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

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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

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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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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Wednesday, 15 August 2012

Spotlight on the Local librarian of the day

Finnish Perspective: Let’s get acquainted with a different kind of library

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Kirsi SalminenThe Helsinki City Library's Urban Office is a modern, free-of-charge work and meeting space open to everyone.  The library is one of four recipients of the 2012 American Library Association (ALA) Presidential Citations for Innovative International Library Projects.

Meet Kirsi Salminen who works there as a Planner

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Tuesday, 14 August 2012

Spotlight on the Local librarian of the day

Finnish Perspective: Eye-tracking—Library as a Living Lab environment

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Eye-tracking

A year ago a poster presented by Kaisa Puttonen (Information Specialist) and Satu Hyökki (Project Manager) from Laurea University of Applied Sciences, Finland, was selected best IFLA 2011 poster session. I asked Kaisa about the past year and their further developments in the subject.

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Monday, 13 August 2012

Spotlight on the Local librarian of the day

Finnish Perspective: ANNE, THE LIVING SIGN

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Anne Ala-Honkola

I was very happy when I heard that IFLA 2012 will be in Finland. I am Anne Ala-Honkola, the chief librarian at Töölö library. My library is waiting for basic renovation which was planned to start this year. However, the renovation was postponed, giving me the wonderful opportunity to work as a volunteer at IFLA and to help colleagues and to learn about the newest innovations in libraries. I´m sure that I will be inspired by all of you!

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Wednesday, 8 August 2012

In the Spotlight

Extra activities in Helsinki & WLIC 2012 Mobile Guide from libraries.fi

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Libraries.fiInterested in activities outside the official WLIC 2012 programme?  Wondering what to do with your evenings?

Have a look at these two just-created sites brought to you by libraries.fi.