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The Indonesian Librarian Day and the 47th Anniversary Celebration of Indonesian Library Association

The Indonesian Library Association (ILA) celebrated its 47th Anniversary on Tuesday, July 7, 2020 and announced officially the ILA’s Anniversary day as Indonesian Librarian Day.

29 November 2020

Message from the Asia Oceania Regional Office

Hello Friends, Libraries around the world are still affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. The crisis has been the catalyst for change. Many libraries have strengthened their capacity of digital libraries and extended e-Lending, allowed access to online resources and conducted virtual programs to users.

29 November 2020

Message from RSCAO Chair

Dear Colleagues, The global fight against the COVID-19 pandemic has not ceased. The pandemic that has caused so much severe damage to human lives and disruptions to our daily life and work, also brought about unprecedented changes that are reshaping the library communities in Asia and Oceania, as well as the global library world.

29 November 2020

9th Eurasian Academic Libraries Conference (EALC – 2020) 30 September – 2 October, (online), Nur-Sultan, Kazakhstan

In light with the growing global concern related to the spread of the COVID-19 (Coronavirus), as a precautionary measure, the Steering Committee of the Eurasian Academic Libraries Conference (EALC) has decided to reschedule the annual conference from June 16-19, 2020 to September 30 - October 2, 2020. The conference will take place online.

25 September 2020

APrIGF 2020 Virtual Conference

The Asia Pacific Regional Internet Governance Forum (APrIGF) is going to arrange a free virtual conference from September 27-30, hosted by APrIGF MSG and executed by APrIGF Secretariat.

22 September 2020

Now Available: IFLA Asia and Oceania Regional Quarterly Newsletter - July 2020 Issue

We present to you the July 2020 issue of our IFLA Asia and Oceania Regional Quarterly Newsletter.

26 July 2020


On World Book and Copyright Day, 23 April 2020, Kuala Lumpur officially becomes UNESCO World Book Capital 2020. It is the 20th city to be named the title as announced by UNESCO Director General Audrey Azoulay on 19 September 2018 on the recommendation by the World Book Capital Advisory Panel that consists of UNESCO, IFLA and International Publishers Association (IPA). Athens, Greece and Sharjah, UAE were the 18th and 19th World Book Capital cities respectively.

19 July 2020

Webinar on 'Information literacy: Knowing the right news in the digital age

The Energy and Resource Institute (TERI) Knowledge Resource Centre in collaboration with International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions (IFLA) Asia & Oceania organised a webinar on 'Information literacy: Knowing the right news in the digital age” on 8 May 2020.

19 July 2020


The press release on Malaysia’s first case of COVID-19 infection was made on 25 January 2020 by the then Minister of Health, Datuk Seri Dzulkefly Ahmad.

18 July 2020

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