Information New Wave at the 2016 IFLA Congress

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Information New Wave will be present at the IFLA World Library and Information Congress at the Greater Columbus Convention Center in Ohio. It is our pleasure to invite you to stop by our Poster, “Saving Lives: Library Services to Immigrants and Refugees.” We would love to see you there:

IFLA Poster Session:  Monday, August 15, and Tuesday, August 16 from 12:00-2:00 at the Exhibit Hall.

Additionally, our President, Loida Garcia-Febo, will participate on the following events:

Provide update of IFLA Advocacy and activities related to the UN 2030 Agenda at the IFLA Division III program, Library Services taking action for the UN 2030 Agenda. Sunday, August 14, 13:45 at C210-212.

Keynote, Access to Information for sustainable communities. IFLA Asia & Oceania Section. Monday, August 15, 9:30 at C213-215.

Chair program, Answering the Call to Action- Action for Development through Libraries Programme (ALP). Monday, August 15, 16:00 at Union Station Ballrooms A/B/C.

More information about all the conference programs,  here.

News from Symposium about Library Trends in Dominican Republic

In English and Español

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We are glad to share news about the symposium “Tendencias de las bibliotecas, navegando en un entorno en evolución de la información”/ “Library trends, navigating in an evolving information environment” produced by FUNGLODE in partnership with many organizations including Information New Wave. The symposium was based on the IFLA Trends and the presentations and conversations focused on the relationship between the trends and the local Dominican society.  Loida Garcia-Febo, President of Information New Wave and member of the Governing Board of IFLA, keynote “Desarrollando comunidades, proveyendo acceso y salvando vidas” highlighted the relevance of libraries providing access to information, their participation in community development and saving lives.

Experienced librarians, professors from library schools, and the national library association, along with national experts on innovation, economics, education and policy lead discussions about the IFLA Trends in the local context:

 

  • TREND 1New Technologies will both expand and limit who has access to information.
  • TREND 2Online Education will democratise and disrupt global learning.
  • TREND 3The boundaries of privacy and data protection will be redefined..
  • TREND 4Hyper-connected societies will listen to and empower new voices and groups.
  • TREND 5The global information environment will be transformed by new technologies.

 

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The symposium was attended by front-line librarians, community organizations, NGOs, library and information workers, LIS professors and students and the Dominican library association. The event opened with a workshop by Information New Wave about online resources, access to information and education.

Much appreciation and thanks to Dr. Leonel Fernandez, Dominican Republic Former President and President of FUNGLODE, Aida Montero, Library Director of  Biblioteca Juan Bosch, and their great team.

For more information about all the distinguished speakers, presentations and videos, visit http://173.254.28.24/~bibliou1/jornadac/programa-general/

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Estamos encantados de compartir noticias sobre la jornada “Tendencias de las Bibliotecas, navegando En un entorno en Evolución de la Información” producida por FUNGLODE en asociación con muchas organizaciones, incluyendo Information New Wave. El simposio se basó en las tendencias de la IFLA. Las presentaciones y conversaciones se centraron en la relación entre las tendencias y la sociedad local Dominicana. Loida García-Febo, Presidente de Information New Wave y miembro de la Junta de Gobierno de la IFLA, impartió la conferencia magistral,  “Desarrollando Comunidades, proveyendo acceso acceso y salvando vidas” donde enfatizó la importancia de las bibliotecas ofreciendo acceso a la información, participando en el desarrollo comunitario y contribuyendo a salvar vidas.

Cerca de 200 experimentados bibliotecarios, profesores de escuelas de biblioteca, y la asociación nacional de bibliotecas, junto con expertos nacionales en las areas de innovación, economía, educación y política pública presentaron y lideraron discusiones acerca de las tendencias de la IFLA en el contexto local:

 

  • TREND 1New Technologies will both expand and limit who has access to information.
  • TREND 2Online Education will democratise and disrupt global learning.
  • TREND 3The boundaries of privacy and data protection will be redefined..
  • TREND 4Hyper-connected societies will listen to and empower new voices and groups.
  • TREND 5The global information environment will be transformed by new technologies.

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Al simposio asistieron bibliotecarios trabajando directamente con comunidades, organizaciones comunitarias, ONGs, bibliotecarios y personal bibliotecario, profesores y estudiantes de bibliotecología y la asociación de bibliotecas Dominicana. El evento se inició con un taller por Information New Wave acerca de recursos en línea, el acceso a la información y la educación.

Mucho aprecio y gracias a Dr. Leonel Fernández, Pasado Presidente de la República Dominicana y Presidente de FUNGLODE, Aida Montero, Director de la Biblioteca Juan Bosch, y su gran equipo.

Para obtener más información acerca de todos los distinguidos oradores, presentaciones y vídeos, visite, http://173.254.28.24/~bibliou1/jornadac/programa-general/

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Loida Garcia-Febo con, de izquierda a derecha, Frederick Ema-Zade Geraldine, Director de Centro de Estudios de Economia FUNGLODe, Valerie Hunsinger, Directora de Bibliotecas para Bisilia Bokoko Africa Literacy Project, Aida Montero, Directora de la Biblioteca Juan Bosch, Valerie Husinger, Jose Armando Tavarez, Rector Instituto Technologico de las Americas y Presidente de la Asociacion de Bibliotecarios Academicos, y Eladio Jimenez Made, Coordinador e Investigador Educación Virtual, Instituto Global de Altos Estudios en Ciencias Sociales.