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2024 IFLA Dynamic Unit and Impact Awards 

20 June 2024

    A dynamic Professional Unit has the greatest impact on IFLA’s global work – engaging members, developing strong leadership and identity, delivering high-quality services with measurable impact, and communicating activities within IFLA and beyond. The Professional Council launched the Dynamic Unit and Impact Awards to recognise the Professional Units who have excelled in putting Dynamic Unit goals into practice. Three IFLA Professional Units were awarded this year.

    IFLA C&YA: Expanding the worldview of young people

    19 February 2024

      Culture and Education are at the core of the work we do in IFLA’s Section on Libraries for Children and Young Adults (C&YA), especially in literacy. We have two programs that use books to expand the worldview of young people. Our just-published World Through Picture Books 3rd Edition Catalog [repository link here if we can make it!] celebrates and promotes the language, culture, and quality of books for young people aged 0-18 from over 50 countries worldwide.

      IFLA C&YA and LITREAD: Journeys into Reading

      21 September 2023

        The World Library and Information Congress 2023 (WLIC) Satellite hosted by IFLA's Library Services for Children & Young Adults (C&YA) and Literacy and Reading (LITREAD) Sections saw a vibrant gathering of professionals dedicated to fostering a love for reading among young people. Titled "Journeys into Reading," this satellite event, co-organized by the Dutch reading Foundation, was held at The Hague at KB, National Library and featured a series of insightful presentations that delved into innovative approaches, challenges, and successes in encouraging our very youngest to embark on the lifelong adventure of literacy and reading.

        Role of libraries in advancing effective, inclusive early years education recognised

        13 December 2022

          IFLA was present at the World Conference on Early Childhood Care and Education, held on 14-16 November 2022 in Tashkent, Uzbekistan. With around 1500 delegates, it provided an opportunity for ministers, officials and experts to share updates and ideas. Thanks to engagement by IFLA's representative, Marianne Martens, Chair of the Section on Library Services to Children and Young Adults, libraries were recognised in the resulting Tashkent Declaration for their role in supporting early years care.