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IFLA Condemns the Destruction of the Library of the Universidad de Oriente, Venezuela

IFLA has responded with sadness to the destruction of the Central Library of the Universidad de Oriente in Venezuela, and calls on the Venezuelan government and others to do more to protect libraries.

5 June 2020 | Cultural Heritage | Latin America and the Caribbean, Cultural heritage, Disaster relief, Venezuela (Bolivarian Republic of), destruction of heritage

Statement by the IFLA President and Secretary-General: Racism Has No Place in the Society Libraries are Working to Build

In response to the death of George Floyd and others globally, IFLA President Christine Mackenzie and Secretary General Gerald Leitner have made the following statement.

5 June 2020 | General IFLA news | Disadvantaged persons, Marginalised populations, inclusion

Librarians Have Spoken! Over 750 Responses to the Public Library Manifesto Survey Received

A survey collecting feedback and suggestions on the Public Library Manifesto was circulated earlier this year. We are happy to announce that we have received over 750 responses from librarians around the world!

4 June 2020 | Cultural Heritage | Public Libraries, Access to information, Advocacy, Libraries for development, Library as place, Library outreach

#IFLAFromHome in Latvia: An Innovative National Conference in Line with the IFLA Strategy

Last February we spotted the great action being taken by the Latvian Association of Libraries (LAL) in order to make the IFLA Strategy a reality at the national level. LAL planned to make the Strategy central to this year’s Festival of Latvian Libraries 2020, organised in close collaboration with the National Library of Latvia.

3 June 2020 | General IFLA news | IFLA Strategy, #IFLAFromHome

Call for papers: IFLA Journal Special Issue on Preservation storage and curation strategies

IFLA Journal IFLA Journal, IFLA’s Preservation and Conservation Section, and PAC Centres are pleased to announce a call for papers for a special issue focused on storage as a strategic long-term function of libraries, including practices for physical and digital collections based on risk, value, and cost in terms of institutional mission and resources. Peer review submission deadline: 30 September 2020

2 June 2020 | General IFLA news | Preservation and Conservation, Conservation, Preservation, PAC Centres, IFLA Journal

Cancellation - Open Session 2020

Cancellation - Open Session 2020

1 June 2020 | Subject Analysis and Access

IFLA ARL Hot Topics 2020

To be held as Webinar

31 May 2020 | Academic and Research Libraries

Libraries and Media Literacy: IFLA to Participate in an EU Project

IFLA is working on a Media Literacy project within the framework of the EU 'Preparatory Action on Media Literacy for All'. The goal is to help deliver on libraries’ potential to be agents of change and champions of media literacy, who continue to help build informed and engaged communities.

28 May 2020 | Information Society | Access to information, Access to knowledge, Information literacy, Information society

IFLA Signs on to ICOLC Statement on Resource Access during COVID-19, Shares Principles for Associations in Negotiations

IFLA has signed onto the Statement by the International Coalition of Library Consortia on the global COVID-19 pandemic and its impact on library services and resources. To further support members, IFLA's Advisory Committee on Copyright and other Legal Matters has produced principles for use in negotiation with rightholders.

27 May 2020 | CLM and Copyright Limitations and Exceptions

Webinar sobre brecha de género, Wikipedia y bibliotecas

En el marco de la campaña mundial de IFLA un bibliotecario, una referencia (#1bib1ref o en inglés #1lib1ref) la Sección de América Latina y el Caribe IFLA LAC junto a la Oficina Regional de IFLA, está organizando un conversatorio sobre la brecha de género en Wikipedia desde el punto de vista bibliotecario, la experiencia de escribir perfiles de mujeres bibliotecarias en Wikipedia y los retos futuros.

27 May 2020 | LAC