Online Course Grant for Library Professionals from Developing Countries

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The goal of this program is helping library professionals from developing countries stay current with the latest trends and developments in technical services areas and enhance their professional knowledge and skills in librarianship and information science.

One free seat per ALCTS online continuing educational course session is available to librarians and information professionals from developing countries.


Applicants must:

  • Have a degree in library or information science (e.g. a 4-year undergraduate degree or a master’s) or,
    • be enrolled in a library or information science program in a developing country or,
    • be working as a librarian or information professional in a developing country
  • Be a legal national from a qualifying developing country (see lists of Qualifying Countries: World Bank  |  United Nations) living in this country.
  • Have working knowledge of English
  • Have technical abilities to participate in an online course: *
    • computer skills: be comfortable with Internet browsers such as Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, etc.; a word processing program, such as Microsoft Word, Word Perfect, etc., be able to send emails with attachments; copy and paste text; download and save a file, install a program or plug-in; quickly learn a new program using online tutorial or Help section;
    • regular unlimited access to a computer (at least a Pentium II-based PC or a G3 PowerMac machine;
    • a reliable high-speed Internet connection (Broadband or DSL, or at least 56k modem);
    • antivirus software installed and kept up-to-date on a computer.
      *See Are you ready for online learning? for general information on online learning. Also look for technical requirements at course description as they may vary from course to course. Send e-mail to if you have any questions.
    • Financial need in assistance due to insufficient or lack of funding for professional development from your employer.
  • Legal nationals from developing countries studying abroad are not eligible for this grant.

Project Promotion

The information about ALCTS online courses for librarians or information professionals from developing countries will be posted at the web sites of ALCTS Continuing Education Committee and International Relations Committee (IRC). The courses will be also advertised at the alaworld discussion list.

A link to the Online Course Schedules, the Application Form and a list of Qualifying Countries will be provided to the ALA divisional international relations committees’ web sites and appropriate discussion lists.

Application Procedures


Registration for ALCTS grants will open after the annual schedule of courses becomes available. The IRC Committee creates the registration schedule and decides on the number of sessions open for simultaneous registration. Registration will stay open for at least 30 but no more than 45 days.

If you have questions or comments, please contact the International Relations Committee Chair, Margaret Mering at


Applications for course sections between September 10, 2018 and December 21, 2018 may be submitted between July 30, 2018 and August 24, 2018. After August 24, the application will be closed.


The ALCTS International Relations Committee will review all applications according to eligibility and required criteria and select the winners. E-mail acceptance will be sent to a successful applicant as soon as the decision is made but not later than three weeks prior to the course starting date. If a winner does not respond to the Award letter within two weeks after receiving the award notice, her/his seat will be offered to the next eligible applicant.

Waiting List

The Committee may create a waiting list for eligible applicants if necessary. The applicants placed on a waiting list will be informed about the status of their application. They have the option to stay on the waiting list, or to withdraw their application. The waiting list will be kept for one year. Applicants who were not selected during the one-year waiting list period are encouraged to resubmit applications for the next year’s course offerings.

ALCTS Online Learning Events

ALCTS offers an array of online learning programs that are available to students around the world. ALCTS web courses and webinars are attended by students in the following countries and territories:

  • Australia
  • Barbados
  • Belgium
  • Bulgaria
  • Canada
  • Chile
  • Democratic Republic of the Congo
  • Egypt
  • England
  • Fiji
  • France
  • Germany
  • Greece
  • Hong Kong
  • India
  • Iran
  • Israel
  • Jamaica
  • Japan
  • Kazakhstan


  • Kenya
  • Lebanon
  • New Zealand
  • Nigeria
  • Oman
  • Pakistan
  • Philippines
  • Puerto Rico
  • Qatar
  • Republic of Maldives
  • Russia
  • Saudi Arabia
  • Singapore
  • South Africa
  • Spain
  • Sri Lanka
  • Sweden
  • Switzerland
  • Tanzania
  • Thailand
  • Trinidad
  • Uganda
  • United Arab Emirates
  • United Kingdom
  • Vietnam
  • Zimbabwe


Mouse Infestation Disturbances and Preservation Activities at the Library

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Information is recorded in information media that is collected by library management. The information will be lost if the collections are damaged. The library functions to preserve collections to ensure information access sustainability. One threat is mouse infestation. Not much attention has been given to the effects of mouse infestation disturbances and how mice can potentially damage collections. This research aims to find out how and why mouse disruptions occur in the library and what preservation measures are taken by the library to counter this. This research is a case study conducted in the Indonesian Politics Study Center. This study reveals that mouse infestation disruptions are not too much of a concern at the Indonesian Politics Study Center, as preservation activities have not been conducted extensively.
Keywords: library management, mouse infestations, preservation activities.

Pendaftaran Mahasiswa Baru Program Studi Perpustakaan dan Sains Informasi Universitas Yarsi

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Universitas Yarsi membuka pendaftaran mahasiswa baru Program Studi Perpustakaan dan Sains Informasi strata Sarjana (S1) hingga 14 September 2018. Prodi S-1 Perpustakaan dan Sains Informasi telah Terakreditasi A dari BAN PT No.1262/SK/BANPT/Akred/S/XII/2015. Universitas Yarsi merupakan satu-satunya universitas swasta di Jakarta yang memiliki Prodi S-1 Perpustakaan dan Sains Informasi. Mahasiswa akan mendapatkan perkuliahan dengan kurikulum yang sesuai dengan trend perkembangan ilmu dan kebutuhan dunia kerja, fasilitas mewah, peluang beasiswa, dan SPP yang dapat diangsur (LIHAT RINCIAN BIAYA dan CARA PEMBAYARAN).

Prodi S-1 Perpustakaan dan Sains Informasi Universitas Yarsi memiliki kurikulum unggulan: Metadata untuk Temu Kembali Informasi, Otomasi Perpustakaan, Teknologi Internet dan Web, Manajemen Basis Data, Literasi Informasi dan Media, Manajemen Rekod, Klasifikasi Islam, Informasi Kesehatan, Manajemen Data Elektronik.

Kuliah di Prodi S-1 Perpustakaan dan Sains Informasi Universitas Yarsi menarik karena lulusannya berpeluang untuk berkarir sebagai Pustakawan, Manajer Lembaga Informasi, Information Specialist, Document Controller, Wirausaha Bidang Informasi, Developer Software untuk Perpustakaan.

Informasi lebih lanjut silahkan UNDUH BROSUR dan hubungi:

Telp: 021-4269301; 021-4206675 ext.5050

Whatsapp: 08562707119; 085221384681

Pendaftaran dapat diakses melalui :


CALL FOR PAPERS: The 2nd International Conference on Library, Archives, and Information Sciences 2018 (ICOLAIS 2018)

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This year of 2018, in a concordance with the 66th Anniversary of DIPI FIB UI, in collaboration with UiTM Mara and Chulalongkorn University, we proudly present The 2nd International Conference on Library, Archives, and Information Sciences 2018 (ICOLAIS 2018). ICOLAIS 2018 invites scientists from various fields related to library and information science. This is to accomplish in the development of library and information science. The theme coined in this international conference is “The Power of Information in Shaping Society,” that will act as a medium to discuss multidisciplinary topics in the field of library and information science. Through this theme, it is hoped that we can involve many professionals that have indirect roles in the related field of library and information science, such as architecture, information systems, computer science, data analytics, etc. Besides, this anniversary event is also an event for homecoming for the alumni to contribute to the development of the DIPI FIB UI, which could strengthen the bond and network between the department and its alumni and related parties.

Save the date: October 29 – 30, 2018
For further information:,



TATA KELOLA INFORMASI: Konektivitas Lembaga, Keterbukaan Informasi Publik dan Diseminasi Pengetahuan
Malang, 5 – 7 September 2018

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Rangkaian kegiatan Semiloka Nasional Kepustakawanan Indonesia 2018 dan Munas ISIPII  ini bertujuan untuk:
1.    Menggali perkembangan baru dalam dunia perpustakaan, informasi, teknologi informasi, dan arsip dari para pakar, pengelola, pemerhati, pengajar, dan praktisi perpustakaan dan informasi.
2.    Menghasilkan output yang dapat bermanfaat bagi perkembangan perpustakaan (perguruan tinggi, sekolah, khusus, umum), teknologi informasi, pengelolaan dokumen dan kearsipan di Indonesia.
3.    Persetujuan mengenai Anggaran Dasar, Anggaran Rumah Tangga, dan kepengurusan ISIPII
4.    Rumusan mengenai Program Kerja dan Rekomendasi FPPTI dalam perkembangan Perpustakaan Perguruan Tinggi di Indonesia.

Informasi lebih lanjut mengenai acara dapat dilihat di:

Selain itu, Anda juga dapat berpartisipasi dengan mengirimkan artikel ilmiah pada Call for Paper Semiloka Nasional Kepustakawanan Indonesia 2018. Informasi lebih lanjut mengenai Call for Paper Semiloka Nasional Kepustakawanan Indonesia 2018 dapat dilihat di:


Informasi lebih lanjut tersedia pada tautan( 1) dan brosur (2) berikut ini:

  2. BROSUR semiloka 2018

Semoga bermanfaat.

Kuliah Umum: Implikasi Pengetahuan Publik dan Big Data terhadap Peran dan Visi Perpustakaan Khusus

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Undangan Terbuka Kuliah Umum “Implikasi Pengetahuan Publik dan Big Data terhadap Peran dan Visi Perpustakaan Khusus” bersama Bapak Ida Fajar Priyanto, Ph.D (Dosen Sekolah Pascasarjana UGM)

📆 Rabu, 25 Juli 2018
🕐 13.00 s.d. 15.30 WIB
🏛 Hall The Japan Foundation, Gedung Summitmas 1 Lt. 2, Jl. Jend. Sudirman Kav. 61-62, Senayan, Jakarta

Calon peserta kuliah silakan mendaftar pada tautan berikut:

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