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CONFINTEA VII output documents recognise library roles, offer support for advocacy

The three key documents published as part of the 7th meeting of the International Conference on Adult Education (CONFINTEA) all include affirmation of the place of libraries within adult and lifelong learning strategies. These can be helpful references for libraries and library associations in calling for stronger recognition at the national level. Read More

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  • 19 June 2022

Libraries driving lifelong learning: an interview with the Global Learning Festival team

Supporting learning is at the heart of the mission of libraries, and indeed in many cases is why they were built in the first place. However, this role isn't always as celebrated as much as it should be. However, there are great examples of our institutions taking the lead, as our interview with some of the team behind the Global Learning Festival shows. We talked to Lara Pugh, Project Leader Learning City, Wollongong City Libraries and Global Learning Festival Working Group member, and Diane Tabbagh, Coordinator Learning Community, Wyndham City Council and Global Learning Festival Working Group Chair. Read More

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  • 30 May 2022

Going Digital: Bringing the Library to Teens in the New Normal

By Ms Siti Aisyah Binte Abdul Nasir, Deputy Head (Children & Teens) | Programmes and Exhibitions, Archives and Libraries Group, National Library Board, Singapore In Singapore, the National Library Board (NLB) runs 27 public libraries, with teens making up about 10% of our patrons. When the COVID-19 pandemic came… Read More

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  • 22 May 2021

Media Literacy Pop-Up Interventions in Lithuanian Libraries – Interview

Libraries are well-positioned to deliver equitable media and information literacy learning opportunities for their communities. As part of a project curated by Tactical Tech and implemented jointly with IFLA and Save the Children Italia, three libraries in Lithuania hosted pop-up media literacy interventions – and now share their experiences. Read More

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  • 13 January 2021
  • By: anonymous

Library Return on Investment – Review of Evidence from the Last 10 Years

Over the last few decades, libraries have been exploring various ways to assess and demonstrate their value and contribution to users and societies at large. Return on Investment is a commonly used method to demonstrate value - and a new publication by IFLA offers an overview of ROI studies in varous library sectors over the last 10 years. Read More

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  • 16 July 2020
  • By: anonymous