Beyond Access at IFLA WLIC in Singapore

(30 July 2013) When the world’s librarians gather in Singapore at IFLA’s World Library and Information Congress in August, Beyond Access will be there to share and learn the latest on how public libraries are contributing to development goals. How are libraries helping make governments more transparent? How are they bringing women into political discussions? How are they using technology to support community development?

One session of interest will explore how public libraries power development in Asia. Drawing upon examples from Bhutan, Nepal and the Philippines, Libraries for Development in Asia: Joint Session with IFLA, August 20, will offer new ideas for public library services and partnerships with a particular focus on the role of technology. It will also look at the role library associations have in promoting and supporting the new role and image of public libraries in Asia.

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