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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 Avril 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 Mars 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 Février 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 Février 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 Novembre 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 Septembre 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 Septembre 2018 | Public Libraries, Awards, Netherlands

Public Library Agenda for Kuala Lumpur is now Available

Are you attending one of the Public Libraries Standing Committee meetings in Kuala Lumpur? Download the agenda so that you can be fully engaged.

13 Août 2018 | Public Libraries, bibliotherapy, Malaysia

Finalists in 2018 IFLA/Systematic Public Library of the Year Announced

And the nominees for the 2018 Public Library of the Year are... The jury has now agreed on the five nominees for the 2018 Public Library of the Year award. All five will now proceed for selection as the the world’s best new public library.world’s best new public library.

28 Juin 2018 | Public Libraries, Awards

Minutes from mid-term meeting in Den Haag now available

The Public Libraries Standing Committee held a highly successful two day mid-term meeting in Den Haag during March. There was a focus on future projects and plans including the schedule for the WLIC in Kuala Lumpur.

17 Avril 2018 | Public Libraries, Meetings, Netherlands

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