From open science to sustainable development: libraries as essential infrastructures

As part of the UN Science, Technology and Innovation Forum, IFLA was proud to host a side-event focused on how libraries help make open science work in ways that maximise its contribution to development. At the heart of this is the need to apply principles of sustainable development - leaving no-one behind, taking a holistic appraoch - to open science itself.

  • News
  • 05 May 2023

Accelerating recovery and development through open science: building an agenda for a global information infrastructure

Join us for a side-event to the UN Science, Technology and Innovation Forum on 3 May at 8:30am New York time (see what time this is for you), focusing on how libraries are helping ensure that Open Science is delivering on its potential to deliver sustainable development.

  • Events
  • 20 April 2023

View Online – IFLA ENSULIB Webinar Series: Tools for Evidence-Based Storytelling

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.

  • News
  • 02 March 2023

Protecting the indispensable: Australian libraries campaign to safeguard library, archive roles in broadcasting organisation

Librarians and archivists bring a unique set of skills and values which have a major positive impact on the organisations in which they work. However, we need to mobilise to ensure that those taking decisions understand this, as has been the case recently in Australia.

  • News
  • 22 August 2022

Libraries driving lifelong learning: an interview with the Global Learning Festival team

Supporting learning is at the heart of the mission of libraries, and indeed in many cases is why they were built in the first place. However, this role isn't always as celebrated as much as it should be. However, there are great examples of our institutions taking the lead, as our interview with some of the team behind the Global Learning Festival shows. We talked to Lara Pugh, Project Leader Learning City, Wollongong City Libraries and Global Learning Festival Working Group member, and Diane Tabbagh, Coordinator Learning Community, Wyndham City Council and Global Learning Festival Working Group Chair.

  • News
  • 30 May 2022