Introduction

International Conference on Libraries (ICOL) is a conference that has been organized by Universiti Sains Malaysia (USM) since 2005. This time, ICOL 2017 will be organized on 2nd - 3rd August 2017 at Vistana Hotel, Penang, with the theme "Towards Lean Libraries".

This conference is the best platform for information professionals from Malaysia and other countries to discuss the latest trends and developments in the field of librarianship and information science. It has also become one of the biggest events in the calendar of information professional in Malaysia.

The conference also will be a good platform in presenting the latest library technologies through products and innovation exhibition by library-related companies that can be used to empower library and information services in the future.

 

History of International Conference on Libraries (ICOL)

1) International Conference on Libraries (ICOL 2005)
Date & Venue : 14 - 16 March 2005 | Grand Plaza Parkroyal, Penang, Malaysia
Theme : 
"Towards a Knowledge Society"

 

2) International Conference on Libraries (ICOL 2007)
Date & Venue : 31 October - 2 November 2007 | Gurney Hotel, Penang, Malaysia
Theme : 
"Emerging Trends"

 

3) International Conference on Libraries (ICOL 2009)
Date & Venue : 15-16 June 2009 | Bayview Beach Resort Penang, Malaysia
Theme : 
"Transforming Towards a Sustainable Tomorrow"

 

4) International Conference on Libraries (ICOL 2012)
Date & Venue : 2 - 4 July 2012 | Kota Bharu, Kelantan, Malaysia
Theme : 
"Transformation to Humanize Libraries"

 

5) International Conference on Libraries (ICOL 2015)
Date & Venue : 25 - 26 Aug 2015 | Vistana Hotel, Penang. Malaysia
Theme : 
"Openness Paradigm : Emerging Knowledge Ecologies"

 

6) Upcoming event - International Conference on Libraries (ICOL 2017)
Date & Venue : 2 - 3 Aug 2017 | Vistana Hotel, Penang, Malaysia
Theme : 
"Towards Lean Libraries"