More on the IFLA conference

See the FAVL posting for links….

An excellent day at IFLA conference. Started in morning with exactly the kind of coffee meeting I love, with Christophe Cassiau-Haurie who has written extensively on BD in Francophone Africa. He’s done a few scenarios for BD himself, and this one about the mountains of Africa is something that I want to look for in Paris on Friday when I am there. Then I went to a couple of sessions, popping in and out, one on literacy and reading, the other on digitalization of newspaper archives…. Chicago’s Center for Research Libraries gave a cool overview of their work. But most impressive and moving was Inaam Charaf a young librarian working on an opposition Syrian women’s magazine Sayedat Suria. Then I met with Ramune Petuchovaite, EIFL’s programme manager for the Public Library Innovation Programme. The PLIP programme has granted FAVL $20,000 to implement health literacy clubs for young women in four libraries in Burkina Faso, with an emphasis on delivering content through smart phones. It is an exciting venture for FAVL, and a great learning experience for African libraries generally. We are going to do our very best to make this an effective project.

via FAVL Blog.

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Economist at Santa Clara University and Director of Friends of African Village Libraries.
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