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2021 International Workshop for Professional Librarians: Successful Library Cases in the World
2021 International Workshop for Professional Librarians: Successful Library Cases in the World


2021 International Workshop for Professional Librarians: Successful Library Cases in the World

♦Date: 23 September~09 November, 2021
♦Venue: Online Meeting
♦Supervisor: Ministry of Education, Taiwan
♦Organizer: National Central Library, Taiwan
♦Lecture Language: English
♦Expenses: Participation at the event is free of charge, but registration is compulsory.
♦Registration: Please kindly submit your registration via by 22 September 2021.

Event website:

The National Central Library (NCL) has launched “International Workshop for Professional Librarians” once every two years for enhancing academic exchange among East Asian Libraries and Chinese Studies Institutes since 2009. Topics were “Sinological Resources Applications and Services” (2009), “Sinological Resources and Services” (2011), “Preservation and Innovation of Special Collections and Archives” (2013), and “From Ancient Times to the Present: Preservation of Ancient Chinese Books and Development of Contemporary Chinese Digital Resources”(2015), “Nations' Memories and Archives Management”(2017), and “Development and Application of Digital Humanities”(2019) respectively.

In 2021, the 7th online Workshop “Successful Library Cases in the World,” will be opened to all professional librarians around the globe.

The themes of this year's online workshop include:

  1. Development of Librarianship in 2021;
  2. Cases Sharing from NCL's TRCCS Partners;
  3. Dialogue between Libraries and Digital Humanities.

This year the NCL has invited 9 experts or scholars in Library and Information Science field around the world to share their successful experiences, wishing to enhance librarians and library practitioners' capabilities and facilitate their knowledge exchanges. From September to November, the workshop includes 9 online lectures listed below. A Digital “Certificate of Participation of 2021 International Workshop for Professional Librarians” will be issued, if you have completed at least 6 online lectures. We warmly welcome your participation!

Lecture 1:

Date: 2021/Sept./23 (Thur.) 16:30-17:30 (TST)

Title: The British Library in a Changing World

Speaker: Dr. Roly Keating, Chief Executive of the British Library

Meeting link:


Lecture 2:

Date: 2021/Sept./29 (Wed.) 9:30-11:00 (TST)

Title: Existing Threads Weave into a Web of New Services

Speaker: Dr. ShuYong JIANG, Associate Professor of Library Administration, Chinese Studies Librarian, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Meeting link:


Lecture 3:

Date: 2021/Oct./07 (Thur.) 16:00-17:00 (TST)

Title: Repositioning the public library : a case study of Oslo Public libraryDeichman

Speaker: Knut Skansen, Director of Deichman Public Library, Oslo

Meeting link:


Lecture 4:

Date: 2021/Oct./14 (Thurs.) 15:30-17:00 (TST)

Title: From Underground to Digital: Unofficial Poetry Journals at the Leiden University Libraries

Speaker: Mr. Marc Gilbert, Curator of Chinese Special Collections, Leiden University Libraries

Meeting link:


Lecture 5:

Date: 2021/Oct./21 (Thurs.) 10:00-11:00 (TST)

Title: Working towards mutual benefit: Digital Humanities and the British Library

Speaker: Dr. Mia Ridge, British Library's Digital Curator for Western Heritage Collections

Meeting link:


Lecture 6:

Date: 2021/Oct./27 (Wed.) 15:30-17:00 (TST)

Title: Nordic Cooperation and the Challenge of Online Resources for Asian Studies

Speaker: Ms. Inga-Lill Blomqvist, Librarian and Web-coordinator, NIAS-Nordic Institute of Asian Studies

Meeting link:


Lecture 7:

Date: 2021/Nov./01 (Mon.) 16:30-17:30 (TST)

Title: IFLA Supporting Libraries to Create a Sustainable Future

Speaker: Barbara Lison, IFLA President and Director of Bremen Public Library 

Meeting link:


Lecture 8:

Date: 2021/Nov./4 (Thurs.) 10:00-11:00 (TST)

Title: The Library's Secret Sharer: Digital Humanities and the Question of Centralization

Speaker: Dr. Alex Gil, Digital Scholarship Librarian at Columbia University Libraries

Meeting link:


Lecture 9:

Date: 2021/Nov./09 (Tues.) 16:00-17:00 (TST)

Title: Systemic Thinking on the Future of Digital Development of National Libraries: The Case of Greece

Speaker: Dr. Filippos Tsimpoglou, Director General of National Library of Greece

Meeting link:



A Digital “Certificate of Participation of 2021 International Workshop for Professional Librarians” can be issued only if you have completed at least 6 online lectures and could be identified from your registration and participation records. For identifying your participation in the online lectures at Webex meeting platform, please provide your full name and email (the same with your log-in email at Webex) while registration. Thank you for your cooperation.


Further information:
Shiou-Iuan Hsu PhD, e-mail:
International Cooperation Coordinator 
International Cooperation Division
National Central Library, Taiwan

Last Update Time:2021-09-22