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WLIC 2021 -SIG Library History session

The recording of the SIG’s session for IFLA’s WLIC 2021 is completed. The session is titled “Librarians learning from the past to inspire, include and sustain” and is scheduled for Day 3 (19 August 2021) of the conference.  You will need to check the schedule for the time in… Read More

  • News
  • 27 July 2021
  • By: Dr. Kerry Smith

SIG Library History Oral Histories Project

As outlined in its Action Plans from 2019 the SIG Library History has embarked on what some might think are a very ambitious set of projects on the oral histories of our librarians past and present.  As the project develops a number of streams reveal themselves and those… Read More

  • News
  • 19 March 2021
  • By: Dr. Kerry Smith

Memories of Wolfgang Dietz and Gerhard Hahn

The attached article was written by Dr Russell Cope, Parliamentary Librarian at the Parliament of New South Wales from 1962 until 1993 and a very active IFLA member.  It is a recollection of Wolfgang Dietz (Bonn Library) and Gerhard Hahn (Bundestag Library) and their contributions to post war… Read More

  • Publications
  • 27 November 2018
  • By: Dr Russell Cope

IFLA 2018 Kuala Lumpur. SIG Library History Session held on Sunday, 26 August 2018

SIG Library History Session on Transform Libraries, Transform Societies: Library Outreach to Marginalized Populations – Historical Perspectives. The SIG Library History’s session at IFLA Kuala Lumpur was again early in the conference programme and it would seem that each year the number of competitive meetings and… Read More

  • News
  • 03 October 2018
  • By: Dr Kerry Smith