The full programme for the IFLA WLIC Satellite Meeting on the topic of "Libraries as Actors of Climate Empowerment" is now available!
The Czech Republic, with its population of over 10.5 million and its more than 5,000 libraries, is often considered a country with the densest library network in the world. Not long after Russia invaded Ukraine in February 2022 the country has become a temporary home for nearly half a million refugees (mostly women, children and the elderly). Czech libraries have reacted very quickly to the influx and began providing support for incoming refugees.
Applications for the IFLA/SYSTEMATIC Public Library of the year Award 2023 open on 21 February. Enter your new, exciting library as candidate for award!
Action at a local level has a key role to play in building an environment where reading and creativity is encouraged and supported, for all. The UNESCO World Book Capital Programme is there to highlight and celebrate great examples of cities and towns doing just this. Could yours be the next one? Nominations are open until 16 April 2023.
Applications for this year´s public library of the Year Award will open on 21 February.
Martin Memet Könick, Elin Golten and Peter Björkman from IFLA's Public Libraries Section recently convened a webinar to explore the implications of the manifesto within a Swedish and Norwegian context and we are pleased to advise that the recording is now available on our YouTube channel.
The "Public Library of the Year" award is presented by IFLA (International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions) with the aim of honouring new public libraries. Systematic is the proud main sponsor of the award.
Earlier this month more than 100 delegates joined Dr Sadie-Jane Nunis (Singapore Institute of Management), Vickery Bowles (Toronto Public Library) and Prof R. David Lankes (University of Texas at Austin’s School of Information) for a webinar facilitated by Erik Boekesteijn (National Library of the Netherlands)
These are hectic times and people all over the world are facing all kinds of different crisis, such as the covid-19 pandemic, forest fires, climate crisis, etc. Join us for a discussion how public libraries and their staff are responding.
What a great public library of the year award it was this year! And what a great winner Deichman, Public Library in Oslo is.
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