Women, Information and Libraries Special Interest Group

Sponsored by: Management of Library Associations Section

Scope

Women play a crucial role in realising basic human rights for all and in achieving the Millennium Development Goals (MDG's). Meeting the information needs of women is a major contribution of the library field to global development.

The Discussion Group focuses on women as users of library and information services, as workers in the library field, and as providers of information.

The overarching strategic framework is formed by the UN treaties, programs and initiatives related to women and information to create a fruitful link between IFLA and relevant international organisations.

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Última actualización: 13 Abril 2017

Latest News

Women, Information and Libraries Special Interest Group at WLIC 2018: Collections, Ethics, Perspective, and Voice

During WLIC 2018 in August, we will explore questions of bias in library collections. Here is all the information you need to take part in that conversation.

31 Julio 2018

Call for Papers - Theme: "Collections, Ethics, Perspective, and Voice: The Importance of Context"

Call for Papers - Theme: "Collections, Ethics, Perspective, and Voice: The Importance of Context" Around the world, libraries are beginning to address the ways in which established methods of collecting, cataloguing, preserving, sharing information about and giving access to resources perpetuates cultural bias, patriarchal thinking, racism, colonialism, among other issues and structures and therefore informs the collection itself.

18 Enero 2018