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

Wednesday, 17 August 2011

Agenda for the General Assembly


17 August, 16:15-18:00


Grand Salon A

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  1. Opening by the President, Ellen Tise
  2. Appointment of Tellers
  3. Establishment of a Quorum
  4. Adoption of the Agenda
  5. Minutes of the previous meeting, held in Gothenburg, 14 and 15 August 2010
  6. In memoriam of those members who have died during the past year
  7. Presentation of the Report of the President
  8. Presentation of the Report of the Secretary General
  9. Presentation of the Annual Accounts by the Treasurer
  10. Formal announcement of the
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Pick up your voting documents!

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All voting delegates are asked to collect their necessary voting papers at the IFLA Secretariat (Room 203)

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The future of librarians in Puerto Rico

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Noraida Domínguez-FloresFor the past several decades, libraries have been facing many changes as a result of the developments of information technologies.  All these developments have raised a number of predictions about what is going to happen and how the library profession is going to be transformed.  The library profession in Puerto Rico is no exception and in past decades has been facing a great deal of transformations.

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IFRRO—providing access

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International Federation of Reproduction Rights Organisations (IFRRO)What is IFRRO?

The International Federation of Reproduction Rights Organisations (IFRRO) is the independent, not-for-profit international federation for collective management of text and image based works. It is the umbrella organisation for RROs (Reproduction Rights Organisations, the collective management organisations for text and image based works) with international and national creators’ and publishers’ associations among its 131 members in 66 countries.

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This is our Library, it belongs to our children

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Outside the Bibliotheca AlexandrinaAmidst the rumble of protestors and the thunder of revolution, a phrase whispered in the mind of the young security guard at the library in Alexandria, Egypt on 28 January, 2011.  He recited in his mind, “This is our library.  It belongs to our children.”

The guard’s fears were as big as the crowd marching in front of the library. The shouts of the mob grew louder as an angry throng drew nearer to the library’s front steps. The pattern of destruction had quickly been established: public and governmental buildings were becoming targets for looters, vandals, and angry mobs.

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Strategies for the new professional

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Session report: New Professionals beyond New Professionals: skills, needs and strategies of a new generation of LIS professionals

Monday August 15, the Madre María Teresa Guevara Library at the Sacred Heart University in Hato Rey, Puerto Rico hosted the New Professional Special Interest Group.

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First Timer’s impression of IFLA’s Poster Session

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at the Poster SessionMarvelous!

This is a great opportunity to share experiences about services, products, projects and librarians’ research around the world.

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East African Organization Receives International Library Award For Creating Knowledge Centers in Rural Areas

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$1 million Access to Learning Award recognizes Arid Lands Information Network for providing access to information and technology in hard-to-reach communities

SEATTLE – The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation today presented its 2011 Access to Learning Award of $1 million to the Arid Lands Information Network (ALIN), which provides knowledge and information through a variety of innovative channels in remote communities throughout Kenya, Uganda, and Tanzania.

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Exceptions and Limitations for Libraries

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Session 91 — You spoke - IFLA acted: our International Treaty for libraries and archives — Committee on Copyright and Other Legal Matters (CLM)

This session focused on an issue of critical importance for libraries: challenges related to copyright laws and the impact that they have on access to information.

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