John Hickok's Apr/Nov 2009 trip to Southeast Asia:

continuing research, exchanges, and library partnership activity





April 22
presented at the Congress of Southeast Asian Libraries conference (paper topic: development of Southeast Asian libraries)

    Following speaking at the CONSAL conference   With Mr. Pham The Kang,
Director of the National Library of Vietnam



April 23-27
U.S. Embassy Presentations
presented to librarians & students on library and ESL trends



    Teaching Library students at Hanoi University of Culture   Teaching English teachers in HCMC (Saigon)

April 28
Children's  book delivery
, of donated books by the Cal State Fullerton Vietnamese Students Association, to an orphanage school in HCMC (Saigon)

    The children enjoying their new books!   For more photos and info on the donation project, see:




April 30
University visits:  lecture to Royal University of Phnom Penh; representing CSUF for partnership renewal with Pannasastra University

    Teaching students in the library of the
Royal University of Phnom Penh
  Delivering the formal partnership renewal between Cal State Fullerton and Pannasastra University of Cambodia

May 1
Children's  book delivery
of donated books by the Cal State Fullerton Cambodian Students Association, to the Bak Touk primary school in Phnom Penh.

    The Cambodian students with their new books   Reading books with 3D glasses.  More photos here:



Malaysia & Singapore

November 11
Conference speaker
at the International Conference on English Language Teaching (Malaka, Malaysia)

November 20
Inservice presentation to librarians at Nanyang Technological University, Singapore

    Presenting on the topic of ESL library resources   With Mr. Choy Fatt Cheong (L. of me), Director of NTU Library, & other NTU librarians, after presenting to them





November 18
Conference Presentation
on library information literacy, organized by the Indonesian Library Association, in Bandung, Indonesia


    With Indonesian librarian colleagues at the conference   Presenting to the audience

November 18-19
Guest lectures & visits to libraries: the Institute of Technology, Bandung; and the Indonesian Ministry of Education library ("Perpustakaan" is Indonesian for "Library").


    Teaching at the "American Corner" of ITB university   Visiting the MoE Library with Ms. Oktiviane Sinaga (right), Information Resource Center Director, U.S. Embassy




November 25
Philippine Library Association Conference
Attending the conference, in Manila, as chair of the American Library Association's International Roundtable Orientation Committee


  At the conference   With the many wonderful Library Director colleagues
 I have met with over the years
    Representing ALA   Distributing ALA materials to Philippine librarians


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