Open for registration: Emerging Library Leaders’ Summer School for Asia-Pacific (ELLSSA)

Register for Emerging Library Leaders’ Summer School for Asia-Pacific (ELLSSA)


Are you an emerging leader wanting to lead digital libraries? Or curious about the latest trends in digital libraries? Do you enjoy learning in small groups, sharing best practices, case studies and library visits?

Digital Libraries exist symbiotically with traditional physical libraries creating an ecosystem of hybrid services built around innovation and creativity. Leading the digital library requires the ambidexterity to keep up to date with trends and development and be a catalyst to lead change management. Recently, academic libraries have embraced the pandemic with resilience and have become champions of agility in transforming their services through strong leadership.

Developed in collaboration with SMU Academy, the Emerging Library Leaders’ Summer School for Asia-Pacific (ELLSSA) is curated as a bespoke programme selected participants across the Asia-Pacific.


  • Date: 8th July - 12 July 2024
  • Duration: 5 days, Weekdays (9 AM - 5PM)

Learning Objectives

The objective of the programme is to share knowledge, provide insights and learn with other librarians to embrace the digital transformation of their libraries.

Instructional methods will include lectures, group work, case studies and discussions, debates, and library visits. Participants benefit from a mentoring programme where they will be assigned a mentor.

By the end of the programme, participants will be able to:

  • Identify trends in the digital transformation of libraries
  • Acquire skills in developing digital transformation strategies
  • Develop an action plan to apply best practices within institutional contexts
  • Participate in a mentoring programme

Who Should Attend

  • Early to mid-career librarians and/ or librarians who are nominated by their institutions as having high potential.

Learn more about the prerequisites, trainers, scholarships and register for the Emerging Library Leaders’ Summer School for Asia-Pacific (ELLSSA).

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