Area studies librarians and international book fairs: The Hong Kong Book Fair experience

Yurong Yang Atwill, C. David Hickey

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In a newly established venture to support librarians who are working to build collections to better serve their East Asian user communities, the American Librarian Association (ALA) and the Hong Kong Book Fair (HKBF) provided funding for a group of ten U.S. academic and public librarians responsible for selecting Chinese language materials to attend the July 2001 HKBF, which in recent years has become one of the largest gatherings of booksellers in East Asia. This article discusses how international collection development is enhanced and professional librarian skills are honed through participation in organized programs such as the HKBF/U. S. Librarian Invitation Program.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)97-105
Number of pages9
JournalLibrary Collections, Acquisition and Technical Services
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - Mar 1 2003


All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Information Systems
  • Library and Information Sciences

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