14 August 2012

The Women, Information and Libraries Special Interest Group held in Tampere, Finland August 8th to 10th.

By Cindy Ingold

Librarians from fifteen countries participated in the satellite meeting of the Women, Information and Libraries Special Interest Group held in Tampere, Finland August 8th to 10th. 

The conference, titled "How can libraries and information centres improve access to women's information and preserve women's cultural heritage?", was organised by women from the IFLA Women, Information and Libraries Special Interest Group; the Minna Centre for Gender Equality in Finland; and the Women Information Network Europe.

Papers addressed several themes including library and information professionals democratising access to women’s information, preserving women’s cultural heritage, working towards gender equality, and tools to document the history of women.

For more information please see the Minna.Fi conference website
The Women, Information and Libraries Special Interest Group session "Inspiring and empowering women through access to information" takes place on Thursday 16th August 10:45 - 12:45 in Session Room 2. Join us, the speakers and our guest panelist IFLA President-elect  Sinikka Sipilä  for a question and answers session on the role of library and information professionals inspiring and empowering women through access to information. Librarians from fifteen countries participated in the satellite meeting of the Women, Information and Libraries Special Interest Group held in Tampere, Finland August 8th to 10th. 

The conference, titled "How can libraries and information centres improve access to women's information and preserve women's cultural heritage?", was organised by women from the IFLA Women, Information and Libraries Special Interest Group; the Minna Centre for Gender Equality in Finland; and the Women Information Network Europe.

Papers addressed several themes including library and information professionals democratising access to women’s information, preserving women’s cultural heritage, working towards gender equality, and tools to document the history of women.

For more information please see the Minna.Fi conference website

The Women, Information and Libraries Special Interest Group session "Inspiring and empowering women through access to information" takes place on Thursday 16th August 10:45 - 12:45 in Session Room 2. Join us, the speakers and our guest panelist IFLA President-elect  Sinikka Sipilä  for a question and answers session on the role of library and information professionals inspiring and empowering women through access to information.

Women, Information and Libraries, Women’s issues

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