Gothenburg is drawing ever closer. The watch hands beat the time of the last two weeks before the annual IFLA conference starts. Sweden and especially Gothenburg will be the star of delegates appointment with IFLA 2010. To get in the mood for it all, please have a look at Stuart Hamilton-IFLA’s Senior Policy Advisor-who was recently featured on This week in Libraries.

His fifty minute conversation with Erik Boekesteijn of DOK should be of interest to all in library land. Through the steady and confident voice of the Senior Policy Advisor, and untiring traveler of the United States, you’ll get a flavor of the striking atmosphere you can expect at the IFLA 2010 Conference. He touches upon today’s crucial issues affecting libraries, libraries’ evolving roles, what is at stake, and encourages librarians the world over to stand up and say why libraries are important.

There’s a great balance of serious questions, important considerations and a good dose of British humor.

Enjoy the video!