John Hickok's July 2011 trip to Southeast Asia:

continuing research, exchanges, and library partnership activity




July 7
Children's book delivery
to the Hai Phong public library (near Hanoi).  This was the 3rd year of donations by the CSUF Library and CSUF's Vietnam & Cambodian Student Associations

    Children in the library during the book delivery   Reading aloud (more photos of the book donation here)

July 7-8
Outreach workshops,
at the invitation of the U.S. Embassy in Hanoi, to students in Hai Phong and Hanoi (on the topic of  doing research and learning English online)

    Teaching at the Embassy's American Center in Hanoi
(press release, at the U.S. Embassy's website, here)
  Teaching in Hai Phong




July 11
Outreach Workshops
organized by the U.S. Embassy Phnom Penh, at Pannasastra University of Cambodia (partnership with CSUF) and the Royal University of Phnom Penh's Institute of Foreign Languages (RUPP IFL)

    Teaching at Pannasastra University of Cambodia   Exchanging university gifts with RUPP IFL's dean.

July 12
Children's book delivery
to Trakiet elementary school, Takeo province (1 hour south of Phnom Penh). Students & staff from Pannasastra University joined in for this joint-project. 

    With the children in front of their school library
(more photos are here)
  Reading the new books
(press release, at the U.S. Embassy's website, is here)




July 15
Scholarly collaboration
with Dr. Diljit Singh, Information Science professor at the University of Malaya, and president of the IASL (Int'l Assoc. of School Libraries) on comparative libraries research

    Reviewing research findings with Dr. Singh   Visiting the University of Malaya library




July 19
Formal presentation
to the National Library Board of Singapore, on "Best Practices of Libraries throughout Southeast Asia."

    Addressing the NLB of Singapore   Exchange of gifts, afterwards

July 20
Site visit
to the Jurong Regional Library branch to meet with Librarian  Zulkifli Bin Amin, whom I nominated for ALA's 2011 Presidential Citation for developing the "Quest" Library Reading Program

    Zulkifli at the entrance of the Library   Award winner, and award nominator,
at the June 2011 ALA conference award ceremony



Hong Kong

July 21
Library Instruction Session
at Hong Kong University, for joint CSUF-HKU M.A. Comm students

July 22
HK Book Fair:
book selection as part of ALA-sponsored guest program

    Teaching with CSUF Comm professor, Dr. Coral Ohl   Attending with colleague Jie Tian





July 30
Guest teaching
to MLIS students at Centro Escolar University in Manila

    With the students and their professor,
Dr. Teresita Hernandez-Calma
  Delicious Filipino food, afterwards

Aug 1
Guest Consultation
with faculty library liaisons at Mapua University Manila, organized by the U.S. Embassy-Manila

    Roundtable meeting with faculty liaisons   with Dr. Reysa Alenzuela, IRC Director of the U.S. Embassy Manila (left), and Mapua library directors
Emerald Lansangan and
Hazel Anne B. Tavora
Aug 2
Site visit
to the Quezon City Public Library (adjacent city to Manila) as part of "best practices" research
    QCPL entrance   Inside QCPL with director Ms. Emelita Villanueva,
and multimedia Librarian Troy Lacsamana


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California State University Fullerton
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