Events Calendar

Discover opportunities to engage and connect with the global library field!

October 2021
04 October

PAC Qatar Presents: a Talk on Orientalist Photography

Location: Virtual

Join Qatar National Library for a virtual event celebrating the opening of the "Between Science and Art: Early Photography in the Middle East" exhibition.

From: Preservation and Conservation (PAC) Centres
05 October
06 October
08 October
07 October

IFLA, A dynamic organisation open to all: My vision for the present and the future

Location: Budapest, Hungary

President-elect Antonia Arahova will give a presentation titled "IFLA, A dynamic organization open to all: My vision for the present and the future” 

From: Governing Board

Official re-opening of V.V. Mayakovsky Library

Location: St. Petersburg, Russian Federation

IFLA President Barbara Lison will provide words of congratulation at the official re-opening Mayakovsky Library St. Petersburg, Russian Federation.

From: Governing Board
11 October
13 October

Discussions on critical issues for science and society

Location: online

The second ISC General Assembly of the International Science Council (ISC) is taking place virtually over five days, 11 – 15 October 2021.

From: Social Science Libraries Section

Webinar: Curious, confident and committed: transforming libraries into learning organisations

Location: Virtual

The presentation will discuss ways leaders and managers can use to foster a culture of learning in their library. Using examples from university libraries in Australia, Clare Thorpe will present strategies that encourage staff and teams to engage in learning as part of their everyday work.

From: Continuing Professional Development and Workplace Learning Section
19 October
20 October
19 October
21 October
20 October

2021 Frankfurt Book Fair Studio Event: Books, Libraries and Cultural Institutions: A relationship with potentiality in post-COVID times

Location: Frankfurt, Germany and online

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”.

From: Governing Board
22 October

International Engagement and Collaboration – Getting Started: A Webinar Series for LIS Students, part 1

Location: Zoom

IFLA Division C is going to host a Webinar Series for LIS students that was initiated by the IFLA Division IV – Support of the Profession in spring 2021. These webinars aim to create a place for students to share their projects, research, and ideas about different topics related to libraries. October’s theme is “International Engagement and Collaboration – Getting Started”.

From: Education and Training Section

“Library in the City” Round Table

Location: St. Petersburg, Russian Federation

IFLA President Barbara Lison will participate in the “Library in the City" Round Table to be held in St. Petersburg, Russian Federation.

From: Governing Board
25 October

NordILL 2021

Location: Online

IFLA President Barbara Lison will deliver a keynote speech on Future trends on European libraries and IFLA activities at the 14th Nordic Resource Sharing, Reference and Collection Management Conference (NordILL 2021).

From: Governing Board
25 October
28 October
27 October
28 October

Seoul Copyright Forum 2021

Location: Online

From: Copyright and Access to Knowledge

Educators’ Education and Training on Information Literacy

Location: Virtual

This webinar from the IFLA School Libraries and Information Literacy Sections aims at sharing methods and practices of education and training in the field of media and information literacy education for (future) educators.

From: Information Literacy Section

Managing and Marketing Inclusion in Libraries

Location: Virtual

IFLA sections on Management & Marketing and Library Services for People with Special Needs are hosting an exciting and inspiring joint virtual conference with a specific focus on managing and marketing for library users with special needs.

From: Management and Marketing Section

Swiss Libraries Congress 2021

Location: Bern, Switzerland

IFLA President Barbara Lison will deliver a presentation at the Swiss Libraries Congress 2021 (Schweizer Bibliothekskongress 2021) in Bern, Switzerland. 

From: Governing Board
29 October