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New SET Bulletin Jan. 2020

All New! SET Bulletin Jan. 2020 covers all the Athens SET activities from Aug. 2019

28 Mars 2020 | SET | Education and Training, Conferences, bulletin

Update on IFLA's Work on Sustainable Development - March 2020

IFLA is continuing in its work around the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). This update, distributed to participants in IFLA's International Advocacy Programme, provides an overview of activities and resources in the past weeks.

27 Mars 2020 | Libraries, Development and the UN 2030 Agenda | Access to information, Development, sustainable development goals

COVID-19 - Translated language resources available for libraries to communicate with communities

The IFLA Library Services to Multicultural Populations Section is working with the Australian Library and Information Association to create translated signage and text for libraries to communicate with their communities about library closures and changes to programs.

24 Mars 2020 | MCULTP | Library Services to Multicultural Populations, COVID-19, Coronavirus

Le COVID-19 et les bibliothèques dans le monde : Déclaration de la Présidente et du Secrétaire général de l’IFLA

Dans un nombre croissant de pays, les personnels des bibliothèques doivent déjà s'adapter aux principales restrictions à leurs déplacements et à leurs autres activités, tout comme les citoyens qu'ils desservent. Au nom de l'IFLA, nous adressons nos meilleurs vœux à ceux qui font face à des dérangements et des difficultés dans leur vie.

23 Mars 2020 | General IFLA news | COVID-19, Coronavirus

Share Your Thoughts and Ideas on the IFLA/UNESCO/ Public Library Manifesto

The IFLA/ UNESCO Public Library Manifesto has been an important achievement since it was first ratified in 1994. Share your input, feedback and ideas as we review the Manifesto to ensure it remains a relevant tool that reflects the missions of public libraries today.

23 Mars 2020 | PAC | Public Libraries, Access to information, Access to knowledge, Advocacy, Best practices, Cooperation, Democracy, Development, Freedom of expression, Freedom of information, Freedom to read, Information society, Knowledge management, Libraries for development, Library and information profession, Library and information science education, Library as place, Library collections, Library outreach, Library services, Members, Policy, Social inclusion, Society

COVID-19 and the Global Library Field: Statement by the IFLA President and Secretary General

In a growing number of countries, library workers are already having to adapt to major restrictions on their movement and other activities, along with the citizens they serve. On behalf of IFLA, we wish all the best to those coping with disruption and difficulty in their lives.

23 Mars 2020 | General IFLA news | COVID-19, Coronavirus

¿Cómo las bibliotecas pueden extender sus servicios durante las cuarentenas?

Hemos unido esfuerzos con nuestros amigos de @Infotecarios junto @ASCOLBI y otros actores claves para organizar el Foro Virtual #BibliotecasEnCasa. Descubriremos cómo enfrentan esta coyuntura los bibliotecarios en las instituciones, hasta cómo están utilizando activamente las #bibliotecas, SMS, correo, telefonía, redes sociales y grupos de voluntarios para llevar nuevos y/o tradicionales servicios al hogar del ciudadano frente a la era de la conectividad.

20 Mars 2020 | LAC

Assess Your Progress on Preservation and Access to Documentary Heritage

IFLA has created this checklist to help with the challenges of implementing the 2015 UNESCO Recommendation. This Checklist will help you self-assess the different policies and practices of national governments and institutions and identify where more support is needed.

19 Mars 2020 | PAC and Cultural Heritage | PAC (Preservation and Conservation), Advocacy, Best practices, Conservation, Cultural heritage, Digitisation, Policy, Preservation

IFLA Green Library Award 2020 Winners Announced

IFLA’s Environmental Sustainability and Libraries Special Interest Group (ENSULIB) is pleased to announce the winner of the IFLA Green Library Award 2020.

19 Mars 2020 | Environment, Sustainability and Libraries | Environment, Sustainability and Libraries, Awards

IFLA "Reading Journeys" Satellite Meeting CANCELLED

On behalf of the IFLA’s Literacy and Reading, Public Libraries, Metropolitan Libraries and Libraries for Children’s and Young Adults Professional Units, it is with disappointed hearts (and logical heads) that we announce the IFLA Reading Journeys event in Oxford, UK in August 2020 will not proceed.

16 Mars 2020 | Public Libraries | Public Libraries, IFLA WLIC 2020