28 November 2012
2013 IFLA Presidential Meeting / Reunión Presidencial IFLA 2013
Our Digital Futures
March 6 - 7, 2013
Auditorium Index MUAC (Museo Universitario de Arte Contemporaneo)
University City, Mexico City, Mexico
Libraries serve all without judgment, prejudice or bias. By democratizing access to information, libraries empower individuals to learn freely, improve their lives and create knowledge.
Libraries transform lives and in doing so transform society. Libraries are community repositories, gathering places, digital depositories, interactive learning centers, research catalysts, and much more.
By harnessing the power and potential of today's rapidly changing technologies, libraries play an essential role for people who wish to access information in any form.
To remain relevant new means of enhancing the user experience and services must be implemented continuously.
Under the theme “Our Digital Futures” this conference will have prominent and inspiring speakers to address current issues on access to information for libraries concerning access for research and education, access to enhance reading, access for the cultural memory, and copyright exceptions and limitations to benefit access.
Participants will also contribute to the development of the IFLA Trend Report on access to digital information in the global digital environment and information society in which libraries will operate over the next five years, to be launched at the IFLA World Library and Information Congress in Singapore 17 - 23 August, 2013.
The Meeting is open for all those interested. Also invited are stakeholders, politicians and decision-makers from the region, political institutions, UN bodies, international NGOs, private sector and industry, library organizations and the press.
The conference languages will be Spanish and English with simultaneous interpretation.
International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions
- Regional Office for Latin America and the Caribbean
- Latin America and the Caribbean Section
National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM)
- Humanities Research Coordination
- Library Science and Information Research Institute
- General Direction for Libraries
- Mexican Librarians Association (AMBAC)
- National College of Librarians (Mexico) (CNB)
HOW TO PARTICIPATE?
Those interested in participating as a delegate, should complete and email the registration form, in addition to paying the appropriate registration fee.
Until December 7, 2012
UNAM / AMBAC / CNB: MXN $600.00
Other institutions: MXN $800.00 (USD $80)
After December 7, 2012 and until January 11, 2013
UNAM / AMBAC / CNB: MXN $800.00
Other institutions: MXN $1,000.00 (USD $100)
After January 11, and until February 15, 2013
UNAM / AMBAC / CNB: MXN $1,000.00
Other institutions: MXN $1,200.00 (USD $120)
After February 15, 2013
UNAM / AMBAC / CNB: MXN $1,200.00
Other institutions: MXN $1,400.00 (USD $140)
INFORMATION AND REGISTRATION:
Lic. Sarah Iliana Gonzalez Comi
Department of Diffusion and Continuous Education
Library Science and Information Research Institute
National Autonomous University of Mexico
Humanities Tower II, 13th Floor
City University, Mexico City
Phone: (52-55) 562 30352
Fax: (52-55) 562-30375