Attendance Grant for IFLA Congress – Announcement of Recipients

The Academic and Research Libraries Section (ARL), with generous sponsorship by ExLibris and Sage, is offering THREE (3) Attendance Grants for the IFLA Congress in Singapore 2013 to an information professional from each of these regions: Africa, Latin America / Caribbean and Asia/Pacific Region.  Following an application process, we are pleased to announce the successful recipients:

AfricaJoseph A. Semugabi, who wrote: “I am currently employed at the Law Development Centre (LDC) as Librarian. LDC is an Academic Institution of Higher Learning involved with Professional Legal Training (Bar Course) for graduate lawyers intending to become advocates and practice law in Uganda. The institution also has a statutory function of conducting legal research as well as production of legal publications”.

Latin AmericaSasekea Harris, who wrote:  “I am a young professional (31 years old), a member of IFLA and this will be my first attendance to an IFLA conference. In my capacity as an academic librarian at the University of the West Indies (UWI) I am a user and trainer of a number of ExLibris products namely: Primo, Aleph, SFX and Metalib. In this regard I believe I would be a fitting candidate to take part in the various ARL publicity events organized by ExLibris and Sage during the conference.”

Asia/PacificAditya Nugara, who wrote:  “After several years working as a library assistant, I got a Fulbright scholarship to pursue my Master at the Graduate School Library and Information Science – University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.  With a Master in LIS, I came back home to Indonesia and work as a librarian at PCU, where I am now the Head of Library.  I started an interesting project named Desa Informasi (Information Village), an institutional repository designed to host the university’s intellectual outputs.”

We look forward to meeting our recipients in Singapore.  They will receive their Certificates at the Academic and Research Libraries Section’s Hot Topics Session in IFLA.  Details of the session will be provided once the Program is confirmed

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