Got the email last week, I am among those 5 for ASIS&T inforshare award this year, what an honor!

For those who asks about inforshare,this is a program sponsored by SIG III, awards one-year ASIST memberships to information professionals in developing countries, you can read more in their link (

The announcement is world wide and the eligibilities are listed in their site.


IFLA 2012, are you ready!?

Here is the early call for paper of The Continuing Professional Development and Workplace Learning, the title is “Libraries and Librarians as Forces for Transformative Change: Continuing Education the Fuel”.

• Digital Content: How has providing access to digital content made a difference? How are librarians using digital content to facilitate change? How are librarians contributing to the development of new digital content experiences to meet user needs?

• Leadership: What are the ways that librarians are managing and leading change? What kinds of leadership values, attitudes, and beliefs are needed to facilitate change?

• Advocacy: What are some of the ways that librarians have successfully advocated for change? What are some lessons learned about advocacy and effective approaches in today’s evolving communications environment? How can librarians demonstrate value?

• Cultural Diversity: How do librarians promote cultural diversity of all kinds (religious, ethnic, etc.)? How do librarians engage and support people from different cultures?

• Mulitilingualism: How do librarians provide access in multilingual environments thereby changing the way information is acquired, managed and delivered?

Please e-mail proposals for papers by January 11, 2012 to Sylvia Piggott at spiggott AT

For more information about other sections you should go to ifla main website.


Why Attend IFLA WLIC 2012?

There are many reasons to attend in IFLA, one of the biggest scientific conference in LIS, here is are some considers mentioned in their own website:

•Promote your company / organisation as a leading supporter of Library and information services

•Strengthen your brand profile

•Provide direct access to and contact with thousands of delegates, and indirect access to a worldwide professional community of library and information service users

•Develop high level, long term contacts with leading figures and decision makers

•Strengthen existing relationships

•Differentiate yourself from your competitors

What do you think?

P.S: I have my own friends from the first IFLA 2005, librarians from all around the world. That is so precious to me, Thanks IFLA!


Insite conference 2012 at Canada

I’ve recently joint to the Insite conference referee board. The InSITE 2012 is all about “Informing Science & IT Education” which run in four parts connect, TeachIT, TeLE, and Inform. This conferense is going to be on June 22 – 27, 2012 at Montréal, Canadá.

Here is some more information about the conference. seems so interesting!


library 2.0 conference: the future of libraries in the digital age

The Library 2.011 conference is a unique chance to participate in a global conversation on the current and future state of libraries. Subject strands include the changing roles of libraries and librarians, the increasing impact of digital media and the e-book revolution, open educational resources, digital literacy, shifts from information consumption to production (Web 2.0), multimedia and gaming spaces, libraries as community centers, the growth of individualized and self-paced learning, the library as the center of new learning models, understanding users in the digital age, assessing service delivery, and defining leadership and information professional careers in a networked and changing world.

As an advisory board member, I ask everyone to take a look at their website and participate if you like.