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International Conference of

Asian Special Libraries

(ICoASL 2011)


Building User Trust:

The Key to Special Libraries Renaissance in Digital Era

10 – 12 February 2011

Tokyo, Japan


United Nations University, Tokyo, Japan

Organized by

Special Libraries Association – Asian Chapter

in association with

Japan Special Libraries Association (JSLA)

After the overwhelming success of ICoASL 2008 (International Conference of Asian Special Libraries) in New Delhi, the SLA Asian Chapter is now organizing the second ICoASL 2011 in Tokyo, Japan from 10 – 12 February 2011.


The principal objective of ICoASL is to provide a platform for exchange of knowledge and skills relevant to Information Professionals in Asia with a global perspective. 


This Conference is expected to attract more than 500 participants from Japan, India, China, Taiwan, Asia, U.S. and the globe. You are invited to attend the same. For details please visit:



Thematic Areas                                                      

The conference aims to place special focus on user-oriented services that must be developed, strengthened, and re-engineered. It also aims at building user trust and reinforces the value and importance of special libraries as primary resources for reference and research in the digital era. The conference will discuss all aspects of special libraries in relation to the end user and the parent organization. The conference theme will be divided into following sub themes:


l   New dimensions in special libraries services

l   Services meeting strategic directions of parent organizations

l   Branding & Marketing of special library services

l   User survey, Satisfaction index & user confidence building measures

l   Library management - strategic direction, best practices, competency, education etc.

l   Performance Indicators for comparative evaluation


Paper Submission Guidelines                                  

Participants are invited to contribute papers for presentation on the above themes and other related aspects.  Papers should be sent to Conference Secretariat ([log in to unmask] and [log in to unmask]) until October 10, 2010


Best Paper Award                                             

The International Programming Committee will give award to the author(s) of the best-contributed paper submitted to the conference.


Dates to Remember


Last Date for Submission of Abstract/ Proposal

10 October 2010

Last Date for Submission of Final Papers

22 November 2010

Early Bird Registration 

10 December 2010

Last Date for Registration        

30 January 2011




Please check the conference website for more details:





Day 1 Only/Reception/Full Days/

Early Bird


till Dec. 10, 2010

December 11, 2010 onwards

Japan Delegates


Day 1 Only

(except Reception)


Yen 5,000

Yen 7,000


Yen 7,000

Yen 9,000


Yen 3,000

Yen 4,000


Yen 5,000

Yen 5,000

Full Days

& Reception

SLA/JSLA Member Student

Yen 13,000

Yen 15,000


Yen 15,000

Yen 17,000

Other Asian Country


Full Days

& Reception

SLA Member




Non-SLA Member



Other Countries Delegates


Full Days

& Reception

SLA Member




Non-SLA Member



Deadline of Early Registration: December 10, 2010   Deadline of Registration: January 30, 2011


SLA members, accompanied persons, Students, retired professionals and additional participants from the same organization can avail 15% discount.





Conference Secretariats                                         


Kyoko Sato


Asian Chapter, SLA

Kokos Consulting

Ohkura 4-2-20-501

Setagaya-ku, Tokyo, 157-0074           


E-mai: [log in to unmask]

Email : [log in to unmask]


P. K. Jain           

Membership Chair & Past President                

Asian Chapter, SLA                                         

Librarian, Institute of Economic Growth                      
University of Delhi Enclave                              
DELHI- 110007. India                                      

Mobile (Cell): 09899110787                            

E-mail: [log in to unmask]                        

E-mail: [log in to unmask]                            


Sent by: Dr Debal C Kar, Chair, International Program Committee, ICoASL 2010, Tokyo, Japan