Dear Friends,

Soh Lin LiPlease join me in extending a warm welcome to Mr Winston Roberts as the newly elected Chair of the IFLA Regional Division Committee for Asia and Oceania as well as the 19 Members of the Committee. The full list of Members is available on the Asia Oceania Regional Division committee member webpage.

IFLA has recently launched its revamped website ( which is attractively designed with a wealth of resources. A monthly newsletter with informative updates on the global library field has also been launched by IFLA. The first issue (October 2021 — Vol. 1, No. 1) is out, focusing on sustainability – what we can do today to ensure the best possible conditions for those that come after us. Subscribe to the IFLA Newsletter and stay up to date.

We hope you will find this issue of the IFLA Asia & Oceania Regional Newsletter (November 2021) an enjoyable read. Our special thanks to all our article contributors and supporters. Please continue to keep the articles coming and help make the newsletter a diverse and vibrant source of regional information.

Enjoy reading and stay safe!


Ms Soh Lin Li
Manager for IFLA Regional Office for Asia and Oceania