The first issue of 2024 of the IFLA Asia and Oceania Regional Division Newsletter includes editorials from the Chair of the Asia-Oceania Regional Division Committee, the Manager of the Regional Office for Asia and Oceania, and news both from IFLA and the region and beyond.
The IFLA New Professionals Special Interest Group invites us all to the first multicultural café in 2024!29 February 2024
In the heart of Alor Setar, Albukhary International University (AIU) stands as a testament to architectural brilliance, resonating with the inspired historical design reflecting the grandeur of classical Islamic architecture from the golden age of knowledge. Beyond its physical beauty, AIU is distinguished by the diversity of its multicultural students, representing over 60 nationalities. As a private nonprofit education institution, AIU was founded with the aim to provide an opportunity for talented, driven, yet underprivileged individuals to pursue higher education, transforming them into holistic, adaptable, balanced, well-rounded, and life-ready graduates poised to be agents of change in societies. Read more
Welcome to the February 2024 edition of the IFLA Newsletter, this month focused on culture and education.
IFLA addressed mayors and other local leaders at the United Cities and Local Government retreat, highlighting in particular the power of culture to deliver development, and the need to mobilise recognition of this at the global level.
We would like to invite everyone to share their stories/articles/announcements with the IFLA Environment, Sustainability and Libraries Section (ENSULIB) for publication in our forthcoming newsletter.
Ready to look into the future of information, and how we can ensure it is shaped by our field and our values?
A key goal of IFLA's engagement with international organisations, not least the United Nations, is to create opportnities for our members to form partnerships that bring benefits to them and their communities. We're therefore happy to share this interview with Raymond Chepkwony of the Kenya National Library Service, who tells as about his experience of working with the UN country team in Kenya.
We are happy to presents a summary of the results of our survey into the proposed changed pathways for the development of our next Strategy (2024-2029). This offers useful pointers on where we should focus most of our efforts, as well as lots of rich material for subsequent planning of actions. Crucially, it also gives us a benchmark that we can use when trying to evaluate whether future drafts of the Strategy are doing what the field wants and needs.
The IFLA Indigenous Matters Section, together with the FAIFE and CLM Advisory Committees, seeks abstracts for a hybrid symposium on theme of “Stewarding Indigenous Knowledge through Ethics, Law, and the Archive”.
Advocating for school libraries not for the school library itself, but for quality education, is important both in countries where the school library does not have a legal framework and status, and in countries where the school library exists, but staff and funding are cut to “save money”. A very important and impactful advocacy tool could be the IFLA School Library Manifesto, released by IFLA and IASL in September 2021.
Call for presentations: International Symposium on Libraries and Censorship
Webinar Registration Open: Gravestone Project in South Africa Over 25 Years: From Only a Name on a Stone to Finding Your Roots20 February 2024
Provide your comments via the open working document before April 3, join an online consultation session or sign up to conduct a thematic workshop!