IFLA Regional Seminar 2012

Library and information services for multicultural populations in Oceania and Asia: the promotion of information literacy and digital literacies for the 21st century in support of improved education outcomes

When

3 February 2012

Where

Auckland, New Zealand

Description

a Regional Seminar to be held on Friday, 3 February 2012 at Auckland Central City Library

In connection with the mid-term business meeting of the IFLA Regional Standing Committee for Asia-Oceania (at the National Library in Auckland on 1-2 February 2012), a Regional Seminar will be held on Friday 3 February, at Auckland Central City Library.

The theme of the seminar is ‘Library and information services for multicultural populations in Oceania and Asia: the promotion of information literacy and digital literacies for the 21st century in support of improved education outcomes’.

The seminar will be held in the Whare wananga, in Auckland Central City Library, 44-46 Lorne Street, Auckland, from 8.30am to 1.30pm.

There is no fee for attendance at the seminar; however New Zealand participants are welcome to contribute a koha to LIANZA Hikuwai when registering. Those wishing to attend the seminar should RSVP as soon as possible to Kim Taunga at kim.taunga@aucklandcouncil.govt.nz.

Participants who are members of the New Zealand professional registration scheme should record this event in their revalidation journal under BoK 2, 3, 4 and 7.

The Regional Seminar will be chaired by Dr. Dan Dorner (School of Information Management, Victoria University of Wellington) who is the Chair of the IFLA Regional Standing Committee for Asia-Oceania. Ten presenters grouped in two panels will speak on various aspects of the theme, giving views from New Zealand, the Pacific and Asia. Presenters will include members of the Regional Standing Committee as well as experts from New Zealand. The seminar will enable discussion and interaction between panellists and audience.

Within the context of the seminar theme, the programme aims to give an overview of current thinking about services offered by a broad range of institutions across the region, and of the issues debated within the profession across the region. (The ‘region’ covered by the IFLA Regional Section for Asia-Oceania extends from the Middle East to Asia and the South Pacific.)

Topics and speakers will be:

Keynote presentation on the seminar theme:‘An exploration of the seminar theme: the issues, challenges and opportunities from a New Zealand perspective’ Geraldine Howell (National Library of New Zealand)
Panel 1:  

Presentation 1:
‘New opportunities in the new Auckland’

Allison Dobbie (Auckland Libraries)

Presentation 2:
‘Te Ara Whakamua / the pathway forward’

Anahera Morehu (Te Rōpū Whakahau)

Presentation 3:
‘Library and information services in Fiji for the promotion of information literacy and digital literacies’

Sonny Chandra (Fiji)

Presentation 4:
‘Providing library services to the Indigenous community in the Northern Territory’

Jayshree Mamtora (Australia)

Presentation 5:
'A perspective on some information services and training provided from New Caledonia for the South Pacific'

Mark Perkins (New Caledonia)
Panel 2:  
Presentation 6: 
‘An overview of library services for information literacy in East Asia’
Chihfeng Lin (Taiwan)
Presentation 7:‘Strengthening the Foundations: school libraries in the promotion of 21st century literacies for improved education.’ Diljit Singh (Malaysia) (president of IASL)
Presentation 8:
‘Digital library and electronic information resources for the 21st century: a model for developing countries’
Shawky Salem (Egypt)
Presentation 9:
‘A digital library for Oceania? – collaborative projects at the University of Auckland Library’
Brian Flaherty (New Zealand)
Presentation 10:
‘How the IFLA ALP Programme supports activities in the region’
Christine Mackenzie (member of the Governing Board of IFLA)

The full programme including details of speakers and abstracts is now available. For further information, contact Winston Roberts at the National Library of New Zealand – winston.roberts@dia.govt.nz

Conference, Asia and Oceania, Seminar

Last update: 4 October 2012