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        NEWS

    New technological development in the 21st century has brought tremendous changes to the library including information resources digitization, MOOCs, mobile services, social media network, and cloud computing. New technologies have changed users’ information seeking behavior, impacting on library management and services. How to update management concepts,...

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        Keynote Speakers

    Scott Seaman has been Dean of Libraries at Ohio University since 2009.His library career began in 1984 at the Online Computer Library Center in Dublin, Ohio and has been a faculty member at The Ohio State University and at the University of Colorado at Boulder. At the University of Colorado,...

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  •     NEWS

    New technological development in the 21st century has brought tremendous changes to the library including information resources digitization, MOOCs, mobile services, social media network, and cloud computing. New technologies have changed users’ information seeking behavior, impacting on library management and services. How to update management concepts,...

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Announcement

Target and Content of the Conference

        As we embrace an increasingly digital and technical world, the management and services of libraries have been changing, as well as the way that users seek and utilize information. The introduction of digital resources, mobile services, social network, and cloud services bring us opportunities, while challenges also exist. Libraries should thrive in such an environment and reach the goal of sustainable development. Therefore library experts gather to discuss efficient management, multifunctional library space, a skilled and engaged workforce, and the pathway to an ideal university library.

Conference Theme

Library Directors’ Summit: Round Table(By Invitation Only)

        What is an ideal university library in the future? What does it look like? What types of challenges exist now? How can sustainable development be promoted? Library directors from elite universities will address these topics by analyzing the current challenges we all face, share successful practices, and describe the vision for the library of the future. It is hoped that the consensus on the concept of ‘the ideal library’ can be reached. The consensus includes the crucial development dimension, key factors, and the approaches of building an ideal academic library, thus, to help expand the services of academic libraries and to achieve sustainability.

Announcement

        New technological development in the 21st century has brought tremendous changes to the library including information resources digitization, MOOCs, mobile services, social media network, and cloud computing. New technologies have changed users’ information seeking behavior, impacting on library management and services. How to update management concepts, create new library space, transform routine work and user service models, and improve librarians qualities; these are all unavoidable issues facing academic libraries in this age of environmental and technological transformation.

        The 2nd International Conference on Leadership and Innovative Management in Academic Libraries in the Age of New Technology is jointly organized by Tongji University and the American Library Association’s International Relations Office. The meeting will be held in Tongji University, Shanghai, China, from June 3-6, 2014. The following keynote speakers have confirmed their presence at the conference: Wu Jiangzhong, Director, Shanghai Library; Zhu Qiang, Director, Peking University Libraries; Scott Seaman, Dean of Libraries, Ohio University; Constantia Constantinou, Dean of University Libraries, Stony Brook University; Gary E. Strong, University Librarian Emeritus, UCLA. Colleagues from around the world are invited to participate in the conference to engage in extensive exchange and dialog on library reposition and development to enhance librarians’ mutual understanding in these areas and to explore scientific development of libraries.

Conference themes and sub-themes:

1. Management innovation and organizational transformation

  • Trends in higher education and expectations for the library’s future
  • Enhancing the role of academic libraries both in and outside of an institution
  • Repositioning libraries
  • Impact of MOOCs on libraries

2. Space reorganization and service transformation

  • Library physical space and virtual space
  • User studies and service expansions
  • Exploration and development of information studies and subject librarian services

3. Technology transformation and application

  • Digital humanities
  • Scientific data curation
  • Impact of social media on libraries
  • Future new technologies

4. Enhancement of librarian’s professional skills

  • Developmental trends for a library career
  • Librarian’s knowledge and skills

Schedule:

Dates: June 3-6, 2014

Location: Tongji University, Shanghai, China

June 3: Registration

June 4-5: Keynote speeches, invited speeches, and exhibitions

June 6 A.M.: Visit Shanghai Library or Pudong Library

June 6 P.M.: Conference adjourned; departures

Registration fee: 1,100 RMB (Chinese Yuan)

Conference hotel

Baiyulan Hotel (3 star)

1251 Si Ping Road

Shanghai, China

Tel. (86-21) 65986888

Rate: 320 RMB (Chinese Yuan) per night

Registration methods:

Online: http://ic2014.lib.tongji.edu.cn/

Email: xjzeng@lib.tongji.edu.cn

Registration deadline: May 20, 2014

Address and contact person:

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

Contact person: Zeng Xiaojuan , Tel. (86-21) 65983835, Email: xjzeng@lib.tongji.edu.cn

Call for Presenters

Academic libraries are in an era of repositioning and development with both challenges and opportunities posed by technological transformation. Libraries need to engage in extensive exchange and dialog on management and service innovations to enhance academic libraries development and librarians’ mutual understanding and friendship. Dedicated to the theme, “Transformation and Innovation of Library Management and Services,” the 2nd International Conference on Leadership and Innovative Management in Academic Libraries in the Age of New Technology is jointly organized by Tongji University and American Library Association’s International Relations Office. The meeting will be held at Tongji University, Shanghai, China, from June 3-6, 2014. Colleagues from around the world are invited to submit PowerPoint presentations for consideration as a presenter.

Suggested topics for this conference include, but are not limited to, the following:

1. Management innovation and organizational transformation

  • Trends in higher education and expectations for the library’s future
  • Enhancing the role of academic libraries both in and outside of an institution
  • Repositioning libraries
  • Impact of MOOCs on libraries

2. Space reorganization and service transformation

  • User studies and service expansions
  • Library physical space and virtual space

3. Technology transformation and application

  • Special collections digitization, digital humanities
  • Mobile services
  • Big data, data curation
  • Impact of social media on libraries
  • Future new technologies

4. Enhancement of librarian’s professional skills

  • Developmental trends for a library career
  • Librarian’s knowledge and skills

Submissions:

    1. The deadline for submitting a detailed PowerPoint file (less than 10 MB) is February 28, 2014.

    2. The PPT presentation should be in English.

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

    4. The PPT presentation should have title, abstract, and presenter’s full 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. 20 minutes will be allocated 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.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.

    9.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.

Tongji University

ALA International Relations Office

December 5, 2013