IFLA/UNESCO Public Library Manifesto Webinar (Norway and Sweden): recording now available
31 January 2023
The latest version of the IFLA-UNESCO Public Library Manifesto 2022 was launched in Dublin at the 87th World Library and Information Congress.
Martin Memet Könick (Library Director, City of Landskrona), Elin Golten (Head of Section for Library Development, Vestland County Council) and Peter Björkman (Unit manager, Umeå City Library) from IFLA’s Public Libraries Section recently convened a webinar to explore the implications of the manifesto within a Swedish and Norwegian context and we are pleased to advise that the recording is now available on our YouTube channel.
A distinguished panel discussed the following issues:
- How can the manifesto be a support for the legitimation of the public library in the local community?
- How can one work with the manifesto at the national and international level?
- How does the manifesto affect the profession and public library institution?
Vidar Lund. Chairman of the Norwegian Library Association, with extensive experience from the public library sector at local and regional levels.
Jenny Nilsson. Senior Analyst at the Swedish Library Association with, among other things, responsibility for IFLA-matters and Nordic cooperation.
Ola Pilerot. Professor of Library and Information Science at the University of Borås.
Xianhong Hu. UNESCO Program Specialist, representing the Information for All Program Secretariat
IFLA Public Libraries Section Martin Memet Könick (Library Director, City of Landskrona), Elin Golten (Head of Section for Library Development, Vestland County Council) and Peter Björkman (Unit manager, Umeå City library).