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Saturday, June 27 - 8:30am

8:30am - 11:30am
IRC/IRRT All Subcommittee Meeting Committee meeting Westin St. Francis
Tower Salon A & B
Description :

Meeting of all the International Relations Round Table (IRRT) and the International Relations Committee (IRC) subcommittees.

Sponsors :
American Library Association (ALA)

Saturday, June 27 - 1:00pm

1:00pm - 2:30pm
Developing and Strengthening Library Collections with Culturally Relevant African Materials Program Moscone Convention Center
3020 (W)
Description :

As libraries and information networks grow across Africa, and more Africans make their home in North America, librarians on both continents are challenged to respond to local needs and provide culturally relevant materials to their patrons. Librarians and information professionals in many African countries, sometimes partnering with American colleagues, are finding innovative ways to ensure that libraries serve ALL the people in their target populations. Presenters will discuss projects, services, research studies, culturally relevant materials including local languages, preservation and dissemination of indigenous knowledge, and locally relevant digital projects. Come, to hear creative ideas and meet potential partners.

Sponsors :
ALA
American Library Association (ALA)

Saturday, June 27 - 3:00pm

3:00pm - 4:00pm
Libraries creating positive change: championing access to information globally - IRC Chair's Program Program Moscone Convention Center
3012 (W)
Description :

Deborah Jacobs, Director of Global Libraries at the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation and Tina Sciabica, Executive Director of READ Global will share experiences and practices from the global library field fostering positive change, sustainable libraries and development. The program includes best practices, models and recommendations. The purpose of the program is to motivate librarians and show them the many positive things happening around the globe. We need more positive examples to show that library workers, librarians and those providing access to information can bring positive change to their communities!

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Sponsors :
ALA
American Library Association (ALA)

Saturday, June 27 - 4:30pm

4:30pm - 5:30pm
Access to Government Information: the Case of US and China Program Moscone Convention Center
2000 (W)
Description :

In the US and China, a wide-range of sources are available to access government information. The sources in the US range from local to Federal government. Users can access government information either by using federal depository libraries or through Internet connection. In China, users can access government information through government gazettes, government websites and press conferences, or state archives and public libraries, as well as through newspapers, television and other methods. This presentations will explore how users are able to access government information in the US and China, will look at the history of the development of government information in the two countries, sources that could be used to access government information, and discuss the policies governing them. It will further explore where the differences and similarities are in accessing government information in the US and China.

Sponsors :
ALA
American Library Association (ALA)

Monday, June 29 - 10:30am

10:30am - 11:30am
Culture under siege and our response: scholars and librarians in action Program Moscone Convention Center
2006 (W)
Description :

The Near East and South Asia Subcommittee of ALA’s International Relations Committee invites you to a roundtable discussion about the role librarians can play in preserving and protecting the cultural heritage that is being threatened in several countries in our region. During the last few years, libraries and collections have been destroyed in Timbuktu, Lebanon, Egypt, Syria, Iraq and other countries in the region. We invite all interested scholars and librarians who wish to participate in the discussion on what steps and risk management strategies can be taken to protect manuscript and book collections from further destruction.

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Sponsors :
ALA
American Library Association (ALA)

Monday, June 29 - 1:00pm

1:00pm - 2:30pm
The E-book Landscape in Europe Program Moscone Convention Center
3004 (W)
Description :

This session will explore the e-book landscape in several European countries. Using a panel format, discussion will focus on topics such funding models, subscription/ownership models, assessment, acceptance, infrastructure and other areas.

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Sponsors :
ALA
American Library Association (ALA)