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

Sophie Felföldi (author)

Thursday, 18 August 2011

Marta Terry — Legend of the Caribbean

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Marta TerryIn 1980, the 46th IFLA conference was held in Manila, Philippines. For the first time, two librarians were participating from Cuba. One year later, they decided to attend the Conference in Leipzig and submit their application for IFLA Membership. One of the Cuban delegates was Marta Terry.

IFLA must have made an impression on her, because 30 years later, Marta is still with us!  One has to be terribly young and/or very novice to IFLA not to know who Marta Terry is. She was a pioneer of Cuban representation at IFLA and a supporter of the development of librarianship in the Caribbean and Latin America as well.

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