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IFLA 2016 News Media Pre-Conference in Lexington, Kentucky USA.

Session Theme:

NEWS, NEW ROLES, & PRESERVATION ADVOCACY:
MOVING LIBRARIES INTO ACTION

Date: August 10-11, 2016

Venue: The Hilton downtown Lexington KY USA
Keynote Address: Patrick Fleming, Head of Business Change, British Library

The University of Kentucky Libraries is hosting the 2016 IFLA News Media Pre-Conference Session "News, New Roles, & Preservation Advocacy: Moving Libraries Into Action” in Lexington, Kentucky August 10-12, 2016. This is an excellent opportunity to engage with colleagues from around the world and hear the many challenges we face in preserving our shared history. (Find the CFP here)

If your name contains special characters such as ø, í, ä (among others), you may experience difficulty with registration. If this should occure, please email Kopana Terry at klterr0@uky.edu for assistance. All are welcome, so don't let the system discourage you!

If you're planning to stay overnight, book your room with The Hilton, downtown Lexington by JULY 15 TO RECEIVE THE CONFERENCE RATE. USE THIS LINK to reserve your room. Booking through this link will ensure the conference rate. If you book your room through The Hilton's main webpage, enter UKLNEW to receive the conference rate.
 


Keynote speaker Patrick Fleming joined the British Library in 2007 after a career in media and publishing. He is a former investigative and campaigning journalist and daily newspaper editor. He worked for both national and regional newspapers in the UK editing three regional daily newspapers. He has held a variety of roles at the British Library, including head of Newspaper Operations at the former British Library, Colindale newspaper library. He led the Library’s £33m Newspaper Programme to transform the preservation, storage and access to the world’s greatest newspaper collection. For the past 18 months, as Head of Business Change, Patrick has led the overall transformation programme for the Library’s St Pancras London Campus. In July 2016 he took up a new role as Director of Development at the British Library.

Guest speaker Tom Eblen is an award-winning columnist for the Lexington Herald-Leader in Kentucky. He was the Herald-Leader’s managing editor from 1998 to 2008. Tom returned to his hometown in 1998 after 14 years with The Atlanta Journal-Constitution and five years before that with The Associated Press. Tom is a former board member of Associated Press Media Editors. A graduate of Western Kentucky University, he was editor of the College Heights Herald. Tom taught journalism ethics for four years at the University of Kentucky and is a longtime writing coach at The Mountain Workshops.

2016 IFLA NEWS MEDIA SESSION SPONSORS

It's not too late to join this great list of News Media sponsors. Just click here for more information to join us.

keeneland.com

buffalotracedistillery.com

ninestars.in

zeutschel.de/en/

www.library.unt.edu

www.kypress.com

www.bslw.com

thoroughbreddailynews.com

We’ll have presentations on a host of topics from around the globe, such as Nepal, Netherlands, Germany, Mexico, France, Nigeria and the U.S.

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On Friday, August 12, as part of your registration you’ll be treated to a Kentucky Field Trip featuring breakfast at one of America’s greatest thoroughbred horse race courses, Keeneland followed by a tour of historic Buffalo Trace Distillery. You’ll get a real taste of Kentucky and be in Columbus for the Main Congress by dinner time.
 


REGISTRATION

Registration for the News Media Satellite Session is ONLY $100. The sessions will be held at The Hilton Downtown Lexington. The deadline for booking a room at the special conference rate is July 15, 2016.

 

If your name contains special characters such as ø, í, ä (among others), you may experience difficulty with registration. If this should occure, please email Kopana Terry at klterr0@uky.edu for assistance. All are welcome, so don't let the system discourage you!

Book your room with The Hilton, downtown Lexington as soon as possible to ensure availability and the conference room rate - JULY 15 IS THE DEADLINE TO RECEIVE THE CONFERENCE RATE. USE THIS LINK to reserve your room. Booking through this link will ensure the conference rate. If you book your room through The Hilton's main webpage, enter UKLNEW to recieve the conference rate.

If you would like to Sponsor the 2016 IFLA News Media Session, click here for more information.

PRE-CONFERENCE COMMITTEE

For more information about the News media pre-conference as well as other IFLA satellite meetings and the Main Congress, please visit the  IFLA website. To discuss any matter relating to the News Media pre-conference, please contact any of the pre-conference committee members:


About Lexington and the University of Kentucky

Host of the 2016 News Media Satellite session, the University of Kentucky Libraries sits in the heart of the Bluegrass Region: Lexington, Kentucky, the Horse Capital of the World. Legendary horse farms dot the beautiful rolling hills, and if you're lucky enough, you just might see American Pharoah, the 2015 Triple Crown Winner and the first ever Grand Slam Champion after a commanding win in the Breeder's Cup at Lexington's legendary Keeneland Race Course. Lexington is a stop on the Kentucky Bourbon Trail, and it is now gaining attention for its burgeoning craft beer industry and up-scale restaurants. It's also on the Doughnut Trail. That's right: The New York Times has praised Kentucky's artful doughnuts. And of course, there's basketball: The University of Kentucky Wildcats have won eight national championships, to the delight of the Big Blue Nation. We look forward to welcoming you to Big Lex!

(photos by Kopana Terry)

 

More Useful Links About Kentucky and Lexington (there's a lot to do and see!)

VISITLEX - This incredible website by the Lexington Visitor's Center shares everything you need to know about Lexington and the surrounding Bluegrass region from notable restaurants to horse farm tours. 

KENTUCKY TOURISM - If you're looking to vacation in Kentucky, KY Tourism can help.

 

Thanks to our local ILFA News Media Session planning committee:

Jennifer Bartlett
Head of Reference Services / English and Linguistics Academic Liaison
University of Kentucky Libraries
email: jen.bartlett@uky.edu

Toni Greider
Director of International Programs
University of Kentucky Libraries
email: Toni.Greider@uky.edu

Rebecca Ryder
Director, Keeneland Library
Keeneland Race Course
email: bryder@keeneland.com

Judy Sackett
Oral History Librarian
University of Kentucky Libraries
email: jsackett@uky.edu

Deirdre Scaggs
Associate Dean, Special Collections Research Center / Director, Wendell H. Ford Public Policy Research Center
University of Kentucky Libraries
email: deirdre@uky.edu

Kopana Terry
Curator of Newspapers / Oral History Archivist-Manager, Nunn Center for Oral History
University of Kentucky Libraries
email: klterr0@uky.edu

Stacie Wlliams
Learning Lab Manager
University of Kentucky Libraries
email: stacie.williams@uky.edu