The CLELE (Children’s Literature in English Language Education) Journal – http://clelejournal.org/journal-profile/ – has just published a very interesting paper, written by Stephen Krashen and Janice Bland, which promotes the need for school libraries in multilingual education. http://clelejournal.org/category/current-issue/ and http://clelejournal.org/article-1-2/ .
IASL Europe Director Luisa Marquardt took part in the UIA Round Table – Europe, that was held in Dublin on Nov. 13-14 (see programme here: http://www.uia.org/roundtable/europe-2014).
UIA is the acronym of the “Union of International Associations”, established in 1907 by Paul Otlet (one of the founders of information science) and Henri La Fontaine (Nobel Peace Prize winner). Some 120 representatives of international associations from different sectors (e.g., culture, health, education etc.) gathered in Dublin to discuss concerns, challenges, goals.
How to enlarge the membership base, how to deal with reduced budget or a high turnover of volunteers, have been some of the issues discussed. Effective communication is a key factor to overcome many of the challenges. The organization of the meeting was simply perfect: interesting and useful presentations, followed by lively discussions, and a rich cultural and social programme.
Students of Library and Information Science (LIS) are invited to take part in the upcoming 81st IFLA Congress, 15–21 August, 2015 in Cape Town, South Africa <http://conference.ifla.org/> with a paper presentation. The Calls for Papers <http://conference.ifla.org/ifla81/calls-for-papers> have already started, but more will follow soon.
The IFLA/ekz LIS Student Paper Award <http://www.ifla.org/set/student-paper-award> will honor students of Library and Information Science whose abstract submissions have been accepted by any IFLA Section or IFLA Unit to be presented.
Students must first follow one of the deadlines of any IFLA section Call for Papers. Once the paper is accepted for presentation by any IFLA section at the World Congress (not a satellite conference), the student may then send their full paper to SET to apply for the award – but not later than 15 April 2015.
Three finalists will be recognized for their outstanding achievements. From these three finalists, the winner will be chosen and receive the IFLA Congress registration fee plus grant for economy airfare and economical lodging to attend the IFLA Congress 2015, in total up to €1000, plus the recommendation for publication of the paper in the IFLA Journal. Second and third place finalists will receive a certificate.