IFLA 2010: Saturday

The last working day for us at the IFLA Express! Turns out that offices are shut on Sundays, so even if we wanted to, we couldn’t work. Sture Allén’s keynote today was about the Nobel Prize in Literature: how winners get chosen, how the Committee works, stuff like that. I had no knowledge of the … More IFLA 2010: Saturday

IFLA 2010: Friday

Today’s Plenary Session /keynote speech was held by Hans Rosling, on economic equality and health equality. It was definitely a lot of food for thought – watch it in its entirety here. The gist of it was that, in the last 60 years, the world has become a lot more equal in terms of public … More IFLA 2010: Friday

IFLA 2010: Wednesday

Today was pretty amazing. We had our first “proper” working day at the IFLA Communications Office. Technology was still a bit fuzzy but on the whole, things went quite well. We got to go to both the Opening Session and the Newcomers’ Session and we finished all our work without having to stay late, so … More IFLA 2010: Wednesday

IFLA 2010: Tuesday

Yesterday was my first proper day at the IFLA conference! To start with, there was some confusion over my badge because it had already been put into the IFLA Communications Office, which was locked when I got there, but luckily someone was there to open the door, so I didn’t have to feel like a … More IFLA 2010: Tuesday

The Global Librarian – IFLA NPSIG Satellite Meeting 2010

I am in Sweden at the moment, having received a grant from BI-International to work on the German team for the IFLA Express, which is the newsletter published during IFLA’s World Library and Information Congress. Beforehand, I attended the IFLA New Professionals Special Interest Group’s satellite meeting, The Global Librarian, in Boras, Sweden. It was … More The Global Librarian – IFLA NPSIG Satellite Meeting 2010