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A call for radical hope: IFLA Trend Report Update 2022

We are happy to publish the latest update of the IFLA Trend Report! Co-authored by the emerging leaders who attended our World Library and Information Congress last year, it's full of ideas for how we - as a field and as a federation - can make ourselves ready not just to face, but to make the best of the future.  Read More

  • News
  • 25 January 2023

Innovations are opportunities

IFLA's Information Technology (IT) Section and IFLA's newest Special Interest Group, the Artificial Intelligence SIG review the latest innovations in libraries. From building design to big data, single sign-on to virtual reality, read IT and AI SIG's overview of the top current innovations along with what is to come. Read More

  • News
  • 23 January 2023

Managing Innovation: No Innovator is an Island (Webinar)

Innovation is one of the important elements for the library to encourage the utilization of library resources and services. This webinar, sponsored by the IFLA Management and Marketing Section, will focus on answering four questions: Read More

  • Events
  • 12 January 2023

11th International Summit of the Book

The 11th International Summit of the Book is taking place simultaneously online and in Bihać, Bosnia and Herzegovina. IFLA will be represented, talking about the importance for libraries to feel a sense of agency in their own future, and that of their soceities. Read More

  • Events
  • 07 December 2022

Information for Development: Libraries and UN Experts Engage in Bangkok

Access to information is often taken for granted, but represents a key condition for achieving innovation and positive change. At a seminar at the UN Economic and Social Commission for Asia-Pacific in Bangkok, around 50 libraries explored opportunities for stronger engagement in development initiatives. Read More

  • News
  • 23 November 2022

Innovating and enterprising for libraries in development initiatives: interview with Merve Yavuzdemir

At the heart of the work of IFLA and the library field as a whole around the SDGs is the fact that libraries are partners for development, across the policy agenda. As a result, it makes sense that libraries should also be involved in wider initiatives that look to deliver on development goals, at the national and international levels. We interviewed Merve Yavuzdemir from Turkey, who is running library projects with the United Nations Development Programme, to find out more, and to underline the possibilities for libraries everywhere to be proactive in taking a place at the table! Read More

  • News
  • 01 June 2022

Celebrating and supporting innovation and impact: Interview on the Europe Challenge

The European Cultural Foundation has just launched an open call for the Europe Challenge 2022, after finishing the pilot edition with a small group of libraries, who went through a year-long programme and helped to co-design the scheme, along with the partners Demsoc, Public Libraries 2030 and OBA (Amsterdam Public libraries).   We interviewed the Europe Challenge team, Nicola Mullenger and Olga Alexeeva. If you're interested to know more about how you can join and be part of a Europe-wide citizen-led change, working with your communities, read on: Deadline to apply 27 May 2022. Read More

  • News
  • 13 May 2022

Libraries: Places That Care for People Webinar Series May 4, 5 and 6 2022

Book now   IFLA Public Library Section Online Mid-Term Seminars   Here’s your chance to examine how public libraries worldwide deliver healthier outcomes for their communities.  Join IFLA’s Public Library Section for our online mid-term seminar “Libraries: Places That Care For People.”   Photo by Towfiqu Barbhuiya, On… Read More

  • News
  • 29 March 2022

Do you work in public libraries? Apply for the Innovation Course Grant!

Innovations are critical for public libraries. Many libraries have developed and implemented innovative programs and projects that demonstrate their enthusiasm for the ever-changing services they provide to meet the demands of today’s world. This was especially obvious during the COVID-19 pandemic. This e-training program will be conducted in partnership between Arab Federation for Libraries and Information (AFLI) & IFLA… Read More

  • News
  • 30 January 2022