In May 2022, the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO)’s Standing Committee on Copyright Relations will meet for the 42nd time – and for the first time in person in the two years since the pandemic began.
Today, the nominations process for IFLA’s extraordinary election for a new President-elect and Treasurer open. There are six weeks for candidates to come forward, and for Members and Affiliates to submit nominations.
For the library profession, the importance of sharing information, serving their communities, and cooperating with colleagues from around the world are not minimised in times of crisis – they are strengthened.
This month's newsletter comes with a message from IFLA President Barbara Lison.
As part of our April newsletter, and in line with the focus on World Book Day, we talked to Atlanta Meyer, Chair of IFLA's Literacy and Reading Section, about her perspectives on the importance of books and reading today, and what her Section has planned:
With registration opening in March, we already have more than 1000 registrants for WLIC 2022 Dublin. This year’s WLIC is rich with diverse sessions on a wide range of topics, from copyright to awards, to trends in the profession and standards, with workshops on a myriad of skill-building topics.
Save the Date! Next dates for IFLA MLAS & NPSIG "Empowering Library Leaders and Diversity Worldwide" webinars. MENA: May 25 // Sub-Saharan Africa: May 26 // Latin America & Caribbean: 15 June // Asia and Oceania: June 21
IFLA participated actively in the Regional Forum for Sustainable Development for Europe, which included a strong emphasis on promoting resilience and ensuring a strong and inclusive future. Maia Simonishvili, member of the Europe Regional Division Committee, participated, using the opportunity to place libraries on the agenda, gather insights, and build connections.
Good news for those who have not had the chance to bid on our calls last time. Our RFP on contract override has been renewed! The deadline for submitting your proposal is 9 May, 2022.
Special themed issue: Indigenous Knowledge and Data in Ethical Information Management Call for Proposals20 April 2022
EXTENDED CALL: The IFLA Knowledge Management Section and the Digital Scholarship/Digital Humanities Special Interest Group are seeking proposals for papers or presentations to be presented at their joint Satellite Conference on 23 July 2022 at Trinity College of The University of Dublin in Dublin, Ireland.16 April 2022
The following statement was agreed by the IFLA Governing Board on 15 April 2022
Registration Now Open: 37th Pre-Conference of the Library and Research Services for Parliaments Section of IFLA14 April 2022
In response to the article which appeared in the Swedish library journal Biblioteksbladet on 11 April 2022 and internal mails from a GB member shared on digital platforms, IFLA’s Governing Board releases the following statement.
Call for Presentations: 37th Pre-Conference of the Library and Research Services for Parliaments Section of IFLA13 April 2022
The Library and Research Services for Parliaments Section (IFLAPARL) invites proposals for presentations at the Pre-Conference to be hosted by The Houses of the Oireachtas (Irish Parliament), in Dublin, Ireland, on Friday July 22, 2022.
As part of the 2022 MozFest, IFLA hosted an interactive workshop examining what recent library experiences with media literacy learning can tell us about effective ways to tackle misinformation.
The new IFLA Statement on Cybersecurity examines what key cybersecurity concepts and principles mean in the context of library work - and how libraries, governments, library associations and educators can help build a safer digital environment for library users and staff.
The IFLA Asia Oceania Regional Division Committee participated at the 9th Asia-Pacific Forum on Sustainable Development, which was organised by the UN Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (UN ESCAP) and took place in a hybrid mode - physically in Bangkok, Thailand from 28-31 March. The IFLA AO RDC sent a representation committee to physically attend the Forum, while also organised the webinar “Informed societies at the foundation of a better post-COVID world” as one of the Forum’s side events.
IFLA's recent ResiliArt x Mondiacult event added a library perspective to a worldwide discussion on culture's role in tackling global challenges. The outcomes of this event will help inform the agenda of the upcoming UNESCO World Conference on Cultural Policies and Sustainable Development, Mondiacult 2022.