Monday, August 22, 2011

IFLA 2011

The 77th annual IFLA General Conference and Assembly, took place at the Puerto Rico Convention Center in San Juan, Puerto Rico on 13-18 August 2011. With a congress theme of Libraries beyond libraries: Integration, Innovation and Information for all the conference was power-packed with content for all librarians seeking to integrate innovative services in their libraries. Congratulations to the local organizing community for a well organized conference.

I was part of a panel for the Library History Special Interest Group. Here is a list of the presentations with links to the full text of each paper:

Overview of library services in the English-speaking Caribbean: management, innovative services and resource sharing CHERYL ANN PELTIER-DAVIS (Alvin Sherman Library, Nova Southeastern University, Fort Lauderdale, Florida, USA)

Historical overview of library development in the English-speaking CaribbeanBEVERLEY Y. HINDS (University of the West Indies, Sir Arthur Lewis Institute of Social & Economic Studies (SALISES), Audine Wilkinson Library, Bridgetown, Barbados)

Using Web 2.0 technologies to build communities: a Caribbean context and historical perspective BEVERLEY A. WOOD (University of West Indies Library, Bridgetown, Barbados)

El Lector's canon: social dynamics of reading from Havana to TampaSTEPHANIE L. MAATTA (School of Library and Information Science, Wayne State University, Detroit, Michigan, USA)

Saturday, August 6, 2011

The OCLC Board of Trustees will engage OCLC members in the process to select a successor to Jay Jordan, who plans to retire as OCLC President and CEO at the end of June 2012.