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IFLA Newsletter May 2022: Editorial

27 May 2022

    Welcome to the May IFLA Newsletter. With just two months to go until the World Library and Information Congress, we've got more exciting updates about what awaits you in Dublin, including links to the full programme, and a key reminder to apply for emerging leaders’ grants. There's also news about this year's IFLACamp, and on the recipients of the ARL grants.  

    IFLA Information Technology Section + IFLA Strategy: cybersecurity, artificial intelligence, future?

    11 May 2022

      With an eye to disseminating information technology programmes and initiatives in a useful and practical way, IFLA’s Information Technology Section is actively engaging with relevant topics to support the sharing of best practices across IFLA’s membership and the global library field. These initiatives are closely aligned to the IFLA Key Initiative 2.3 “Develop standards, guidelines, and other materials that foster best professional practice”.

      WLIC 2022 Dublin is almost upon us!

      21 April 2022

        With registration opening in March, we already have more than 1000 registrants for WLIC 2022 Dublin. This year’s WLIC is rich with diverse sessions on a wide range of topics, from copyright to awards, to trends in the profession and standards, with workshops on a myriad of skill-building topics.

        IFLA Newsletter, February 2022: Editorial

        8 February 2022

          Welcome to the second edition of the IFLA newsletter for 2022, with a special focus on Safer Internet Day. Find out about work inside and outside of IFLA to protect and empower internet users - especially children - as well as updates on the World Library and Information Congress, the work of our professional and regional units, advocacy, and upcoming events!

          What's next from IFLA's Professional Units? See projects planned for 2021-23

          8 February 2022

            IFLA’s Professional Units bring the brightest minds in the field together to address issues relevant to libraries and library and information workers at a global level. These international, diverse and vibrant groups of library experts are dedicated to building the capacity, and realising the potential, of our profession. Find out more about the projects they are undertaking, and how you can follow and get involved with their work.  

            IFLA Newsletter, January 2022: Editorial

            12 January 2022

              Welcome to the first IFLA Newsletter of 2022! I wanted therefore to start by wishing you all a very happy, healthy New Year. Health is of course something we should value highly, especially now. We continue to live with the consequences of a very real health crisis – the COVID-19 pandemic – leaving a trail of suffering, disruption and uncertainty. This edition of our newsletter therefore focuses, in particular, on how IFLA and libraries are working to support health and wellbeing for all.

              IFLA Trend Report 2021 Update released!

              6 January 2022

                IFLA is happy to share the 2021 Update of its Trend Report, based on the ideas submitted by emerging library leaders ahead of our World Library and Information Congress. We invite you to look through, and think how these trends will interact and impact upon our institutions, our profession and our communities. 

                IFLA Newsletter, December 2021: Editorial

                2 December 2021

                  At the heart of IFLA’s values is the idea that everyone should enjoy freedom of access to information, and so to high quality library and information services. Yet upholding rights is not always easy or simple. This month's IFLA newsletter highlights different angles of our work in this area. Happy reading!

                  Libraries for Human Rights: an Interview with Ellen Tise, Chair, IFLA Advisory Committee on Freedom of Access to Information and Freedom of Expression

                  1 December 2021

                    With the December edition of IFLA's newsletter focusing on rights, this month's interview brings together IFLA Secretary General with Ellen Tise, IFLA President 2009-2011, and currently chair of IFLA's Advisory Committee on Freedom of Access to Information and Freedom of Expression. He asked her about her perspective on how libraries fit in with wider work on human rights. 

                    Editorial: IFLA Newsletter – The Creativity Issue

                    9 November 2021

                      This newsletter shares perspectives from outside of our field around the role that libraries can play, looks at the work libraries themselves are already doing to advocate for the importance of creativity for all and libraries’ role in it, and welcomes examples of how this is happening on the ground.