Tag Archives: IFLA

New IFLA Standard: IFLA Library Reference Model: A Conceptual Model for Bibliographic Information

(3 October 2017) The Committee on Standards is pleased to announce the publication of the IFLA Library Reference Model (LRM): A Conceptual Model for Bibliographic Information, which was endorsed by the IFLA Professional Committee in August 2017. IFLA LRM is a high-level conceptual reference model developed within an entity-relationship modelling framework. It is the consolidation of […]


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Services for people with disabilities in libraries: survey

(25 September 2017) IFLA and the Section on Library Services to People with Special Needs (LSN) have been asked to participate in an important United Nations project on serving people with disabilities, in the context of delivering the Sustainable Development Goals. Libraries can help IFLA/LSN participate in this project by providing a response to the […]


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Applications open for World Book Capital 2020: IFLA encourages bids that highlight libraries

(19 September 2017) Every year, a new world city is named UNESCO World Book Capital. This honour is an opportunity both to celebrate local writing and culture, but also to promote reading and a love of books among residents and visitors. IFLA has a key role in advising UNESCO on the choice, alongside the International […]


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Applications being accepted for 2018 IFLA/OCLC Fellowship Program for librarians from developing countries

(21 August 2017, Dublin, Ohio) OCLC and the International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions (IFLA) are now accepting applications for library professionals to participate in the 2018 Jay Jordan IFLA/OCLC Early Career Development Fellowship Program. The Fellowship Program, sponsored by IFLA and OCLC, is a four-week program based at OCLC headquarters in Dublin, Ohio, […]


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IFLA Green Library Award 2017 winners announced

China and Hong Kong among the winners (20 July 2017) IFLA’s Environmental Sustainability and Libraries Special Interest Group (ENSULIB) is pleased to announce the winner of the IFLA Green Library Award 2017. The IFLA Green Library Award was established 2016 by ENSULIB (SIG) and generously sponsored by De Gruyter publishing. The award is 500 Euros […]


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IFLA Palm-leaf Manuscript Preservation Workshop

(12 July 2017) IFLA hosted a two day workshop to discuss and scope the needs for metadata standards in palm leaf manuscript preservation. The workshop was held from 6-7 July 2017 at the IFLA PAC Centre, National Library and Documentation Board of Sri Lanka. Experts from Thailand, Laos, India, Indonesia, Germany and Sri Lanka participated […]


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IFLA’s Global Vision discussion arrives at Asia Oceania

(30 June 2017) From 28 to 29 June, the fifth IFLA Global Vision Regional Workshop was held at the National Library of Singapore. 32 participants from 27 countries in Asia Oceania joined the voice of more than 300 librarians that have been gathered by IFLA so far, to explore together how a connected library field […]


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Call for Hosting International Congress of Medical Librarianship (ICML) 2021

(7 June 2017) The IFLA Health and Biosciences Libraries Section (HBS) invites expressions of interest to host the 13th International Congress on Medical Librarianship (ICML) in 2021.  The ICML takes place in a city selected through a competitive process. The Congress normally attracts 500+ attendees from around the world. The host organisation will be responsible […]


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IFLA Green Library Award 2017: deadline is extended to 30th May 2017

(29 April 2017) Proposals for the IFLA Green Library Award 2017 must be submitted by 30 May, 2017 to the following address: Dr. Petra Hauke, ENSULIB secretary Hochkalterweg 3a D-12107 Berlin, Germany Email: petra.hauke@hu-berlin.de The announcement is here.


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2016 IFLA International Marketing Award winners announced

(19 April 2017) The IFLA Section on Management and Marketing in collaboration with BibLibre is pleased to announce the winners, finalists and top ten projects of the IFLA BibLibre International Marketing Award for 2016. The award honors organizations that have implemented creative, results-oriented marketing projects or campaigns that promote the library and information services industry. […]


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IFLA worldwide review of the guidelines for library services to people experiencing homelessness

(10 April 2017) The LSN and working group on Guidelines for Library Services to People Experiencing Homelessness invites you to review the draft of the guidelines (PDF) (DOC). The draft text and more complete information will be found at the IFLA LSN webpage. Please send your comments to the co-chairs of the working group of […]


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IFLA Headquarters hiring Communications Officer

(6 April 2017) The International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions (IFLA) Headquarters in The Hague,  is looking for an experienced Communications Officer to join a dynamic team and global project. This role will be responsible for increasing IFLA’s effectiveness in communicating with internal and external stakeholders regarding project activities and overall IFLA initiatives. A […]


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Christine Mackenzie elected as IFLA President-elect 2017-2019

(16 March 2017) Christine Mackenzie of Australia has automatically elected to serve as President-elect for the term 2017-2019. She will then serve as the President of IFLA from 2019-2021. An active ALIA member for over 20 years, Christine has made an outstanding contribution to the objects and work of ALIA, serving as ALIA Vice-president then President […]


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IFLA’s How to Spot Fake News poster, in many languages

(1 March 2017) The poster that the International Federation Of Library Associations and Institutions (IFLA) produced on, How to spot fake news (shown here) is available in many languages, including Japanese, Latvian, Portuguese, Romanian, Swedish, Turkish and Ukrainian. In each case there is a jpg and a pdf, and IFLA are happy for people to […]


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IFLA Green Library Award 2017

Sponsored by de Gruyter Saur (14 February 2017) What is a Green Library? “The consideration of the role of humanity in climate change and the notion of sustainable development are core concerns of society, and consequently of libraries.” According to the Online Dictionary for Library and Information Science (ODLIS), Green Libraries are “designed to minimize […]


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