New IFLA ARL Blog post: "Inclusiveness through openness"30 May 2023
IFLA's Academic and Research Libraries (ARL) Section latest blog post was kindly contributed by our colleague Jim O'Donnell, who coordinates the Section's Satellite Meeting that will he hosted by Erasmus University next 18-19 August in Rotterdam, The Netherlands.
Welcome to our new IFLA ARL Committee members!30 May 2023
IFLA's Academic and Research Libraries (ARL) Section is pleased to welcome seven new colleagues coming from a variety of countries and institutions who, pursuant to the latest round of IFLA Elections, will soon join our Standing Committee.
Registration Now Open: 38th Pre-Conference of the Library and Research Services for Parliaments Section of IFLA26 May 2023
DEADLINE EXTENDED TO 5 JUNE 2023. The IFLAPARL Standing Committee is pleased to announce registration is now open for our Pre-Conference, to be held in The Hague, on 17-18 August 2023.
Webinar recap and recording: Digital Badges and Micro-credentials25 May 2023
This webinar was co-organized by IFLA Continuing Professional Development and Workforce Learning (CPDWL) Section and Information Technology (IT) Section.
Recording available: Northeast Asian libraries on the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals24 May 2023
As part of its SDG webinar series organized by the IFLA Asia-Oceania Regional Division Committee, this webinar focused on the best practices by Northeast Asian libraries and librarians to support the UN SDGs. Through this program, IFLA Regional Division Committee for Asia and Oceania aims to inspire and encourage colleagues within the region to advance their efforts to bring the UN SDGs to fruition.
Grabación disponible: Historias de voluntarios regionales de la IFLA en LAC: por qué es importante participar24 May 2023
Un grupo de los voluntarios regionales de IFLA, provenientes de diferentes países de América Latina y el Caribe, que integran las Unidades Profesionales de esta Federación, hablaron sobre su trabajo, y por qué su compromiso con IFLA y las Unidades Profesionales de IFLA es importante para la región.
Recording available: Stories from regional IFLA volunteers in LAC: why engagement matters24 May 2023
A number of IFLA’s regional volunteers on IFLA’s Professional Units who are from different countries in Latin America and the Caribbean talked about their work, and why their engagement with IFLA and IFLA’s Professional Units matters for the region.
Recording available: The strategic role of government libraries in providing evidence to support the preparation of Voluntary National Reviews in Asia-Oceania24 May 2023
IFLA's Asia-Oceania Regional Division delivered a regional webinar on “the strategic role of government libraries in providing evidence to support the preparation of Voluntary National Reviews”, as a side-event at this year’s Asia-Pacific Forum on Sustainable Development (APFSD) organised by the office on United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific – UN ESCAP in Bangkok.
IFLA joins UNESCO Greening Education Partnership, stresses role of libraries within schools and communities23 May 2023
Following the UN’s Transforming Education Summit in September 2022, the UNESCO Section for Education for Sustainable Development has launched a global, multistakeholder partnership to coordinate efforts to get every learner climate ready.
IFLA Elections 2023: Update on Sections and Professional Divisions22 May 2023
IFLA is happy to announce the results of the runoff elections among Professional Unit Sections that resulted in a tie following the April elections and the allocation of Professional Division Chairs to their Divisions for 2023-2025
Now available: IFLA ARL Newsletter issue # 619 May 2023
Registration Now Open: 38th Pre-Conference of the Library and Research Services for Parliaments Section of IFLA18 May 2023
The IFLAPARL Standing Committee is pleased to announce registration is now open for our Pre-Conference, to be held in The Hague, on 17-18 August 2023.
IFLA Newsletter, May 2023: The cultural diversity issue17 May 2023
Welcome to the May 2023 issue of the IFLA Newsletter, focused on cultural diversity. 21 May is the World Day for Cultural Diversity for Dialogue and Development, making a clear link between the richness and variety of our cultures, and the success of our societies as a whole.
Czech Libraries Assist Ukrainian Refugees17 May 2023
The Czech Republic, with its population of over 10.5 million and its more than 5,000 libraries, is often considered a country with the densest library network in the world. Not long after Russia invaded Ukraine in February 2022 the country has become a temporary home for nearly half a million refugees (mostly women, children and the elderly). Czech libraries have reacted very quickly to the influx and began providing support for incoming refugees.
IFLA Regional Offices 2024-26: Call for applications17 May 2023
IFLA is welcoming bids from institutions willing to host IFLA Regional Offices for Asia-Oceania, Latin America and the Caribbean, the Middle East and North Africa, and Sub-Saharan Africa for a 3 year term, from 1 January 2024 to 31 December 2026. Deadline for applications: 17 July 2023.
Letter from the President: Welcoming IFLA’s new Secretary General, Sharon Memis16 May 2023
As President of the International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions, I am honoured and proud to announce the IFLA Governing Board’s unanimous decision to appoint Sharon Memis as the new IFLA Secretary General.
View Online – IFLA ENSULIB Webinar Series: Șirna Public Library from Romania14 May 2023
The recording is available via YouTube and the slides/resources are available on SlideShare.
Empowering individuals to drive national, regional and global development: Libraries at the LAC SDG Forum12 May 2023
Libraries had a strong presence at the Forum of the Countries of Latin America and the Caribbean on Sustainable Development, through engagement in sessions, direct contact with delegates, and a side-event focused on how libraries empower people to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals.
IFLA ARL Section 2023 Travel Grant Winners now announced!9 May 2023
We are delighted to announce that our travel grant awarding process is now completed.