Center for Khmer Studies (CKS) strives to promote the development of digital libraries in Cambodia by organizing an annual library workshop on digital series. This year, with a sponsor from the Council of American Overseas Research Center (CAORC), Title VI, and the Raoul Wallenberg Institute (RWI), CKS is organizing the library workshop on “Sustainability of the Digital Libraries”. The workshop will focus on budget planning, sustainability, assessment management, and AI impacts. The purpose of the workshop is to help librarians learn to manage their library over time and provide up-to-date information on the impact of new technologies. The workshop will host presentations from LIS professionals from overseas and be facilitated by a Cambodian expert.
The workshop will take place from October 5th – 6th, 2023, at the CKS Headquarters in Siem Reap with 36 invited librarians from universities and institutions throughout Cambodia. Selected presentations will be open for the public to attend via Zoom.
Caroline Pang is the University Librarian at Nanyang Technological University, Singapore. She is overseeing the Office of Information, Knowledge and Library Services (OIKLS) and is responsible for developing and executing the vision and strategic plan for OIKLS to become a world-class academic library through the innovative use of technology, information services, library resources, physical spaces and close collaborations with stakeholders. Caroline has over 25 years of experience in the library field. Starting out as a Librarian with the National Cancer Centre (Singapore), she was subsequently asked to start-up and head the Tanoto Library at INSEAD, Asia Campus. In 2012, Caroline was once again offered an opportunity to establish and lead a new library, this time, the Medical Library at the newly launched Lee Kong Chian School of Medicine (a partnership between Nanyang Technological University and Imperial College London). In September 2019, she was appointed as the University Librarian of Nanyang Technological University.
Aaron Tay has been an academic librarian for over 10 years in Singapore and has worked in a variety of areas including library discovery, research support & bibliometrics. He is current Lead Data Services at the Singapore Management University Libraries and has been honoured for his contributions to the profession with awards including Library Association of Singapore (LAS) Professional Service Award, Congress of Southeast Asian Libraries (CONSAL) award (Silver) and Pacific Rim Research Library Alliance (PRRLA) Karl Lo award. He enjoys reading and thinking about technology use for academic researchers and regularly blogs his thoughts at the popular Musings about Librarianship since 2009.
Sopheaktra Khiev is currently a lecture of Computer Science Department, and Technical lead on CyberUniversity Project, as well as will appointing to be Deputy Head of Information Technology, Royal University of Phnom Penh(RUPP). He has worked in various industries and sectors including higher education, vocational training, information science, software technology solution, business and entrepreneurship.