25 Juillet 2019
Message from Sanjay K Bihani, Chair IFLA-RSCAO (2017-2019)
It gives me immense pleasure to address you through our section e-newsletter once again.
Time flies and my tenure as Chair of IFLA-RSCAO come to an end by August 2019. I served the section in different capacities as Member, Sub Regional Convener for South Asia, Secretary and Chair during 2007-2019. However, I will be continuing as a member of RSCAO till 2023 and working with you all for the section.
We had a very fruitful mid-term meeting in Manila during March 2019. Thereafter, we had elections for SC membership as well as elections for new Chair and Secretary for the section. Several new members will be joining us in RSCAO. I welcome them all. I also congratulate the new Chair and Secretary of RSCAO which will be announced during our first SC meeting at Athens, Greece.
I have the privilege to participate in a workshop “Introducing IFLA’s new Strategic Framework, and collaborating on action plans in support of the IFLA Strategy 2019-2024” on 12-13 June 2019 at The Hague, Netherlands as the incoming Chair of IFLA-Division V. It was very fruitful gathering.
I would like to thank Tina, RSCAO Secretary, Lin Li, Regional Manager and all colleagues of RSCAO and Regional Office for their invaluable support for the section. I will be joining IFLA Governing Board during WLIC IFLA 2019 at Athens and continue serving you all in my new role as Chair of IFLA –Division V (Regions) which also includes Asia and Oceania Section. Therefore, I will need your continued support and contributions.
Wish you all the best and see you all in Athens.
Sanjay K Bihani
Chair, IFLA-RSCAO (2017-2019)