Save the date for the final conference of the HERMES project on resource sharing, bringing together librarians, researchers, students and advocates for a knowledge commons in order to share tools, learn lessons, and identify future needs in the field of resource sharing. The conference takes place on 18 April 2023 at the National Library of the Netherlands in The Hague, with training on 19 April.
Key Discussions at the 16th Session of the Intergovernmental Committee for the Protection and Promotion of the Diversity of Cultural Expressions2 February 2023
The UNESCO Intergovernmental Committee (IGC) for the Protection and Promotion of the Diversity of Cultural Expressions (UNESCO’s 2005 Convention) will convene for their 16th session from 7-10 February in Paris, France.
The Culture 2030 Goal campaign, of which IFLA is a member, has urged UNESCO Member States to make good on their commitment to promote an explicit culture goal in future development frameworks, as made in the declaration from MONDIACULT 2022. The campaign's zero-draft for a culture goal provides an excellent starting point.
Applications for this year´s public library of the Year Award will open on 21 February.
Martin Memet Könick, Elin Golten and Peter Björkman from IFLA's Public Libraries Section recently convened a webinar to explore the implications of the manifesto within a Swedish and Norwegian context and we are pleased to advise that the recording is now available on our YouTube channel.
We're happy to share a high-level overview of key meetings, events and observances that provide opportunities for libraries to make our voices heard by governments and wider stakeholder groups. Take a look through, and think where you want and could be able to get involved!
IFLA Division C Webinar Series for LIS Students- Sustainable Development Goals in the View of LIS Students31 January 2023
Statistics and Evaluation Section: Call for Presentations / Workshops for upcoming satellite meeting30 January 2023
The IFLA Statistics and Evaluation Section and University of Utrecht Library are seeking presenters for its Satellite Meeting to be held at the University of Utrecht in Utrecht, Netherlands on Thursday, August 17 & Friday 18 2023.
The IFLA IT Communications Team recently published the January 2023 issue of Trends and Issues in Library Technology (TILT) with a focus on Data, AI, Cultural Heritage and Agile Project management.
In the latest of our series of looks ahead on different policy areas, we turn to the internet and wider digital world. Given both our own reliance on technology, as well as its impact on the achievement of wider library goals, evolutions in this space are particularly relevant for our own field to consider.
Finding solutions to the climate crisis is not only the task of scientists, engineers, and politicians. This global challenge requires input from all people – from all sectors – to address.
We are happy to publish the latest update of the IFLA Trend Report! Co-authored by the emerging leaders who attended our World Library and Information Congress last year, it's full of ideas for how we - as a field and as a federation - can make ourselves ready not just to face, but to make the best of the future.
This edition of the IFLA newsletter is focused on our upcoming elections and shares insights from our Professional and Regional Council Chairs, and updates on how the process is being run.
2022 brought many challenges for Human Rights and Freedom of Expression. The reports of several NGOs and international organizations offer a global picture of threats to free expression.
IFLA's Information Technology (IT) Section and IFLA's newest Special Interest Group, the Artificial Intelligence SIG review the latest innovations in libraries. From building design to big data, single sign-on to virtual reality, read IT and AI SIG's overview of the top current innovations along with what is to come.
The IFLA Governing Board is pleased to announce the opening of the search for a new Secretary General. The internationally experienced, executive search company Society has been engaged to assist with this process.
The Cataloguing Section’s Names of Persons project webpage has a new file from Malaysia. This file updates the existing 1996 file, capturing all the country’s rich language landscape.
The IFLA Building Strong Library and Information Science Education Working Group (BSLISE) announces the webinar “Library and Information Science Student Voices: Global Peer-to-Peer Dialogue”. Its aim is to connect library and information science (LIS) students all over the world to communicate and discuss the present and future of the LIS field.
Sustainable development represents one of the broadest areas of IFLA’s advocacy engagement, covering both specific work around the United Nations’ 2030 Agenda and its 17 Sustainable Development Goals, and underlying work to build – and demonstrate – libraries’ ability to contribute to a whole range of policy goals.
The December 2022 issue of the IFLAPARL Newsletter is now available.