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Now available: IFLA Principles for Responding to Conflict

8 May 2023

    Complimenting the existing Principles of Engagement around disasters (both natural and human-made), the just released IFLA Principles for Responding to Conflict aim to set out a basis for determining how IFLA should react to situations of civil or military conflict, in any part of the world, which impact on libraries.

    It’s getting hot in here! Information Professionals Contributing to Open Science towards Climate Empowerment

    8 May 2023

      This IFLA satellite meeting will shine a light on the contributions to Open Science from library and information professionals in different sectors and geographies. We will come up with practical ideas on what more can be done by our profession, through our communities of practice, professional associations and local communities, to advance Open Science towards climate empowerment.

      Leading Change for Libraries

      5 May 2023

        The International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions Sub-Saharan Africa Regional Division Committee (IFLA SSA RDC) Launches the In-Country Library Advocacy Co-Design Team that aimed at leading change for libraries in the region. This initiative is part of the IFLA SSA's global advocacy priorities that identifies and addresses core library advocacy issues specific to various African countries.

        IFLA and UNESCO Celebrate 30 Years of World Press Freedom Day with Documentary Heritage

        2 May 2023

          World Press Freedom Day (3 May) pays homage to freedom of the press as an essential part of democratic, informed, and participatory societies. It calls for a reflection on its history, evaluation of the current state of press freedom around the world, and for remembrance of those journalists who have lost their lives providing access to information.

          IFLA Art Libraries Section: Big Ideas, Challenging Questions satellite conference - Registration is now open

          1 May 2023

            The Rijksmuseum Research Library and the IFLA Art Libraries Section will organize a satellite conference from 17 - 19 August at the Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam, The Netherlands around the theme Big Ideas, Challenging Questions. The goal is to discuss the future of art and visual information, and to talk about the challenges and opportunities of the art library in relation to digital scholarly and/or artistic practices.

            Libraries Stand Out in Special Rapporteur’s Report on Cultural Rights of Migrants

            26 April 2023

              Libraries not only depend on human rights to deliver their services – they actively contribute to their realisation. The values of libraries and many aspects of their missions are interlinked with ensuring access to information and freedom of expression. Both of these fundamental freedoms are also aspects of cultural rights. For their many actions to enable participation in cultural life, libraries can be considered cultural rights defenders.

              New member of the IFLA Governing Board

              24 April 2023

                As a result of the vacancy for the Chair of the Management of Library Associations Section (MLAS) who is also a member of the Governing Board, a call for nominations was conducted within the members of the MLAS Standing Committee. Only one nomination was received and therefore the nominated candidate, Loida Garcia-Febo (United States of America), is automatically elected.