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European Dialogue on Internet Governance (EuroDIG) 2021

The 2021 European Dialogue on Internet Governance took place last week, bringing together stakeholders to discuss, collaborate and facilitate good practices around the policies and processes which shape the digital ecosystem today. IFLA summarises some key messages and takeaway lessons for libraries worldwide. Read More

  • News
  • 09 July 2021
  • By: anonymous

Safer Internet Day: Experiences in Latvian Libraries

Every February, many countries celebrate and organise events dedicated to Safer Internet Day. Promoting digital literacy - including the fundamentals of online safety and privacy - has long been an important part of many libraries’ offer. So how can libraries support the Safer Internet Day campaign – and why should they take part? To offer a look from Latvia – a country where libraries have been championing Safer Internet Days for many years – Inga Niedra from the Latvian Culture Information Systems Centre shared some insights. Read More

  • News
  • 09 February 2021
  • By: anonymous

IGF 2020 Update: Wrapping Up Week 1, and a Look Ahead

The 2020 Internet Governance Forum – the first one to take place fully online – has just wrapped up its first week. Here is a quick look back at some relevant discussions – and engagement ideas for the coming days! Read More

  • News
  • 06 November 2020
  • By: anonymous

15th Internet Governance Forum

The 15th United Nations Internet Governance Forum takes place this year virtually, bringing together stakeholders from around the globe to talk about key issues concerning the way the internet works.  IFLA will be engaging throughout, both in sessions where we will highlight the role of libraries in… Read More

  • Events
  • 02 November 2020

A Look Ahead to the 2020 Internet Governance Forum

Between 2 and 17 November, the first fully-virtual Internet Governance Forum will bring together stakeholders from around the globe. IFLA continues to engage – and encourages libraries to take part in – discussions on how the internet works and should be governed in many areas that impact the library field. From digital inclusion to privacy, access to content, accessibility, digital skills and beyond – there are many relevant discussions worth engaging in. Read More

  • News
  • 02 November 2020
  • By: anonymous

Get Into… Guides

A key part of IFLA’s advocacy work is our engagement with international organisations and processes. These provide an opportunity to underline the role of libraries and call for laws, recommendations and research which can be used in national advocacy. Yet often, these processes are not limited to… Read More

  • Publications
  • 21 October 2020

IFLA at IGF 2019

Between 25 and 29 November 2019, IFLA participated in the 14th annual Internet Governance Forum meeting in Berlin. The key messages IFLA emphasised were the importance of policy support for public access in libraries, the role of libraries in enabling meaningful connectivity, and in generating meaningful internet content through digitisation efforts. Read More

  • News
  • 02 December 2019
  • By: anonymous