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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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Always One Step Ahead! Print E-mail
Speaker: Dr. Hannelore Vogt, Director of the Cologne Public Library, Germany
Date: 13 January 2014 (Monday)
Time: 6:30 - 8:00pm
Venue: Activity Room 1, G/F, Hong Kong Central Library
Organizers: Jointly organized by the Hong Kong Library Association and the Goethe-Institut Hongkong

Registration in advance is not required.

"始終領先一步!" - 作為社區活動中心和數字融合樞紐的圖書館
Always One Step Ahead!

Libraries as community centers and hubs for digital inclusion

As the digital world becomes more and more a part of everyone's daily lives, it is critical for libraries to think more deeply about how they might become leaders in using their resources, digital and otherwise. By taking the lead, libraries will continue in their role as community hubs, providing essential services to community members.

The presentation focuses on the strategies and examples most vital to the success of public libraries. Library Director of Cologne Public Library discusses the factors such as - customer orientation, formation of community partnerships, successful advocacy, tailor-made information services, innovative web applications - for customers and staff alike - and the use of social networks for all ages. She talks about innovative services like the makerspace and the 3-D-printer, about events and activities for youngsters and seniors - like the geeks@cologne-series or a gaming zone for all ages.

But beside the digital developments library spaces and library design have to adapt to the changed needs and expectations of their visitors. The presentation also highlights the steps which Cologne Public Library has gone during the last few years and gives a glimpse of the future process. The presentation will be full of best practice examples.
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