On the occasion of the Regional Workshop that IFLA organised in Bangkok, IFLA's Asia-Oceania Regional Division Committee had the opportunity to hold their first in person business meeting as a Committee in their own region. It was held in Bangkok, 16-17 November 2022. Read more here.
Delivering the right of access to information for persons with disabilities: towards the 2023 edition of the IFLA Marrakesh Monitoring Report5 December 2022
At the weekend, the world marked the International Day of Persons with Disabilities - the 30th anniversary of the celebration. With a future-orientated theme - the role of innovation - it is nonetheless also an opportunity to remember the need to get the basics right, not least the right of access to information. IFLA encouraged those working with providing this access to help us update our Marrakesh Monitoring Report.
We are pleased to announce the result of the IFLA Extraordinary Election for the key post of Chair of the Professional Council.
The below contribution comes from IFLA Regional Division Committee for Asia-Oceania member Togi Tunupopo (National University of Samoa and Library Association of Samoa, Apia).
As we move towards the end of the year, we’ve not been slowing down at all. This edition, with its special focus on Documentary Heritage, provides just a glimpse of all the great work going on in our Federation to support the future of our field.
IFLA Professional Division F Webinar Series: High-performing Schools with Effective School Libraries, Part I-VI26 November 2022
The webinar series from IFLA Professional Division F is for those with an interest in programs, services, collection development, and management at school libraries for building high-performing schools.
In recent years, IFLA has focused strongly on how to develop library fields – the people, institutions, infrastructures and services that make it possible for communities to benefit from all that libraries can provide.
1st Regional Meeting of the Ibero-American System of National Public and School Library Networks, Lima, Peru23 November 2022
IFLA representatives played a central role in the first meeting of a new network focused on strengthening and realising the potential of public and school libraries in Latin America and the Caribbean.
Coming after Media and Information Literacy week in late October and the Memory of the World celebration in early November, we highlight the News Media Section as part of this month’s Units + Strategy coverage. News Media has a lot on offer for 2022-2023, so read on to find out more about what this IFLA Professional Section has planned.
Access to information is often taken for granted, but represents a key condition for achieving innovation and positive change. At a seminar at the UN Economic and Social Commission for Asia-Pacific in Bangkok, around 50 libraries explored opportunities for stronger engagement in development initiatives.
IFLA's News Media Section raises the issue of "born digital" content preservation and its projects toward capture of, access to, and preservation of news media in this form.
The December 2022 issue contains 18 articles that represent perspectives from across the LIS field.
Cherie Bush, Chair of the IFLA Local History and Genealogy Section shares how the Section’s work contributes to documenting the heritage of the world through sharing collections, best practices, and stories.
Anna Bohn, Gregory Lukow, and Chair, Monique Threatt, of IFLA’s Audiovisual and Multimedia Section discuss the importance of restoration, digitisation and long-term preservation of audiovisual heritage in celebration of World Day for Audiovisual Heritage.
Art libraries and art librarians have long endeavored to preserve, protect, and make accessible the treasures and expressions of humanity that have been collected in our respective institutions. The IFLA Art Libraries Section recognize and value the history and future of mankind which finds a voice through creative expression. It is an honor to foster connection between heritage objects and the people that we serve.
IFLA Environment, Sustainability and Libraries (ENSULIB) Standing Committee Member and Librarian at the Parliament of Ghana, Amanda Delali Fie, discusses the role of preservation in information transmission in Parliamentary Libraries.