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IFLA joins Sister Organisations in Declaration on the Protection of Cultural Heritage during armed conflicts

30 May 2024

    IFLA joined partners from around the world in the Hague to mark 70 years of protecting cultural heritage at a conference hosted by UNESCO and the Kingdom of the Netherlands. It is on this occasion that we join sister organisations and fellow founding members of Blue Shield International to reaffirm our calls for the protection of archives, libraries, museums and heritage places during armed conflicts and political instability.

    Message from the IFLA President, 17 May 2024

    27 May 2024

      I am happy to be writing to you to with the latest update on all that is happening at IFLA, and specifically the work of our Governing Board. I would like to acknowledge the positive feedback on these monthly messages from many of our members and volunteers. Thank you for your comments. We are continuing to issue these updates in all IFLA languages, which I hope assists in updating you on key matters.

      IFLA PressReader International Marketing Award Winners 2024

      27 May 2024

        Media release of the IFLA PressReader International Marketing Award Winners 2024. Sponsored by PressReader, the IFLA PressReader International Marketing Award is presented by the IFLA Section on Management and Marketing. The Award recognizes the best library marketing projects from 2023, aims to encourage marketing in libraries and provides an opportunity for libraries to share marketing experience and expertise globally.

        Call for proposals: Open Webinar on ML/AI Applications in Librarianship and DH/DS Practices

        25 May 2024

          The IFLA Digital Humanities/Digital Scholarship Special Interest Group (DHDS SIG) in partnership with the Artificial Intelligence (AI) SIG, the Information Technology (IT) and Knowledge Management (KM) Sections, invite you to submit proposals for the Open Webinar “Navigating the Risks of Global Inclusiveness: ML/AI Applications in Librarianship and DH/DS Practices”.

          Libraries in the Antigua and Barbuda Agenda for Small Island Developing States (SIDS)

          25 May 2024

            This week, IFLA representatives will be taking part in the 4th United Nations Conference on Small Island Developing States (SIDS). This event, reflecting the unique circumstances and needs of SIDS, will finalise the Antigua and Barbuda Agenda for SIDS (ABAS), providing a framework for action by the UN and international community to support these countries.

            IFLA MENA RDC Gives a Workshop in Collaboration with The Syrian Computer Society ورشة عمل حول "قياس وتقييم وإظهار تأثير خدمات المكتبة" بالتعاون مع الجمعية العلمية السورية للمعلوماتية

            23 May 2024

              IFLA MENA RDC offered a workshop in Damascus Syria in collaboration with The Syrian Computer Society (SCS). The workshop titled "Measuring, Evaluating, and Demonstrating the Impact of Library Services" was held on May 20-21, 2024, at SCS headquarters.

              IFLA ARL update on the library worker

              20 May 2024

                The post-COVID period has been transformational for academic and research libraries, and has challenged librarians to take on leadership roles and embrace change in support of students and researchers. Libraries have seen significant growth in digital scholarship, and increased global attention on open science, open publication, and open data. In response, libraries have built new services and platforms to support new and emerging user needs, and in many cases have served as advocates for changing business models and approaches to scholarly communications.