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Is your city a future World Book Capital?

UNESCO has opened the call for candidates to be World Book Capital City from 23 April 2026. IFLA warmly encourages libraries to engage with city authorities to explore submitting bids that celebrate and strengthen the contribution of books and reading to urban development. Read More

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  • 22 April 2024

Literacy and Reading: For a more inclusive society

The Literacy and Reading section has been focusing on the transformative nature of reading and literacy.  The committee has focused on sharing examples of programming that centered on promoting hope, resiliency and well-being from around the globe, including presentations focused on integrating music into reading programs, library in a box outreach services to the elderly and homebound and promoting affirmational mindfulness with passive and active programming in the library. Read More

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  • 15 March 2024

EDUCAUSE: a shared resource for information literacy

The Information Literacy Section provides an international platform for libraries and educational communities to share and improve information literacy practices, research in IFLA and with the broader library community. Working collaboratively with international and education communities, the Section organise programmes and activities that focus on various aspects of information literacy and areas for professional development, research and practice, education and training. Read More

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  • 20 September 2023

Young Children’s Journeys into Reading: Early Literacy Stories

WLIC Satellite Meeting | The Hague | 19 August In connection with the World Library and Information Congress in Rotterdam, we offer a full-day Satellite Meeting on the theme of literacy for young children. This meeting takes place at the National Library in The Hague, easily… Read More

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  • 28 April 2023