28–29 November 2018 • Bangkok, Thailand
Libraries are continuously evolving to meet changing community needs. Ongoing demands and opportunities—driven by technology advancements, data overload, heightened institutional complexities, and user preferences—make keeping pace difficult, and getting and staying ahead even more so. But what if you changed your frame of reference, and focused instead on leading change? Join fellow OCLC member leaders to discuss how we can move beyond incremental progress and instead change the game, transforming not only libraries, but communities. Together we will share ideas and experiences that dramatically expand the boundaries of librarianship.
Technology & innovation
From evolution to revolution
Chart a dramatically different course
Spaces & resources
From collections to connections
Redefine your library’s delivery
Analytics & data
From what we count to what counts
Measure outcomes versus activity
From allies to advocates
Become indispensable to your community
We hope you’ll join us for this exciting event held in Bangkok, Thailand. The active two-day agenda was designed for attendees representing all library types and will feature thought leaders from within and outside of the library community, including library colleagues and OCLC leadership. This is your opportunity to connect with fellow library leaders to share ideas, learnings, and insights.
This conference was created especially for current and emerging library leaders across all library types—academic and research, public, special, and others. Programming and discussions are centered on library leadership’s opportunity to change the game, both today and into the future. We welcome all staff members from OCLC member libraries who would like to join this strategic discussion around changing the game.
Please direct questions about event participation to firstname.lastname@example.org.
The programming and agenda at APRC18 are led by the Asia Pacific Executive Committee, composed of respected leaders from the library community. We sincerely appreciate their expertise and partnership.
Shirley Chiu-wing Wong
The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hong Kong
National Taiwan University, Taiwan
Dg. Rukiah Ag. Amit
Univesiti Malaysia Sabah, Malaysia
University of Otago, New Zealand
Deakin University, Australia
Zhejiang Public Library, China
Waseda University, Japan
Bushra Almas Jaswal
Forman Christian College, Pakistan
Thammasat University, Thailand
All libraries—both OCLC members and non-member institutions—within the Asia Pacific region can take part in the OCLC Asia Pacific Regional Council (APRC). Representatives from OCLC member libraries are encouraged to attend member meetings and community activities, to share insights through various member forums and channels, and to participate in elections and governance. Learn more about APRC and OCLC governance.