By Susan Schnuer
Talking, eating, and engagement were the main activities at the August Satellite meeting in Tampere.127 librarians from 21 countries attended the 2012 IFLA satellite meeting, a wonderful cross-section of ideas, cultures, and languages. The satellite was co-sponsored by CPDWL and IL IFLA sections and it was successful cooperative effort. This is the largest number of participants that CPDWL has ever had at a satellite meeting and in fact there was a waiting list.
Over 45 presentations were given during the meeting from librarians engaged in professional development and information literacy from all parts of the library sector: schools, public, academic, special, and LIS schools. The variety of sessions and the amazing range of speakers made for a very engaging and yet intimate sessions.