The Association of International Librarians and Information Specialists
will be offering during 2012 a series of activities which the Executive
Committee hopes members will find interesting both for personal
contacts and for professional
Once again AILIS is co-sponsoring the series of Library
Science Talks with the CERN Library and the Swiss National Library.
The six Geneva talks which are foreseen for this year will take place at ILO, WIPO, CERN, and ITU.
A study tour to the Rolex Learning Centre of Lausanne and a visit of the TSR multimedia archive in Geneva, have been organised in 2011 and several other possible study tour destinations are being investigated. A training session on the reference service in libraries and documentation centers took also place in 2011. Suggestions
for other training events are always welcome.
As usual, we rely on our members for ideas for guest speakers at our informal afternoon talks and we hope to
hold at least two or three this year so please let us know if you have any ideas.
You are welcome to contact the Executive Committee at any time to make suggestions for AILIS
activities and we hope you enjoy the programme for 2012.
You will find a complete list of activities (updated during the year) in the programme.
To promote AILIS objectives aimed at sharing information, developing
high standards of professionalism and co-operation through mutual
contacts, the Executive Committee needs your support and invites
you to join (or rejoin) the Association.
At the same time, we ask Heads of Libraries to make their
management aware of AILIS goals and to encourage their staff to
The membership fees are as follows:
Membership will entitle you to one vote at
the AILIS General Assembly; eligibility for the AILIS Executive Committee;
participation in AILIS activities, including training courses organized
by the Association (with a discount); and access to the discussion
Institutional membership entitles the institution
to send one person on one training course per year.
For any queries, please contact:
Richelle van Snellenberg, Treasurer, AILIS, C.P.
240, 1218 Le Grand-Saconnex.
E mail: firstname.lastname@example.org