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SEA Libraries of the Future Summit

Join us for day of insightful discussions, keynote presentations, and networking opportunities.

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About the summit

Welcome to the Southeast Asia Libraries of the Future Summit, a pivotal event organized in collaboration with Elsevier and esteemed partners including Universiti Malaysia Perlis (UNIMAP), Universiti Sains Malaysia (USM), and Universiti Utara Malaysia (UUM). This summit, themed "Building the Library of Tomorrow: Sustainable Innovations for a Resilient Future," stands as a regional milestone, bringing together librarians and information science professionals from across Southeast Asia. 

Venue: G Hotel Gurney, Penang, Malaysia Date: Tuesday, 11 June 2024 Time: 8.00am -16.10pm

Event overview

In an era marked by rapid technological advancements and evolving societal dynamics, libraries emerge as pivotal hubs of knowledge and innovation. The theme "Building the Library of Tomorrow: Sustainable Innovations for a Resilient Future" embodies the collective aspirations of librarians and information science professionals dedicated to driving enduring progress in the field. 

Join us for a day of insightful discussions, keynote presentations, and networking opportunities tailored to address emerging trends and innovative practices within the field of library sciences. 

 From exploring the future roles of librarians in AI and technology to understanding the transformation of collection development, this summit promises to be a catalyst for transformative change within the region's library landscape. 

Why attend?

By participating in the Southeast Asia Libraries of the Future Summit, attendees will: 

  1. Gain actionable insights: Explore the latest trends shaping the library landscape amidst the integration of Artificial Intelligence and technology. Discover how these innovations are reshaping libraries as dynamic hubs of knowledge and innovation.

  2. Learn practical strategies for engagement: Acquire practical strategies to engage today's library users effectively. Tailor library experiences to meet the evolving needs and preferences of Gen Z, the driving force behind contemporary library usage.

  3. Discover best practices in Data Analytics: Hear from regional librarians on utilizing data analytics to optimize library services. Enhance user experiences and make informed decisions in the era of digital transformation.

  4. Network with peers across the region: Connect with industry leaders and peers from across the region. Share insights and experiences to drive forward-thinking library services.

  5. Capacity building: Equip yourself with the knowledge and tools to elevate your library services in alignment with your university’s institutional goals.

Agenda 

Time        

Program

08:00– 09:00 

Registration  

09:00 – 09:10 

Opening by MC, Dr. Johan Jang, Customer Success Manager, Elsevier  Prayer 

09:10 – 09:20 

Welcome remarks by Omar Malik, Regional Director, Elsevier Southeast Asia 

09:20 – 09:30 

VIP Welcome remarks 

09:30 – 10:00

Keynote 1: Charting the path forward: future trends and innovative strategies by Gwen Evans, Vice President, Global Library Relations, Elsevier 

10:00 – 10:30

Session 1: Future roles of librarians in AI and technology by Mr Foster Zhang, Library Director, Hong Kong University of Science and Technology 

10:00 – 10:35

Q&A 

10:35 – 11:00

Morning networking break 

11:00 – 11:30

Keynote 2: Industrial thought leadership by YBhg. Dato' Dr Mohd. Sharil bin Abdullah, Director of Industrial Relations Division, Ministry of Higher Education, Malaysia

11:30 – 12:00

Session 2: The transformation of collection development and it's impact: Perspective from Library and Academic Office by Noor Azura Omar, Senior Librarian and Prof. Ir. Ts. Dr. Ahmad Ziad Sulaiman, Deputy Vice Chancellor (Academic and International Affairs), Universiti Malaysia Pahang Al-Sultan Abdullah

12:00 – 12:05

Q&A  

12:05 – 13:05

Networking lunch  

13:05 – 13:35

Keynote 3: Libraries as catalysts for sustainable research innovation by Prof. Dr. Habibah Binti A Wahab, Deputy Vice Chancellor (Research and Innovation), Universiti Sains Malaysia

13:35 – 14:05

Session 3: Librarian as innovator by Caroline Pang, University Librarian, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore 

14:05 – 14:10

Q&A 

14:10– 14:40

Session 4: Gen Z as the backbone of library: How to engage? by Dr. Safirotu Khoir, Librarian (International Affairs) Universitas Gadjah Mada, Indonesia 

14:40 – 14:45

Q&A  

14:45 – 15:15

Afternoon networking break 

15:15 – 16:00

Panel discussion: Empowering partnerships: Leveraging synergy between university libraries and academia for institutional success

Moderator: Gwen Evans, Vice President, Global Library Relations, Elsevier    Panelists: 

Dr Natalie Pang, University Librarian at NUS Libraries, and concurrently Deputy Head in the Department of Communications and New Media at the National University of Singapore (NUS) 

Elvira Basibas Lapuz , University Librarian, University of the Philippines Diliman 

Dr Wina Erwina, M.A., PhD, Head of Knowledge Management Center, Padjadjaran University, Indonesia 

16:00 – 16:05

Closing remarks by Omar Malik, Regional Director, Elsevier Southeast Asia 

16:05 – 16:10

Photo taking 

The speakers

Gwen Evans

GE

Gwen Evans

Vice President, Global Library Relations

Elsevier 

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Foster Zhang

FZ

Foster Zhang

Library Director

Hong Kong University of Science and Technology

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Dr Natalie Pang

DNP

Dr Natalie Pang

University Librarian

NUS Libraries

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Caroline Pang

CP

Caroline Pang

University Librarian

Nanyang Technological University, Singapore

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Prof. Dr. Habibah Binti A Wahab

PDHBAW

Prof. Dr. Habibah Binti A Wahab

Deputy Vice Chancellor (Research and Innovation)

Universiti Sains Malaysia

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Elvira Lapuz

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Elvira Lapuz

University Librarian

University of the Philippines Diliman

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PZ

Prof Zaid

NAO

Noor Azura Omar