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Librarians and information professionals as (pro)motors of change: immersing, including and initiating digital transformation for smart societies (2019)

The IFLA Section for Continuing Professional Development and Workplace Learning (CPDWL) focuses on all aspects of professional development and learning in the workplace and brings together those library and information professionals who are interested in and responsible for developing the skills and expertise needed in a rapidly changing world. Read More

  • Publications
  • 02 December 2019

The Role of Libraries in National Broadband Plans and Policies

Public access to the internet and ICT in libraries is an important tool to support meaningful digital inclusion and bring more people online. How can national-level policy frameworks and measures facilitate, support and maximise this potential? A 2-part report by IFLA and EIFL (Electronic Information for Libraries) explores the… Read More

  • Publications
  • 27 November 2019

A Look Ahead to the 2019 Annual Internet Governance Forum Meeting

Between 25 and 29 November, 2019, IFLA will be taking part in the 14th annual Internet Governance Forum meeting in Berlin. IFLA has participated in IGF events since 2008; and we continue our involvement in policy discussions relevant for the library field: public internet access facilities, digital and information literacy, intellectual freedom in the digital sphere, and many others. Read More

  • News
  • 21 November 2019
  • By: anonymous

Open Session of the Dynamic Coalition on Public Access in Libraries

The Dynamic Coalition on Public Access in Libraries (DC-PAL) within the Internet Governance Forum brings together representatives from the library sector, NGOs and technical experts committed to bridging the digital divides and bringing more people online through public internet access in libraries. Each year,… Read More

  • Events
  • 16 November 2019

14th Annual Meeting of the Internet Governance Forum

IFLA will be participating in the annual Internet Governance Forum (IGF) meeting on 25-29th of November in Berlin. The IGF is a UN-based open multistakeholder platform which brings together actors from public, private and civil society sectors to discuss how the internet works and should be governed. Read More

  • Events
  • 16 November 2019

Video recording of the 16th IFLA ILDS conference: Beyond the paywall – Resource sharing in a disruptive ecosystem. Held at the National Library of Technology in Prague, Czech Republic, October 9-11, 2019.

Recorded at the National Library of Technology in Prague, Czech Republic, from Wednesday, October 9, at 10:00 CET, until Friday, October 11, 2019, at noon CET. More at https://ilds2019.org. This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License.  … Read More

  • Publications
  • 12 November 2019

Proceedings of the 16th IFLA ILDS conference: Beyond the paywall – Resource sharing in a disruptive ecosystem : held at the National Library of Technology in Prague, Czech Republic, October 9-11, 2019

Published on behalf of the IFLA Document Delivery and Resource Sharing Section’s Standing Committee, this freely-accessible eBook is a testimonial reflecting the state-of-the-art in the areas of thinking through, reacting to and proactively engaging in the most emergent challenges of todays’ global resource sharing and document delivery… Read More

  • Publications
  • 04 November 2019
  • By: Peter D. Collins, Stephanie Krueger, and Sasha Skenderija (Eds.)

ICDL 2019

​ The Sixth tri-annual International Conference on Digital Landscape (ICDL) will take place at the India Habitat Centre in New Delhi, India. According to its website, “ICDL 2019 will bring together leaders spearheading digital disruptions in their organizations to offer insights, knowledge, and case studies on contemporary… Read More

  • Events
  • 12 September 2019

ICDL 2019

​ The Sixth tri-annual International Conference on Digital Landscape (ICDL) will take place at the India Habitat Centre in New Delhi, India. According to its website, "ICDL 2019 will bring together leaders spearheading digital disruptions in their organizations to offer insights, knowledge, and case studies on… Read More

  • Events
  • 12 September 2019