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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

Offline Internet: Providing Access without a Connection

For around half of the world’s population, Internet connectivity is not a reality. Often, this is simply because there are no cables, or a good enough mobile signal, where they live. Cut off from information about jobs, education or healthcare, the lack of access risks compounding their marginalisation. A conference in Tempe, United States, looked at how library initiatives to provide 'offline Internet' can better help people bridge the information divide. Read More

  • News
  • 20 February 2018
  • By: anonymous

IFLA Guidelines for Library Services to People Experiencing Homelessness

Introduction The IFLA Section for Library Services to People with Special Needs (LSN) focuses on those persons who, because of their living conditions and/or physical, mental, or cognitive disabilities, are unable to access current library services. Much in the same way, people experiencing homelessness face a series of barriers… Read More

  • Publications
  • 27 October 2017
  • By: Library Services to People with Special Needs Section

Video Production Workshop

This presentation, a link at the end, was used at the workshop on Video production. Informing, communicating and disseminating knowledge using audio-visual content during WLIC2017 in Wroclaw, Poland. The aim of the workshop was to encourage participants to engage with video production and provide an overview of basic… Read More

  • Publications
  • 07 September 2017
  • By: Mikael Johansson

LSN annual report 2015-2016

This annual report is based on the LSN 2014 – 2019 Strategic Plan and relates to activities from September 2015 to August 2016 Our action plan for 2016-2017 is available on our website. Results These are the activities completed during the year:… Read More

  • Publications
  • 17 August 2017

LSN Action plan 2016-2017

Summary of LSN Action Plan Progress March, 2017 The IFLA Section, Library Services to People with Special Needs (LSN), submitted an action plan to IFLA with five objectives. This is an update of progress toward each of these objectives as of March, 2017. We hope all of our… Read More

  • Publications
  • 17 August 2017

IFLA marks World Refugee Day

On World Refugee Day, the International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions wishes to highlight the richness and vibrancy of an inclusive and open society by reminding how libraries play an integral role in democratization and integration. IFLA believes that open societies are healthy societies and that libraries guarantee basic human rights by enabling access to information and knowledge for all. Read More

  • News
  • 20 June 2017
  • By: anonymous

IFLA LGBTQ Users SIG CFP 2017: Intersectionality

For IFLA WLIC 2017 (19-25 Aug 2017) we’ve chosen intersectionality as the theme of our program. The LGBTQ Users SIG seeks submissions from scholars and practitioners that address the ways in which libraries can provide access to information relating to LGBTQ+ lives as they intersect with the lived experiences of other identities. Read More

  • News
  • 19 January 2017
  • By: Anne Reddacliff