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The 11th Annual Library Leadership Institute

Repositioning Libraries and Librarians for the Next Generation

Taiwan, 10-14 May 2013

organised by The University of Hong Kong Libraries

in conjunction with National Central Library, Taiwan


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Following on from the successful Institutes held since 2003, the University of Hong Kong Libraries is pleased to announce the 11th Annual Library Leadership Institute with the theme of Repositioning Libraries and Librarians for the Next Generation.

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, New Zealand, Taiwan and Hong Kong.

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


10 May 2013

11 May 2013

12 May 2013

13 May 2013

14 May 2013

8:30 am


Welcome, Introduction & Case Study Overview

Peter Sidorko

Harnessing Technology to Support Library’s Strategic Mission and Services

Marshall Breeding

New-Generation Library Management Systems

Marshall Breeding

Cultural Visit &


9:30 am

Exploring the Current Technology Trends

Marshall Breeding

10:30 am

Tea Break

Tea Break

Tea Break

10:50 am

Skills Development Using Scenario Planning Process

Howard Amos

Library Collections to Maximize Research Impact and Student Achievement

Keith Webster

The Value of Academic Libraries

Mei-hwa Yang

12:30 pm



Vendor Presentation


Vendor Presentation


1:00 pm



The Librarian as a Professional in the Modern Research Organization

Keith Webster

2:00 pm

Check in at Howard Civil Service International House, 30, Sec 3, Xin Sheng South Road, Taipei, Taiwan, 10660

Library Spaces Planning and Design for the 21st Century

Howard Amos



Case Study Presentations

Peter Sidorko


Conclusion and Wrap up


Case Study Preparation

Arrive at the Airport for Departure / For those who stay behind, return to the Hotel

3:45 pm

Tea Break

4:00 pm

Case Study Preparation


Library Visit – National Central Library

5:00 pm

6:00 pm


6:30 pm

Welcome Dinner at Hotel

Institute Dinner




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 & Accommodation

Howard Civil Service International House (福華國際文教會館)
30, Sec 3, Xin Sheng South Road, Taipei, Taiwan 10660
台灣台北市新生南路3段30號 10660
Tel.: 886-2-8369-1155
Fax: 886-2-8369-1177



Principal Facilitator

Marshall Breedingmarshall.breeding@librarytechnology.org
Independent Consultant, Speaker, and Author

Marshall Breeding  

Marshall Breeding is the creator and editor of Library Technology Guides and the lib-web-cats online directory of libraries on the Web. His monthly column Systems Librarian appears in Computers in Libraries; he is the Editor for Smart Libraries Newsletter published by the American Library Association, and has authored the annual Automation Marketplace feature published by Library Journal since 2002. He has authored nine issues of ALA’s Library Technology Reports, and has written many other articles and book chapters. Marshall has edited or authored seven books, including Cloud Computing for Libraries published by in 2012 by Neal-Schuman, now part of ALA TechSource. He regularly teaches workshops and gives presentations at library conferences on a wide range of topics.

He is a regular presenter at library conferences including Computers in Libraries and Internet Librarian conferences, has been a LITA Top Technology Trends panelist at ALA conferences has been an invited speaker for many library conferences and workshops throughout the United States and internationally. He has spoken in throughout the United States and in Korea, Taiwan, Thailand, China, Singapore, Australia, New Zealand, the Czech Republic, Austria, Germany, The Netherlands, Norway, Denmark, Sweden, Spain, the United Kingdom, Israel, Colombia, Chile, Mexico, and Argentina.

Marshall Breeding held a variety of positions for the Vanderbilt University Libraries in Nashville, TN from 1985 through May 2012, including as Director for Innovative Technologies and Research as the Executive Director the Vanderbilt Television News Archive.

Breeding was the 2010 recipient of the LITA LITA/Library Hi Tech Award for Outstanding Communication for Continuing Education in Library and Information Science.

Read his Guideposts blog on Library Technology Guides at: www.librarytechnology.org

For more details see: www.librarytechnology.org/resume.pl


Other Presenters / Facilitators:

Howard Amos Howard.Amos@otago.ac.nz
University Librarian, Otago University, New Zealand

Howard Amos  

Howard is the University Librarian at the University of Otago in New Zealand. Since qualifying as an Information Management specialist and Librarian Howard has worked in both the private and public sectors in Libraries and telecommunications. He has over 20 years’ experience working for library software companies and as a practicing librarian developing library digital services. Howard led the project to develop an Australasian inter-lending and document delivery system that has now been deployed as VDX. While working at the State Library of NSW in the early 1990’s he established the first Australian non-academic network of libraries connected to the internet and chaired the NSW Government’s internet technical committee. Later he worked for a major telecommunications service provider, managing international outsourcing contracts.

Howard has substantial professional experience in the application of information technology in higher education. He served as Chief Investigator and chaired the technical group for the establishment of the Dictionary of Australian Artists Online (now Design and Art Australia Online) and served on the project steering committees for the implementation of a new Grants Management system and the Identity Management program for the University of NSW in Australia, where he was Deputy University Librarian. Howard established the UNSW Library Repository Services team and built library support services for the management of data for research projects and led the development of expertise in data librarianship and collaborative programmes that support e-Research. Howard has contributed to the understanding of the use and re-use of research data, leading a study into how academics use and share research data.

Howard began his role as University Librarian at the University of Otago in October 2010. He represents New Zealand University Libraries on the Australasian consortium for electronic resources and is a Director of the Library Consortium of New Zealand (LCoNZ). Howard contributes to the development of e-Research support infrastructure in New Zealand through the development of research data management metadata standards. His interests lie in managing organisational change and the transition to the fully digital library.


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

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.


Keith Webster kwebster@wiley.com

Vice-President and Director of Academic Relations and Strategy, John Wiley & Sons

Keith Webster  

Keith Webster is Vice-President and Director of Academic Relations and Strategy at John Wiley & Sons.  Before joining Wiley in September 2011, Keith was Dean of Libraries and University Librarian at The University of Queensland in Australia. Previous posts include University Librarian at Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand, Head of Information Policy at HM Treasury in London and Director of Information Services at the School of Oriental & African Studies, University of London.  At SOAS he headed one of the world's largest and most significant libraries in Asian and African studies.


He has been an Adjunct Professor of Library Management at Victoria University of Wellington and Honorary Professor of Information Science at City University, London, and lectured in a number of universities.  Keith is a Chartered Fellow and an Honorary Fellow of the Chartered  Institute of Library and Information Professionals.  He has held a number of offices in professional bodies including Chair of the Editorial Board, Australian Library Journal, Vice-President of the Library and Information Association of New Zealand Aotearoa, Honorary Treasurer of the Chartered Institute of Library and Information Professionals, membership of the UK Parliament’s Advisory Council on Libraries and Honorary Secretary of the Institute of Information Scientists.


Mei-hwa Yang mhyang@nccu.edu.tw
Professor, Graduate Institute of Library, Information & Archival Studies, National Chengchi University, Taiwan

Mei-hwa Yang  

Mei-hwa Yang is professor and former Chair in the Graduate Institute of Library, Information & Archival Studies at National Chengchi University, Taiwan. She had served as Chief Librarian at National Chung Cheng University and Feng-Chia University, Acting Librarian for East Asian Collection at Indiana University, and also the President of Chinese Association of Library and Information Science Education. She received her Ph.D. degree in Library & Information Science and M.S. in Education, M.L.S. from Indiana University. She is author of 3 books and more than 200 journal articles covering library & information science education, academic library, information services, and knowledge management.


Y.C. Wan ycwan@hku.hk
Deputy University Librarian, The University of Hong Kong Libraries

Y. C. Wan  

YC is Deputy University Librarian of the University of Hong Kong Libraries. He has over 30 years of experience in academic and public libraries in Hong Kong. He has also been teaching library courses in Hong Kong since 1988.

YC received his bachelor degree at the University of Hong Kong in 1980 and doctoral degree in information and library science at the University of Wales Aberystwyth in 2001. He has a keen interest in Hong Kong studies – currently he is working on the Hong Kong Memory project, a seven-year project funded by the Hong Kong Jockey Club Charities Trust to create for the Hong Kong community a web-based digital library of Hong Kong’s unique history and culture.



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


Total cost

HKD$5,200 Twin Shared room
HKD$5,900 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 application form must be completed and received no later than Friday, 8 February, 2013 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 Friday, 15 February, 2013. All due charges must be paid by Friday, 22 March, 2013. No refunds will be permitted after this date.


The 11th Annual Library Leadership Institute is proudly sponsored by

airiti chaoxing iGroup CNKIOCLC Wiley ELSEVIER三民書局TMBC