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Conference Session 204

IFLA President-Elect session: The IFLA Trend Report: a catalyst for change


21 августа 2014 08:30 - 10:30 | Room: Salle Gratte-Ciel 1-3

Join IFLA President-Elect Donna Scheeder and speakers from around the world to discuss the evolving information environment and how libraries are developing their own action agendas to meet these changes.

The IFLA Trend Report was launched in August 2013 at the World Library & Information Congress (WLIC) in Singapore. 12 months have passed since then, and libraries around the world have begun their own discussions on the future for library and information sector professionals in their region, building on the Trend Report.

There will be lightning talks from libraries and library associations from Europe, Latin America, Africa, Australia, Asia and North America about how they’ve used the IFLA Trend Report to stimulate their own discussions. Following the lightning talks, you can contribute your views on the information trends shaping libraries in round table discussions led by IFLA President-Elect Donna Scheeder.


  • The public library of the future: hub for knowledge, contact and culture
    Eelke Bosman, Policy Advisor, Netherlands Institute for Public Libraries
  • Trend Report discussions in Asia-Oceania and Southeast Asia
    Ngian Lek Choh, Director, National Library of Singapore, Deputy CEO National Library Board of Singapore
  • The Future of the Library and Information Science Profession in Australia
    Damian Lodge, President, Australian Library & Information Association (ALIA)
  • The ALA Policy Revolution! Moving from Trends to Action
    James G Neal, Vice President for Information Services and University Librarian Columbia University
  • Scholarly and professional insights from the IFLA Trend Report in Latin America
    Jaime Rios-Ortega, IFLA Regional Office for Latin America and the Caribbean, IIBI-UNAM
  • Trend Report insights from Africa
    Buhle Mbambo-Thata, Executive Director of Library Services, University of South Africa

Last update: 8 August 2014