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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 http://www.hkla.org/content/blogcategory/55/80/lang,english/

Application form of the Award is available at http://www.hkla.org/Education_Awards/Biennial_Award/2018/application_form_HKLA_Biennial_Award.doc

Deadline for application will be announced in 2018. For enquiries, please contact the Ms Helen Chan, Education and Training Officer, The Hong Kong Library Association, by phone: 2346-1033; email: This e-mail address is being protected from spam bots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it . Additional materials in support of an application can accompany the application form. Please note that each applicant can only apply for one HKLA scholarship or award within the same year.

 
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Community engagement - library outreach in the 21st century Print E-mail
A talk "Community engagement - library outreach in the 21st century", organized by HKLA and sponsored by the Leisure and Cultural Services Department, will be held on 12 July 2012.

Date: 12 July 2012
Time: 6:30 pm
Venue: Activitiy Room 1, Hong Kong Central Library

This talk examines different outreach strategies for libraries in Canada, United States and China. It analyzes the possibilities and concerns of community outreach and argues that community outreach by libraries best serves the increasing significance of community engagement. Drawing on the successful cases of the outreach program at the University of Toronto Libraries and Toronto Public Library, Dr. Jack Leong demonstrates that libraries can effectively connect resources and enable interactions between among diverse communities, including scholars and the public. The engagement and interaction lead ultimately to preserve and generate knowledge and understanding. The discussion of the diverse outreach activities in this talk provides guidance and suggestions for librarians who are interested in outreach and community engagement of any scale and nature. Cases are draw from a wide spectrum and are particularly strong in the setting of large academic libraries, special collections and programming for multicultural populations.
 
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