‘Big Ideas and Challenging Questions’ Call for papers – deadline May 31, 2023
- 31 March 2023
“Making the future yourself!” was the motto of this year’s Sustainability Days, organised by “SUSTAIN IT!” – the initiative for sustainability and climate protection.
Since March 2020 librarians, along with the entire world, have been experiencing acute levels of stress and anxiety caused by the pandemic. Recently, stressors related to civil conflict have exacerbated panic levels. How can we help our exhausted library workers serving exhausted library patrons? Which resources can help library workers with burnout and anxiety? There are no magical solutions, but by working together over time we can build networks to support each other.
The United Nations 2030 Agenda is not just a document for governments, rather it sets out responsibilities for everyone, including libraries! However, it is not always easy to make the connection between high-level policy documents and day-to-day library operations. We interviewed Natalice Cardoso, to find out about her work in engaging libraries in questions around the Agenda and its Sustainable Development Goals
IFLA has issued the below statement in support of its German members, who are currently engaged in discussions around reforms which would create a guarantee that libraries can acquire and lend eBooks on reasonable terms, in the face of opposition.
IFLA President-elect Antonia Arahova will give a presentation at an international panel discussion titled “IFLA, Libraries and Cultural Institutions: A relationship with potentiality in post-COVID times”.