Library

A Brief History

The current location of the Information Management Office was the original meeting centre of what was then known as the SPEC (South Pacific Bureau for Economic Corporation).  The building itself was built in 1976 for that purpose and was later converted into the Library after the new Ryoichi Jinnai Conference Centre was opened in 1994. The building structure was extended with mezzanine floor which was put in to hoard space and later housed the registry & archive.

The two sections, Library and Registry were merged in early 2004. It was known then as the Information Services Team. The team then comprised of a Team Leader Information Services (TLIS) and two assistants. The assistant positions were the Records Management and the Library Assistant. After the departure of the TLIS in 2007 the position was vacant until the CROP (Council of Regional Organisations in the Pacific) wide review to their respective Information services was conducted in September 2009.

The CROP members involved in the review were the Secretariat of the Pacific Community (SPC), Pacific Islands Applied Geoscience Commission (SOPAC), Secretariat Pacific Regional Environment Programme  (SPREP) and the Pacific Island Forum Secretariat (PIFS).  The report of the Review was finalised and submitted back to participating organisations in late October 2009.  PIFS then contracted a consultant in December 2009 to review the current staffing needs. This was one of the specific recommendations for PIFS.

As a result, the name was then changed to Information Management. The positions for the assistants were upgraded to coordinators. The IM Team comprises of the Information Management Coordinator- Records (IMC-R), Information Management Coordinator – Library (IMC-L), Information Management Assistant (IMA) and the Information Management Support (IMS).

Our Collection

  1. De-classified Records (1971-2004) contains records proceedings, statements, historical speeches of Leaders meetings. This records are exclusive to PIFS Library.
  2. General
  3. Serials

What’s in the Collection for you?

The Information Management office holds approximately 40, 000 volumes. It includes Books (Reference & General), Serials, Newspapers, Forum Documents, Maps, CD ROM, Videos, and Photographs.

LOOKING FOR

General / Reference / Serial Collection / Newspapers

Photographs

Newspapers (kept in the Library for 3 months then discarded)

CDROM Databases

Videos

LOCATION

Main floor

Staff work room

Main floor

Staff work room

Staff work room

Location

Pacific Islands Forum Secretariat

Ratu Sukuna Road,

Suva,

FIJI.

Library Hours

Monday – Thursday:        8.30am – 5.00pm

Friday:                           8.30am – 4.30pm

Weekends/Public Holidays: Closed

Postal Address

Information Management Coordinator

Pacific Islands Forum Secretariat

Private Mail Bag

Suva, Fiji

Contact

Coordinators: (679) 7788 352, (679) 7788353

Email: info@forumsec.org