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

Thursday, 18 August 2011


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drawing the winnersThe winning name of the Visit the Exhibits Grand Prize was drawn on 17 August by IFLA Incoming President-elect, Sinikka Sipilä.

The winner of the free registration for IFLA 2012 in Helsinki, Finland! is:

Nora Dominguez Rodriguez

The Winner of the free IFLA T-shirt is newcomer:

Sheila Nomathemba Ndlovu

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IFLA President and President–Elect at the Supreme Court of Puerto Rico

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At the Supreme Court Library of Puerto RicoA special reception was organized by Pedro Padilla-Rosa (PR National Committee) and Ivette Torres (PR Supreme Court Librarian), at the Supreme Court of Puerto Rico on Monday, August 16, 2011, and hosted by Chief Justice Hernandez Denton and two associate justices.

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Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation: changing the world one library at a time

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James Nguo, director of ALINSession report: Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation – Update Session. Improving Lives: Experiences from (ATLA) Access to Learning Award in Latin America

The 2011 Access to Learning Award was presented to the Arid Lands Information Network (ALIN); James Nguo, director of ALIN was present to accept the award.  Please see the press release for complete details.

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Can’t go to a conference? Want to have your own conference? Why not UNconference?

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Tips for planning an UNconferenceCan’t go to any library conferences this year?  Or maybe you have some fresh ideas for conference?  Why not organize and hold your very own unconference

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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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