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The Need for Libraries has Never Been Greater: IFLA Speaks at Major Information Literacy Conference

At a time of concern about the future of the Internet, there has never been a greater need both for information literacy, and for librarians as information literacy specialists. Speaking at the European Conference on Information Literacy, IFLA underlined the importance of what libraries are doing, and the need to ensure key decision-makers understand this. Read More

  • News
  • 20 September 2017
  • By: anonymous

IFLA Statement on Digital Literacy (18 August 2017)

Digital technologies have dramatically transformed our lives. Yet even with physical access to these tools[1], it is not a given that all can take full advantage of the opportunities created to receive, apply, share, and create information. Just as basic literacy… Read More

  • Publications
  • 22 August 2017

Real Solutions to Fake News: How Libraries Help

Freedoms of access to information and expression online are at risk. The spread of deliberately misleading information risks undermining confidence in the Internet, while heavy-handed reactions from authorities and platforms limit fundamental human rights. Read More

  • News
  • 20 August 2017
  • By: anonymous

Libraries Fighting Fake News: Uses of the IFLA Infographic

Libraries have been active in taking the IFLA infographic on How to Spot Fake News, and using it to promote media and information literacy. IFLA has produced a short report on initiatives to day – we welcome further suggestions! Please send these to esmeralda.moscaltelli[at] Read More

  • Publications
  • 19 August 2017

Get into GAPMIL

UNESCO’s GAPMIL initaitive offers a valuable potential means for libraries to connect around their work on information literacy, and underline their value to others. This IFLA briefing explains more.​ The Global Alliance for Partnerships on Media and Information Literacy (GAPMIL) was… Read More

  • Publications
  • 11 August 2017

How To Spot Fake News

Critical thinking is a key skill in media and information literacy, and the mission of libraries is to educate and advocate its importance. Discussions about fake news has led to a new focus on media literacy more broadly, and the role of libraries and other education institutions… Read More

  • Publications
  • 01 February 2017

Free IFLA/ALA Webinar: “Information Literacy in my Career”

The IFLA Continuing Professional Development and Workplace Learning and IFLA New Professionals SIG has partnered with the American Library Association to present a one-hour webinar “Information Literacy in my career.” Professionals at different stages of their career will talk about what information literacy means to them, how they engage with… Read More

  • Events
  • 30 July 2016