Congress theme: “Libraries Now! - Inspiring, Surprising, Empowering”

Friday, 17 August 2012

In the Spotlight

IFLA WLIC 2014 = Lyon, France!!!!

WLIC 2014 in Lyon, France

WLIC 2014 in Lyon, FranceDuring the Closing Session, IFLA President Ingrid Parent officially announced the host location for the 80th World Library and Information Congress.

IFLA 2014 will be held in Lyon, France!

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Thursday, 16 August 2012

Honours and Awards at the Closing Session

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During the Closing Session on 16 August, IFLA President Ingrid Parent and IFLA Professional Committee Chair Ann Okerson conferred the following honours and awards:

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General Assembly – Closing Session

When?

16 August, 16:15-17:30

Where?

Amphitheatre

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Agenda

  • Presentation of Awards
  • Invitation to WLIC 2013 in Singapore
  • Announcement of WLIC 2014 location
  • Vote of thanks
  • Close of the Assembly

For details on the conduct of the General Assembly, please refer to the IFLA Statutes.

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In the Spotlight

Strong libraries = strong societies: democratizing access to knowledge through libraries

When?

16 August, 08:30-10:30

Where?

Session Room 6

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Check the live-stream!

Sinikka SipiläPresident-Elect’s Planning Session

Focusing on the concept of strong libraries as foundation for strong societies in order to democratize access to knowledge, IFLA President Elect Sinikka Sipilä and her team will brainstorm and develop new ideas.

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Spotlight on the Local librarian of the day

Finnish Perspective: Maru’s world

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Maru PeltonenMarjukka (Maru) Peltonen, from the Tapiola Library in the Espoo City Library system is a charming volunteer at this IFLA congress. A very smiling person, she will help you to find the information you need quickly and with a touch of humour.

She says she is a geek as well as a children's librarian.

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Building strong library associations: Results from the first six countries’ projects

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BSLALibrary associations are key institutions in the library and information sector around the world. For the benefit of the countries where a library association is underdeveloped, the IFLA Action for Development through Libraries Programme (ALP) launched in 2010 a new programme called Building Strong Library Associations (BSLA). The BSLA programme is a comprehensive method for offering a strategic approach to capacity building and sustainability of library associations. During Tuesday’s session, associations shared how they have used BSLA in practice to advocate on behalf of the profession, increase membership, improve communication and work towards stronger library communities.

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From the hall: day four

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Veronica Angell Bergli

“There is one session that sounded very interesting: Strong libraries= strong societies: democratizing access to knowledge through libraries – President-Elects Planning Session (Session 192).  I want to get acquainted with new people and that sounded very interesting!”

Veronica Angell Bergli, Librarian, Vadso Bibliotek, Norway

 

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Cycling for Libraries mini tour into the deep essence of sauna

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cycling for libraries

This past Monday evening, the front yard of the Conference Center became a gathering ground for close to 40 librarians with bicycles. The group consisted of Cycling for Libraries 2012 organizers and participants as well as a number of courageous WLIC 2012 attendees. After 10 kilometers of cycling through some of the most peaceful scenery in Helsinki they headed towards a piquant feature of the Finnish capital – allotments, like small summer cottages with gardens not more than 10 kilometers from the city center.

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IFLA library standards and the IFLA Committee on Standards – how can they better serve you?

When?

16 August, 10:45-12:45

Where?

Session Room 5

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The very new IFLA Committee on Standards was created at the beginning of 2012 to coordinate standards work within IFLA. Patrice Landry, Chair, is going to explain what the Committee has already achieved and the work that is in progress, and discusses the priorities and agenda for the Committee’s work over the coming year.

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and the winners are...

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Sinikka Sipilä draws!

The winning name of the Visit the Exhibits Grand Prize was drawn yesterday by IFLA President-elect, Sinikka Sipilä.

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