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Daily Programme

Friday 13 August

Session 103 — Plenary Session

13 August 2010 08:30 - 09:15 | Room: Hall B | SI

A fact based world view

HANS ROSLING, Plenary Speaker

Introduction by IFLA President Ellen Tise

Session 104 — Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation

13 August 2010 09:30 - 11:30 | Room: G3

Session 105 — Government Libraries, GIOPS, Knowledge Management, Preservation and Conservation and Law Libraries

13 August 2010 09:30 - 12:45 | Room: Hall B | SI

Congress track 2: Policy, strategy and advocacy.

Librarians in action: Information policy and human rights

Session 106 — Academic and Research Libraries with Management and Marketing

13 August 2010 09:30 - 12:45 | Room: Congressen Hall | SI

Congress track 5: Ideas, innovations, anticipating the new.

Reconstructing Library Services in Challenging Times

Session 107 — Knowledge Management, Continuing Professional Development and Workplace Learning with Information Technology

13 August 2010 09:30 - 12:45 | Room: F4-6

Congress track 3: Users driving access and services.

Global learning systems: how they foster learning and sharing of information

Part 1
Using global learning systems to expand access to knowledge

Part 2
Global learning systems: how they foster learning and sharing of information

  • Library assistants as situated learners: how they can learn more effectively
    TERESA TO (Access Services and Public Relations Unit, Run Run Shaw Library, City University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong, China)
  • Global online learning resources
    FRANK CERVONE (Information Services, Purdue University, Calumet, USA) and JANE DYSART (Dysart & Jones Associates, Canada)
  • E-system for delivering San Jose Distance Learning Programme
    CINDY HILL (San Jose Campus, University of California, San Jose California, USA)

Session 108 — Libraries for Children and Young Adults with School Libraries and Resource Centers

13 August 2010 09:30 - 12:45 | Room: F1-2

Congress track 2: Policy, strategy and advocacy.

The more that you read, the more things you will know. The more that you learn, the more places you'll go.” (Dr. Seuss) - Children's Libraries and School Libraries get together for the children of the world!

Session 109 — President-Elect Planning Session

13 August 2010 09:30 - 12:45 | Room: H2

Programme Agenda:


Session 110 — Art Libraries with Library Buildings and Equipment

13 August 2010 10:00 - 13:00 | Room: Gothenburg Art Museum | Off-site

Congress track 4: Tools and techniques.

  • Cecilia Kugelberg and Christer Malmström: “The Södertörn University Library designed with flexibility for changing needs”
  • Sébastien Gaudelus, Martine Poulain, Lucile Trunel: “The renovation of the Richelieu Building: a future centre for art researchers…”
  • Dr Werner Möller : a new library building for the Bauhaus collections and the library of Anhalt University of Applied Sciences

Session 111 — Genealogy and Local History

13 August 2010 10:00 - 16:00 | Off-site

Genealogy and Local History in Sweden

City Library of Gothenburg Götaplatsen 3
Box 5404
402 29 Göteborg
Phone: 031-368 33

Including visit to the Regional State Archives

Programme Details: http://www.ifla.org/en/node/4913

Session 111 a — Web-editors meeting

13 August 2010 10:45 - 11:45 | Room: R2

Presenter: Louis Takács (IFLA Communications Officer / Web Content Editor)

Short introduction to editing the IFLA website for beginning Web Editors (and those thinking of becoming one), followed by a more in depth presentation of some of the crucial functions of our content management system (CMS). This will be an informal presentation and question and answer session.

A 2nd session (with a similar focus) is also available on Sunday, 15 August from 10:45-11:45 in the same room (R2).

Session 112 — Corporate Partners Meeting

13 August 2010 11:45 - 13:15

Session 113 — Poster Sessions

13 August 2010 12:00 - 14:00 | Room: Exhibition floor

Session 114 — Library Services to People with Special Needs with Libraries Serving People with Print Disabilities

13 August 2010 13:45 - 15:45 | Room: Hall B | SI

Congress track 1: Open access and digital resources.

"The right to read" — How to include excluded citizens in the knowledge society?

Session 115 — Update session on Haiti

13 August 2010 13:45 - 15:45 | Room: Congressen Hall | SI

Chair: Ingrid Parent, IFLA President-elect.

IFLA's Governing Board has resolved to pay special attention to the library situation in Haiti, after the earthquake of January 2010, this session pays a tribute to our colleagues in that country and is aimed at expressing our solidarity and raising support for the devastated country.

After an introduction of IFLA President Ellen Tise, who visited Haiti recently, a number of presentations will be made, including some videos.

The main speakers are:

  • Françoise Thybulle, Director of the National Library of Haïti (about the state of the national and academic libraries),
  • Elisabeth Pierre-Louis, Director of FOKAL [Foundation for Knowledge and Liberty] (about the current state of public libraries in the country).

Their presentations will be followed by a report of Danielle Mincio (IFLA) and Christophe Jacob (ICA) who recently made two working trips to Haiti on behalf of the International Committee of the Blue Shield). The report is on the project "Ark/Arche" which aims at safeguarding library and archival materials that were effected by the earthquake.

Some additional speakers will be announced at the last minute. There will be ample time for public discussion, questions, answers.

Session 116 — National Organisations and International Relations (SIG)

13 August 2010 13:45 - 15:45 | Room: F1-2

Congress track 2: Policy, strategy and advocacy.

Exploring the benefits of international activities to national organisations

Session 117 — Industry Symposium - OCLC

13 August 2010 13:45 - 15:45 | Room: F4-6

Innovation and mobile in libraries
Jay Jordan, OCLC President & CEO, and Mike Teets, Vice President of Innovation

Donna Scheeder, Chair 

Historically, disruptions to the library industry have come from both inside and outside the sphere of the profession. No matter where changes originate, however, libraries must increase the pace at which they innovate to meet the ever accelerating demands of the public. Mike Teets, Vice President of Innovation at OCLC, will discuss library user demographics and how commercial and consumer technology races have become a primary driver for library technologies. Within this framework, he will specifically address the challenges and potential that mobile technologies bring to the table. Jay Jordan, President and CEO of OCLC, will join Mike to put OCLC’s strategy and innovation efforts into perspective relative to the overall library landscape.

Session 118 — @your library

13 August 2010 13:45 - 15:45 | Room: G3

How are libraries being promoted in your country? Learn how the library associations of Latvia and Jamaica, and others, are using the "Campaign for the World's Libraries" to raise the visibility of their libraries.

  • Silvija Tretjakova, Latvia
  • Mavis Williams, Jamaica
  • Pat Wand, USA
  • Linda Ostlundh, United Arab Emirates
  • Michael Dowling, USA

Session 119 — Officers Training Session

13 August 2010 13:45 - 15:45 | Room: H2

Session 120 — Women Information and Libraries Special Interest Group

13 August 2010 13:45 - 18:30 | Off-site

Global Women's Fair: sharing best practice in support of women users, and women library and information workers

Gothenburg University Library
Renströmsgatan 4.
(5-10 minute walk away from the Congress Centre)


  • Visit to KvinnSam, the Woman's History Collections Library at Gothenburg University Library, which is also Sweden's National resource library for gender studies: 
  • Stands showcasing organisations and projects related to Women, Information and Libraries, such as Kvinnofolkhögskolan, a feminist education centre for adult women, located in Gothenburg and Project Strong Women from Waterweg Public Library in Holland
  • Workshops:"Professional Skills for the 21st Century"
    (Pre-registration is required for the workshops at IFLA Secretariat: R24/25 up to Thursday 12th August, 17:00. Places are limited and will be allocated on a strictly first come, first served basis.)
  • Open business meeting to discuss WIL's future work
  • Closing session with speakers AGNETA OLSSON (Chair of the IFLA 2010 National Committee) and ELLEN TISE (IFLA President)

Programme details [PDF]

Please note: Pre-registration is only required for the workshops. For the rest of the off-site session delegates are welcome to drop by at their convenience

Session 121 — Latin America and the Caribbean

13 August 2010 16:00 - 18:00 | Room: Hall B | SI

Congress track 1: Open access and digital resources.

Open access to knowledge and cultural heritage through libraries in Latin America and the Caribbean / Acceso abierto al conocimiento y al patrimonio cultural en las bibliotecas de América Latina y el Caribe

Session 122 — FAIFE

13 August 2010 16:00 - 18:00 | Room: Congressen Hall | SI

Congress track 2: Policy, strategy and advocacy.

Have the censors retired or just gone to the Internet? From classic censorship to the age of network control

Do we understand the transition from the classical censorship to restriction of freedom of access in Internet? The FAIFE session offers an insight into the evolution of censorship in the digital age with a keynote speech by Ismail Serageldin, the director of the Library of Alexandria, Egypt, an interview with Erland Kolding Nielsen from the National Library of Denmark, the launch of the new IFLA World Report, and a discussion of FAIFE's role in informing librarians worldwide about the importance of freedom of access to information and freedom of expression.

The session will be presented in English with simultaneous interpretation.

Session 123 — Education and Training

13 August 2010 16:00 - 18:00 | Room: F4-6

Congress track 3: Users driving access and services.

New digital directions and library education: sustaining library education programs

Session 125 — Indigenous Matters SIG

13 August 2010 16:00 - 18:00 | Room: G3

Congress track 2: Policy, strategy and advocacy.

Driving issues in indigenous matters in librarianship: language, outreach, protocols and key questions

This program will be feature an open discussion of topics and issues of interest to those involved in services for and with indigenous peoples. Dr. Loriene Roy, Convener of the SIG, will coordinate group discussions and will provide an update on efforts of the SIG. The programme will also provide time for small group discussions on the mission and objectives of the SIG with updates on topics of interest from the audience.

  • Welcome to IFLA's first Special Interest Group on Indigenous Matters
    LORIENE ROY (School of Information, The University of Texas at Austin, Austin, Texas, USA)

Session 126 — IFLA Meeting with National Association Members

13 August 2010 16:00 - 18:00 | Room: H2

Session 165 — Dance Night

13 August 2010 21:00 - 14 August 2010 01:00

Dance evening hosted by the Swedish Library Association

Location: Brewhouse
Address: Åvägen 24. (behind the Swedish Exhibition and Congress Centre)

Session 169 — IFLA Night Spot

13 August 2010 20:00 - 14 August 2010 01:00

Location: Gothenburg City Library

Address:   Götaplatsen 3