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

Academic and Research Libraries Section 2011 Essay Contest winners

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This year, the IFLA Academic and Research Libraries Section offered three free Registrations/Bursaries equivalent in the amount of €425 each to an information professional from Africa, Latin America and the Asia/Pacific region to cover the registration/bursary expenses at the 2011 IFLA Conference.

The 2011 recipients are:

Alison Annet KinengyereAlison Annet Kinengyere works at the Sir Albert Cook Medical Library, Makerere University College of Health Sciences—Mulago Hill, Kampala, Uganda. She a Serials Librarian and is also in charge of information literacy projects and electronic resources.




Ania Torres PombertAnia Torres Pombert is Head of the Scientific Information Management Dept., Centro Nacional Coordinador de Ensayos Clínicos (CENCEC) in Havana, Cuba and Instructor Professor at the Faculty of Communication, University of Havana.  Ania is also currently Head of Information Literacy projects for national clinical trials and promotion of evidence on health; both projects are sponsored by the Ministry of Public Health of Cuba.


Han Lee YenHan Lee Yen is a librarian in the Instructional Services Division at Nanyang Technological University, Singapore.  Lee Yen plans, develops & conducts workshops on library research methods and the use of information resources, as well as create online self-learning or reference materials for users. She is also Business Librarian for Law, where she coordinates subject resources in business law and provides advice and guidance on literature searches and information skills training.


Following the 2011 IFLA Conference, each recipient will write a brief article on their ‘IFLA experience’ for publication in the December 2011 issue of the Academic and Research Libraries Newsletter.