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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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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Serving on the IFLA-PC

In my capacity as IFLA President-elect and as an ex-officio member, I have found it very rewarding and interesting to participate in the work of the IFLA Professional Committee (PC).  PC has a rather similar outlook to that of IFLA.  The difference is that the Governing Board is a decision-making […]

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Part II – A Continuing Discussion of Communication

What an excellent discussion of many of the many issues that bring us together and keep us apart!  Sensitivity to the cultures and geographies of our members throughout the world is so very important to all of us!  And technology….oh technology! My most recent experience with this was co-editing a […]

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A Continuing Discussion on Communication

We hope you have all read the post from last week regarding Professional Communications and the IFLADIAL Report.  One of the first meetings at the WLIC in Helsinki was the Leadership Brief.  In the course of the discussions at this session, the question was asked, “What kinds of conferencing software […]

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Professional Communications & the IFLADIAL Report

At the Division IV (Support of the Profession) Officers Leadership Forum during the WLIC in Helsinki, we had a lively discussion about communication within IFLA and for interested professionals outside of IFLA.  As a result, Division IV participants decided to set up a small work group, coordinated by NPSIG (IFLA […]

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