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2018-2019 IFLA LGBT SIG Action Plan and Resource Request Form

Click here for the complete 2018-2019 IFLA LGBTQ+ SIG Action Plan. Objectives of Professional Unit 2018-19: 1. Provide guidelines for LGBTQ+ library services and collections around the world Promoting IFLA Standards to support libraries in the provision of services to their communities;… Read More

  • Publications
  • 26 December 2018
  • By: Anne Redacliff

Rights at the Library: IFLA Celebrates 70th Anniversary of Universal Declaration of Human Rights

70 years ago today, United Nations Member States signed up to the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. In doing so, they established a set of principles that underpin any sustainable and successful society. In statements released today, IFLA’s Secretary General, Gerald Leitner, and President Glòria Pérez-Salmeron, underlined the work of libraries in ensuring that all can benefit. Read More

  • News
  • 10 December 2018
  • By: anonymous

Human Rights Day 2018

10 December 2018 marks the 70th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. IFLA will be focusing on the importance of this document for libraries, and the contribution our institutions make to its realisation. IFLA gives a major role to human rights both… Read More

  • Events
  • 04 December 2018

IFLA at Mozfest, London 2018

Mozfest is the annual gathering of supporters of a healthy Internet: accessible to all, decentralized, creative and safe. This year there were many interesting talks and events for IFLA to be part of such as those on privacy, digital rights, privacy in oppressive regimes and inclusion and literacy. Read More

  • News
  • 07 November 2018
  • By: anonymous

International Governance Forum 2018

​ The Internet Governance Forum (IGF) is an important gathering for discussing how the internet works. Its multistakeholder approach allows for open discussion between civil society organizations from all over the world, businesses and government representatives. This year, IFLA is organising two events on… Read More

  • Events
  • 05 November 2018

Clare O’Hanlon’s Video Now Available!

You can now view Clare O’Hanlon’s presentation, “A continuum of LGBTIQA+ community engagement in libraries: From collections and cataloguing to book displays, bathrooms and beyond” here: VIDEO PRESENTATION Clare has given her permission to share this video for professional development purposes provided that… Read More

  • News
  • 30 August 2018
  • By: Rachel Wexelbaum

NEW DATE & TIME: Join us for a video presentation at WLIC2018!

IFLA LGBTQ Users SIG is not hosting a conference session at WLIC2018 because of the human rights situation for LGBTQ+ people in Malaysia.   Instead, please enjoy this video presentation from Australian librarian and LGBTQ+ activist, Clare O’Hanlon. Clare’s presentation will take place… Read More

  • News
  • 24 August 2018
  • By: IFLA LGBTQ+ SIG

IFLA Secretary-General Welcomes Naming of Michelle Bachelet as Human Rights Commissioner

Defending, promoting and respecting human rights is fundamental for libraries. IFLA strongly supports the work of the UN Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights to identify and criticise abuses at the highest level. The naming of Michelle Bachelet to the role of High Commissioner offers hope that the pressure for improvement will grow stronger in years to come. Read More

  • News
  • 22 August 2018
  • By: anonymous

Article 13 and Its Implications for Freedom of Expression

​ Article 13 is a key element of the EU draft Directive on Copyright in the Digital Single Market. As such, it needs careful analysis and consideration given the threats it poses to freedom of expression and freedom of access to information online. IFLA… Read More

  • Publications
  • 03 July 2018