It gives me great pleasure to invite you to my second IFLA President’s Meeting which is being held in Istanbul, Turkey on 3-5 June 2015. While the topic of my first President’s Meeting arranged in May 2014 in Helsinki, Finland focused on the impact of libraries on society, the theme of my second Meeting will be to look at how libraries are being transformed.
Under the title of “The Art of Transforming Libraries”, this President’s Meeting will explore issues related to the changes faced by libraries all around the world today. The IFLA Trend Report as well as the Lyon Declaration on Access to Information and Development will set the scene for the other topics; these will include transforming technologies, legal regulations and their impact on information technologies, transformation of public libraries and knowledge economy.
The program includes distinguished speakers representing many viewpoints and interests. The aim is to advance our understanding of the needs and modes for transforming libraries. The results of the meeting will help libraries to adapt to the new technological, legal and other requirements with which they have to live on a daily basis. This meeting will be an exciting and rewarding experience for all participants. As IFLA President I look forward to welcoming you. Join us for three days of stimulating discussion and reflection, led by several renowned speakers from many countries. On Friday 5 June there will also be an opportunity to participate in study tours designed for different interests, for example you will be able to see some examples of Turkish libraries at first hand.
I look forward to meeting you in Istanbul in June!
Dear Distinguished Colleagues,
On behalf of the Anatolian University Libraries Consortium (ANKOS), Turkish Librarians Association (TLA), Turkish library community, and the local Organizing Committee, I am delighted to invite you to Istanbul for the IFLA President’s Meeting on “The Art of Transforming Libraries” on 3-5 June 2015. The Meeting will be held at Istanbul Bilgi University which is in a very historic part of Istanbul.
This Meeting will bring together librarians, researchers and educators from many countries who are engaged in library, education and information technology world. The Meeting will focused on the IFLA Trend Report, first set in Singapore in 2013 and then continue to develop by efforts made in different countries. Together with the TLA and the local Organizing Committee, we are organizing an inspirational program in true Turkish tradition that some of you already experienced during the IFLA Annual Conference in 1995, and some other international conferences we hosted in İstanbul.
Istanbul is one of the world’s most historic and beautiful cities. It is a multicultural metropolis for blending old tradition with a modern life. We hope you will also take opportunities for enjoying the city and its surrounds as well as the Meeting.
We look forward to greeting you at the IFLA President’s Meeting in June 2015.
With my warm regards,
President of ANKOS
Chair of the Local Organizing Committee