IFLA as a Federation is all about providing a space for library and information workers from around the world to meet, share and learn. But looking outside of our own sector, what role do libraries have in relations between states and peoples, as well as in contributing to success in international agendas?  And what implications does getting involved in international relations have on libraries?

Part of the Libraries in Response series run by the Gigabit Libraries Network with IFLA support, this webinar catches up with Randolf Mariano, who already spoke in a previous session about his work on the concept of library diplomacy. Randolf’s research focuses on  international librarianship, global perspectives, and the evolving concepts within library and information science (LIS).

Randolf will be joined by Emilia Bell, who is undertaking a PhD on open knowledge diplomacy. Their work explores opportunities for Australian university libraries to strengthen collaborative open scholarship and knowledge translation on climate change and contributes to developing the concept of ‘library diplomacy’.

Join this webinar to hear about their insights and ideas! 8-9am UTC (see what time this is for you), on 14 March 2024.