John Hickok's Oct/Nov 2010 trip to Southeast Asia:

continuing research, exchanges, and library partnership activity

 

 

 

Philippines

October 22
Conference
Paper
presented at the Rizal International Library Conference, Manila (paper topic: international comparisons of libraries)

   
    Large auditorium--over 400 attendees   Q&A on stage
         

October 26
U.S. Embassy Webinar
presented on the embassy's videoconference system to libraries throughout the Philippines

   
    Videoconferencing equipment   With embassy IRC Director, Reysa Alenzuela
         

October 27-31
Library visits
to libraries in Manila (plus follow-up visits to libraries visited in 2005) to document changes

   
    University of the City of Manila library   Small private university library
 

 

 

       
Malaysia

November 8
U.S. Embassy Webinar
presented on the embassy's videoconference system to libraries throughout Malaysia

   
    Broadcast from the embassy   Webinar presentation
         

November 8
National Library Presentation
presented to the Library Director and executive staff of the National Library of Malaysia, along with Mr. Gerard George, IRC Director of the U.S. Embassy. 

   
    With Gerard (L.) and Library Director of the Malaysian National Library, Dr. Raslin Bin Abu Bakar (R.)   Answering questions from the Malaysian Press (their newspaper story is here; although not in English, you can see my name about halfway into the article)
 

 

 

       
Vietnam

November 10-12
Guest Lectures
 to Vietnamese universities in HCMC (Saigon) and Danang (central Vietnam)

   
    Teaching LIS & ESL students at University of Humanities & Social Sciences in HCMC (Saigon)   Teaching students at the University of Danang
         

November 13
Children's book delivery 
 to the HCMC (Saigon) public library.  This was fruition of the book donation project, earlier this year, by the Library and CSUF's Vietnam & Cambodian Student Associations

   
    Vietnamese children enjoying their new books
(see more photos here)
  Storytime by John
 

 

 

       
Cambodia

November 15
Library Visits
to Pannasastra University of Cambodia (whom CSUF has a campus MOU partnership with) and Royal University of Phnom Penh

   
    Beside Pannasastra President Chea San Chanthan.  On the far L. is Library Director Mao Kolapp who just got her MLIS at Madison-Wisconsin!  And on the R. is Vanna Sok, who recently visited our CSUF library   Library Director Sen Seng (R.) and Head of Instruction Wanna Net (L.) at the Royal University of Phnom Penh library
         

November 16
Children's book delivery 
 to the Chatokuk primary school in Phnom Penh, as the second half of the book donation project of the Library and the Vietnam & Cambodian Student Associations

   
    The children were thrilled with their new books (the sign above the door is "library" in Khmer, the Cambodian language)   Reading the books with the children
(see more photos here)
         

November 17-18
Guest Lectures
 to Cambodian universities in other cities

   
    Teaching students at a university in Siem Reap   With Po Eng, Embassy IRC Director, who coordinated my visits. He added my photo/activities to the Embassy's website:
http://cambodia.usembassy.gov/lecturer_visit_111610.html
 

 

 

       
Thailand

November 19
U.S. Embassy presentation
 to Thai TESOL officials and teachers

   
    Being introduced by Damon Anderson, Regional English Language Office Director at the embassy   Those attending, including Dr. Ubon Sanpatchayapong (in front of me, to left), president of Thai-TESOL

November 23
U.S. Embassy presentation
 to Thai librarians, held at Chulalongkorn University library

   
    Introduced by the Dean of the Faculty of Arts,
Dr. Prapod Assavavirulhakarn
  Live translation of the presentation
(wonderfully provided by
Supiengpitch Phornroekngam)
     
    Concluding with the presentation host, Dr. Yupin Chancharoensin, of the Chulalongkorn Library   The library professionals at the U.S. Embassy. Left: Baralee Sukontarangsi. Middle: Wendy Simmons, Regional Information Officer. Right: Supiengpitch Phornroekngam, IRC Director
         

 


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