Tag Archives: IFLA

IFLA Global Vision Ideas Store now hosts thousands of ideas shared by librarians from all over the world

(26 Aug 2019)  The IFLA Global Vision Ideas Store now hosts thousands of ideas shared by librarians from all over the world. It is a dynamic resource for ideas and actions, the result of the contributions of library and information professionals worldwide. It provides a unique source of inspiration for the strategic and daily work of librarians […]


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Now available: IFLA Annual Report 2018

(8 Jul 2019) Read all about what IFLA achieved in 2018! Each year, IFLA Headquarters compiles its Annual Report which provides a comprehensive overview on our activities throughout the preceding year. The report gives IFLA Members and other interested parties full and transparent details on our activities, achievements and financial performance. Download/view the full report: IFLA Annual […]


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IFLA survey announcement on LGBT+

(7 Jul 2019) The International Federation of Libraries and Archives (IFLA) is collecting information from libraries around the world on the LGBTQ+ resources, services, spaces, programming, and employee support that they may provide. Responses that your library provides will help the IFLA LGBTQ+ Special Interest Group develop international guidelines for LGBTQ+ library resources, services, spaces, […]


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Supporting Sustainable Development globally: libraries at the UN regional forums

(18 June 2019) In preparation for global meetings on the SDGs in July and September, IFLA has been active at the regional level. The message: that at all levels, and across the 2030 Agenda, libraries and access to information are indispensable for progress. The process that leads to the High level Political Forum in July in […]


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IFLA ARL webinar 2 – Introduction to Open Access

(30 Apr 2019)  IFLA ARL Webinar 2 – Introduction to Open Access is taking place on May 14. Title:  Introduction to Open Access Presenter:  Dr. Jasmin Schmitz, Open Access Advisory Services, ZB MED – Information Centre for Life Sciences Date & Time: May 14, 2019 11:00 AM Rome Register in advance for this meeting Abstract: Introduction […]


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Explore the evolving concept of ‘library’ and its impact on library design in Rome

(12 Apr 2019)  Join IFLA Satellite Meeting in Rome 21-22 August 2019 when we will explore The evolving concept of ‘library’ and its impact on library design! This topic will form the basis of our exciting and very practical program. We have adopted a multi-pronged approach with a combination of exciting keynote speakers, panel sessions that highlight the […]


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IFLA ARL webinar series: ‘The Future is a Moving Goal Post: Academic Libraries and Change’ by Gulcin Cribb

(26 Mar 2019)  IFLA ARL Section has organized a series of webinars on topics relevant to Academic & Research Libraries. The first of the webinar series will kick off on 12 April with a presentation by Gulcin Cribb, University Librarian of Singapore Management University, entitled ‘The Future is a Moving Goal Post: Academic Libraries and Change’. […]


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IFLA satellite meeting: The Evolving Concept of ‘Library’ and its Impact on Library design

(12 February 2019)  Four IFLA Sections (Public, Academic and Research, Metropolitan and Library Buildings and Equipment) are co-hosting a two-day Joint Satellite pre-conference on the theme ‘The Evolving Concept of Library and its Impact on Library design’ in Rome Italy from 21-22 August 2019. Early bird registration is now open until 15 May 2019! Details are […]


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IFLA free webinar: library services for teenagers in the digital age

(5 January 2019)  Join us and hear about inspiring services from librarians serving communities and teens including online content, podcasts, gaming, coding and much more! These are twenty-first century skills that will make an impact on teenagers’ careers and personal interests. Moderator: Loida Garcia-Febo, CPDWL SC member, ALA President Speakers: Sanna Huttunen & Sampo Matikainen, Oodi Library, […]


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New IFLA Standard: IFLA Guidelines for Library Services to Children aged 0-18 [revised version 2018]

(10 December 2018) The Committee on Standards is pleased to announce the publication of the IFLA Guidelines for Library Services to Children aged 0-18, revised version 2018, which was endorsed by the IFLA Professional Committee in August 2018. The IFLA Libraries for Children and Young Adults Section (C&YA Section) have undertaken this revision of the […]


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Going Green: Implementing Sustainable Strategies in Libraries Around the World — Buildings, Management, Programmes and Services

(20 November 2018) This publication examines aspects of reducing the ecological footprint in libraries’ workaday operations as well as the social role and responsibility of libraries as leaders in environmental sustainability. The theoretical background and practical applications of contributions made by worldwide libraries to the United Nations 2030 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) are discussed. General […]


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Deal on eLending in the Netherlands: Interview with the Dutch Public Library Association

(31 October 2018) Following extensive discussions, libraries in the Netherlands have come to an agreement with publishers and others about eBook availability in the country. Published in the Official Journal on 24 October, the Covenant (available in Dutch) promises to ensure that more books are available for e-Lending by libraries, within a shorter period of […]


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Kuala Lumpur named World Book Capital 2020

(20 September 2018) Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, was named World Book Capital for the year 2020 by the Director-General of UNESCO, Audrey Azoulay, on the recommendation of the World Book Capital Advisory Committee. The city was selected because of the strong focus on inclusive education, the development of a knowledge-based society and accessible reading for all […]


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Getting Started – a new IFLA guide for librarians on implementing the Marrakesh Treaty

(7 September 2018) This guide, edited by Victoria Owen, and with the welcome support of the World Blind Union, the Canadian Association of Research Libraries, and the University of Toronto, offers answers to frequently asked questions. It can also be adapted by national actors to their own laws – IFLA encourages this, in order to […]


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Licensing as a solution to rights management? IFLA publishes extended collective licensing background paper

7 August 2018)  Libraries have a mission to maximize access to their collections, for culture, education and research. In doing so, they face challenges around clearing rights – i.e. how to make these books, articles, photos or other material available to the public without infringing copyright. Mass digitisation projects have brought this issue into focus, […]


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