IFLA Wraps Up; Next Year in Helsinki; Singapore in 2013

IFLA 2011 in San Juan, PR has passed into history.  Photos and reports from the final sessions are on the IFLA Express website.  Final attendance was 2,593, making San Juan a successful event.

Next year, the 78th IFLA World Library and Information Congress (WLIC) will be in Helsinki, Finland, on August 11-17.  Singapore has been selected as the venue for the 79th WLIC; dates will be announced later.  Sponsors will be the  National Library Board of Singapore and the Library Association of Singapore.

At the closing session in San Juan, Ingrid Parent, University Librarian at the University of British Columbia, Canada, became President of IFLA, succeeding Ellen Tise, Senior Director, Library and Information Services, J.S. Gericke Library, University of Stellenbosch, South Africa

Look for a report on the San Juan congress in an upcoming issue of Information Today.

Don Hawkins
Columnist, Information Today and Conference Circuit Blog Editor

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