Tag Archives: IFLA

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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Australian candidate for IFLA presidency

(30 January 2017) ALIA has published an open letter signalling its support for Christine Mackenzie as IFLA’s next President. She is a former ALIA President and a current member of the IFLA Governing Board. The presidency runs from 2017 to 2019. ALIA has provided one of the nominations needed for Christine to be eligible to […]


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IFLA Satellite Meeting 2017: Digital Humanities deadline of call for papers extended

(12 December 2016) The IFLA Satellite Meeting 2017 on Digital Humanities will be held in Berlin on 15 – 17 August 2017. The deadline for submitting paper abstracts has now been extended to 15th of January 2017. Please refer to https://dh-libraries.sciencesconf.org/ for details.


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Digital Humanities – Opportunities and Risks: Connecting Libraries and Research

This IFLA Satellite Meeting 2017 takes place in Berlin, Germany on 15-17 August 2017 and is hosted by BBAW, DARIAH-EU, DINI, IFLA, LIBER and the Library of the Humboldt University Berlin. Digital Humanities is widely understood to mean the use of computer-aided and data-driven research methods and techniques in both the arts and humanities. Some […]


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Invitation to submit proposals for chapters – new book highlighting the work of health librarians

(30 September 2016) In 2017 IFLA Health and Biosciences Libraries Section and IFLA Publications will publish a book entitled: Action to impact:  librarians working at the heart of health communities IFLA wants to hear from librarians meeting the challenge of moving beyond their well-established roles to take their place at the heart of professional, social […]


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A good day for access to knowledge: the Treaty of Marrakesh enters into force

(30 September 2016)  Three years and three months after it was signed, the Treaty of Marrakesh enters into force today. It is a time to celebrate a major advance in the struggle to give people with visual impairments equal access to knowledge. As Karen Keninger, Chair of the IFLA Section on Libraries serving People with […]


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Universal Access to Information, Today and Every Day

(28 September 2016) Libraries have always been about preserving and giving access to information. In recent years, governments and others have made increasingly frequent statements stressing the contribution that allowing citizens to obtain and make use of knowledge on an equitable basis can make to a range of policy objectives. Perhaps the most important is […]


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Call for applications: World Book Capital 2019

(15 September 2016) UNESCO, IFLA, and IPA have opened the call for nominations for the World Book Capital 2019. Each year, UNESCO and the international organizations representing the three major sectors of the book industry—the International Publishers Association (IPA), and the International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions (IFLA)—select the World Book Capital for a one-year period, effective […]


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Take this survey to help shape the future of preservation standards

(3 August 2016) IFLA’s Key Initiative 3.2 states that it will work on Developing standards for the collection and preservation of content in its diverse forms.  In order to achieve this, a small committee of IFLA experts (from IFLA Professional Units, IFLA Core Activities and the wider network) has created a survey to collect standards/guidelines […]


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