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    New technological development in the 21st century has brought tremendous changes to the library including infrastructure, library management, service concept, service methodologies, and technological measures...


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        Keynote Speeches

    Jim Rettig has served as Library Director and Associate Dean for Information Services at the United States Naval Academy in Annapolis, Maryland, since August 1, 2011...


  •     Directors Summit on Academic libraries Keynote Speakers

    Dr. Sha Li Zhang is Assistant Dean for Collections & Technical Services at the University of North Carolina in Greensboro Libraries, U.S.A. Dr. Zhang received her B.A. degree in Linguistics and Literature at Lanzhou University, China...



     New technological development in the 21st century has brought tremendous changes to the library including infrastructure, library management, service concept, service methodologies, and technological measures. New technologies have changed users’ information seeking behavior, impacting on library routine work, management, knowledge-based services, and service models. How to keep abreast of developmental trends, design strategies, update management concepts, and transform user service models in this ever changing information environment; how to define academic library position and mission and explore new methodologies for library sustainable development; how to arouse library team innovation and vitality and improve librarians qualities; these are all unavoidable issues facing library leaders and managers. Academic libraries in this age of development and prosperity will face more unknown challenges and opportunities.

     The International Conference on Leadership and Innovative Management in Academic Libraries in the Age of New Technology is jointly organized by Tongji University and the Chinese American Librarians Association (CALA). The meeting will be held in Tongji University, Shanghai, China, from April 25-27, 2012. Colleagues from around the world are invited to participate in the conference to engage in extensive exchange and dialog on leadership vision, management innovation, application of new technologies, digital resource building, and knowledge-based services to enhance librarians’ mutual understanding in these areas and to inspire new thinking and approaches to challenges.

Conference themes

 Modern approaches to effective leadership

 Library management and developmental planning

 Librarian career design

 Building and sharing library resources in a new
 technology era

 Practice and reflection for subject librarian services

 Transforming and innovating user service models

 Library technology rejuvenation and developmental

Keynote speakers

Wu Jiang, Vice President and Professor, Tongji University

Marianne Gaunt, Vice President for Information Services and University Librarian, Rutgers University Libraries

Wu Jiangzhong, Director, Shanghai Library

Zhu Qiang, Director, Peking University Libraries

Zhang Xiaolin, Director, National Science Library, Chinese Academy of Sciences

Jim Rettig, Library Director and Associate Dean for Information Services, United States Naval Academy, ALA President 2008-2009


Dates: April 24-28, 2012

Location: Tingji University, Shanghai, China

April 24: Registration

April 25-26: Keynote speeches, invited speeches, Directors Summit

April 27: Cultural visit

April 28: Conference adjourned; departures

Registration fee

1,200 RMB (Chinese Yuan); cultural visit 200 RMB

Conference hotels

Baiyulan Hotel (3 star)

1251 Si Ping Road

Shanghai, China

Tel. (86-21) 65986888

Rate: 300 RMB (Chinese Yuan) per night

Days Hotel Tongji Shanghai (4 star)

50 Zhang Wu Road

Shanghai, China, 200092

Tel. (86-21) 33626888

Rate: 540 RMB per night

Registration methods

Online: http://www.ic2012.lib.tongji.edu.cn

Email: yyli@lib.tongji.edu.cn

Fax: (86-21) 55570669

Deadline to register: April 10, 2012

Address and contact persons

Address: Tongji University Library, 1239 Si Ping Road, Shanghai, China, zip 200092

Contact persons:

Zeng Xiaojuan

Tel. (86-12) 65983835

Email: xjzeng@lib.tongji.edu.cn

Michael Bailou Huang

Tel. 631-444-3794

Email: michael.b.huang@stonybrook.edu

Topics for this conference include the following:

    1. Modern approaches to effective leadership

    2. Library management and developmental planning

    3. Librarian career design

    4. Building and sharing library resources in a new technology era

    5. Practice and reflection for subject librarian services

    6. Transforming and innovating user service models

    7. Library technology rejuvenation and developmental prospects










    1.The deadline for submitting a detailed PowerPoint file (less than 10 MB) is January 20, 2012.

    2.The PPT file should be in English.

    3.The submission should contain original research results, viewpoints, or practice summaries.

    4.The PPT file should have title, abstract, and presenter’s name(s).


    5.The author(s) should indicate his/her personal full contact details including: name, professional affiliation, address, telephone and fax numbers, and email address.


    6.30 minutes will be allowed for a summary content delivery in the conference.


    7.All submissions will be peer-reviewed by the program committee. An official invitation will then be issued to presenters/authors as soon as the review process is finished.


    8.The presenter’s accommodations, meals, conference registration fee, and local transportation will be covered by the organizer.


    9.Submissions from mainland China and Hong Kong, Macao, and Taiwan regions should be sent to: xjzeng@lib.tongji.edu.cn. Any inquires should be addressed to Zeng Xiaojuan (曾小娟) at (86-21) 65985835.


    10.Submissions from outside China should be sent to: michael.b.huang@stonybrook.edu. Please contact Dr. Michael Bailou Huang (黄柏楼) for any questions at (001) 631-444-3794.