The 7th International Conference on Libraries, Information and Society (ICoLIS) was jointly organised by Department of Library and Information Science (LIS), Faculty of Computer Science and Information Technology and Library of University of Malaya at Hatten Hotel, Malacca from 18 to 19 April 2019.
The conference theme, “Revitalizing the Library for the Nation”, was chosen with the aim to strengthen and reinforce the role of library, librarians and information professionals, revitalize their relationships with users and communities, and create library and information services to fulfil the needs of nations. 42 papers were presented at ICoLIS 2019 by participants from various countries including Indonesia, Philippines, India, Nigeria, UAE whereas 27 research papers and 15 papers from our local library practitioners.
The opening session was officiated by Tuan Haji Mansor Sudin, Mayor of Malacca Historic City, followed by keynote speeches addressed by two distinguished speakers, Professor Dr. Stephen Pinfield from University of Sheffield UK and Dr. Diljit Singh, Past President of International Association of School Librarianship (IASL). Also present were Mr. Mahbob Yusof, Programme Chair, Associate Professor Dr. Noorhidawati Abdullah, Programme Co-Chair and Professor Dr. Abrizah Abdullah, Dean of Faculty of Computer Science and Information Technology.