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IFLA Satellite Meeting in Piraeus 2019: Registration Now Open

The IFLA section “Statistics and Evaluation” and the University of Piraeus Library are pleased to invite you to register to the Satellite meeting with the theme: "More Than Numbers: Implementing New Assessment Methods for Libraries" they organize at the University of Piraeus, on 22-23rd of August 2019.

10 June 2019 | Statistics and Evaluation

IFLA Green Library Award 2019 Winners Announced

IFLA’s Environmental Sustainability and Libraries Special Interest Group (ENSULIB) is pleased to announce the winner of the IFLA Green Library Award 2019.

9 June 2019 | Environment, Sustainability and Libraries | Environment, Sustainability and Libraries, Awards

WLIC 2019, Session 259: Library Love Stories

This session will explore the ways that libraries can tap into ideas of love and passion as a way of celebrating libraries, to representations and reinterpretations of traditional love stories, to managing relationships whilst maintaining professional conduct, and more!

7 June 2019 | Management and Marketing

Reunión de la Presidenta de la IFLA 2019: Nuevas perspectivas, nuevas posibilidades y un llamado a la acción para las bibliotecas como motores de cambio

Con la aprobación de la Agenda 2030 de las Naciones Unidas para 2015, los gobiernos subrayaron la importancia del acceso a la información como motor del desarrollo. La Reunión de la Presidenta de la IFLA de 2019, celebrada en Buenos Aires, Argentina, el 23 de mayo, exploró cómo las bibliotecas, como garantes de este acceso, pueden ser motores de cambio, y fue un llamado a la acción para todos los participantes, en persona y en línea.

4 June 2019 | General IFLA news | Access to information, Advocacy, Development, Libraries, Development and the UN 2030 Agenda, Argentina, Latin America and the Caribbean, IFLA President's Meeting 2019

Primeros pasos hacia Estrategias para Fortalecer las Bibliotecas en América Latina y el Caribe

Representantes de bibliotecas de 28 países de América Latina y el Caribe se reunieron el 24 de mayo en Buenos Aires para dar el primer paso en una nueva fase del trabajo de la IFLA para construir un sector bibliotecario más fuerte y más unido.

4 June 2019 | General IFLA news | Advocacy, Argentina, Latin America and the Caribbean, IFLA Global Vision, IFLA Strategic Framework

First Steps Towards Strategies for Stronger Libraries in Latin America and the Caribbean

Library representatives from 28 countries in Latin America and the Caribbean came together on 24 May in Buenos Aires for the first step in a new phase in IFLA’s work to build a stronger and more united library field.

4 June 2019 | General IFLA news | Advocacy, Argentina, Latin America and the Caribbean, IFLA Global Vision, IFLA Strategic Framework

Placing Libraries at the Heart of Connectivity Strategies

IFLA has submitted comments on two sets of plans to boost internet access in Africa, underlining the importance of including libraries. By doing this, governments not only support affordable internet access, but open up possibilities to develop digital skills and give people a safe place to get online.

4 June 2019 | FAIFE and Information Society | FAIFE (Committee on Freedom of Access to Information and Freedom of Expression), Access to information, Digital inclusion, Internet access, Africa

Justice, Good Governance and Libraries: IFLA Participates in United Nations Expert Meeting on SDG16

UN Member States, agencies and civil society representatives met in Rome on 27-29 May to discuss progress towards building peace, justice and strong institutions (SDG16). IFLA participated, highlighting the fundamental role of libraries and access to information in achieving success for all.

3 June 2019 | LDP and Libraries, Development and the UN 2030 Agenda | LDP (Library Development Programme), Access to information, Development, Italy, Access to Legal Information

Ethics checklist for discussion in Athens

The draft ethics checklists, which will be discussed at the IFLAPARL pre-conference in Athens, are available on the Ethics Project web page.

3 June 2019 | Library and Research Services for Parliaments | Library and Research Services for Parliaments, ethics, projects