Scientific International Seminar and LAC 2016 Midterm Meeting

Transforming LAC region through libraries


18 April 2016


Panama City, Panama

IFLA will be represented by President-Elect Glòria Pérez-Salmerón; Barbara Schleihagen, MLAS Chair; Loida Garcia-Febo, ALP Chair; and Fiona Bradley, Manager Development Programmes


The IFLA Latin America and the Caribbean Section (LAC) Standing Committee, IFLA Management of Library Associations Section (MLAS) Standing Commitee and IFLA Building Strong Library Associations (BSLA) Programme are pleased to invite you to participate in two events during a special week in Panama (18-22 April, 2016):

  • International Scientific Seminar: "Transforming LAC region through libraries" (18 April)
  • LAC Standing Committee Mid-term Meeting  (19 April)

The purpose of the seminar is to raise awareness about important advocacy issues in which associations can play a leading role, and to follow up by action plans for collaboration later in the year, particularly in the LAC region.

Objectives and outcomes for participants from the seminar

  • Positioning LAC library associations to address the UN Sustainable Development Goals;
  • Positioning LAC library associations to address the copyright framework reform;
  • Promoting regional and national advocacy as an important tool to effect change for libraries, responding to the IFLA Trend Report;
  • Sharing of regional and national library advocacy activities that have taken place elsewhere;
  • Building advocacy skills and strategies for LAC association members to contribute to regional and national level advocacy efforts.


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IFLA Committee

  • Sueli Mara S. P. Ferreira, IFLA LAC Chair
  • Fiona Bradley, IFLA Manager Development Programmes
  • Barbara Schleihagen, IFLA MLAS Chair
  • Alicia Ocaso, ABU, IFLA LAC
  • Ana Maria Talavera, CBP, IFLA LAC

PANAMA Committee

  • Micdonia Quirós, ABP President
  • Octavio Castillo, Universidad de Panama
  • Guadalupe G. de Rivera, Biblioteca Nacional de Panama

Midterm Meeting, Latin America and the Caribbean, Meetings, Panama, LAC, Sección América Latina y el Caribe, reuniones, Comité Permanente, Seminar

Last update: 18 April 2016