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  1. 1. International Linkages andInternational Linkages and Outreach for Libraries:Outreach for Libraries: Opportunities for CollaborationOpportunities for Collaboration John Hickok, MLIS, MAJohn Hickok, MLIS, MA Librarian/InstructorLibrarian/Instructor California State University, Fullerton, USACalifornia State University, Fullerton, USA Chair,Chair, ALA International Relations Roundtable Orientation CommitteeALA International Relations Roundtable Orientation Committee
  2. 2. I. About meI. About me II. ALA Sister Library ProgramII. ALA Sister Library Program III. IFLA Sister Library ProgramIII. IFLA Sister Library Program IV. Direct library-to-library partnershipsIV. Direct library-to-library partnerships V. SEA partneringV. SEA partnering (CON SAL, ASEAN)(CON SAL, ASEAN) VI. Other kinds of linkages/outreachVI. Other kinds of linkages/outreach
  3. 3. I. About meI. About me  LibrarianLibrarian California State UniversityCalifornia State University Specialization:Specialization: internationalinternational outreach to internationaloutreach to international students and overseas librariesstudents and overseas libraries  InstructorInstructor California State UniversityCalifornia State University SpecializationSpecialization:: teaching Englishteaching English and American Culture toand American Culture to international studentsinternational students
  4. 4.  ResearchResearch pre-Ph.D research onpre-Ph.D research on Asia-U.S. libraryAsia-U.S. library comparisons &comparisons & partnershipspartnerships 2005-6: year-long travel2005-6: year-long travel in Asia visiting over 200in Asia visiting over 200 libraries in 14 countrieslibraries in 14 countries of E. & SE. Asia…of E. & SE. Asia…
  5. 5. ……and partnershipsand partnerships maintained with librariesmaintained with libraries in many of thosein many of those countries (Vietnam,countries (Vietnam, Indonesia, Cambodia,Indonesia, Cambodia, Thailand, etc.)Thailand, etc.)
  6. 6.  ALAALA Chair of theChair of the ALA InternationalALA International Relations RoundtableRelations Roundtable Orientation CommitteeOrientation Committee (mentoring international(mentoring international librarians at ALA annuallibrarians at ALA annual conferences)conferences)
  7. 7. II. ALA Sister Library ProgramII. ALA Sister Library Program
  8. 8. II. ALA Sister Library ProgramII. ALA Sister Library Program http://wikis.ala.org/sisterlibraries/index.php
  9. 9. III. IFLA Sister Library ProgramIII. IFLA Sister Library Program
  10. 10. III. IFLA Sister Library ProgramIII. IFLA Sister Library Program http://www.ifla.org/en/libraries-for-children-and-ya/projects
  11. 11. IV. Direct library-to-library partnershipsIV. Direct library-to-library partnerships
  12. 12. IV. Direct library-to-library partnershipsIV. Direct library-to-library partnerships You need to seek a overseas libraries youYou need to seek a overseas libraries you have something in common with…have something in common with… • Example (academic):Example (academic): your universityyour university & a U.S. university both offer nursing& a U.S. university both offer nursing • Example (public):Example (public): your library & anyour library & an Australian library both do children’s outreachAustralian library both do children’s outreach • Example (school):Example (school): your school & a U.S.your school & a U.S. school have a pen-pal exchange programschool have a pen-pal exchange program
  13. 13. Academic:Academic: California State University FullertonCalifornia State University Fullerton & Hong Kong University& Hong Kong University Library resource-sharing to support aLibrary resource-sharing to support a joint M.A.-Communications degreejoint M.A.-Communications degree
  14. 14. Academic:Academic: California State University FullertonCalifornia State University Fullerton & Pannasastra University of Cambodia& Pannasastra University of Cambodia Librarian exchange visitsLibrarian exchange visits
  15. 15. Academic:Academic: McGill University Library (Canada)McGill University Library (Canada) & China Medical University Library& China Medical University Library 2 decades of partnership (in many forms)2 decades of partnership (in many forms)
  16. 16. Public:Public: Queens (N.Y.) Public LibraryQueens (N.Y.) Public Library & Shanghai Public Library& Shanghai Public Library Exchanges, bi-directional lending of specialExchanges, bi-directional lending of special collections, joint reference service, etc.collections, joint reference service, etc.
  17. 17. Public:Public: Colorado public librariesColorado public libraries & Bulgaria public libraries& Bulgaria public libraries It all started with 1 librarian’s visit to Bulgaria!It all started with 1 librarian’s visit to Bulgaria!
  18. 18. School:School: Cannon private school (North Carolina)Cannon private school (North Carolina) & Tianli Int’l School (Luzhou, China)& Tianli Int’l School (Luzhou, China) Summer exchanges and book donationsSummer exchanges and book donations
  19. 19. V. SEA partneringV. SEA partnering
  20. 20. V. SEA partneringV. SEA partnering Libraries in neighboring SEA countriesLibraries in neighboring SEA countries are sometimes overlooked as possibleare sometimes overlooked as possible partners on the assumptions thatpartners on the assumptions that • Their English is poor • They are less developed, so have little to offer
  21. 21. V. SEA partneringV. SEA partnering Libraries in neighboring SEA countriesLibraries in neighboring SEA countries are sometimes overlooked as possibleare sometimes overlooked as possible partners on the assumptions thatpartners on the assumptions that • Their English is poor • They are less developed, so have little to offer But these assumptions areBut these assumptions are not correct all the time!not correct all the time!
  22. 22. Example: Kuala Lumpur Public Library •Strong English •Completely modern facilities & collections •Financially well supported
  23. 23. CONSAL Web pageCONSAL Web page Unfortunately, it does not provide a directory of libraries in SEA…but DOES provide links to them.
  24. 24. ASEAN & ANUILO Web pagesASEAN & ANUILO Web pages ASEAN admits new member universities, and that then opens doors to partnering (library-wise) with other university libraries
  25. 25. VI.VI. Other kinds of linkages/outreachOther kinds of linkages/outreach
  26. 26. VI.VI. Other kinds of linkages/outreachOther kinds of linkages/outreach Some developing libraries mistakenlySome developing libraries mistakenly think library partnerships will yield athink library partnerships will yield a magic solution to limited resources.magic solution to limited resources. This is not true, and the wrongThis is not true, and the wrong motivation for sister/partnershipmotivation for sister/partnership librarieslibraries
  27. 27. Linking to free information onLinking to free information on the Internet is the best waythe Internet is the best way overcome limited resources!overcome limited resources! And promoting/marketingAnd promoting/marketing these links is the best way tothese links is the best way to outreach to your usersoutreach to your users
  28. 28. Examples of some free libraryExamples of some free library resources on the Internet to link to:resources on the Internet to link to: www.ipl2.org www.libraryspot.com www.refdesk.com
  29. 29. Examples of promoting/marketingExamples of promoting/marketing these links to your users:these links to your users: California State University Fullerton  TESOL links (http://www.library.fullerton.edu/guides/tesol/websites.htm) California State University Fullerton  Business links (http://www.library.fullerton.edu/guides/business_web_sites/Finance.php)
  30. 30. I wish you the best as you makeI wish you the best as you make your libraries more proactive!your libraries more proactive!
  31. 31. Thank you!Thank you! Salamat Po!Salamat Po!

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