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EU Digital Assembly 2017 – Libraries As Relevant As Ever in the Internet Age

This year’s European Digital Assembly took place in Malta, bringing together representatives of the EU, national governments, business and civil society. It focused on the opportunities and challenges raised by the development of the digital economy, and how policy makers should respond. Libraries have a clear role in ensuring that the Internet develops in a way that benefits everyone.

25 June 2017 | FAIFE and Information Society | FAIFE (Committee on Freedom of Access to Information and Freedom of Expression), Digital divide, Malta, digital literacy, Internet governance

Showing libraries' contribution to development: How public libraries contribute to the STEM agenda

As an easy to read, highly illustrated document, this report has already proved to be a valuable advocacy tool, helping library managers explain to local, state and territory governments what can be achieved by investing in makerspaces and technology programs.

22 June 2017 | Libraries, Development and the UN 2030 Agenda | Access to information, Advocacy, Development, Libraries, Development and the UN 2030 Agenda, Science Technology Engineering Arts and Mathematics (STEM), UN 2030 Agenda, UN SDGs

International Advocacy Programme (IAP): Ten projects now under way

Earlier this year, IFLA launched a worldwide call for proposals to request funding for the implementation of regional or national awareness-raising and capacity building activities for 2017-2018, as part of the International Advocacy Programme (IAP). IFLA is pleased to announce that ten projects were selected, and are now under way.

22 June 2017 | Libraries, Development and the UN 2030 Agenda | Access to information, Advocacy, Development, Libraries, Development and the UN 2030 Agenda, UN SDGs, UN 2030 Agenda; IAP

IFLA marks World Refugee Day

On World Refugee Day, the International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions wishes to highlight the richness and vibrancy of an inclusive and open society by reminding how libraries play an integral role in democratization and integration. IFLA believes that open societies are healthy societies and that libraries guarantee basic human rights by enabling access to information and knowledge for all.

20 June 2017 | FAIFE and Libraries, Development and the UN 2030 Agenda | FAIFE (Committee on Freedom of Access to Information and Freedom of Expression), Immigrants, Multicultural populations, Social inclusion, refugee

Congratulations to our new ARL Standing Committee Members

We welcome eleven new members from ten countries to the ARL Standing Committee. Congratulations also to three of our current members who have been elected for another term.

19 June 2017 | Academic and Research Libraries

Invitation to attend IFLA 2017 Satellite meetings

This is a call for participants to register and attend Satellite meetings on 16 & 17 Aug 2017.

19 June 2017 | Information Technology | Information Technology, E-Learning, Information professionals, Information technology, Poland

Open Access, Public Access, Meaningful Access: Libraries heard at WSIS Forum and Human Rights Council

Article 19 of the Universal Convention on Human Rights offers freedom of access to information for all. IFLA’s presence at the World Summit on the Information Society Forum 2017 and the 35th Session of the Human Rights Council allowed delegates to hear the library perspective on three aspects of access to information – open, public and meaningful.

19 June 2017 | FAIFE and Information Society | FAIFE (Committee on Freedom of Access to Information and Freedom of Expression), Access to information, Access to knowledge, Censorship, Switzerland

Results of election of IFLA Governing Board 2017-2019

IFLA GB Elections IFLA has pleasure in announcing the result of the postal ballot for the election of the Governing Board 2017-2019...

16 June 2017 | General IFLA news | Governing Board, Elections, Election results