Congress theme: “Libraries beyond libraries: Integration, Innovation and Information for all”

Sunday, 14 August 2011

Opening Address by IFLA President Ellen Tise

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Ellen TiseOpening Address IFLA WLIC, San Juan, Puerto Rico, August 2011

Ellen R. Tise (IFLA President)

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The afterlife of texts: When paradise is an Internet site

When?

14 August, 10:30-12:00

Where?

Room: Grand Salon A

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Dr. Fernando Picó, Keynote speaker at the Opening Session

Dr. Fernando PicóDr. Fernando Picó S.J. is a highly-respected Puerto Rican humanist and historian. Throughout his long career, Picó has made outstanding contributions to the rescue and documentation of Puerto Rican historical patrimony, to its literature, as well as to the work with the needy in the community, particularly to prison inmates.

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Opening Session programme

When?

14 August, 10:30-12:00

Where?

Room: Grand Salon A

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Ellen TiseDoors open at 10:00

Keynote Speaker: Dr. Fernando Picó

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Library Boulevard - Latin American & Caribbean Libraries Exhibition

When?

14 August, 12:15-13:30

Where?

Location: 1st & 2nd floor mezzanine

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Boulevard de las bibliotecas del caribe


Following the successful model from the 2010 Congress, the Puerto Rican National Committee has invited libraries from across the Caribbean Region to take part in the ‘Caribbean Library Boulevard’, allowing them the opportunity to showcase their institutions and special projects to delegates.

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IFLA Market

When?

14 August, 12:15-13:30

Where?

Room: see below

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IFLA invites you to three special sessions following the Opening Session.

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IFLA Communicator of the Year Award — 2011 Call for Nominations

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Only 2 days remaining!

Since the design and implementation of its new website in 2009, IFLA has continued to follow modern communication trends and is eager to stimulate new forms of news dissemination. Therefore the main professional communication channel for the Sections needs to shift from the traditional newsletters in print and PDF to the active use and maintenance of the Sections' web pages under the IFLA domain and the use of social media, such as blogging, Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn and other relevant platforms by the Sections.

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Exhibition opening today

When?

14 August, 16:00-18:00

Where?

Exhibition Hall B

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Meet IFLA’s Secretary General (Jennefer Nicholson), President (Ellen Tise), and President-Elect (Ingrid Parent)

Jennefer Nicholson     Ellen Tise     Ingrid Parent

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IFLA Secretariat in Room 203

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Level 2 Puerto Rico Convention Center

As in other years the IFLA HQ Secretariat will re-locate almost entirely to the Conference Centre to assist delegates and IFLA Members with various issues on-site.

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Newcomers’ session

When?

14 August, 08:30-10:00

Where?

Room: Grand Salon B

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Is this your FIRST IFLA Congress?

This session offers a brief introduction to various aspects of the IFLA congress and the IFLA organisation in an informal way.

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Frequently Asked Questions

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Welcome to San Juan!

 

How can I get the most out of my attendance at the Congress?

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