Social Science Libraries Section Satellite Conference in Cuba

Social Science Libraries Section Satellite Conference – Social Science Libraries: A Bridge to Knowledge for Sustainable Development was held in Havana, Cuba at the Biblioteca Nacional de Cuba Jose Marti from August 8 – 10, 2011. Approximately 90 librarians from Cuba and abroad attended the conference in newly refurbished rooms of the Biblioteca Nacional. Conference presentations targeted open access, the development of digital libraries and the philosophy behind the development of these resources as a driver for sustainable development. The papers that were presented at the conference are available through the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign institutional repository – IDEALS . Over one dozen posters were also presented at the conference that will also soon be available online through the IFLA Social Science Libraries website.
The Section wishes to thank the Director of the Biblioteca Nacional, Dr. Ernesto Torres-Cuevas, for the marvelous support received by both Dr. Torres and his staff. Their hard work and great organizational skills made the event one that will be remembered for many years to come.