Conference Session 88

IFLA Highlights and News Session

13 August 2012 09:30 - 10:45 | Room: Session Room 5

NOTE: this session will be live-streamed!

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.

Chair: Ingrid Parent, IFLA President

The World Library and Information Congress 2012 in Finland:

  • Welcome to Finland and the IFLA WLIC 2012 Helsinki
    MAIJA BERNDTSON (Chair of the 2012 Finnish National Committee)
  • Highlights and innovations in the Congress Programme
    SINIKKA SIPILA (President-elect)

IFLA Advocacy for Libraries and their users - Highlights

  • Some highlights of the Presidential year
  • Protecting access to information in the public domain in international treaties
    STUART HAMILTON (IFLA Director of Policy and Advocacy)
  • FAIFE Research Project on Freedom of Access to Digital Information
  • IFLA International Leaders Programme
    JENNEFER NICHOLSON (IFLA Secretary General)


  • Announcement 2013 Jay Jordan IFLA/OCLC Early Career Development Programme Fellows
  • 10th IFLA International Marketing Award 
    EILEEN BREEN (Publisher Emerald Group Publishing Ltd.)
  • De Gruyter/Saur IFLA Research Paper Award 2012 + Publications 2012/2013
    ALICE KELLER (Publishing Director - De Gruyter)
  • Director, IFLA-CASL and Arabian Advanced Systems (AAS) Conference Grant
    DINA YOUSSEF (IFLA Centre for Arabic Speaking Libraries (IFLA-CASL), Bibliotheca Alexandrina Alexandria, Egypt)
  • Dr Shawky Salem Conference Grant 2012
    SHAWKY SALEM (Chairman Alex Centre for Multimedia and Libraries - ACML)
  • IFLA LIS Student Paper Award 2012
    PETRA HAUKE and BARBARA LISON (ekz library service, Germany).
  • Grantees IFLA World Library and Information Congress (+ Aspire Award)
    INGRID PARENT (IFLA President)

Photograph and brief interview opportunity on all topics directly after the meeting

Last update: 11 August 2012