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Next APLAP event – Republic of Korea 2017

We are delighted to announce that the National Assembly Library of the Republic of Korea will be hosting the next APLAP event, 25-28 April 2017. Please put these dates in your diary! More information will be forthcoming in the new year.

Registration for IFLAPARL Pre-Conference and IFLA World Library and Information Congress

Please be aware that registration for the IFLAPARL Pre-Conference being held from 10-12 August in Washington DC closes on 29 April 2016. You can register here.

Individuals who currently work in parliamentary libraries and parliamentary services are able to register; however, due to a need to limit the number of attendees and to encourage representation from as many parliaments as possible, the IFLAPARL Standing Committee has decided that each parliamentary library or parliamentary research service will be initially assigned two seats. Additional registrants will be placed on a waiting list and informed by 17 May 2016 if space is available.

A reminder also that early bird registration for the IFLA World Library and Information Congress 2016 ends 17 May 2016. The Congress will be held from 13-19 August 2016 in Columbus, Ohio. You can find more information here.

APLAP 2015 – Thank you

APLAP 2015 group

APLAP 2015 group

A special thanks to all who participated in the Tenth Biennial APLAP Conference. The conference was a great success and wonderful opportunity to bring members together.





Tenth Biennial Conference

The role of legislative libraries and research services in supporting the Legislature and the development of inclusive democratic governance
Canberra, Australia
30 November – 2 December 2015

Program [267 KB PDF]

Conference photos:

Passports or Photo ID – 2015 APLAP Conference

To all 2015 APLAP Conference participants:

This message is a reminder to keep your photographic identification (passports) with you at all times when you are in Australian Parliament House.

Every time you arrive at Parliament House, you will need your passport or official photo identification to enter the building and to move around inside.

Thank you all and we are looking forward to meeting you all at the conference.

APLAP Facebook page reminder



Dear Colleagues

Today I want to remind you if you haven't already done so, to join APLAP Facebook page and feel free to participate in discussion.

If would like to join, please visit the group on Facebook and click on the green “Join group” button or contact Jonathon with your username and I will send you an invitation.

We look forward to seeing you on Facebook.



2015 APLAP Conference – reminder and information update

Association of Parliamentary Librarians of Asia and the Pacific logo

A reminder that the 2015 APLAP Conference will be held at the Australian Parliament later this year (30 November 2015 to 3 December 2015).

We wish to once again extend an invitation to you and your staff to attend.

Please visit to register. There are no fees for the conference and registrations have been extended to 30 September 2015.

As we posted earlier, APLAP had offered a limited number of sponsored places. We are pleased to announce the successful applicants are:

  • Mr Kim Sochetra, Director of General Research, Senate of Cambodia
  • Mr Ray Sibisopere, Senior Librarian, National Parliament of the Solomon Islands Library


The draft program is available for your information and we will soon be issuing a call for papers.

During the conference APLAP will hold a business meeting where we will need to elect a new executive committee. Information about the meeting will be sent out in early October. We would welcome nominations for the Executive.

We very much look forward to seeing you in November.

e-forum – Sustainable Development Goals: The Impact of Access to Information on our Societies


Sustainable Development Goals: The Impact of Access to Information on our Societies

e-forum – 7th to 18th of September 2015

This upcoming online event is a joint effort by the Confederation of Open Access Repositories (COAR), the International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions (IFLA) and Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations to provide a forum for institutions and individuals to learn more about the Lyon Declaration, and to exchange ideas about how information centers and libraries can promote the adoption of access to information as part of the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals.

The event will offer webcasts by experts to provide important background information for participants and to help stimulate dialogue and discussion around three main questions:

1.- What are the ways that access to information (and more narrowly open access) contributes to sustainable development? Please elaborate in case studies and examples if possible.

2.- How can libraries and information centres promote the adoption of access to information as part of the "post-2015 agenda, in particular SDGs"? Have you considered contacting your relevant Ministries to ensure that access to information, open access, and information providers (such as libraries and information centres) are reflected in the National Development plans?

3.- What can we do collectively – for example, through COAR, FAO and IFLA- to raise awareness of open access and access to information in the context of SDG discussion?

More background information and to how to join

2015 APLAP Conference – sponsorship application closing date

Hello everyone

We have added a closing date for sponsorship applications: 17 July 2015

We hope to hear from you soon.

Sponsorhip critera documentation and application: Sponsorship criteria APLAP Conference 2015 reply to

Please visit to register your attendance.

2015 APLAP Conference – sponsorship critera documentation

Hello Everyone

Follow this link to view the sponsorship criteria for the 2015 APLAP Conference:

Sponsorship criteria APLAP Conference 2015 reply to

Please contact the Treasurer of APLAP, Katherine Close at , if you would like to discuss any matters relating to sponsorship for the conference.

Also, remember to confirm the participation of your delegate(s) by Tuesday, September 1, 2015.  To register, please visit the following website and fill in your details:

We look forward to seeing you all there