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Act Now: Last Days to Nominate Candidates for IFLA Volunteer Positions

We’re into the final week of IFLA’s nominations process! You have just over six days left to complete your nomination and nominee consent forms for IFLA’s elections and appointments 2021.

7 April 2021 | General IFLA news | IFLA Elections 2021, IFLA Elections, Governance

Promise, progress... and persistent problems: catching up on the situation for eLending in the United States

The past year has underlined how essential it is for libraries to be able to offer access to content digitally. With major expansion in demand from users, there have been both welcome moves from publishers to facilitate access, but also increasingly clear evidence of underlying challenges in the eBook market. We interviewed Sari Feldman and Alan Inouye, ALA, to get an update.

6 April 2021 | CLM and Copyright Limitations and Exceptions | CLM (Committee on Copyright and other Legal Matters), Access to information, eBooks, United States of America, elending, e-Lending

IFLA's recommendations on the WIPO Good Practice Toolkit for Collective Management Organizations

IFLA responds to WIPO's call for recommendations to improve the Good Practice Toolkit for Collective Management Organizations and ensure the transparency, good governance and proper functioning of CMOs.

2 April 2021 | General IFLA news

Reflecting Back & Looking Forward

Join us to hear about some inspiring stories of how public libraries adapted to service delivery during COVID-19; innovative approaches to literacy and reading during this time; listen to international library leaders contemplate the future; plus meet some of the worlds amazing Children's Laureates and Ambassadors. AND we have a specially curated session in Portuguese. The Literacy and Reading + Public Libraries mid-term is the place to be!

31 March 2021 | Literacy and Reading and Public Libraries | Literacy and Reading, Library services, COVID 19, Public Libraries

Libraries supporting human rights: good practices and key trends from Eswatini, Greece and Ireland

IFLA has submitted contributions for the UN Human Rights Council's Universal Periodic Reviews of Eswatini, Greece and Ireland, working with local partners. These demonstrate how libraries are delivering on rights, as well as highlighting overall trends and priorities.

30 March 2021 | FAIFE | FAIFE (Committee on Freedom of Access to Information and Freedom of Expression), Access to information, Access to knowledge, Disadvantaged persons, Human rights, Universal Periodic Review

Raising SDG Awareness... through Competitions! An Interview with Dr Yakov L Shrayberg, Russian National Public Library for Science and Technology

Libraries can have an important role in building understanding of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). We interviewed Dr Yakov L Shrayberg, President of the Russian National Public Library for Science and Technology, to find out about their International SDGs Calendar contest and how to get involved.

30 March 2021 | Libraries, Development and the UN 2030 Agenda | Access to information, Advocacy, Development, Russian Federation, SDGs

Notice of IFLA 2021 General Assembly and Call for Agenda Items

The IFLA 2021 General Assembly will be held on Wednesday 25 August 2021 in The Hague, Netherlands. IFLA Members may propose items for inclusion in the agenda (Statutes, Art. 9.5). Proposals must reach the IFLA Secretariat by 25 May 2021.

30 March 2021 | General IFLA news | General assembly

Get ready for IFLA WLIC – 17-19 August 2021

We're delighted to announce the dates for IFLA WLIC 2021 and look forward to your participation from 17-19 August 2021.

26 March 2021 | General IFLA news | IFLA WLIC 2021, World Library and Information Congress

IFLA MLAS + IFLA Strategy: Engaging our membership

In this article, IFLA celebrates the work of the IFLA MLAS and their engagement with the IFLA Strategy.

26 March 2021 | General IFLA news | Management of Library Associations, IFLA Professional Units, IFLA Strategy, IFLAFromHome, WeAreIFLA