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63rd IFLA General Conference

Copenhagen, Denmark, August 31 - September 5, 1997

IFLA Pre-Session Seminar - Call for nominations

(May 29, 1996)

Dear colleagues,

Before the General Conference, IFLA every second year holds a week-long Seminar to study a particular topic of importance to the library profession in developing countries.

The next Pre-Session Seminar will be held during the period 24-29 August 1997 in Aalborg, Denmark before the IFLA Council and General Conference in Copenhagen. Seminar participants are also expected to attend the IFLA conference August 31 to September 5, for which they will pay no registration fee.

The theme of the Seminar will be "Bridging information gaps through technology".

The seminar will be held under the auspices of the IFLA Division of Regional Activi-ties, Division of Management and Technology, and Universal Dataflow and Tele-communications Core Programme. Funding support has been offered by DANIDA, UNESCO and the local organizers. The ALP office is acting as the secretariat of the planning committee.

About 20 professionals will be invited to attend the Seminar. IFLA would be glad to receive nominations of suitable professionals from your association, country or region. All nominations received will be considered by the selection committee. Normally each country represented can have only one participant. See attached "Criteria for selection of candidates". Each participant will be expected to produce a country report. Working languages at the Seminar will be English, French and Spanish.

IFLA's funds for sponsorship are limited. Please indicate if your association can offer some financial support, or suggest where the nominee can obtain such support. IFLA will also send documentation on request to assist with applications to local offices of funding agencies.

Please ask the nominee to fill in the enclosed questionnaire. Nominations must be received at your IFLA Regional Office, with a copy to the ALP Secretariat, not later than August 1, 1996. There will be a selection meeting at the IFLA Conference in Beijing in August. Nominations may be sent by fax or E-mail, with supporting documentation by separate mail. Address list is enclosed.

We thank you in advance for your cooperation.

Yours sincerely,
Birgitta Bergdahl,
Core Programme Director


General criteria

The candidates selected for nomination should fulfill the following general criteria and requirements for IFLA's Pre-Sessions:

Special criteria

For this very specific Pre-Session, IFLA is looking for independent and analytical persons who should:

A good working knowledge of English will be necessary to benefit fully from the group discussions. Simultaneous interpretation will, however, be provided in English, French and Spanish during the paper sessions.


IFLA Official Pre-Session Seminar in Denmark, August 1997

"Bridging information gaps through technology"

Place and date of birth:


Academic degrees: (When, at which university?)

Other professional education: (Continuing education courses, attachments, study tours etc.)

Please describe the positions which you have held in the last five to ten years:

Research or publications of relevance:

Please describe your interest in and knowledge of information technology:

Languages and level of knowledge:


Henri Sene,
Regional Manager,
IFLA Regional Office for Africa,
Bibliotheque de l'Universite Cheikh Anta Diop de Dakar,
B.P. 2006, DAKAR Senegal
Tel: +221 230279
Fax +221 242379
E-mail: sene@bucad.univ-dakar.sn

Asia and Oceania

Ms Pensri Guaysuwan,
Regional Manager,
IFLA Regional Office for Asia and Oceania,
Thammasat University Libraries,
Thanon 16th August,
BANGKOK 10200 Thailand
Tel: +66 2 2229639
Fax: +66 2 2248108
E-mail: guay@ipied.tu.ac.th

Latin America and the Caribbean

Ms Elizabet Ramos de Carvalho,
Regional Manager,
IFLA Regional Office for Latin America and the Caribbean,
c/o FEBAB,
Rua Avanhandava 40 - cj.
11001306 SAO PAULO SP Brazil
Tel: +55 11 2579979
Fax: +55 11 2922993
Fax: +55 21 2455472
(Biblioteca Nacional)
E-mail: iflalac@nutecnet.com.br


IFLA ALP Programme,
c/o Uppsala University Library,
Box 510,
S-751 20 UPPSALA Sweden
Tel: +46 18 183989 or 183990
Fax: +46 18 183994
E-mail: IFLA.ALP@ub.uu.se