Recent Activities



  • A Delegation of Librarians meets the Rt. Honourable President of Nepal

    On June 23rd, 2022, (Ashadh 9th 2079), a delegation of prominent librarians of Nepal consisting of ten librarians paid a courtesy visit to the Right Honourable President of Nepal Mrs. Vidya Devi Bhandari at her office. It was for the first time in the history of Nepalese library sector that the
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  • NLA Publishes 'Access', a Peer-reviewed International journal

    Nepal Library Association (NLA) has recently published a Peer-reviewed International Journal entitled 'Access.' It’s the NLA's first-ever journal and contains 17 articles written mostly by International writers. The journal was made its first online appearance on 11 July 2022 on NepJOL (Nepal
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  • NLA Publishes a DIRECTORY of its Members

    After 13 years of interval, Nepal Library Association has finally brought out its revised and updated second edition directory entitled "DIRECTORY of Nepal Library Association Members 2021". Unlike its previous edition, it contains not only the librarians' prof
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  • NLA organizes an International Webinar on the occasion of 14th Library Day 2021

    On the occasion of 14th Library Day 2021 (B.S.2078) Nepal Library Association in collaboration with the Ministry of Education, Science and Technology, Nepal organized an International Webinar. Since the theme of the library day was "The Foundati
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  • Zoom video conference : COVID-19's effect on libraries and aftermath

    On April 18, 2020, the Nepal Library Association (NLA) with technical assistance from Mr. Bishnu Aryal, V.C. office TU organized a Zoom video conference to bring Library and Information Service (LIS) professionals together and share their ideas and best practices to continue LIS services after C
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  • Nepalese Librarians attended International Conference

    23rd October 2018
    The World Library and Information Congress 2018, the 84th International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions (IFLA) General Conference and Assembly was held in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia dated on 24- 30 August 2018. The theme of this year’s conference was “Transform Libraries, Transform Societies.”  The following delegates participated in the conference as follows Ms. Gita Giri Thapa (Former President of Nepal
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  • International Federation of Library Association and Institutions (IFLA) Building Strong Library Associations Project

    Nepal Library Association received this IFLA BSLA project on May 2017. The following are the objectives of the project:

     1. to coordinate and collaborate with libraries
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  • IFLA Global Vision Regional Workshop Asia and Oceania

    Embracing digital innovation: an inspired Asia and Oceania share their Global Vision

    I
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  • LIS FORUM

    The Kathmandu Valley Public Library (KVPL) has launched a Library and Information Science (LIS) Forum beginning from  the Nepali New Year 2075 with the objectives of (a) discussing on the published books in the field of LIS, (b) sharing the experiences of the LIS professionals, (c) informing emerging new technology in the field of LIS; and (d) informing the current happeni
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  • Renewal of IFLA membership on 17 January, 2017

    NLA Received Membership of IFLA 1990


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  • Building Strong Library Association (BSLA)

    Building Strong Library Association (BSLA) workshop organized by Nepal Library Association supported by IFLA 16- 17 September 2017 Kathmandu, Nepal.

       
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  • IFLA Library Map of the World

    IFLA globally called for data of member countries to create a Global Library Map which was presented in IFLA Conference held in 19-25 August 2017 in Poland. On behalf of Nepal, NLA was given the responsibility to be the data contributor to collect data from Nepal and send available data in mid August to be in IFLA Library Map of the world (Global Library Map). Nepal’s data is now part of the Global Library map. This can be viewed in the following link: https:/librarymap.ifla.org/map/ Examp
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  • Book donation

    NLA donated books to:

    • Sun Rise Boarding School, Rumjatar, Okhaldhunga district on January 25, 2016.
    • BP Memorial School, Solukhumbu district in association with Budhanilkantha School on December 8, 2016. Nalang Model Academy, Nalang, Dhading district  December 11, 2016   

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  • Workshop on IFLA Global Vision

    NLA organized a Workshop on IFLA Global Vision on August 15, 2017 at Dilliraman Kalyani Regmi Memorial Library. The main objectives of the workshop were :

    • To explore together how a connected library field can tackle the challenges of the future in global.
    • To create the future IFLA Global Vision together: goal of UN Sustainable Development Goal SDGs 2030 .
    • “Together we create the future. Join us!”

    Representatives from different organizations/in
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  • INTERACTION PROGRAM ON IFLA GLOBAL VISION

    NLA and Dilliraman-Kalyani Regmi Memorial Library jointly organized an Interaction Program on IFLA Global Vision on 22 June, 2017 at Dilliraman-Kalyani Regmi Memorial Library. Librarians from different government organizations, representatives from public/community libraries and NGOs, Executive Members of NLA, including Director  and  librarian from Sweden actively participated in the interaction. There were altogether 38 participants.   Five papers were presented in the
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  • IFLA Global Vision Regional Workshop Asia Oceania

    IFLA Global Vision Regional Workshop  Asia Oceania:  28-29 June, 2017:

    The fifth IFLA Global vision Regional workshop was held at the Modern National Library of Singapore. 32 participants from 27 countries of Asia and Oceania joined the voice of more than 300 librarians to explore together how a connected library field can tackle the challenges of the future. President of Nepal Library Association Gita Giri Thapa took part in this workshop


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  • NLA INVOLVEMENT IN LIBRARY DAY PROGRAMME

    8th Library Day: September 1, 2015:

    The library day is being celebrated Nationwide since 2008 to mark the historical day when the decree was promulgated on Bhadra 15, 1869 B.S. The main objective of the celebration is to foster reading habit, advocate the ro
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  • PARTICIPATION & CONTRIBUTION

    NLA Executive members professionally, personally and actively participated, conducted program and contributed in different library and information related programs organized by Ministry of Education (MoE), NGOs, UN.  NLA extends its feed back to MoE for  “Library Master Plan of Nepal”  and “Library Documents Automation”. NLA has organized one day conference regarding this aspect as well.


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  • Positive development in library and information field an interaction Program

    NLA organized “Positive thinking and stress management”   targeting Library professionals at Kathmandu Valley Public Library  in November 2015. The resource person, Mr Himalayeswar Thapa, a former Senior Librarian delivered speech on positive thinking. The program was followed by practical demonstration i.e. meditation, to change life style by doing exercises, works etc. A total of 18 Librarians actively participated in this program.


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  • TRAINING WORKSHOP ON HINARI PROGRAMME

    Nepal Library Association and Resource Centre for Primary Health Care (RECPHEC ) jointly conducted one day Training Workshop on HINARI Programme on 31st March 2016 at RECPHEC Meeting Hall in Bagbazar, Kathmandu, Nepal.  Twenty librarians (10 female and 10 male) representing various health, agriculture and environment Institutions/Organizations actively participated in the training.

    The R4L trainers included: Mr Uttam Ratna Shakya, DoH, KIST Medical College; Ms Gita Giri Thapa, Presid
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