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.
The IFLA World Library and Information Congress (WLIC) 2017 “Libraries. Solidarity. Society”, 83rd IFLA General Conference and Assembly took place in Wroclaw, Poland, 19 to 25 August 2017. 3100 delegates from 122 countries, representing library associations from around the world, gathered in the Centennial Hall, a magnificent venue listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
The IFLA Trend Report has been published. Identifying and being aware of trends can help you plan and anticipate changes at your library.
I attended IFLA (International Federation of Library Associations) annual World Library Congress in Cape Town, which was an interesting opportunity to be in South Africa as one of 3200 delegates from around the world. McGill University supports me as a representative on the Acquisition and Collection Development Standing Committee, where I was continuing in a role as an Officer.
IFLA Management and Marketing section and the Bibliothèque publique d’information present “Libraries as media? ”, a global discussion of how, strategically and collaboratively, libraries are producing and creating media content in the new digital age.
Time : August 15th, 9:30 AM – 4:00 PM
Location: Centre Pompidou / Bibliothèque publique d’information (Bpi), Paris