Our Top Library Stories in the Asia Pacific

February 28, 2019 Jen Cheng

Last year may have gone by in a flash, but our library stories are here to stay. Below are eight of our most popular posts among librarians in the Asia Pacific. We hope you’ll enjoy catching up on topics ranging from librarian interviews, social media tips and technology trends. Happy reading!

How Technology Is Changing the Future of Libraries

Technology changes the way we manage our lives and our libraries. Two technology-driven trends from the NMC Horizon Report Summary 2017 Library Edition are spurring innovation in the library and re-thinking library spaces How will these trends affect the roles and skills librarians need in the future?

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5 Tips for Making the Most of Social Media as an Academic Librarian

Are you capitalizing on all that social media offers as a tool for communicating with your library users and beyond? Here are five tips for maximizing what you and your library can get out of various social media platforms.

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What Do Librarians Think About Their Roles?

At UKSG’s 40th conference, delegates shared their perspectives on the present and future of Academic Librarians through a knowledge sharing wall at the Wiley exhibit.

Responses from 120 delegates revealed eight prevalent themes: Interaction, Accessibility, Communication, Scope, Behavior, Capability, Environment, and Relevance.

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What Every Early Career Researcher Should Know: Top 3 Tips for Getting Published

Getting a PhD isn’t a statement that you know everything – it’s simply a license to practice.” 

- Professor James Curran, Head of Statistics, Department of Science, The University of Auckland

At the inaugural Wiley UniDay held at The Auckland University, our panel of publishing experts candidly shared manuscript publishing tips they wish they’d known as Early Career Researchers.

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Evolution and Transformation of Academic Libraries: Auckland University of Technology

“Like most libraries, we are grappling with how to continue to transform ours in an incredibly competitive higher education sector.” 

-Kim Tairi, University Librarian, Auckland University of Technology

Not one to back down, AUT is today the first university in New Zealand to have a library makerspace. Kim shares her experience of setting up a makerspace and measuring its success.

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Librarians Speak Up: Surprising Skills Necessary for the Changing Landscape

In an age where library users are turning to self-sourced e-resources and e-learning tools, librarians at IFLA 2018 told us that soft skills, such as library advocacy and empathy, are helping them stay ahead of the changing library landscape.

Do you share the same sentiments? Read on to find out more.

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Essential Words Every Academic Librarian Should Know

If you could describe your life as a librarian in one word, what would that word be? Here is a list of essential words capturing the often chaotic days of a librarian, contributed by our European Library Advisory Board members.

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A Look Inside a Modern Medical Library: Lee Kong Chian School of Medicine, NTU

Libraries are community spaces that hold a very special place in people’s hearts, even though the role of the library and librarian has changed tremendously.” 

- Caroline Pang, Director, Heritage Centre & Medical Library, Lee Kong Chian School of Medicine, Nanyang Technological University

Exploring library space redesign? Get ideas and Inspiration from Caroline as she shares her experiences and challenges in building the Medical Library at the Lee Kong Chian School.

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