Monthly Archives: May 2014

ARL’s Hot Topics session at Lyon

ARL’s Hot topics in academic and research libraries.  The session is scheduled for Wednesday 20 August 11:45-13:45  at the part of IFLA’s World Library and Information Congress : IFLA General Conference and Assembly

Put in your diaries now!

As in previous years, this session will comprise of invited speakers to present an overview of a hot topic.  At the conclusion of each presentation the speaker will pose up to three discussion topics / questions that will then be discussed and debated in small groups.  There is an allocation of one hour for the table discussion which includes the presenters moving between the tables and joining in the discussion.  Our invited guests and hot topic titles for Lyon are:

Larry Johnson, Chief Executive Officer, The New Media Consortium, Austin, Texas, USA
Announcing the Results of the 2014 Horizon Project for Academic and Research Libraries

Louise Jones, University Librarian, Chinese University of Hong Kong
Change management: is it working?

James G. Neal, Vice President for Information Services and University Librarian, Columbia University, USA
Radical Collaboration: Libraries Working Together In New Ways 

Madeleine Lefebvre, Chief Librarian, Ryerson University, Canada
Ryerson one-stop course readings service: partnership in action

Dr. Hildegard Schäeffler, Head of Serials, Licensing & Electronic Publishing, Bavarian State Library, Munich, Germany
Open access monographs

Congratulations to ARL’s Attendance Grant winners

The Attendance Grant continues to attract great interest and this year we received a record 91 entries. Our working group has reviewed all applications and advised that the 2014 recipients are:

  • From Africa: Faraja Ndumbaro from Tanzania
  • From Asia: Suchetan Kumar from India)
  • From Latin America: Mariisa Rico Bocanegra from Mexico

The recipients will receive their award in Lyon at the IFLA Awards Presentation [session 133] to be held on Tuesday 19 August 12:45-13:45 in the Expo Pavilion.

The Attendance Grant continues to enable professionals from developing countries the opportunity to attend IFLA.  Through their attendance they are immersed in key issues in the library and information sector and equally importantly, develop relationships with their peers.  We greatly appreciate the support from Sage in enabling the presentation of this Award.