Library Development Programme (LDP)

The IFLA Library Development Programme (IFLA LDP) works in collaboration with libraries, library associations, partner organisations and library professionals worldwide.  Our work helps all countries deliver relevant, sustainable activities for equitable access to information and stronger library communities.

IFLA LDP delivers community-led change through its training programmes, online learning activities and other opportunities such as access to IFLA’s international network. IFLA LDP is based on a platform of policies and standards, developed and endorsed by IFLA at the international level and local priorities at the grassroots level.

IFLA LDP works at four levels to provide:

  • Opportunity: to participate in the broader sector, to be represented
  • Empowerment: through capacity building for the development and sustainability of library communities, including associations, institutions and individuals
  • Expertise: through IFLA’s professional programme (guidelines, standards), networking, events, advocacy for libraries in society and the knowledge society
  • Advocacy:by engaging with all relevant stakeholders LDP aims to strengthen the ability of the library and information sector to advocate for equitable access to information and resilient, sustainable library communities.

LDP aims to strengthen the ability of the library and information sector to advocate for equitable access to information and resilient, sustainable library communities. We will achieve this through the following strands:

Support and build the capacity of national and regional library associations.

Advocacy for the role of access to information and libraries in the UN Agenda 2030 and the Sustainable Development Goals.

Developing leaders who can effectively represent the wider library sector in the international arena.

  • Collecting and sharing of Training materials

The different strands in Library Development Programme deliver training materials that are free to be used by the wider library sector.

LDP (Library Development Programme), Strategic Programmes, Development

Last update: 25 September 2017

Latest News

International Advocacy Programme (IAP): 14 projects selected

In August 2017, IFLA launched a worldwide second call for proposals to request funding for the implementation of regional or national awareness-raising and capacity building activities for 2017-2018, as part of the International Advocacy Programme (IAP). IFLA is pleased to announce the 14 selected projects.

16 November 2017

IAP project proposals now under review

As part of the IAP, IFLA launched a second call for proposals to request funding to implement regional or national awareness-raising and capacity building activities in 2017 and 2018.

31 October 2017

Making it Happen, Making it Count: Celebrating Libraries’ Contribution to Media and Information Literacy

As a key partner of the UNESCO Global Alliance of Partnerships for Media and Information Literacy, IFLA President Glòria Pérez-Salmeròn and Secretary-General Gerald Leitner will attend the 6th Global Media and Information Literacy Week held in Kingston, Jamaica from the 25th of October to the 1st of November 2017. UNESCO launched this global partnership in 2013 with the goal to highlight critical thinking and global media awareness.

25 October 2017