Sunday, February 20, 2011

The International Federation of Library Associations and Organizations (IFLA) approved the establishment of an IFLA Special Interest Group (SIG) in December 2008. I am honored to serve as the SIG's first Convener. 

You can follow the activities of the SIG in several ways:

1. The SIG Task Force has a website at :
Here you’ll find the text of original charge, the roster of initial SIG Task Force members, and the excellent work prepared by the Task Forces.
2. The SIG Task Force has a FaceBook Group that anyone can join. Just search for the “IFLA SIG on Indigenous Matters” group (!/group.php?gid=66990630010).

3. Presentations on the SIG are scheduled at the following conference venues:

4-8 April; International Indigenous Librarians Forum, Karaskjok, Norway]

20-23 April: PCAACA Conference, San Antonio, Texas

27-30 April: Alaska Native Libraries Archives Museums Summit; Northern Light, Anchorage, Alaska

25-28 May: CLA Annual Conference, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada

5-10  June: Tribal College Librarians Professional Development Institute, Bozeman, Montana

23-28 June: ALA Annual Conference, New Orleans, Louisiana

21-23 July: FORO: Transborder Library Forum, Austin, Texas

13-18 Aug: IFLA World Library and Information Congress. San Juan, Puerto Rico