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Second BSLA workshop held in Francophone Africa

The IFLA Building Strong Library Associations Programme (BSLA) supports projects in Africa, Asia and Oceania, and Latin America and the Caribbean. BSLA offers a strategic and coordinated approach to capacity building and sustainability of library associations and provides training modules to assist in developing the library and information profession, improving library services and building strategic partnerships and advocacy skills.

24 June 2016 | BSLA and Libraries and Development | ALP (Action for Development through Libraries Programme), Advocacy, Cooperation, Development, Future of libraries, Meetings, Africa, Cameroon, BSLA

Reminder - Satellite event - Data in libraries: the big picture

There’s only a few weeks left to register for Data In Libraries: The Big Picture, a satellite pre-conference to the IFLA 2016 WLIC, and spaces are filling up fast.

24 June 2016 | Academic and Research Libraries

Global Commission Recommends Governments to Invest in Public Access in Libraries

Internet connection “Government should invest in public Internet access points, especially in schools, libraries and other social service venues” states new report by the Global Commission on Internet Governance.

22 June 2016 | ALP | ALP (Action for Development through Libraries Programme), Advocacy, Digital divide, Freedom of information, Future of libraries, Information literacy, Information policy, Internet access, Knowledge society, Internet governance

Best Student Paper Award 2016 - Libri

Students at all levels are invited to submit articles with clarity and authority. There is no stated theme. Research papers should address one of the significant issues facing today’s librarians and information professionals. Case studies, best practices, and pure research papers are all welcome.

21 June 2016 | Asia and Oceania | Awards

The Library History Round Table (LHRT)'s programs at the American Library Association meeting in Orlando, Florida on June 26, 2016

The Library History Round Table's (LHRT) programs at the American Library Association meeting in Orlando on June 26, 2016.

20 June 2016 | Library History

Library associations are stronger together: IFLA hosts first ever BSLA Global Meeting in Manila, Philippines

Library association leaders, IFLA leadership, staff and trainers participated in a milestone event for the Building Strong Library Associations programme in Manila, Philippines 30 May-2 June 2016. The first ever BSLA Global Meeting...

17 June 2016 | ALP and BSLA | ALP (Action for Development through Libraries Programme), Advocacy, Associations, Development, Future of libraries, International cooperation, Management, Philippines, BSLA

Now available: IFLA WLIC 2016 Convening Notice & proxy forms for IFLA General Assembly in Columbus, Ohio

The IFLA General Assembly meetings will take place on 17 & 18 August 2016.

17 June 2016 | General IFLA news