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

Content about Puerto Rico

Thursday, 18 August 2011

Let's talk about Puerto Rican public school libraries

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Loida Garcia-FeboPuerto Rican public school libraries are welcoming oases where students can read, watch movies, listen to music, research, and use computers.

Innovative librarians have established sister library programs with other schools. The students exchange emails and information with peers in other cities in the United States. Other school librarians teach library instruction using numerous online research resources.

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Wednesday, 17 August 2011

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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Tuesday, 16 August 2011

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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Monday, 15 August 2011

Great Expectations à la Caraïbe

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Cindy Jiménez-VeraSince the announcement of the World Library and Information Congress two years ago, I felt honored, privileged and above all committed to taking part. At the time, I did not have any previous involvement in IFLA, although several of my Puerto Rican colleagues were highly involved.

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