Congress theme: “Future Libraries: Infinite Possibilities”

星期三, 21 八月 2013

Win a FREE registration to WLIC 2014!

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Drop your business card off at the IFLA booth (F117) in the Exhibition Hall before 11:30 on Wednesday, 21 August and you could be the winner of a FREE registration for WLIC 2014 in Lyon!

A lucky winner will be chosen at the IFLA Booth on Wednesday, 21 August at 12:00 and also announced Online.


Pick up your voting documents!

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All voting delegates are asked to collect their necessary voting documents at the IFLA Secretariat in Room 332.

Voting materials will be distributed only to those delegates who are in possession of the IFLA Vot­ing Form 2013, duly signed by the appropriate authority.


  • Be sure to collect your voting documents as early as possible—don’t wait until the last minute!
  • Voting takes place at the beginning of the first General Assembly Meeting in Exhibition Hall 404-405 on Wednesday, 21 August at 16.15.
  • All Association Members of IFLA are asked to make sure they bring their voting documents—especially the Quorum Card (white slip)—to the General Assembly Meeting.

Spinning plates for IFLA

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An interview with incoming IFLA Professional Committee Chair, Lynne Rudasill

Lynne Rudasill

After participating in the Social Science Libraries Section’s standing committee, Lynne Rudasill has been the Chair of IFLA’s Division 1 (Division of Library Types) since 2011. This year, she has been elected as the new Chair of IFLA’s Professional Committee (PC).


General Assembly


21 八月, 16:15-18:00


Exhibition Hall 404-405

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  1. Opening by the President, Ingrid Parent
  2. Appointment of Tellers
  3. Establishment of a Quorum
  4. Adoption of the Agenda
  5. Minutes of the previous meeting, held in Helsinki, Finland, 11 – 17 August 2012
  6. In memoriam of those members who have died during the past year
  7. Presentation of the Report of the President
  8. Presentation of the Report of the Secretary General
  9. Presentation of the Annual Accounts by the Treasurer
  10. Formal announcement of the Results of the Postal Ballot for the Election of President-elect and for places on the Governing Board by the Secretary General
  11. Motions and Resolutions
    11.1 Motion to approve the holding of the next General Assembly in August 2014 (Art 8.2 of the Statutes refers)
    11.2 Membership fees 2014 – 2016
  12. Motion to adjourn and reconvene at 16.15 on Thursday, 22 August 2013

Note: the General Assembly reconvenes at the Closing Session.


In the Spotlight

Wednesday's Plenary Session: Ubiquitous libraries in a hybrid reality


21 八月, 08:30-09:15


Exhibition Hall 404-405

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Parag KhannaParag Khanna

Parag Khanna is a leading geo-strategist, world traveller, and author. He is Director of the Hybrid Reality Institute, Senior Research Fellow at the New America Foundation, Visiting Fellow at the London School of Economics IDEAS, Senior Fellow at the European Council on Foreign Relations, Senior Fellow at the Singapore Institute of International Affairs, and Adjunct Professor in the Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy at the National University of Singapore.


Haiti: three years after

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Ark Project

What happens when the events of a single day threaten the cultural heritage of an entire nation? Haiti was faced with this predicament after a devastating earthquake struck in January 2010. Besides the devastation suffered by its people, the disaster also destroyed a great deal of Haiti’s cultural heritage in the form of important documents, printed material and books.  It revealed the need for greater standards of document treatment and conservation in Haiti.


OCLC names five librarians to participate in 2014 Jay Jordan IFLA/OCLC Early Career Development Fellowship Program

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2014 Fellows are from Bhutan, El Salvador, Nigeria, Philippines and Sri Lanka

DUBLIN, Ohio, 20 August 2013—OCLC, along with the International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions (IFLA), has named five librarians chosen to participate in the Jay Jordan IFLA/OCLC Early Career Development Fellowship Program for 2014.

The 2014 Jordan IFLA/OCLC Fellows were announced today by Skip Prichard, OCLC President and CEO, at a news conference during the World Library and Information Congress: 79th IFLA General Conference and Assembly in Singapore. The 2014 Jordan IFLA/OCLC Fellows are:

  • Miss Olufunmilayo Fati, System Programmer, University of Jos Library, Jos, Nigeria
  • Mr. Franklin Flores Urrutia, Librarian, Consortium of University Libraries of El Salvador (Consorcio de Bibliotecas Universitarias de El Salvador - CBUES), San Salvador, El Salvador
  • Mr. W.M. Tharanga Dilruk Ranasinghe, Assistant Librarian, University of Kelaniya, Kelaniya, Sri Lanka
  • Miss Leonila Reyes, Section Head Librarian, Saint Louis University, Baguio City, Philippines
  • Mr. Sonam Wangdi, Librarian, Ugyen Wangchuck Institute for Conservation and Environment, Bumthang, Bhutan

Now available: Final Announcement for IFLA WLIC 2014 in Lyon

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IFLA WLIC 2014Complete information on how to become a delegate for IFLA WLIC 2014, including conference registration, hotels, library visits, tours & activities, etc., is now available in the Final Announcement.



Now available: IFLA Statement on Libraries and Development

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IFLA is pleased to announce the publication of a Statement on Libraries and Development. The IFLA Governing Board approved the Statement on the 16th of August 2013. 

IFLA Statement on Libraries and Development

Access to information is a fundamental human right that can break the cycle of poverty and support sustainable development.  The library is the only place in many communities where people can access information that will help improve their education, develop new skills, find jobs, build businesses, make informed agricultural and health decisions, or gain insights into environmental issues. Their unique role makes libraries important development partners, both by providing access to information in all formats and by delivering services and programmes that meet the needs for information in a changing and increasingly complex society.


Preserving our past for the future

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UNESCO Session

At present, digital information is being lost because its value is underestimated, because of the absence of legal and institutional frameworks or because custodians lack knowledge, skills and funding.

It is essential that we explore these issues in-depth and obtain solutions to preserve as much digital information as possible.”
–Joie Springer, UNESCO