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  – INVITATION TO IFLA SATELLITE MEETING – 

16-17 August, 2017 |Staatsbibliothek zu Berlin

 – Berlin State Library, Potsdamer Strasse, Germany

Satellite Conference Programme


Scope of the Conference: 

The Section invites you to attend a two day satellite conference in Berlin, Germany prior to the next IFLA General Conference in August 2017 in Wroclaw, Poland

This session will focus on the issues of refugee and immigrant communities and the ways that libraries and other cultural institutions serve to incorporate new immigrants into their new home cultures and societies. While some countries have found success in integrating new citizens, other locations have struggled to provide services.

Aim of the Conference: 

The Conference will provide case studies and stimulate discussion around the following:

  • How  libraries and other cultural institutions support refugees
  • Facilitating the Journey from a refugee to a citizen
  • Best practices and knowledge sharing of inclusion, multicultural practices
  • Services provided by cultural institutions that have been successful
  • Library leadership in the area of service to immigrants
  • Promotion of cultural competencies to library professionals and their staff
  • Promotion of cultural competencies to politicians and decision makers

Target Audience:  

Librarians at every level, Researchers, Students, Policy makers – Everyone interested in and working with Libraries and Services directed towards Multicultural Populations.

Programme & Speakers: 

The full programme will published on the conference web and will amongst others include presentations from Africa, Europe, South America and the USA. There will be an interactive sessions with discussions on the challenges and possibilities and ideas to international collaboration. There will be papers presented in English and Spanish.

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