Saturday, August 25, 2007

73rd IFLA General Conference & Council, World Library & Information Congress

Saturday, 18 August 2007
1. USA Caucus Meeting

Sunday, 19 August 2007
1. Opening Session
2. PC Hearing on IFLA’s Professional Structure
3. Program: National Libraries: The future of National Libraries: convergence and partnerships
4. Exhibition opening; helped staff the ALA Booth
5. Meeting with AMBAC officials
6. Reception: Access to Learning Award

Monday, 20 August 2007
1. IFLA Press Conference
2. Program: @Your Library campaign for the world’s libraries
3. Program: Regional Activities with Education and Training
4. Helped staff the ALA Booth
5. Program: IFLA President: Indigenous Knowledge (helped answer audience questions)
6. Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation Access to Learning Award (ATLA). Congratulations, Northern Territories Library in Australia!
7. Conference Beach Party

Tuesday, 21 August 2007
1. Program: President-Elect, “Libraries on the Agenda”
2. Program: Stories without Writing: Local and Family History Beyond the Written Word
3. Poster Sessions
4. National Association Members Meeting
5. Helped staff the ALA Booth
6. OCLC reception: Wreck Aquarium

Wednesday, 22 August 2007
Program: Social Inclusion
Poster Sessions
Helped staff the ALA Booth
Program: Preservation in African Collections: Perspectives and Case Studies
Program: The history of libraries and librarianship in Sub-Sahara Africa
Cultural Gala at City Hall and Church Walk

Thursday, 23 August 2007
1. Program: Regional Activities with IFLA/ALP
2. IFLA Closing Session
3. IFLA Council Meeting

Friday, 24 August 2007: sat in a number of business meetings of these sections
Information Literacy
Meeting: radio Gagasi
Library Services to Multicultural Populations
School Libraries and Resource Centers
Information Technology
Regional Activities

(co-presenter) “Copyright and Other Legal Matters,” 73rd IFLA General Conference & Council World Library and Information Congress, Durban, South Africa. (20 August 2007)
(co-presenter) “Library Services to Multicultural Populations,” 73rd IFLA General Conference & Council World Library and Information Congress, Durban, South Africa. (23 August 2007)

For fun:
Thursday, 23 August, Dinner out with Management of Library Associations Section
Thursday, 24 August, Zulu Jazz club
Saturday, 25 August, Valley of 1000 Hills tour

Recent Media Placements:
1. Brittain, Amy, “High School Readings Lists Get A Modern Makeover: Find Out What Recent Bestsellers Are Taking Their Place Next to Classics at Schools Across the US,” Christian Science Monitor, 8 August 2007.
2. Kamara, Marget, “ALA Inaugurates its First American Indian President,” Diverse Issues in Higher Education 3 August 2007.
3. Brezosky, Lynn, “Border Cities Struggle to Find Librarians,” AP, 14 August 2007.
4. “Librarian Interview: ALA President Loriene Roy,” 22 August 2007, Cynsations [Cynthia Leitich Smith’s blog]. Available at:

(with Jennifer Petersen and Rochelle Lefkowitz) “Librarians’ Tech Savvy,” USA Today, 9 August 2007. [letter to editor]