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Call for papers: Subject Access and Artificial Intelligence: Enhancing competencies and safeguarding ethics

IFLA - პარ, 20/12/2019 - 13:27

 

Together with the Knowledge Mangement section, Subject Analysis and Acess invite papers on subject access byt automated process, AI and machine learning.

Digital technologies of all its sorts have given rise to wider considerations and applications of Artificial Intelligence (AI) in library and information environments. We would like to explore the impacts of new technology in comparison to traditional knowledge organization tools and indexing. This includes

  • User experience
  • Ethics
  • Biases
  • Collaboration between developpers and domain experts

Go to the WLIC 2010 web to find more information about our open session.

 

Call for papers: Subject Access and Artificial Intelligence: Enhancing competencies and safeguarding ethics

IFLA - პარ, 20/12/2019 - 13:27

 

Together with the Knowledge Mangement section, Subject Analysis and Acess invite papers on subject access byt automated process, AI and machine learning.

Digital technologies of all its sorts have given rise to wider considerations and applications of Artificial Intelligence (AI) in library and information environments. We would like to explore the impacts of new technology in comparison to traditional knowledge organization tools and indexing. This includes

  • User experience
  • Ethics
  • Biases
  • Collaboration between developpers and domain experts

Go to the WLIC 2010 web to find more information about our open session.

 

Call for papers: IFLA Journal Special Issue on Indigenous Librarianship

IFLA - პარ, 20/12/2019 - 11:34

Submission Deadline: 30 June 2020

IFLA Journal and IFLA’s Indigenous Matters Section are pleased to announce a call for papers for a special issue focused on theory and practice in Indigenous librarianship.  With the potential to transform lives and societies, the importance of Indigenous librarianship, Indigenous ways of research and education, and Indigenous languages. Our understandings of Indigenous librarianship come from across the globe and ranges widely in focus from practice-based work to highly theoretical research; from everyday community life to education and workplace settings; and for children through to the Elders.

Guest Editors:

Rebecca Bateman
Indigenous Curator
National Library of Australia
Canberra, ACT, Australia
Corresponding Member, IFLA Indigenous Matters Section

Camille Callison
Indigenous Strategies Librarian
University of Manitoba
Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada
Chair, IFLA Indigenous Matters Section

Martha Attridge–Bufton
Interdisciplinary Studies Librarian
Carleton University
Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
Standing Committee Member, IFLA Indigenous Matters Section

Stephen Stratton (co-lead)
Head of Collections and Technical Services
California State University Channel Islands
Camarillo, California, USA
Secretary, IFLA Indigenous Matters Section

Rashidah Bolhassan (co-lead)
Chief Executive Officer
Sarawak State Library
Kuching, Sarawak, Malaysia
Corresponding Member, IFLA Indigenous Matters Section

Raj Kumar Bhardwaj
Librarian
St. Stephen’s College, University of Delhi
New Delhi, NCT, India
Standing Committee Member, IFLA Indigenous Matters Section

Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:
  • Indigenous research paradigms
  • Cultural safety in libraries
  • What is an Indigenized library?
  • How to work respectfully with Indigenous Peoples, Elders, and communities
  • Working with relational knowledge
  • What does it mean to be an Indigenous/Adivasi librarian/ally to Indigenous/Adivasi librarians?
  • Working with cultural materials/protocols
Submission Deadline:

Articles for the special issue should be submitted to IFLA Journal for peer review before 30 June 2020.

How to Submit a Manuscript

IFLA Journal is hosted on ScholarOne™ Manuscripts, a web based online submission and peer review system SAGE Track. Please read the Manuscript Submission guidelines, and then simply visit the IFLA Journal Manuscript submission webpage to login and submit your article online.

IMPORTANT: Please check whether you already have an account in the system before trying to create a new one. If you have reviewed or authored for the journal in the past year it is possible that you will have had an account created.

All papers must be submitted via the online system. If you would like to discuss your paper prior to submission, contact Steven Witt, Editor of IFLA Journal; or guest editor Stephen Stratton.

For instructions on formatting your manuscript please consult the submission guidelines.

About IFLA Journal

IFLA Journal is an international journal publishing peer reviewed articles on library and information services and the social, political and economic issues that impact access to information through libraries. The Journal publishes research, case studies and essays that reflect the broad spectrum of the profession internationally. All articles are subject to peer review. Articles are published in English. Abstracts will be translated by IFLA (the International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions) into the other working languages of IFLA—Arabic, Chinese, French, German, Russian or Spanish—for publication.

IFLA Journal is published by Sage Publications and is the official journal of IFLA, and has an international readership consisting of academic institutions, professional organizations, and IFLA members who all receive a free subscription to the journal.

Each issue of IFLA Journal is made available Open Access upon publication on IFLA’s website.  Authors are also encouraged to make the accepted version of their manuscripts available in their personal or institutional repositories.

IFLA Journal is indexed by the following databases: 

  • Abi/inform 
  • Academic Search Premier 
  • Business Source Corporate 
  • Compendex 
  • Current Awareness Abstracts 
  • IBZ: International Bibliography of Periodical Literature 
  • IBZ: International Bibliography of Periodical Literature in the Humanities and Social Sciences 
  • Information Science and Technology Abstracts 
  • Inspec 
  • Library Information Science Abstracts 
  • Library Literature & Information Science 
  • SciVal 
  • Scopus 
  • Sociological Abstracts
  • Web of Science

Call for papers: IFLA Journal Special Issue on Indigenous Librarianship

IFLA - პარ, 20/12/2019 - 11:34

Submission Deadline: 30 June 2020

IFLA Journal and IFLA’s Indigenous Matters Section are pleased to announce a call for papers for a special issue focused on theory and practice in Indigenous librarianship.  With the potential to transform lives and societies, the importance of Indigenous librarianship, Indigenous ways of research and education, and Indigenous languages. Our understandings of Indigenous librarianship come from across the globe and ranges widely in focus from practice-based work to highly theoretical research; from everyday community life to education and workplace settings; and for children through to the Elders.

Guest Editors:

Rebecca Bateman
Indigenous Curator
National Library of Australia
Canberra, ACT, Australia
Corresponding Member, IFLA Indigenous Matters Section

Camille Callison
Indigenous Strategies Librarian
University of Manitoba
Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada
Chair, IFLA Indigenous Matters Section

Martha Attridge–Bufton
Interdisciplinary Studies Librarian
Carleton University
Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
Standing Committee Member, IFLA Indigenous Matters Section

Stephen Stratton (co-lead)
Head of Collections and Technical Services
California State University Channel Islands
Camarillo, California, USA
Secretary, IFLA Indigenous Matters Section

Rashidah Bolhassan (co-lead)
Chief Executive Officer
Sarawak State Library
Kuching, Sarawak, Malaysia
Corresponding Member, IFLA Indigenous Matters Section

Raj Kumar Bhardwaj
Librarian
St. Stephen’s College, University of Delhi
New Delhi, NCT, India
Standing Committee Member, IFLA Indigenous Matters Section

Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:
  • Indigenous research paradigms
  • Cultural safety in libraries
  • What is an Indigenized library?
  • How to work respectfully with Indigenous Peoples, Elders, and communities
  • Working with relational knowledge
  • What does it mean to be an Indigenous/Adivasi librarian/ally to Indigenous/Adivasi librarians?
  • Working with cultural materials/protocols
Submission Deadline:

Articles for the special issue should be submitted to IFLA Journal for peer review before 30 June 2020.

How to Submit a Manuscript

IFLA Journal is hosted on ScholarOne™ Manuscripts, a web based online submission and peer review system SAGE Track. Please read the Manuscript Submission guidelines, and then simply visit the IFLA Journal Manuscript submission webpage to login and submit your article online.

IMPORTANT: Please check whether you already have an account in the system before trying to create a new one. If you have reviewed or authored for the journal in the past year it is possible that you will have had an account created.

All papers must be submitted via the online system. If you would like to discuss your paper prior to submission, contact Steven Witt, Editor of IFLA Journal; or guest editor Stephen Stratton.

For instructions on formatting your manuscript please consult the submission guidelines.

About IFLA Journal

IFLA Journal is an international journal publishing peer reviewed articles on library and information services and the social, political and economic issues that impact access to information through libraries. The Journal publishes research, case studies and essays that reflect the broad spectrum of the profession internationally. All articles are subject to peer review. Articles are published in English. Abstracts will be translated by IFLA (the International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions) into the other working languages of IFLA—Arabic, Chinese, French, German, Russian or Spanish—for publication.

IFLA Journal is published by Sage Publications and is the official journal of IFLA, and has an international readership consisting of academic institutions, professional organizations, and IFLA members who all receive a free subscription to the journal.

Each issue of IFLA Journal is made available Open Access upon publication on IFLA’s website.  Authors are also encouraged to make the accepted version of their manuscripts available in their personal or institutional repositories.

IFLA Journal is indexed by the following databases: 

  • Abi/inform 
  • Academic Search Premier 
  • Business Source Corporate 
  • Compendex 
  • Current Awareness Abstracts 
  • IBZ: International Bibliography of Periodical Literature 
  • IBZ: International Bibliography of Periodical Literature in the Humanities and Social Sciences 
  • Information Science and Technology Abstracts 
  • Inspec 
  • Library Information Science Abstracts 
  • Library Literature & Information Science 
  • SciVal 
  • Scopus 
  • Sociological Abstracts
  • Web of Science

ENSULIB wishes Merry Christmas and Happy New Year 2020 for all!

IFLA - პარ, 20/12/2019 - 04:06

I take the opportunity to tell you some good news. We are expecting an exciting year 2020, since the Professional Committee has just approved our proposals for IFLA WLIC 2020 in Dublin.

During the WLIC conference, we will have a joint session with the Library Buildings and Equipment Section. Furthermore, financial support to publish our current book “New Libraries in Old Buildings (also in co-operation with LBE) with free open access has been approved as part of a one-off pilot project.

ENSULIB is also going to have a satellite meeting in Cork just before the WLIC. This two-day satellite will be arranged in co-operation with Preservation and Conservation Section and University College of Cork. The Call for Papers for both will be published in January. Therefore, maybe you should spend winter holidays planning your proposals… We wish to see you in Ireland.

And do not forget IFLA Green Library Award! The deadline for proposals is 15th January

With best regards,

Petra Hauke, Convenor  

Harri Sahavirta, Secretary

Public library training in Namibia

EIFL-OA news and events - ხუთ, 19/12/2019 - 14:10

Two teams of Namibian public library trainers will train 15 librarians in the topics Digital Literacy and Modern Library Spaces.

კატეგორიები: თავისუფალი წვდომა

Public library training in Namibia

EIFL - FOSS news - ხუთ, 19/12/2019 - 14:10

Two teams of Namibian public library trainers will train 15 librarians in the topics Digital Literacy and Modern Library Spaces.

Public library training in Namibia

EIFL news and events - ხუთ, 19/12/2019 - 14:10

Two teams of Namibian public library trainers will train 15 librarians in the topics Digital Literacy and Modern Library Spaces.

Now available: ISBD in Slovenian

IFLA - ოთხ, 18/12/2019 - 11:57

A Slovenian version of the consolidated edition of the International Standard Bibliographic Description (ISBD) is now available. The translation has been accomplished by the National and University Library (Narodna in univerzitetna knjižnica)

Plagiarism, its Detection and Avoidance: Role of Librarians in Enhancing Quality Research

IFLA - ოთხ, 18/12/2019 - 10:35

Presenter: Ramesh C. Gaur is presently Dean, IGNCA & Professor & Head-Kala Nidhi Division at Indira Gandhi National Centre for the Arts (IGNCA), New Delhi, Ministry of Culture, Government of India

Recording

Slides

IFLA PressReader International Library Marketing Award 2020

IFLA - ოთხ, 18/12/2019 - 03:37

Does your library have #marketinggenius? Apply for the IFLA PressReader International Marketing Award!

Win €3,000 towards registration and travel to IFLA World Library and Information Congress in Dublin, Ireland, taking place on 15-21 August 2020.

The IFLA Section on Management and Marketing is partnering with PressReader in collaboration with the IFLA International Library Marketing Award for 2020.

The IFLA PressReader International Marketing Award awards organization recognizes creative, results-oriented marketing projects or campaigns. Three finalists will be selected based on innovative marketing contributions in the Library field.

First, second, and third place winners will receive funding towards airfare, accommodation,
and registration to the World Library and Information Congress in Dublin. We will also honour the top 10 submissions with a certificate of recognition.

As the leading digital and print-on-demand newspaper and magazine platform, PressReader facilitates IFLA recognition of innovative marketing campaigns, with special commendation to teams in developing countries. Individuals who submit their application by the deadline will receive an exclusive one-month free gifted access to PressReader, which includes the full catalogue of over 7,000 global newspapers and magazines.

Winners will be announced in March 2020 and officially awarded at the IFLA WLIC Awards Ceremony in Dublin. Applications will be accepted from 11 December 2019 through 7 February 2020 at iflapressreader2020.org.

Award Objectives
  • Recognise the best library marketing projects from the previous calendar year.
  • Encourage marketing practices in library community.
  • Provide opportunities for libraries to share marketing experience and expertise globally.
Guidelines
  • Any library that markets library products or services is eligible to apply for the award.
  • Applications must be written in one of seven IFLA languages, but applicants may also submit an English translation if they prefer. 
  • Applications must be submitted with supporting materials by 7 February 2020.
Proposals Must
  • Present an original marketing strategy.
  • Answer each question on the application. 
  • Explain the benefits of the strategy.
  • Provide a full description of the marketing strategy.
  • Utilize the marketing glossary definitions.
  • Summarize the strategy and its results.
Selection Criteria
  • Applications will be judged on:
  • Strategic approach to marketing, indicated in the research and planning stages of a submitted project.
  • Creativity and innovation as demonstrated by the originality of solutions to the marketing challenges.
  • Potential for generating widespread public visibility and support for libraries irrespective of the kind or amount of resources employed.
  • Effectiveness illustrated by measurable objectives and subsequent evaluation methods.
Applicants are encouraged to include marketing using digital resources:
  • Electronic journals, publisher databases, institutional repositories.
  • Web and digital libraries.
  • Information literacy.
  • New products and new services.

Proposals are reviewed based on how well they meet the above criteria.

Other factors are:
  • Clarity of planning and partnerships with external organisations.
  • Efficient allocation of resources (staff, materials, time).

Members of the Award Jury are drawn from the membership of the IFLA Standing Committee on Management and Marketing:

Cindy Hill (USA) Chair, Leslie Weir (Canada), Jeremiah Walter (USA) Information Coordinator, Ruth Ornholt (Norway), Nie Hua (China), Antoine Torrens-Montebello (France), Bonnie Mager (New Zealand).

Award applications will be accepted from 11 December 2019 through 7 February 2020.

Сontact: iflamarketingawards@googlegroups.com

CALL for Participation: DSpace Anwendertreffen 2020

DSpace news - ოთხ, 18/12/2019 - 00:03

From Pascal-Nicolas Becker, The Library Code GmbH

(German version below)

The DSpace Anwendertreffen 2020 will take place at the Hamburg University of Technology, on Thursday, March 26th 2020 and Friday, March 27th 2020 and is organized by the Hamburg University of Technology and The Library Code GmbH. This meeting is about exchange between DSpace or DSpace-CRIS users. Also the annual meeting of the DSpace Konsortium Deutschland will take place on the first day (Thursday) of the Anwendertreffen. We kindly ask for submissions in the format of presentations, round tables, workshops, and ideas for the minute madness.

Thursday:
* Presentations:
one or two speakers. ca. 15 minutes + 5 minutes discussion
Please submit: Title, a short abstract, and an estimation of the time your talk will take
* Round Tables:
A space to discuss a specific topic. Estimated 45 minutes
Please submit: Topics you think a round table should discuss
* Minute Madness:
Participants of the minute madness will have 90 seconds to pitch on one idea, project, repository or topic.
We will extend the minute madness this year by organizing a come together afterwards, so that the audience and the presenters can get in touch. We ask all active participants of Minute Madness to bring along a poster or one or two slides as a printout.  These should wrap up the presented idea and help people to get in contact with you.
Please submit: Title and short description

Friday (10am – 1pm):
* Workshops:
Workshops shall give DSpace users the possibility to work together on a specific topic, e.g. how to connect to/use an external service or the demonstration/discussion of an add-on, for up to three hours. The DSpace-CRIS workshop, that took place in 2018 and 2019, is a good example of that format. Of course, there will be a continuance of the DSpace-CRIS workshop in 2020.
Please submit: Title, an abstract, a timeframe, how many users roughly you expect, and if you have any specific request like tables for participants, internet connection, or anything else you’ll need for your workshop.

All slides and posters should be licensed CC BY 4.0, as we plan to publish them in DSpace’s wiki. While the main conference language will be German, we will accept presentations, roundtables, and workshops in English as well.

Please send your proposals by email to anwendertreffen@the-library-code.de within the deadline of January 19th, 2020.

(Deutschsprachige Version)

Das DSpace Anwendertreffen 2020 findet am Donnerstag, den 26. März und Freitag, den 27. März 2020 an der Technischen Universität Hamburg statt und wird von der Technischen Universität Hamburg und The Library Code GmbH organisiert. Ziel ist der Austausch zwischen Nutzerinnen und Nutzern von DSpace bzw. DSpace-CRIS. Auch das jährliche Treffen des DSpace Konsortiums Deutschland wird am ersten Tag (Donnerstag) stattfinden. Wir bitten um Beiträge für folgende Formate:

Donnerstag:
• Vorträge:
Ein oder mehrere Sprecher*innen. ca. 15 Minuten + 5 Minuten Diskussion
Bitte einreichen: Titel, eine kurze Zusammenfassung  und eine Angabe zum zeitlichen Rahmen Ihres Vortrags.
• Thementische:
Raum für Diskussionen zu einem bestimmten Thema für Anwender*innen von DSpace. Voraussichtlich 45 Minuten
Bitte einreichen: Themen, die Ihrer Meinung nach im Rahmen eines Thementisches behandelt werden sollen.
• Minute Madness:
Teilnehmende bekommen 90 Sekunden um eine Idee, ein Projekt, ein Repositorium oder ein Thema mit einer Folie vorzustellen.
An die Minute Madness schließt sich ein offenes Forum an, bei dem es zu Kontakt zwischen Publikum und Vortragenden der Minute Madness kommen soll. Dazu bitten wir alle aktiven Teilnehmer/innen der Minute Madness ein Poster oder ein bis zwei Folien für eine Stellwand mitzubringen. Diese sollen die vorgestellten Ideen zusammenfassen und dabei helfen während des offenen Forums in Kontakt zu kommen.
Bitte einreichen: Titel und Kurzbeschreibung. Falls bereits vorhanden gern ergänzt durch Poster oder Folie.

Freitag (10 – 13 Uhr):
• Workshops:
Workshops geben DSpace Anwenderinnen und Anwendern die Möglichkeit, bis zu drei Stunden ein spezielles Thema, zum Beispiel die Verknüpfung von DSpace mit einem speziellen Service oder die ausführliche Präsentation eines Add-ons, gemeinsam zu behandeln. Ein gutes Beispiel für dieses Format ist der Workshop zu DSpace-CRIS, der 2018 und 2019 stattgefunden hat und auch in diesem Jahr fortgeführt wird.
Bitte einreichen: Titel, eine Zusammenfassung, den voraussichtlichen zeitlichen Rahmen, eine grobe Anzahl der von Ihnen erwarteten Teilnehmerinnen und Teilnehmer sowie Angaben zu den örtlichen Voraussetzungen für den Workshop zu.

Alle Folien und Poster sollten unter der Lizenz CC BY 4.0 stehen, da wir planen sie im Wiki von DSpace zu veröffentlichen. Auch wenn die Konferenzsprache Deutsch ist, akzeptieren wir gerne auch Vorträge, Thementische und Workshops in englischer Sprache.

Bitte senden Sie uns Ihre Vorschläge per E-Mail anwendertreffen@the-library-code.de bis zum 19. Januar 2020.

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CollectionSpace Walkthrough Dec. 19

DSpace news - სამ, 17/12/2019 - 17:07

Are you interested in learning more about CollectionSpace? Please join one of our monthly walkthroughs–this Thursday Dec. 19! Follow this link to register: https://www.collectionspace.org/calendar/collectionspace-walkthrough-12-19-2019/

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Two Job opportunities at IFLA Headquarters: Communications Officer and Administrative Assistant – Data Processing and Analysis

IFLA - ორშ, 16/12/2019 - 17:28

There are two vacancies at IFLA Headquarters in The Hague, Netherlands for the positions of:

The International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions (IFLA)

At IFLA Headquarters an international staff of over 20 people manages and develops programmes for members and the library and information sector worldwide. IFLA’s strategic priorities include access to information, digital content, cultural heritage, the contribution of libraries to national development, and professional practice.

IFLA Headquarters
16 December 2019

Administrative Assistant – Data Processing and Analysis

IFLA - ორშ, 16/12/2019 - 17:18

The International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions (IFLA) Headquarters is looking for an Administrative Assistant (a full-time position, 36 hr/week) to join a dynamic international team working with members and volunteers worldwide.

Over the next ten years, IFLA aims to transform the library field and itself through concerted and coordinated efforts at the global, regional, and national level. The ultimate benefit of this work will be seen at the local level through better library services helping more people gain literacy, improve their education, find employment, or improve their health. IFLA’s members and volunteers are part of this transformation and your contribution will support their involvement and activities.

Location

IFLA Headquarters is located in The Hague (next to The Hague Central Station) in The Netherlands.

Key areas of Responsibility

This position is part of the Member Services Team. The Administrative Assistant (Data Processing and Analysis) supports the work of the IFLA Member Services team with an emphasis on data processing, analysis and responding to member queries. The work is done under direction but requires some interpretation and judgement.

You will also support IFLA with liaison, correspondence and engagement with Library Map of the World contributors and IFLA members; maintenance of accurate and up-to-date information and data within IFLA databases, including the membership system; supporting membership administration including applications, renewals, invoicing and payments; data and analysis projects to support the work of the volunteers; supporting new developments to enhance member services; and other data projects as required.

Qualifications and Experience
  • A-levels or equivalent / MBO (Dutch)
  • Diploma in Business Administration/Secretarial studies or equivalent
  • Min. 3 years related working experience in an international office or NGO
  • Excellent administrative skills, attention to detail and works accurately
  • Strong analytical and numeracy skills
  • Ability to use relevant software packages, including Microsoft Office
  • Experienced/Advanced Excel skills
  • Experience working with membership management and reporting systems
  • Good planning and organizational skills
  • Show the ability to work efficiently with minimal supervision while providing support where necessary in a team environment
  • Excellent command of English
  • Fluency in one or more other IFLA official languages (French, German, Spanish, Arabic, Chinese, Russian) - desirable
Salary

The gross monthly salary offered will be EUR 2,668 per month in line with the Collective Agreement of Public Libraries in The Netherlands. You will also receive a holiday allowance (8% of your annual salary), an end of year bonus and enjoy 25 days of holidays per year. You will also participate in IFLA’s group pension scheme.

Closing date

The closing date is 15 January 2020. Interested candidates are advised to submit their applications as soon as possible.

How to apply

Please send your CV including a motivation letter addressing the responsibilities and skills required for the position in English to vacancies@ifla.org using “Administrative Assistant” in the subject line. Only candidates with valid documentation to work in The Netherlands will be considered.

Communications Officer

IFLA - ორშ, 16/12/2019 - 17:07

The International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions (IFLA) Headquarters is looking for an experienced Communications Officer to join a dynamic international team undertaking global projects.

Location

IFLA Headquarters is located in The Hague (next to The Hague Central Station) in The Netherlands.

Key areas of Responsibility

This position is part of the Communications Team and will be responsible for increasing IFLA’s effectiveness in communicating with internal and external stakeholders regarding project activities and overall IFLA initiatives. A key task will be to support the implementation of IFLA’s communication strategy by providing and putting creative ideas into practice and supporting the work of other IFLA teams and Professional Units in communicating more effectively.

Qualifications and Experience
  • Degree in communications, media studies, journalism, or related field
  • Minimum of 3 - 5 years relevant experience in a communications role
  • Highly fluent written and verbal communications and presentation skills in English
  • Sound knowledge of software, processes and procedures needed for communications and PR
  • Digital communication skills, including social media and writing, editing and delivering content, and evaluation of its effectiveness
  • Good time management and organisational skills
  • Ability to think and write creatively, approach communication from new angles, and put ideas into practice
  • Strong teamwork skills
Additionally, the candidate will have:
  • Good IT skills
  • Experience with the use of a CMS (e.g. WordPress, Drupal)
  • Full knowledge of the MS Office suite of tools including Word, Excel and PowerPoint
  • Knowledge of Adobe Creative Suite products, including InDesign and Photoshop
  • Experience of supporting live-streaming and other live media content e.g. webinars
  • Experience of developing and delivering communication plans and strategies around specific products, events or campaigns, as well as attractive and engaging slide packs for presentations
  • Experience with online marketing, Google AdWords, Google Analytics
  • Excellent proofreading skills
  • Familiarity with/interest in current issues in the library profession
  • Ability to work with others (both inside and outside the organisation) to develop social media and other communications products, and build communications capacity among IFLA’s membership
  • Analytical skills, with the ability to interpret and visualise data
  • Experience in working within an international NGO organisation
Desirable

Fluency in one or more other IFLA official languages (French, German, Spanish, Arabic, Chinese, Russian)

Salary

The gross monthly salary offered will be EUR 3660 per month in line with the Collective Agreement of Public Libraries in The Netherlands. You will also receive a holiday allowance (8% of your annual salary), an end of year bonus and enjoy 25 days of holidays per year. You will also participate in IFLA’s group pension scheme.

Closing date

The closing date is 15 January 2020. Due to the high volume of applications we are expecting to receive, interested candidates are advised to submit their applications as soon as possible.

How to apply

Please send your CV including a motivation letter addressing the responsibilities and skills required for the position in English to vacancies@ifla.org using “Communications Officer” in the subject line.

NOTE: Only candidates with valid documentation to work in The Netherlands will be considered.

About IFLA

Over the next ten years, IFLA aims to transform the library field and itself through concerted and coordinated efforts at the global, regional, and national level. The ultimate benefit of this work will be seen through better library services helping more people gain literacy skills, improve their education, find employment, and improve their health.

IFLA has outlined a number of activities to initiate this transformation. A key to their success will be the ability to enhance communications and connections between IFLA, its organisational members and individual librarians around the world. Activities will also contribute to strengthening the IFLA brand.

By enhancing the impact of its communication actions, IFLA also seeks to widen its audience beyond library and information professionals, reaching out to and building connections with international organisations, government, and business.

Opening Opportunities: IFLA’s Governing Board Advances Work to Update IFLA’s Governance

IFLA - ორშ, 16/12/2019 - 11:00

Drawing on contributions from a survey of members and consultations with Professional Units, IFLA’s Governing Board made important progress towards updating IFLA’s structures in order to provide new opportunities for IFLA’s members to engage in its work.

With the launch of IFLA’s Strategy 2019-24, the Federation has a new focus in the substance of its work. The Governance Review is the next key step in our transformation, aiming to create the structures necessary to deliver on our ambitions.

In particular, there is a clear need to create more opportunities for all IFLA members and volunteers to participate in our work. Their engagement will be essential to achieving the vision of a strong and united library field powering literate, informed and participatory societies.

The Governance Review is therefore strongly focused on updating the structures and processes by which IFLA operates, in order to improve efficiency, effectiveness and participation.  

On 10-11 December 2019, IFLA’s Governing Board held a workshop in The Hague in order to advance the process. Benefitting from the response of members to a survey in October 2019, consultations with key stakeholders, and the experience of Board members, the two days of intense discussions brought new clarity about priorities and options for reform.

Over the coming months, Board members will refine ideas further, and then hold a further survey of Members in March 2020. Contributions from IFLA’s professional units and others are of course welcome at any time.

Closing the week, the Governing Board underlined that the Governance Review, as it continues, would be characterised by the following principles:

Creating Opportunities for Engagement: Developing New Structures for IFLA
Key Principles in the IFLA Governance Review

IFLA’s Strategy Marks a New Start for our Organisation: IFLA’s Strategy 2019-24 is the basis of a new phase in the development of IFLA, and of the global library field as a whole. Building on an unprecedented engagement through the Global Vision, we have a document that truly represents the priorities and interests of library and information workers around the world. It is not only a guiding star for our organisation, but also a key reference for anyone focused on building a strong and united library field.

New Times Need New Structures: the focus on inclusion that was at the heart of the Global Vision process was not a one-off, but rather has become a core characteristic of the new IFLA. Yet as the survey of our members has shown, we need structures that make IFLA more open and more engaging. In parallel, we want to make our current governance more efficient, more effective and more transparent so that it makes sense for all of our members.

There Need to be New and Varied Opportunities to Be Involved: we need to offer many different ways for you to contribute to achieving IFLA’s goals. We need to provide flexible opportunities for engagement so that everyone can find something that works for them. In doing so, we want to be sure that our structures allow for those who contribute for the benefit of our field to be properly recognised for their work.

We Need to Widen Participation across All World Regions, and All Career Stages: a particular finding of our survey is that for IFLA to realise its potential as the truly global library organisation, we need to work on the representation and engagement of library and information workers of all ages, around the world. This question is at the heart of our discussions about how all parts of IFLA will work in future.

We Need Structures that Allow Us to Intensify Support to Our Members and Professional Units: IFLA’s strength lies in its members and volunteers who give up their time both to exchange ideas and evidence, prepare documents, and share the benefits of being part of IFLA more widely. The new Strategy recognises this role, and both this – and the governance review – will look to enhance the level of support that IFLA offers to them.

No Decisions About You Without You: the spirit of inclusion and consultation that marks the organisation we are trying to build is also at work in the discussions about IFLA’s structures. We believe that we can only succeed in this by engaging you from the beginning. Your Governing Board Members are there at all points of the process to listen to your priorities. Through our survey of members in October 2019, and a further consultation in March 2020, you can share your views directly. On the basis of this feedback, we will prepare a draft of any necessary amendments to IFLA’s Statues. Once this is ready, we will be asking all of our members, through a postal and online ballot, for your agreement. 

Gerald Leitner

Secretary General

16 December 2019

Recording, Researching, Reviving: how the State Library of Queensland is Celebrating the International Year of Indigenous Languages

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As the International Year of Indigenous Lanaguges comes to an end, we are happy to share a further example of libraries acting to protect and promote these langauges and the communities that speak them. We are grateful to the State Library of Queensland for this contribution. 

Throughout 2019, the State Library of Queensland celebrated the UN International Year of Indigenous Languages (IYIL). For more than a decade, we have been working with over 105 language groups and facilitated community access to the collection, research skills, recording languages and revival activities.

Our Indigenous Languages Project is a long-standing commitment that has been made possible with funding and support from the Australian Department of Communications and The Arts. IYIL was an excellent platform to showcase this work and raise awareness of the vast diversity of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander languages in Queensland.

To make our celebration clearly visible we worked with Gilimbaa creative agency to create a visual identity for use in onsite and  online marketing. In addition, we incorporated language into non-language activities, including speeches, presentations and email signatures. Searching our catalogue for items relating to a particular Queensland location now brings up information about how to say G’Day in the local language.

We delivered a popular ‘Word of the Week’ campaign, where we featured a Queensland language word that had been identified through our work with language groups, language centres and Indigenous Knowledge Centres. Each week we featured a word on our blog and promoted the word of the week through social media.

Our online Indigenous Languages Map was refreshed with more language information and links to our collections pertaining to each language. The map currently features 177 languages or dialects and includes greetings and everyday words.

The onsite public program has profiled  languages. We delivered a range of public seminars and talks referencing language, for example the Narelle Oliver Memorial Lecture with Bruce Pascoe, author of Dark Emu, a Talking Ideas event with Tara June Winch, author of the Yield, and a Portrait of an Artist event with Gordon Hookey. Our regular Elders and community gatherings for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander community were themed around language issues. We held workshops with performing artists which led to performances at the Queensland Performing Arts Centre’s Clancestry festival.

We took the opportunity to support Mackay Public Library and the Yuwibara language group to translate the popular children’s book, The Very Hungry Caterpillar, by Eric Carle, which celebrated its 50th birthday in 2019.

The State Library worked with popular children’s author Gregg Driese, Tamborine Mountain State School students and the local language centre, Yugembeh Museum, to write, illustrate and publish a book with language words, Jingeri Jingeri. This book is now featured in our showcase, Jarjum Stories, which celebrates children’s books and storytelling as a vehicle for sharing language, cultural knowledge and moral lessons across generations.

Spoken: Celebrating Queensland Languages is State Library’s major exhibition for 2019 and is the culmination of the work we have undertaken over the past decade with Queensland communities. This ambitious exhibition provides an overview of the history of language loss and revival and Queensland, highlighting either sleeping or thriving languages and imagining a future where Indigenous languages are a part of our everyday lives.

It features a shore-to-ship perspective on the 1770 landing of HMS Endeavour on Cape York, and how the English language got the word Kangaroo. The exhibition profiles six regions actively reviving or thriving in language Wik (Aurukun), Guugu Yimithirr (Hope Vale), Yuwibara (Mackay), Yugambeh (South East Queensland), Kala Lagaw Ya & Miriam Mir (Torres Strait Islands) and Kuungkari, Bidjara, Iningai, Wangkangurru and Yarluyandi (Central West Queensland region).

Find out more about what libraries are doing around the International Year of Indigenous Languages.

2019 Knowledge Cafe Summary

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The 7th Knowledge Café was held at the 2019 WLIC in Athens, Greece.  This program was co-sponsored by three Standing Committees – Knowledge Management, Continuous Professional Development and Workplace Learning and Library and Research Services for Parliaments.  

Approximately 150 information professionals attended this meeting to share and learn from their colleagues on a number of interesting table topics.  The first program was held in 2013 in Singapore and I am pleased to say that we have established a successful opportunity for IFLA colleagues to discover, share and takeaway new ideas at our Café every year since then.

This year’s theme was “Change, Literacy: Digital, Collaborative, Creative.”  Change is the currency of our libraries, communities, parliaments, organizations, and world.  Whether it involves digital transformation, partnering with traditional or non-traditional agencies, or creating new and exciting engagement opportunities, change is at the heart of our activities.  Learning, growing, developing and succeeding in the face of change are our challenges.  

This was an interactive session using twelve round tables and facilitators with a number of different topics such as “Developing new communication tools: keeping up with advances in technology”; “How library spaces affect learning”; “Managing staff in tough and uncertain times”; “Developing library leaders of the future”; and “Creative uses of social media in libraries.”  This is just a sample of the topics – there were many more.  A full report with summaries is available here.  We hope you will join us at the 8th session in 2020 in Dublin!

Call for bids to host the 17th IFLA Interlending and Document Supply Conference (ILDS) 2021

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IFLA, the International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions, invites bids from IFLA Members to host the 17th IFLA Interlending and Document Supply (ILDS) Conference to be held in September or October 2021. This conference typically runs 2 to 4 days in length, attracts between 150 and 200 delegates, and operates with a budget of approximately EUR 50,000.

Deadline: 28 February 2020

Introduction

IFLA, the International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions, invites bids from IFLA Members to host the 17th IFLA Interlending and Document Supply (ILDS) Conference to be held in September or October 2021. This conference typically runs 2 to 4 days in length, attracts between 150 and 200 delegates, and operates with a budget of approximately EUR 50,000.

Interlending and document supply is one of the cornerstones of any library's operations. The continuing development of technology and the increasing use of electronic resources make this conference an exciting opportunity for the international community to come together to discuss the delivery of quality services to users. Interlending and document supply is an integral part of the IFLA Strategy to Inspire, Engage, Enable, and Connect.

Recent conferences have been in:

The IFLA Document Delivery and Resource Sharing (DDRS) Standing Committee assumes all responsibility for soliciting and selecting papers to be delivered at the conference.

In collaboration with the DDRS Committee, the ILDS Local Organizing Committee is responsible for all local arrangements, including venue selection, catering, web site development, promotion and marketing, social events, setting the conference budget, registration, fundraising and corporate sponsorship, soliciting and selecting exhibitors, and assisting speakers and delegates with visa or travel questions. The host will provide lunch, coffee breaks, and one gala dinner for conference attendees.

Organization of the conference is carried out completely by the host organization, which must be willing to commit the amount of time and level of staff required to plan an event of this magnitude. Applicants may use a Destination Management Company if they so desire to assist with conference logistics.

Criteria against which submissions will be considered

Candidates are advised to provide information on all the criteria. Submissions should be made in electronic form (see below).

1. The host

a. IFLA member responsible for the bid and, if successful, is legally and financially able to be contracted by IFLA to host the conference and form the ILDS Local Organizing Committee.  The host organization is responsible for securing all conference funding; IFLA does not provide financial assistance. Please also include names and contact details of the persons responsible for the bid.

b. The host will provide opportunities for local and regional professionals to participate in this internationally focused conference to further cultural exchange and professional information sharing.

2. Local and regional professional activity

a. Professional activity and innovative ideas that would be of interest to delegates;

b. Proposed dates – the conference is ideally held in October.  Please advise if there are any local or national events that might conflict with, or enhance the conference. If there may be a conflict or a more beneficial date, please propose alternative dates for the conference;

c. Other conferences scheduled in your region for 2021 that may also attract ILDS conference delegates, or detract from ILDS conference attendance. If you are proposing that the conference could be held jointly with, or adjacent to, a national or regional conference, please give details including the advantages and disadvantages for IFLA;

3. Levels of wider support

a. Capacity of the ILDS Local Organizing Committee to secure financial support and sponsorship; estimate expected level of financial and other support for the conference;

b. Visa policy and process, and restrictions on any countries for the issuing of visas;

c. Ability to provide assistance with visa questions.

4. The venue*
 

Main Conference Hall including AV equipment (PC with internet connection, a projector and sound system)

+/-200 seats

Ability to live-stream and record presentations (desirable)  

Free Wi-Fi for delegates

 

Speakers rehearsal room (optional)

with 1 PC

Registration area

 

Exhibition area

with space for +/- 10 tables

Lounge area for coffee breaks & lunch

 

Baggage storage room

 

*The venue should be accessible to people with disabilities

5. The location

a. Accessibility via air and rail travel routes.

b. Local sites of interest for pre- or post-conference tourism.

Please submit any further supporting documents, such as official letters to provide evidence of any promised support.

Deadline

Submissions should be sent to pcoll@upenn.edu
by 28 February 2020

Selection Process

Call for submissions opens

December 2019

Submissions due

28 February 2020

Submissions considered by the IFLA Document Delivery and Resource Sharing Section for recommendation to the IFLA Governing Board

27 March 2020

Governing Board decision

30 April 2020

IFLA enters into a formal agreement with the successful bidder

TBD

Successful bidder announced

May 2020

The Official Announcement will be made via IFLA.org and IFLA-L mailing list

Contacts

For more information, please contact:

Marie-Emmanuelle Marande
IFLA Conference Officer
conferences@ifla.org

For more information on the professional programme, please contact:

Peter Collins
Chair of the Document Delivery and Resource Sharing Section
pcoll@upenn.edu

 

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