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.
The Rijksmuseum Research Library and the IFLA Art Libraries Section will organize a satellite conference from 17 - 19 August at the Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam, The Netherlands around the theme Big Ideas, Challenging Questions. The goal is to discuss the future of art and visual information, and to talk about the challenges and opportunities of the art library in relation to digital scholarly and/or artistic practices.
Gaps were at the heart of the discucssion at the 2023 Asia-Pacific Forum for Sustainable Development in Bangkok, Thailand. These exist both in between the situation today and the goals the United Nations have set for 2030, but also in the data and evidence we have to support progress. IFLA's representative at the event - Fathimath Nashfa of the Maldives - was about to highlight how libraries can contribute to both.
This presentation explores how reflective practice can be used to share the impact of Library services using the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) as a framework. Emilia and Carmel share examples of the University of Southern Queensland (UniSQ) Library’s approach to reflection as a key part of evidence-based practice.
We are back with another issue of the IFLA Asia & Oceania Regional Newsletter (February 2023). Download the PDF to dive right into the articles.
Registration is now open for the upcoming webinar "Providing New Insights in the Fields of Genealogy and Local History in Asia."
As part of the IFLA Asia-Oceania Regional Division Committee's Action plan on UN Sustainable Development Goals, the Committee's South Asia Working Group organised a Webinar on the South Asian Libraries and UN Sustainable Development Goals (UN SDGs).
On the occasion of the Regional Workshop that IFLA organised in Bangkok, IFLA's Asia-Oceania Regional Division Committee had the opportunity to hold their first in person business meeting as a Committee in their own region. It was held in Bangkok, 16-17 November 2022. Read more here.
Under the theme 'Libraries united - rising to the challenge', the 18th meeting of the Conference of Southeast Asian Librarians takes place on 29-30 November. It is organised virtually by Cambodia.
In recent years, IFLA has focused strongly on how to develop library fields – the people, institutions, infrastructures and services that make it possible for communities to benefit from all that libraries can provide.