29 August 2018

From the Annual Conference

Honours and Awards at the IFLA WLIC 2018 Closing Session

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​During the Closing Session on 29 August, IFLA President Glòria Pérez-Salmerón and IFLA Division I Chair, Vicki McDonald conferred the following honours and awards:

IFLA Scroll of Appreciation

In grateful recognition to the National Organizing Committee of the IFLA World Library and Information Congress 84th IFLA General Conference and Assembly

Dato’ Nafisah Ahmad and Dato’ Zaiton Osman, Chair and Co-Chair of the IFLA Malaysian National Committee accepted the award

Karen Latimer

for her distinguished contribution to IFLA and international librarianship, particularly in the field of library buildings and design, and enhancing the understanding between librarians and architects

Marie Sophie Dibounje Madiba

for her outstanding contribution to IFLA and librarianship particularly in strengthening of awareness of preservation and conservation matters in French-speaking West Africa

IFLA Honorary Fellow

Sinikka Sipilä
in recognition of her distinguished service to IFLA

IFLA Medal

Teresa Hackett
for distinguished service to IFLA and the global library field, advancing copyright laws that enable access to information

Buhle Mbambo-Thata
for her distinguished contribution to IFLA and international librarianship, championing and mobilizing library associations and advancing the library and information sector across Africa

IFLA Dynamic Unit and Impact Award

Awarded this year to:

Continuing Professional Development and Workplace Learning Section
The award was received on behalf of the Unit’s Standing Committee by Catharina Isberg

Runners-up:

Public Libraries Section
A certificate was received on behalf of the Unit’s Standing Committee by Jan Richards

Environment, Sustainability and Libraries Special Interest Group
A certificate was received on behalf of the Unit’s team by Petra Hauke

Best IFLA Poster 2018

Creating strong young readers in a digital media landscape
Lotte Hviid Dhyrbye
Denmark

Runners-up:

#SmartSelangor Mobile Library: The Trojan horse of books
Mastura Muhamad, Meor Muhammad Fawaz Meor Latip, Mohamed Fadzli Mohd Fauzi, Laily Hafidzun Shukri, Norelmin Sapuan
Malaysia

Library tour using virtual reality and augmented reality: The National Institute of Education Library experience
Douglas Lau, Sandie Loo, Jacky Wong, Seok Kwan Wan-Yeoh
Singapore

Full details on IFLA’s Honours and Premier Awards and IFLA Professional Awards are available on the IFLA website.

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