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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

Public Libraries Section mid-term minutes now available

The Minutes from the Public Libraries Standing Committee are now available to read and download.

20 April 2017 | Public Libraries, Australia

STEAM into Sydney - its a wrap!

STEAM into Sydney - the Public Libraries Section seminar in Sydney was sold out in four hours demonstrating the great interest in this topic. Delegates from around the world came together to share and learn. If you weren't able to join us read on to see how you can catch up with what happened.

13 April 2017 | Australia

Stream STEAM into Sydney

STEAM into Sydney was fully subscribed within 4 hours of us opening registrations. Sadly many of you missed the opportunity to be in the Metcalf Auditorium at the State Library of New South Wales but it’s not all bad news! As promised we will be streaming the sessions so you can sit in the comfort of your office or lounge room and follow the proceedings

9 March 2017 | Public Libraries, Web 2.0, Australia

More than Green: Sustainability of practice - Public Libraries & the 2030 United Nations Agenda - Call for Papers

The Public Libraries Section in partnership with Environmental Sustainability and Libraries Special Interest Group (ENSULIB) invites you to submit a program proposal for its joint open session at the IFLA World Library and Information Congress (WLIC) in Wroclaw, Poland from 19-25 August 2017.

25 January 2017 | Public Libraries, Sustainability

STEAM into Sydney - Call for Papers

The Call for Papers for IFLA's Public Libraries Section Mid-Term meeting in Sydney are now being called for.

18 November 2016 | Public Libraries, Digital resources, Australia

What does being a member of the Public Libraries Standing Committee involve?

Nominations are now open for IFLA's Standing Committees 2017-2021. We've put together some useful information about the Public Libraries Section and the role of the Standing Committee.

8 November 2016

Minutes from Public Libraries meeting in Columbus are now available

The Public Libraries Section held two highly productive meetings in Columbus Ohio this Augusta and the Minutes are now available.

1 November 2016 | Public Libraries, Mass digitisation

Public Libraries Making a Difference

Make sure you have your walking shoes on Monday 15 August so you can pop along to the Public Libraries Session at the newly renovated Columbus Main Library.' A sanctuary in times of need—the Public Library response to the requirements of refugees and other communities' will inspire and demonstrate the role of libraries in making a difference to people's lives.

8 July 2016 | Public Libraries, Immigrants, refugees

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