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

Sunday, 12 August 2012

Exhibition Opening today

When?

12 August, 16:00-18:00

Where?

Hall 4 and 5

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Meet IFLA’s President (Ingrid Parent), Secretary General (Jennefer Nicholson), and President-Elect (Sinikka Sipilä)

ingrid Parent     Jennefer Nicholson     Sinikka Sipilä

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IFLA Secretariat in the Exhibitors Lounge

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As in other years the IFLA HQ Secretariat will re-locate almost entirely to the Conference Centre to assist delegates and IFLA Members with various issues on-site.

Please come and find us in the Exhibitors Lounge to discuss membership opportunities, pick up voting documents for the General Assembly, and any other questions that you would like our help with!

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Frequently Asked Questions

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Welcome to Helsinki!

 

How can I get the most out of my attendance at the Congress?

Check the Annual Conference page for programme information before you leave for the Congress. When you go to the link Programme & Proceedings you will find a general overview and an overview per day. In the overviews per day the main conference tracks are indicated with different colours. This year’s tracks are: Open Access and Digital Resources; Policy, Strategy and Advocacy; Users Driving Access and Services; Tools and Techniques and: Ideas, Innovations, Anticipating the New.

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IFLA Highlights and news

When?

13 August, 09:30-10:45

Where?

Session Room 5

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NOTE: this session will be live-streamed. Please check back just prior to session time!

Major announcements, awards, updates and other important IFLA-related news will be made during this session. Congress delegates and all members of the Press are welcome and encouraged to attend.

Come and hear the latest news!

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Become an IFLA member

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Become an IFLA Member

If you join IFLA during the conference*, your membership will be good until the end of next year. That means you get benefits for the remainder of the current year for FREE!

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UDC Update Session

When?

12 August, 12:15-13:45

Where?

Room 206

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Universal Decimal Classification (UDC)Members of the Universal Decimal Classification (UDC) editorial team and UDC Consortium will give a short presentation about current UDC developments, new translations and editions and plans for new services.

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Come to Singapore next year! Get your information now!

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IFLA WLIC 2013 SingaporeDuring the Exhibition, all delegates are invited to visit the IFLA Booth (G104) where you can find all the information you need about attending the 2013 IFLA World Library and Information Congress in Singapore!

Representatives of the Singapore National Committee will be present to give you information about Singapore and the Conference.

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IFLA Market: How to get published

When?

12 August, 12:00-13:30

Where?

Session Room 3

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The aim of the session is to provide general guidance to would-be professional authors on how to ensure that their work has the best possible chance of being published in the professional press.

Topics:

  • Why write and why seek publication?
  • How to structure and write a journal article.
  • Choosing a journal.
  • The editorial and peer review process.
  • The publishing process.
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Help us improve the IFLA Congress

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This year, all Congress attendees will again be sent an invitation to take an online evaluation of this year’s WLIC.

Please take a moment to fill out the survey and help us improve the IFLA Congress.

A link to the survey will be sent out to all registrants by email approximately one week after the Congress. The survey will be distributed in all 7 official IFLA Languages.

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