China-US Library Conference

About the conferences

There is no one website for these conferences. The links and information were found or collected by webmaster.  The summary of first four conferences was excerpted from Conference Background of 5th conference at


5th Conference (2010):

Co-hosted by the National Library of China, the Library of Society of China and the Library of Congress, USA, the 5th Conference was held in Beijing on September 8-12, 2010. This conference included Canada and so was named “The China-North America Library Conference.”


4th Conference (2007):

“The 4th Conference took place on October 23-26, 2007, in OCLC headquarter, Dublin, Ohio, jointly organized by the National Library of China, the Library Society of China, Library of Congress and Association of Research Libraries. The theme was Cooperation Among Libraries, Museums, and Archives Within and Between China and the United States. 46 delegates attended the conference with 23 of them from China.”


3rd Conference (2005):

“The 3rd Conference was held in Shanghai in March 22-24 2005, sponsored by the National Library of China, the Library Society of China, American Association of Research Libraries, the Library of Congress, and hosted by Shanghai Library. About 90 experts attended the conference and 18 of them were invited to present papers. The discussion covered studies in varied fields such as digital resources construction and services, theories and practices in information and knowledge management, research in patrons’ requirements and utilizing behavior, the core value of digital library and its realization, cooperation in knowledge management and service in both countries, etc. ”


2nd Conference (2001):

“The 2nd Conference was held in Flushing, New York and Washington D.C in August 2001 with the theme of Strategic Policy Directions for China/US Library Cooperation.”


1st Conference (1996):
(The page was no longer available as accessed on 6/6/2015)

“The first China-US Library Conference, organized by the National Library of China and the American Library Association, was held in Beijing in August 1996, prior to the 62nd IFLA Congress. At the close of the conference, both the Chinese and American Library Associations and National Libraries agreed to take turns to hold the following serial conferences.”