The 80th IFLA Conference with a theme, “Libraries, Citizens, Societies: Confluence for Knowledge” was held at Lyon Convention Center from August 16-24, 2014. The venue was very modern, with latest state-of- the-art facility and situated in the city between the Rhone river and the Parc de la Tete d’or in the heart of the Cite’ Internationale. Kudos to Organizing Committee and all volunteers, who were so friendly and welcoming.
SOCRS Committee in Action….
The SOCRS Committee met twice during the conference, and was well represented by committee members and conference delegates from various parts of the world as observers. We brainstormed the ideas for the upcoming IFLA conferences for organizing programs and satellite meetings. Stay tuned…
Yum Yum French delicacies
Food is toothsome enough to draw many travelers from around the world to Lyon, which is called Gastronomic capital of France! Some freshly baked and yummy French delicacies.
And, one can smell food in the construction of Lyon’s buildings!
The Bibliotheque Municipale de Lyon
Lyon’s public library, not only provides library services to users, but also hosts a variety of special collections, in particular in the fields of photography, textiles, music, contemporary art & literature.
Lyon, UNESCO’s World Heritage Site
UNESCO declared Lyon as a world national heritage city in 1998, and the city is known for its historical and architectural landmarks.
Finally, a trip to France can not be complete without a visit to an engineering masterpiece-Eiffel Tower, and of course, Mona Lisa at Musée du Louvre!