IATUL Directors' Summit Phnom Penh 2017


Paññāsāstra University of Cambodia (PUC)
March 25, 2017 – March 27, 2017
Strategic Library Management in Emerging Countries

The IATUL Directors’ Summit on “Strategic Library Management in Emerging Countries” is organized in cooperation with Paññāsāstra University of Cambodia (PUC) and Cambodia Librarians and Documentalists Association.

The two-days workshop aims at analyzing requirements for the development of academic libraries in Cambodia and neighboring countries. It shall be a forum for exchange of experience at executive level in library management.

University libraries are at the heart of information provision for higher level education and research, and therefore have the mandatory assignment to provide the best of infrastructures for their academic clients. The discussions will focus on how libraries can meet this role according to their structure and resources available.

There will be sufficient time for informal discussions on perspectives of library networking, facilitating the generation of synergies for your own library’s development.

The language of communication will be English.

We look forward to welcoming you!

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International Children’s Book Day


On April 5, 2014, PUC/AC Children’s Corner attended the International Children’s Book Day as one of the exhibitors. The special event was organized by IBBY Cambodia, Sipar, Room to Read, Santhi Volunteer Association and other stakeholders.

As an exhibiter, PUC/AC Children’s Corner brought several children books to the site and read them to children. In addition to reading the books to them, we also organized other activities, including painting and dancing. Around 70 children enjoyed reading with our librarians and student volunteers.

We would like to express our profound appreciation to the Storytime volunteers, including Mr. Tuy Setha, Ms. Yem Chany, and Ms. Sreymarch, and D.E.A.R members for their dedication of time  to read books to the children; and special thanks to our librarians, Ms. Ly Rany and Ms. Chea Malin for taking their Saturday afternoon to organize the activities.


Written by Ms. Mao Kolap

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Workshop on Human Rights and Library Management

21-25 October, 2013
Pannasastra University of Cambodia
Phnom Penh, Cambodia

The goal of the workshop was to help library staff to provide quality library services to support academic programs in human rights in Cambodia. It was organized by the Raoul Wallenberg Institute (RWI)  and Pannasastra University of Cambodia (PUC), with support from Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (Sida).


Seventeen participants from eight higher education institutions attended the workshop. The eight institutions included: Cambodian Mekong University, Cambodian University for Specialty, Norton University, National University of Management, Phnom Penh International University, Pannasastra University, Royal Academy for Judicial Profession, and the Royal University of Law and Economics.


It was a very productive workshop. The participants were actively engaged in the discussions and group work. They were enthusiastic with their new knowledge, and expressed a commitment to improve their respective libraries when they returned to their work place.


Written by Ms. Mao Kolap

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Information Literacy Workshop

On March 22-23, The Cambodian Librarians and Documentalists Association (CLDA) conducted the first-ever workshop in Cambodia on “Information Literacy” for academic library staff. The trainers were Mr. Greg Bem, a student intern of the iSchool at University of Washington, and Ms. Kolap Mao, Library Director of Pannasastra University of Cambodia.

There were twenty six library staff members from eleven high education institutions, from Phnom Penh and six other provinces. Even though the topic and content of the workshop were very new to the participants, they expressed they learned a lot new knowledge and new skills centered on the concepts of Information Literacy (IL), including how to locate information and evaluate it, as well as citations and plagiarism.

This workshop could not have happened without the tremendous work done by Mr. Greg Bem. For about three months, he developed rich resources about information literacy, specifically for academic library staff. We are very grateful to Mr. Bem for his great contribution to this successfully workshop. We would like to also give very special thanks to Pannasastra University of Cambodia (PUC) for hosting the workshop.

Written by Ms. Mao Kolap

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