Dear Friends,

We are pleased to share with you the August 2021 issue of the IFLA Asia & Oceania Regional Newsletter. Special thanks to all our contributors and supporters for submitting many interesting and informative articles. Please keep the articles coming and help make this newsletter more diverse and vibrant.

The developments following the Extraordinary General Assembly in February 2021 have been of great significance for IFLA as the organisation moves to implement the changes to its Statues and structure adopted by members at the Assembly.

Following the conclusion of IFLA Elections 2021, the Asia Oceania Region has a new 20-member Regional Division Committee. The list of the newly elected members is available on the IFLA website. The Asia Oceania Regional Division Committee will work with other IFLA committees and groups to support the development and delivery of action plans in responding to the changing needs of the library field across the region. We welcome Mr Winston Roberts and Dr Debal Chandra Kar as Chair and Vice-Chair of the new Asia Oceania Regional Division Committee.

We would also like to take this opportunity to thank all the current and past Regional Standing Committee of Asia and Oceania (RSCAO) colleagues for all the contributions they have made throughout the terms. Special thanks to Tina Yang, RSCAO Chair for all her support in the newsletters and initiatives.

We hope you had a good time during IFLA’s first ever virtual World Library and Information Congress from 17 to 19 August 2021. We will cover more interesting stories from WLIC in the next issue.

Enjoy reading and stay safe!


Ms Soh Lin Li

Manager for IFLA Regional Office for Asia and Oceania