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

Sunday, 14 August 2011

Trevor C. Clarke to speak at tomorrow morning's Plenary Session


15 August, 08:30-09:15


Room: Grand Salon A

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Trevor C. ClarkeIFLA and WIPO:  Facing our common challenges to promote knowledge and culture

Introduction by CLM Chair Winston Tabb

Trevor C. Clarke is the Assistant Director General, Culture and Creative Industries Sector, World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO).  Mr. Clarke (Barbados) came to WIPO after six years as Ambassador at the Permanent Mission of Barbados to the United Nations Office and Other International Organizations in Geneva.

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IFLA Highlights and news


15 August, 09:30-10:45


Room: Grand Salon A

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Major announcements, awards, updates and other important IFLA-related news will be made during this session. Congress delegates and all members of the Press are welcome and encouraged to attend.

Come and hear the latest news!



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Spaces are still available for Session 120a - AV Collections for Non-Specialist Librarians (off-site) - Audiovisual and Multimedia Section.  Tuesday 16 August - 09:00-18:00. 

See the IFLA Programme for more details on the workshop.  Please register at IFLA Secretariat in Room 203 by 14:00 Monday.   Transportation and lunch will be provided.

Bill and Melinda Gates 2011 Access to Learning Award programme


16 August, 16:00-18:00


Room: 104

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All delegates are invited to attend the announcement of the 2011 Access to Learning Award

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Come to Helsinki next year! Get your information now!

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IFLA 2012

During the Exhibition, all delegates are invited to visit the IFLA Booth (628) where you can find all the information you need about attending the IFLA World Library and Information Congress in Helsinki, Finland in 2012!

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Help us improve the IFLA Congress

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This year, all Congress attendees will again be sent an invitation to take an online evaluation of this year’s WLIC.

Please take a moment to fill out the survey and help us improve the IFLA Congress.

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Donate to IFLA Core Activities

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Do you want to sponsor specific IFLA Activities financially?  Why not consider donating to the IFLA Core Activities?

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Saturday, 13 August 2011

Win a $200 debit card!

As an IFLA attendee we want you to have a

SMOOTH stay in Puerto Rico!

When you come to pick up your delegate bag, be sure to fill out a raffle form available at the registration desk.  Enter the raffle to win a (cash) gift card valued at $200 redeemable throughout Puerto Rico.  The deadline for entry is 6:00 PM Monday, 15 August.

The drawing will take place during the Cultural evening on Tuesday, 16 August.


IFLA 2011 goes interactive

This year IFLA will again be using social media to bring out the most from your IFLA experience. On this website you will find the latest news and keep updated on the conference programme.

And there is more!

This website will support content that is generated by IFLA reporters, conference speakers, and you! Visit the website to hear opinions, enjoy the pictures and videos, browse the blogs and tweets, and be part of the IFLA network.

The stories begin on 14 August 2011!

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