Bookmarks Galore!

Helen Boelens has kindly forwarded the following information:

IASL 2009 Annual Conference

Abano Terme (Padua), Italy, 2 – 4 September 2009 – Bookmarks Galore

Join in on this joint ENSIL-IASL event, initiated by Helen Boelens and Angelina Pereira.

The project to display Bookmarks from around the world at the IASL Berkeley Conference 2008 was so successful, that people would like to do it again. If you or your students would be interested in making bookmarks to share with conference delegates, please feel free to do so. If they could focus on the conference theme, – School Libraries in the Picture: Preparing Pupils for the Future , Information Research through the School Library – that would prove interesting.

If you have other bookmarks (handmade, commercial etc.) which you would like to donate, these are also welcome. Bookmarks which are donated to the IASL will be available for sale at very reasonable prices. Many librarians have bookmark collections and love to swap. If you have bookmarks which you would like to swap with other collectors, please bring these along to the conference.

If you can’t come to the conference, please

(1) send your bookmarks BEFORE 10 AUGUST to Gerald Brown, 3403 -55 Nassau St, Winnipeg, Manitoba R3L 2G8, Canada, or

(2) forward them to Helen Boelens, at Botdrager 10, 3641 LA Mijdrecht – Netherlands, or

(3) forward them to Angelina Pereira, at Praceta Altino Coelho 35 hab. 1.4 4470-556 GUEIFAES PORTUGAL

(4) send them with someone you know is coming to the conference.

The bookmarks will be displayed during the conference. At a time appointed by the auctioneer, the bookmarks will be offered for sale at a bargain rate, and all funds raised from this activity will go to the Support a Member fund. A location will be arranged for the bookmark swap.

Let your creativity run wild; add to the festivity; and spread the word about the themes for the conference.

If you have any questions, please contact Gerald Brown or Helen Boelens or Angelina Pereira.