Libraries of Asia Pacific: we want you to speak and share your story at the OCLC Asia Pacific Regional Council Meeting in Tokyo

If you are working in a library in Asia Pacific, then this opportunity might interest you. On 29–30 November 2017, OCLC is holding its annual Asia Pacific Regional Council (APRC) Meeting in Tokyo. The APRC delegates are inviting librarians from Asia Pacific to submit a three-minute lightning talk video.

To tie in with the theme of the meeting, we want to hear about the work you are doing. We would particularly like to know innovative ideas and practices that make your library “smarter.” Here are a few ideas for talks that focus on the many aspects of our theme:

  • Innovative uses of library spaces
  • Personalized customer/patron services
  • Balancing human engagement with automation
  • Use of artificial intelligence/robots
  • Service customizations
  • Embedding the library in the community

The OCLC APRC Executive Committee will consider all videos and contact you by 6 November 2017. Please note that only videos within the provided guidelines will be accepted.

There will be a prize for the winner of the best lightning talk video, which an audience of over 250 people will decide at the event.

Tips for making your video

  • Ensure there is sufficient light on your face
  • Do a quick test video that checks your audio level—note where the microphone is placed on your laptop, tablet or smartphone and do what you can to reduce background noise
  • Keep looking at the camera during your talk
  • Use a close-up or medium shot

Submit your video

Send your video as an MP4 or MOV-format file to before 22 October 2017. If your file is too large, please use WeTransfer.

We look forward to hearing your inspiring stories! If you have any queries, please contact us at