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EIFL will have a strong presence at IFLA2012 – the International Federation of Library Associations World Library and Information Congress – in August. The theme of IFLA2012 is Libraries Now! – Inspiring, Surprising, Empowering.
The main venue for IFLA2012 is Helsinki in Finland, where the core conference takes place. There are also 20 satellite events in six countries – Estonia, Finland, Latvia, Lithuania, Poland and The Netherlands – and several off-site events and exhibitions.
EIFL at the Core Conference, Helsinki, Finland, August 11-17
Teresa Hackett, EIFL-IP Programme Manager, is a member of the IFLA Committee on Copyright and Other Legal Matters (CLM). She will attend business and open sessions organised by this group.
On August 13, Monika Elbert, EIFL staff, will represent EIFL at a joint session with IFLA to discuss the Internet Governance Forum Dynamic Coalition of Public Access in Libraries.
On August 16, Sandra Adomaviciute, who is a member of the EIFL Public Library Innovation Programme (EIFL-PLIP) team, will join the session on Findings from the Global Impact Study: What it means for public libraries. Ms Adomaviciute will share experiences of using the findings of the EIFL-PLIP study, Perceptions of Public Libraries in Africa, for advocacy.
Also on August 16, the EIFL-PLIP supported AgroLib-Ja service for farmers of Public Library Radislav Nikčević (Jagodina, Serbia) will feature in the open session of the Agricultural Libraries Special Interest Group (SIG). The director of Public Library Radislav Nikčević, Ms Vesna Crnkovic, will present a paper titled Agricultural Rural Libraries in Serbia in the Era of Information Technology.
EIFL at the IFLA Market, Helsinki, August 12
Three public libraries from Lithuania have been invited to showcase innovative services initiated with EIFL-PLIP support at the IFLA Market. The market is one of several less formal events during the core conference. The libraries are: Pasvalys Marius Katiliskis Public Library, which will present their innovative smartphone service for farmers; Kaunas County Public Library, which will present their BiblioHealth service for the over-60s, and Utena A. and M. Miskiniai Public Library, which will present the Play to Study project which reconnects vulnerable children with their schools.
EIFL at the IFLA satellite conferences
Libraries in Networks, Klaipeda, Lithuania, August 8-9
There will be two EIFL-PLIP presentations at this satellite conference:
Libraries for Children and Young People, Joensuu, Finland, August 9-10
President of Lubuto Library Project, Ms Jane Kinney Meyers, will present a paper titled Breaking through perceptual boundaries: the essential contribution of library services for children and youth to national development of low-income countries. The paper will include experiences from the Lubuto Library Project’s computer-based mother tongue literacy lessons for vulnerable children, which received funding from EIFL-PLIP in 2010.
Library Services for People with Special Needs, Tallinn, Estonia, August 10
Zagreb City Libraries will present a paper on their EIFL-PLIP supported service for the homeless. The paper, Libraries and the Homeless: Experiences, Challenges and Opportunities, will be presented by Ms Sanja Bunic, manager of the service.
EIFL off-site – Espoo, Finland, August 15
Lubuto Library Project President Ms Jane Kinney Meyers will present at the ‘Surprising Library!’ off-site event at Sello Library in Espoo. The paper is titled Outreach to Vulnerable Youth in Africa through Partnerships for Innovative Programming: The Lubuto Library Project.