Sydney's Bid for the IFLA’s 2013 Annual Conference Introduction The International Federation of Library Associations (IFLA), the premier international association of library and information services, invites its 1,600 members to an annual conference whose purpose is to combine library-themed information sessions with an opportunity to absorb local culture (About IFLA 1). The Annual Conference typically lasts six days and is managed on behalf of IFLA by a professional conference organizer responsible for all conference arrangements and on-site management (IFLA Annual Conference 1). This paper constitutes a bid from the city of Sydney, Australia, to serve as the site for IFLA’s 2013 Annual Conference. It will explain why Sydney is an...The end:
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