Women, Information and Libraries Special Interest Group

Sponsoring body: Management of Library Associations


Women play a crucial role in realising basic human rights for all and in achieving the Millennium Development Goals (MDG's). Meeting the information needs of women is a major contribution of the library field to global development.

The Discussion Group focuses on women as users of library and information services, as workers in the library field, and as providers of information.

The overarching strategic framework is formed by the UN treaties, programs and initiatives related to women and information to create a fruitful link between IFLA and relevant international organisations.

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Women, Information and Libraries, Special Interest Groups, Women’s issues

Last update: 26 January 2016

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Report on 2015 Satellite Meeting

IFLA Women, Information and Libraries Special Interest Group Report to IFLA Management of Library Associations Section (MLAS) IFLA WLIC, Cape Town, 15 – 21 August 2015

15 March 2016

DEADLINE EXTENDED--Call for Proposals: IFLA’s Information Technology Section and the Women, Information, and Libraries SIG

IFLA’s Information Technology Section, the Women, Information, and Libraries SIG, and Northwestern University Libraries, invite proposals for a Satellite UnConference around theme of Women & Library Technology – Empowering Women’s Participation in Open Technology & Culture.

27 January 2016

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2016 August

2016 Women, Information, and Libraries SIG UnConference

11 August 2016 (Northwestern University Libraries, Chicago, Illinois, USA)

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