Latin America and the Caribbean Section

Division: Regions

The general objective of the Section is to encourage activities related to access to information and knowledge. The Section gives priority to promotion of literacy, promotion of reading, and application of new technologies, as well as to the services of libraries and information centres in the region. The Section maintains close relationships of mutual support and exchange with all the professional groups of IFLA, acting as intermediaries for those groups when they develop activities and projects for the region, and especially with the ALP Strategic Programme.

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Last update: 6 March 2016

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National Workshop Bibliographical Heritage Protection against risks caused by El Niño

With the participation of over two hundred charge of monastic libraries, university, municipal, school, public and private, the National Library of Peru (BNP) opened the National Workshop of protection bibliographic heritage to the risks caused by El Niño, the Thursday June 16.

12 July 2016

IFLA Building Strong Library Association Global Meeting

IFLA LAC represented by Sueli Mara Soares Pinto Ferreira (IFLA LAC Chair), Ana Maria Talavera (CBP), Marisol Reina (Ascolbi), Alicia Ocaso (ABU) and Adriana Betancur.

1 June 2016

April workshop, seminar and midterm meetings in Panama culminate in a Letter of Intent from LAC library associations

30 Library Associations met in Panama from 17-23 April 2016 to develop strategies for advocacy at the national level, to advance regional projects, and to network with associations from around the world.

20 May 2016