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Better Laws Need Better Information: Parliamentary Libraries in Latin America to Intensify Cooperation

Parliamentary libraries play an essential role in ensuring that law-makers are best equipped to take the right decisions. The creation of the Network of Parliamentary Libraries for Latin America and the Caribbean will, through exchange of experience and cooperation, provide new tools for this work, further supporting progress towards achieving the Sustainable Development Goals.

23 March 2017 | Access to information, Latin America and the Caribbean, Parliamentary Libraries

2017 Call for BSLA project proposals

IFLA invites library associations to submit a proposal for Building Strong Library Associations (BSLA) projects commencing in 2017.

20 February 2017 | ALP (Action for Development through Libraries Programme), Advocacy, Development, Management, Networking, Sustainability, Building Strong Library Associations, BSLA

Congo Creates Library Association Following BSLA Workshop in French-Speaking Africa

Our latest BSLA workshop brought together library leaders from French-speaking Africa, teaching them innovative skills and practices, and enabling them to take an active part in advocacy for the development of libraries in their country. The workshop outcomes were stronger library associations across the French-speaking countries of Africa, as well as a new national library association in Congo.

9 August 2016 | ALP (Action for Development through Libraries Programme), Advocacy, Development, Management, Networking, Sustainability, Congo, BSLA, Frenchspeaking Africa, Library Association

IFLA President’s Session in Columbus

The IFLA President’s Session will focus on how libraries have been responding to the continual changes in the information environment. Four high-level speakers will present keynote thoughts on how emerging trends since the launch of the IFLA Trend Report in 2013 have continued to pose challenges and opportunities for the information sector, and how innovative actors are responding to those challenges with new services and approaches to information provision.

9 August 2016 | Advocacy, Conferences, Development, Future of libraries, Sustainability, IFLA WLIC 2016, IFLA Trend Report

Answering the Call to Action - ALP Session at WLIC in Columbus

Session 111, Answering the Call to Action - Action for Development through Libraries Programme (ALP) will be chaired by IFLA Governing Board Member and ALP chair Loida Garcia-Febo. Invited speaker is Minerva Novero from United Nations Development Programme. Delegates will have the opportunity to hear directly from the United Nations, IFLA and countries around the world working to achieve the UN 2030 Agenda, and the results of Building Strong Library Associations projects held at the regional level since 2013.

8 August 2016

Building Strong Library Associations Programme successfully completes current round of activities

The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation Global Libraries Initiative partnered with IFLA to support the Building Strong Library Associations programme over three years from 2013-2016. At the conclusion of this grant in August 2016, the programme has achieved or exceeded its objectives. The programme will continue in 2017.

5 August 2016

IFLA International Leaders Programme: Associates announced

The selection committee for the IFLA International Leaders Programme is delighted to announce the Associates selected to participate from 2016-2018. The Programme is an IFLA Key Initiative designed to increase the cohort of leaders who can effectively represent the wider library sector in the international arena, and to develop leaders within IFLA.

11 July 2016 | ALP (Action for Development through Libraries Programme), leaders

Library associations are stronger together: IFLA hosts first ever BSLA Global Meeting in Manila, Philippines

Library association leaders, IFLA leadership, staff and trainers participated in a milestone event for the Building Strong Library Associations programme in Manila, Philippines 30 May-2 June 2016. The first ever BSLA Global Meeting...

17 June 2016 | ALP (Action for Development through Libraries Programme), Advocacy, Associations, Development, Future of libraries, International cooperation, Management, Philippines, BSLA

April workshop, seminar and midterm meetings in Panama culminate in a Letter of Intent from LAC library associations

30 Library Associations met in Panama from 17-23 April 2016 to develop strategies for advocacy at the national level, to advance regional projects, and to network with associations from around the world.

20 May 2016 | ALP (Action for Development through Libraries Programme), Advocacy, International cooperation, Meetings, Networking, Panama, BSLA, IFLA LAC, IFLA MLAS

IFLA International Leaders Programme: new cohort selected

The International Leaders Programme is a two-year Programme designed to increase the cohort of leaders who can effectively represent the wider library sector in the international arena, and to develop leaders within IFLA.

20 May 2016 | ALP (Action for Development through Libraries Programme), leadership, IFLA International Leaders Programme

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