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Out Now: March 2019 issue of IFLA Journal

IFLA - სამ, 05/03/2019 - 04:00

​​IFLA Journal is an international journal publishing peer reviewed articles on library and information services and the social, political and economic issues that impact access to information through libraries.

The Journal publishes research, case studies and essays that reflect the broad spectrum of the profession internationally.

Volume 45, No.1 (March 2019)

Special Issue on Libraries in Times of Crisis

Guest Editors: Steven Witt and Kerry Smith

Contents:
Editorial

Libraries in times of crisis 3
Steve Witt and Kerry Smith

Articles

Libraries and their role in transitional justice in the Philippines 5
Iyra S. Buenrostro and Johann Frederick A. Cabbab

African oral tradition, cultural retentions and the transmission of knowledge in the West Indies 16
Cherry-Ann Smart

The American Library Association and the post-World War II rebuilding of Eastern European libraries  26
Marek Sroka

A public library cannot live on books alone: A lesson from history 34
Claudia Șerbănuță

Croatian public libraries in time of crisis 48
Dijana Sabolović-Krajina

Abstracts 57

 

IFLA Journal is an international journal publishing peer reviewed articles on library and information services and the social, political and economic issues that impact access to information through libraries. The Journal publishes research, case studies and essays that reflect the broad spectrum of the profession internationally. IFLA Journal is a member of the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE).

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IFLA Brief on Open Educational Resources

IFLA - ორშ, 04/03/2019 - 20:13

​To celebrate Open Education Week 2019, IFLA releases a brief on open educational resources (OER). It underlines the role that librarians can play in creating, curating and ensuring access to these materials, and key issues surrounding OER.

Open Educational Resources are teaching, learning and research materials made available for free, and with no or only limited restrictions, to support access to knowledge. Their value has been recognised by many institutions, including international organisations such as UNESCO and the OECD.

To raise awareness of their potential, and showcase the broader impact of open education on teaching and learning worldwide, the Open Education Consortium founded Open Education Week in 2013. 

Libraries as Supporters of OER

Librarians have and continue to play a key role in supporting OER, by encouraging their creation and use, ensuring their availability, accessibility and visibility, curating materials and ensuring their quality, providing copyright advice and building digital skills among users.

IFLA has already actively support efforts towards making more materials openly accessible through its 2011 open access statement and wishes to underline the benefits that OER bring to that same goal.

The brief celebrates the commitment of the library sector to making OER a reality and encourages continued engagement by providing background information. It shares the definition of OER, its advantages and challenges to it, as well as international, regional and national policies that are defining and guiding them. 

Access the Open Educational Resources and Libraries Brief.

LIBER Webinar: Open Science – Inspiring Cultural Change In Your Library

LIBER news - ორშ, 04/03/2019 - 16:50

Embracing Open Science is critical if we are to make science more collaborative, reproducible, transparent and impactful. Open Science undoubtedly has the power to positively influence society, but its implementation is not yet universal. A revolution is required: one which opens up research processes and changes mindsets in favour of a world where policies, tools…

The post LIBER Webinar: Open Science – Inspiring Cultural Change In Your Library appeared first on LIBER.

CFP for IFLA LGBTQ WLIC 2019--Deadline Extended!

IFLA - შაბ, 02/03/2019 - 04:10

Visit the WLIC 2019 LGBTQ Users Special Interest Group page for complete CFP instructions.

2019 theme: "Let’s talk about change: How libraries and LGBTIQ communities are challenging stereotypes".

Appel à communications--Session ouvertes Groupe d'intérêt special des usagères et usagers LGBTQI

Thème 2019: « Parlons du changement : Comment les bibliothèques et les communautés LGBTQI remettent en question les stéréotypes ».

 

 

 

Law faculty training in Myanmar

eifl licensing news - პარ, 01/03/2019 - 19:41

EIFL eLibrary Myanmar Project Capacity Building Manager Ruth Bird will travel to Mandalay on 11 March to facilitate  a two-day workshop for members of the Faculty of Law at Mandalay University.

The focus of the workshops is to review the content of key legal databases that the University of Mandalay subscribes to, such as Hein Online, Justine and Oxford University Press resources for law. The presentation will introduce Human Rights Law online sources as well as content available in open access. Faculty members will also learn how to use the legal citation system OSCOLA.

Law faculty training in Myanmar

eifl licensing news - პარ, 01/03/2019 - 19:41

EIFL eLibrary Myanmar Project Capacity Building Manager Ruth Bird will travel to Mandalay on 11 March to facilitate  a two-day workshop for members of the Faculty of Law at Mandalay University.

The focus of the workshops is to review the content of key legal databases that the University of Mandalay subscribes to, such as Hein Online, Justine and Oxford University Press resources for law. The presentation will introduce Human Rights Law online sources as well as content available in open access. Faculty members will also learn how to use the legal citation system OSCOLA.

Conservation and Preservation Experts Attend Qatar National Library (PAC) Training Workshop in Oman

IFLA - პარ, 01/03/2019 - 17:09

Preservation and conservation specialists learned about the latest best practices in a workshop organized in the Sultanate of Oman by Qatar National Library, in its role as IFLA’s Regional Preservation and Conservation (PAC) Center, and UNESCO.

The three-day workshop was held from 19 – 21 February in collaboration with the National Records and Archives Authority in Oman, and was attended by book and manuscript conservation specialists from Qatar, Oman, Kuwait, Iran, and other countries.

The workshop, “Practical Methods for the Scientific Examination of Library Objects,” focused on technical photography of heritage collections and the technique of reflectance spectroscopy.

Technical photography represents a collection of images taken with a modified digital camera using different lighting sources and filters to acquire a selection of images, with each providing unique information about the object under examination. Reflectance spectroscopy is an effective technique in identifying pigments and reveals information vital to preserving historical items.

“We are delighted that experts from across the Arab region attended the workshop and learned about the latest skills and tools for preserving historical manuscripts. The session is more important than ever, as the preservation of valuable heritage in the region is facing several challenges such as limited resources and lack of technical expertise,” said Stephane Ipert, Preservation and Conservation Manager at Qatar National Library.

The workshop is part of a larger project working toward preserving the documentary heritage in the Arab region by understanding the needs and challenges of the relevant institutions, and enhancing knowledge and information sharing. 

Qatar National Library was selected as IFLA’s Regional PAC Centre in 2015, and now supports libraries across the MENA region to safeguard documentary heritage in its diverse forms and formats.

Want to know more? Subscribe to the Library’s e-newsletter: http://qnl.qa/programs-and-services/subscribe-qnl-newsletter

Call for coaches IFLA WLIC 2019

IFLA - პარ, 01/03/2019 - 14:58

WANTED COACHES!

  • Do you have experience in coaching? 
  • Are you willing to learn how to coach? 

WE NEED YOUR HELP!

Business coaching focuses on aligning organizational and individual goals to improve individual performance and to ensure that the organization’s mission is achieved.

At WLIC 2019 the CPDWL and Management & Marketing sections are hosting a coaching drop-in session for conference participants.

There will be a variety of leadership, management, supervision, and other topics for the participants. The goal is to further your own development as a coach by meeting with an individual to discuss their career and professional development.

Does coaching during IFLA sound interesting? Send an e-mail to Cindy Hill, Member of the Coaching initiative workgroup and the Management & Marketing SC at cindyvhill@yahoo.com and we will get back to you.

Further information on the coaching initiative:https://www.ifla.org/cpdwl/projects ● Contact: Catharina Isberg, Convener of the Coaching initiative and Secretary CPDWL, catharina.isberg@helsingborg.se

WIPO goes to the regions: #Copyright4Libraries in Asia-Pacific, Africa and Latin America and the Caribbean

IFLA - ხუთ, 28/02/2019 - 16:26

2019 will be a key year to show what libraries around the world need from copyright laws. A series of regional seminars organised by the World Intellectual Property Organisation will bring together senior officials, and IFLA will be there. 

IFLA works to promote copyright laws which allow libraries worldwide to achieve their public interest missions. In parallel with efforts to improve copyright laws at the national level around the world, IFLA is also calling for change globally at the World Intellectual Property Organisation (WIPO).

Strong engagement at WIPO over the past years has led to an action plan on exceptions and limitations to copyright for libraries, archives, museums and research and educational institutions. At the heart of this is a set of regional seminars.

The WIPO regional seminars

WIPO will go to three regions: Asia-Pacific, Africa, and Latin America and the Caribbean.

Each of the seminars will look into the current landscape of exceptions and limitations to copyright for libraries within the region. It is a key opportunity to explore the changes that may be necessary to enable libraries to serve their users best in the modern age, in particular through cross-border collaboration.

After the three regional seminars take place, there will be an international conference on exceptions and limitations to copyright for libraries, archives, museums, educational and research institutions. This will take place in October 2019 in Geneva. Drawing on the conclusions of the regional seminars, delegates will consider solutions to the needs identified.

These meetings will be a unique opportunity to encourage governments to pass progressive reforms both nationally and globally. IFLA will be calling on WIPO and its Members to take action internationally to promote minimum exceptions and limitations in all countries, and to facilitate cross-border collaboration.

Learn more during our webinars

To explain and support engagement around these seminars, IFLA is offering a series of webinars focused on each of the regions. These will set the context, explain why the seminars matter, present the process, offer an overview of the copyright landscape for libraries in the region, and explain how to get involved.

 

  • The first webinar, focused on the Asia-Pacific region, will be offered in English on 19 March 2019, at 10am CET.
  • The second webinar, focused on the African region will be offered in English on 3 May 2019 at 2pm CET in English, and in French on 7 May 2019 at 2pm CET.
  • The third webinar, focused on Latin America and the Caribbean, will take place in Spanish on 4 June 2019 at 5pm CET in Spanish, and in English on 5 June 2019 at 5pm CET.

Recordings will be made available afterwards.

For any questions, please reach out to ariadna.matas@ifla.org.

For more information on what WIPO is about and why IFLA is involved, read our Get into WIPO Guide or watch our webinar on the topic.

IFLA Satellite Meeting 2019: "Library Services for Open Science"

IFLA - ხუთ, 28/02/2019 - 15:17

Science and Technology Libraries Section joint with Evidence for Global and Disaster Health (E4GDH) Special Interest Group are holding our preconference in Vienna, Austria. Do join us on 21 August!

Please visit our Call for Papers and submit your proposal by 1 April 2019.

 

IFLA WLIC 2019: Joint session with CPDWL and E4GDH SIG

IFLA - ხუთ, 28/02/2019 - 15:00

Continuing Professional Development and Workplace Learning (CPDWL) and the Evidence for Global and Disaster Health SIG (E4GDH) are joining forces to run an open session on exploring, testing and evaluating ways to transfer skills within our profession and with our communities. Submissions may take the form of a regular presentation which shares an innovative approach, or delivery of content via an interactive learning technique. ​

The theme of the session is Active and interactive learning and development strategies to extend LIS practice: the need for new skills to meet the challenges of our world.

Please visit the Call for Papers and submit your proposal by 15 March 2019.

Call for Papers Division V Satellite Meeting 2019

IFLA - სამ, 26/02/2019 - 16:08

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La División V de IFLA (Regiones), que incluye las secciones regionales de África - Asia y Oceanía - América Latina y Caribe, organiza esta reunión satélite como una pre-conferencia del 85º Congreso Mundial de Bibliotecas e Información, en la bella e histórica Biblioteca de Alejandría, Alejandría, Egipto en los dias 20 y 21 de agosto de 2019.

El objetivo de este satélite es obtener aportes y nuevas ideas para aumentar la participación de profesionales de las regiones de la División V en todos los Comités Permanentes de las Secciones de la IFLA y otras funciones estratégicas. Su meta es discutir y comprender la presencia, participación, contribución e impacto de los profesionales de África - Asia y Oceanía - América Latina y Caribe en el campo de la Ciencia de la Información y la Bibliotecologia a nivel internacional. Más precisamente, para comprender, medir y analizar el entorno de la participación de estos profesionales en posiciones estratégicas de asociaciones nacionales, regionales e internacionales de modo a asegurarse de que la cultura, la visión, las características y las necesidades de esas regiones sean mejores comprendido y considerado en todos los niveles de decisión / proceso de estas instituciones.

Para lograr realmente esos objetivos, este satélite se propuso junto con la Sección de Administración de Asociaciones de Bibliotecarios (MLAS) de la IFLA y el Grupo de Interés Especial de Educación en Países en Desarrollo. De este modo, este satélite está buscando discusiones en 3 aspectos:

(a) Enfoque educativo: ¿cómo preparar a nuevos profesionales para tener una fuerte presencia internacional? ¿Cómo motivarlos para que sean más proactivos en los comités permanentes de la IFLA y en otras asociaciones regionales?

(b) Perfil asociativo: ¿Cómo pueden las asociaciones de bibliotecas nacionales ayudar a aumentar la participación a nivel internacional? ¿Cuáles son sus roles?

(c) Oportunidades profesionales: ¿Qué dificultades, problemas, obstáculos y / o barreras enfrentan los profesionales para participar a nivel internacional? ¿Es posible identificar formas de ayudarlos a resolver algunos problemas culturales, burocráticos y / o económicos para involucrarse más a nivel internacional? ¿Es posible crear una plataforma para registrar ideas, propuestas, patrocinadores, etc. para ayudar a los profesionales de LIS de África - Asia y Oceanía - América Latina y Caribe a participar a nivel internacional, especialmente en IFLA?

 

El Satélite de la División V 2019 se organizará en dos días:

1o. DÍA - DISCUSSIÓN ABIERTA CON PROFESIONALES  
Estará abierto para cualquier profesional que tenga interés en participar en la discusión sobre los roles de liderazgo en bibliotecología internacional en África, Asia y Oceanía, América Latina y el Caribe. Por lo tanto, damos la bienvenida a los documentos de investigación, estudios de caso, experiencias y documentos con perspectivas innovadoras y prácticas sobre la perspectiva actual y futura del papel de las bibliotecas y bibliotecarios a nivel internacional, en las regiones de nuestro interese. Para esta participación, la convocatoria de trabajos está abierta, por lo que esperamos recibir contribuciones sobre cualquiera de los temas mencionados a seguir:

• Roles de liderazgo en bibliotecas internacionales en África, Asia y Oceanía, América Latina y Caribe.
• Promoción y liderazgo en África - Asia y Oceanía - América Latina y Caribe
• Emprendimiento para el liderazgo internacional.
• Biblioteca y ciencias de la información en países en desarrollo.
• Promoción social, económica y política en el campo de LIS en África - Asia y Oceanía - América Latina y Caribe
• Planes de estudio internacionales para profesionales de LIS en África - Asia y Oceanía - América Latina y Caribe
• Currículo LIS y participación asociativa nacional e internacional.
• Habilidades específicas para centrarse en movimientos asociativos en África - Asia y Oceanía - América Latina y Caribe
• Promoción social, económica y política para una participación activa en asociaciones internacionales de profesionales de LIS.
• Intercambio internacional de buenas prácticas de asociaciones de bibliotecas de África, Asia y Oceanía y América Latina y Caribe
• Asociaciones de bibliotecas nacionales y participación internacional.
• La estructura de la IFLA y las oportunidades para los miembros de la División V
• IFLA WLIC y participación de miembros de la División V
• Percepción de los profesionales de la División V sobre su participación en la IFLA.

Cómo presentar una propuesta: Se invita a las personas interesadas a presentar una propuesta para un documento y una presentación sobre cualquiera de los temas mencionados anteriormente, así como presentaciones de póster. La propuesta / presentación / póster debe estar en inglés. La propuesta inicial no debe tener más de 500 palabras (1 página), debe presentarse en formato electrónico y debe ir acompañada de una breve biografía del autor (es), 150 palabras como máximo. La longitud del papel será de entre 10 y 15 páginas, y el tamaño estándar de los pósteres será de 24 "x 36" (60 X 90 cm).
Las propuestas deben enviarse electrónicamente a más tardar el 22 de marzo de 2019 e indicar “Propuesta de Satélite DIVISIÓN V” en la línea de asunto a: Sanjay Bihani, secretario de la División V (sanjaykbihani@gmail.com) con copia al Presidente de la División V Sueli Mara Ferreira (sueli.ferreira@gmail.com).
 

Proceso de evaluación: la primera fase incluye la evaluación de resúmenes, y la segunda fase incluye la evaluación de artículos completos y presentaciones en powerpoint. La evaluación se basará en la calidad del contenido: pertinencia, base teórica, metodología, mejores prácticas, originalidad, etc.


Fechas importantes:
22 de marzo de 2019: Fecha límite para presentar propuestas (un resumen de hasta 500 palabras)
05 de abril de 2019: Notificación de aceptación abstracta.
01 de mayo de 2019: Fecha límite para que los autores envíen el documento completo.
15 de mayo de 2019: Notificación de aceptación de papel y recomendaciones.
15 de junio de 2019: presentación final del trabajo en la plataforma de la IFLA.
31 de julio de 2019: presentación final de PowerPoint
20-21 de agosto de 2019: Reunión satélite

Notas importantes
• Al menos uno de los autores del artículo debe estar presente para entregar un resumen del documento durante el programa de la reunión satélite.
• Todos los documentos que se presentan en WLIC 2019 estarán disponibles en línea a través de la Biblioteca de la IFLA bajo la licencia Creative Commons Attribution 4.0.
• Los autores de los documentos aceptados deben completar el Formulario de permiso de los autores de la IFLA.
• Todos los gastos para asistir a la reunión satélite (por ejemplo, viajes, alojamiento, etc.) son responsabilidad de los autores / presentadores. IFLA no puede proporcionar apoyo financiero, pero se puede enviar una carta de invitación especial al autor (es) / presentador (es) de los documentos aceptados y también para obtener la VISA egipcia.
• Los autores dispondrán de 20 minutos para su presentación.
• La conferencia satelital es gratuita, pero aún es necesario registrarse.


2o. DÍA- DISCUSiÓN CIERRADA CON LOS MIEMBROS DE LA DIVISION V
El segundo día, trabajaremos mucho más como taller. Las discusiones se centrarán específicamente en representantes de asociaciones nacionales, profesores e investigadores en escuelas LIS (especialmente para países en desarrollo) y profesionales en general con habilidades de liderazgo muy sólidas en nuestra región.
El Comité Académico Satelital creará varias formas de motivar lo más posible a los representantes de África, Asia y Oceanía y América Latina y el Caribe para que participen y presenten su experiencia. Además, los miembros de las Secciones Regionales SC de la IFLA presentarán los resultados del estudio sobre las percepciones de los profesionales de sus regiones sobre su presencia y participación en la IFLA.


Notas importantes:
• Para este segundo día, estimamos que no hay más de 40 participantes, todos ellos de África, Asia y Oceanía y América Latina y Caribe, excepto algunos mediadores que invitará el Comité Académico de Satélites. Todos los autores que presenten un artículo en el primero serán invitados a participar en el segundo día.
• Todos los gastos para asistir a la División V Satélite 2019 (por ejemplo, viajes, alojamiento, etc.) son responsabilidad de los participantes / autores / presentadores. IFLA o la Institución anfitriona no puede proporcionar apoyo financiero.

RESULTADOS DEL SATELLITE
El principal resultado de este satélite será un informe general titulado "¿Cómo aumentar las voces de África, Asia, Oceanía, América Latina y el Caribe en la IFLA?". Este informe será preparado por las secciones de la División V basadas en los resultados de 3 actividades diferentes: (1) un estudio de percepción con los profesionales de las tres regiones, (2) un estudio documental sobre la participación de profesionales de las tres regiones en diferentes las posiciones de la IFLA y (3) las discusiones cara a cara llevadas a cabo en estos dos días de la División V del Satélite 2019. Dicho informe se presentará al GB como subsidios para acciones y estrategias futuras que puedan crear.


ORGANIZADORES DEL SATELLITE 2019

  • IFLA Division V - Atividades Regionales (Africa, Asia & Oceania and Latin American & the Caribbean Sections)
  • IFLA  Management of Library Associations Section  (MLAS)
  • LIS Education in Developing Countries Special Interest Group

ORGANIZADORES PARCEROS DEL SATELLITE 2019

  • Bibliotheca Alexandrina, Egypt
  • Egyptian Library Association
  • Misr Public Library
  • The National Library & Archives of Egypt

COORDINACIÓN GENERAL DEL SATELLITE:
Sueli Mara Soares Pinto Ferreira  - Division V Chair - <sueli.ferreira@gmail.com>

COORDINACIÓN LOCAL:
Marwa El Sahn - Bibliotheca Alexandria - <Marwa.Elsahn@bibalex.org>

COMITÉ ACADEMICO

  • Sueli Mara S.P. Ferreira -  LAC Section - <sueli.ferreira@gmail.colm>
  • Sanjay K. Bihani - RSCAO Section <sanjaykbihani@gmail.com>
  • Shawky Salem - Africa  Section & RSCAO Section - Chairman@acml-egypt.com
  • Ana Maria Talavera - LAC Section  - <anatalavera215@gmail.com>
  • Jesus Lau - LAC Section - < jlau@uv.mx>
  • Nthabiseng Kotsokoane - Africa Section -<Nthabiseng.kotsokoane@monash.edu>
  • Rosemary Shafack - Africa Section - <roshafack@gmail.com>
  • Tao Yang - RSCAO Section -  <kejunyang3@gmail.com>
  • Elham Sayyad Abdi - Convenor LIS- Education in Developing Countries Special Interest Group <esayyadabdi@pacific.edu>

COMITE LOGISTICO

  • Maria Angélica Fuentes - LAC Section - < mariangelicafuentes@gmail.com>
  • Marwa El Sahn - Bibliotheca Alexandria - <Marwa.Elsahn@bibalex.org>
  • Rosemary Shafack - Africa Section - <roshafack@gmail.com>
  • Shawky Salem -  Africa  Section & RSCAO Section - Chairman@acml-egypt.com
  • Sanjay K. Bihani - RSCAO Section <sanjaykbihani@gmail.com>

COMITE DE COMUNICACIÓN

  • Jorge do Prado - LAC Section - < jorge.exlibris@gmail.com>
  • Bongiwe Magocha - Africa Section - <bongiwem@bac.ac.bw>
  • Takashi Nagatsuka - RSCAO Section - <nagatsuka-t@tsurumi-u.ac.jp>
  • Marwa El Sahn - Bibliotheca Alexandria - <Marwa.Elsahn@bibalex.org>
  • Halo Locher - MLAS Secretary  <halo.locher@bis.ch>
  • Elham Sayyad Abdi - Convenor LIS Education in Developing Countries Special Interest Group <esayyadabdi@pacific.edu>

Job opportunity at IFLA Headquarters: Conference and Events Officer

IFLA - სამ, 26/02/2019 - 13:42

There is a vacancy at IFLA Headquarters in The Hague, the Netherlands for the position of:

The International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions (IFLA)

At IFLA Headquarters an international staff of over 20 people manages and develops programmes for members and the library and information sector worldwide. IFLA’s strategic priorities include access to information, digital content, cultural heritage, the contribution of libraries to national development, and professional practice.

IFLA Headquarters
26 February 2019

Conference & Events Officer

IFLA - სამ, 26/02/2019 - 13:39

The International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions (IFLA) Headquarters is looking for an experienced Conference & Events Officer to join a dynamic international team undertaking global projects.

Over the next ten years, IFLA aims to transform the library field and itself through concerted and coordinated efforts at the global, regional, and national level. Each year IFLA organizes the World Library and Information Congress in a different region of the world. The Congress brings together up to 4,000 librarians from over 130 countries in a face to face networking and learning event. It is the most international library conference in the world. IFLA also holds meetings at the regional level to work together with individual countries to assist libraries to more strongly benefit and impact their communities.

Location

IFLA Headquarters is located in The Hague (next to The Hague Central Station) in The Netherlands.

Position

This position is responsible for the organisation and programme planning of IFLA’s Annual Congress and other events.

Key areas of Responsibility
  • Organise the congress cycle and its processes with the aim of ensuring a high level of participant satisfaction, annual surplus financial results and the raising of IFLA’s profile internationally;
  • Oversee the planning and day-to-day activities of the congress;
  • Develop successful relationships with the National Committees and the Professional Conference Organiser contracted by IFLA to produce the World Library and Information Congress;
  • Liaise with IFLA Officers, National Committees and the IFLA Governing Board and its committees on conference issues;
  • Provide advice to members and IFLA staff, the Governing Board and its committees;
  • Provide secretariat services to IFLA’s Conference Advisory Committee;
  • Develop policy proposals and services, and review existing practices;
  • Oversee grants and awards directly associated with attendance at the Congress;
  • Oversee the IFLA Corporate Supporter Programme and enhance fundraising opportunities;
  • Assist with the preparation and implementation of other IFLA events including two regional meetings per year and the President’s Meeting.

International travel is a requirement for this position.

Qualifications and Experience
  • A university degree in library and information science or relevant subject;
  • At least 5 years’ experience in developing and implementing successful international conferences and events;
  • Solid understanding of the conference management business;
  • Excellent analytical and planning ability, with demonstrated initiative and vision, and a solutions-oriented approach;
  • Experience in overseeing budgets and finances for events;
  • Good understanding of the role and functions of an international professional member-based organisation;
  • Outstanding people and teamwork skills, cultural sensitivity, and a commitment to inclusive consultation and communication;
  • Ability to engage in the library and information services sector and represent the organisation in a variety of forums and countries;
  • Knowledge / awareness of issues in the information environment / the library profession;
  • Proven ability to manage complex events and achieve positive outcomes;
  • Highly developed written and spoken communication skills in English and the ability to target style to different audiences. IFLA works in seven official languages so a good knowledge of at least one of IFLA’s other languages would be advantageous.
Salary

The gross monthly salary offered will be EUR 3,660 per month in line with the Collective Agreement of Public Libraries in The Netherlands. You will also receive a holiday allowance (8% of your annual salary), an end of year bonus and enjoy 25 days of holidays per year. You will also participate in IFLA’s group pension scheme.

Closing date

The closing date is 25 March 2019. Due to the high volume of applications we are expecting to receive, interested candidates are advised to submit their applications as soon as possible.

How to apply

Please send your CV including a motivation letter addressing the responsibilities and skills required for the position in English to vacancies@ifla.org. Only candidates with valid documentation to work in The Netherlands will be considered.

Call for papers: "Information Literacy in Context: Research Informing Practice and Practice Informing Research"

IFLA - სამ, 26/02/2019 - 13:30

The Information Literacy Section in partnership with Library Theory and Research Sectioninvites you to submit proposals for our session at the IFLA World Congress in Athens Greece, August 24 – 30th.

Over the last decades researchers have elaborated theoretical models of information literacy and librarians have developed comprehensive concepts for teaching information literacy in practice....Read more

Call for Papers - Open Sessions Asia and Oceania Section: New deadline for abstract submission for Lightning Talks is 15 March

IFLA - სამ, 26/02/2019 - 10:47

Dear Colleagues,

 

Call for Papers — Open Sessions Asia and Oceania Section in Athens, Greece.

 New deadline for abstract submission for Lightning Talks is 15 March

Submit your abstract to: aoopensession2019@gmail.com

Lightning Talks:

•            The purpose of a lightning talk is to articulate a topic in a quick, clear and insightful manner. You are invited to share your stories, thoughts and experiments with the audience.

 

Committee is seeking proposals for 5 lightning talks (6 minutes each) aimed at igniting lively discussions among the audience. Although not a must, the talks may include a PowerPoint presentation not exceeding 3 slides. Talks that convey the message and capture audience attention are much appreciated.

 

Please refer the Call for Papers — Open Sessions Asia and Oceania Section in Athens, Greece.

https://2019.ifla.org/cfp-calls/asia-and-oceania-section/

 

 

Best regards,

 

 

Takashi

Information Coordinator

IFLA  Resional Standing Committee Asia & Oceania (RSCAO)

https://www.ifla.org/standing-committee/26r

CALL FOR PAPERS - DIVISION V SATELLITE MEETING 2019 (joint session)

IFLA - სამ, 26/02/2019 - 09:27

"Leadership roles in international librarianship: how can information professionals from Africa, Asia & Oceania, Latin America & Caribe be part of it?"

IFLA World Library and Information Congress - WLIC 2019

85th IFLA General Conference and Assembly

DIVISION V Satellite 2019

Alexandria, Egypt  - Bibliotheca Alexandrina

August 20-21, 2019

Please see also:https://2019.ifla.org/cfp-calls/division-v-with-management-of-library-associations-section-and-lis-education-in-developing-countries-sig/

The IFLA Division V (Regions), which includes regional sections of Africa - Asia & Oceania - Latin America & Caribe, jointly organizing this satellite meeting as a pre-conference of 85th World Library and Information Congress, in the beautiful and historical Bibliotheca Alexandria, Alexandria, Egypt on August 20 & 21, 2019.

This satellite aims to get input and new ideas to increase the participation of professionals from the Division V regions in all IFLA Sections Standing Committees and other strategic functions. Its purpose is to discuss and understand the presence, participation, contribution and impact of Africa - Asia & Oceania - Latin America & Caribe professionals in the Information and Library Science field at the international level. More precisely, to understand, measure and analyse the environment of the participation of professionals from this region in the strategic positions in the national, regional and international associations to make sure that the culture, vision, characteristics, and needs from those regions will be better understood and considered in all decision making levels/process.

To really achieve those goals, this satellite had been proposed together with IFLA Management of Library Associations Section (MLAS) and LIS Education in Developing Countries Special Interest Group. So, this satellite is looking for discussions in 3 aspects:

(a) Educational focus: how to prepare new professionals to have a strong international presence? how to motivate them to be more proactive at IFLA standing committees and other regional associations?

(b) Associative profile: How can the national libraries associations help to increase the participation at international level? What are their roles?

(c) Professional opportunities: What difficulties, problems, obstacles or/and barriers are facing those professionals to participate at the international level? Is it possible to identify ways to help them to solve some cultural, bureaucratic and/or economic problems to be more involved at international level? Is it possible to create a platform to register ideas, proposals, sponsors and so on to help the LIS professionals from Africa - Asia & Oceania - Latin America & Caribe to participate at an international level, especially at IFLA?

The Division V Satellite 2019 will be organized in two days:

1st DAY - OPEN DISCUSSION WITH PROFESSIONALS  

It will be open for any professional with the interest to participate in the discussion about leadership roles in international librarianship in Africa, Asia & Oceania, Latin America & Caribe. So, we welcome research papers, case studies, experiences and papers with innovative and practical perspectives on current and forward looking on the role of libraries and librarians at the international level. For this participation, the call for papers is open, so we are looking-forward to receiving contributions on any of the topics listed above:

  • Leadership roles in international librarianship in Africa, Asia & Oceania, Latin America & Caribe.
  • Advocacy and leadership in Africa - Asia & Oceania - Latin America & Caribe
  • Entrepreneurship for international leadership
  • Library and Information Science in developing countries
  • Social, economic and political advocacy in the LIS field in Africa - Asia & Oceania - Latin America & Caribe
  • International curricula for LIS professionals in Africa - Asia & Oceania - Latin America & Caribe
  • LIS curriculum and national and international associative participation
  • Specifics skills to focus on associative movements in Africa - Asia & Oceania - Latin America & Caribe
  • Social, economic and political advocacy for an active participation at the international associations of LIS professionals
  • International exchange of good practices of Library Associations from Africa, Asia & Oceania and Latin America & Caribe
  • National libraries associations and international participation
  • IFLA structure and the opportunities for Division V members
  • IFLA WLIC and participation of Division V members
  • Perception of Division V professionals about their participation at IFLA

How to submit a proposal: Interested persons are invited to submit a proposal for a paper and  presentation on any of the topics listed above, as well as poster presentations. The proposal/presentation/poster must be in English. The initial proposal should be not more than 500 words long (1 page), be submitted in electronic format, and be accompanied by a brief bio of the author(s), 150 words maximum.  Paper length will be between 10 to 15 pages, and posters standard size will be 24″ x 36″ (60 X 90 cm).

Proposals should be submitted electronically no later than 22 March 2019 and indicate “DIVISION V Satellite Proposal” in the subject line to Sanjay Bihani - Secretary of Division V (sanjaykbihani@gmail.com) with a copy to Sueli Mara Ferreira -  Division V Chair (sueli.ferreira@gmail.com). 

Evaluation process - The first phase includes evaluation of abstracts, and Second Phase includes the evaluation of full papers and power points presentations.  The evaluation will be based on content quality: pertinence, theoretical base, methodology, best practice,  originality, etc. 

Important dates:

22 March 2019: Deadline to submit proposals (an abstract up to 500 words)

05 April 2019: Notification of abstract acceptance

01 May 2019: Deadline for authors to submit the full paper

15 May 2019: Notification of paper acceptance and recommendations

15 June 2019: Final paper submission at IFLA platform

31 July 2019: Final PowerPoint submission

20-21 August 2019: Satellite Meeting


Please note

  • At least one of the paper’s authors must be present to deliver a summary of the paper during the program of the Satellite Meeting.
  • All papers that are presented at the WLIC 2019 will be made available online via the IFLA Library under the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 license.
  • Authors of accepted papers must complete the IFLA Authors’ Permission Form.
  • All expenses for attending the satellite meeting (eg. travel, accommodation, etc.) are the responsibility of the authors/presenters. No financial support can be provided by IFLA, but a special invitation letter can be issued to the author(s)/presenter(s) of accepted papers and also to get the Egyptian VISA.
  • Authors will have 20 minutes for their presentation.
  • The Satellite Conference is free of charge, but registration is still required.

2nd DAY - CLOSED DISCUSSION WITH DIVISION V 

On the 2nd day, we will work much more like a workshop. The discussions will focus specifically with representatives from national associations, professor and researchers in LIS school (especially for developing countries) and general professionals with very strong leadership skills in our region.

The Satellite Academic Committee will create several ways to motivate as much as possible those representatives from Africa, Asia & Oceania, and Latin America & Caribe to participate and present their experience.  Also, members of the IFLA Regional Sections SC will present the results of the study about the perceptions of the professionals from their regions concern to their presence and participation at IFLA.

Please note:

  • For this second day, we are estimating no more than 40 participants all of them from Africa, Asia & Oceania, and Latin America & Caribe, except some mediators that the Satellite Academic Committee will invite. All the authors presenting a paper in the first will be invited to participate in the 2nd day.
  • All expenses for attending the Division V Satellite 2019 (eg. travel, accommodation, etc.) are the responsibility of the participants/authors/presenters. No financial support can be provided by IFLA/Host Institution.


SATELLITE RESULTS

The major result of this satellite will be a general report entitled "How to increase Africa, Asia, Oceania, Latin America and the Caribbean voices at IFLA?". This report will be prepared by the Division V Sections based on the findings from 3 different activities: (1) a perception study with the professionals of the three regions, (2) a documentary study about the participation of professionals from the three regions in different positions of IFLA and (3) the face-to-face discussions carried out in these two days of the Satellite Division V 2019. Such report will be presented to the GB as subsidies for future actions and strategies that may be created by them.

SATELLITE 2019 ORGANIZERS

  • IFLA Division V - Regional activities (Africa, Asia and Oceania and Latin American and the Caribbean)
  • IFLA  Management of Library Associations Section  (MLAS)
  • LIS Education in Developing Countries Special Interest Group

SATELLITE 2019 ORGANIZERS PARTNERS

  • Bibliotheca Alexandrina, Egypt
  • Egyptian Library Association
  • Misr Public Library
  • The National Library & Archives of Egypt

GENERAL SATELLITE COORDINATION:

  • Sueli Mara Soares Pinto Ferreira  - Division V Chair - <sueli.ferreira@gmail.com>
     

LOCAL COORDINATION (Host): 

  • Marwa El Sahn - Bibliotheca Alexandria - <Marwa.Elsahn@bibalex.org>
     

ACADEMIC COMMITTEE

  • Sueli Mara S.P. Ferreira -  LAC Section - <sueli.ferreira@gmail.colm>
    • Sanjay K. Bihani - RSCAO Section <sanjaykbihani@gmail.com>
    • Shawky Salem - Africa  Section & RSCAO Section - Chairman@acml-egypt.com
    • Ana Maria Talavera - LAC Section  - <anatalavera215@gmail.com>
    • Jesus Lau - LAC Section - < jlau@uv.mx>
    • Nthabiseng Kotsokoane - Africa Section -<Nthabiseng.kotsokoane@monash.edu>
    • Rosemary Shafack - Africa Section - <roshafack@gmail.com>
    • Tao Yang - RSCAO Section -  <kejunyang3@gmail.com>
    • Elham Sayyad Abdi - Convenor LIS- Education in Developing Countries Special Interest Group <esayyadabdi@pacific.edu>

LOGISTIC COMMITTEE

  • Maria Angélica Fuentes - LAC Section - < mariangelicafuentes@gmail.com>
  • Marwa El Sahn - Bibliotheca Alexandria - <Marwa.Elsahn@bibalex.org>
  • Rosemary Shafack - Africa Section - <roshafack@gmail.com>
  • Shawky Salem -  Africa  Section & RSCAO Section - Chairman@acml-egypt.com
  • Sanjay K. Bihani - RSCAO Section <sanjaykbihani@gmail.com>

COMMUNICATION COMMITTEE

  • Jorge do Prado - LAC Section - < jorge.exlibris@gmail.com>
  • Bongiwe Magocha - Africa Section - <bongiwem@bac.ac.bw>
  • Takashi Nagatsuka - RSCAO Section - <nagatsuka-t@tsurumi-u.ac.jp>
  • Marwa El Sahn - Bibliotheca Alexandria - <Marwa.Elsahn@bibalex.org>
  • Halo Locher - MLAS Secretary  <halo.locher@bis.ch>
  • Elham Sayyad Abdi - Convenor LIS Education in Developing Countries Special Interest Group <esayyadabdi@pacific.edu>

Call for Papers - Satellite Meetings : Local History and Genealogy Section joint with Asia and Oceania Section

IFLA - სამ, 26/02/2019 - 06:34

Call for Papers — Satellite Meetings

Local History and Genealogy Section joint with Asia and Oceania Section

 

  • 21 February 2019, 11:43

Please see also:https://2019.ifla.org/cfp-calls/local-history-and-genealogy-section-joint-with-asia-and-oceania-section/

Theme: "Theme 1: Local History and Genealogy in multiethnic societies, the impact of genetic mapping and digitized sources and Theme 2: Libraries as mediators, producers and partners in the development of community awareness and cultural understanding"

 

Theme 1: Emphasizes the deep changes in our inputs and how new technologies allow us to collect, analyze and connect much more data – much faster – than before.

Theme 2: Reflects a corresponding institutional change: we must take a more active, and a more collaborative role in bringing the new knowledge to our public – in local, national and world-wide communities.

Date

Wednesday 21 and Thursday 22 August 2019

Venue

University Library “Svetozar Markovic”, 71 Bulevar Kralja Aleksandra, 11000 Belgrade, Serbia

Organizers

Local History and Genealogy Section joint with Asia and Oceania Section

 

We invite proposals for papers to be presented at their joint open session to be held during Satellite Meeting in Belgrade, Serbia, 21-22 August 2019.

Background

Today, libraries, archives, museums and documentation centres are moving from a reactive to a productive role. Though they continue to collect, preserve and support the use of historical documents and records, they also engage and participate in the production, publication and active dissemination of new resources based on their collections – as the «sites of knowledge retrieval». They have become centers of knowledge production, both in the material and the virtual world.

The growing use of low-cost genetic testing, combined with the massive scanning and digitization of genealogical records, allows ordinary families to study both their family trees and their ethnic background in great depth and detail. The results tend to show more variation (multiple ethnic backgrounds) than most people are currently aware of.

The session welcomes papers that discuss:

– Innovative use of historical and genealogical collections
– Collaborative work with historical and genealogical societies
– Local History, Local Community and use of social technologies, like crowdsourcing
– Genetic genealogy and the promise of DNA
– Responses to new demands from the well-informed users
– Multi-ethnicity in local history and culture, avoiding more traditional nationalistic and regional perspectives

We encourage evidence based practice and invite presentations and analysis of projects which can be of practical value to others. Submissions in other formats than academic papers ( such as reports, multimedia presentations and essays) are welcome.

Participants are encouraged to discuss both successes and failures in their papers.

Submission Guidelines

The deadline for submitting a detailed abstract (up to 250 words) and full author details is 30 March 2019.

Proposals should be submitted using the following web address: https://goo.gl/forms/Mi1pvSqWMyUP98oq2

If this website is unavailable, please contact the Convener:

Laila Hussein Moustafa
Email: lhoussei@illinois.edu
or
Bozena Rasmussen
Email: bozennara@gmail.com

Potential presenters will be notified whether they have been successful by 15 April 2019.

The full paper is due on 15 June 2019. It should be an original submission not published elsewhere.
To encourage interaction and debate at the conference session, we will be using a lightning talk model: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lightning_talk

There will be a maximum of ten presenters, each allowed no more than 7 minutes.

Individual presentations should focus on a few central ideas or theses. Presentations that use visual communication (images, graphics) are recommended. See https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/PechaKucha for inspiration.

The presentations will be followed by discussions at small tables. Presenters will move from table to table, spending about fifteen minutes at each.

The session will be conducted in English. The actual papers may be written in English, Spanish, French, Russian, or another East European language. The proposals (abstracts), the oral presentations and the following discussion should be in English, however.

The author(s) should indicate his/her personal full contact details and include a brief biographical note with the paper.

Both abstracts and full papers should be submitted as digital files by email. Fax or post should be used only as a last resort.

Papers should be 5000 words maximum (about 20 pages double-spaced).

Contact

Please direct any questions to the session convener:

Laila Hussein Moustafa, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, United States
Email: lhoussei@illinois.edu
or
Bozena Rasmussen
Email: bozennara@gmail.com

Submissions

All proposals must be received by 30 March 2019.

Please note

At least one of the authors must be present in Belgrade. Abstracts should only be submitted with the understanding that the expenses of attending the conference will be the responsibility of the author(s) of accepted papers.

All papers that are presented at the WLIC 2017 will be made available online via the IFLA Library http://library.ifla.org under the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 license at https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/.

Author’s of accepted papers must complete the IFLA Author’s Permission Form at https://forms.ifla.org/node/add/wlic-authors-permission-form.
All expenses, including registration for the conference, travel and accommodation, are the responsibility of the authors/presenters. No financial support can be provided by IFLA, but a special invitation letter can be issued to authors.

Congress Participation Grants

List of opportunities for support is available on IFLA’s web site:
https://2019.ifla.org/congress-information/conference-participation-grants/

Satellite Meeting & Program Committee

Laila Hussein Moustafa, Session Convener, University of Illinois, United States
Bozena Rasmussen, Ex-Chair 2015-2017, retired librarian, Norway
Katherine Cordes, New York Public Library, United States
Arvydas Pacevicius, Vilnius University, Lithuania
Maja Markhouss, Almedalen Library, Sweden
Russell Lynch, Correspponding Member, Family Search org., United States
Milena Kostić, University Library “Svetozar Marković”, Belgrade, Serbia
Hector Orellana Flores, Biblioteca del Congreso Nacional de Chile, Chile

CALL FOR PAPERS - DIVISION V SATELLITE MEETING 2019

IFLA - სამ, 26/02/2019 - 06:25
CALL FOR PAPERS - SATELLITE MEETING 2019

 

"Leadership roles in international librarianship: how can information professionals from Africa, Asia & Oceania, Latin America & Caribe be part of it?"

 

IFLA World Library and Information Congress - WLIC 2019

85th IFLA General Conference and Assembly

 

DIVISION V Satellite 2019

Alexandria, Egypt  - Bibliotheca Alexandrina

August 20-21, 2019

Please see also:https://2019.ifla.org/cfp-calls/division-v-with-management-of-library-associations-section-and-lis-education-in-developing-countries-sig/

The IFLA Division V (Regions), which includes regional sections of Africa - Asia & Oceania - Latin America & Caribe, jointly organizing this satellite meeting as a pre-conference of 85th World Library and Information Congress, in the beautiful and historical Bibliotheca Alexandria, Alexandria, Egypt on August 20 & 21, 2019.

This satellite aims to get input and new ideas to increase the participation of professionals from the Division V regions in all IFLA Sections Standing Committees and other strategic functions. Its purpose is to discuss and understand the presence, participation, contribution and impact of Africa - Asia & Oceania - Latin America & Caribe professionals in the Information and Library Science field at the international level. More precisely, to understand, measure and analyse the environment of the participation of professionals from this region in the strategic positions in the national, regional and international associations to make sure that the culture, vision, characteristics, and needs from those regions will be better understood and considered in all decision making levels/process.

To really achieve those goals, this satellite had been proposed together with IFLA Management of Library Associations Section (MLAS) and LIS Education in Developing Countries Special Interest Group. So, this satellite is looking for discussions in 3 aspects:

(a) Educational focus: how to prepare new professionals to have a strong international presence? how to motivate them to be more proactive at IFLA standing committees and other regional associations?

(b) Associative profile: How can the national libraries associations help to increase the participation at international level? What are their roles?

(c) Professional opportunities: What difficulties, problems, obstacles or/and barriers are facing those professionals to participate at the international level? Is it possible to identify ways to help them to solve some cultural, bureaucratic and/or economic problems to be more involved at international level? Is it possible to create a platform to register ideas, proposals, sponsors and so on to help the LIS professionals from Africa - Asia & Oceania - Latin America & Caribe to participate at an international level, especially at IFLA?
 

The Division V Satellite 2019 will be organized in two days:

1st DAY - OPEN DISCUSSION WITH PROFESSIONALS 

It will be open for any professional with the interest to participate in the discussion about leadership roles in international librarianship in Africa, Asia & Oceania, Latin America & Caribe. So, we welcome research papers, case studies, experiences and papers with innovative and practical perspectives on current and forward looking on the role of libraries and librarians at the international level. For this participation, the call for papers is open, so we are looking-forward to receiving contributions on any of the topics listed above:

  • Leadership roles in international librarianship in Africa, Asia & Oceania, Latin America & Caribe.
  • Advocacy and leadership in Africa - Asia & Oceania - Latin America & Caribe
  • Entrepreneurship for international leadership
  • Library and Information Science in developing countries
  • Social, economic and political advocacy in the LIS field in Africa - Asia & Oceania - Latin America & Caribe
  • International curricula for LIS professionals in Africa - Asia & Oceania - Latin America & Caribe
  • LIS curriculum and national and international associative participation
  • Specifics skills to focus on associative movements in Africa - Asia & Oceania - Latin America & Caribe
  • Social, economic and political advocacy for an active participation at the international associations of LIS professionals
  • International exchange of good practices of Library Associations from Africa, Asia & Oceania and Latin America & Caribe
  • National libraries associations and international participation
  • IFLA structure and the opportunities for Division V members
  • IFLA WLIC and participation of Division V members
  • Perception of Division V professionals about their participation at IFLA

 

How to submit a proposal: Interested persons are invited to submit a proposal for a paper and  presentation on any of the topics listed above, as well as poster presentations. The proposal/presentation/poster must be in English. The initial proposal should be not more than 500 words long (1 page), be submitted in electronic format, and be accompanied by a brief bio of the author(s), 150 words maximum.  Paper length will be between 10 to 15 pages, and posters standard size will be 24″ x 36″ (60 X 90 cm).

Proposals should be submitted electronically no later than 22 March 2019 and indicate “DIVISION V Satellite Proposal” in the subject line to Sanjay Bihani - Secretary of Division V (sanjaykbihani@gmail.com) with a copy to Sueli Mara Ferreira -  Division V Chair (sueli.ferreira@gmail.com).   

Evaluation process - The first phase includes evaluation of abstracts, and Second Phase includes the evaluation of full papers and power points presentations.  The evaluation will be based on content quality: pertinence, theoretical base, methodology, best practice,  originality, etc.  

Important dates:

22 March 2019: Deadline to submit proposals (an abstract up to 500 words)

05 April 2019: Notification of abstract acceptance

01 May 2019: Deadline for authors to submit the full paper

15 May 2019: Notification of paper acceptance and recommendations

15 June 2019: Final paper submission at IFLA platform

31 July 2019: Final PowerPoint submission

20-21 August 2019: Satellite Meeting


Please note

  • At least one of the paper’s authors must be present to deliver a summary of the paper during the program of the Satellite Meeting.
  • All papers that are presented at the WLIC 2019 will be made available online via the IFLA Library under the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 license.
  • Authors of accepted papers must complete the IFLA Authors’ Permission Form.
  • All expenses for attending the satellite meeting (eg. travel, accommodation, etc.) are the responsibility of the authors/presenters. No financial support can be provided by IFLA, but a special invitation letter can be issued to the author(s)/presenter(s) of accepted papers and also to get the Egyptian VISA.
  • Authors will have 20 minutes for their presentation.
  • The Satellite Conference is free of charge, but registration is still required.

 

2nd DAY - CLOSED DISCUSSION WITH DIVISION V

On the 2nd day, we will work much more like a workshop. The discussions will focus specifically with representatives from national associations, professor and researchers in LIS school (especially for developing countries) and general professionals with very strong leadership skills in our region.

The Satellite Academic Committee will create several ways to motivate as much as possible those representatives from Africa, Asia & Oceania, and Latin America & Caribe to participate and present their experience.  Also, members of the IFLA Regional Sections SC will present the results of the study about the perceptions of the professionals from their regions concern to their presence and participation at IFLA.

Please note:

  • For this second day, we are estimating no more than 40 participants all of them from Africa, Asia & Oceania, and Latin America & Caribe, except some mediators that the Satellite Academic Committee will invite. All the authors presenting a paper in the first will be invited to participate in the 2nd day.
  • All expenses for attending the Division V Satellite 2019 (eg. travel, accommodation, etc.) are the responsibility of the participants/authors/presenters. No financial support can be provided by IFLA/Host Institution.


SATELLITE RESULTS

The major result of this satellite will be a general report entitled "How to increase Africa, Asia, Oceania, Latin America and the Caribbean voices at IFLA?". This report will be prepared by the Division V Sections based on the findings from 3 different activities: (1) a perception study with the professionals of the three regions, (2) a documentary study about the participation of professionals from the three regions in different positions of IFLA and (3) the face-to-face discussions carried out in these two days of the Satellite Division V 2019. Such report will be presented to the GB as subsidies for future actions and strategies that may be created by them.

SATELLITE 2019 ORGANIZERS

  • IFLA Division V - Regional activities (Africa, Asia and Oceania and Latin American and the Caribbean)
  • IFLA  Management of Library Associations Section  (MLAS)
  • LIS Education in Developing Countries Special Interest Group

 

SATELLITE 2019 ORGANIZERS PARTNERS

  • Bibliotheca Alexandrina, Egypt
  • Egyptian Library Association
  • Misr Public Library
  • The National Library & Archives of Egypt

 

GENERAL SATELLITE COORDINATION:

  • Sueli Mara Soares Pinto Ferreira  - Division V Chair - <sueli.ferreira@gmail.com>
     

LOCAL COORDINATION (Host):

  • Marwa El Sahn - Bibliotheca Alexandria - <Marwa.Elsahn@bibalex.org>
     

ACADEMIC COMMITTEE

  • Sueli Mara S.P. Ferreira -  LAC Section - <sueli.ferreira@gmail.colm>
    • Sanjay K. Bihani - RSCAO Section <sanjaykbihani@gmail.com>
    • Shawky Salem - Africa  Section & RSCAO Section - Chairman@acml-egypt.com
    • Ana Maria Talavera - LAC Section  - <anatalavera215@gmail.com>
    • Jesus Lau - LAC Section - < jlau@uv.mx>
    • Nthabiseng Kotsokoane - Africa Section -<Nthabiseng.kotsokoane@monash.edu>
    • Rosemary Shafack - Africa Section - <roshafack@gmail.com>
    • Tao Yang - RSCAO Section -  <kejunyang3@gmail.com>
    • Elham Sayyad Abdi - Convenor LIS- Education in Developing Countries Special Interest Group <esayyadabdi@pacific.edu>

 

LOGISTIC COMMITTEE

  • Maria Angélica Fuentes - LAC Section - < mariangelicafuentes@gmail.com>
  • Marwa El Sahn - Bibliotheca Alexandria - <Marwa.Elsahn@bibalex.org>
  • Rosemary Shafack - Africa Section - <roshafack@gmail.com>
  • Shawky Salem -  Africa  Section & RSCAO Section - Chairman@acml-egypt.com
  • Sanjay K. Bihani - RSCAO Section <sanjaykbihani@gmail.com>

 

COMMUNICATION COMMITTEE

  • Jorge do Prado - LAC Section - < jorge.exlibris@gmail.com>
  • Bongiwe Magocha - Africa Section - <bongiwem@bac.ac.bw>
  • Takashi Nagatsuka - RSCAO Section - <nagatsuka-t@tsurumi-u.ac.jp>
  • Marwa El Sahn - Bibliotheca Alexandria - <Marwa.Elsahn@bibalex.org>
  • Halo Locher - MLAS Secretary  <halo.locher@bis.ch>
  • Elham Sayyad Abdi - Convenor LIS Education in Developing Countries Special Interest Group <esayyadabdi@pacific.edu>

 

IFLA Survey on Rare Materials Cataloguing with RDA

IFLA - ორშ, 25/02/2019 - 20:55

Is the rare-materials-cataloguing-community willing to adopt RDA? Do they miss the detailed guidance that ISBD and DCRM used to provide? And, if they are going to adopt RDA, how are they planning to do it? In order to get an accurate and worldwide overview of the plans, institutions have regarding these matters, the Rare Books and Special Collections Section recently developed a survey on the implementation of RDA in rare materials cataloguing. Now we are glad to publish the results, both a simple report and an analysis of the feedback we have received from institutions all around the world. In addition, we have produced a comparative study by world regions, to get a clear overview of the geographical distribution of responses

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