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Help us demonstrate how the Public Library Manifesto makes a difference

IFLA/UNESCO Public Library Manifesto On 29 November 2018 we will mark 24 years since the IFLA/UNESCO Public Library Manifesto was ratified in 1994. As we move towards celebrating the 25th anniversary in 2019, public libraries and public librarians everywhere are being asked to reflect on how the Manifesto relates to their library and to share this on social media. In particular we would like to have a concentrated social media campaign on Thursday 29 November 2018 which marks the beginning of the lead up to the 25th Anniversary.

26 November 2018 | Public Libraries, Access to information

Make a coffee, sit back and read the PLS Minutes from Kuala Lumpur!

The Public Libraries Standing Committee came together for two stimulating meetings in Kuala Lumpur where we discussed our current initiatives and explored the major issues currently facing the public library sector. The Minutes of our meetings including the links to the presentations are now available.

17 September 2018 | Public Libraries, Big Data

Dutch library named the world’s best new public library in 2018

Winners and nominees Congratulations to School 7 (KopGroep Libraries) in the Dutch city of Den Helder, winner of 2018 IFLA/Sytematic Public Library of the Year Award

5 September 2018 | Public Libraries, Awards, Netherlands

Public Library Agenda for Kuala Lumpur is now Available

Are you attending one of the Public Libraries Standing Committee meetings in Kuala Lumpur? Download the agenda so that you can be fully engaged.

13 August 2018 | Public Libraries, bibliotherapy, Malaysia

Finalists in 2018 IFLA/Systematic Public Library of the Year Announced

And the nominees for the 2018 Public Library of the Year are... The jury has now agreed on the five nominees for the 2018 Public Library of the Year award. All five will now proceed for selection as the the world’s best new public library.world’s best new public library.

28 June 2018 | Public Libraries, Awards

Minutes from mid-term meeting in Den Haag now available

The Public Libraries Standing Committee held a highly successful two day mid-term meeting in Den Haag during March. There was a focus on future projects and plans including the schedule for the WLIC in Kuala Lumpur.

17 April 2018 | Public Libraries, Meetings, Netherlands

Entries for IFLA/Systematic Public Library of the Year Now Open

PUBLIC LIBRARY OF THE YEAR We are excited to announce that entries are now open for the IFLA/Systematic Public Library of the Year Awards . First offered in 2014 the Award is a wonderful opportunity to showcase new public library buildings and associated programs, and consider their impact on the community.

1 March 2018 | Public Libraries, IFLA Professional Awards

PLS Minutes from Wroclaw now Available

The Public Libraries Section held two great meetings when we met in Wroclaw during August. The Minutes of these meetings are now available.

31 October 2017 | Public Libraries, Meetings

How Public Libraries Contribute to the STEM Agenda

Public libraries are uniquely placed as centres of informal learning for all ages, at the heart of their communities. They have embraced the opportunities to bring STEAM initiatives to all, from the very young through to those who are post-retirement. 'How Public Libraries Contribute to the STEM Agenda' collects together the case studies presented at STEAM into Sydney, the Public Library Standing Committee's 2017 mid-term meeting.

26 May 2017 | Public Libraries, Access to information, Australia

Managing Change - PLS Satellite Program now available

Planning for the 2017 WLIC? Make sure you make time to attend 'Managing Change: Library Transitions', the Satellite being jointly presented by Public Libraries and Management and Marketing Sections in Bergen.

8 May 2017 | Public Libraries, Marketing, Norway, anagement and Marketin, Satellite Meeting, Bergeb

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