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Nicaraguan libraries + IFLA Strategy: all aboard for a national strategic plan

In this article, IFLA celebrates the work of the Nicaraguan Association of Librarians and Related Professionals, the Asociación Nicaragüense de Bibliotecarios y Profesionales Afines (ANIBIPA) and its engagement with the IFLA Strategy.

9 Avril 2021 | General IFLA news | Nicaragua, IFLA Strategy, IFLAFromHome, WeAreIFLA, Nicaragua

Libraries for Digital Inclusion: Charting the Course for 2021

Public access in libraries can be a powerful tool to bring more people online - particularly as the world is working to meet global connectivity goals and ambitions in the next few years. But how to realise its potential? You can join the discussion and help shape the agenda of the Dynamic Coalition on Public Access in Libraries for 2021!

9 Avril 2021 | Information Society | Access to information, Access to knowledge, Digital inclusion

Register Now! Virtual Event: Libraries Inspire Engagement in Cultural Heritage

Learn about how libraries are finding dynamic ways to connect their communities to cultural heritage at our upcoming virtual event: Libraries Inspire Engagement in Cultural Heritage.

9 Avril 2021 | Cultural Heritage | PAC (Preservation and Conservation), Advocacy, Archives, Conservation, Cultural heritage, Preservation

Act Now: Last Days to Nominate Candidates for IFLA Volunteer Positions

We’re into the final week of IFLA’s nominations process! You have just over six days left to complete your nomination and nominee consent forms for IFLA’s elections and appointments 2021.

7 Avril 2021 | General IFLA news | IFLA Elections 2021, IFLA Elections, Governance

Promise, progress... and persistent problems: catching up on the situation for eLending in the United States

The past year has underlined how essential it is for libraries to be able to offer access to content digitally. With major expansion in demand from users, there have been both welcome moves from publishers to facilitate access, but also increasingly clear evidence of underlying challenges in the eBook market. We interviewed Sari Feldman and Alan Inouye, ALA, to get an update.

6 Avril 2021 | CLM and Copyright Limitations and Exceptions | CLM (Committee on Copyright and other Legal Matters), Access to information, eBooks, United States of America, elending, e-Lending

IFLA's recommendations on the WIPO Good Practice Toolkit for Collective Management Organizations

IFLA responds to WIPO's call for recommendations to improve the Good Practice Toolkit for Collective Management Organizations and ensure the transparency, good governance and proper functioning of CMOs.

2 Avril 2021 | General IFLA news

Reflecting Back & Looking Forward

Join us to hear about some inspiring stories of how public libraries adapted to service delivery during COVID-19; innovative approaches to literacy and reading during this time; listen to international library leaders contemplate the future; plus meet some of the worlds amazing Children's Laureates and Ambassadors. AND we have a specially curated session in Portuguese. The Literacy and Reading + Public Libraries mid-term is the place to be!

31 Mars 2021 | Literacy and Reading and Public Libraries | Literacy and Reading, Library services, COVID 19, Public Libraries

Libraries supporting human rights: good practices and key trends from Eswatini, Greece and Ireland

IFLA has submitted contributions for the UN Human Rights Council's Universal Periodic Reviews of Eswatini, Greece and Ireland, working with local partners. These demonstrate how libraries are delivering on rights, as well as highlighting overall trends and priorities.

30 Mars 2021 | FAIFE | FAIFE (Committee on Freedom of Access to Information and Freedom of Expression), Access to information, Access to knowledge, Disadvantaged persons, Human rights, Universal Periodic Review

Raising SDG Awareness... through Competitions! An Interview with Dr Yakov L Shrayberg, Russian National Public Library for Science and Technology

Libraries can have an important role in building understanding of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). We interviewed Dr Yakov L Shrayberg, President of the Russian National Public Library for Science and Technology, to find out about their International SDGs Calendar contest and how to get involved.

30 Mars 2021 | Libraries, Development and the UN 2030 Agenda | Access to information, Advocacy, Development, Russian Federation, SDGs