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And the Winner is Oodi!

Oodi Helsinki Central Library was named as the 2019 IFLA/Systematic Public Library of the Year during a ceremony at the WLIC in Athens. The Award was presented by IFLA President, Glòria Pérez-Salmerón and Systematic’s Martin Bröchner-Mortensen.

4 Oktober 2019 | Public Libraries, Awards

And the nominees for the 2019 IFLA/Systematic Public Library of the Year Award are...

The jury has now agreed on the four shortlisted libraries for the 2019 IFLA/Systematic Public Library of the Year award. All four will now be considered for selection as the world’s best new public library.

27 Mai 2019 | Public Libraries, Awards

Record of a great mid-term in Tampere

Public Libraries Standing Committee and friends  in Tampere Exploring the Marrakesh Treaty and its implications for public libraries; visiting the spectacular Oodi Library in Helsinki; working on our major initiatives in snowy Tampere; and ice swimming with karaoke to follow. This is the stuff the Public Libraries Mid-Term in Finland was made of! The Minutes are now available to download.

14 Mai 2019 | Public Libraries, Meetings

Inspiration in the Eternal City!

Join us at our Satellite Meeting in Rome 21-22 August 2019 when we will explore 'The evolving concept of ‘library’ and its impact on library design!' Be inspired in this most beautiful of cities.

15 April 2019 | Public Libraries, Buildings and equipment

Will you be on the winner's dais in Athens?

Is your public library something out of the ordinary? You still have time to enter the IFLA/Systematic Public Library of the Year Award? Nominations close on 15 April 2019.

29 März 2019 | Public Libraries, Awards

Make your Vote Count!

Are you eligible to vote for the Public Libraries Standing Committee? Make an informed choice, read our candidate profiles on our blog.

22 Februar 2019 | Public Libraries

Nominations for the IFLA/Systematic Public Library of the Year Award 2019 are open!

Is your public library something out of the ordinary? Fill out our application form and submit your nomination today! Please be sure the read the assessment criteria – and don’t hesitate, nominations close on April 15th 2019.

8 Februar 2019 | Public Libraries, Awards

Help us demonstrate how the Public Library Manifesto makes a difference

IFLA/UNESCO Public Library Manifesto On 29 November 2018 we will mark 24 years since the IFLA/UNESCO Public Library Manifesto was ratified in 1994. As we move towards celebrating the 25th anniversary in 2019, public libraries and public librarians everywhere are being asked to reflect on how the Manifesto relates to their library and to share this on social media. In particular we would like to have a concentrated social media campaign on Thursday 29 November 2018 which marks the beginning of the lead up to the 25th Anniversary.

26 November 2018 | Public Libraries, Access to information

Make a coffee, sit back and read the PLS Minutes from Kuala Lumpur!

The Public Libraries Standing Committee came together for two stimulating meetings in Kuala Lumpur where we discussed our current initiatives and explored the major issues currently facing the public library sector. The Minutes of our meetings including the links to the presentations are now available.

17 September 2018 | Public Libraries, Big Data

Dutch library named the world’s best new public library in 2018

2018 IFLA/Sytematic Public Library of the Year Award Congratulations to School 7 (KopGroep Libraries) in the Dutch city of Den Helder, winner of 2018 IFLA/Sytematic Public Library of the Year Award

5 September 2018 | Public Libraries, Awards, Netherlands

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