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Volume 16, No.08 - August 2012
Developing skills for parliamentary libraries
A skills development activity for parliamentary libraries of the Arab region will take place in Helsinki at the Parliament of Finland on 8-10 August
The Division of Public Administration and Development Management (DPADM), through the Global Centre for ICT in Parliament, the IFLA Section on Library and Research Services for Parliaments and the Parliament of Finland are co-organizing this event.
The Skills Development Activity envisages the participation of Heads of Parliamentary Libraries in the one-day workshop “Strategic Management of ICT in Parliamentary Libraries” on 8 August and the participation in the Annual Conference of the IFLA Section on Library and Research Services for Parliaments on 9 and 10 August.
The one-day workshop will focus on the use of new technologies to provide more effective information services to the parliament and the public, and on the creation, management and preservation of digital collections in parliamentary libraries. It will also provide an opportunity for parliamentary libraries of the Arab region to discuss common tools to be developed within the Arab Parliamentary Libraries Network. The Annual Conference of the IFLA Section on Library and Research Services for Parliaments will pay special attention to innovation in research services that support members of parliament, and innovation in library and information services for citizens.
During these events, the Handbook “Information and Communication Technologies in Parliamentary Library”, prepared by the Global centre for ICT in Parliament and published by the United Nations, the Inter-Parliamentary Union and the International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions (IFLA) will be launched and distributed to participants.
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