Libraries Driving Access to Knowledge: Special Session at the WSIS Forum


18 – 22 May 2009


Geneva, Switzerland


Libraries Driving Access to Knowledge

Thursday May 21 11.00 – 12.30

ITU Room B2

IFLA, in association with SLIR (Swiss librarians for International Relations) and the Association of International Librarians and Information Specialists (AILIS) will be organising a special session on ‘Libraries Driving Access to Knowledge’ at the forthcoming WSIS Forum in Geneva, on May 21st 2009. The session will explain the concept of libraries as the driving engines behind access to knowledge, and introduce brief presentations (some on video) on groundbreaking library activities around the world that are redefining what libraries can do for their users in the digital age. The aim of the session is to make participants aware of what libraries are doing, and to have an open discussion on how libraries might partner with other organisations to innovate and use new technologies at a local level to increase access to knowledge.   More information about the programme, its background and objectives can be found HERE (PDF).

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