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Managing and Marketing Inclusion in Libraries

IFLA sections on Management & Marketing and Library Services for People with Special Needs are hosting an exciting and inspiring joint virtual conference with a specific focus on managing and marketing for library users with special needs. Read More

  • Events
  • 13 September 2021

New Libraries in Old Buildings — Creative Reuse

​ This book focuses on difficulties and opportunities in revitalization of old, derelict or abandoned buildings into a library and investigates the transformation of buildings which originally had a different purpose. The publication shows worldwide best practice examples from different types of libraries in historic environments,… Read More

  • Publications
  • 29 June 2021
  • By: Petra Hauke, Karen Latimer and Robert Niess (Eds)

Library Design for the 21st Century—Collaborative Strategies to Ensure Success

Library design in the 21st century has one common theme: collaboration is at the heart of innovation. Designing modern libraries is a complex process involving many stakeholders and participants. Libraries of all types work with an almost limitless range of constituent groups for input, buy-in and successful implementation. Securing… Read More

  • Publications
  • 07 January 2019
  • By: Diane Koen and Traci Engel Lesneski (Eds)

High quality design on a low budget: New library buildings

Since 2008 the world’s economy has seen dramatic changes that have rippled throughout the library world. While the demand for library services has increased, the money available to build, refurbish and operate them has decreased. Many countries report a decrease in funding of libraries. On the other hand, public… Read More

  • Publications
  • 29 March 2016
  • By: Dorothea Sommer, Janine Schmidt and Stefan Clevström (Eds)

Key Issues in Building Design

How to get started in planning a project Based on the IFLA Library Buildings and Equipment Section’s LibraryBuilding Guidelines published in 2007, this short publication summarises the key points to take into consideration when designing a new or refurbished library building. The aim of the brochure is not to… Read More

  • Publications
  • 17 March 2010