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IFLA Newsletter, February 2022: Editorial

8 February 2022

    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!

    What's next from IFLA's Professional Units? See projects planned for 2021-23

    8 February 2022

      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.  

      IFLA Newsletter, January 2022: Editorial

      12 January 2022

        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.

        IFLA Trend Report 2021 Update released!

        6 January 2022

          IFLA is happy to share the 2021 Update of its Trend Report, based on the ideas submitted by emerging library leaders ahead of our World Library and Information Congress. We invite you to look through, and think how these trends will interact and impact upon our institutions, our profession and our communities. 

          IFLA Newsletter, December 2021: Editorial

          2 December 2021

            At the heart of IFLA’s values is the idea that everyone should enjoy freedom of access to information, and so to high quality library and information services. Yet upholding rights is not always easy or simple. This month's IFLA newsletter highlights different angles of our work in this area. Happy reading!

            Libraries for Human Rights: an Interview with Ellen Tise, Chair, IFLA Advisory Committee on Freedom of Access to Information and Freedom of Expression

            1 December 2021

              With the December edition of IFLA's newsletter focusing on rights, this month's interview brings together IFLA Secretary General with Ellen Tise, IFLA President 2009-2011, and currently chair of IFLA's Advisory Committee on Freedom of Access to Information and Freedom of Expression. He asked her about her perspective on how libraries fit in with wider work on human rights. 

              Editorial: IFLA Newsletter – The Creativity Issue

              9 November 2021

                This newsletter shares perspectives from outside of our field around the role that libraries can play, looks at the work libraries themselves are already doing to advocate for the importance of creativity for all and libraries’ role in it, and welcomes examples of how this is happening on the ground.