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Engaging with local government associations: a success story from Spain

For much of the library field, the key target for advocacy efforts is local government. This is where essential decisions around funding and other resources are made. Yet we can also gain from working with local government associations. To find out about one successful example, we interviewed Francesc Xavier González Cuadra (President) and Alicia Sellés Carot (Past-President), FESABID, the Federation of Spanish Archive, Library, Documentation and Museum Associations.  Read More

  • News
  • 21 November 2022

International Publishers’ Congress

Under the theme 'Reading Matters: Embracing the Future', this edition of the biennial International Publishers' Congress will focus on a key area of common interest for publishers and libraries. IFLA President-elect Vicki McDonald will represent IFLA, underlining the importance of cooperation. Read More

  • Events
  • 07 November 2022

Libraries as Literacy Champions: an Indonesian Case Study

To mark International Literacy Day 2022, we’re taking a look at the work done by libraries in Indonesia in order to help the over 8.5 million people lacking basic literacy skills there to develop the capacities they need to participate fully in the knowledge society. Read More

  • News
  • 07 September 2022

International Literacy Day 2022: Conference

This year’s International Literacy Day (ILD) has as a theme ‘Transforming Literacy Spaces’, with the aim of promoting a more holistic way of thinking about where and how people develop literacy skills. Read More

  • Events
  • 06 September 2022

Félicitations! Strasbourg awarded title of World Book Capital 2024

From 23 April 2024, Strasbourg will hold the title of World Book Capital City, as announced today by UNESCO Director General Audrey Azoulay. IFLA congratulates all those involved in the successful bid, and looks forward to a great mandate that provides inspiration and models for cities and libraries globally.  Read More

  • News
  • 20 July 2022