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Leadership Institute

The 2nd Annual Library Leadership Institute

The 21st Century Digital / Print Hybrid Research Library

Shenzhen, China. 16-20 May, 2004

organised by The University of Hong Kong Libraries


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Following on from the successful 2003 Institute held in Hong Kong, the University of Hong Kong, in conjunction with the Shenzhen Joint Universities Centre Library and the Hong Kong Joint University Librarians Advisory Committee, is pleased to announce the 2nd Annual Library Leadership Institute with the theme of The 21st Century Digital/Print Research Library.


This residential Institute will provide library directors and senior librarians from the East Asia region with the unique opportunity to develop new skills in the volatile area of management and leadership in the information sector. The program will provide a cost effective means of accessing the excellent management training services provided by experts in the field from the United States, Hong Kong and mainland China.


The primary objectives of the Institute are:

1. To develop and enhance management and leadership qualities in academic and research librarians in the East Asia region, and

2. To enhance collaboration and foster relations among academic and research libraries in the region.


The Institute will be conducted over 4 days. It must be emphasized that this is not a conference where attendees sit and listen to papers.This is an Institute requiring all attendees to be fully participative enabling them to explore their own leadership and management styles as well as learning new techniques from facilitators and from other attendees. The Institute will focus on the individual manager's role in providing leadership within a complex and changing library environment. It is intended that academic librarians from Hong Kong, mainland China, Taiwan, Singapore, Japan and other countries in the region will participate.


Institute Content


Formal Sessions

Over the course of the 4 days, participants will engage in learner-driven activities designed to build skills and awareness required of leaders in today's library environment. These sessions will be a pleasing mix of formal presentations, small group discussions and interactive simulation activities. Topics to be covered include:
- Effective leadership
- Managing technological change
- Budgetary implications
- Problem solving
- Working in groups and teams
- Changing technical services
- Managing large and small projects.


Case Studies

In addition to a wide range of topics to be covered during the formal sessions, a case study outlining a problem will be given to groups of participants to enable them to work as a team and, using the range of skills learnt during the Institute, develop a viable solution. Set times will be allocated during the Institute to enable case study teams to get together and work on a solution. The Institute will wind up with each team providing a presentation on their findings.


ENGLISH will be the predominant mode of instruction.


Targeted Audience

The Institute is limited to 40 participants who will be academic and research librarians invited from Hong Kong, mainland China, Taiwan, Singapore, Japan, Korea, Thailand, Malaysia, the Philippines and other countries in the region. These participants will be:

- Current supervisors/managers
- Prospective supervisors/managers
- Team leaders
- Library administrators.


Institute Venue

Shen Zhen Silver Lake Resort Hotel
Yinhu Rd., Shenzhen, China, PRC. Postcode 518029.
Tel: 86-755-8243 1111 Fax: 86-755-8244 9921



Principal Facilitator

George J. Soete
George Soete is an experienced organizational development consultant who has had extensive experience as a consultant, trainer, and facilitator in the areas of library management and collections since 1979. His experience includes 20 years in academic research libraries, 23 years as an organizational development consultant and trainer, 25 years as a manager and administrator in libraries of all kinds, ten years as a professional writer. He is an experienced trainer who has worked with the Association of Research Libraries (ARL) training programs since the 1980s and was instrumental in establishing several of their courses.


Dong Xiaoying
Dr. Dong Xiaoying is an associate professor in the Guanghua School of Management at Peking University. She has twenty years experience in teaching and research in the fields of information and knowledge management. She has taught undergraduates, graduate students, MBA students and executives of companies and non-profit organizations. She has also surveyed and benchmarked information management and knowledge management at the organizational level in order todevelop customized training courses for organizations including Toshiba (China), Wanfang Data and General Technology, China Central Television (CCTV). She has published 5 books on knowledge management, information management under the Internet environment and more than 30 papers, including international journals on library and information sciences. She is also the project director for research programs sponsored by UNESCO and the Chinese Social Science Foundation.


Shirley Leung
Shirley W. Leung has worked in academic librarianship since 1973 with experience covering technical services, public services, and systems. Prior to returning to Hong Kong to assume the position of University Librarian at Hong Kong Baptist University in 1998, she had served in different positions with increasing responsibilities at the State University of New York at Binghamton (now known as Binghamton University), the University of California, Riverside, and the University of California, Irvine. Currently she is also serving as the Asia Pacific delegate to the OCLC Members Council.


Zhu Qiang
Zhu Qiang's current assignment, since September 2002, has been as the Director of the Library of Shenzhen University City where he is establishing a completely new multi-million volume library to be shared by several different universities with branches in that city. A librarian for more than 20 years, he has served in a broad range of important library and library-related organizations including Peking University Library as the head of the Automation Division and Deputy Director (still serving), the Administrative Center of the China Academic Library & Information System (CALIS), the National Library and Information Committee for Universities and Colleges, the Steering Committee for Academic Libraries of China, the Journal of Academic Libraries, the Academic Library Association for Serials Research, the Standing Committee of China Society of Library Science, and the Regional Standing Committee for Asia and Oceana, IFLA. He was a visiting scholar at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign during 1994 and 1995 and has published more than 60 professional papers.



The costs for the Institute cover:

- Course materials

- 3 nights accommodation
- 3 breakfasts
- 4 lunches
- 3 dinners
- Cultural Village show
- Morning and afternoon teas Service charge and taxes


Total cost:

HKD$3,280 / US$420 / RMB3,490 (Room shared with one other person ?price is per person).


HKD$3,780 / US$485 / RMB4,020 (Single room).

All costs are per person.



A small number of scholarships up to the value of HKD$1,500 may be available for applicants who require financial assistance. If you wish to apply for a scholarship you should indicate this on the attached application along with your reasons for requiring financial support.


The 2nd Annual Library Leadership Institute is proudly sponsored by

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