IFLA 2012 Congress in Helsinki

This year librarians from all regions of the world descend into Helsinki for the 78 IFLA General Conference and Assembly also known as the IFLA World Library Information Congress. It will be a fantastic event! Many of us, including me, are looking forward to attending programs and meetings, and reconnecting with colleagues.  Here below is a short list of my activities (and activities I would like to send my clone to). Let’s stay in touch via the usual social media. Follow my updates on Twitter @loidagarciafebo   The conference hashtag is #wlic2012

Saturday, August 11

Management of Library Associations (MLAs) Mtg I

Continuing Professional Development and Workplace Learning (CPDWL) Mtg I

Free Access to Information and Freedom of Expression (FAIFE) Mtg I

US Caucus - providing update about FAIFE, Newcomers & New Professionals

Sunday, August 12

Division Leadership Forum – Div IV Support of the Profession

Opening Session

Sleepwalking into a control society? – FAIFE Program

Exhibition Opening and Opening Party

Monday, August 13

Strategies for library associations: include new professionals now! – Management of Library Associations Program with the New Professionals Special Interest Group- Keynote by Loida Garcia-Febo, Robin Kear

Poster Session:

Worldwide Perceptions of New Librarians: learning, working and furthering professional careers by Loida Garcia-Febo, Robin Kear

Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, 2012 ATLA Presentation and Reception

Tuesday, August 14

Libraries today and tomorrow: a force for change in our transforming societies? – President’s Theme Session

Continuing Professional Development and Workplace Learning Mtg II

Poster Session:

Worldwide Perceptions of New Librarians: learning, working and furthering professional careers by Loida Garcia-Febo, Robin Kear

Cultural Evening

Wednesday, August 15

Libraries and librarians as forces for transformative change: continuing education the fuel – CPDWL Program

Master of contents or How to win the battle over freedom in cyberspace? – FAIFE and CLM program

FAIFE Speaker’s corner at the Sanomatalo/Sanoma House Media Piazza – speaking about This is how you are being controlled today! 

General Assembly

Thursday, August 16

FAIFE Committee Mtg II

President’s Elect Planning Session

Findings from the Global Impact Study: what it means for public libraries- ALP Program with the University of Washington

Closing Session

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