The World Library and Information Congress 2012, 78th IFLA General Conference and Assembly, will take place at the Helsinki Exhibition & Convention Centre in Helsinki, 11.-17.8.2012. The conference is expecting some 4000 participants from 120 countries. During the week we will hear 200 lectures about librarianship in a broad sense, starting from freedom of speech to Internet applications and cataloguing systematisation. During the conference, Universities of Applied Sciences will be demonstrating the latest efforts in our field in various ways. Find out the Laurea and UAS -related presentations and gigs here!
UAS Get Together -party
Sun 12.8. Haaga-Helian lobby, Pasila
The get-together party will host participants from different countries and offer an interesting and inspiring opportunity for networking and sharing insights. You can enjoy music and refreshments as well as empowering conversations with colleagues from the libraries of Universities of Applied Sciences in Finland and partners all over the world.
Mon and Tue 12-14. In the Exhibition Hall you will find over 150 unique poster presentations. Together these form a kaleidoscopic and representative overview of library and information initiatives and projects—large and small—from around the world. FUAS poster is World-wide Class Room - Library Initiative for Open Access Learning. Welcome to discuss with us!Presentations:
On Tuesday 14.8. Kaisa Puttonen and Erja Huovila
are giving a presentation: Information Specialist's New Role
. (session 162)
On Library Avenue
you can counter 10 UAS roll ups, including Porvoo Campus and Theseus roll ups.
Kreodi International Issue
(Journal of UAS Libraries) is available on Library Avenuella.
Visit to Porvoo Campus Library
on Fri 17.8. demonstration of Laurea and Haaga-Helia user-centered case.
Cycling and Sauna
on Mon 13.8. in Pakila
Welcome to a bicycle tour in an idyllic landscape of Helsinki with the organizers and participants of the Cycling for libraries tour 2012. The tour goes by the most peaceful scenery heading up to Tuomarinkylä manor, where we turn back to Pakila’s allotment where you can enjoy the traditional Finnish sauna with a swim in a river as well as some refreshments. http://www.libraries.fi/ifla2012events
Some Laurea staff members are working as volunteers
in IFLA conference, welcome come to chat with us!
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