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IFLA-Asia and Oceania collaborated with Lebanese Library Association (LLA) Conference

The 4th Lebanese Library Association Conference was organized in collaboration with IFLA-Asia and Oceania section in May 2018 in Beirut. The Lebanese Minister for Culture, Dr Ghassan Mourad was the chief guest at the inaugural session and spoke on the occasion. An exhibition was also opened by the Minister during the conference.

14 August 2018


H. E. Dr Ghattas Khoury, Minister of Culture, Dr Ghassan Mourad , Master of Ceremony, President of Lebanese Library Association and my friend, Dr Fawz Abdallah, Colleagues from Lebanese Library Association, Participant Librarians and Library professionals. Namaste; and a very warm welcome to you all.

14 August 2018

2018 Chinese Library Annual Conference Held in Langfang

The 2018 Annual Conference for the Library Society of China and Chinese Library Exhibition was held in Langfang, Hebei province on 31 May and 1 June.

8 August 2018

Building Strong Library Association (BSLA) Project, Nepal

The Nepal Library Association conducted capacity building activities to strengthen Library (Librarians) Associations in Nepal in September 2017 as part of IFLA Building Strong Library Association (BSLA) Project.

8 August 2018

Myanmar Library Association and 4th Regional Workshop on School Libraries in Southeast Asia, 2018

Myanmar Library Association (MLA) is helping the country to promote reading, improve access to and use of new technology and in the area of information and ICT literacy development.

8 August 2018

IFLA Asia/Oceania Regional Quarterly News! : May 2018

Dear Asia & Oceania Colleagues,

14 May 2018

MESSAGE by Sanjay K Bihani Chair, IFLA - Regional Standing Committee for Asia and Oceania

On behalf of the International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions, Regional Standing Committee for Asia and Oceania (IFLA- RSCAO), and on my personal behalf, I would like to extend my warmest congratulations to Ms Lin Li Soh, Regional Manager and Ms Janice Ow Fung Yin of IFLA Regional Office for Asia and Oceania in the National Library Board, Singapore for taking the initiative to publish the quarterly e-newsletter on activities, information and events from Asia and Oceania region from April 2018 onwards.

11 May 2018

Welcome to the inaugural issue of IFLA Asia & Oceania electronic newsletter

My name is Lin Li and I am the new Manager of IFLA Regional Office for Asia and Oceania. To better serve the region, we would be bringing news about the various libraries activities to everyone through this quarterly electronic newsletter.

11 May 2018

2018 IFLA Asia and Oceania Section Standing Committee Mid-Term Meeting and Exchange Seminar for Libraries in Asia and Oceania

IFLA Regional Standing Committee for Asia and Oceania (RSCAO) meets twice a year to discuss library matters relating to the Region. This year, the mid-term meeting was held in Seoul, Korea from 9 to 10 April 2018. The National Library of Korea hosted the meeting at the Digital Library building, which is part of the National Library of Korea.

11 May 2018

Asia and Oceania Satellite Meeting at Kolkata, India

IFLA-Asia and Oceania Section and Education and Training Section will jointly organize a satellite meeting on 20-21 August 2018 at the Department of Library & Information Science; University of Calcutta, Kolkata, WB, India. The Theme of the meeting is Transforming the society: libraries as the torch-bearer of change.

11 May 2018

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