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Transforming libraries? The impact of IFLA Standards

Transformation is one of the big themes at the IFLA 2018 World Library and Information Congress. Come along to the Committee on Standards open session to hear more about the impact of recently published IFLA Standards and the issues that challenge our thinking about standards development. Read More

  • News
  • 31 May 2018
  • By: Claire McGuire

Implementing the IFLA School Library Guidelines (workshop materials)

The IASL / IFLA Joint Committee has developed a set of workshop materials based on the IFLA School Library Guidelines, 2nd edition.  This project is realised under the supervision and with the collaboration of (previous) members of the IASL / IFLA Joint Committee. Workshop… Read More

  • Publications
  • 18 April 2018

IFLA Guidelines for Library Services to People Experiencing Homelessness

Introduction The IFLA Section for Library Services to People with Special Needs (LSN) focuses on those persons who, because of their living conditions and/or physical, mental, or cognitive disabilities, are unable to access current library services. Much in the same way, people experiencing homelessness face a series of barriers… Read More

  • Publications
  • 27 October 2017
  • By: Library Services to People with Special Needs Section

Standards work in progress

IFLA generally uses the term “standards” to refer to the following types of documents: Guidelines (documents consisting of instructions, advice and models of preferred practices)Best practice (documents consisting of procedures and techniques based on experience and research)Conceptual modelsRules for resource descriptionDigital format codes They are developed following the IFLA… Read More

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  • 05 June 2015

IFLA School Library Guidelines, 2nd edition

This is the second edition of the School Library Guidelines, approved by the IFLA Professional Committee in June 2015. These guidelines constitute the second edition of the IFLA ‘School Library Guidelines’. The first edition of the school library guidelines was developed in 2002 by the School… Read More

  • Publications
  • 02 April 2015
  • By: IFLA School Libraries Standing Committee, Barbara Schultz-Jones and Dianne Oberg (Eds.)