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The 4th Annual Library Leadership Institute

The 21st Century Digital / Print Hybrid Research Library: Challenges for Leadership

Nansha, China. 27-30 May, 2006 

organised by The University of Hong Kong Libraries


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Following on from the successful Institutes held in 2003, 2004 and 2005, the University of Hong Kong Libraries, is pleased to announce the 4th Annual Library Leadership Institute with the theme of The 21st Century Digital/Print Hybrid Research Library: Challenges for Leadership.


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 Singapore.


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 anticipated that academic librarians from Hong Kong, mainland China, Taiwan, Singapore, Japan, Korea, the Philippines, Thailand 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 presentation, small group discussions and interactive simulation activities. Topics to be covered include:

‧ Effective leadership
‧ Managing technological change
‧ Changing nature of collaboration
‧ Changing user expectations regarding content and research
‧ Working in groups and teams
‧ Managing your time and managing projects
‧ Measuring the cost, importance, and effectiveness of services.


Case Study

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 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:

‧ Library directors and deputy directors
‧ Library administrators
‧ Current supervisors/managers
‧ Prospective supervisors/managers
‧ Team leaders.


Institute Venue

Nansha Grand Hotel, Guangzhou
No. 1 South Second Road, Shangmao Avenue, Nansha Seashore New City, Panyu District 511458, P.R.C.
Phone: 86-20-39308888 Website: http://www.nanshahotel.com/


The 5-star hotel is located in the beautiful Guangzhou Nansha Seashore Garden City, facing the grand LingDing Pacific, in the north of Puzhou Moutain.


Principal Facilitator

Paul Gandel <pgandel@syr.edu>
Paul Gandel is Vice President for Information Technology and Services at Syracuse University and is a professor in the School of Information Studies. As Chief Information Officer, Gandel is responsible for all aspects of information technology and information services –computer services, voice and data networking, instructional technology services, business process improvement, and distance learning technology. Before Syracuse University, Gandel was Vice Provost and Dean of Libraries at University of Rhode Island. Before Rhode Island, he was Associate Provost and Chief Information Officer at the Ohio University, Senior Director of Academic Computing and Associate Professor of Library Science at the University of North Texas, Supervisor of the Computing Technology Group at Bell Laboratories, Head of Media Services at the State University of New York at Plattsburgh, and Director of the Research Library at the Visual Studies Workshop in Rochester, New York. He has made presentations and published on topics related to the management of information systems, library administration and services, software engineering, and visualization of information.


Dr Gandel has a Ph.D. in Information Studies from Syracuse University, an M.A. in Library Science from the University of Wisconsin, and an M.F.A. in Photography and B.A. in History from the State University of New York at Buffalo.


Other Presenters / Facilitators will include:


Mr Johnson Paul is the Deputy Director of Publishing and Research Services (PRS) of the National Library Board of Singapore and was the project leader for the Library 2010 Report. He also serves as the Regional Network Development Manager for CONSAL (Congress of Southeast Asian Librarians) and is primarily involved in the collaborative initiatives of CONSAL member countries. He carries a dual portfolio and serves as an Associate of the Creative Industries Strategy Group (CISG), Ministry of Information and the Arts. He has presented papers on regional matters and on digital library strategies to several constituencies in Southeast Asia, Australia, UK, Russia and the United States. He has contributed several articles in journals, the most notable of which was “Bridging the Digital Divide in Southeast Asia” published by ASLIB in Emerald Intelligence. His research interests span from the application of technology in libraries, strategic planning, global cities, creative media development to boundary and conflict studies.of Singapore.


Dr Anthony Ferguson, Librarian, The University of Hong Kong


Mr Peter Sidorko, Deputy Librarian, The University of Hong Kong



The costs for the Institute cover:

‧ Course materials
‧ 3 night’s accommodation
‧ 3 breakfasts
‧ 4 lunches
‧ 3 dinners
‧ Puzhou Garden and Water Village Street excursion
‧ Morning and afternoon teas
‧ Service charge and taxes


Total cost:

HKD$3,700 per person : Shared room
HKD$4,500 per person : Single room.

All costs are per person.



A limited number of scholarships valued at HKD$1,600 are available for applicants who require financial assistance. If you wish to apply for a scholarship you should indicate this on the application form along with your reasons for requiring financial support. Scholarships are only available to participants choosing shared accommodation.



As the numbers for the Institute are strictly limited, the application form must be completed and received no later than Friday 31 March 2006 at the following address:


Attention: Ms Kerry Leung
Main Library 4/F
University of Hong Kong Libraries
Pokfulam Road


or faxed to: +852 28589420
or email to: leader@lib.hku.hk
or submitted online at: http://lib.hku.hk/leadership/application.html


Successful applicants, including scholarship recipients, will be notified of their application status and payment methods by Friday 14 April 2006. All due charges must be paid by Friday 5 May 2006. No refunds will be permitted after this date.


The 4th Annual Library Leadership Institute is proudly sponsored by

blackwell igroup elsevier