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

Wednesday, 15 August 2012

New Paths for Public Libraries in the Developing World

When?

15 August, 11:45-14:45

Where?

Session Room 4

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Beyond Access: Libraries Powering Development With over 230,000 of the world's public libraries in developing and transitioning countries, there should be an obvious link between institutions dedicated to access to information and local, national, and international efforts to improve the lives of citizens through access to critical information. Although some libraries have achieved success in addressing community development issues ranging from health to agriculture to economic opportunity, public libraries are often overlooked by decision makers, funders, and international agencies when allocating funding and planning development work.

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FAIFE speakers' corner

When?

15 August, 13:00-15:00

Where?

Offsite: Sanomahouse Media Piazza

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Sanomahouse Media Piazza IFLA’s Committee on Freedom of Access to Information and Freedom of Expression (FAIFE) is bringing the hottest topics of Internet and user rights to the Mediatalo in Helsinki. In an outdoor setting we will bring the people of Helsinki closer to the issues and the experts through three public discussions.

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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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Library 10: Ten reasons to be fond of it!

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Rasmus Strandell and Jarno Nurmi1. An ambitious mission

The mission statement of the Helsinki City Library is to provide a fundamental civic service that is available to everyone. On an interactive basis, it develops the library services that Helsinki residents need.

 

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Pick up your voting documents!

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All voting delegates are asked to collect their necessary voting papers at the IFLA Secretariat (Exhibitors Lounge)

Voting papers will be distributed only to those delegates who are in possession of the IFLA Vot­ing Form 2012, duly signed by the appropriate authority.

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Today's Plenary speaker: Siva Vaidhyanathan

When?

15 August, 08:30-09:30

Where?

Session Room 1

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Siva VaidhyanathanDr. Siva Vaidhyanathan is a cultural historian and media scholar, and is currently the Robertson Professor in Media Studies at the University of Virginia. From 1999 through the summer of 2007 he worked in the Department of Culture and Communication at New York University. Vaidhyanathan is a frequent contributor on media and cultural issues in various periodicals including...

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Win a FREE registration to WLIC 2013!

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IFLA WLIC 2013 SingaporeDeliver your business card at the IFLA booth (G104) before 11:30 on Wednesday, 15 August and you could be the winner of a FREE registration for WLIC 2013 in Singapore!  Drawing will take place in the IFLA Booth (G104) on Wednesday, 15 August at 12:00 and the winner will be announced online.

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New IFLA Publications: Libraries Driving Access to Knowledge & the Road to Information Literacy

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Libraries Driving Access to Knowledge

The Road to Information Literacy:  Librarians as facilitators of learningLibraries Driving Access to Knowledge

Edited by Jesús Lau, Anna Maria Tammaro & Theo Bothma

The Road to Information Literacy:  Librarians as facilitators of learning

Edited by Roisin Gwyer, Ruth Stubbings & Graham Walton

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Finnish sauna: Steamed Librarians!

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Finnish saunaFinnish sauna is more than a healthy habit; it is a part of the Finnish national identity. There are five million inhabitants and over two million saunas in Finland. Saunas are everywhere: in houses and summer cottages, in many apartments, hotels and swimming pools, but also in businesses, congressional parishes and in the Parliament building in Helsinki!

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