2017 Annual Meeting

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The 4th Sino-American Academic Library Forum

on Cooperation and Development



March 16-18, 2017

University of Toronto Chestnut Residence and Conference Center

89 Chestnut Street, Toronto, Ontario, M5G 1R1



March 16 4:00 pm - 7:30 pm: UTL tour and reception


March 17 8:00 am – 9:00 am: Conference Registration & Breakfast

9:00 am – 10:15 am: The opening ceremony & Keynote speeches

Opening remarks (up to 7-8 mins per speaker)

Key note speech:

From UofT

The Director of Asian Institute or the Chair of Department of East Asian Studies

From China (TAB)

10:15 am – 10:30 am: Tea break

10:30 am – 12:30 pm: The general meeting session,

Main-theme: New directions of knowledge service in University Libraries


Total 4 speakers (20 mins per person + Q & A)

From China: (TAB)

From North America: (TAB)

12:30 pm – 1:30 pm: lunch

1:30 pm – 3:15 pm: Panel discussions I (3 panels in 3 rooms)

Panel Meeting I: Building Think-tank resources and develop service model


Including but not limited to resource collecting, service, operational system study and collaborations between the Sino-US academic libraries over think-tank, area studies and the Belt and Road Initiative, etc.

包括但不限于智库、区域研究(area studies)、“一带一路”文献等方面的文献资源保障、馆藏建设、服务组织、运作体系研究,中美学术图书馆交流与合作

Panel Meeting II: Digitizing Humanity Resources and Digital Humanities


Including but not limited to building large scale resources, in-depth mining of humanity resources / linked-data, visualization resources and exploration of knowledge.


Panel Meeting III: Knowledge and Services to Disciplines, Emerging Disciplines and Interdisciplinary


Including but not limited to new trends and emerging service in information on resources, resources organization and management of disciplines, emerging disciplines, and interdisciplinary


4 speakers per session (15 mins per person – 2 from China, 2 from North America, 30 mins for Q & A)

3:15 pm – 3:30 pm: Tea break

3:30 pm – 5:00 pm: Panel discussions II (3 panels)

4 speakers per session (15 mins per person, 30 mins Q & A)

5:00 pm – 5:40 pm: Sponsor institutions presentations (5-10 mins per speaker)

5:40 – 6:00 pm: Close remarks

6:20 pm – 7:30 pm: Dinner banquet


March 18 8:00 am – 8:00 pm: City Tour