How does a delegate grow knowledge by attending IFLA Congress? : Dil Ruksana Basunia is an Example

Ahasan, Dhaka, 26 August 2018

Dil Ruksana Basunia, Corresponding Member of the Standing Committee, RSCAO, IFLA and Deputy Librarian, University of Chittagong, Bangladesh is attending the 84 IFLA Annual Congress from 23 to 30 August 2018 in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. She is one of the grand winners of IFLA, ARL awards to attend the Congress. During the Congress, she has attended many Special sessions including the Congress Programme, Business Meetings, and Expo Pavilion/Tech Lab Session etc.

Earlier, Dil Ruksana attended an International Conference named “Diversity of Data: RDA in the international context” at University of Technology Malaysia (UTM) was held on 23 August from 8:30 am to 4:30 pm. She met with the international Library professionals mainly from Malaysia, Australia, New Zealand and many other regions. She had some discussions with the Library of Congress staff regarding RDA and impact of RDA in Bangladesh Context.

She also attended the Newcomer session of IFLA Congress and the Opening Ceremony where she found really productive about whole IFLA Congress and how to build networking with international colleagues and different forums.  She was invited for the 2nd ASEAN Caucus Meeting and lunch on 25 August.

Dil Ruksana RSCAO, IFLA standing Committee meeting as a member of the committee. Many library issues were discussed including library development in Bangladesh. She attended the Exhibition Opening Party where she met ALA president, OCLC staff and other publishers from all over the world. She had also dinner invitations from IFLA , ARL, OCLC and other professionals. She will be attending the ‘Award Presentation’ as the Grant Winner of ARL 2018.

In the next few days of IFLA Congress, she has a number of plans to attend open sessions, SC meetings, Professional Meetings, Cultural Evenings, President’s session, IFLA highlights, Global Vision, International Advocacy Program, Plenary Sessions, Poster Sessions, Lightning Talks and the Closing session.