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Cities for Digital Rights: Advocacy and engagement opportunities for libraries

A new IFLA briefing offers an overview of the Cities Coalition for Digital Rights, and highlights areas where its targets and goals overlap with the work of the library field, creating scope for engagement, collaboration and advocacy for libraries.

15 April 2021 | Information Society | Access to information, Access to knowledge, Digital inclusion, Human rights

Welcome progress on Marrakesh implementation in Colombia, but libraries must be included to achieve equity

IFLA has addressed a letter to the Colombian government, welcoming progress on passing laws to enable access to information with people with disabilities, and urging the inclusion of libraries in the implementation process.

14 April 2021 | Copyright Limitations and Exceptions | Access to knowledge, Copyright, Services to the visually impaired, Colombia, Marrakesh Treaty

IFLA WLIC 2021: Three days of opportunities across three time zones!

For the 2021 World Library and Information Congress, IFLA is embarking on a journey to somewhere fascinating and entirely different. Designed to be more accessible and inclusive than ever, broadening IFLA's reach to bring our profession together – this year’s WLIC is not just another virtual conference but one that truly reflects the global diversity of the library field.

14 April 2021 | General IFLA news | IFLA WLIC 2021, World Library and Information Congress

IFLA submits comments on Canada, Singapore copyright reforms

IFLA has contributed to consultations on reforms to copyright laws in Canada and Singapore, making recommendations designed to give the best possible opportunities for libraries and their users to access and use information.

13 April 2021 | Copyright Limitations and Exceptions | CLM (Committee on Copyright and other Legal Matters), Access to knowledge, Copyright, Copyright exceptions and limitations, Canada, Singapore

Thank you: participation in nominations process underlines commitment and energy of IFLA’s members and volunteers

At 12pm CEST today, the six-week period for nominations for IFLA’s elections and appointments process 2021 came to an end.

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

Last chance to nominate candidates for IFLA committees!

Use the next 24 hours well; IFLA’s future is in your hands.

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

Nicaraguan libraries + IFLA Strategy: all aboard for a national strategic plan

In this article, IFLA celebrates the work of the Nicaraguan Association of Librarians and Related Professionals, the Asociación Nicaragüense de Bibliotecarios y Profesionales Afines (ANIBIPA) and its engagement with the IFLA Strategy.

9 April 2021 | General IFLA news | Nicaragua, IFLA Strategy, IFLAFromHome, WeAreIFLA, Nicaragua

Libraries for Digital Inclusion: Charting the Course for 2021

Public access in libraries can be a powerful tool to bring more people online - particularly as the world is working to meet global connectivity goals and ambitions in the next few years. But how to realise its potential? You can join the discussion and help shape the agenda of the Dynamic Coalition on Public Access in Libraries for 2021!

9 April 2021 | Information Society | Access to information, Access to knowledge, Digital inclusion

Register Now! Virtual Event: Libraries Inspire Engagement in Cultural Heritage

Learn about how libraries are finding dynamic ways to connect their communities to cultural heritage at our upcoming virtual event: Libraries Inspire Engagement in Cultural Heritage.

9 April 2021 | Cultural Heritage | PAC (Preservation and Conservation), Advocacy, Archives, Conservation, Cultural heritage, Preservation