MDC North Campus Librarian Erin Fennell Selected to Present at IFLA World Library and Information Congress

Miami, July 25, 2016Miami Dade College’s (MDC) North Campus librarian Erin Fennell has been selected to present at the 2016 International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions (IFLA) World Library and Information Congress, August 13-19 in Columbus, Ohio.

Fennell will present her poster design “Delicious Books:  Promoting the Library and a Love of Books through Library on the Fly and an Edible Book Contest” in the conference’s Poster Sessions. The poster highlights two events from the North Campus Library: The first is an edible book contest which was held in celebration of National Library Week this past April.  Students submitted edible representations of books, many in the form of cakes, which were judged by a panel. The best three were awarded prizes.  The second event is Library on the Fly, where an eclectic selection of library books is displayed outside the library available for check out and donated books available to keep.

Founded in Edinburgh, Scotland in 1927, the IFLA World Library and Information Congress is the international flagship professional and trade event for the library and information services sector. It brings together over 3,500 participants from more than 120 countries. It is an opportunity for the host country to showcase the status of libraries and information science in their country and region as well as to have their professionals experience international librarianship and international relations in a unique way.

About Miami Dade College

Miami Dade College (MDC) is the higher education institution with the largest undergraduate enrollment in the America, with more than 165,000 students. It is also the nation’s top producer of Associate in Arts and Science degrees and awards more degrees to minorities than any other college or university in the country. The college’s eight campuses and outreach centers offer more than 300 distinct degree pathways including several baccalaureate degrees in education, public safety, supervision and management, nursing, physician assistant studies, film, engineering, biological sciences, and others. In fact, its academic and workforce training programs are national models of excellence. MDC is also renowned for its rich cultural programming. It is home of the Miami Book Fair, Miami Film Festival, the MDC Live Arts Performing Arts Series, the National Historic Landmark Miami Freedom Tower, a major sculpture park and large art gallery and theater systems. MDC has admitted more than 2,000,000 students and counting, since it opened its doors in 1960. For more information please visit