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

Monday, 15 August 2011

Welcome to Puerto Rico!

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Puerto RicoPuerto Rico offers miles upon miles of white sand beaches, an unbelievable rainforest and breath-taking mountains. As one of the oldest and most diversified cultures in the world, Puerto Rico is a vibrant, modern, bilingual, multicultural society, one that has been molded by Spanish, African, Indian and U.S. influences.

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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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Building Strong Library Associations: 2011 countries announced

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Since launching in 2010, the Building Strong Library Associations programme (BSLA) has been successfully rolled out in six countries, with a number of workshops and outreach activities taking place. The programme is growing, with more trainers, modules, and content. 

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Newcomers Session

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Sebastian Wilke at the Newcomers SessionDuring the Newcomer’s Session 8 speakers gave their different perspectives of being a participant and organizer of the IFLA Congress.

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Grantee in the spotlight: Shima Moradi

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Shima MoradiI am really thankful to IFLA and other sponsors for giving me the chance to attend the WLIC2011.  And I am sincerely happy to have an opportunity to present my paper this time! For the last five IFLA conferences, I have had a paper and a poster which could not be presented because I was unable to attend.

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Poster Sessions

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Poster SessionsIn the Exhibition Hall you will find over 150 unique poster presentations.

Together these form a kaleidoscopic and representative overview of library and information initiatives and projects—large and small—from around the world.

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President-elect planning session

When?

16 August, 09:30-12:45

Where?

Room: 208 (Session 126)

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Ingrid ParentOn behalf of Ingrid Parent, IFLA’s President-elect, you are all very welcome to join this planning session to think along with her and join in shaping the theme for her IFLA Presidency for 2011-2013.

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IFLA Publications

When?

17 August, 09:30-11:30

Where?

Room: 209 (Session 165)

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Chair: Ingeborg Verheul (IFLA Communications and Services Director)

Here's an opportunity to catch up on important publications that have appeared in IFLA’s Publications Programme during the past year. Authors and editors will be also be presenting some of the top new titles recently published. They will sketch the backgrounds and the importance of these new publications for the various subfields of the profession. The variety is as broad as the IFLA palette of activities: new publications on bibliographic control, school libraries, early printed books, newspaper librarianship, etc.

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Tomorrow’s Plenary speaker: Mayra Santos-Febres

When?

16 August, 08:30-09:15

Where?

Room: Grand Salon A

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Mayra Santos-FebresMAYRA SANTOS-FEBRES is a young Puerto Rican writer of poems, essays, stories and novels.  She is also a Professor of Literature at the University of Puerto Rico, Río Piedras Campus, and a cultural promoter. Santos-Febres holds a bachelor’s degree from the Universidad de Puerto Rico, a Master in Arts and a Ph.D. from Cornell University.

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Academic and Research Libraries Section 2011 Essay Contest winners

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Alison Annet KinengyereAnia Torres PombertHan Lee YenThis 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.

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