I will represent IFLA as a keynote speaker at the following events

7 - 10 April 2020, Royal Seginus Hotel, Antalya, Turkey

ANKOSLink is a consortium of Turkish university libraries. Now in its 20th year, the ANKOSLink conference annually hosts over 500 participants and more than 60 vendors from across the globe. 

Conference Theme and Topics

The theme of this year's three-day conference is "Rebuilding the Digital Future" and covers a wide variety of topics, including:

  • Open Science in Turkey

  • Open Access and Academic Publishing in a Changing License Structures

  • Changing Consortium Structure and Price Modeling, Electronic Resource Management Systems

  • New Generation Database and Metric Systems

  • Data Architecture and Management

  • Digital Transformation Process

  • Digital Accessibility

  • Digital Culture and Behavior

Festival of Latvia Libraries 2020

15 - 16 April, National Library of Latvia, Riga, Latvia

The Festival of Latvia Libraries is a largest annual event in Latvia's library field and gathers more than 500 librarians. It consists of two parts: 13th Congress of the Library Association of Latvia on 15 April and the Market of Ideas on 16 April. The Festival also includes an awards ceremony for the following: Librarian of the year, Library of the year, and Event of the year (2019).

Presentations at the conference will be closely connected to IFLA Strategy 2019-2014.

The Festival is organised by the Library Association of Latvia in close collaboration with the National Library of Latvia.

President Christine Mackenzie will deliver a keynote address.

Additional information: Latvijas Bibliotēku festivāls 2020 (in Latvian)

April/May IFLA Governing Board meetings

26 April - 1 May, The Hague, Netherlands

IFLA's Governing Board (GB) is responsible for the governance and financial and professional directions of IFLA, and represents the Federation in legal and other formal proceedings.

The Board consists of the President, the President-elect, ten directly elected members, the Chair of the Professional Committee, the Chairs of each IFLA Division, and the Chair of the Management of Library Associations Section's Standing Committee.

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