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Reflecting Back & Looking Forward

31 March 2021

    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!

    IFLA "Reading Journeys" Satellite Meeting CANCELLED

    16 March 2020

      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.

      And the Winner is Oodi!

      4 October 2019

        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.

        Record of a great mid-term in Tampere

        14 May 2019

          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.

          Help us demonstrate how the Public Library Manifesto makes a difference

          26 November 2018

            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.