Join us at the IFLA World Library and Information Congress

iSchool faculty, staff, and students will participate in the upcoming International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions (IFLA) World Library and Information Congress in Columbus, Ohio, on August 13-19. This annual conference brings together LIS professionals and students from more than one hundred and twenty countries and provides opportunities for networking and professional development. Among the presenters will be the iSchool faculty and students listed below. Attendees are invited to meet with faculty and staff at Booth #C-111 and attend a social gathering on Monday, August 15.

iSchool presentations:

Associate Professor Terry Weech and affiliated faculty member Clara Chu organized the August 10 satellite meeting, "International Quality Assessment of LIS Education Programs," a joint meeting of the Section on Education and Training and Section on Library Theory and Research.

Senior Lecturer Maria Bonn will moderate a session during the satellite meeting, Libraries as Publishers: Building a Global Community, sponsored by the IFLA Section on Acquisition and Collection Development, and co-sponsored by Serials and Other Continuing Resources. The meeting will be held on August 10-12 at the University of Michigan.

During the Libraries as Publishers session, doctoral candidate Katrina Fenlon will present her paper, "Understanding the needs of scholars in a contemporary publishing environment." Coauthors include Bonn, CIRSS Senior Project Coordinator Megan Senseney (MS '08), and affiliated faculty member Harriett Green.

Chu will discuss her co-edited book, Educating the Profession: 40 years of the IFLA Section on Education and Training, during the session, "IFLA Presentation on Published Titles 2016," on August 15.

Weech will present his paper, "IFLA efforts to provide standards for international library and information studies education: The role of the IFLA Section of Education and Training – A case study," on August 16 during the session, "IFLA standards—making a difference?"

Associate Professor Jerome McDonough will give an invited talk titled, “New worlds to explore: The National Library in the digital age,” at the National Library-Ex Libris Annual Meeting held in conjunction with IFLA on August 17.

iSchool posters:

"Libraries promoting peace: An international resource and call for action"
Authors include faculty member Clara Chu, Rebecca McGuire (MS '15), and Susan Schnuer (MS '92)

"Talking back to the public library: Measuring and conceptualizing the little free library movement"
Authors include Associate Professor Kate Williams, doctoral student Noah Olafuwemi Samuel, and master's student Elizabeth Hartman

"Re-visioning library and information science education within an international context"
Authors include Professor Linda C. Smith

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