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Bringing Back Patrons to the Library — Call for Papers for Open Session 2023

The IFLA Social Sciences Libraries Section (SocSci) in cooperation with Reference and Information Services Section (RISS) are hosting an ignite talks session “Bringing Back Patrons to the Library: Promoting Community and In-Person Programming in Digital World” at the 2023 IFLA World Library and Information Congress in Rotterdam, The Netherlands, 21-25 August 2023. Read More

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  • 27 March 2023

Get Involved

Would you like to get involved with the Reference and Information Services Section (RISS)? Here’s how: Explore our Conferences pageProvide a translation for one of our resources – contact our Information Coordinator Learn how to become a Standing Committee Member – follow our elections pageBecome an… Read More

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  • 01 January 2023

5 Best Practices for Chat Reference

The IFLA RISS infographic “5 Best Practices for Chat Reference” in English; Spanish; Chinese; Arabic are available in IFLA Repository.  Please feel free to share it in your respective communities. Please visit the RISS website and follow our… Read More

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  • 17 May 2022

Clare O’Hanlon’s Video Now Available!

You can now view Clare O’Hanlon’s presentation, “A continuum of LGBTIQA+ community engagement in libraries: From collections and cataloguing to book displays, bathrooms and beyond” here: VIDEO PRESENTATION Clare has given her permission to share this video for professional development purposes provided that… Read More

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  • 30 August 2018
  • By: Rachel Wexelbaum

NEW DATE & TIME: Join us for a video presentation at WLIC2018!

IFLA LGBTQ Users SIG is not hosting a conference session at WLIC2018 because of the human rights situation for LGBTQ+ people in Malaysia.   Instead, please enjoy this video presentation from Australian librarian and LGBTQ+ activist, Clare O’Hanlon. Clare’s presentation will take place… Read More

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  • 24 August 2018


2022 World Library and Information Congress: 87th IFLA Congress and General Assembly: July, 2022, Dublin, Ireland. Theme: Envisioning Post-pandemic Reference & Information Services and Support in a Shifting World 2019 World Library and Information Congress: 85th IFLA Congress and General Assembly: August, 2019 Athens, Greece. Theme:… Read More

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  • 06 June 2009