Monthly Archive for January, 2014

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ALA Conference Registration Opens Today

  One of the great annual conferences on the Library and Information Calendar (next to the IFLA Congress!) is the Annual American Library Association Conference which this year will be held in Las Vegas 26 June-1 July. Today the ALA have announced that registrations are now open.

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Public Libraries Satellite – Call for Proposals

  The IFLA Public Libraries Section is now calling for proposals for its 2014 Satellite Meeting in Birmingham, UK 12-13 August. The Conference theme Public Library Futures in a global digital world? provides great scope for presentations the on the  themes of the public library as a physical and a […]

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Corinne Hill – Librarian of the Year

Congratulations to Corinne Hill who has been named Library Journal’s 2014 Librarian of the Year. Corinne is Executive Director at the Chattanooga  Public Library in the US state of Tennessee and is also a member of the IFLA Public Libraries Standing Committee. A former LJ ‘Mover and Shaker’ Corinne has […]

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All roads lead to Malmo

The average February temperature in Malmo, Sweden may be be a cool 7 degrees  but we know that those visiting the Public Libraries Section Mid-Term meeting  26 February – 1 March will be assured of a warm welcome. Our colleagues Anette Mjöberg, Pirkko Lindberg and Leikny Indergaard  have developed a comprehensive […]

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So Much More: The Economic Impact of the Toronto Public Library System

  In December a report, So Much More: The Economic Impact of the Toronto Public Library System on the City of Toronto was released. Commissioned by the Toronto Public Library and undertaken by Martin Prosperity Institute, part of the Rotman School of Management at the University of Toronto, this was […]

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What roles do public libraries play in cities of the knowledge era?

What roles do public libraries play in  cities of the knowledge era? What are the core services of those libraries? ‘Public Libraries in the Knowledge Society: Core Services of Libraries in Informational World Cities’ is the result of an empirical investigation by 6 German professionals who analyzed libraries from 31 Informational World […]

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Imagine yourself presenting at a poster session in Lyon!

  World Library and Information congress 80th IFLA General Council and Congress Libraries, Citizens and Societies: Confluence for Knowledge 16-22 August 2014, Lyon, France. Are you involved in an interesting project or in an area of work that you would like to discuss with or show to other congress attendees? […]

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