It has been fifteen years since the section developed the Multicultural Library Manifesto in 2006, which was later endorsed by the IFLA Governing Board and UNESCO. To celebrate this 15th anniversary, the IFLA Library Services to Multicultural Populations Section will be focusing much of the upcoming issue of its newsletter on the ways that libraries have used the Manifesto and the toolkit which has been created in more recent years. We’d love to hear your stories on how you have used these resources in your libraries.

This year also marks the first time that the IFLA WLIC will be held as a fully-virtual conference, a trend that is becoming increasingly common, as many library programs and events have gone online. So, we’re also keen to hear your stories about how you have been ‘going virtual’ in the time of COVID.

Of course, if you have any stories that are of interest to our Section members, please do consider submitting them to our newsletter.

The ideal length of stories is 400-600 words with accompanying images (300dpi, JPEG format). By submitting articles and images, you understand they may be used, both internally and externally, in print and digital media formats including print publications, websites, and social media, under a CC-BY 4.0 license. You understand that images/articles on websites can be viewed throughout the world, according to the legislation in place locally. By submitting articles and images, you also confirm you have secured permission to use any photos or other 3rd party content you may have included in your work.

Please send your submissions to editor, Pam Ryan ([email protected]) by Sunday, February 28, 2021 using the subject line “MCULTP Newsletter submission.”