IFLA Emerging Leader Grants for WLIC 2023
In 2023, IFLA is offering WLIC attendance grants to emerging leaders. These grants aim to empower and motivate young professionals to engage with the international library field.
The grants specifically target emerging leaders in the library field 25 – 35 years of age and who are personal or staff members of IFLA or staff of an IFLA institutional member.
The IFLA Emerging Leader Grant will provide support for a small group of delegates to attend the IFLA World Library and Information Congress 2023 in Rotterdam, The Netherlands.
The grant aims to provide emerging professionals with the opportunity to attend the IFLA Congress, engage with other professionals worldwide and facilitate networking for the advancement of librarianship in the recipient’s institution, community, and country.
Read about one past Emerging Leader’s experience at WLIC 2022 for ideas of what to expect!
Applications must be received by 26 May 2023.
Full details on eligibility and applications procedures: bit.ly/3Hyb17c
Information Literacy Section Call for Papers: “Let’s Work Together to Develop Critical Thinkers in the ChatGPT Era”
07 April 2023 (IFLA News)
The IFLA Information Literacy Section (ILS) announces its call for speaker proposals for presentations at their Open Session at the IFLA World Library and Information Congress (WLIC) in Rotterdam, Netherlands, August 21-25, 2023.
Theme: Let’s Work Together to Develop Critical Thinkers in the ChatGPT Era
As we continue to move into a more digital age, it is becoming increasingly important to develop critical thinking skills to navigate the vast amount of information available.
Md. Jahangir Alam has been awarded a PhD. Degree
Md. Monirul Islam, 12 April, 2023
Md. Jahangir Alam has been awarded his doctoral degree by the Bangladesh University of Professionals (BUP). The 68th Syndicate Meeting of Bangladesh University of Professionals (BUP) held on 29 March 2023 conferred the PhD degree.
His research title was “Service Quality and Its Impact on User Satisfaction in University Libraries of Bangladesh”.
As a PhD Research Fellow, Jahangir Alam received a research grant for 2021 provided by the Asiatic Society of Bangladesh.
To build smart Bangladesh, citizens should read books: discussion- New Age
National Library Day-2023 observed on Sunday, February 5 across Bangladesh with the theme ‘Smart Library, Smart Bangladesh’.
Discussants at a programme said that people of the country should read books regularly to make the country smart.
They made the remark at a programme organised by the Department of Public Libraries to observe National Library Day at the Bangamata Sheikh Fazilatunnesa Mujib Auditorium of National Museum on Sunday.
National Library Day 2023: Smart Library – Smart Bangladesh
Prodip Roy: Editor
February 4, 2023
In 2017, Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina announced February 5 as the National Library Day of Bangladesh. Later the official celebration for the first time was observed the following year, 2018, on the same date. One of the reasons for celebrating February 5 as National Library Day is the historical context, as the foundation stone of the first Central Public Library was laid on February 5, 1954, in Dhaka.
The slogan for 2023 is framed based on Smart Bangladesh’s goal, Smart Library, Smart Bangladesh.
CC Global Summit 2023 Is Coming to Mexico City
IFLA Green Library Award 2023: Call for Submissions
Applications are invited for the IFLA Green Library Award for 2023.
Objectives of the IFLA Green Library Award
- To reward a Green library / Green library project that best communicates a commitment to environmental sustainability
- To create awareness of libraries’ social responsibility and leadership in environmental education
- To support the worldwide green library movement, concerned with
- environmentally sustainable buildings
- environmentally sustainable services, activities, programming, information resources, collections and projects
- conservation of resources and energy
- To promote the development of green library initiatives locally, regionally and worldwide
- To encourage all types of libraries to actively present their green activities to an international audience
In line with IFLA Key Initiative 1.1: Show the power of libraries in achieving the Sustainable Development Goals, the award helps to advance the profession through illuminating the role of libraries and librarians in the advancement of sustainability standards and the promotion of specialized knowledge within professional practice.
The prize is awarded in two categories:
- Category 1: Best Green Library/Grand-Scale Project
- Category 2: Best Green Library Project
A special recognition may be given to a project that was carried out with minimal resources but has a significant impact.
Open for Climate Justice: Open Access Week 2022, October 24 – 30, 2022
Theme for Open Access Week 2022: Open for Climate Justice
“Open for Climate Justice” is the theme for this year’s International Open Access Week (October 24-30).
Climate Justice is an explicit acknowledgement that the climate crisis has far-reaching effects, and the impacts are “not be[ing] borne equally or fairly, between rich and poor, women and men, and older and younger generations,” as the UN notes. These power imbalances also affect communities’ abilities to produce, disseminate, and use knowledge around the climate crisis. Openness can create pathways to more equitable knowledge sharing and serve as a means to address the inequities that shape the impacts of climate change and our response to them.
Resources are available at https://www.openaccessweek.org/resources
The university of the south pacific international library vacancies
The University of the South Pacific is a uniquely placed centre of excellence in a region of extraordinary physical, social, and economic diversity.
Established in 1968, USP is the only university of its type in the world. It is jointly owned by the governments of 12 island countries: Cook Islands, Fiji, Kiribati, Marshall Islands, Nauru, Niue, Solomon Islands, Tokelau, Tonga, Tuvalu, Vanuatu and Western Samoa. Students from all these countries attend the University and staff, buildings and programs are located in all the countries. The main campus, Laucala, is in Fiji. There is a second campus, Alafua, in Western Samoa where the School of Agriculture is situated, and a third, Emalus, in Vanuatu where the School of Law operates. There are smaller University Campuses in eleven of the twelve member countries.
Second International Workshop on ‘How to Employ Theories and Analyse Data for Publishing LIS Research?’
SIG-III – Association for Information Science and Technology invites the LIS academic, researchers and professionals to attend the Second International Workshop on ‘How to Employ Theories and Analyse Data for Publishing LIS Research’ will be held on September 21, 2022.
Title: Use of Theories and Models in Conducting LIS Research
Resource Person : Dr Devendra Potnis
Dr Potnis will demonstrate how his peer-reviewed research publications in top-tier journals employed interdisciplinary theories and models for (1) managing LIS research projects, (2) proposing research questions, (3) proposing and testing hypotheses in explanatory studies, (4) proposing and testing mathematical equations in exploratory studies, (5) thematic coding, (6) conceptual content analysis, (7) open coding, (8) grounded theory analysis, (9) analysing and comparing multiple case examples, (10) deriving hypotheses as an end product, and (11) answering practice-based research questions.
Title: Managing Qualitative Research with NVivo
Resource Person: Dr Shafiq Ur Rehman
Dr Rehman will demonstrate how NVivo works for analysing qualitative data in research. This demonstration will lead to how to set up a project, NVivo’s workspace (Interface views), and create and navigate around a project. It will focus on data feeding, data accessing and reading, creating nodes, data coding, searching, treemapping, cluster analysis, word trees and new models. This will be followed by a practical question and answer session.
Md. Anwarul Islam