Conference: IFLA Annual

5.4.16 –  The IFLA 82nd World Library and Information Congress
Columbus, Ohio, USA

It’s almost here!  Join the world library community in Columbus this August 13-19, 2016!

Don’t miss out on the chance to attend the premier international library event  so close to home [if you are North American].

“Connections. Collaboration. Community” – Network with librarians from over 110 countries.

Full program information is now available.

Early registration deadline is May 17!  ALA members and members of ALA Chapters and Affiliates
can register at the discounted IFLA member rate using ALA’s IFLA membership code US-0002.

Questions?  IFLA2016@ala.org

 

Webinar: All about the IFLA Conference 2016

3.23.16 – Reminder about the upcoming webinar tomorrow…

Intro to IFLA 2016: International Congress Comes to Columbus- Webinar, March 24 , 3:00pm Eastern  (2:00 Central, 1:00 Mountain, Noon Pacific)

Are you interested in attending an international library conference at home?

This year’s International Federation of Library Association and Institutions (IFLA) World Library and Information Congress offers you the chance to interact with global library community in Columbus, OH, August 1319.

This free webinar will provide you with an introduction to IFLA, details about the Congress, and all that wonderful opportunities that colleagues in Columbus have put in place for you and the other 3,500 delegates from 120 countries.

To Register for the free webinar, click the blue register link in Event Status at:

https://alapublishing.webex.com/alapublishing/onstage/g.php?MTID=e851c6916a54e02d3a492a842e94b17b3

The webinar will be recorded if you can’t attend in person.  Those who register will be sent the link to the recording automatically.

Michael Dowling
Director
International and Chapter Relations Offices
American Library Association
50 E Huron St
Chicago, IL, USA
p +1 800-545-2433 ext 3200
+1 312-280-4392
http://www.ala.org/iro

Conference:Guadalajara International Book Fair (FIL)

3.15.16 –  ALA Free Pass Program
Guadalajara International Book Fair(FIL), Mexico

The Guadalajara International Book Fair (FIL) invites you to join to the most important core meeting between the Ibero-American publishing industry and the world. As FIL celebrates its 30th anniversary we are proud to have the presence of Latin America as the guest of honor.

Apply to the ALA Free Pass Program, a special program developed by FIL and the American Library Association, directed to all librarians members of ALA involved with Spanish books acquisitions. This is a great opportunity to see the largest publishing offer in Spanish books with over 300,000 titles from 1,900 participating publishing house. Visit the fair where Spanish is the seed that has sprouted hundreds of thousands of books.

Come and apply to the ALA Free Pass Program and get:

  • Three nights of lodging for free, three continental breakfasts
  • Free registration$100 USD airfare reimbursement (courtesy of ALA)
  • Additional $100 of airfare support for the first 100 librarians that have been accepted in the ALA Free Pass Program and have purchased their ticket before October 2nd, among a dozen other benefits 

    REGISTRATION AVAILABLE HERE

    Deadline to register September 4th, 2016

Program: Intro to IFLA 2016 Conference Webinar

3.15.16 –  Intro to IFLA 2016: International Congress Comes to Columbus – Webinar
Columbus, OH, USA

Date:  March 24

Time: 3:00pm Eastern (2:00 Central, 1:00 Mountain, Noon Pacific)

This year’s International Federation of Library Association and Institutions (IFLA) World Library and Information Congress offers you the chance to interact with global library community in Columbus, OH, August 1319.

This free webinar will provide you with an introduction to IFLA, details about the Congress, and all that wonderful opportunities that colleagues in Columbus have put in place for you and the other 3,500 delegates from 120 countries.

Register for the free webinar!

Program: Panelists needed for International Program

2.23.16 –  Speakers Needed for ALA IRRT Program
Sarah P’s comments: If anyone is planning on attending ALA’s annual conference in June (Orlando, FL), has international experience and would like to be a panelist please let me know!  This was a program they began last year and proved very popular so they would like to repeat it this year.  So far, Ray Pun and I are going to be sharing however the more the better…
IRRT Connections sponsors a now-annual session called “leaning international: lessons from the field.”
The event description from last year, which may well be reusable this year,  said,” For MLS students through seasoned information professionals interested in working internationally, this annual program hosted by IRRT’s International Connections Committee features American librarians discussing their own unique international experiences.  Discussions are split between prepared topics and audience Q&A time.  These interactive sessions have included such diverse topics as leveraging networks to find work abroad, pre-departure language and etiquette training, adapting to regional librarianship as well as cultural standards, the practicalities of life overseas, and more! This annual program hosted by IRRT’s International Connections Committee features American librarians speaking about their own unique international experiences. 

Past speakers include: Rebecca L. Miller, Senior Research Officer at Afghanistan Research and Evaluation Unit; Catherine Shreve, Librarian for Public Policy & Political Science, Perkins Library, Duke University; Elly Shodell, Oral Historian Director of Local History Center, Port Washington Public Library, Ray Pun, ALA Emerging Leader 2014, Reference and Research Services Librarian, New York University Shanghai Library, Jim Agee, University Librarian, American University of Phnom Penh in Cambodia.

If interested please contact me via this blog and/or contact:

 

Ms. Jennifer T. Nardine, Assistant Professor
Learning Liaison Librarian for Performing Arts, Foreign Languages, English, and Religion & Culture
University Libraries, Virginia Tech, 560 Drillfield Dr, Blacksburg, VA  24061

jnardine@vt.edu

 

 

Conferences: International Opportunities Program

12/4/15 –  For anyone who might be in the Florida, USA area in February and for librarians attending the annual Florida Library Conference, I have been invited to speak about international library opportunities.  This session is focusing on potential retirees but I will give an overview of all as well.

March 2, 2016Florida Library Conference

 

Plaza Resort and Spa
600 N. Atlantic Way
Daytona Beach, Florida 32118
United States

386-255-4471

Conference: Attend SIBF/ALA 2015

10/1/15 – Attend the SIBJ/ALA 2015 Conference
Sharjah International Book Fair/American Librarian Association, Sharjah Expo Center, UAE

Sarah P’s comments:  For anyone in the Middle East or interested in working in and/or learning more about libraries in that region here is a joint conference.  Sessions are an eclectic mix of offerings for public, school, and academic librarians. Interesting.
FYI: Traditionally anyone working in the region belonged to SLA – Arabian Gulf Chapter and could attend their annual regional conferences.

 

Take a look at the program and sessions now confirmed, and join hundreds of your colleagues at the Sharjah Expo Center, November 10-12, 2015.  Register now!

Your registration includes:

  • International expert presenters
  • 15 concurrent programs on topics for all types of libraries (public, academic, school, and special libraries) covering the topics that help you stay on top of library transformation and needs
  • Keynote speakers, including ALA 2015-16 President Sari Feldman, Columbia University Librarian Emeritus James G. (Jim) Neal, and Sharjah dignitaries
  • All sessions in English and Arabic (simultaneous translation)
  • Poster sessions for more best practices and ideas. List of poster session presenters. (PDF file)
  • Certificate of participation after in-person attendance
  • Networking opportunities and use of the Librarians’ Lounge
  • Access to all session recordings
  • The chance to chat with sponsors and exhibitors about the latest technologies and services
  • Free hotel for anyone who purchases $10,000 or more of materials for their library at SIBF
  • Coffee, snacks, and lunch on Wednesday and Thursday
  • Conference bags and program book


Conference registration rates

ALA member 250 AED ($70 USD); non ALA member 350 AED ($100 USD)

Optional preconference Tuesday, November 10: RDA: Resource Description and Access (full day with Magda El-Sherbini, head of The Ohio State University Libraries’ Cataloging Department). ALA members 525 AED ($140 USD); non ALA members 750 AED ($200 USD). You can add this optional preconference during the registration process.


You may need a visa
if you are traveling from another country to the United Arab Emirates. SIBF will help with the arrangements; use this SIBF page to find out if you need a visa and how to apply. Deadline to apply for a visa is Saturday, October 10, 2015. (If you request a letter of invitation, we will send it after you register.)

2014 participants said it was “a great conference. . . . really inspiring . . . . memorable experience!”

Register now!

Check www.ala.org/sibf or track the tag #SIBFALA15 for updates. Join us!

For additional information, please contact the ALA International Relations Office at intl@ala.org.