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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/

Application form of the Award is available at

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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Multicultural library services of the Public Library of Frankfurt Print E-mail

The UNESCO Convention on the Protection and Promotion of the Diversity of Cultural Expressions (2005) affirms that cultural diversity is a defining characteristic of humanity and should be cherished and preserved for the benefit of all. Cultural diversity creates a rich and varied world and is therefore a mainspring for sustainable development for communities, peoples and nations. Modern societies such as Germany are characterized by a high cultural diversity. In Germany it is one of the key tasks of integration policy to assure equal access to the German education system. (Public) libraries play an important role, serving as partners in the education process and venues for social integration.

Altogether in the city of Frankfurt am Main there are people of 180 nations living together, more than 30 per cent of the city's population is not of German origin. Understandably the Frankfurt Public Library Service has therefore for a long time attached particular importance to library work with persons with a migrant background. For many years the libraries have held, for example, stocks in foreign languages. In 2002, the International Library in the Gallus Branch Library was founded.

In close cooperation with the relevant partner organisations within the catchment area - and particularly with the Institute for Multicultural Affairs (Amt fur Multikulturelle Angelegenheiten) and the Adult Education Centre of Frankfurt am Main (Volkshochschule Frankfurt am Main) - the hard-to-reach target groups of non-German speaking immigrants have been introduced to the library and familiarised with the relevant and specific library facilities available there for them, in particular with everything the library offers in the field of German language learning. 

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