Laurea in International Conference IFLA 2012
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.‎

Poster exhibition 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. 
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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.

Some Laurea staff members are working as volunteers in IFLA conference, welcome come to chat with us!‎
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