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

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Wednesday, 15 August 2012

Dominican Republic Wins International Library Award for Providing Access to State-of-the-Art Technology to Those Most in Need

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Community Technology Center program will use Gates Foundation $1 million Access to Learning Award to expand its already vast network of community centers


SEATTLE, August 13 - The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation today presented its 2012 Access to Learning Award of $1 million to the Dominican Republic's Community Technology Centers (CTCs). The program is a groundbreaking network of facilities that provide all residents free access to high-tech tools, training courses, and a wide variety of other services to help them improve their lives.

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2012 De Gruyter Saur / IFLA Research Paper Award winner

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Adam GirardMy name is Adam Girard. I am the 2012 Winner of the De Gruyter Saur / IFLA Research Paper Award. My paper is entitled "E-books are Not Books: The Challenges and Chances in the New Media Context". The invitation to this year’s IFLA World Library and Information Congress offers a wonderful opportunity to explore innovative solutions to professional issues, as well as the opportunity to meet with colleagues with diverse range of interests and backgrounds. I love the “Libraries Now!” theme, and I can’t wait to contribute!

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Tuesday, 14 August 2012

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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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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Monday, 13 August 2012

Bill and Melinda Gates 2012 Access to Learning Award programme


13 August, 16:00-18:00


Session Room 5

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2012 Access to Learning Award Announcement

All delegates are invited to attend the announcement of the 2012 Access to Learning Award, which recognizes the innovative efforts of public libraries and similar institutions outside the United States to connect people to information and opportunities through free access to computers and the Internet. The award has honored ground-breaking projects around the world that are improving people's lives through access to technology.

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