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Fostering the Next Generation Authors & Helping People Stay Safe from COVID-19: International Online Workshop for School Librarians

ASIS&T South Asia chapter in collaboration with the School Library Association, India is arranging this workshop to introduce an interesting and educational International Digital Story Writing Competition organized by ASIS&T South Asia Chapter, the University of Hong Kong, and Academy 22 Education for All Foundation. The workshop on ‘Fostering the Next Generation Authors & Helping people safe from COVID-19′ is scheduled for 11th December 2021 at 5 PM IST.

This is a free event for all school librarians to motivate their students to participate in this exciting international competition. We are collaborating with the Advance Information Network of Libraries in Gujarat (ADINET), Special Interest Group on School Libraries, Gujarat, India, Bangladesh Shishu Academy, and the School Library Association, Pakistan for promoting this event. international competition.

For any queries regarding the workshop, email or or WhatApp at 9495591734 to Ms. Darsana Gopinath, Coordinator, Events, SLA-India.


Dr. Sam Chu is an Associate Professor at the Faculty of Education, The University of Hong Kong (HKU). He has obtained 2 PhDs in Education – one focusing on e-Learning from University College London, Institute of Education (2017) and another one focusing on Information and Library Science from HKU (2005). His areas of expertise include AI literacy, gamified learning, 21st Century Skills, and Social Media in Education. He has been involved in over 70 research projects with total funding of US$ 9,391,342. He has published more than 400 articles and books, with over 100 of them appearing in international academic journals. Furthermore, Dr. Chu is the Co-Founder and Co-Editor for the journal Information and Learning Sciences. He is also a Member of the Humanities and Social Sciences Panel of the Research Grants Council of HK. He has received many awards including the Faculty Outstanding Researcher Award in 2013, Faculty’s Knowledge Exchange Award in 2016, and Excellent Health Promotion Project Award from Food and Health Bureau in 2017. He's ranked among the top 2% of scholars in 2 research areas: Information & Library Sciences and Education (PLoS Biol 18(10), 2020, a study by Stanford University), and achieved an h-index of 38 over the years. He has been a Consultant for UNESCO Bangkok, Education Bureau, Oxford University Press, Pearson Education Asia, and was the ASIS&T Director of Chapter Assembly (2020-2021). He is also an Advisor for EdTech startups at HK Science and Technology Parks and the Founding Chairman of Academy 22 Education for All Foundation. One of his advisee companies is now valued at $0.3 billion HK.

Ms. Helen Chan holds two Master’s Degrees (M.Ed. (with Distinction) at the University of Hong Kong (HKU) and MATESOL at the Education University of Hong Kong (EdUHK) as well as a Bachelor’s degree (B.Ed. (1st Class Hons) at HKU. She is a lecturer (P/T) of the Master of Science in Library and Information Management program at HKU and an experienced Senior Middle School Manager (Teacher-Librarian). Ms. Chan is the recipient of numerous awards in the field. Ms. Chan is the Professional Division Committee Chair (2021-2023) of the International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions (IFLA); Board Member of International Advisor, Journal of Librarianship & Information Science; Youth Service Director (2021-2022), Rotary Club of Island Green; Youth Service Chair and Editor, Lions Club of Jardine’s Outlook. She has been serving as a Council Member as well as the Education and Training Officer of the Hong Kong Library Association since 2015. She is currently a member of the Academic Committee and Board of Education of a library program of the School of Professional and Continuing Education of The University of Hong Kong.