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Into Action: UN Regional Sustainable Development Forums Start Next Week

IFLA - Thu, 20/02/2020 - 12:14

With a meeting in Victoria Falls Town, Zimbabwe, Africa will host the first of five regional meetings focused on the Sustainable Development Goals. Across these forums, IFLA will be working to make sure that governments, UN officials, experts and civil society groups hear about how libraries and access to information can play a transformative role in the Decade of Action.

The Sustainable Development Goals offer not only a roadmap for governments, but also an opportunity for libraries to engage in decision-making about development.

With 20 references – explicitly or implicitly – to the importance of access to information and the skills to use it across the 17 goals and 169 targets, the SDGs offer a strong affirmation of the need for the work that libraries do. IFLA has placed them at the heart of its Strategy, and in particular of its work to strengthen the global voice of libraries.

 

Strengthening the Voice of Libraries Regionally

Through the implementation process – both the annual High-Level Political Forum and in the work that takes place at the national and regional level in between – there are many opportunities to engage.

One of these are the five regional forums on sustainable development organised by each of the UN’s regional economic and social commissions, for Africa, Asia-Pacific, Europe and North America, Latin America and the Caribbean, and Western Asia. The first of these takes place next week, on 24-27 February, in Victoria Falls Town, Zimbabwe.

At each of these, IFLA will be either holding side events, or using other opportunities to build understanding of how libraries can make the difference.  

In particular, the regional forums also provide a chance to engage with governments doing Voluntary National Reviews (VNRs) this year. These see each country make a presentation on its work to deliver on the SDGs, and should be based on discussion with a wide range of stakeholders.

IFLA is working with members in almost all countries doing VNRs, encouraging them to use tools such as the Library Map of the World and Development and Access to Information Reports to ensure that the work – and needs – of libraries are mentioned.

 

 

Libraries Transform

Another reason why 2020 offers a particular opportunity comes in the fact that rather than focusing on specific SDGs, both the High Level Political Forum and the regional forums these meetings will look at all of them.

With only ten years left to achieve the SDGs, the UN has declared that there needs to be a Decade of Action, build on transformative actions and development accelerators. This makes it possible to underline the importance of cross-cutting drivers of development such as access to information.

Thanks to the work already carried out through the Development and Access to Information Report, and the stories featured on the Library Map of the World, libraries globally already have a strong evidence base for advocacy in this area.

Good luck in your advocacy!

 

Follow the IFLA website for more opportunities, and contact da2i@ifla.org for more information.

Extended Deadline — Satellite Meeting of IFLA Special Interest Group Environment, Sustainability and Libraries with Preservation and Conservation Section

IFLA - Thu, 20/02/2020 - 04:02

ENSULIB SIG and Preservation and Conservation are honoured to invite proposals for papers for satellite meeting in Cork, Ireland. The meeting takes place before the 2020 World Library and Information Congress (WLIC) in Dublin, Ireland

Theme: "Environmentally inspiring and engaging buildings, research, education and library services"

Date: 12-13 August 2020

Venue: University College Cork, Ireland

Environment, Sustainability and Libraries Special Interest Group (ENSULIB) with Preservation and Conservation (P&C) Section invites LIS professionals and students to submit proposals for two-day satellite meeting to be held in Boole Library in University College of Cork, Ireland 12-13 August 2020. The theme for the meeting is “Environmentally inspiring and engaging buildings, research, education and library services”. IFLA WLIC 2020 will be held in Dublin, Ireland 15 - 21 August.

ENSULIB and P&C are proud to invite presentations that address any one or more of the following topics related to sustainability:

  • Research and education concerning environmentally sustainable libraries
  • Environmentally sustainable libraries and library services
  • Sustainable library and LIS projects, library programs or educational programs.
  • Libraries giving possibilities for users and citizens to create their own sustainable projects (user or citizen engagement)
  • Sustainable technologies for (digital and physical) library materials preservation and conservation. 

To keep the session vibrant and exciting two alternative styles of presentations are accepted: a presentation (15 minutes delivery) or the PechaKucha format (20 slides are shown for 20 seconds each for a total of 6 minutes 40 seconds).

Proposals must be submitted by 2nd March 2020 and selected presenters will be notified by 20th March 2020.

Proposals should be sent to:  

Harri Sahavirta, secretary, Environment, Sustainability and Libraries Special Interest Group
Email: harri.sahavirta@hel.fi

More information on the conference web page: https://libguides.ucc.ie/IFLA

Call for Papers — Satellite Meetings Local History and Genealogy joint with Asia and Oceania

IFLA - Wed, 19/02/2020 - 17:34

Theme: "Challenges and Opportunities for Genealogy, Local History and Regional Memory Fields in Libraries and Other Memory Institutions in a Highly Mobile Society"

Date

12-13 August 2020

Venue

The National Library of Scotland, Edinburgh, Scotland, United Kingdom

Organizer

Local History and Genealogy Section joint with Asia and Oceania Section

Topic

Libraries, archives, museums, and other cultural institutions are moving from a reactive to a productive and participatory role. Though they continue to collect, preserve and support the use of historical documents and records, they also engage and participate in the production, publication, and active dissemination of new resources based on their collections serving as sites of knowledge retrieval. They have become centers of knowledge production, both in the material and the virtual world.

At the satellite meeting, we will focus on papers that discuss:

  • Innovative use of historical and genealogical collections
  • Collaborative work with historical and genealogical societies
  • Local History, Local Community and use of social technologies
  • Genetic genealogy and the promise of DNA
  • Responses to new demands from the well-informed users
  • Multi-ethnicity in local history and culture, avoiding more traditional nationalistic and regional perspectives

We encourage evidence-based practice and invite presentations and analyses of projects which can be of practical value to others.

Submissions in other formats than academic papers (such as reports, multimedia presentations and essays) are welcome.

Submission Guidelines

The deadline for submitting a detailed abstract (up to 250 words) and full author details is 31 March 2020.

Proposals should be sent to:

Laila Hussein Moustafa
Email: lhoussei@illinois.edu

Cherie Bush
Email: BushCD@familysearch.org

and

Takashi Nagatsuka
Email: nagatsuka-t@tsurumi-u.ac.jp

Important dates

31 March 2020: Deadline for submissions
15 April 2020: Notification of submitters
15 June 2020: The full paper due

The full paper is due on 15 June 2020. It should be an original submission not published elsewhere.

Call for papers and session complete description:  https://2020.ifla.org/cfp-calls/local-history-and-genealogy-joint-with-asia-and-oceania/

 

 

Call for Papers — Open Sessions Public Libraries

IFLA - Tue, 18/02/2020 - 12:35

Public Libraries have been evolving to take their place as key community anchors to tackle the big issues in their local communities.  The core role of delivery of access to information, learning and story is still a vibrant one with the statistics showing that communities still visit their libraries in the thousands.  This evolving role also demands new skills and new directions from library staff, library managers and library programs.  Libraries now need to navigate areas of social work, community development, Youth development, and Public Health as well as supporting people to have some tough conversations to become more tolerant and supportive communities.  We want to have an in-depth conversation with library staff on this developing demand for libraries in their local communities and are seeking seven (7) minute lightning talks from libraries who are currently working through this role.

Libraries as community builders – what is your public library doing to develop staff to really build communities and connect them?

Libraries as inclusive community spaces for diverse populations – how is your library ensuring that it is welcoming and inclusive for all?  Decolonising the collection? Culturally diverse staff?  We want to hear what changes and skills building you are implementing.

Libraries as champions for the marginalised – how is your library approaching sections of your community that are excluded?  The homeless, the addicted, the refugees, the migrants.

Libraries delivering public health outcomes – how are you working across your community and public health partners to improve the public health of your communities?

If your library is positively responding to these issues and has implemented a program that works for the community, a training program that has helped your library staff, a partnership project that has really worked we want to hear from you.

Format

The session format will include a maximum of 7 invited speakers for the first hour.

We are looking for proposals for short presentations of 7 minutes length.  Typically, this means 7 presentation slides of 1minute each.  A longer paper that details the full outline of the library’s response to changing roles can be submitted and will be published.

The second component of the session will be a one-hour workshop to explore the changing roles of libraries and skills of staff needed to meet these new roles.  Presenters are expected to take part in the workshop.

Important Dates

23 March 2020: Proposal abstracts must be submitted

17 April 2020: Selected presenters will be notified

31 May 2020: Authors to submit Authors’ Permission Form

1 June 2020: Written papers due

7 August 2020: Presentation slides due

Submission Guidelines

Proposals must be submitted in English and include the following information:

  • Title of proposed presentation
  • Style of presentation
  • Abstract of the proposed paper (no more than 300 words)
  • Name(s) of presenters and positions and or titles
  • Employer or affiliated institution
  • Contact information including email address and telephone number
  • Short biographical statement of no more than 100 words
  • Note a willingness to comply with IFLA’s Authors’ Permission

 

Proposal abstracts to be submitted by 23 March 2020 via email to:

Jane Cowell
Email: jcowell@yprl.vic.gov.au

Please note:

At least one of the paper’s authors must be present to deliver a summary of the paper during the program in Dublin. Abstracts should only be submitted with the understanding that the expenses of attending the conference will be the responsibility of the author(s)/presenter(s) of accepted papers.

The paper must be an original submission not presented or published elsewhere. All papers that are presented at the WLIC 2020 will be made available online via the IFLA Library under the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 license.

Authors of accepted papers must complete the IFLA Authors’ Permission Form.

All expenses, including registration for the conference, travel, accommodation etc., are the responsibility of the authors/presenters. No financial support can be provided by IFLA, but a special invitation letter can be issued to author(s)/presenter(s) of accepted papers.

Congress Participation Grants

List of opportunities for support is available on the Apply for Grants & Awards webpage.

 

Libraries’ Role as Core Cultural Services Highlighted in UN Text

IFLA - Mon, 17/02/2020 - 20:03

​The Declared Actions from the 10th meeting of the World Urban Forum, focusing on the role of culture and innovation in creating cities of opportunity, have underlined the contribution libraries can make to this goal as basic cultural services.

The World Urban Forum, which met for the 10th time in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates on 8-13 February with over 13000 people in attendance, is the premier global event for discussing how to create stronger and more sustainable cities and communities.

Organised by the UN Programme for Human Settlements – UN HABITAT – it brings together other UN and intergovernmental organisations, national and local governments, experts and civil society representatives from around the world. IFLA participated actively at the event, speaking in four different sessions.

With a focus this year on ‘Cities of Opportunities: Connecting Culture and Innovation’, there was strong awareness at the Forum of the need to identify actions that can accelerate progress towards achieving the Sustainable Development Goals.  

Culture and heritage are key areas for such actions, helping to build social capital, stimulate creativity, boost resilience in the face of change, and providing a source of experience and expertise. But for everyone to be able to contribute and benefit, everyone needs to have access to basic cultural services.

Crucially, the Declared Actions from the Forum underline that libraries are just such services, enabling local and regional governments to drive social, economic, environmental, political and cultural progress (paragraph 5).

This reference in a document emerging from such a major event is very welcome, and can be used by libraries and library associations in efforts to gain recognition as key players in both urban development and culture policies. Furthermore, it also makes it clear that libraries can be seen as part of the ‘offer’ necessary to achieve SDG1.4 for example – universal access to basic services.

IFLA strongly encourages its members to draw on this reference in your own advocacy, both with local governments and relevant national ministries.

Read more about IFLA's participation in the World Urban Forum.

IFLA Submits Comments on WIPO Artificial Intelligence Issues Paper

IFLA - Mon, 17/02/2020 - 12:59

IFLA has shared its comments on a draft issues paper prepared by the World Intellectual Property Organisation about artificial intelligence. These look to ensure that the case for copyright exceptions, the need for preservation, and the broader impact of new rights are all taken into account.

Artificial intelligence is the subject of more and more political attention around the world. With growing awareness of both its potential applications, and the risks that it can bring, there are calls for government intervention, both at the national and global levels.

While much of the focus on artificial intelligence comes from the ethical perspective – including in the library field – there are also potentially importance implications for intellectual property (IP) policy.

These come up throughout the life-cycle – from the possibilities to use copyrighted works to enable machine learning, to the possibilities to use IP to protect AI and what it produces, to the question of whether AI itself could be deemed a copyright holder, and to the implications of IP rules on people whose lives are affected by AI-powered decision-making.  

At least stage, there is an angle for libraries who have a mission both to help users carry out research, and a broader focus on supporting individual autonomy in an informed society.

The work of the World Intellectual Property Organisation (WIPO) to develop a broad understanding of the policy issues around AI is therefore welcome.

IFLA’s submission on WIPO’s draft issues paper looks to ensure that the final version – which will be the basis of a wider consultation – will provide enough opportunity for libraries, library users, and those who share library values to share their feedback.

We look forward to the next version of the paper.

You can download IFLA’s submission from our publications page.

IFLA Submits Comments on WIPO Artificial Intelligence Issues Paper

IFLA - Mon, 17/02/2020 - 12:59

IFLA has shared its comments on a draft issues paper prepared by the World Intellectual Property Organisation about artificial intelligence. These look to ensure that the case for copyright exceptions, the need for preservation, and the broader impact of new rights are all taken into account.

Artificial intelligence is the subject of more and more political attention around the world. With growing awareness of both its potential applications, and the risks that it can bring, there are calls for government intervention, both at the national and global levels.

While much of the focus on artificial intelligence comes from the ethical perspective – including in the library field – there are also potentially importance implications for intellectual property (IP) policy.

These come up throughout the life-cycle – from the possibilities to use copyrighted works to enable machine learning, to the possibilities to use IP to protect AI and what it produces, to the question of whether AI itself could be deemed a copyright holder, and to the implications of IP rules on people whose lives are affected by AI-powered decision-making.  

At least stage, there is an angle for libraries who have a mission both to help users carry out research, and a broader focus on supporting individual autonomy in an informed society.

The work of the World Intellectual Property Organisation (WIPO) to develop a broad understanding of the policy issues around AI is therefore welcome.

IFLA’s submission on WIPO’s draft issues paper looks to ensure that the final version – which will be the basis of a wider consultation – will provide enough opportunity for libraries, library users, and those who share library values to share their feedback.

We look forward to the next version of the paper.

You can download IFLA’s submission from our publications page.

Co-designing open access publishing infrastructures

EIFL news and events - Mon, 17/02/2020 - 12:41

WACREN (the West and Central African Research and Education Network), Coko (the Collaborative Knowledge Foundation) and EIFL invite you to join a one-day LIBSENSE workshop, ‘Co-designing collaborative free and open source open access publishing infrastructures’. 

The workshop, on 17 March, is co-located with the 6th Annual WACREN Conference, which takes place on 19 - 20 March 2020.

Open access in Senegal

EIFL news and events - Mon, 17/02/2020 - 08:12
BACKGROUND

The EIFL Open Access Programme  began raising awareness about open access (OA) in Senegal in 2010 when, with our partner consortium, COBESS (Consortium des Bibliothèques de l’Enseignement Supérieur du Sénégal), we organized the first OA workshop in Dakar. The workshop brought together researchers, students, librarians, ICT staff and legal experts. 

Open access workshops at University of Eldoret

EIFL news and events - Mon, 17/02/2020 - 06:22

EIFL’s partner library consortium, Kenya Libraries and Information Services Consortium (KLISC), will host workshops on open access (OA) and institutional repositories for senior management, research managers and administrators, academics and researchers, librarians, and ICT staff at the University of Eldoret. The workshops are supported by EIFL. 

WLIC joint session with Knowledge Management Section

IFLA - Fri, 14/02/2020 - 12:01
The OS will promote the discussion between the commercial sector and the open source community and interconnect the Open Source with the Open Data Development. It will discuss the human factor approach of the delivery of services to user communities via the library systems. The human factor is the driving force for knowledge management projects.   The IT and Knowledge Management Sections are sponsoring a joint session in WLIC 2020 on the topic of "The future of the library and library systems: outsourcing, cloud, and new tech impact of user communities".   We welcome you to submit proposals and to join us in Dublin.   Call for papers and session complete description: https://2020.ifla.org/cfp-calls/knowledge-management-with-information-technology/

Local Action, Global Impact: Lessons from the 10th World Urban Forum

IFLA - Thu, 13/02/2020 - 17:20

From 8-13 Feburary, IFLA participated in the 10thWorld Urban Forum, a UN-led conference bringing together mayors, professionals, civil society and international agencies in order to explore how to build stronger, fairer and more sustainable communities. Libraries are a key part of the picture.

Many of the things that have a decisive influence on our lives are decided not at the global, but at the local level.

From economic opportunities to the social connections between people, and from the preservation and promotion of heritage to action to reduce emissions and adapt to climate change, town halls often have more of a role than national governments.

The World Urban Forum – a biennial meeting of mayors, governments, planners and architects and civil society stakeholder – provides an opportunity to share thinking on how to do this.

This year’s edition – the 10th – was held in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, has 18 000 registered delegates, and focused on the role of culture and innovation in creating cities of opportunity.

Libraries as Accelerators of Successful Local Development

Participating for the first time, IFLA played an active role, speaking at four separate sessions.

At the World Assembly of Local and Regional Governments, IFLA underlined the unique contribution libraries can make to ensuring that culture and development reinforce each other.

At the Networking event organised by the Climate Heritage Network, IFLA discussed how both library spaces and library collections could serve to support education and innovation for climate action.

In a session focused on the different UNESCO Cities programmes, IFLA presented the Media and Information Literate Cities programme, underlining in particular how information skills could bring economic, social, cultural and civic benefits.

Finally, at an event promoting the report on culture in the implementation of the SDGs to which IFLA contributed, we explained both the broader library contribution to development, and the need to build momentum to ensure culture and heritage realise their potential.

A Receptive Audience

Given how many participants came from the local level, and so had seen libraries at work in their communities, it was perhaps not surprising that there was general appreciation of the work of our institutions.

Nonetheless, there were a number of high points, in particular the reference to libraries as one of the factors that make local governments so crucial for successful development.

Elsewhere, presenters underlined how important libraries as guardians of heritage and cultural venues, with the potential to contribute to sustainable urbanisation.

Others noted the need to ensure that smart cities do not neglect the human dimension, and the power of libraries both to extend connectivity, and to help people develop the skills they need to make the most of the internet.

Finally, a new World Bank report highlighted how libraries can represent part of the hidden wealth of cities as public spaces for building connections and social capital.

Next Steps

The different contributions that public and other libraries can make to development at the local level is of course not news for public librarians.

However, it is certainly good news for libraries that at meetings such as the World Urban Forum, and in major organisations such as United Cities and Local Government – the organiser of the World Assembly of Local and Regional Governments – there is such recognition of the work of our institutions.

IFLA will continue to use opportunities such as this to encourage local governments everywhere to value and support their libraries as factors of success in their work.

Read IFLA's flyer for the World Urban Forum, and our analysis of what the New Urban Agenda means for libraries.

Getting ready for the 2020 International Women’s Day: an Advocacy Kit for Libraries

IFLA - Wed, 12/02/2020 - 20:00

International Women’s Day is drawing near, and this year’s celebrations will hold special significance in light of the 25th anniversary of the Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action. For libraries, this is an opportunity to join in the global discussion, celebrate the achievements, reflect on lessons learned and chart future action towards gender equality.

25 years ago, the UN Fourth World Conference on Women in Beijing saw over 17000 participants – government representatives, activists and other stakeholders – work together to develop an ambitious roadmap towards women’s empowerment and gender equality – the Beijing Declaration and Platform of Action. A 25 year review of its implementation in 2020 has launched a global discussion on how to make further progress and deliver on these objectives within the decade.

Libraries can make an important contribution to reaching these goals. Meaningful access to information lies at the heart of the library profession. A key mission of libraries is to meet people’s information needs and equip them with the skills and confidence to make use of this information to improve their livelihoods.

The Beijing Platform illustrates that access to information, knowledge and learning opportunities impact many dimensions of women’s empowerment: health and wellbeing, education, participation in political and economic life; and libraries can offer a barrier-free and inclusive way to provide such access.

Over the years, libraries have worked to help empower women and girls in other ways as well: helping women get online to reduce the existing digital divides, preserving and sharing their narratives, raising awareness and knowledge on issues crucial to women and girls’ wellbeing, and more.

In light of these experiences and expertise, library voices can be a valuable contribution to the discussions on future action towards gender equality on this International Women’s Day and throughout 2020!

To inspire library and information professionals to join the conversation, IFLA has prepared a 2020 Women’s Day Advocacy Kit for libraries. In this kit, you will find:

  • An introduction to 2020 International Women’s Day and why this year’s celebrations hold special significance
  • An outline of IFLA activities around International Women’s Day 2020
  • Key messages to share on this Women’s Day
  • More suggestions on how libraries can celebrate the Day and help champion gender equality every day.

You can visit the publication page to download the kit.

To find out more about Beijing+25, you can also read the IFLA briefing about the review process and the role of access to information in the Platform for Action.

Getting ready for the 2020 International Women’s Day: an Advocacy Kit for Libraries

IFLA - Wed, 12/02/2020 - 20:00

International Women’s Day is drawing near, and this year’s celebrations will hold special significance in light of the 25th anniversary of the Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action. For libraries, this is an opportunity to join in the global discussion, celebrate the achievements, reflect on lessons learned and chart future action towards gender equality.

25 years ago, the UN Fourth World Conference on Women in Beijing saw over 17000 participants – government representatives, activists and other stakeholders – work together to develop an ambitious roadmap towards women’s empowerment and gender equality – the Beijing Declaration and Platform of Action. A 25 year review of its implementation in 2020 has launched a global discussion on how to make further progress and deliver on these objectives within the decade.

Libraries can make an important contribution to reaching these goals. Meaningful access to information lies at the heart of the library profession. A key mission of libraries is to meet people’s information needs and equip them with the skills and confidence to make use of this information to improve their livelihoods.

The Beijing Platform illustrates that access to information, knowledge and learning opportunities impact many dimensions of women’s empowerment: health and wellbeing, education, participation in political and economic life; and libraries can offer a barrier-free and inclusive way to provide such access.

Over the years, libraries have worked to help empower women and girls in other ways as well: helping women get online to reduce the existing digital divides, preserving and sharing their narratives, raising awareness and knowledge on issues crucial to women and girls’ wellbeing, and more.

In light of these experiences and expertise, library voices can be a valuable contribution to the discussions on future action towards gender equality on this International Women’s Day and throughout 2020!

To inspire library and information professionals to join the conversation, IFLA has prepared a 2020 Women’s Day Advocacy Kit for libraries. In this kit, you will find:

  • An introduction to 2020 International Women’s Day and why this year’s celebrations hold special significance
  • An outline of IFLA activities around International Women’s Day 2020
  • Key messages to share on this Women’s Day
  • More suggestions on how libraries can celebrate the Day and help champion gender equality every day.

You can visit the publication page to download the kit.

To find out more about Beijing+25, you can also read the IFLA briefing about the review process and the role of access to information in the Platform for Action.

Call for Papers - HBS and E4GDH Joint 2020 Satellite Meeting in Dublin

IFLA - Wed, 12/02/2020 - 19:43

"Health literacy: libraries and communities working together for health & wellbeing"

The theme of our combined satellite meeting is health literacy. We are interested in submissions that explore the issues surrounding health literacy, including equity of access to good quality health information; access to health information in multi-languages; issues relating to deliberate or unintentional misinformation; solutions to prevent digital health inequalities; and how librarians contribute to increasing health information literacy.

Please visit the Call for Papers for more information, and submit your proposal by 16 March 2020.

Call for Papers - HBS and E4GDH Joint 2020 Satellite Meeting in Dublin

IFLA - Wed, 12/02/2020 - 19:43

"Health literacy: libraries and communities working together for health & wellbeing"

The theme of our combined satellite meeting is health literacy. We are interested in submissions that explore the issues surrounding health literacy, including equity of access to good quality health information; access to health information in multi-languages; issues relating to deliberate or unintentional misinformation; solutions to prevent digital health inequalities; and how librarians contribute to increasing health information literacy.

Please visit the Call for Papers for more information, and submit your proposal by 16 March 2020.

IFLA/UNESCO Multicultural Library Manifesto Toolkit now available in Russian

IFLA - Wed, 12/02/2020 - 16:09

The IFLA/UNESCO Multicultural Library Manifesto Toolkit was developed by IFLA Library Services to Multicultural Populations Section (MCULTP) for the purpose of giving practical approaches on how libraries can apply the concepts contained in the Manifesto.

Thanks to the efforts made by Section member Maria Neryueva and the IFLA Russian Language Centre located in the Russian State Library, Moscow, a Russian translation of the Toolkit is now available. 

Since the original English version was launched in 2012, the full Toolkit has been available from the Toolkit webpage in Chinese, Japanese, and now, Russian.

IFLA/UNESCO Multicultural Library Manifesto Toolkit now available in Russian

IFLA - Wed, 12/02/2020 - 16:09

The IFLA/UNESCO Multicultural Library Manifesto Toolkit was developed by IFLA Library Services to Multicultural Populations Section (MCULTP) for the purpose of giving practical approaches on how libraries can apply the concepts contained in the Manifesto.

Thanks to the efforts made by Section member Maria Neryueva and the IFLA Russian Language Centre located in the Russian State Library, Moscow, a Russian translation of the Toolkit is now available. 

Since the original English version was launched in 2012, the full Toolkit has been available from the Toolkit webpage in Chinese, Japanese, and now, Russian.

London Book Fair

EIFL news and events - Wed, 12/02/2020 - 11:27

EIFL has been shortlisted for the 2020 ABC International Excellence Award for Accessible Publishing. Rima Kupryte, EIFL Director and Teresa Hackett, EIFL Copyright and Libraries Programme Manager will attend the special awards ceremony at the London Book Fair during which the 2020 winners will be announced.

EIFL visit to National University of Laos

eifl licensing news - Wed, 12/02/2020 - 11:12

Rima Kupryte, EIFL Director, will travel to Laos on an exploratory visit to prepare for a project in which EIFL will provide access to e-resources at the National University of Laos (NUOL) and train librarians in the use of e-resources. The project is a partnership with the University of Luxembourg. 

Kupryte will visit the NUOL Faculty of Law and Political Science Library and NUOL Central Library to understand the university’s library system, internet infrastructure, library training activities and skills and capacity of librarians.

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