivalent qualifications, such as a degree in another relevant subject.
English skills. Students from non-English speaking countries must have passed:
either IELTS (International English Language Testing System) (minimum score: 5.5 points)
or TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) (minimum score: 550 on the paper based test, 213 on the computer based test, or 79 on the Internet based test).
Not all applicants need to submit a TOEFL or IELTS test certificate. If you are in doubt as to whether or not you may be exempted, please contact the DILL Administration for more information.
Knowledge and skills of computers for information use.
Application deadline for third-country students: 1 December More information


Public Libraries in Thailand

Public Library in Thailand : e-Library
There are 848 public libraries in Thailand. Photo.
Discovery Learning Library in Bangkok.(Public Library)
School library in Thailand.
University library in Thailand.
Thailand Union Catalog


Towards Understanding in the Multi-Cultural World
WLIC/IFLA, 10-14 August 2008, Quebec City, Quebec, Canada
Sharing knowledge and building understanding is a common goal for libraries, corporations, governments and countries. IFLA’s KM Section provides an international platform at the 74th World Library and information Congress (WLIC), 10-14 August 2008 in Quebec City, to support the development and implementation of a knowledge management culture in libraries, information centers, and the profession as a whole.
Our theme for the 2008 conference is Knowledge Management: Towards Understanding in the Multi-Cultural World.The KM section is looking for speakers for its 2008 program at the WLIC/IFLA conference. If you would like to speak or present a paper at the conference please send your proposal to Jane Dysart, information Officer, KM Section at jane@dysartjones.com, by February 1, 2008. Please include your name, title, organization, address, phone, email and no more than a 300 word abstract of what you would include in your proposed talk. We are looking for proposals in the context of our theme- KM: Towards Understanding in the Multi-Cultural World and which may incorporate one of the following topics:
· Knowledge management tools, tips and techniques-how to make KM work
· Case studies of successful knowledge management in libraries
· Knowledge management applications in multi-cultural environments
· Impact of knowledge management on knowledge workers
· Teaching knowledge management in academic environments
· Technology supporting knowledge management
· Building taxonomies
· Multi-lingual knowledge retrieval
· Information architecture and structuring knowledge
Proposals are to be submitted by February 1, 2008.
The KM Section conference committee plans to finalize its program by the end of February 2008 and will then contact those who have submitted proposals.

KM Workshop: How to save the world.


Information Literacy Award 2008

The CSG IL Group Practitioner of the Year Award 2008 for the most inventive initiative in the sphere of information literacy.Criteria:
The judges will be looking for one or more of the following:
Raising the profile of information literacy within your organisation
Developing a system / course / programme / service or product which develops information literacy skills
Evidence of impact
Nominations should demonstrate innovation, initiative and originality
Closing date: January 31 st 2008
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