Women, Information and Libraries Special Interest Group

Sponsored by: Management of Library Associations Section


Women play a crucial role in realising basic human rights for all and in achieving the Millennium Development Goals (MDG's). Meeting the information needs of women is a major contribution of the library field to global development.

The Discussion Group focuses on women as users of library and information services, as workers in the library field, and as providers of information.

The overarching strategic framework is formed by the UN treaties, programs and initiatives related to women and information to create a fruitful link between IFLA and relevant international organisations.

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Women, Information and Libraries, Special Interest Groups, Women’s issues

Last update: 13 April 2017

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Call for Papers - Theme: "Collections, Ethics, Perspective, and Voice: The Importance of Context"

Call for Papers - Theme: "Collections, Ethics, Perspective, and Voice: The Importance of Context" Around the world, libraries are beginning to address the ways in which established methods of collecting, cataloguing, preserving, sharing information about and giving access to resources perpetuates cultural bias, patriarchal thinking, racism, colonialism, among other issues and structures and therefore informs the collection itself.

18 January 2018

Would you like to volunteer for the Women, Information, and Libraries SIG?

Would you like to spend a few hours a month volunteering for the Women, Information, and Libraries SIG? We're looking for volunteers to help with social media, and potentially creating a blog for the SIG.

31 March 2017

Convenor of WIL SIG interview with New Professionals Special Interest Group

Mathilde Koskas is the head of the French National Bibliography (books) section at the French National Library. She has been involved in IFLA for several years and is now convenor of the Women, information and libraries special interest group (WILSIG). The following is an interview she completed with the New Professionals Special Interest Group.

8 March 2017