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Library Cooperation in Asia-Oceania: Meeting the Challenges
Didn't attend WLIC 2022 or missed interesting sessions? This is your chance to get engaged!

This webinar is essentially a rerun of IFLA’s Asia-Oceania Regional Division Committee Open Session at the World Library and Information Congress in Dublin, Ireland. However in this second version, there will more time for in-depth presentations, and for moderated Q&A after the presentations.

The session will start from the premise that library sector support for the UN SDGs will be more successful if the sector itself is strong and cooperates effectively within countries and within the region. The session aims to develop a narrative picture of the current states of library cooperation in various parts of Asia-Oceania, by offering brief sub-regional presentations from Regional Division Committee members.

Speakers will cover issues in the four main sub-regions: South Asia, South-East Asia, North-East Asia, Pacific.

Introduction & Moderation:
Winston Roberts, IFLA AO RDC Chair

1. For South Asia: Challenges and Opportunities in Library Corporations in South Asian Libraries
- Debal C. Kar, Galgotias University (India) & IFLA AO RDC Vice-Chair
- Dilara Begum, East West University & IFLA AO RDC Member (Bangladesh)

2. For South-East Asia: Rising to the Challenge: Southeast Asian Libraries in the time of COVID
- Lin Li Soh, National Library Board & Manager for IFLA Regional Office for Asia and Oceania (Singapore)

3. For North-East Asia: Sustainable Library Cooperation in North Asia and Beyond - A Japanese Perspective
- Misako Nomura, Assistive Technology Development Organization & IFLA AO RDC Member (Japan)
- Rei Iwasaki, Kyoto Notre Dame University & IFLA AO RDC Member (Japan)

4. For the Pacific: Library Cooperation in the Pacific
- Tim Kong Programme Manager of the Digital Pacific Museum (New Zealand)
introduced by Jayshree Mamtora, James Cook University Library & IFLA AO RDC Member (Australia)

The webinar will be recorded and uploaded on IFLA's YouTube Channel.

Sep 23, 2022 07:00 AM in Universal Time UTC

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