IFLA Academic and Research Libraries Section wishes to congratulate the following individuals for their winning essays and sharing their interests with IFLA. All essays were blind peered review by librarians with lengthy knowledge and experience in their field and active members of various professional associations.

Latin America/Caribbean region Essay contest winner is:
Kumaree Ramtahal, University of the West Indies, Trinidad and Tobago

Africa region Essay contest winner is:
Scholastica Chizoma Ukwoma, University of Nigeria

Asia/Pacific region Essay contest winner is:
Goh Wei Haan, Taylor’s College, Malaysia

Details of the conference dates and programs can be found on the IFLA website.  Please review this site to see if you may also be interested in attending any of the pre or post satellite meetings near the conference date. The satellite meetings are often held in separate locations near the main conference location in
Milan, Italy.

The IFLA Academic and Research Libraries wishes to thank Ms. Mame Purce, Collection Development Librarian; Ms. Awilda Reyes, Government and Maps Librarian; and Dr. Rachel McMullin, Information Literacy/Humanities Librarian for thier participation in the selection of the Essay Contest winners for a free bursary/registration to the 75th World Library and Information Conference to be held in Milan, Italy in August, 2009. Again, my sincere congratulations to the winners of the Essay Contest; for those who volunteered to review the essays following the general guidelines; for the ARL Section in providing this opportunity; and to all who were willing to share their interests with IFLA!

Sue McKnight, Chair, Academic and Research Libraries Section