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Information Literacy for Societal Resilience

25 June 2024

    A new creative intervention produced by Tactical Tech and DensityDesign Lab at Politecnico di Milano, in collaboration with International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions (IFLA),  will address how AI is impacting the ways that media and information is produced, distributed and perceived. The exhibition, designed to be hosted in libraries throughout Europe, will present visitors with engaging resources that will make these issues tangible and visual. It will also provide practical tips for what to do when we are confronted with these issues in our online lives.

    Requests for proposals: building capacity to deliver on public interest goals

    24 June 2024

      Proposals are welcome in response to two calls that we are happy to release today, focusing on building libraries' ability to deliver on public interest goals at scale. These address how library fields are structured, and the impacts of IFLA's Building Strong Library Associations programme. Bids are welcome by 12 July 2024. This work is made possible thanks to the support of Stichting IFLA Global Libraries.

      Message from the IFLA President, 21 June 2024

      24 June 2024

        I am happy to be writing to you to with the latest update on all that is happening at IFLA, and specifically the work of our Governing Board. I would like to acknowledge the positive feedback on these monthly messages from many of our members and volunteers. Thank you for your comments. We are continuing to issue these updates in all IFLA languages, which I hope assists in updating you on key matters.

        Out Now: June 2024 issue of IFLA Journal

        21 June 2024

          The June 2024 issue of the IFLA Journal delves into the multifaceted roles of libraries in navigating contemporary global challenges. This issue underscores the diversity of library practices worldwide, highlighting their pivotal role as catalysts for knowledge, technology, and social resilience in the face of global challenges.

          2024 IFLA Dynamic Unit and Impact Awards 

          20 June 2024

            A dynamic Professional Unit has the greatest impact on IFLA’s global work – engaging members, developing strong leadership and identity, delivering high-quality services with measurable impact, and communicating activities within IFLA and beyond. The Professional Council launched the Dynamic Unit and Impact Awards to recognise the Professional Units who have excelled in putting Dynamic Unit goals into practice. Three IFLA Professional Units were awarded this year.

            IFLA MLAS Library Associations Aligned with UN efforts

            20 June 2024

              IFLA MLAS activities are aligned with efforts by the United Nations: the High Level Political Forum 2024 and the Summit of the Future 2024. Here is a one-pager document to show this alignment. It is a living document that will be updated as MLAS continues work throughout the year. This document can be used to by library associations and libraries to build their own advocacy one-pager. 

              [Extended] Call for papers – 24 Hours of Global Information Technology

              13 June 2024

                The IFLA Information Technology Section, IFLA Artificial Intelligence (AI) Special Interest Group, and IFLA Big Data Special Interest Group are pleased to announce an upcoming international virtual event focused on Information Technology (IT) and Libraries. This webinar held across multiple time zones seeks to provide a snapshot of IT challenges and opportunities in libraries and provide regional perspectives on issues.