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Libraries on the World Stage: An Interview with the Winners of the WSIS Prize

The World Summit on the Information Society (WSIS) has been bringing together governments, UN agencies, civil soceity and experts for nearly 20 years. It covers the whole range of issues at the intersection of digital technologies and the economic and social world, aiming to promote more equitable, sustainable outcomes. As part of this, WSIS...

9th Eurasian Academic Libraries Conference (EALC – 2020) 30 September – 2 October, (online), Nur-Sultan, Kazakhstan

In light with the growing global concern related to the spread of the COVID-19 (Coronavirus), as a precautionary measure, the Steering Committee of the Eurasian Academic Libraries Conference (EALC) has decided to reschedule the annual conference from June 16-19, 2020 to September 30 - October 2, 2020. The conference will take place online. The...

Emerging International Voices: IFLA Joins with Goethe Institut to Promote the Library Thought Leaders of the Future

IFLA is proud to announce a new partnership with the Goethe Institut – Emerging International Voices – bringing together active, engaged and connected emerging leaders from around the world. We are at a potential turning point in the way we live, work, learn and interact, and so inevitably in the work of libraries. At a time of uncertainty...

IFLA Governing Board meetings September 2020: Update from the President

In a week of meetings between 11 and 17 September, IFLA's Governing Board members met, discussed, and took decisions on the work of the Federation, including our Congress, governance, and finances. IFLA President Christine Mackenzie sets out the key points below.. Dear all, First of all, I send my best wishes to you all. These are indeed...

IFLA releases 6 videos on Wikidata and Wikibase in Libraries

In February 2020, IFLA received a WikiCite grant from the Wikimedia Foundation to carry out a WLIC 2020 satellite event in Dublin. Due to developments related to COVID19, the project was transformed into 6 online discussions with professionals in order to discuss projects, issues, progress of Wikidata, Wikibase and bibliographic data in the field of...

10 Ways YOU Can Engage with IFLA!

​Through resources, activities, and spaces for discussion, IFLA offers you ways to get involved in international librarianship.  Explore the 10 ways YOU can do this! Librarianship is a truly global profession, with millions of members all over the world. This brings with it great opportunities to learn, make links, and work together in support...

APrIGF 2020 Virtual Conference

The Asia Pacific Regional Internet Governance Forum (APrIGF) is going to arrange a free virtual conference from September 27-30, hosted by APrIGF MSG and executed by APrIGF Secretariat. The theme of this conference is Internet Governance for Good: Norms, Standards and Mechanisms. This is a regional conference on public policy issues around Internet...

New Formats, New Opportunities at the World Library and Information Congress

THE HAGUE, Netherlands, 22 September 2020 In a first for IFLA, the 2021 World Library and Information Congress (WLIC) will be held online, as part of an accelerated drive to develop a new, more inclusive format for the most international event in the library calendar. The COVID-19 pandemic has caused, and continues to cause, major disruption...

Coming next week: WIPO General Assembly

The WIPO General Assembly will take place on 21st to 29th September 2020. IFLA will participate in order to make the case for libraries. The World Intellectual Property Organization is the United Nations agency responsible for issues such as copyright. It works to promote cooperation, build capacity, and develop agreements on intellectual property...

IFLA ARL Hot Topics 2020

Recording Slides Hot Topics presentation details can be viewed here

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