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IFLA Newsletter, October 2022: Editorial

20 October 2022

    Urban October – celebrated throughout the month by UN HABITAT – is an opportunity to highlight contributions, and so urban development is also the theme of this newsletter. In addition to more about libraries and sustainable urban development – including from the Library Map of the World – read on too for more about how libraries are contributing to two other international days marked in October – Evidence Based Healthcare Day, and World Statistics Day.

    IFLA Units+Strategy: Evidence for Global and Disaster Health Special Interest Group - Leading as a Valued Partner

    20 October 2022

      Sponsored by the IFLA Health and Biosciences Section, the IFLA Evidence for Global and Disaster Health (E4GDH) Special Interest Group works to promote and strengthen the roles that librarians play in times of disaster and in response to global health challenges. In the spirit of partnership, this month IFLA features the IFLA Health and Biosciences (HBS) Section and their partner the IFLA Evidence for Global Disaster and Health (E4GDH) Special Interest Group in the Units + Strategy recognition series, for their collaborative efforts not only with each other, but with several external medical and health-related information organisations.  Read about what they’ve been doing and what they’ve got planned for 2022-2023.

      IFLA Units+Strategy: Health and Biosciences Section Engages and Energises the Healthcare Library Sector

      20 October 2022

        In the spirit of partnership, this month IFLA features the IFLA Health and Biosciences (HBS) Section and their partner the IFLA Evidence for Global Disaster and Health (E4GDH) Special Interest Group in the Units + Strategy recognition series, for their collaborative efforts not only with each other, but with several external medical and health-related information organisations. Read about what they’ve been doing and what they’ve got planned for 2022-2023.

        The Power of Public Libraries: IFLA Public Libraries Section + the IFLA Strategy

        22 September 2022

          This month, IFLA features the IFLA’s Public Libraries section in the Units + Strategy recognition series, for their success in aligning their work to the 2019-2024 IFLA Strategic plan with accomplishments such as The IFLA/UNESCO Public Library Manifesto 2022, the IFLA/Systemic Public 2022 Library of the Year Award (PLOTY), amongst other strong initiatives. See how the Unit is supporting Key Initiatives 1.1, 2.2 and 2.3.

          IFLA Newsletter, September 2022: Editorial

          22 September 2022

            The importance of access to information as a right for all is of course at the heart of IFLA’s values. It is both a valuable goal in its own right, and an essential precondition for the achievement of so many other rights – to education, health, culture, science and more.

            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.