Events Calendar

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

02 May

May 2024 Professional Council Meeting

Location: Virtual

IFLA’s Professional Council (PC) is responsible for the guidance of the Professional Structure, as set out in IFLA’s Statutes. The Council supports the work of the IFLA Professional Units and their Officers, including publications and guidelines, and the development of toolkits, policy and initiatives. The PC liaises with the Regional Council in areas of mutual interest and identifies opportunities for collaboration. The Council also establishes procedures for organising the professional content of IFLA’s Congress programme (WLIC), including satellite conferences.

From: Professional Council
06 May
12 June
07 May

May Europe Regional Division Committee Meeting

Location: Virtual

Europe Regional Division Committee focuses strongly on advocacy, identifying priorities for the region, and defining and delivering on action plans that respond to these. This includes work to build capacity, communicate about IFLA’s work and offer, extend IFLA’s membership and reach, and strengthen the voice of libraries.

From: Europe Regional Division
08 May
09 May
10 May

UN Civil Society Conference 2024

Location: Nairobi, Kenya

Ahead of the United Nations Summit of the Future, due to be held in September in New York, the UN Civil Society Conference takes place on 9 and 10 May 2024 in Nairobi, Kenya. This will focus specifically on gathering contributions for the Summit, but also on strengthening connections between the UN and civil society in general.

From: Powering Sustainable Development
14 May
17 May

Libraries and the Digital Preservation of Cultural Heritage: 6th Conference of the Lebanese Library Association

Location: UN-ESCWA, Beirut, Lebanon

IFLA's Management of Library Associations (MLAS) Section is pleased to collaborate with the Lebanese Library Association (LLA), the IFLA Middle East and North Africa (MENA) Regional Division, and the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Western Asia (UN ESCWA) to present Libraries and the Digital Preservation of Cultural Heritage, the 6th Conference of the Lebanese Library Association, taking place from 14-17 May 2024 in Beirut, Lebanon

From: Management of Library Associations Section
15 May

Can Artificial Intelligence lead us to a smarter ILL future or other library services?

Location: Virtual (Zoom)

Recent technological developments have revolutionized the field of librarianship, as in every other field. Studies show that artificial intelligence can improve many library services such as reference services, document distribution and resource sharing, bookshelves and shelf reading, cataloging, and metadata creation. In this webinar will also discuss personalized recommendations for library users based on their research habits and interests and all applications of AI in library complex service areas.

From: Document Delivery and Resource Sharing Section
15 May
15 July

ISBDM World-wide Review

Location:

The ISBD for Manifestation Task Force 2019 has finished the alignment of the ISBD Consolidated edition with the Manifestation entity of the IFLA LRM bibliographic conceptual model. A draft of the ISBD for Manifestation (ISBDM) is now available in the form of an online tool, and feedback can now be submitted via the World-wide review. World-wide review logistics: Please send your feedback in an attached PDF or Word document via email to: mikael.wetterstrom@issn.org Copy to isbdm-wwr@gordondunsire.com Please put "ISBDM World-wide Review” in email subject line, and name and affiliation in your response. Review start: 15 May 2024 Feedback deadline: 15 July 2024 More information here: https://www.iflastandards.info/ISBDM/wwr.html The draft ISBDM can be found here: https://www.iflastandards.info/ISBDM/

From: International Standard Bibliographic Description (ISBD) Review Group
20 May

The Role of Networks in Cultural Heritage Preservation: the Case of Modern Heritage Observatory [Webinar]

Location: Online

The IFLA Library Services to Multicultural Populations Section, Middle East and North Africa Regional Division, and Local History and Genealogy Section cordially invite you to a webinar on 20 May 2024, 8:00 a.m. EST (14:00 CEST) about The Role of Networks in Cultural Heritage Preservation: the Case of Modern Heritage Observatory.

From: Library Services to Multicultural Populations Section

The Role of Networks in Cultural Heritage Preservation – The Case of MoHO [Webinar]

Location: Online

The IFLA Library Services to Multicultural Populations Section, Middle East and North Regional Division, and Local History and Genealogy Section cordially invite you to a webinar on 20 May 2024, 8:00 a.m. EST about the Modern Heritage Observatory (MoHO) and how the partnerships work within the changing political and socio-economic conditions in Lebanon.

From: Local History and Genealogy Section
21 May

UNIDROIT’s Contribution to the Fight against Illicit Trafficking in Cultural Objects – the 1995 Convention

Location: Online via Zoom

Within the framework of the Himaya Project to fight the illicit trafficking of cultural property, the IFLA PAC Regional Center at Qatar National Library invites you to this webinar, which will address UNIDROIT’s contribution to the fight against illicit trafficking in cultural objects and in particular how to facilitate the restitution of stolen cultural objects and the return of illegally exported cultural objects.

From: Preservation and Conservation (PAC) Centres
27 May
30 May

4th UN Conference on Small Island Developing States

Location: Osbourn, Antigua and Barbuda

Small Island Developing States (SIDS) face particular development challenges linked to their geography and vulnerability to shocks. As such, the UN has sought for many years to establish targeted programming for them, with framework documents established periodically. The 4th SIDS conference will set the scene for this work in the coming years.

From: Powering Sustainable Development
29 May
29 May
31 May

2024 IFLA International News Media Conference

Location: Royal Danish Library, Aarhus, Denmark

This is offered as a hybrid conference. Presentations will be in-person and virtual. Attendance is also offered in a hybrid fashion. Registration is required for both in-person and virtual.

From: News Media Section

IFLA MLAS conference in collaboration with the Nazarbayev University Library and the Association of University Libraries in the Republic of Kazakhstan ion May 29-31, 2024!

Location: Nazarvayev University, Astana, Kazakhstan

IFLA's Management of Library Associations Section is delighted to collaborate with the Nazarbayev University Library and the Association of University Libraries in the Republic of Kazakhstan to present a joint conference. The goal is to bring information, experiences and recommendations to contribute to strengthen library associations worldwide.

From: Management of Library Associations Section