Wednesday, June 29, 2016

Global Commission Recommends Governments to Invest in Public Access in Libraries

http://www.ifla.org/node/10551

The Global Commission on Internet Governance has just released One Internet, a wide-ranging and pragmatic vision of how all actors can contribute to a sustainable and democratic internet.

Based on two years of work and extensive expert contributions, the Commission identifies four foundational aspects of a “robust, healthy Internet: open, secure, trustworthy and inclusive of all”, and what can be done to achieve this.

Libraries make an essential contribution to development

http://www.ifla.org/node/10545

New IFLA publications to support your work on the UN 2030 Agenda

Act now to make sure libraries are included in your country’s national development plans for the SDGs!!

The inclusion of libraries and access to information in national and regional development plans will contribute to meeting the global United Nations 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.

In support of this goal, IFLA has today published a booklet of examples and recommendations for policymakers demonstrating the contribution of libraries to the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). There is also a supporting 2-page handout.

view/download the publications
The booklet includes stories from all types of libraries in from many countries around the world.

Monday, June 20, 2016

New CPDWL guidelines now available! New CPDWL guidelines are now available on the IFLA website

New CPDWL guidelines now available! New CPDWL guidelines are now available on the IFLA website.

IFLA Guidelines for Continuing Professional Development: Principles and Best Practices.

Many thanks to all who helped to create and publish, especially Jana Varlejs. List

http://www.ifla.org/node/10540

How libraries use digital devices to promote reading? - Online articles published

How libraries use digital devices to promote reading? - Online articles published

By Ulla Pötsönen

New collection of online articles around the theme How libraries use digital devices to promote reading? is published. Read also about section's work and future plans.

http://www.ifla.org/node/10527

IFLA Strategic Plan 2016-2021 now available in seven languages

IFLA Strategic Plan 2016-2021 now available in seven languages..

The IFLA Strategic Plan 2016-2021 is now available online in all seven IFLA languages. With this Strategic Plan the IFLA Governing Board sets out IFLA's strategic directions and goals for 2016-2021.

Where all professional groups of IFLA remain responsible for their own strategic planning (i.e. Action Plans), the Strategic Plan 2016-2021 is to guide the governance and the entire activities of the IFLA organisation, based on the following four Strategic Directions:

Libraries in Society
Information and Knowledge
Cultural Heritage
Capacity Building

The Strategic Plan 2016-2021 was endorsed by the IFLA Governing Board at its December 2015.