In the first of an occasional series focused on successful advocacy initiatives by libraries around the world, we look to Argentina, where a recent decision saw a commitment to funding community libraries for 50 years. To find out more about what was achieved, and how, we interviewed the Chair of IFLA's Regional Division Committee for Latin America and the Caribbean, Alejandro Santa.
Libraries transforming cities through information and culture: Report from the 11th World Urban Forum5 July 2022
From 26 to 30 June, mayors, UN agencies, local officials, NGOs and experts met at the 11th World Urban Forum, to discuss how to transform cities and so deliver sustainable development. IFLA was present in order to underline the place of libraries and information in making this happen.
We are pleased to announce the following results of IFLA's Extraordinary Elections 2022, which determine the key posts of President-elect and Treasurer.
IFLA’s Acquisition and Collection Development Section is seeking co-opted members from Asia, Oceania, Middle East, and Africa. These countries are currently under represented in our standing committee.
The Irish National Committee is delighted to invite you all to the 87th IFLA World Library and Information Congress (WLIC) taking place from 26 to 29 July 2022 in Dublin, Ireland.
The June 2022 issue of IFLA Journal is a special issue on preservation storage and curation strategies. The aim of the issue is to demonstrate how storage choices affect the goals of libraries, influencing everything from preservation to access.
The new deadline for registration is Friday, July 15.
Under the theme 'transforming our cities for a better urban future', the 11th edition of the Forum brings a new emphasis on the need for change and sustainability. As institutions embedded in communities, dedicated to providing inclusive, universal and empowering services, there is much for libraries to contribute, as IFLA's latest article indicates.
June 2022 issue of the MCULTP Newsletter now online - Supporting multicultural communities during times of crisis25 June 2022
The June 2022 issue is now available, and looks at how libraries support multicultural communities during times of crisis.
Call for Presentations: Something Old, Something New ー Using Social Media to engage Communities with Local History Workshop (Pt. 2)24 June 2022
The IFLA Local History and Genealogy Section invites proposals for papers highlighting innovative local history and genealogy projects and activities developed via social media channels.
Informed populations for sustainable recovery - Looking ahead to the 2022 High-Level Political Forum on the SDGs22 June 2022
The 2022 High Level Political Forum (HLPF) – the highlight of the annual calendar on the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) – takes place this year on 5-18 July, and libraries will be well-represented.
Sustainability, inclusion, innovation: highlighting the role of libraries in adult education at CONFINTEA VII20 June 2022
The 7th International Conference on Adult Education (CONFINTEA VII) provided a great opportunity to talk about the essential role of libraries in making a reality of the right of all to education and lifelong learning, and to encourage governments and other stakeholders alike to place libraries at the heart of partnerships.
The three key documents published as part of the 7th meeting of the International Conference on Adult Education (CONFINTEA) all include affirmation of the place of libraries within adult and lifelong learning strategies. These can be helpful references for libraries and library associations in calling for stronger recognition at the national level.
The Knowledge Rights 21 Programme, of which IFLA is a partner, has launched a call for individuals or organisations who can support advocacy at the national level around copyright law and policy reform in Europe.
IFLA WLIC 2022 Satellite Conference: SET Training School: Towards a Curriculum for Social and Digital Inclusion and Lifelong Learning.18 June 2022
IFLA 2022 WLIC open session on IFLA Guidelines for LIS Education Programmes: Applying a Global Framework to Transform LIS Education in Local Context18 June 2022
Please join us at the IFLA 2022 WLIC open session on IFLA Guidelines for LIS Education Programmes: Applying a Global Framework to Transform LIS Education in Local Contexts, by the Section on Education and Training (SET) with the Section on Library Theory and Research (LTR).
Call for Proposals The IFLA Art Libraries Section is seeking proposals for papers to be presented at our Open Session at the IFLA World Library and Information Congress 2022 in Dublin, Ireland.