Preliminary Program Now Available: “Libraries as Publishers: Building a Global Community”

Acquisition  Members: We’re writing to let you know that the draft program is now online for the “Libraries as Publishers: Building a Global Community” conference.  This IFLA Satellite meeting will be held in Ann Arbor, MI, on August 10-12, just prior to the IFLA 2016 WLIC in Columbus, Ohio.  It […]

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LIBER (Ligue des Bibliothèques Européennes de Recherche – Annual Conference in Helsinki

Welcome to Helsinki! Theme: Libraries Opening Paths to Knowledge The 45th LIBER Annual Conference will take place in Helsinki, Finland from Wednesday, 29 June to Friday, 1 July 2016, with a post-conference excursion on Saturday, 2 July. We invite research library professionals to join us in our beautiful venue, Helsinki […]

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6th LIbrary Congress Leipzig “Library Space – real and digital” 14th to 17th March 2016

6th LIbrary Congress Leipzig  “Library Space – real and digital”  14th to 17th March 2016 Guest of Honor USA The organizers of the 6. Library Congress are delighted that the  United States of America will be the congress‘ guest of honor in 2016  thus following Denmark, Spain and Turkey. With […]

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Open Educational Resources

Collaborative Science Freely accessible teaching materials are considered to be one of  today’s most important trends in the field of educational policy. It is also a trend in which research libraries could play a key role. This is an interview with Jan Neumann, the Director of Law and  Organisation at […]

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Culture of Welcoming

Culture of Welcoming Library Services for Refugees and Asylum Seekers in Germany Arriving in a new country with a different culture and language confronts all refugees with a challenge. To make their arrival easier, libraries in  Germany offer many different services and so contribute to a culture of welcoming.

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Virtual Meeting 2016

Dear Committee Colleagues, Our Virtual Midterm Meeting will be held on Tuesday, 15 May, at 9:00 a.m .Eastern US/Canada Time. ALERT:  There is a daylight savings time change in the US on 13 March, which in much of the rest of the world happens on 27 March!!  Accordingly, the call […]

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The Committee’s report on the ALA’s ALCTS online newsletter

The Committee’s report on the ALA’s ALCTS online newsletter http://www.ala.org/alctsnews/reports/IFLA2015Acquisitions Colleagues, As the past representative from American Library Association’s ALCTS  to the Committee, I sent in the conference report every year.  This is  my final report in that role, FYI. Many thanks to Ann, Joseph, and Regine for providing me […]

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