Social and Cultural events
Sunday 18 August 2002
Start IFLA 2002 at a run!
After advertising a false start (if you'll pardon the pun) by giving publicity to the (now postponed) Glasgow-based Great Scottish Run - local Athletic Club librarian member, Dawn Vallance has rallied her troops to organise our very own IFLA 5K in aid of IFLA's charity - Books for All, a UNESCO supported venture to supply schools in developing countries with desperately needed materials. Open to 175 runners - with reserved places for 100 IFLA delegates - this Sunday morning 'stroll' for serious and not so serious runners and walkers will take place at 11.00 on Sunday 18 August. The Course will be around the traffic free paths of lovely Bellahouston Park - just a short coach journey from the SECC.
A complimentary coach will take both runners and supporters, race entry will be free - and changing facilities, water, first aid and finishing medals organised by Course Mashalls from the Club.
Register your interest by sending in the Entry Form:
The Dick Institute
East Ayrshire Library & Information Services
Kilmarnock, Scotland KA1 3BU
Fax: +44 (0)1563 554311
We aim to attract up to 100 mobile library vehicles from all parts of the United Kingdom, the Republic of Ireland, France, Germany and Spain, in the largest showcase of these specialist units ever attempted.
Carnegie Librarians' Worldmeet
Following a major research project at Robert Gordon University, Aberdeen, we have traced the addresses of over 2,500 libraries worldwide built with the funding assistance of the Carnegie Foundation. We are delighted to welcome representatives from these libraries to participate in a special programme, visiting Andrew Carnegie's birthplace and first-ever Carnegie library in Dunfermline, Fife. Indicate, on the registration form, if you work in a Carnegie library - to receive your invitation and exclusive entry pass to our Carnegie hospitality.
Carnegie Workshop and Library Visit
For more information on Carnegie Libraries of Scotland visit: http://homepage.ntlworld.com/g.blaikie/
Exhibition Opening Party
Follow the legendary Pipes of Scotland from the ceremony in the new SECC "Armadillo" 3,000 seat conference theatre to the Exhibition Area Hall 4 - where we will welcome you to the first all-delegate social event of the conference with drinks and canapes.
Monday 19 August 2002
Reception at the Glasgow Science Park by invitation of the Lord Provost of Glasgow, Alex Mosson, sponsored by the City of Glasgow, delegates will be entertained by film, planetarium and interactive science shows generously funded by Elsevier Science.
Spend the evening at the unique and exciting GBP 75 million Glasgow Science Centre - Scotland's flagship visitor attraction opened by Her Majesty the Queen in Summer 2001.
Situated on the banks of the River Clyde, opposite the Scottish Exhibition and Conference Centre, you will enjoy, in this titanium clad complex, a wealth of dynamic interactive exhibits to intrigue and entertain. Late night coaches, sponsored by OCLC, will bring you back to your hotel.
Tuesday 20 August 2002
Royal Concert Hall with the generous sponsorship of John Wiley & Sons Publishers.
From Big Band to the Classics, from the popular to the traditional, this musical feast showcases the talents of the Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama. With something for everyone this promises to be a unique occasion, and the world premier of a piece especially composed by Brian McMillan to celebrate the 75th anniversary of IFLA promises to bring the evening to a spectacular close.
Wednesday 21 August 2002
This evening is kept free for receptions held for the citizens of some countries. Details are usually available from the National Association Member of the county concerned.
Thursday 22 August 2002
The library visits on Thursday are planned to conclude in Edinburgh mid-afternoon, Thursday, to give you time in this hugely enjoyable city which will be crowded with visitors to the world-famous International Festival.
Delegates who attend workshops and library visits in Glasgow are invited to take public transport to travel to Edinburgh.
A multitude of heritage attractions will await you - like the Palace of Holyrood House, the Queen's official Scottish residence; the medieval rambling of the Old Town contrasting with Georgian New Town elegance; the bustling Princes Street shopping district; or Edinburgh's Millennium attraction - the unique Dynamic Earth Centre where you will journey back to the beginning of time.
Your evening reception will be at the National Museums of Scotland in the centre of the city. View the Royal Museum - which houses over 40 galleries - from the dramatic main hall before stepping into the interlinked building opened in 1998 which brings to life the history of Scotland - its land, its people and its achievements.
Before your return to Glasgow - as an optional extra for 1,550 delegates only* - attend the magical Edinburgh Military Tattoo in its setting high up on the Esplanade of Edinburgh Castle. Sit back and enjoy the drama, excitement and spectacle of the visiting bands, highland dancing and the stirring massed pipes and drums as the sun sets. Classed as one of the world's greatest shows, the first annual production was in 1950; has a yearly attendance of 200,000 - 35% of which are overseas visitors; and is televised to over 30 countries with an estimated 100 million audience. This is an open air event so you are advised to dress warmly and bring an umbrella.
For more information visit: http://www.edintattoo.co.uk
* At a specially reduced ticket price of GBP 10.00
The Carnegie Programme
Born at Dunfermline, near Edinburgh, Andrew Carnegie - aged 12 - was an American migrant earning USD 1.20 a week. And yet, in his lifetime, he funded the building of some 2,500 public and academic libraries throughout the English-speaking world.
Do you work in a Carnegie building today? If so, you are one of the addresses of surviving buildings identified in an extensive research project conducted for IFLA 2002 by Robert Gordon University, Aberdeen, under the direction of Dr Peter Reid and the IFLA 2002 Committee Vice-Chair, Ian Johnson.
We are proud to announce the first-ever Carnegie Librarians' Worldmeet to:
- Attend our very special Carnegie Day - with a visit to Carnegie's Birthplace Museum and the first public library built in his name.
- Use our VIP Carnegie Librarians lounge throughout the week to network on novel uses of Carnegie buildings, giving you ideas on ways these buildings can be adapted to modern day needs and uses to give them new life. Complimentary refreshments will be provided in the Lounge throughout the week.
- Receive recognition - in the Conference Opening Ceremony - and in a Reception exclusive to you.
- Take the opportunity to attend the week-long Summer Academy course being presented at the University of Strathclyde, Glasgow.
Tick the "Carnegie Library" box on the Registration Form for your Special Invitation and VIP Pass.
The Edinburgh Festival
No visit to Scotland would be complete without spending time in the Capital City - Edinburgh.
IFLA 2002 also coincides with the annual Edinburgh International Book
Festival which offers a very full programme of events.
Some useful Edinburgh web sites:
International Book Festival: http://www.edbookfest.co.uk
International Festival: http://www.eif.co.uk
Festival Fringe: http://www.edfringe.com
Tourist Board: http://www.edinburgh.org