For the sixth time, Systematic and the International Federation of Library Associations (IFLA) presents the Public Library of the Year Award, honouring new, innovative public libraries.
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.
'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.
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!
The “IFLA/Systematic Public Library of the Year” award celebrates new public libraries. Applications being accepted from 15 February 2021.
Criteria extended - public libraries built in 2019 can apply for the award in 2021
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.
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
The “IFLA/Systematic Public Library of the Year” award celebrates new public libraries. Applications being accepted from 1 February 2020.
Are you passionate about reading and libraries? Proposals sought for exciting meeting Satellite in Oxford, UK27 January 2020
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.
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.
Oodi Helsinki Central Library was named as the 2019 IFLA/Systematic Public Library of the Year during a ceremony at the WLIC in Athens. The Award was presented by IFLA President, Glòria Pérez-Salmerón and Systematic’s Martin Bröchner-Mortensen.
The jury has now agreed on the four shortlisted libraries for the 2019 IFLA/Systematic Public Library of the Year award. All four will now be considered for selection as the world’s best new public library.
Exploring the Marrakesh Treaty and its implications for public libraries; visiting the spectacular Oodi Library in Helsinki; working on our major initiatives in snowy Tampere; and ice swimming with karaoke to follow. This is the stuff the Public Libraries Mid-Term in Finland was made of! The Minutes are now available to download.
Join us at our Satellite Meeting in Rome 21-22 August 2019 when we will explore 'The evolving concept of ‘library’ and its impact on library design!' Be inspired in this most beautiful of cities.
Is your public library something out of the ordinary? You still have time to enter the IFLA/Systematic Public Library of the Year Award? Nominations close on 15 April 2019.
Are you eligible to vote for the Public Libraries Standing Committee? Make an informed choice, read our candidate profiles on our blog.
Is your public library something out of the ordinary? Fill out our application form and submit your nomination today! Please be sure the read the assessment criteria – and don’t hesitate, nominations close on April 15th 2019.
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.
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.