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Looking Ahead at Climate Action in 2022

The UN Climate Change Conference (COP26), hosted in November 2021 by the United Kingdom in Glasgow, ended with some positive progress, but not nearly enough. Many have underlined that more drastic work must still be done to address the climate emergency and secure global net zero emissions by 2050, in… Read More

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  • 14 January 2022

Idea-Café events organized by the German Green Library Network

Janet Wagner Philological Library, University Library, Freie Universität Berlin, Germany E-mail: janet.wagner@fu-berlin.de Let’s meet online! Idea-Café events organized by the German Green Library Network The German Green Library Network stands for networking, information and exchange between libraries and also with other cultural and educational institutions. It… Read More

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  • 14 January 2022

Libraries and the Glasgow Work Programme on Action for Climate Empowerment

Aligning library engagement in climate action with Action for Climate Empowerment can help libraries be recognised as valuable partners in the design and implementation of national strategies for climate empowerment. This brief provides an overview of the Glasgow Work Programme for Action for Climate Empowerment, with an eye on… Read More

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  • 14 January 2022

Com detectar les notícies falses – edició COVID-19

With fighting misinformation around COVID-19 a key part of the overall response to the pandemic, libraries have the reputation and the skills to make an important contribution. IFLA has produced a COVID-19 edition of our popular How To Spot Fake News infographic, with a stronger focus on some of the… Read More

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  • 13 January 2022

IFLA SCITECH Webinar: Health Information Literacy: Content Creation during the COVID Infodemic

This webinar's panelists from five different Asian countries will discuss challenges, strategies and training adopted and imparted for creating accurate and authoritative content about COVID-19. We will share the training imparted to create awareness and will address the global challenges of creating multilingual content in forms that are easily accessible and understandable. Read More

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  • 12 January 2022

Looking Ahead on Health

The Pandemic has clearly focused minds on health, and how essential it is that we do not take it for granted. The right to health – and with it, the right to health information – have rapidly moved up the political agenda. Find out about the plans of our Health and Biosciences Section (HBS) and Evidence for Global and Disaster Health Special Interest Group (E4GDH), and in particular about the 2022 International Congress of Medical Librarianship. Read More

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  • 12 January 2022

Health information by right: making the case for ensuring access to reliable information

In the early months of 2020, WHO Director General Tedros Ghebreyesus underlined that in addition to fighting a pandemic, the world also needed to reckon with an 'infodemic'. As argued by the speakers at the WLIC 2021 session on Access to health information as a human right: A global call to action and practical steps, there is an urgent need for action to ensure that every person should have access to  reliable health information and should be protected from misinformation. Read More

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  • 12 January 2022