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IFLA WLIC 2022 Satellite Meeting: Ebooks – where are we heading?

Ebooks are an essential part of the collections of most public and academic libraries globally. During COVID use has increased significantly consuming an increasing amount of our budgets, management and energy. After more than a decade of mainstream library use of ebooks and less than satisfactory outcomes from negotiations with… Read More

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  • 18 June 2022

Celebrating and supporting innovation and impact: Interview on the Europe Challenge

The European Cultural Foundation has just launched an open call for the Europe Challenge 2022, after finishing the pilot edition with a small group of libraries, who went through a year-long programme and helped to co-design the scheme, along with the partners Demsoc, Public Libraries 2030 and OBA (Amsterdam Public libraries).   We interviewed the Europe Challenge team, Nicola Mullenger and Olga Alexeeva. If you're interested to know more about how you can join and be part of a Europe-wide citizen-led change, working with your communities, read on: Deadline to apply 27 May 2022. Read More

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  • 13 May 2022

Out Now: March 2022 issue of IFLA Journal

The IFLA Journal Special Issue on COVID-19 explores how the pandemic brought about innovation in libraries. Guest edited by IFLA Journal editorial board member Milena Dobreva from Sofia University, Bulgaria and Hermina Anghelescu from Wayne State University, USA, the journal includes 18 articles that range from original research to case studies and review articles. Read More

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  • 24 March 2022

Call for the IFLA/Systematic Public Library of the year 2022 is now open!

The IFLA/Systematic Public Library of the Year award celebrates new and exciting public libraries from all over the world. The award is presented to a new library anywhere in the world, that best combines open, functional architecture with creative IT solutions and considers both digital developments and local culture. Read More

  • News
  • 14 February 2022

Out Now: December 2021 issue of IFLA Journal

The December 2021 issue contains 13 articles from across the domains of library and information science. Ranging from the impacts of neoliberal policies on public libraries to the development of future-ready schools libraries through design thinking, each article provides an important perspectives on historical and contemporary trends that impact libraries, librarians, and their publics. Read More

  • News
  • 20 January 2022