The International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions (IFLA) closed the World Library and Information Congress (WLIC) in Helsinki, Finland, August 16 by honoring several of its longtime members and activists, including Winston Tabb and Jay Jordan of the US.
Siva Vaidhyanathan, author of The Googlization of Everything: (And Why We Should Worry) and professor of media studies and law at the University of Virginia, delivered a dynamic and challenging speech August 15 on the fourth full day of programming during the World Library and Information Congress of the International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions (IFLA) in Helsin
“We’ve got to do much more to deliver knowledge with all that is available to us, much more than we do today,” said OCLC President and CEO Jay Jordan at the conclusion of a presentation titled “WorldShare: Cloud Computing, Webscale, and Building the Future with Libraries.” After screening a video demonstrating how vastly the library user experience could be enhance
Identified in the program as a forensic dentist, keynote speaker Helena Ranta had many delegates to the World Library and Information Congress in Helsinki, Finland, wondering what connection she would make to libraries and the work of the International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions (IFLA).
Santa Claus is no doubt pleased with the giant Christmas tree at the University of Warmia and Mazury in Olsztyn, Poland, constructed for the holiday season by the staff entirely from books. The tree stands at approximately five feet wide at the base and about eight feet high, and is made of 1,600 mostly hardcover volumes.
The Bulgarian Library and Information Association has presented its annual Support for Libraries Award to the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation’s Global Libraries Initiative for its contribution to the development of public libraries in Bulgaria and their establishment as vital centers for information, communication, and electronic public services.
Some 80 librarians from every region of Bulgaria gathered September 29–30 in the city of Shumen to celebrate the 130th anniversary of the birth of Stoyan Chilingirov, a prominent Bulgarian author of books about history, ethnography, and folklore and an early library advocate.