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Academic and Research Libraries – An invitation to join us at IFLA WLIC, Singapore!

The Academic and Research Libraries Section would like to invite you to attend their meetings, sessions and workshop at IFLA World Library and Information Congress – Singapore.


Session 7 – Saturday 17 August, 09:00-12:30.  Nanyang Technological University

 Social media strategy in academic libraries – Implementation experience at Nanyang Technological University (NTU) Libraries with the Academic and Research Libraries Section.  Further details at:



Standing Committee meetings

Session 41 – 17 August 2013, 15:15-17:45.  Room 304

Session 183 – 21 August 2013, 13:15-14:45.  Room 310


Joint Session : Knowledge Management and Academic & Research Libraries 

Session 98 – Monday 19 August, 9:30-12:45

Theme:  Agile management: strategies for achieving success in rapidly changing times.

Who is looking after your e-journals?: Telling tales about the keepers registry & your digital shelves.  Peter Burnhill, EDINA, University of Edinburgh, Edinburgh, Scotland UK

Implementing agile management through collaborative social computing.  Margaret Tan, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore.

From search to discovery.  Tamar Sadeh, Ex Libris, Jerusalem, Israel.

Agile management: strategies for success in rapidly changing times.   Andrew Wells, University of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia.

MOOCs  in the library: addressing the changing needs of students and faculty in the age of online learning.  Mariellen F. Calter, Stanford University, Stanford, CA, USA.

The opportunities and challenges of MOOCs : viewpoints of Asia countries.  Joyce Chen, National Taiwan Normal University, Taipei, Taiwan.


Hot Topics in Academic and Research Libraries Session

Session 151 – Tuesday 20 August, 16:00-18:00, Session Room 3

Convergence of open access, open knowledge, and open innovation: towards libraries as an open knowledge service platform – Xialon Zhang (National Science Library, Beijing, China)

That was then, this is now.  A new era of research support.  Jenny Ellis (University of Melbourne, Melbourne, Australia)

Using social media to build an engaged community.  Gulcin Cribb and Yuyun Wirawati Ishak (Singapore Management University, Singapore)

An age of un-discovery?: copyright, curiosity and scholarly access to information in a digital world.  Ellen Broad (International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions, The Hague, Netherlands)


The recipients of the 2013 Attendance Grant will receive their award at the Hot Topics session.  The Award, with generous sponsorship by ExLibris and Sage, is awarded to three information professionals from each of these regions: Africa, Latin America / Caribbean and Asia/Pacific Region.