IFLA’s Management of Library Associations Section (MLAS) in collaboration with the New Professionals Special Interest Group (NPSIG) is proud to announce the sixth event in a new webinar series to empower new library leaders worldwide and foster diversity within the profession.  

Over the course of six webinars, library associations from countries in each Regional Division will present opportunities they provide for new and senior librarians including leadership opportunities and how these library associations are fostering diversity within the library profession and leadership. The webinar format includes interactive opportunities to engage attendees in conversations about those topics that will elicit best practices and recommendations and the needs of new and senior professionals.

The insights gained from these webinars will then inform and enrich the MLAS Open Session at WLIC 2022 in Dublin, which will focus on the same theme.

We are pleased to feature library associations and librarians from all regions of the world in this webinar series. Our sixth and final webinar on June 21 features the Asia & Oceania region. Time: 7pm New Zealand/ 9am Poland / 3pm Beijing, Manila, Malaysia.

Asia & Oceania RDC and members of IFLA MLAS from the Asia & Oceania region have been instrumental in coordinating this webinar from IFLA MLAS and NPSIG.

Registration is required.

Moderator: Loida Garcia-Febo, MLAS Information Coordinator and Coordinator of the webinar series.


Dr. Rashidah Bolhassan, President Librarians Association of Malaysia. Permanent Secretary

Ministry of Women, Childhood and Community Wellbeing Development, Sarawak (KPWK)

Raymond Wong Kwok Keung, Director of Macau Library and Information Management Association with Anna Au, PhD Candidate

Professor Mohan Kherde, President, India Library Association

Kim Taunga, President-Elect LIANZA President-elect The New Zealand Library Association Inc. Head of Community Delivery Te Tonga/South, Auckland, New Zealand

Lorin Pai, Secretary, Fiji Library Association. Coordinator Library Information Services, University of the South Pacific (PacTAFE)

Dr. Dilara Begum, Bangladesh Library Association. Associate Professor and Chairperson, ISLM & Librarian at East West University

Cathie Warburton, CEO ALIA Australian Library and Information Association

Bryan Boy C. Cortez, President of the Association of Special Libraries of the Philippines