2013 IFLA World Library and Information Congress – Singapore2013-09-06
The International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions (IFLA) hosted their 79th General Conference and Assembly from August 17-23, 2013 in Singapore. The conference theme was “Future Libraries: Infinite Possibilities.”
IU alumni have long had connections with this professional association. IFLA supports and explores many global questions in the field of information and library science.
Five ILS alumni met during the conference to catch up with each other. They are all holding Indiana University magnets in the photo above. Pictured left to right are:
- Ann Snoeyenbos
- Blanche Woolls
- Carla Funk
- Ellie Valentine
- David Farenth
They are standing in front of the Project MUSE booth (A108) at the conference.
Excerpts from Dr. Yaacob Ibrahim’s Greeting give more background about the conference goals:
- Libraries are well-loved spaces where people from all walks of life come together to learn, exchange ideas and bond. They are also the gateways to knowledge and ideas, helping to enrich and empower people with literacy skills.
- Today, we are living in an increasingly connected world. New innovations and technologies are changing the way we consume and create knowledge. Libraries need to evolve and adopt these new technologies to better serve the changing needs of society.
- The endless possibilities of merging technology and libraries are aptly reflected in the theme, Future Libraries: Infinite Possibilities. We can look forward to many engaging discussions on library services, best practices, continuing professional development, information literacy and library leadership at the 2013 Congress. I believe that through these discussions, we can develop a deeper understanding of the trends that are shaping the information landscape.
Posted September 06, 2013