4.11.16 – Recently, Library Journal interviewed Pat Losinski and Carol Diedrichs, Co-Chairs of U.S. National Organizing Committee for the 2016 IFLA Congress, at http://lj.libraryjournal.com/2016/04/interviews/carol-diedrichs-and-patrick-losinski-on-ifla-in-columbus/
Numerous IRRT (ALA) members received the IFLA Fellowships through a very competitive selection process.
“We’re really excited to tell you—and largely this is through the Herculean efforts and tremendous success of the fundraising effort led by Jim Neal—that we’re close to having raised $450,000, more than double the original goal. So we will have a special event on Saturday evening at the main library, and it will be for the scholars who have their travel underwritten and then all of the sponsoring organizations—a combination of public libraries, some associations, some vendors, and I would say the bulk of that funding has come from our academic institutions. We’re really excited about having been able to help fund the international cooperation, support, and ultimately discussion that we think we’ll have with all of these members. There were 3,300 applicants for that opportunity.”
More information about 2016 IFLA Congress is at http://2016.ifla.org/
The early registration deadline is prior or on May 17, 2016, at http://2016.ifla.org/registration