A digital version of IFLA’s Asia-Oceania Regional Division Committee WLIC Open Session

Didn’t attend WLIC 2022 or missed interesting sessions? This is your chance to get engaged!

This webinar is essentially a rerun of IFLA’s Asia-Oceania Regional Division Committee Open Session at the World Library and Information Congress in Dublin, Ireland. However in this second version, there will more time for in-depth presentations, and for moderated Q&A after the presentations. The session will start from the premise that library sector support for the UN SDGs will be more successful if the sector itself is strong and cooperates effectively within countries and within the region. The session aims to develop a narrative picture of the current state of library cooperation in various parts of Asia-Oceania, by offering sub-regional presentations from Regional Division Committee members.

The webinar will be introduced and moderated by Winston Roberts, Chair of the Regional Division Committee for Asia-Oceania.


Speakers will cover issues in the four main sub-regions:

  1. South Asia
  2. South-East Asia
  3. North-East Asia
  4. Pacific

Presentations and Speakers

  • For South Asia

Challenges and Opportunities in Library Corporations in South Asian Libraries

Debal C. Kar, Galgotias University (India) and IFLA AO RDC Vice-Chair

Dilara Begum, East West University and IFLA AO RDC Member (Bangladesh)

  • For South-East Asia

Rising to the Challenge: Southeast Asian Libraries in the time of COVID

Lin Li Soh, National Library Board & Manager for IFLA Regional Office for Asia and Oceania (Singapore)

  • For North-East Asia

Sustainable Library Cooperation in North Asia and Beyond – A Japanese Perspective

Misako Nomura, Assistive Technology Development Organization and IFLA AO RDC Member (Japan)

Rei Iwasaki, Kyoto Notre Dame University and IFLA AO RDC Member (Japan)

  • For the Pacific

Library Cooperation in the Pacific

Tim Kong, Programme Manager of the Digital Pacific Museum (New Zealand)

introduced by Jayshree Mamtora, James Cook University Library and IFLA AO RDC Member (Australia)

View the recording of this webinar.