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Public Library of the Year Award 2021 application period extended to 15 May!

The “IFLA/Systematic Public Library of the Year” award celebrates new public libraries. And this year we celebrate both libraries build in 2019 and 2020.

23 April 2021 | Public Libraries, Awards

Webinar videos now available - Reflecting Back & Thinking Forward

'Your webinars uplifted me' is how one participant described the 'Reflecting back & Looking Forward' mid-term program delivered by IFLA's Literacy and Reading and Public Libraries professional units.

17 April 2021 | Literacy and Reading, Meetings, mid-term, webinar, COVID, innovations

Reflecting Back & Looking Forward

Join us to hear about some inspiring stories of how public libraries adapted to service delivery during COVID-19; innovative approaches to literacy and reading during this time; listen to international library leaders contemplate the future; plus meet some of the worlds amazing Children's Laureates and Ambassadors. AND we have a specially curated session in Portuguese. The Literacy and Reading + Public Libraries mid-term is the place to be!

31 March 2021 | Literacy and Reading, Library services, COVID 19, Public Libraries

Call for IFLA/Systematic Public Library of the Year 2021 is open!

IFLA/Systematic Public Library of the Year 2021 The “IFLA/Systematic Public Library of the Year” award celebrates new public libraries. Applications being accepted from 15 February 2021.

15 February 2021 | Public Libraries, Awards

Public Library of the Year Award 2020 cancelled - but some good news too!

Criteria extended - public libraries built in 2019 can apply for the award in 2021

20 April 2020 | Library Buildings and Equipment, Public Libraries, Public Library of the Year

IFLA "Reading Journeys" Satellite Meeting CANCELLED

On behalf of the IFLA’s Literacy and Reading, Public Libraries, Metropolitan Libraries and Libraries for Children’s and Young Adults Professional Units, it is with disappointed hearts (and logical heads) that we announce the IFLA Reading Journeys event in Oxford, UK in August 2020 will not proceed.

16 March 2020 | Public Libraries, IFLA WLIC 2020

Call for Papers — Open Sessions Public Libraries

IFLA Public Libraries Section invite you to submit a proposal for a 7-minute lightning talk at the 86th IFLA World Library and Information Congress in Dublin, Ireland, 15-21 August. Theme: Public Libraries as a Reflection of their Communities

18 February 2020

Call for IFLA/Systematic Public Library of the Year 2020 is open!

IFLA/Systematic Public Library of the Year 2020 The “IFLA/Systematic Public Library of the Year” award celebrates new public libraries. Applications being accepted from 1 February 2020.

1 February 2020 | Public Libraries, Awards

Are you passionate about reading and libraries? Proposals sought for exciting meeting Satellite in Oxford, UK

IFLA’s Literacy and Reading, Public Libraries, Metropolitan Libraries and Libraries for Children’s and Young Adults Professional Units invite proposals for their Joint Satellite Meeting to be held at the Said Business School, Oxford on the 12th and 13th August 2020 prior to the IFLA WLIC in Dublin.

27 January 2020 | Literacy and Reading, Reading, IFLA Satellite meeting

Celebrating the Public Library Manifesto this Friday!

With only four days to go until the 25th Anniversary of the Public Library Manifesto, it’s the last moment to look at the tools and ideas IFLA has made available. With our advocacy pack, you can take the opportunity to celebrate the work and missions of public libraries.

25 November 2019 | Public Libraries, Access to information, public library manifesto, UNESCO

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