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IFLA WLIC Review: Take the 2nd Pulse Survey!

17 July 2024

    In our first survey, you told us overwhelmingly that the library field needs a World Library and Information Congress (WLIC). Now we’re asking for your feedback on what you value in terms of content and the opportunities for meetings and connections.

    From: HQ

    Draft Culture2030Goal Campaign report on culture in 2024 SDG Voluntary National Reviews released

    16 July 2024

      The Culture2030Goal Campaign has released its draft analysis of the place of culture in 2024 Voluntary National Reviews of implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals. The analysis highlights that all countries are already reflecting on culture, with some taking a very comprehensive approach. However, an explicit goal could make the difference in generalising this good practice.

      New IFLA ARL Blog post: "ARL Continues to Support Attendance at IFLA Events"

      8 July 2024

        For more than a decade, the Academic & Research Libraries section, supported by SAGE and ExLibris, has been able to provide attendance grants for the WLIC. We’ve enjoyed managing this program and building relationships with our awardees over the years. Though there will be no WLIC in 2024, ARL wants to continue to enable young professionals to attend IFLA events, and SAGE continues to support that work, so we are sponsoring attendance at two different programs this year.

        Information Literacy for Societal Resilience

        25 June 2024

          A new creative intervention produced by Tactical Tech and DensityDesign Lab at Politecnico di Milano, in collaboration with International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions (IFLA),  will address how AI is impacting the ways that media and information is produced, distributed and perceived. The exhibition, designed to be hosted in libraries throughout Europe, will present visitors with engaging resources that will make these issues tangible and visual. It will also provide practical tips for what to do when we are confronted with these issues in our online lives.

          Requests for proposals: building capacity to deliver on public interest goals

          24 June 2024

            Proposals are welcome in response to two calls that we are happy to release today, focusing on building libraries' ability to deliver on public interest goals at scale. These address how library fields are structured, and the impacts of IFLA's Building Strong Library Associations programme. Bids are welcome by 12 July 2024. This work is made possible thanks to the support of Stichting IFLA Global Libraries.

            Message from the IFLA President, 21 June 2024

            24 June 2024

              I am happy to be writing to you to with the latest update on all that is happening at IFLA, and specifically the work of our Governing Board. I would like to acknowledge the positive feedback on these monthly messages from many of our members and volunteers. Thank you for your comments. We are continuing to issue these updates in all IFLA languages, which I hope assists in updating you on key matters.