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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

How Libraries Celebrate Human Rights Across the World

​ 10 December 2018 marks the 70th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. It is an opportunity to read, and reflect on, a document that includes many of the key values – and missions – of libraries in advancing human rights for all. What… Read More

  • Publications
  • 07 December 2018

Libraries for Human Rights

Libraries have a unique relationship with human rights. Our institutions both depend on them to operate, but also contribute to their realisation. The 70th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights is therefore an opportunity to reflect on these connections, and celebrate… Read More

  • Publications
  • 04 December 2018

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 submission for upcoming UN report: 10th anniversary of the mandate in cultural rights

Next year, 2019, will mark as the 10th anniversary of the Special Rapporteur in the field of cultural rights. To celebrate, the current Special Rapporteur – Karima Bennoune – has decided to devote her next thematic report to taking stock of the impact of the work of the cultural rights remit, inviting relevant actors to send contributions to inform her study. Read More

  • News
  • 07 November 2018
  • By: anonymous

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