Thursday, September 28, 2017

Libraries as a Gateway to Research: ANKOSLink2018 International Conference call for posters

Anatolian University Libraries Consortium (ANKOS) has announced that the ANKOSLink2018 International Conference will be held in Antalya, Turkey on 17-20 April 2018 at the Maritim Pine Beach Resort Congress Center.

The call for posters for the ANKOSLink2018 International Conference is now open!
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Deadline for poster submission: 1 March 2018
Notification of Acceptance:  12 March 2018
Deadline for Registration for Presenters: 20 March 2018

 More information about the call for posters can be found at

Additional information about the conference can be found at

Saturday, September 23, 2017

September issue of International Leads now available

The latest issue of International Leads has just been published.
The September issue includes the following stories:
  • The German delegation to ALA Annual (in both German and English)
  • Highlights of IFLA’s work on the IFLA Global Vision and the 2017 Development and Access to Information Report
  • Lessons learned from a survey of Sister Libraries by the IRRT-sponsored ALA Emerging Leaders group
  • Refugee Library Project
  • Report on a workshop about Arabic-script manuscripts in Africa
  • Profiles of the 2017 ALA IRO/IRRT award winners
  • Recaps of the IFLA WLIC 2017 meeting in Poland and the AfLIA / African Library Summit in Cameroon
Read the September 2017 International Leads today!

Friday, September 15, 2017

Call for Proposals for Presentation at the 2018 ALA Annual IRRT Pre-Conference

Librarians and libraries play an important role in serving and advocating for immigrant and refugee populations. The American Library Association (ALA) International Relations Round Table (IRRT) invites you to submit presentation proposals for their 2018 pre-conference workshop in New Orleans, Louisiana, on Friday, June 22, 2018 from 8am-1pm.

Possible proposal topics include:

·         Practical and real-life examples of services for immigrants and/or refugees
·         Targeted outreach to immigrants and/or refugees
·         Examples of successfully implemented programs
·         Working with targeted populations both in the USA and/or internationally
·         Advice about implementing services or programs
·         How to best reach out to immigrants and/or refugees
·         How to develop programs featuring social, economic, health, literacy, and/or technology
·         How to secure support for these programs

We are flexible about presentation length, however, presentations should engage the audience. Presentations that will utilize hands-on activities are encouraged.  

To submit a proposal, send an email to co-chairs Charissa Powell ( and Elizabeth Soergel ( by end-of-business on October 20, 2017  Please include your name, institutional affiliation, working title, and 300 word maximum description of your presentation.

Sunday, September 10, 2017

Minitalks on Libraries, Literatures and Literacies in English and Spanish

The Information School of the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign and the Mortenson Center for International Library Programs have collaborated to present a series of mini-talks to the international library community that include presentations in English and Spanish. The format is 15 minutes presentation + 15 minutes discussion for a total of 30 learning minutes.

Minitalks are open to all who wish to participate. More information about the talks and the schedule can be found at 
Attend the minitalks at

Comments and ideas are welcome to either Kate Williams ( or Jean Kanengoni ( The September schedule is as follows:

Tuesday, August 29 in English - Elizabeth MacLeod, Manager of Satellite Digitization Services, Internet Archive, Wilmington, NC "The Community Webs project at the Internet Archive."
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Thursday, September 7, in English - Clara M. Chu, Director and Mortenson Distinguished Professor, Mortenson Center for International Library Programs, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign "Libraries for Peace: An Initiative to Build Peaceful and Sustainable Communities."  

Tuesday, September 12, 5:30-6 pm (CT, UTC-06:00), in English - Don Krummel, Professor Emeritus, iSchool "The Anatomy of Bibliography."

Thursday, September 21, 8-8:30 am (CT, UTC-06:00), en Español TBA

Tuesday, September 26, 5:30-6 pm (CT, UTC-06:00), in English - Karen Fisher, University of Washington, on information and technology services to refugees based on her work in Syria.

El iSchool de Illinois y el Centro Mortenson para Programas de Bibliotecas Internacionales están entusiasmados por colaborar en presentar una serie de minitalks (presentaciones breves) a la comunidad internacional de bibliotecarios tanto como oradores o como oyentes, que incluirán presentaciones en inglés y español. El formato es de 15 minutos de presentación + 15 minutos de discusión = 30 minutos de aprendizaje.

Los Minitalks están abiertos a todo/as. Para obtener más información y la programación actualizada, consulte: Para asistir, conecte a Nota: Es mejor acceder con Internet de alta velocidad y auriculares (auriculares y micrófono), utilizando el navegador Chrome, pero se pueden utilizar otros si Flash Player está instalado en el ordenador.

Todos comentarios e ideas son bienvenidos a Kate Williams <> o a Jean Kanengoni <>.

Sunday, September 3, 2017

Jay Jordan IFLA/OCLC Early Career Development Fellowship Program

Applications are open for library professionals to participate in the 2018 Jay Jordan IFLA/OCLC Early Career Development Fellowship Program.
The Fellowship Program is an intensive four-week program based at OCLC headquarters in Dublin, Ohio, USA, that provides education and professional development opportunities for early career librarians from countries with developing economies. It is jointly sponsored by IFLA and OCLC. The 2018 program will run from 17 March to 13 April 2018.
Up to five individuals are selected each year. The program gives Fellows opportunities to meet with leading information practitioners and explore topics including information technologies, library operations and management, and global cooperative librarianship.
Eligibility is limited to those from a qualifying country who have a degree in library or information science obtained within the past five years and have at least three but no more than eight years of library or information science experience. 
Details about the program, guidelines and applications are now available on the OCLC website. Deadline for applications is 6 October 2017.