2018 OCLC Asia Pacific Regional Council Conference

28–29 November 2018 • Bangkok, Thailand

Libraries as drivers of transformation

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.

At APRC18, together we will explore “game changers” in:

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

Public purpose

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.

Hear why fellow library leaders think that you should attend the APRC18 Conference

Calling all library leaders

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 communications-apac@oclc.org.

Member-driven programming

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.

Photo: Shirley Chiu-wing Wong


Shirley Chiu-wing Wong

The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hong Kong

Photo: Kuang-hua Chen

Vice Chair

Kuang-hua Chen

National Taiwan University, Taiwan

Photo: Dg. Rukiah Ag. Amit

Dg. Rukiah Ag. Amit

Univesiti Malaysia Sabah, Malaysia

Photo: Shuging Chu

Shuging Chu

Zhejiang Public Library, China

Photo: Yoshiaki Fukazawa

Yoshiaki Fukazawa

Waseda University, Japan

Photo: Bushra Almas Jaswal

Bushra Almas Jaswal

Forman Christian College, Pakistan

Photo: Constance Wiebrands

Constance Wiebrands

Edith Cowan University, Australia

Photo: Akekarin Yolrabil

Akekarin Yolrabil

Thammasat University, Thailand

About OCLC membership

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.