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Robert Wedgeworth Awarded ICA Medal of Honour

PRESS RELEASE: for immediate release
June 11, 1996

At its meeting in Ottawa, Canada, on April 10-12, 1996 the Executive Committee of the ICA resolved, in accordance with article 9 of the Constitution, to award Mr Robert Wedgeworth, President of IFLA, the ICA Medal of Honour in recognition of the eminent services he has rendered in fostering and strengthening worldwide cooperation between library and archive communities and their international professional organizations and in supporting joint approaches to better solve common professional problems.

The Medal will be presented to Mr Wedgeworth by the President of the ICA at the opening ceremony of the XIIIth International Congress on Archives, which will take place at:

The Beijing Convention Centre
2 September 1996, from 16.00 to 18.00

Robert Wedgeworth is currently Professor of Library Administration and Director of the Library at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in Illinois, USA. From 1972 until 1985 he was Executive Director of the American Library Association and he has been President of IFLA since 1991. Mr Wedgeworth's special interests include: Information policy, International and comparative librarianship, International Book Trade, Copyright and Intellectual Property, Management and new technological applications in libraries, Academic and research libraries. He has published extensively on these subjects.


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