Organising Our 6th ICoLIS in 2016

By: Dr. Nor Edzan Che Nasir (Chief Librarian, University of Malaya Library)



The 6th International Conference on Libraries, Information and Society 2016 or ICoLIS 2016 was held from 20 to 21 September 2016 at the PAUM Clubhouse in Kuala Lumpur. The theme for the 6th Conference which was jointly organized by the Department of Library and Information Science, Faculty of Computer Science and Information Technology, University of Malaya and the University of Malaya Library was Romanticizing the Library: Creating What Our Users Need and Want.


The Conference was officiated by the Vice Chancellor of the University of Malaya,  YBhg. Tan Sri Professor Dr. Mohd. Amin Jalaludin on 20 September 2016. A total of 44 participants from various local and international institutions and organisations attended the Conference. The organisers invited YBhg. Dato’ Dr. Zaiton Osman to deliver her keynote address titled Positioning Users at the Center of the Library on 20  September 2016. Apart from the paper presentations, a number of publishers and library vendors participated in an exhibition which was held in conjunction with the Conference.


Twenty papers were presented during the two-day Conference in five sessions namely :

  1. Library between Tradition, Self-Conception and Public Perception.
  2. Library in the Age of Digital Media.
  3. Library in the Service of Society.
  4. Library in the Service of Practical Librarianship.
  5. Library in the Service of Scientific Information and Communication.


The proceedings of the Conference is published electronically as :

Noorhidawati A., Yanti Idaya Aspura M.K., Mahbob Y. and Sia Wan Qi. Romanticizing the Library: Creating What Users Need and Want: proceedings of the 6th International Conference on Libraries, Information and Society, ICoLIS 2016, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, 20-21 September 2016.



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