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An American in Paris

Earlier this week, I had the privilege of talking about US library ebook lending at the Salon du Livre—the Paris Book Fair.

Ukrainian Library Association Releases Statement

On March 4, the Ukrainian Library Association released this statement on the IFLA (International Federation of Library Associations) website regarding the unrest in the region. The statement, excerpted here, was signed by Ukrainian Library Association Vice President Valentyna Pashkova.

A Country of Hope and Promise

The Dominican Republic offers workplace training for many women and daycare for their children in nearby centers.

Changes and Connections

Ingrid Parent, former IFLA president

Newsmaker: Ishmael Beah

For Love of the Written Word

The count is in: The official wrap-up last week of the 32nd Sharjah International Book Fair (SIBF) in the UAE reported that 900,000 visitors had browsed more than 400,000 titles on display in Sharjah’s Expo Centre, 150,000 UAE schoolchildren had participated in more than 500 interactive activities and workshops as part of class trips, and 20 million people had used the Twitter SIBF hashtag for a total of 60 million interactions.

How the Marrakesh Treaty Opens Vistas for Print-Disabled Readers

IFLA Closes Singapore Conference Looking to the Future

The closing session of the 79th World Library and Information Congress (WLIC) of the International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions (IFLA) August 22 offered the 3,750 attendees from 120 countries a recap of 224 sessions held over six days in Singapore. Along with thanks to the local organizers and volunteers for making the conference possible, came the announcement that Cape Town, South Africa, had been selected as the 2015 venue for the 81st WLIC.

At IFLA 2013, Singapore Journalist Cherian George Delivers Scathing Indictment of Mass Media

Cherian George“What is the fate of the public in an age of individual choice?” That’s the central question posed by Cherian George, journalist and professor at the Wee Kim Wee School of Communication and Information at Nanyang Technological University in Singapore. George’s speech launched the fourth day of IFLA’s 79th World Library and Information Congress.

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