2018 has been declared the European Year of Cultural Heritage. While libraries are active in preserving our heritage every day of every year, this is a valuable opportunity to raise awareness of the unique contribution our institutions are making. It is a chance to ensure that everyone, from political leaders to the general public, understands how libraries are protecting, preserving and celebrating heritage, from the oldest manuscripts to Twitter.
A message from the Local Committe of the IAML 2018 Congress in Leipzig: We are happy to announce that the preliminary congress program for IAML Leipzig 2018 has been published. Wir freuen uns bekanntzugeben, dass das aktuelle Programm für den Leipziger IAML-Kongress 2018 (22.-27.7.2018) nun veröffentlicht ist.
The end of the calendar year is the time to summarize achievements and to recall the most important events from the year that has passed. For IAML, the year 2017 was very successful. It was full of important accomplishments and remarkable occasions for IAML members to meet, talk and share professional knowledge.
Gabriele Gamba has decided to resign from the position as IAML's Webmaster after serving more than a decade in this role. In order to further the work necessary for maintaining the vibrancy of IAML’s web site, and at the same time not overburden Web Editor, Jennifer Ward, I am pleased to announce that the IAML Board has approved temporary appointments for Richard Ranft, British Library (Webmaster) and Michelle Hahn, William and Gayle Cook Music Library, Indiana University (Assistant Web Editor), with a view to seeking approval from the General Assembly at the Congress in Leipzig to make these appointments permanent.