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IFLA BSLISE (Building Strong Library and Information Science Education) International Internship Opportunity4 September 2021
The IFLA BSLISE Working Group is seeking up to three library science and information science (LIS) students to work as interns with BSLISE communication activities, including maintaining its website and social media accounts.
Digital rights and inclusion, media literacy, the ethics of algorithms, and many other pressing goals and questions continue to be at the heart of internet governance dialogues.
The session was organised by RELINDIAL - Religions: Libraries and Dialogue Special Interest Group.
The National Bibliographic Register provides profiles describing 48 national bibliographies.
IFLA's new website is now live! Reflecting our new structures, and with strong attention both to ease of navigation and accessibility, it provides a new key reference point for the global library field.
IFLA’s PAC Centre at CERDOTOLA, Cameroon, Hosts International Conference on Documentary Heritage Safeguarding for Peacebuilding26 August 2021
The goals of this 2-day Conference were to bring library and documentary heritage professionals from across Cameroon and other Francophone Central African countries together to learn more about documentary heritage conservation and preservation, specifically in conflict and post-conflict zones.
Mark your calendars! UNESCO will celebrate Global Media and Information Literacy (MIL) Week 2021 from 24 to 31 October, hosted by South Africa, and the global library field is invited to take part!
IFLA’s General Assembly took place on 25 August 2021, providing an opportunity to thank our outgoing President Christine Mackenzie and Governing Board, for IFLA Secretary General Gerald Leitner to present the successes of the past year, and for IFLA to welcome new President Barbara Lison.
The following statement was issued by Secretary General Gerald Leitner, on behalf of IFLA on 25 August 2021.
After three intensive days of sharing and learning, our 86th World Library and Information Congress – and first ever virtual one – came to an end, with the last of over 160 sessions packed with knowledge, insights and exchange.
Dear Friends, We are pleased to share with you the August 2021 issue of the IFLA Asia Oceania Regional Newsletter. On behalf of my team, I would like to express our deepest appreciation to all our article contributors and supporters.
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Skills Online Sri Lanka (SOSL) – employed for the unemployed in partnership with commonwealth of learning and Coursera workforce recovery initiative20 August 2021
The economic impact of COVID-19 pandemic has led to a sharp decrease in jobs worldwide – Sri Lanka is no exception. A Collaborative Effort In mid-2020, the National Library of Sri Lanka (NLSL) formed a partnership with Commonwealth of Learning (COL) - Coursera Workforce Recovery Initiative with the aim of helping job-seekers in Sri Lanka to upskill and reskill to enter the job market as well as reinforce job-related skills to regain employment. COL-Coursera Workforce Recovery Initiative offered learners unlimited and free access to 5,000 courses designed to skill and reskill them. In June 2020, the NLSL implemented the programme under the topical theme ‘Skills Online Sri Lanka – Employed for the Unemployed’.
Climate change is one of the biggest challenges we face this century. As stewards of knowledge, libraries play a part in educating and demonstrating the importance of environmental sustainability. According to the American Library Association, “Libraries by their very nature are ‘green’ in that their resources are shared by the larger community.” Yet, there’s still a lot more we can do.
The Maldives is a small island developing state in the Indian Ocean that has a strong Information Communication Technology (ICT) infrastructure comparative to many other countries in the South East Asia region. Being a popular tourist destination, and irrespective of the lack of natural resources other than white sandy beaches and ample fishing, the economy of the country is on a strong footing. At the same time, it is vulnerable to external shocks that disrupts the world economy or tourism sector inclusive of negative climate impact.
The National Library of Australia’s digitisation programme has been running for more than 20 years, with more than 41 million pages now digitised and available online via Trove [LINK: https://trove.nla.gov.au/]. The Library is now accelerating these efforts, recognising how dispersed the Australian population is and the impact of the Covid epidemic on travel and access.
Community outreach for cultural inclusiveness: going beyond the physical walls of Abdul Hameed Shoman Foundation’s Public Library20 August 2021
Emanating from the belief that culture is a necessity rather than a luxury, the Abdul Hameed Shoman Foundation was established by Arab Bank in 1978 as a pioneering non-profit initiative to support cultural and social responsibility initiatives in the Arab World. The Foundation aims to serve as a beacon of light in Jordan and the Arab World by laying the groundwork for a society that nurtures reading, caters to scientific research and innovation, and promotes cultural enlightenment.
We are delighted to announce that the IFLA Academic and Research Libraries Section has won the IFLA Dynamic Unit and Impact Award for 2021.
ENSULIB announces 6th IFLA Green Library Award 2021 Results.