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Conference Session 201

Strong Libraries, Strong Societies: Libraries promoting development

President-Elect’s Session

22 August 2013 08:30 - 10:30 | Room: Nicoll 3

Speakers' Programme


Chair: Buhle Mbambo-Thata, South Africa

  • Introduction to the theme
    Sinikka Sipilä (Finland, IFLA President-Elect)
  • Libraries in Southeast Asia: A force for social development!
    Ngian Lek Choh (National Library Board of Singapore, Singapore)
  • Open Access in Latin America : challengies and opportunities for research and education
    Jorge Ruiz Vaca (Mexico)
  • The Role of public libraries in the attainment of Botswana’s vision 2016
    Kgomotso Radijeng (Botswana National Productivity Centre, Gaborone, Botswana)
  • Librarians speak to the world! The way libraries can weigh in on multi-stakeholder forums: the example of WSIS+10
    Jérémy Lachal (Bibliothèques Sans Frontières / Libraries Without Borders, Paris, France )

Additional details

World café


Discussions conducted by Inga Lunden, Sweden and Christine MacKenzie, Australia.

World café programme


Last update: 16 August 2013