Asia and Oceania Section

Division: Regions

The main objectives of the Section are to initiate, promote and facilitate the development of library and information services and the library profession within the five sub-regions of Asia and Oceania: West Asia, South Asia, Southeast Asia, East Asia and Oceania. The Section works in cooperation with the other Regional Sections and all of IFLA's Sections and Core Activities, especially the Action for Development through Libraries Programme.

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Última actualización: 11 Noviembre 2019

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Now Available: IFLA Asia & Oceania Regional Newsletter, August 2021 Issue

Dear Friends,   We are pleased to share with you the August 2021 issue of the IFLA Asia & Oceania Regional Newsletter. On behalf of my team, I would like to express our deepest appreciation to all our article contributors and supporters.

23 Agosto 2021

SKILLS ONLINE SRI LANKA – EMPLOYED FOR THE UNEMPLOYED IN PARTNERSHIP WITH COMMONWEALTH OF LEARNING AND COURSERA WORKFORCE RECOVERY INITIATIVE

The economic impact of COVID-19 pandemic has led to a sharp decrease in jobs worldwide – Sri Lanka is no exception. A Collaborative Effort In mid-2020, the National Library of Sri Lanka (NLSL) formed a partnership with Commonwealth of Learning (COL) - Coursera Workforce Recovery Initiative with the aim of helping job-seekers in Sri Lanka to upskill and reskill to enter the job market as well as reinforce job-related skills to regain employment. COL-Coursera Workforce Recovery Initiative offered learners unlimited and free access to 5,000 courses designed to skill and reskill them. In June 2020, the NLSL implemented the programme under the topical theme ‘Skills Online Sri Lanka – Employed for the Unemployed’.

20 Agosto 2021

GREENING THE NUS CENTRAL LIBRARY

Climate change is one of the biggest challenges we face this century. As stewards of knowledge, libraries play a part in educating and demonstrating the importance of environmental sustainability. According to the American Library Association, “Libraries by their very nature are ‘green’ in that their resources are shared by the larger community.” Yet, there’s still a lot more we can do.

20 Agosto 2021