18 February 2013
IFLA Launches Webpages on Libraries and Development
IFLA is pleased to launch a new set of resources relating to the role libraries play in supporting development. Access to information is one of the core needs of society and libraries are stepping up and fulfilling this need through capacity building, partnerships, training, and access opportunities for everyone.
The new webpages look at how libraries are furthering development worldwide as well as highlighting the role of public libraries as agents for development. They share links to information resources on development projects and research, highlight what IFLA is doing to further development through libraries and how you can get involved in the process.
It is our intention to build these resources over time and to focus on innovative library projects that contribute to development. We would welcome feedback about how we can increase the numbers of case studies highlighted, or provide links to information resources that can raise awareness of the way libraries can contribute to development activities.