Library cooperation in Asia-Oceania: meeting the challenges
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:
- South Asia
- South-East Asia
- North-East Asia
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)
* The webinar is going to be recorded and uploaded on IFLA’s YouTube Channel.