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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