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Hong Kong Library Association Biennial Award 2018

This award was established by the Hong Kong Library Association in 2010. The Association is committed to provide comprehensive professional support to its members. This Award is hence set up to address the professional development needs of eligible Full Members of the Association who are practicing at paraprofessional to middle professional levels in the library and information fields. Through this Award, the Association will support the professional development of the awardees, such as conference or workshop attendances, overseas professional visits, preparation of a scholarly publication or any professional activities, etc., which are otherwise unlikely to be sponsored by their employers, nor by the other scholarships or awards currently offered by the Association. Details of the Award can be found from the HKLA website at,english/

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Treasures of the National Library of Scotland Print E-mail
English Lecture:  Treasures of the National Library of Scotland
Speaker:  Dr Darryl Mead, Deputy National Librarian of the National Library of Scotland 

Date: 7 April 2014 (Mon) 
Time: 6:30 pm - 8:00pm 
Venue: Activity Room 1, Hong Kong Central Library 
Organiser: Hong Kong Library Association 
Venue supported by Leisure and Cultural Services Department 

Biography of Dr Darryl Mead 
Dr Darryl Mead has been the Deputy National Librarian at the National Library of Scotland since late 2011. His career has focused on change management in medium-sized cultural organisations in Australia and Scotland. After an earlier roles in archaeology, museums and art galleries, Darryl joined the National Library of Scotland in 2008 to establish joint back-office services with the National Galleries of Scotland. He is interested in using evidenced-based analysis to understand and improve the effectiveness of libraries. Current projects include establishing effective electronic legal deposit, developing the National Library's digital strategy, setting up Sound Scotland - the national sound archive, and building a new digital library in Glasgow. 
About the talk 
The National Library of Scotland is the world's leading centre for the study of Scotland and the Scots. It is also a major European research library, with collections of world-class importance. The collections date back 325 years and now include over 24 million printed and manuscript items. This talk will introduce some of the Library's great treasures including the Guttenberg Bible as well as private letters, manuscripts and other correspondence from such great historical figures as Jane Austen, Lord Byron, Sir Walter Scott, Benjamin Disraeli, Herman Melville, Charles Darwin, David Livingstone, Thomas Carlyle, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle and Edith Wharton. Scottish treasures will include the original Rules of Golf and the poetry of Robert Burns. 
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