I was fortunate to be able to attend IFLA for the first time in August. This year the Congress took place in Lyon, France.
Sumayya Ahmed and I (ELIME-21 Fellows), along with SILS faculty Barbara Moran, gave a presentation about the newest ELIME-21 grant initiative. The Global Training Resources for Information Professionals (GTRIP) project is a repository of modular and interactive content meant to support ongoing training and staff development of librarians and information professionals in environments with limited resources. More information, including the full text of this paper, is available in the IFLA Library.
In addition, Josiah Drewry (Business and Economics Librarian, UNC Chapel Hill) and I shared the results of a systematic analysis of the library and information science literature, with a particular emphasis on the effects of the Arab Spring. The full text of the paper, The Effects of Political and Social Turmoil on LIS Research in the Arab World, is available through the IFLA Library as well.