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In Conversation With Te Paea Paringatai and Nthabiseng Kotsokoane

15 December 2022

    In less than a month, the call for nominations for volunteer roles across IFLA's will open! We will be relying on passionate individuals with something to contribute to come forwards, and on our Members and Affiliates to nominate them. To get you thinking about what it means to be an IFLA volunteer, including the benefits it brings, we asked two of our Governing Board members, each overseeing structures of volunteer groups, to share their insights - Te Paea Paringatai (Chair, Professional Council) and Nthabiseng Kotsokoane (Chair, Regional Council).

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    Role of libraries in advancing effective, inclusive early years education recognised

    13 December 2022

      IFLA was present at the World Conference on Early Childhood Care and Education, held on 14-16 November 2022 in Tashkent, Uzbekistan. With around 1500 delegates, it provided an opportunity for ministers, officials and experts to share updates and ideas. Thanks to engagement by IFLA's representative, Marianne Martens, Chair of the Section on Library Services to Children and Young Adults, libraries were recognised in the resulting Tashkent Declaration for their role in supporting early years care. 

      IFLA MLAS Launches webinar series on SDGs and Library Associations

      12 December 2022

        The webinar series "Sustainable Development Goals and Library Associations" follows the IFLA Strategic Direction 1.1 Show the power of libraries in achieving the Sustainable Development Goals. A working group from MLAS in collaboration with IFLA New Professionals SIG and IFLA Regional Divisions will coordinate webinars about various top topics resulting from a survey MLAS carried out during 2020-2021.  The webinar format includes interactive opportunities to engage attendees in conversations in languages spoken in the regions. Stay tuned for more information,

        Call for bids to host the 18th IFLA Interlending and Document Supply Conference (ILDS) 2024

        12 December 2022

          IFLA, the International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions, invites bids from IFLA Members to host the 18th IFLA Interlending and Document Supply (ILDS) Conference to be held in September or October 2024. This conference typically runs 2 to 4 days in length, attracts between 150 and 200 delegates, and operates with a budget of approximately EUR 50,000.

          Delivering the right of access to information for persons with disabilities: towards the 2023 edition of the IFLA Marrakesh Monitoring Report

          5 December 2022

            At the weekend, the world marked the International Day of Persons with Disabilities - the 30th anniversary of the celebration. With a future-orientated theme - the role of innovation - it is nonetheless also an opportunity to remember the need to get the basics right, not least the right of access to information. IFLA encouraged those working with providing this access to help us update our Marrakesh Monitoring Report.