Library and Information Resource Management workshop in Kuala Lumpur

A workshop on library and information resource management focusing on strengthening the capacities of the Libraries and/or Resource Centres at NHRIs in Asia was carried out in Kuala Lumpur 26 – 30 June 2012. The aim of the workshop was to find ways of how to effectively make use of available resources for the benefit of staff and external visitors by the enhancement of skills to manage and operate a human rights library in a cost efficient manner.

The topics of the workshop included the following:

  • Creating a virtual library
  • Finding Human Rights Resources on the Internet
  • Networking –building bridges
  • Cataloguing, classification and indexing
  • Ways of purchasing books and journals
  • Marketing of the library and policy issues

The target group for the workshop were NHRI staff members who are working in an professional capacity at the NHRIs’ Library or Resource Centre. The participants originate from all over Asia, including Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Jordan, Malaysia, Mongolia, Myanmar, Nepal, Palestine, Sri Lanka, Thailand, The Maldives and Timor-Leste.

During a presentation by one of the commissioners at Malaysian Human Rights Commission (SUHAKAM) on SUHAKAM mission and work in Malaysia. The participants originate from all over Asia, including Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Jordan, Malaysia, Mongolia, Myanmar, Nepal, Palestine, Sri Lanka, Thailand, The Maldives and Timor-Leste.