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Reflecting Back & Looking Forward

Join us to hear about some inspiring stories of how public libraries adapted to service delivery during COVID-19; innovative approaches to literacy and reading during this time; listen to international library leaders contemplate the future; plus meet some of the worlds amazing Children's Laureates and Ambassadors. AND we have a specially curated session in Portuguese. The Literacy and Reading + Public Libraries mid-term is the place to be! Read More

  • News
  • 31 March 2021
  • By: Jan Richards

Understanding Library Tech Needs and Readiness: a new IFLA Briefing

Information technology continues to have a fundamental impact on the library sector; and libraries’, library users’ and policy-makers’ expectations of library services are evolving alongside technological developments and changing community needs. To make sure libraries are able to deliver on these tasks, suitable and fit-for-purpose library ICT infrastructure equipment and skills are crucial. The new IFLA briefing offers an overview of common recurring themes in relevant literature and key considerations for assessing library ‘tech readiness’. Read More

  • News
  • 07 October 2020
  • By: anonymous

Library Tech Needs and Readiness: A Briefing

From public internet access facilities to digital collections, from online learning to makerspaces – the ICT-enabled roles and services libraries take on require a fit-for-purpose ICT infrastructure, equipment, staff digital skills, and more. Drawing on the available literature on library technology planning, evaluation and assessment… Read More

  • Publications
  • 07 October 2020

Local History and Genealogy Section Webinar

Objectives   To understand what “genetic exceptionalism” is and why DNA testing is now critical for your genealogical patron To gain a basic knowledge of what DNA testing can and cannot do for genealogical research To identify relevant resources for the library’s collection and for the librarian’s continuing… Read More

  • Events
  • 03 September 2020

Library Return on Investment – Review of Evidence from the Last 10 Years

Over the last few decades, libraries have been exploring various ways to assess and demonstrate their value and contribution to users and societies at large. Return on Investment is a commonly used method to demonstrate value - and a new publication by IFLA offers an overview of ROI studies in varous library sectors over the last 10 years. Read More

  • News
  • 16 July 2020
  • By: anonymous

Knowledge Management and library innovation in a changing world

The Knowledge Management Section is pleased to announce the publication of its IFLA Journal Special Issue: Knowledge Management and library innovation in a changing world. Guest editors Leda Bultrini and Wilda Newman share their outlook for innovation in the knowledge landscape, and several articles from library leaders, scholars, and information… Read More

  • Publications
  • 06 July 2020