Congress theme: “Future Libraries: Infinite Possibilities”

Attend the IFLA Highlights Session on Tuesday

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20 August, 09:30-10:30


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Come and hear the latest news!

Curious about some of the most important work IFLA has been involved with in the last year? Would you like to learn more about the exciting directions in which we're headed? Stop by this now streamlined session and get some answers.

Topics to include:

  • Welcome to Singapore and IFLA WLIC 2013 (Elaine Ng, Chair, IFLA WLIC 2013 National Committee)
  • Highlights and innovations in the Congress Programme (IFLA President-Elect Sinikka Sipilä)
  • IFLA Trend Report on access in the digital information environment (IFLA President Ingrid Parent)
  • IFLA's work on eLending for libraries (Gerald Leitner, IFLA MLAS Chair)
  • IFLA’s work in support of WIPO's Treaty for Blind and Print Disabled People and library copyright exceptions and limitations (Victoria Owen, IFLA CLM Chair)
  • Establishing the IFLA Cultural Heritage Risk Register (Genevieve Clavel-Merrin, IFLA Governing Board member)
  • Update on IFLA Section initiatives (Ann Okerson, IFLA Professional Committee Chair)
  • Announcement: Building Strong Library Association (IFLA President Ingrid Parent and Deborah L. Jacobs, Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation’s Global Libraries Initiative)
  • Announcement: 2014 IFLA/OCLC Early Career Development Programme Fellows (Skip Prichard, OCLC President and CEO)

Congress delegates and all members of the Press are welcome and encouraged to attend.

NOTE: IFLA-related awards will be presented at a separate session later in the day.