​IFLA launched the Library Pledge for Digital Inclusion on 16 October, and is welcoming signatures. Below you can find the Pledge, and the signatories. You can sign up to the pledge at this link.

Maximising Access Now: A Library Pledge to promote digital inclusion and access to information during COVID-19 and Beyond

To the best of our abilities, and with full respect for the law and public health:

  • We pledge to promote the best possible internet access for communities, reliably and at no or low cost, so that no-one should lack connectivity for financial reasons
  • We pledge to promote the widest possible access to relevant digital content and services, supporting education, research, and economic, social and cultural participation
  • We pledge to promote the strongest possible support for the development of digital skills, giving users the ability to be successful and confident internet users
  • We pledge to promote equitable broadband policies at all levels 

Signatories 

Organisations and Institutions

Algeria Public Library of Biskra
Argentina ABGRA- Asociación de Bibliotecarios Graduados de la República Argentina
Brazil FaBCI / FESPSP
Costa Rica Colegio de Profesionales en Bibliotecología de Costa Rica
Croatia Faculty of Civil Engineering, Architecture and Geodesy, University of Split
Czech Republic Association of Library and Information Professionals of the Czech Republic
Fiji Fiji Library Association
Gambia Gambia National Library Service Authority
Germany German Library Association
India PGGCG 42 Chandigarh
India Swarrnim Startup and Innovation University
Ireland CDETB Curriculum Development Unit
Jamaica Jamaica Library Service
Mexico Biblioteca Nacional de México
Mexico Nnamdi Azikiwe Library, University of Nigeria, Nsukka and Childrens Centre Library, University of Nigeria, Nsukka.
Mexico Asociación Mexicana de Bibliotecarios A, C
Mexico Colegio de Bibliotecología de la UNAM
Moldova, Republic of Biblioteca Municipala B.P. Hasdeu
Netherlands Stichting Rijnbrink
Philippines University of the Philippines – College of Engineering Libraries
Portugal Laredo Associacao Cultural
Saint Lucia National Association of Librarians and Information Professionals (NALIP) Saint Lucia
Scotland OneHE Mindsets Information Digital Media Literacy Online Community
Uganda Word of Life Uganda
United States American Library Association
Zimbabwe City of Bulawayo

 

Individuals

Argentina Lacorazza, María Silvia
Australia Byrne, Alex
Australia Logan, Fiona
Belgium Van den Berghe, Patrick
Bosna and Hercegovina Bratić, Slađana
Brazil Barbosa, Alves Sandra
Canada Rempel, Jennifer
Canada Hafner, Joseph
Croatia Willer, Mirna
Czech Republic Jansova, Linda
Fiji Volatabu Qica, Ela 
Fiji Tabalala, Liviana
Fiji Sutherland, Julianne
Fiji Nakaora
Hong Kongm China Chan, Helen
India Bihani, Sanjay Kumar
India Sachin
Indonesia Sri Udari, Margaretha 
Ireland Duffy, Johannah
Italia Marquardt, Luisa
Italy Simonetta, Pasqualis 
Italy Lamberti, Antonella
Italy Macherelli, Elisa
Italy Visca, Antonella 
Italy Poli, Angela
Italy Previati, Miranda 
Jamaica Simpson, Kishma 
Mexico Hernandez, Jonathan
Mexico Tena Espinoza de los Monteros, Martin Adalberto
New Zealand Lacaze-Campbell Nathalie
Nigeria Abdullahi, Jamilu
Nigeria Amuni Abdus-Semiu, Sarat
Philippines Guilles, Dennis
Portugal Vitorino, Maria José
Russia Beliakova, Daria 
Scotland Martzoukou, Konstantina
Serbia Djukic, Predrag 
South Africa Senoa, Koketso 
Spain Altarriba, Núria 
Trinidad and Tobago Johnson, Helen
United Kingdom Shimmon, Ross Michael
United Kingdom Cotera, Maria
United States Garcia-Febo, Loida
United States Blaine, Amy
United States Tallman, Kathryn
United States Doherty, Brian
United States Okerson, Ann
United States Young, Alison Faith
United States Ford, Barbara
United States Figueroa, Manuel
United States Finnell, Joshua
United States Pun, Raymond
United States Drewes, Jeanne
United States Pelayo-Lozada, Lessa Kanani’opua
United States Santillan, Roman A
United States Rosenblum, Beth
United States Gitner, Fred
United States Hirsh, Sandra 
United States Buckel, Carin
United States Coleman, Anita
United States Chapin, Jean
United States Weisberg, Jennifer
United States Van Stanley, Zach
Uruguay Ocaso, Alicia
Venezuela Alvarado-Lopez, Cesar 
Zimbabwe Chigwada, Josiline