This year’s Global Media and Information Literacy Week will focus on the topic of Media and Information Literacy for the public good. 

Held just for the second time as an official United Nations observance, it is an opportunity to highlight the vital role of information skills in supporting individual and community development.

IFLA has updated its guide to the week, setting out the opportunities open and how to get involved.

In particular, take a look at the programme for the feature conference, which includes interventions from:

  • IFLA President Barbara Lison, speaking in the plenary session ‘Dialogue on an international multi-stakeholder framework for private/digital platforms to promote media and information literacy (policies and programmes)’ on Wednesday 27 October
  • IFLA Governing Board Member Jonathan Hernandez-Perez, speaking in the plenary session ‘A festival of media and information literacy teaching ideas: Communities of practice’ on Friday 29 October
  • IFLA Policy and Research Officer Claire McGuire, who will speak during the session presenting the Global Media and Information Literacy Youth Hackathon winners and outcomes on Wednesday 27 October

Find out more on the conference website, including how to join, and of course don’t forget to include your own events and activities on the Global MIL Week site.