IFLA Asia and Oceania Regional Newsletter (October 2023)
While digital technologies offer huge possibilities to support sustainable development, realising this potential requires action at all levels, from government to the grassroots. Libraries have a key role to play in this digital governance framework, as was underlined at the ICEGOV 2023 conference in Belo Horizonte, Brazil.
We are happy to announce that our Governing Board has agreed on the institutions that will host our Regional Offices in 2024-2026 for Asia-Oceania, Latin America and the Caribbean, the Middle East and North Africa, and Sub-Saharan Africa.
IFLA's global reach and geographical diversity will be on show at this year's World Library and Information Congress, in particular through the sessions organised by our Regional Council and Regional Division Committees. Each Committee has worked hard to prepare exciting open sessions, complemented by open business meetings, and our new Hubs Results Session, sharing views from our WLIC 2023 Regional Hubs.
Call for candidates for a co-opted member of the Latin America and Caribbean Regional Division Committee - Convocatoria de candidatos a miembros cooptados del Comité de la División Regional de América Latina y el Caribe3 July 2023
Candidacies are welcomed for 1 position as co-opted member of IFLA’s incoming Latin America and Caribbean Regional Division Committee. La candidatura es bienvenida para un (1) puesto como miembro cooptado del Comité de la División Regional de América Latina y el Caribe de la IFLA.
Grabación disponible: Historias de voluntarios regionales de la IFLA en LAC: por qué es importante participar24 May 2023
Un grupo de los voluntarios regionales de IFLA, provenientes de diferentes países de América Latina y el Caribe, que integran las Unidades Profesionales de esta Federación, hablaron sobre su trabajo, y por qué su compromiso con IFLA y las Unidades Profesionales de IFLA es importante para la región.
A number of IFLA’s regional volunteers on IFLA’s Professional Units who are from different countries in Latin America and the Caribbean talked about their work, and why their engagement with IFLA and IFLA’s Professional Units matters for the region.
IFLA is welcoming bids from institutions willing to host IFLA Regional Offices for Asia-Oceania, Latin America and the Caribbean, the Middle East and North Africa, and Sub-Saharan Africa for a 3 year term, from 1 January 2024 to 31 December 2026. Deadline for applications: 17 July 2023.
On February 27-28 and March 1 2023, the Mid-term Meeting of IFLA Regional Division for Latin America and the Caribbean (IFLA LAC RDC) and the International Advocacy Seminar: "Transformation and Empowerment of Libraries in Latin America and the Caribbean" were held in San Juan, Puerto Rico.
IFLA Regional Division for Latin America and the Caribbean (IFLA LAC) to hold its Mid-Term Meeting in San Juan, Puerto Rico9 February 2023
The Mid-Term Meeting of IFLA LAC Regional Division will be held on February 27-28 in the city of San Juan, Puerto Rico. In addition, an International Advocacy Seminar on "Transformation and Empowerment of Libraries in Latin America and the Caribbean” will be held on March 1 at the University of Puerto Rico, Rio Piedras.
1st Regional Meeting of the Ibero-American System of National Public and School Library Networks, Lima, Peru23 November 2022
IFLA representatives played a central role in the first meeting of a new network focused on strengthening and realising the potential of public and school libraries in Latin America and the Caribbean.
Successful 3rd meeting of the Network of Parliamentary Libraries for Latin America and the Caribbean13 October 2022
The Third Meeting of the Network of Parliamentary Libraries for Latin America and the Caribbean was held at the Congress of the Argentine Nation on September 19-21, 2022. Authorities of libraries and information agencies of Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Cuba, El Salvador, Ecuador, Guatemala, Mexico, Nicaragua, Paraguay, Peru, Puerto Rico and Uruguay shared experiences and proposals on different activities. The legislatures of the Argentine provinces were also part of the event.
IFLA LAC Regional Division: Libraries and inequality. The role of regional cooperation in building fair and sustainable societies4 October 2022
Highlights from the Open Session of IFLA's Latin America and the Caribbean Regional Division Committee (IFLA LAC RDC) during WLIC 2022, Dublin, Ireland, 26 July, 2022.
Bibliotecas y desigualdad. El papel de la cooperación regional en la construcción de sociedades justas y sostenibles4 October 2022
Sesión Abierta de la División América Latina y el Caribe (IFLA LAC RDC) durante el WLIC 2022, Dublín, Irlanda, el 26 de julio de 2022. La sesión tuvo por título “Bibliotecas y desigualdad. El papel de la cooperación regional en la construcción de sociedades justas y sostenibles” el cual coadyuva con que la pandemia Covid-19 ha puesto en evidencia el desarrollo e implementación de múltiples acciones teóricas y empíricas de carácter informativo en las que el cambio de paradigma para ampliar, compartir e intercambiar información es un tema de atención global.
IFLA's Regional Division Committees participate at their first IFLA World Library & Information Congress in 202222 July 2022
IFLA's Regional Division Committees will participate at their first IFLA World Library & Information Congress (WLIC) 2022 scheduled for Dublin, Ireland. They have prepared exciting Open sessions and are more than ready to share views and ideas on strengthening library advocacy at the regional evidence. Join their Open sessions to get to know what is happening in the world of libraries across all the regions of the world.
In the first of an occasional series focused on successful advocacy initiatives by libraries around the world, we look to Argentina, where a recent decision saw a commitment to funding community libraries for 50 years. To find out more about what was achieved, and how, we interviewed the Chair of IFLA's Regional Division Committee for Latin America and the Caribbean, Alejandro Santa.
International Seminar on Advocacy: “Working Experiences for Library Advocacy in LAC" organised by IFLA30 May 2022
As part of the Midterm Meeting of IFLA’s Regional Division Committee for Latin America and the Caribbean, the International Seminar on Advocacy: “Working Experiences for the Advocacy of Libraries at LAC” was held in the city of Santa Marta, Colombia, on Friday, May 20.
An alliance for libraries, books and reading in Latin America and the Caribbean: memorandum of understanding signed with CERLALC25 May 2022
On the occasion of the mid-term meeting of IFLA’s Regional Division Committee for Latin America and the Caribbean, a memorandum of understanding was signed between IFLA and CERLALC, the Centre for the Promotion of Books and Reading in Latin America and the Caribbean. This provides a framework for deeper cooperation between our organisation, in support of shared goals.
Libraries Engage at the Forum of the Countries of Latin America and the Caribbean on Sustainable Development8 April 2022
IFLA Latin America and the Caribbean Regional Division Committee (IFLA LAC RDC) sent one of its members as a representative to the 5th Meeting of the Forum of the Countries of Latin America and Caribbean on Sustainable Development, held on 7-9 March online and in San José, Costa Rica. The Forum organised by the Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC), as a hybrid event, and was chaired by Costa Rica.
An interview about the Parliamentary Libraries Network with Alejandro Lorenzo César Santa, Chair of the IFLA Latin America and Caribbean Regional Division Committee and General Coordinating Director of Biblioteca del Congreso de la Nación.