The Special Interest Group for Women, Information, and Libraries (WILSIG) has aligned its work and activities for the 2023-2025 period with the IFLA strategic directions aimed at Strengthening the Global Voice of Libraries and Inspiring and Enhancing Professional Practice. In that regard, WILSIG is primarily oriented on two key initiatives: Produce, communicate and distribute key resources and materials that inspire the profession and Provide tools and infrastructure that support the work of libraries.

To contribute to the fulfillment of these directions, WILSIG has defined two main tasks/activities for the 2023-2025 period:

  1. Preparation of WILSIG Newsletter: The main objectives of the newsletter preparation are:
  • Highlighting the role of female librarians in library development, boosting their influence, pride, and sense of accomplishment;
  • Offering a platform for global communication among female librarians;
  • Sharing best practices for serving women to guide libraries worldwide in providing better service.
  1. Preparation of bibliographies on Children’s books on Women’s Rights and Gender Equality: This activity aims to:
  • Increase awareness and understanding of women’s rights and gender equality among children and young adults;
  • Provide a resource for educators, librarians, and parents to promote gender equality through literature;
  • Support the development of a more inclusive and equitable society by promoting diverse perspectives and voices in children’s literature.

In order to enhance the visibility of these activities, the third WILSIG activity for the 2023-2025 period is centered on bolstering the Group’s communication tools. This includes maintaining regular updates on the Facebook page, the WILSIG web page on the IFLA website, and archiving the group’s activities on Basecamp. This strategic focus aims to amplify the reach and impact of WILSIG’s initiatives, ensuring that they are accessible and visible to a wider audience, including librarians, professionals, and individuals interested in promoting gender equality and women’s rights in the field of librarianship.