Public Libraries Section Action Plan 2017-2018

The Public Libraries Section is very engaged and our Action Plan outlines the key initatives for the year 2017-2018. Updates on the many projects and events we’re involved with can be found on our web page, our Blog , Facebook , Twitter and YouTube  

Objective 1
Support the sector through the sharing of best practice 


  • Undertake a reiew of IFLA Public Libary Service Guidelines
  • Undertake a review of IFLA/UNESCO Public Library Manifesto 1994 for relevance
  • Deliver the annual Public Library of the Year Award 

Objective 2
Advocate for equitable access to information and knowledge for communities world-wide that supports the democratic process, shared understanding and community well-being 


  • Monitor, record and share initiatives that support equitable access to information and knowledge 

Objective 3
Build capacity for public libraries and public librarians internationally through an agile and engaged Section 


  • Ensure the delivery of strong and relevant conference programs 
  •  Encourage public librarians to participate in IFLA conferences through the presentation of innovative papers or posters 
  •  Provide mid-term meetings which include a professional development opportunity for local and regional public library colleagues 
  •  Participate in the promoting and sharing information using PLS Social media platforms, web and national networks
  •  Encourage active participation in the Section 

The full version of the  Public Libraries Section Action Plan 2017-2018  provides more detail.