Monday, April 27, 2020

ACRL International Perspectives Webinar: Academic/Research Libraries in Pakistan

Webinar Title: Academic and Research Libraries in Pakistan

Date/Time: 5/20, Wednesday from 8-9 am PST / 11-12 am EST 

Summary: This free webinar focuses on academic and research libraries in Pakistan. A librarian from Pakistan will share his perspectives on the LIS programs and trends in Pakistan. All are welcome to attend. The webinar will be recorded and stored in the ACRL International Perspectives' ALA Connect page.
Register here

Abid Hussain is veteran librarian based on Pakistan, currently working at Institute of Strategic Studies Islamabad (ISSI), a Think-Tank of Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Pakistan. Prior to this job, He was a Digital Library incharge at National Defence University Islamabad. He earned his master Degree in Library and Information science from university of Peshawar in 2006 and also holds a master Degree in political science from the same alma mater in 2011. He contributed 6 Research papers in various reputed journals at National and international level and published two chapters in International books. His three research papers have been accepted by impact factor journals and will be published till june 2020, He also contributed more than 70 columns in National and international newspapers. He is active member of American Library Association and ACRL since 2019. He is also member of SLA, IASl, ASIS&T, CLA, Pakistan Library Association (PLA) etc. He is regularly participating in library activities at National level and presenting library awareness programme at National Television of Pakistan. His most recent video was on World Book and copyright day held on 23 April, 2020.

Ray Pun
ACRL International Perspectives Convener 2019-2020

Thursday, April 23, 2020

Webinar: Global Library Exchange: COVID-19 and Libraries

Global Library Exchange: COVID-19 and Libraries

On June 8, 2020, the East Carolina University MLS program will host a free virtual webinar with speakers from three countries discussing their libraries’ experiences in coping with the COVID-19 pandemic. The speakers are:Audrey Chapuis, Director of the American Library in Paris
Bruno Eiras, Head of Department of Public Libraries Network in Portugal
Liliana Silva, School Library Adviser, School Library Network Program in PortugalDr. Anna Maria Tammaro, Retired Professor, University of Parma (Italy) and Editor-in-Chief of Digital
     Library Perspectives
The webinar will run from 9 AM to 11 AM EST, USA.
To register, please provide brief information via this link. You may need to copy & paste the URL into a  new browser:

Tuesday, April 21, 2020

Webinar 4: Three Chinese Academic Libraries’ Experiences during the COVID-19 Outbreak

Webinar 4: Three Chinese Academic Libraries’ Experiences during the COVID-19 Outbreak
Cornell University Webinar Series: How academic libraries can contribute to global development
Please join us on April 27 at 8 p.m. ET (April 28 at 8 a.m. Beijing Time) for the final installment of a four-part webinar series organized by Cornell University Library that brings together librarians and thought leaders around the world to address the challenges outlined by the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals.
Three Chinese Academic Libraries’ Experiences during the COVID-19 Outbreak” will focus on actions the academic libraries took during the COVID-19 outbreak in China. Two of the libraries are in Wuhan, the epicenter, and one in Beijing. Their work will demonstrate how academic libraries can help during a public health crisis. This webinar is jointly organized with our sister library, Tsinghua University Library. It will be conducted entirely in Chinese. A group of bilingual librarians will synthesis the key points in English which will be shared along with the recording after the webinar.
主持人Host & Moderator
康奈尔大学图书馆 李欣 副馆长 Xin Li, Associate University Librarian, Cornell University Library
  • 华中科技大学图书馆 袁青 副馆长      Ms. Yuan Qing, Associate Library Director, Huazhong University of Science and Technology
  • 武汉大学图书馆 副馆长   Ms. Liu Xia, Associate Library Director, Wuhan University Library
  • 清华大学图书馆 张秋 副馆长    Ms. Zhang Qiu, Associate Library Director, Tsinghua University Library
双语通讯馆员Librarian correspondents
·       多伦多大学图书馆  乔晓勤      Stephen Qiao, Chinese Studies Librarian, University of Toronto Libraries
·       加州大学伯克利分校图书馆  薛燕        Susan Xue, Head, Information and Public Services, & Electronic Resources Librarian, University of California Berkeley
·       康奈尔大学图书馆  郑力人      Liren Zheng, Curator for the Charles W. Wason Collection on East Asia, Cornell University Library

会议室信息Attending the Webinar

April 27 at 8 p.m. ET (April 28 at 8 a.m. Beijing Time)
链接 Please click the link below to join the webinar:
会议Webinar ID: 937 8796 4724
参会无需密码 No password required to attend the webinar
手机参会 Or iPhone one-tap :
 US: +16465189805,,93787964724#  or +16468769923,,93787964724#
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Call for Papers

The International Journal of Libraries and Information Studies
Libri was established in 1950 and is a leading international scholarly journal which investigates the aspects of library and information studies from both a historical and present-day perspective and analyses the role of information and knowledge in cultural, organizational, national and international developments.
The journal reports on current trends in library and information studies worldwide and describes their resulting transformation from the introduction of new information and communication technologies, multidisciplinary approaches, changing practices, and evolving methods. Background information and the latest research findings in library and information studies are made accessible to academics, practitioners, and a broader public. 
The editors are pleased to consider papers on new initiatives and current issues in library and information studies worldwide, including, but not limited to topics such as:
  • Libraries (national, public, academic, school, special, etc.) and other information environments
  • Information and knowledge management
  • Information for development (developing and industrialized countries)
  • Indigenous knowledge
  • Literacy (media, information, etc.)
  • Data analytics, big data and their impact on organizations (e.g., customer related data; social science perspective)
  • Digital libraries and repositories
  • Data management, data curation and virtual research environments (VREs)
  • Information ethics and information law
  • Information retrieval
  • Information behavior
  • Freedom of access to information and freedom of expression
  • Archives & preservation
  • Cultural heritage
  • Book and publishing history
  • Theory submissions
Papers may include theoretical issues surrounding philosophies, policies and trends in all types of library, information, archive, and museum studies. 
Articles should be in English and conform to the highest academic standards. Papers that include citations to publications that are not in English or are not in Roman script are welcome. 

Libri, the International Journal of Libraries and Information Studies, is published by De Gruyter, and is published both in print (ISSN: 0024-2667) and online (ISSN: 1865-8423) versions.
Libri is indexed with and included in De Gruyter Saur, EBSCO, Elsevier SCOPUS, Gale, Proquest, Thomson Reuters, and Web of Science.  

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