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

Tuesday, 14 August 2012

Libraries today and tomorrow: a force for change in our transforming societies?

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President's Theme Session

Ingrid Parent

We had an interesting and successful session:

  1. Before the break — Opening remarks by the President, and the speakers' presentations:
    Video footage
    - Quotes and remarks recorded by the Leaders Programme Associates
  2. After the break — IFLA Trend Report
    - Interview with Christine Mackenzie about the session
    Roundtable discussions
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Books are still our firmest foundation

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Peter van Bagh at Monday's Plenary session

Peter von Bagh is a genuine book lover. In his emotional plenary speech he emphasized the roles of literature and libraries not only as the memory of the world, but also as the foundation a nation is built upon. Furthermore, von Bagh declared that the traditional books are more valuable than ever, and that a library is man’s best friend.

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OCLC names five librarians to participate in 2013 Jay Jordan IFLA/OCLC Early Career Development Fellowship Program

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DUBLIN, Ohio, August 13, 2012—OCLC, along with the International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions (IFLA), today named five librarians chosen to participate in the Jay Jordan IFLA/OCLC Early Career Development Fellowship Program for 2013.

The 2013 Jordan IFLA/OCLC Fellows were announced by Jay Jordan, OCLC President and CEO, at a news conference during the World Library and Information Congress: 78th IFLA General Conference and Assembly in Helsinki, Finland. The 2013 Jordan IFLA/OCLC Fellows are:

  • Mr. Dwaymian Brissette, Librarian, Myers, Fletcher & Gordon Law Library, Kingston, Jamaica
  • Mrs. Caroline Nyaga, Librarian, Kenya Education Management Institute, Nairobi, Kenya
  • Mr. David Ofili, Assistant Librarian, University of Benin, Benin City, Nigeria
  • Mrs. Rozita Petrinska-Labudovikj, Librarian, Ss. Cyril and Methodius University, Skopje, Republic of Macedonia
  • Miss Chona San Pedro, Librarian II, National Library of the Philippines, Manila, Philippines
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Short Impressions from the Poster Session

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Terhi VilkmanValentyna Pashkova & Yulia KashprukIn the Exhibition Hall you will find 196 inspiring poster presentations worth visiting. Here is a glimpse of a few poster exhibitors and their ideas.

 

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IFLA Communicator of the Year Award — 2012 Call for Nominations

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Last chance!

With the design and implementation of its new website in 2009, IFLA continues to follow modern communication trends and wants to stimulate new forms of news dissemination. Therefore the main professional communication channel for the Sections needs to shift from the traditional newsletters in print and PDF to the active use and maintenance of the Sections' web pages under the IFLA domain and the use of social media, such as blogging, Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn and other relevant platforms by the Sections.

To stimulate this process, IFLA established the IFLA Communicator of the Year Award as a follow-up to the IFLA Newsletter of the Year Award.

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Join the fun at the Cultural Evening

When?

14 August, 19:00-23:00

Where?

Offsite: Wanha Satama (Old Harbour)

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Wanha SatamaThe Cultural evening is an evening event of entertainment which will bring attendees together to showcase the local culture of the host city as well as the host country. The idea is to create the atmosphere and ambiance of traditional and modern Finnish culture in a relaxed setting.

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From the Hall: day two

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Jacqueline Dama Tundu”I’m attending two sessions tomorrow. The first one is Government Information and Official Publications SC II . The second session is Copyright law and legal deposit for audiovisual materials — Audio-visual and multimedia with Law Libraries. The topics of these sessions are related to my work.”

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New IFLA Publications: Presentation and Reception

When?

14 August, 16:50-17:30

Where?

Replay Theatre—IFLA WLIC Exhibition Area

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De GruyterIFLA

De Gruyter Saur and IFLA would like to invite you to a joint book presentation of all IFLA / De Gruyter Publications which have been launched during the last 12 months.

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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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Poster Sessions

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Poster Session at WLIC 2011

In the Exhibition Hall you will find approximately 200 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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