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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)


http://conference.ifla.org/ifla77/sessions/library-history-special-interest-group


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. http://amplify.com/u/a1abvs