Author Archive for Joanne Yeomans

Evolution of IFLA’s Special Interest Groups

The review of eleven SIGs mentioned in my blog post in January has now been completed by the sponsoring Sections and the PC, and all but one of them will be continued with some changes to their organization. I’m including the full details at the end of this post for […]

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IFLA Calendar of Events

Something that was launched late in 2011 and has been gaining momentum in the last year is the IFLA Calendar of Events, which was created to better promote IFLA’s own events and main advocacy activities, and to better visualize IFLA’s official representation worldwide. The calendar gathers details of events worldwide […]

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Special Interest Groups – why most of them are currently being reviewed

IFLA has 15 Special Interest Groups, SIGs for short. They cover a range of topics and sit in all five of the IFLA Divisions: http://www.ifla.org/activities-and-groups#list5 SIGs are led by a convener, who might organise a session at the WLIC or a satellite meeting to facilitate debate and information sharing, and […]

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Guidelines for Satellite meetings

[Posted by JOSCHE OUWERKERK] Each year, a significant number of IFLA Professional Units organise a Satellite Meeting.  A Satellite Meeting allows an IFLA Professional Unit to devote more time to a specific topic than is available during the IFLA World Library and Information Congress. Over the past two to three […]

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Recommend WLIC papers for publication

A selection of the best conference papers from the IFLA World Library and Information Congress 2012 in Helsinki will be published in the IFLA Journal and Officers are invited to send their recommendations. Section Standing Committees are invited to submit their recommendations to be considered for publication in IFLA Journal […]

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