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

Tuesday, 16 August 2011

PAC Session Reminder

When?

18 August, 10:45-12:45

Where?

Room 104

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Session 201 — Cultural heritage preservation planning against economic and environmental new challenges — Preservation and Conservation Programme (PAC)

Five IFLA Key Initiatives to Follow and to Contribute to!

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Last year, IFLA's Governing Board drafted a Strategic Plan for 2010-2015. This plan sets out IFLA's Strategic Directions and Priority Activities for the long term. Each IFLA Professional Unit has its own Action Plan and has recently indicated which of their activities closely connects with the overall Strategic Plan for IFLA.

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Exhibition opening and opening party

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At the opening sessionJust minutes before the exhibition opening was programmed to start, people were asking and wondering, what is going to happen? A few minutes after 4:00 pm drums and trumpets started to sound, it was evident that the music was going to spread through the entire exhibition hall.

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OCLC names five librarians to participate in 2012 Jay Jordan IFLA/OCLC Early Career Development Fellowship Program

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International Fellowship program prepares librarians
to help libraries thrive in countries with developing economies

2012 Fellows are from Bangladesh, Ghana, Kenya, Nigeria and Pakistan

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Mister IFLA has left the building...

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Sjoerd KoopmanSome of you already may have noticed: this years’ installment of the IFLA World Library and Information Congress is missing one of its most valuable attendees, supporters, coordinators and congress dancers: Sjoerd Koopman, IFLA HQ’s  Professional Programmes Director and Mister IFLA in person for many of our members from the international library world. The reason though, is a happy one, since on the 1st of August Sjoerd Koopman left IFLA to enjoy a much deserved and hopefully long and enjoyable retirement.

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Some Facts About Puerto Rico*

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Puerto Rico flagPopulated for centuries by aboriginal peoples, the island was claimed by the Spanish Crown in 1493 following Christopher Columbus' second voyage to the Americas. In 1898, after 400 years of colonial rule that saw the indigenous population nearly eliminated and African slave labor introduced, Puerto Rico was ceded to the United States (US) as a result of the Spanish-American War.

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Improving Lives: Experiences from (ATLA) Access to Learning Award Recipients in Latin America

When?

17 August, 11:45-13:45

Where?

Room 209

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Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation - Update Session

Libraries and access to knowledge are a force for change in people's lives. ATLA award recipients from Latin America will provide practical tips and best practices stemming from their experiences using public access to information technology to improve people's lives.

The following programs will be represented:

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Grantee in the spotlight: Silvia Cecilia Anselmi

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Silvia Cecilia AnselmiIt is my great pleasure to attend IFLA 2011 and take my professional commitment to the Standing Committee of the Latin America and the Caribbean Section, of which I take part as a member untill 2013 representing Argentina —quite an honor for me!  I am currently Head of the Technical Services Department at the Library of the School of Architecture, Design and Urbanism—University of Buenos Aires, Argentina.

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Milan Vasiljevic: 2011 Jay Jordan IFLA/OCLC Early Career Development Programme Fellow

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Milan VasiljevicYou participated in the OCLC Fellows Programme 2011. Please tell us a bit more on your professional background and on how you experienced the programme.

Participation in IFLA/OCLC fellowship program was the best professional experience that I have (to date) ever had. During the course of my studies, I had the luck to work and/or volunteer in almost every type of library setting. My professional development first started with a job at American Corners—Belgrade, Serbia (which included everyday work with customers and organizing cultural programs for all ages).

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Bringing Information Literacy to indigenous populations

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Indiginuos Rarámuris as University Students: Opportunities for information Literacy
Session 94:  Javier Tarango, presenter

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