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PC Suggested Priorities for 2013-2015

When Patrice Landry completed his term as PC Chair in 2011, he articulated for us a list of suggested priorities, which I came to call “Patrice’s Ten Commandments.”  They were invaluable in launching this term, now nearing its end.  As Chair, I’d like to post here a draft list of […]

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Professional Units Key Initiatives Session

Plan to attend:  Professional Units Key Initiatives Session 20 August, 10:45-12:45, Nicoll 3 The IFLA website states the purpose of our Key Initiatives very succinctly, “Our aim through these Initiatives— as the trusted global voice of the library and information community—is to use our influence and apply our expertise to […]

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Advancing IFLA’s Goals in World Regions (Crimea)

Advancing the Goals of IFLA and Libraries in our Regions From 10-15 June, I had the opportunity to represent IFLA at the 20th annual Crimea International Library Conference, held in Sudak in Ukraine. Founded and led by Dr. Yakov Shrayberg, facilitated by his indefatigable associate Ksenia Volkova, and coordinated by […]

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Brill/IFLA Open Access Award (monographs)

The PC is sending a last-minute reminder about the new Brill/IFLA Open Access award.  A first call was issued on IFLA-L by Stuart Hamilton on March 14th, 2013 and the IFLA Web site carries a news item dated April 15th, 2013 with all the details: http://www.ifla.org/news/call-for-submissions-for-the-brillifla-open-access-award This is a Professional […]

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Standards as an IFLA “Key Initiative”

During last week’s (April 10th) Governing Board meeting, the Professional Committee proposed and succeeded in targeting the area of “Standards and Guidelines” as one of IFLA’s Key Initiatives for 2013-2014.  The Standards KI will nest under the current Key Initiative 1:  Digital Content Programme – Driving Access to Content..”  As ProfSpeak readers […]

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Example to follow?

The matter of administrative funds has been an important issue for the sitting PC.  Admin funds, as well as project funds, are scarce, and the challenge is to find a way to allocate these funds in a predictable and relevant way.  Standing Committees have different needs, and no matter what the […]

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IFLA President’s Meeting 2013

The IFLA President’s Meeting was held on March 6th. and 7th., 2013 at the National Autonomous University of Mexico facilities.  It was sponsored by the UNAM Coordination of Humanities, the Institute of Research in Library and Information Science and the General Direction for Libraries.  This IFLA Presidential Meeting was organized […]

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