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The 10th Annual Library Leadership Institute

Preserving our Past: Creating our Future

Hong Kong. 16-20 March 2012

organised by The University of Hong Kong Libraries


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Following on from the successful Institutes held since 2003, the University of Hong Kong Libraries is pleased to announce the 10th Annual Library Leadership Institute with the theme of Preserving our Past: Creating our Future.

This residential Institute will provide library directors and senior librarians from the 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 North America, Australia, 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 Asia region, and;

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


The Institute will be conducted over 5 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.


Institute Content

Formal sessions

Over the course of the 5 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.


Case Study

In addition to a wide range of Formal Sessions 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, with limited Chinese translations supplementing.


Tentative Schedule


16 March 2012

17 March 2012

18 March 2012

19 March 2012

20 March 2012

9:00 am



Professor Roland Chin

Deputy Vice-Chancellor and Provost, HKU


Introduction & Case Study Overview

Peter Sidorko

Positioning libraries for the 21st century: aligning your strengths with organizational success

Li Haipeng

Higher Education Trends: Changing Needs, Changing Practices

Bob Fox

Cultural visits

10:15 am

Tea Break

Tea Break

Tea Break

10:30 am

Transforming Traditional Organizations

Jeff Trzeciak

Alex Sévigny

Going Online with Library Instruction

Jeff Trzeciak

Alex Sévigny

Partnering with Publishers: Special Collections and Digitization

Jeff Trzeciak

12:00 noon

Lunch & library visit

Vendor Presentation: Next generation research information service in library: Solutions and Case Studies

Wang Yimin (Elsevier)




1:15 pm

Developing Blended Library Services
Jeff Trzeciak

Alex Sévigny

Developing New Media Services

Jeff Trzeciak

Alex Sévigny

Vendor Presentation: New platform, New Service

(1:15-1:45 pm)

Bonnie Yang (Apabi)


2:00 pm

Check in at Ramada Hong Kong Hotel

(308 Des Voeux Road West, Hong Kong)

Case Study Presentations

(1:45 – 4:45 pm)

Peter Sidorko


Conclusion and Wrap up


2:30 pm

Preserving the Past: Technologies for Today

Jody Beenk

New Models of Collaborative Research Support

Jeff Trzeciak

Alex Sévigny

3:30 pm

Tea Break

Tea Break

3:45 pm

Case Study

Preparation Time

Case Study

Preparation Time

4:00 pm

5:00 pm

Library Visits

(4:45 pm – 6 pm)

6:00 pm


Institute Dinner



6:30 pm

Welcome Dinner at Hotel


Targeted Audience

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

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


Institute Venue

LEVEL 3, Main Library, The University of Hong Kong, Pokfulam, Hong Kong.



Ramada Hong Kong

308 Des Voeux Road West, Hong Kong

See <http://www.ramadahongkong.com/hk/en/>


Principal Facilitator

Jeffrey Trzeciak trzecia@mcmaster.ca
University Librarian, McMaster University, Canada

Jeffrey Trzeciak  

Jeffrey Trzeciak is the University Librarian at McMaster University in Hamilton, Ontario, Canada. He is responsible for the management of the Thode Science and Engineering Library, Innis Business Library and Mills Library for the Social Sciences and Humanities, Classroom Audio-Visual Services and the Lyons New Media Centre. As one of the top research libraries in North America, the McMaster University Library is a member of the Association of Research Libraries and the Canadian Association of Research Libraries.

Jeff has more than twenty years experience working in academic and public libraries. He held positions including Associate Dean at Wayne State University Library System in Detroit, Michigan and Head of Systems at Wright State University Libraries in Dayton, Ohio. In 2004 Jeff was recognized for his innovation by Library Journal in their “Movers and Shakers” edition. He is also a graduate of the Frye Leadership Institute (2005) sponsored by EDUCAUSE, CLIR, and Emory University. Has spoken internationally on a variety of topics including digital library initiatives, web 2.0, organizational change, and library innovation. In 2007 the McMaster Library became the first Canadian recipient of the ACRL Excellence in Academic Libraries Award.


Other Presenters / Facilitators will include:

Peter Sidorko peters@hkucc.hku.hk
University Librarian and Institute Director, The University of Hong Kong Libraries
President, The Hong Kong Library Association

Peter Sidorko  

Peter Sidorko has 28 years of experience in academic libraries in Australia and Hong Kong. He is the recently appointed (January 1, 2011) University Librarian at the University of Hong Kong. In this role Peter is responsible for setting the vision and the strategic direction for the Libraries within the University of Hong Kong. Peter is also a part-time lecturer in the University of Hong Kong's information science courses offered through the Faculty of Education and the University's continuing education school, HKU SPACE, with subjects focusing on information policy, management, leadership and strategic planning. Peter's interest in effective management and leadership in libraries led to the establishment of the University of Hong Kong's Annual Library Leadership Institute in 2003, aimed at developing leadership qualities in Asian librarians, and now in its ninth year of operation. Peter was also a Faculty member of the Educause Australasian Leadership Institute between 2001 and 2003.


Dr Alex Sévigny sevigny@mcmaster.ca

Program Director, McMaster-Syracuse Master of Communications Management
Website: www.humanities.mcmaster.ca/~sevigny
Blog: http://alexsevigny.ca
Facebook & Twitter: @AlexSevigny

Alex Sevigny  

Alex Sévigny is Director of the Master of Communications Management program, and an associate professor of communication studies and communication management at McMaster University. He co-founded McMaster’s Communication Studies Program in 2001. He is co-founder and executive director of the COMM-LAB: McMaster Communication Metrics Lab. He is also co-founder and editor-in-chief of the new Journal of Professional Communication, and co-founder of the international graduate student journal, the McMaster Journal of Communication, of which he has been faculty editor for eight years. His areas of research and teaching are media content measurement, cognitive and behavioural measurement, social media strategy, community building & fundraising, communications management and political communication. He maintains an active consulting practice outside the university alongside his academic work and is a sought-after public speaker.


Haipeng Li
University Librarian, Hong Kong Baptist University

Haipeng Li  

Haipeng Li is University Librarian at the Hong Kong Baptist University, leading the university libraries in strategic planning and development, among many other responsibilities. Prior to the position at Hong Kong Baptist University, he was Associate Director of the John Cotton Dana Library at Rutgers University, Newark, New Jersey, responsible for research support services, coordination of personnel administration, and library planning, assessment, and innovation. He also had responsibilities for initiatives to expand outreach, engagement, collaborations, and fundraising for the Dana Library on campus. Before Rutgers, he had served as reference librarian at Oberlin College in Ohio, University of Arizona and Arizona State University.

Haipeng Li is active in professional services. He is currently serving as Co-Chair of the Joint Conference of Librarians of Color 2012 (JCLC), Chair of the ALA IRC Subcommittee on East Asia and the Pacific, served as President of the Chinese American Librarians Association 2006-2007 (CALA) and has been Executive Director of CALA since 2008. He has been actively promoting collaboration and exchange between libraries in China and the U.S. He is also a member of the Joint University Librarians Advisory Committee (JULAC) in Hong Kong.


Over the years, Haipeng Li has been involved in various leadership programs, providing training as well as mentoring services. His research areas include information literacy, library management and diversity, leadership development, international librarianship and global collaboration. He is frequently invited to speak at library events and serves as a consultant for several academic libraries in China and the U.S.


Bob Fox bobfox@hku.hk
Assistant Dean (Learning Environments), Deputy Director Centre for Information Technology in Education
Faculty of Education, The University of Hong Kong

Bob Fox  

Bob Fox has over 30 years experience in teaching and research in South East Asia, Australia and Great Britain. His research interests focus on teacher professional development; innovative use of technology; technological practice and change in higher education; change and leadership in technology supported educational innovation; learning places and environments.


More information can be found at http://people.cite.hku.hk/bfox/


Jody Beenk jbeenk@hku.hk

Preservation & Conservation Librarian, The University of Hong Kong Libraries

Jody Beenk  

Jody Beenk, Preservation & Conservation Librarian for HKUL, is responsible for developing and implementing a system-wide Preservation and Conservation program for nearly 3 million printed volumes and the libraries’ growing special and digital collections. In addition to managing an in-house conservation lab and bindery, she also partners with colleagues throughout the library system to preserve and provide access to library materials in all formats.


Before coming to Hong Kong in 2010, Jody was a rare book conservator at Princeton University. For eight years prior to that, she worked in both general and special collections conservation at Harvard University. Jody holds an MA from the University of Iowa, and a Certificate in Preservation Management from Rutgers University School of Communication & Information. She has recently served on committees for the American Institute for Conservation and as a member of the Board of Directors of the Guild of Book Workers.


Yimin Wang ym.wang@elsevier.com

SciVal Consultant, Elsevier

Yimin Wang  

Yimin Wang is SciVal Consultant for the regions of China, India and Korea, supporting the customers by providing data driven solutions with consulting services. Before joining Elsevier, he worked in Eli Lilly Singapore in the field of bioinformatics. He also worked as a Research Associate in University of Karlsruhe (KIT) in Germany after getting Master degree at University of Manchester in UK. He is an expert in data analysis and information management, serving various professional communities such as W3C and IEEE.



The costs for the Institute cover:
•  Course materials
•  4 night's accommodation with breakfast (except Non-Residential)
•  4 lunches
•  4 dinners
•  Library and cultural visits
•  Morning and afternoon teas
•  Service charge and taxes


Total cost

HKD$2,000 Non-Residential

HKD$4,300 Residential - Twin Shared room
HKD$5,800 Residential - Single room. All costs are per person.



A small number of scholarships valued at HKD$1,600 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 form along with your reasons for requiring financial support. Scholarships are only available to participants choosing a shared room.



As the numbers for the Institute are strictly limited, the attached application form must be completed and received no later than 16 January, 2012 at the following address:

Attention: Ms Anita Hung
Main Library 4/F
University of Hong Kong Libraries
Pokfulam Road

or faxed to: +852 2858-9420

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 20 January, 2012. All due charges must be paid by 27 February, 2012. No refunds will be permitted after this date.


The 10th Annual Library Leadership Institute is proudly sponsored by

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