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National Library News 2011


May, 2011

19th Conference of the Directors of National Libraries in Asia and Oceania (CDNLAO)

CDNL (Conference of Directors of National Libraries) is an independent association of chief executives of national libraries, established to facilitate discussion and promote understanding and cooperation on matters of common interest worldwide.

The Conference of Directors of National Libraries in Asia and Oceania (CDNLAO) meets every year to discuss library issues of common interest and to promote resource and information sharing within the Asia Pacific region. The Chief Executive or Director of the national library of every country is a member of CDNL as of right.

The 19th CDNLAO was held in Korea from 17th to 18th May 2011 hosted by the National Library of Korea. The Director, National Library & Archives of Bhutan participated in it and the theme of the conference was “Envisioning the Future: The Role of National Libraries in the New Era”.
Indonesia is the venue for the next (20th) CDNLAO to be held at Bali from 27th to 29th May 2012 and the National Library of Indonesia has extended formal invitation to all the concerned National Libraries.


March, 2011

Conference presentation on development of the National Archives

Felicity Shaw presented a paper entitled “Bhutan’s National Archives: Preserving the past, building the future” at the Joint Conference of the Association for Asian Studies & International Convention of Asia Scholars held March 31-April 3, 2011 in Honolulu, Hawaii. The 25 minute presentation was supported by a 13-slide PowerPoint show providing a quick visual introduction to the setting up of the Archives, current activities and plans for the future.

Mrs Shaw was also invited to give a talk to members of the Hawai’i Museums Association and Association of Hawai’i Archivists, and used that opportunity to speak at greater length and also present an additional 30 PowerPoint slides prepared especially for the talk.

Felicity Shaw, a professional librarian now retired, has since the mid-1980s been engaged in research and writing on library development in Bhutan, with presentations at international meetings. She has followed the evolution of the National Library with particular interest and over the years has had published several papers chronicling different aspects of its development.

Click HERE to view the slides prepared for the conference presentation

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