Government Libraries Section

Division: Library Types

Government libraries form a Section of their own within IFLA, belonging to Division I: Library Types. The Section is aimed at the community of libraries which are part of and work for a body with a governing task and which have, in any way, a political responsibility or connection. The Section encourages the growth and development of government libraries and assists in their cooperation.

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Government Libraries, Sections

Last update: 6 October 2015

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Call for Papers: "Government and Parliamentary Libraries as Innovators: Supporting Communities of Practice"

The Government Libraries and Library and Research Services for Parliaments Sections invite proposals for papers to be presented at a two-hour programme in the next IFLA General Conference to be held on August 2016 in Columbus, Ohio, USA. We welcome proposals from individuals and organizations who can share innovative views, methods and current implementations regarding communities of practices in the context of libraries or Government/Parliamentary units. The deadline for submissions is 26 February 2016.​

20 January 2016

Call for Papers: Networks of Government Libraries

Collaboration and networks in government libraries are the core issues for the session we are organising for the next IFLA World Library and Information Congress - WLIC 2015. We invite proposals for papers to be presented as part of a two-hour programme. The deadline for submissions is February 13, 2015.

13 January 2015

Government Libraries as Knowledge Platforms: Closing Notes

A new edition of the IFLA Annual Congress was held in Lyon last August. As every year, the Government Libraries Section was glad to sponsor a session where working projects in government units were showcased.

28 October 2014