Congress theme: “Open access to knowledge - promoting sustainable progress”

Wednesday, 11 August 2010

Opening Address by IFLA President Ellen R. Tise

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Governor, Mr Mayor, Members of Parliament, Distinguished guests, Members of the IFLA Governing Board, Members of the National Committee of the World Library and Information Congress 2010, Presidents of Library Associations, Directors of National Libraries and Institutions, Members of IFLA, Delegates and Friends of IFLA. 

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Henning Mankell to speak at tomorrow morning's Plenary Session

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Henning Mankell


To be able to Read and Write - a Question of Dignity

12 August 08:30 - 09:15 | Room: Hall B

Introduction by IFLA President Ellen Tise


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Let’s enjoy the FAIFE off site session on Thursday the 12th

The location is the West Swedish Regional Library, Rosenludsgatan 4.

The best way to travel from the convention center to the session will be with tram number 6 from "Korsvägen", which is just outside the entrance of the convention center. We will meet at the hotel lobby at 8.15 and we will go together to catch the tram at 8.33. Direction is "Länsmansgården" and the departure is from platform F. 14 minutes later we will get off the tram at "Järntorget.” From there it's five minutes walk.

We will go all together, be on time and meet me at the lobby or at the tram stop.

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Mobile Libraries at IFLA Gothenburg

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From Wednesday through Friday (11-13 August) there will be a display of modern Swedish Mobile Libraries at the main entrance of the Conference and Exhibition Centre.

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Programme of the Opening Session

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11 August 11:00 - 12:30 | Room: Hall B

Doors open at 10:30

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Come to San Juan next year! Get your information now!

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IFLA 2011

During the Exhibition, all delegates are invited to visit the IFLA Booth (C122) where you can find all the information you need about attending the IFLA World Library and Information Congress in San Juan, Puerto Rico in 2011!

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Help us improve the IFLA Congress!

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This year, all Congress attendees will again be sent an invitation to take an online evaluation of this year’s WLIC.

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Newcomers’ session

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11 August 2010 13:45 - 14:45 | Room: Hall B

Is this your FIRST IFLA Congress?

This session offers a brief and informal introduction to various aspects of the congress and to IFLA. You'll find that other participants will make you feel welcome and have answers to your questions.

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