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Launch of 'Everywhere All the Time' - a digital literacy intervention that fosters critical conversations about technology and AI

16 April 2024

    With a growing generation of people relying on the internet for learning, entertainment and socializing, it's crucial to cultivate their capacity to ask critical questions about how technology impacts their lives, their communities and the planet. But how can educators guide teens to understand and navigate the digital world confidently? “Everywhere, All the Time” is a creative and playful digital literacy intervention, aiming to do just that.

    WSIS+20 Roadmap and Call to action

    18 January 2024

      These open stakeholder consultations composed by multilateral agencies, civil society, technical communities, private sector and national governments will help clarify the extent to which the vision of a people centered, inclusive information society has evolved during the past twenty years. The review is also a key opportunity for people in the library field to contribute to the modernization of the operational architecture for the WSIS process and more importantly, to put it at the service and improvement of our lives and for future generations.

      Libraries, advocacy & digital affairs - 10 things to look out for in 2024

      12 January 2024

        In 2023, digital policy developments gained significant momentum. The development of AI and many other emerging technologies gave place to the acceleration of regulation in different areas that concern the library and information field. Because of this, we believe that 2024 will be a pivotal year for advocating in this area and making sure that the global voice of libraries remains strong.

        The delivery of digital inclusion via libraries' adaptation to the digital economy

        17 November 2023

          Modern libraries and in particular public libraries have become hubs of economic community growth that offer services and resources that help people access education, the workforce and create small businesses. This becomes increasingly relevant as we approach a peak moment in the global transition towards a more digital economy. Governments must recognize the symbiotic relationship that exists between libraries, digital inclusion and economic growth and therefore engage in the drafting of specific legislation accompanied by financial support that is required to bridge the digital divide. The promotion of digital inclusion needs to be a multi-stakeholder process that remains bottom-up in order to be effective and libraries can participate in this process by actively engaging with the most affected populations. The potential of libraries needs to be recognized not only in digital cooperation strategies but also as a core part of the community's economic infrastructure. 

          IGF 2023 and what comes next...

          15 November 2023

            As in previous years, in 2023 IFLA participated in the Internet Governance Forum that took place in Kyoto from the 8 to the 12 of October. The overarching theme of this year was "The Internet we want - Empowering all people" and it developed around many sub-themes, the most prominent ones being: Digital divides and inclusion, AI and emerging technologies, avoiding internet fragmentation, global digital governance and cooperation and cybersecurity, cybercrime and online safety. 

            IFLA's Internet Manifesto 2024 - Why is it relevant and who will benefit?

            7 November 2023

              IFLA approved its fist Internet Manifesto in 2002, providing early recognition of the vital role that the Internet plays in the library and information services field. In 2014, a second version of the manifesto was published, not only to reflect on the changes that the Internet had gone through those years, but also to reaffirm the crucial role of libraries in ensuring equitable access to the Internet and supporting freedom of access to information.