ARL Standing Committee Elections – second candidate statement

IFLA Standing Committee elections are currently underway, and the ARL Standing Committee is excited to be welcoming new members.  We have invited our candidates to submit short biographies so that those of you who are voting members will have some background in making your selections.  Our second candidate is Leo Ma and his statement is below:

The past four years, serving as an ARL standing committee member, has been inspiring and rewarding. It is very fortunate for me to work with a group of enthusiastic and passionate members from academic and research libraries around the globe. During my 1st term (2013-2017), I was privileged to serve as a member of the Selection Panel (Asia) of the ARL attendance award (2014-15), an organizing committee member of the ARL Satellite Meeting 2017 in Berlin, and the coordinator of the discussion series on Trends of Academic and Research libraries. Apart from these, I am able to connect and collaborate LIS professionals in Greater China and other Asian countries with colleagues from other part of the world through ARL. It would be an honor to help further develop this connection and collaboration in the next four years.


Selected Conference Papers

Ma, Leo F.H., Ling Ling Yu (2016). “The Quality Assurance System of HKUSPACE: The Implementation of the Collaborative Programmes on Library and Information Studies of Charles Sturt University”. In the A-LIEP 2016, Nanjing, China, 3-4 November 2016.

Ma, Leo F.H., Maggie M.K. Wong (2016). “From Local to Global: A Comparison of Hong Kong Library Association Mentoring Programme and International Librarians Network”. In the82th IFLA World Library and Information Congress 2016, Ohio, USA, 12 August 2016.

Ma, Leo F.H. (2016). “Video-on-Demand Service for Local TV Programmes: A Successful Collaborative Model for Academic Libraries in Hong Kong”. In the8th Shanghai International Library Forum, Shanghai, China, 6-8 July 2016.

Ma, Leo F.H., L.M. Mak (2014). “Reading Promotion through Literary Walk: A Case Study of the Fun with Learning Chinese Language through Literary Walk Project”. In the80th IFLA World Library and Information Congress 2014, Lyon, France, 16-22  August,  2014.

Ma, Leo F.H. (2013). “The Power of Words: Promoting Civic Literacy through Words”. Inthe 79th IFLA World Library and Information Congress 2013, Singapore, 17-23 August, 2013.

Ma, Leo F.H. (2012). “Library Strategies for Meeting the Learning Needs of Fine Arts Students in the 21st Century: The Experience of the New Asia College Ch’ien Mu Library of The Chinese University of Hong Kong”. In the 33rd Annual IATUL Conference, Singapore, 4-7 June, 2012.

Ma, Leo F.H. (2011). “Current Status and Future Prospects: A Survey of the Application of Web 2.0 in Hong Kong School Libraries”. In the77th  IFLA World Library & Information Congress, Puerto Rico, 13-18 August, 2011.

Ma, Leo F.H., Venia Y.M. Mak (2011). “Internationalization and Collaboration: The Case of the Hong Kong Library Association”. InAsia-Pacific Conference on Library & Information Education and Practice 2011: Issues, Challenges and Opportunities, Malaysia, 22-24 June, 2011.

Selected Journal Articles

Ma, Leo F.H. (2016). “The Power of Words: Promoting Civic Literacy through Words”. International Journal of Information Movement, 1(5):1-6.

Ma, Leo F.H. (2014). “MOOC and Higher Education: The Role of Libraries”. Fujian Library Theory and Practice,4:61-64. (In Chinese)

Ma, LeoF.M. (2014). “Big Data: The Information Challenge for the LIS Professionals in the 21st Century”.Hong Kong Library Association Newsletter, 97:5-6.

Ma, Leo F.H. (2010). “Korean Collection at the University Library System of The Chinese University of Hong Kong”.Trends in Overseas Korean Studies Libraries, 3:44-59.