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Message from the Asia Oceania Regional Office

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.  

19 August 2021

Message from IFLA RSCAO Chair

Dear Colleagues and Friends, In the past few months, the global library community was engaged in the IFLA Elections 2021. We are pleased to see that the election for the IFLA Regional Division Asia and Oceania Committee had been successful. There are 20 elected members from 15 countries across the Asia and Oceania region.

19 August 2021

Now Available: IFLA Asia and Oceania Regional Quarterly News - May 2021 Issue

We are happy to share with you the May 2021 issue of our IFLA Asia and Oceania Regional Quarterly Newsletter.

21 May 2021


Since the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic in early 2020, research activities have been disrupted. Many students and researchers cannot visit the library easily to find the resources they need.

15 May 2021

“The Art of Raffaello: Opera Omnia” Exhibition at the Guangzhou Library

“Multiculture library-trip around the world” is a series of multicultural-themed events organised by the Guangzhou Library to showcase the cultural diversity of various countries.

15 May 2021

Introduction to Yazd Central Library, Iran

During the recent organisation of the Public Libraries in the Islamic Republic of Iran, a major movement has been started to properly equip the central public libraries with a focus on the following areas – spatial arrangement, equipment, facilities, segmentation and user spaces. Various national and international models, including their library equipment and services, were studied and examined as part of the planning process.

15 May 2021

Simultaneous Story Time in Space by the Australian Library and Information Association

After several years of planning and preparation, the Australian Library and Information Association (ALIA) will be streaming its annual National Simultaneous Storytime on Wednesday 19 May, read by an astronaut at the International Space Station.

15 May 2021

Overall Service-Improving Programme for Public Libraries at Zhejiang

Several days ago, Ms Chen, who lives in Lin'an District, Hangzhou City, Zhejiang Province, returned books borrowed from the Zhejiang Library to the Lin'an District Library near her house, freeing herself from 3 hours of running about if she had to return books to Zhejiang Library.

15 May 2021

Singapore Management University Libraries Strategic Plan 2021-2025

Change and more change Like many libraries, Singapore Management University (SMU) Libraries closed their physical libraries early in 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

15 May 2021

New President of the Library Association of Singapore

If you took a look at my background, there were elements that possibly led to my becoming in late 2018, the Head Librarian of the Singapore Institute of Management (SIM); and then in 2019, the Vice-President of the Library Association of Singapore (2019 to 2021); and ultimately, as of 27 March 2021, the President of the Library Association of Singapore, a post that I will hold up to 2023.

15 May 2021

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