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IFLA Conference

World Library and Information Congress: 74th IFLA General Conference and Council

"Libraries without borders: Navigating towards global understanding"

10-14 August 2008, Québec, Canada

Spanish translation 

Satellite Meetings

1. Consortia and Cooperative Programmes

Dates: 7 August 2008
Time: 09:00 – 16:30
Location: University Laval - Pavillon Laurentienne, Room: 1334
Contact person: Sue McKnight, Chair, Academic and research Libraries Section
Website: na
Audience: Library manager and directors (100)
Speakers: Helena Assamoah-Hassan (Ghana), Deb DeBruijn (Canadian Research Knowledge Network), Rima Kupryte (eIFL.net: Electronic Information for Libraries), Cathy Jilovsky (CAVAL, Australia), Ann Okerson (NERL, USA), David Swords (Blackwell), Yao XiaoXia (CALIS, China)
Sponsors: Academic and Research Libraries Section
Co-Sponsors: Blackwells; British Columbia Electronic Library Network (BCELN)
Publications: IFLA website

2. Legislative Libraries: Partners in Democracy

Dates: 6-8 August 2008
Location: The Library of Parliament, Ottawa, Canada
Contact person: Marie-France Gareau
Website: www.preifla2008.ca/libraryOfParl-e.asp?Parent=Wel
Audience: Parliamentary Library and Research Service Directors, managers and staff as well as interested parliamentarians (125)
Sponsors: Library and Research Services for Parliaments Section
Publications: Newsletter, website

3. Disappearing disciplinary borders in the social science library - global studies or sea change?

Dates: 6-7 August 2008
Location: University of Toronto, Toronto, Canada
Contact person: Lynne M. Rudasill
Website: www.library.uiuc.edu/cgs/ DisappearingBordersConf.html
Audience: Social science librarians and others, academic, public, and special, interested in the effects of interdisciplinary and multi-disciplinary changes in the social sciences on libraries and library users. (approx. 50-75)
Sponsors: Social Science Libraries Section
Co-Sponsors: Faculty of Information Studies, University of Toronto are interested
Publications: Published proceedings and edited monograph

4. National Science Policies and Science Portals

Dates: 8 August 2008
Location: Ecole Polytechnique de Montréal
Contact person: Irma Pasanen
Website: lib.tkk.fi/ifla/IFLA_Science_Portals
Audience: Library managers and librarians interested in science policies and their outcomes in the form of science portals. These international and national portals offer high quality scientific information free of charge. (approx. 50-100)
Sponsors: Science and Technology Libraries Section with Government Information and Official Publications Section
Co-Sponsors: Library of the Ecole Polytechnique de Montréal
Publications: Presentations will be made available via a website

5. The role of evidence based research in medical libraries

Dates: 9 August 2008
Location: Centre de formation continue, de l'Université Laval, Québec City
Contact person: H. Todd
Website: www.library.uq.edu.au/ocs/index.php/ebr/
Audience: (100) Librarians, healthcare professionals researchers
Sponsors: Health and Biosciences Section
Co-Sponsors: New England Journal of Medicine
Publications: Publication available via the MLA website

6. Genealogy and local history for all - services for multi/cultural communities

Dates: 6-7 August (incl. academic sessions and tours)
Location: Canadian Centre for Genealogy, Library and Archives Canada, Ottawa
Contact person: Antonio Lechasseur
Website: na
Audience: (approx. 75-125) Genealogy and local history librarians (in public libraries and private societies); general reference and social sciences and humanities librarians; multi-cultural services librarians; national and local archivists.
Sponsors: Genealogy and Local History Section with Reference and Information Services Section
Publications: Summary of Proceedings.

7. Navigating with youth: In these days of technology, how can public libraries attract and keep their young clientele?

Dates: 5-7 August 2008
Location: Montréal, McGill University,
Contact person: Suzanne Payette
Website: Presentations and Biographies Audience: Librarians and library staff working with youth (10- to-17-year-olds)
Sponsors: Association Les bibliothèques publiques du Québec, IFLA Public Libraries Section with Libraries for Children and Young Adults Section and Management and Marketing
Co-Sponsors: Ministère de la Culture des Communications et de la Condition féminine du Québec, TD Bank Financial Group, Bibliothèque et Archives nationales du Québec, Ministère de l'éducation, du Loisir et du Sport, McGil University, with the support of the School of Information Studies, Secrétariat à la Jeunesse du Québec, SODEC, Ville de Montréal, Heritage Canada
Publications: Newsletter and IFLA website

8. Rethinking Access to Information: Evolving perspectives on information content and delivery

Dates: 6-7 August 2008 (arrival and social event on 5 August)
Location: Boston Public Library, Boston, MA (USA)
Contact person: Poul Erlandsen
Website: www.bcr.org/rethinkingaccess/
Audience: all library staff members (150-200)
Sponsors: Document Delivery & Resource Sharing
Co-Sponsors: IFLA Acquisitions and Collections Management Section and IFLA Reference and Information Services Section

9. Multicultural to Intercultural: Libraries Connecting Communities

Dates: 5-7 August 2008
Location: Vancouver, Canada
Contact person: Michael Burris
Website: www.bcla.bc.ca/ifla2008
Audience: IFLA Members, Public, Academic and Special Librarians. Multicultural archivists and other information professionals. Multicultural associations, community organizations and academics. The conference will target an international audience with special emphasis on the Americas, Asia and Australia/New Zealand. (350)
Sponsors: Library Services to Multicultural Populations
Publications: Conference website and Section Website

10. RDA: Resource Description and Access: Foundations, changes and implementation

Dates: 8 August 2008
Location: Québec City, Canada
Contact person: Marjorie Bloss
Website: www.cla.ca/source/meetings/app_rda.cfm
Audience: Cataloguing Managers, cataloguers, information technology staff (300)
Sponsors: Cataloguing Section
Co-Sponsors: Joint Steering Committee for the development of RDA
Publications: IFLA website, JSC website, report to Div IV publication 'International Cataloguing and Bibliographic Control'.

11. Map as Page, Map as Print: How maps intersect with books and prints

Location: Library of Congress, Washington D.C, USA
Contact person: Mark Dimunation

12. Preserving Cultural Heritage into the 21st Century: Current perspectives and new directions

Dates: 6-8 August 2008
Location: Libraries and Archives Canada, Ottawa, Canada
Contact persons: Johanna Wellheiser and Jeanne Drewes
Website: website
Audience: Librarians, archivists, collections managers and preservation administrators
Sponsors: Preservation and Conservation Section, Newspapers Section and IFLA-PAC Core Activity
Co-Sponsors: Library and Archives Canada and the Canadian Conservation Institute
Publications: IFLA website and in the IFLA Section Newsletters

13. Library statistics for the 21st-century world

Dates: 18-19 August 2008
Location: Concordia University, Henry F. Hall Building, Montréal
Contact person: Pierre Meunier, Montreal Public Library
Website: www.ville.montreal.qc.ca/ifla
Audience: (approx. 250) Librarians, national statistical agencies, UNESCO members
Sponsors: Statistics and Evaluation Section
Co-Sponsors: UNESCO Institute for Statistics, ISO/TC48/SC8, Montréal Public Library System, Concordia University Libraries
Publications: Publication in print (journal articles), on the website: English text French translation

14. Francophonies et bibliothèques: innovations, changements et réseautage (Libraries and the French-speaking communities of the world: innovation, change and networking)

Dates: 3-4-5-6 August 2008
Location: Grande Bibliothèque du Québec, Montréal.
Contact person: Réjean Savard
Website: www.aifbd.org/congres
Audience: Open to all French-speaking library and information science specialists from French-speaking countries of the world and anyone interested in the Francophone libraries (250-300)
Sponsors: Réjean Savard with IFLA ALP
Co-Sponsors: Association internationale francophone des bibliothécaires et documentalistes
Publications: Publication and website

15. Knowledge Management - Best Practices and Lessons Learned in Web 2.0 Environment

Dates: Friday 8 August 2008
Location: Université Laval, Quebec City – Pavillon Laurentienne, Room: 1334
Contact person: Jane Dysart, Chair KM Section
Registration required, no cost (buy your own lunch)
Website: http://archive.ifla.org/VII/s47/index.htm
Audience: Members of KM Section + other interested (100)
Sponsors: Knowledge Management Section
Publications: Newsletter, website, IFLA Journal