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Call for nominations for APLAP sponsorship to International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions (IFLA) Information Futures Summit (IIFS) 2024

The APLAP Executive Committee is pleased to announce that APLAP will sponsor four institutional members to attend the IFLA Information Future Summit 2024. The event will be held in Brisbane, Australia from 30 September to 3 October 2024. Sponsorship of up to $6,000NZD is being offered to contribute towards the cost of flights, accommodation, conference registration, and incidentals. Nominations must be received by the APLAP Executive Committee on or before 14 July 2024.

For more information about sponsorships, including eligibility, application process, and selectin criteria, please visit or the APLAP Facebook page at For more information about the IFLA Information Futures Summit, visit


APLAP Conference Update: No Conference in 2023, Potential 2024 Venue Change

The APLAP Conference, originally scheduled to take place in the Solomon Islands in mid-August or September 2023, will not be held this year 2023. Unfortunately, hosting the conference in the specified timeframe is not possible due to major international events also being hosted in the region. The APLAP Executive Committee are actively exploring the possibility of hosting the APLAP Conference in the year 2024, and are currently investigating potential venues. The decision to postpone the conference to the next year is to ensure that we can provide the high-quality experience that our members have come to expect.

We understand the importance of this biennial gathering: fostering knowledge exchange and strengthening collaboration within our community. Our team is committed to making the 2024 conference an exceptional event that will bring together professionals and practitioners from all over the Asia-Pacific region.

Rest assured, we will keep you informed about the developments and any updates regarding the conference as we finalize the details.

We sincerely apologize for any inconvenience this may cause, and we hope you will continue to support the APLAP community. In the meantime, we encourage you to stay connected through our digital platforms, where we will continue to share relevant industry news, research, and resources.

If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to reach out to us at:

Boniface Supa, President:                   

Fairlyn Sarga, Vice President-Asia:     

Asha Kumar, Vice President-Pacific:   

Nicole Cottrell, Treasurer:                    

Florida Tamu, Secretary:                      

Thank you for your understanding and continued dedication to the APLAP community.

Congratulations to APLA’s new Secretary

The Association of Parliamentary Librarians’ of Asia and the Pacific Executive Committee would like to congratulate Florida Tamu (National Parliament of Solomon Islands) on her nomination and election to the role of APLAP Secretary in April 2023. The Executive would like to thank Florida for taking on this role and thus furthering the goals of APLAP.