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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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Dr. Jan-Pieter Barbian
c/o Stadtbibliothek Duisburg
Dusseldorfer Strabe 5-7
47051 Duisburg
Tel. 0049-203-2832593
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Jan-Pieter Barbian studied history, German literature and philosophy at University of Trier (MA 1986, PhD 1991). 1987-1991 he worked as a researcher of contemporary history at the University of Trier.  1991-1998 he was Head of the cultural department at People's High School in Duisburg. Since 1999 he is a Director of the Public Library of the city of Duisburg, which is the most used cultural and education facility in the town. It operates as a centre for media, information and education in various forms of further learning and cooperates in solving of the employment policy and asserting in a labour market. In personal union he is a chief executive of the Society for Literature and Arts as well as of the Duisburg Library Foundation. 

In September/October 2009 he worked with a grant from the Goethe Institute as a "Librarian in Residence" in New York and in Washington, D.C. 2010 he was invited by the Goethe Institute to give talks in Tale/Slovakia (International Conference), Beijing (Capital Library of China), Wuhan (Children's Library), and Shanghai (Children's Library). In 2011 invitations to Moscow (talk at National Youth Library), to Perm (talks at an International Conference, organised by the Gorki Library, and at a Conference for librarians of the region Perm), and to Genoa (International Conference on special services of public libraries for elderly people) followed. In 2012 he visited with a group of German librarians the British Library and several public librarys in London.

Dr. Barbian authored and processed several monographies and published many articles in periodicals. There he addressed current practice in German libraries and history of German libraries, literature and cultural policy during the period of national socialism in Germany, history of film and policy of Weimar Republic, history of literature in the Ruhr district and international relations. Since March 2010 he represents public libraries in the board of the German Library Association.  



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