At the moment that the IFLA Strategy was launched at the World Library and Information Congress in Athens, Greece almost no-one could have imagined the world we live in today. In this piece, IFLA Secretary General Gerald Leitner explains why the Strategy is nonetheless as relevant as ever.
With implementation underway, how are IFLA’s over sixty Professional Units contributing to delivering on the IFLA Strategy?
Last February we spotted the great action being taken by the Latvian Association of Libraries (LAL) in order to make the IFLA Strategy a reality at the national level. LAL planned to make the Strategy central to this year’s Festival of Latvian Libraries 2020, organised in close collaboration with the National Library of Latvia.
Six months ago today, IFLA launched its new Strategy 2019-2024. Under the vision of a strong and united library field powering literate, informed and participatory societies, it provides both a roadmap for IFLA and a framework for libraries everywhere to strengthen their impact on society.
Promoting Cross-Border Connections between Libraries and the IFLA Strategy: An Interview on the UK Working Internationally Initiative8 January 2020
IFLA’s Strategy 2019-2024 is driving efforts to create an inspired, engaged, enabled and connected library field. Success will depend on libraries and library associations being ready to think and work internationally. We interviewed Rabeea Arif, the Working Internationally Project Manager at CILIP, the UK Library Association, about work in the United Kingdom.
With IFLA’s Strategy for 2019-24 in place, now is the time to ensure that we have the right structures, as an organisation, to deliver on our vision and mission. IFLA’s Governance Review – the process for achieving this – is already well advanced.
Without a strong commitment to multilingualism underpinning our core work, IFLA would not be able to bridge the cultural differences across the library community and wider environment in which libraries operate. Two new translations of the IFLA Srategy help expand our reach by more than 400,000,000 people.
IFLA's Professional Units are major actors when it comes to inspiring and enhancing professional practice. With their new 2019-2020 workplans, the Professional Units will help turn IFLA's Strategy into action. It's a powerful start! Our main question now is: how do YOU act in the spirit of IFLA's Strategy?
Engagement by the global library field has been key to the development of the IFLA Strategy 2019-2024. Continued and expanded contributions from the global library field will be key to its success
With our collective experience, ideas and vision, we have created a roadmap for the future – the IFLA Strategy.