In many communities around the world, there are weak and disappearing languages and cultures, where there are limited opportunities for minority people to access or express their own language. Libraries can plan an important role in supporting and protecting minority languages and be part of preserving humanity’s common heritage.For our next newsletter, the IFLA Library Services to Multicultural Populations Section is calling for stories and articles about how libraries support the preservation of minority languages, as our theme for the issue. As always, we are also happy to receive other articles related to library services to multicultural populations.

The ideal length of stories is 400-600 words with accompanying images (300dpi, JPEG format). By submitting articles and images, you understand they may be used, both internally and externally, in print and digital media formats including print publications, websites, and social media, under a CC-BY 4.0 license. You understand that images/articles on websites can be viewed throughout the world, according to the legislation in place locally. By submitting articles and images, you also confirm you have secured permission to use any photos or other 3rd party content you may have included in your work.

Please send your submissions to the newsletter editor, Andrew Finegan ( by Friday 5 May using the subject line “MCULTP Newsletter submission.”

I look forward to reading your stories for the newsletter!