Congress theme: “Future Libraries: Infinite Possibilities”

Honours and Awards at the Closing Session

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During the Closing Session on 22 August, IFLA President Ingrid Parent and IFLA Professional Committee Chair Ann Okerson conferred the following honours and awards:

IFLA Scroll of Appreciation

In grateful recognition to the:

National Committee

IFLA World Library and Information Congress 79th IFLA General Conference and Assembly

Elaine Ng, Chair of the IFLA Singapore National Committee accepted the award


2013 Scroll of Appreciation

IFLA Communicator of the Year 2013

Awarded this year to:

​Silvia Cecilia Anselmi

Silvia Cecilia Anselmi

Latin America and the Caribbean Section

Silvia is Secretary / web editor of the Latin America and Caribbean Section. She has worked extremely hard at developing and maintaining her section’s web presence on both and other social media and in reporting and promoting the President’s meeting which helped to increase IFLA's impact in the region. A special mention must go to her use of both Spanish and English which is a great match to IFLA’s Key Initiative 5.

​Silvia Cecilia Anselmi:  IFLA Commumicator of the year 2013


Best IFLA Poster 2013

Awarded this year to:

Winning poster "The Librarians of Fukushima"Shiho Suzuki

for #77 Poster Session

The Librarians of Fukushima

The jury selected this poster because:

  • it tells a heroic story
  • it shows that libraries can impact society and make a difference for the public
  • of its simple design and hand drawn pictures
  • of its arrangement and artistic
  • the handout supports the message of the poster




Best IFLA Poster 2013