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COVID-19 in the Asia & Oceania region (Public Libraries)

An online discussion focusing on Public Libraries during the COVID-19 pandemic.  This event is sponsored by the National Library Board Singapore.  Details to follow. IFLA President Christine Mackenzie will participate in the online event.  … Read More

  • Events
  • 26 August 2020

Celebrating the Public Library Manifesto this Friday!

With only four days to go until the 25th Anniversary of the Public Library Manifesto, it’s the last moment to look at the tools and ideas IFLA has made available. With our advocacy pack, you can take the opportunity to celebrate the work and missions of public libraries. Read More

  • News
  • 25 November 2019
  • By: anonymous

IFLA/UNESCO Public Library Manifesto 25th Anniversary Poster

On 29 November 2019, the IFLA-UNESCO Public Library Manifesto celebrates its 25th Anniversary. This is a great opportunity to celebrate the missions and work of public libraries. To help in this, and as part of IFLA’s broader Public Library… Read More

  • Publications
  • 20 November 2019

UN Report on Public Spaces and Human Rights Highlights Place of Libraries

As public spaces, open to all members of the community, libraries enable people to exercise and enjoy their human rights. A new report from the UN Special Rapporteur on Cultural Rights highlights this role, and the conditions for it to be realised. It provides a useful advocacy tool for libraries. Read More

  • News
  • 13 November 2019
  • By: anonymous

IFLA Public Library Manifesto Advocacy Toolkit

In just three weeks, it will be 25 years since the last revision of the IFLA/UNESCO Public Library Manifesto. IFLA’s new advocacy toolkit sets out some key facts, ideas, and tools to help you celebrate. The Public Library Manifesto is one of the most influential… Read More

  • Publications
  • 08 November 2019

Just released: two new IFLA Standards

Just endorsed by the Professional Committee: Guidelines on Public Internet Access in Libraries and Guidelines for Setting Up a Digital Unification Project Read More

  • News
  • 29 August 2019
  • By: anonymous

Advocating for Public Access

The internet has created unprecedented new opportunities to find, use and share information. Libraries around the world have been quick to offer access to it as a key part of their service to users. Read More

  • News
  • 28 August 2019
  • By: anonymous

IFLA Guidelines on Public Internet Access in Libraries

IFLA’s Guidelines on Public Internet Access in Libraries offer both a firm reiteration of support for the value of such access, but also practical guidance in dealing with the issues that this may raise. It acts as a checklist, establishing principles and sharing examplse which should serve as reference… Read More

  • Publications
  • 24 August 2019