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Would you like to get involved with the Library and Research Services for Parliaments Section (PARL)? Here’s how: Explore our projects page – contact the project organiser or Section ChairProvide a translation for one of our resources – contact our Information Coordinator Learn how to become a Standing… Read More

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  • 31 December 2022

Successful 3rd meeting of the Network of Parliamentary Libraries for Latin America and the Caribbean

The Third Meeting of the Network of Parliamentary Libraries for Latin America and the Caribbean was held at the Congress of the Argentine Nation on September 19-21, 2022. Authorities of libraries and information agencies of Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Cuba, El Salvador, Ecuador, Guatemala, Mexico, Nicaragua, Paraguay, Peru, Puerto Rico and Uruguay shared experiences and proposals on different activities. The legislatures of the Argentine provinces were also part of the event. Read More

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  • 13 October 2022

Library and Research Services for Parliaments: it’s complicated!

Parliamentary Libraries contribute to democracy through the provision of information, of reference and research services, of subject matter expert support to parliamentary committees and associations, and in many cases, the provision of information to the public about parliament. IFLA Library and Research Services for Parliaments discusses the work and its challenges. Read More

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  • 21 September 2022

Parliamentary Libraries & Archives: Providing information and related services

Constitutions assign to parliaments not only the functions of law making and approval of expenditure/taxation but also the role of overseeing the work of the executive branch of government. Focusing on this last function of parliaments Josefa Fuentes, IFLA Library and Research Services for Parliaments (IFLAPARL) Chair, analyzes some of the inherent challenges ensuring public access to information produced and attained by the libraries and research services in parliaments related to government information. Read More

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  • 20 September 2022

Call for Proposals: IFLAPARL’s Open WLIC Session, 2022

Theme: “Time to re-connect: introducing new services to answer recent challenges” The IFLA Library and Research Services for Parliaments Section – IFLAPARL – is seeking presentation proposals for its Open Session at the IFLA World Library and Information Congress 2022 in Dublin, Ireland. Legislative Libraries and Research Services embrace… Read More

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  • 01 April 2022