Check out the new graphic "short version" of the Guidelines for Library Services to Children aged 0-18.
On 20-22 May 1947, IFLA’s first council meeting following the end of the Second World War was held in Oslo, Norway. It was here that IFLA signed an agreement to cooperate with the newly formed United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO)
We are seeking co-opted members from under-represented regions including Latin America, Africa, and Southeast Asia. In addition, we have a casual vacancy and are seeking a new member from anywhere in the world to fill that spot.
The IFLA Academic & Research Libraries Section is delighted to share the news that our grant assessment team led by Astrid Verheusen have decided to offer the WLIC Congress attendance grant generously sponsored by Sage and Ex Libris to attend WLIC Congress in Dublin in July to the following three successful applicants from three different regions.
IFLA was proud to attend WIPO SCCR/42, May 9 – 13, an eventful week that saw discussions of the impact of COVID-19 on libraries and a commitment to further study cross-border challenges and develop toolkits on copyright limitations and exceptions before SCCR/43 in 2023.
Stockholm+50 is a key international environmental meeting coming up on 2-3 June with the theme: “Stockholm+50: a healthy planet for the prosperity of all – our responsibility, our opportunity”.
The European Cultural Foundation has just launched an open call for the Europe Challenge 2022, after finishing the pilot edition with a small group of libraries, who went through a year-long programme and helped to co-design the scheme, along with the partners Demsoc, Public Libraries 2030 and OBA (Amsterdam Public libraries). We interviewed the Europe Challenge team, Nicola Mullenger and Olga Alexeeva. If you're interested to know more about how you can join and be part of a Europe-wide citizen-led change, working with your communities, read on: Deadline to apply 27 May 2022.
WLIC ACD Open Programme: Integrating Open Access Content into the Collection: Challenges and Opportunities13 May 2022
The IFLA Acquisition and Collection Development (ACD) Section invites colleagues to attend an hour-long open session at the IFLA World Library and Information Congress (WLIC), Dublin, Ireland.
Please mark your calendar for the IFLA Reference and Information Services Section (RISS) Programme at IFLA WLIC 2022.
IFLA Information Technology Section + IFLA Strategy: cybersecurity, artificial intelligence, future?11 May 2022
With an eye to disseminating information technology programmes and initiatives in a useful and practical way, IFLA’s Information Technology Section is actively engaging with relevant topics to support the sharing of best practices across IFLA’s membership and the global library field. These initiatives are closely aligned to the IFLA Key Initiative 2.3 “Develop standards, guidelines, and other materials that foster best professional practice”.
As we increasingly move to a more open access research environment, there are considerations to tackle as we share research instrumentation, data, and published output. Join us as we consider these issues with librarians who have already been involved in adapting practices to a new open access environment.
Innovation in library digital inclusion initiatives: insights from the 2022 World Summit on the Information Society Forum10 May 2022
On 28 April, IFLA led a virtual session at the 2022 WSIS Forum, exploring innovative approaches to shared and public access for digital inclusion. Drawing on the experiences of public and community libraries, the workshop highlighted good practices and ways to maximise the impacts and reach of these services.
In its role as a member of the World Book Capital (WBC) Advisory Committee, IFLA was invited to participate in a meeting of the WBC Network, held in Tbilisi, Georgia. The meeting provided an opportunity to shape core documentation, and highlight the need for future activities to include libraries and library goals, as well as to meet with IFLA Members locally.
Boletín de la Sección de Bibliotecas y Servicios de Investigación Parlamentarios de la IFLA, marzo 2022. Versión en español.4 May 2022
In advance of WIPO SCCR/42, IFLA is proud to release its research report “How well did copyright laws serve libraries during COVID-19?”
In times of hardship, individuals turn to one another to overcome, to recover, and to rebuild. The places where communities meet, where they can access services, and come together to support one another are therefore important for building community resilience.
The Governing Board has set the date for the IFLA General Assembly 2022: It will take place on 25 August and will be organised in a hybrid format so that as many Members as possible can attend. The time of day has yet to be determined.
The IFLA Cataloguing section is seeking proposals for papers to be discussed at its Open Session at the IFLA World Library and Information Congress 2022 in Dublin, Ireland.
In the week of World Intellectual Property Day 2022, IFLA has released the Executive Summary of its research report "How well did copyright laws serve libraries during COVID-19?".