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University Librarian, University of Hong Kong
Peter Sidorko has enjoyed a career in academic libraries spanning over 30 years and is currently the University Librarian at The University of Hong Kong (HKU). In this position, he has full responsibility for leading and directing all aspects of the HKU Libraries network of six libraries. Peter is a past Chair of the Joint University Librarians Advisory Committee (JULAC), a forum to discuss, coordinate, and collaborate on library information resources and services among the libraries of the eight tertiary education institutions funded by the University Grants Committee in Hong Kong. He is also the Chair of the Board of Directors of the JULAC Joint Universities Research Archive, the company established to govern JURA, a collaborative print storage repository.
Peter was President of the Hong Kong Library Association, serving from 2011–2012. He holds several honorary international positions. He is a member of the Board of Directors of CLOCKSS; a past Chair of the Asia Pacific Regional Council Executive Committee of OCLC (2013–2014); a delegate of the OCLC Global Council (2011–2015); Vice-President/President of the OCLC Global Council (2015–2017); a former Board member of the Networked Digital Library of Theses and Dissertations (NDLTD); a member of the Elsevier Asia Pacific Library Advisory Board (ALAB) (2014– ); a member of the Wiley Publishing Asia Pacific Library Advisory Board, (May 2016– ); a member of the Steering Committee of the Pacific Rim Research Libraries Alliance (PRRLA, 2011– ), and a member of the International Consultative Committee of "Digital Dunhuang," (2016– ).
Peter's research interests include library management and leadership, user behaviors, information literacy, and learning spaces, and he has published widely in these areas. His most recent publications are the co-authored article "Leadership Development of Asian Librarians: The Longitudinal Impact of HKU Annual Library Leadership Institute," in Library Management (2016) and the book chapter "Repositioning an institutional repository to capture research and data," in Repositories for Print: Strategies for Access, Preservation and Democracy de Gruyter (2017). He has also presented at almost 100 conferences and seminars, several of which have been published as proceedings. Peter's interest in effective management and leadership in libraries led to the establishment of the University of Hong Kong's Annual Library Leadership Institute in 2003, aimed at developing leadership qualities in Asian librarians, and now in its 15th year of operation. Peter was also a faculty member of the Educause Australasian Leadership Institute between 2001 and 2003.