Urban October – celebrated throughout the month by UN HABITAT – is an opportunity to highlight contributions, and so urban development is also the theme of this newsletter. In addition to more about libraries and sustainable urban development – including from the Library Map of the World – read on too for more about how libraries are contributing to two other international days marked in October – Evidence Based Healthcare Day, and World Statistics Day.
IFLA Units+Strategy: Evidence for Global and Disaster Health Special Interest Group - Leading as a Valued Partner20 October 2022
Sponsored by the IFLA Health and Biosciences Section, the IFLA Evidence for Global and Disaster Health (E4GDH) Special Interest Group works to promote and strengthen the roles that librarians play in times of disaster and in response to global health challenges. In the spirit of partnership, this month IFLA features the IFLA Health and Biosciences (HBS) Section and their partner the IFLA Evidence for Global Disaster and Health (E4GDH) Special Interest Group in the Units + Strategy recognition series, for their collaborative efforts not only with each other, but with several external medical and health-related information organisations. Read about what they’ve been doing and what they’ve got planned for 2022-2023.
IFLA Units+Strategy: Health and Biosciences Section Engages and Energises the Healthcare Library Sector20 October 2022
In the spirit of partnership, this month IFLA features the IFLA Health and Biosciences (HBS) Section and their partner the IFLA Evidence for Global Disaster and Health (E4GDH) Special Interest Group in the Units + Strategy recognition series, for their collaborative efforts not only with each other, but with several external medical and health-related information organisations. Read about what they’ve been doing and what they’ve got planned for 2022-2023.
IFLA is seeking an external member of its Finance and Risk Committee, to work alongside IFLA’s Treasurer and other Governing Board members. Deadline: 17 October 2022
This month, IFLA features the IFLA’s Public Libraries section in the Units + Strategy recognition series, for their success in aligning their work to the 2019-2024 IFLA Strategic plan with accomplishments such as The IFLA/UNESCO Public Library Manifesto 2022, the IFLA/Systemic Public 2022 Library of the Year Award (PLOTY), amongst other strong initiatives. See how the Unit is supporting Key Initiatives 1.1, 2.2 and 2.3.
The importance of access to information as a right for all is of course at the heart of IFLA’s values. It is both a valuable goal in its own right, and an essential precondition for the achievement of so many other rights – to education, health, culture, science and more.
This edition highlights just a few of the different ways in which IFLA is enabling this learning. A great example is our Library Map of the World, which is celebrating its 5th anniversary today. The map not only enables new insights into our field but has been an important learning process for the many contributors involved.
The below announcement has been made by the IFLA Governing Board about current arrangements at IFLA HQ.
We have an exciting programme that will allow delegates to reflect upon and celebrate our accomplishments, renew friendships, extend their networks, and jointly explore current and future directions.
The Irish National Committee is delighted to invite you all to the 87th IFLA World Library and Information Congress (WLIC) taking place from 26 to 29 July 2022 in Dublin, Ireland.
Welcome to the May IFLA Newsletter. With just two months to go until the World Library and Information Congress, we've got more exciting updates about what awaits you in Dublin, including links to the full programme, and a key reminder to apply for emerging leaders’ grants. There's also news about this year's IFLACamp, and on the recipients of the ARL grants.
IFLA Information Technology Section + IFLA Strategy: cybersecurity, artificial intelligence, future?11 May 2022
With an eye to disseminating information technology programmes and initiatives in a useful and practical way, IFLA’s Information Technology Section is actively engaging with relevant topics to support the sharing of best practices across IFLA’s membership and the global library field. These initiatives are closely aligned to the IFLA Key Initiative 2.3 “Develop standards, guidelines, and other materials that foster best professional practice”.
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.
This month’s theme is #BreakTheBias, inspired by the theme for International Women’s Day.
Aligned to the IFLA Strategy's Key Initiative 1.4, the IFLA Indigenous Matters Section will actively support the UNESCO Decade of Indigenous Languages with projects and events, emphasising the role of libraries in advancing the rights of indigenous peoples to language.
Welcome to the second edition of the IFLA newsletter for 2022, with a special focus on Safer Internet Day. Find out about work inside and outside of IFLA to protect and empower internet users - especially children - as well as updates on the World Library and Information Congress, the work of our professional and regional units, advocacy, and upcoming events!
IFLA’s Professional Units bring the brightest minds in the field together to address issues relevant to libraries and library and information workers at a global level. These international, diverse and vibrant groups of library experts are dedicated to building the capacity, and realising the potential, of our profession. Find out more about the projects they are undertaking, and how you can follow and get involved with their work.
Welcome to the first IFLA Newsletter of 2022! I wanted therefore to start by wishing you all a very happy, healthy New Year. Health is of course something we should value highly, especially now. We continue to live with the consequences of a very real health crisis – the COVID-19 pandemic – leaving a trail of suffering, disruption and uncertainty. This edition of our newsletter therefore focuses, in particular, on how IFLA and libraries are working to support health and wellbeing for all.