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Call for Nominations: IFLA 2020 Honours and Awards

IFLA - პარ, 15/11/2019 - 11:00

Do you know someone who has made an outstanding contribution to IFLA or to international librarianship? IFLA’s Honours and Awards recognise those who have given significant service and made distinguished contributions to the profession.

Bestowed annually by the IFLA Governing Board, IFLA Honours and Awards are a great opportunity to acknowledge a colleague whose efforts you admire and respect. 

The Call for Nominations is out now.  Don’t delay!

FAQs

Who can make a nomination? 
All authorised representatives of Members and Personal Affiliates.

When will the presentations be made? 
Presentations are made during the World Library and Information Congress.

How do I make a nomination?
Please download your nomination form found at the bottom of this page, fill it out, and send back to us.

DEADLINE: 28 February 2020
late submissions shall not be considered

Honorary Fellow

Honorary Fellow is IFLA's highest award, and is conferred on the basis of merit on a person who has delivered long and distinguished service to IFLA. It may not necessarily be awarded every year. A nomination for Honorary Fellow is required to be supported by at least three nominators who are current IFLA Members. Nominations must include evidence to support any claims against the criteria. A nomination must be accompanied by at least two written referee reports. Referees should not also be nominators, and at least one referee should be an IFLA Member. Referees should address the nominee's suitability for the award, in relation to the criteria and may provide further information relevant to the award if desired.

In making its decision, the Executive Committee will examine only the evidence provided by the nominators and the two referee reports submitted with this nomination. The evidence and referee reports you provide should be based on the following required criteria:

  1. Length of service to IFLA;
  2. Type(s) of service to IFLA;
  3. Outstanding achievements within that service to IFLA; and
  4. Service that has brought distinction to IFLA in the international arena.
IFLA Medal

IFLA Medal is conferred on a person who has made a distinguished contribution either to IFLA or to international librarianship. It is also anticipated that one medal would be awarded each year, to a nominee from the country hosting the IFLA WLIC.

A nomination for the IFLA Medal is required to have at least two nominators who are current IFLA Members. A nomination must include evidence to support any claims of the nominee's distinguished contribution either to IFLA or to international librarianship. Each nomination shall be accompanied by at least two written referee reports. Referees should not also be nominators, and at least one referee should be an IFLA Member.

In making its decision, the Executive Committee will examine only the evidence provided by the nominators and the two referee reports submitted with this nomination. The evidence and referee reports you provide should be based on the following required criteria

  1. Length of service to IFLA or the profession;
  2. Nature of the distinguished contribution to IFLA or to international librarianship;
  3. Significance of that contribution to IFLA or to international librarianship.
IFLA Scroll of Appreciation

IFLA Scroll of Appreciation is awarded annually by the IFLA Governing Board to the IFLA World Library and Information Congress (WLIC) National Committee for that year.  Additionally, any Member may nominate an individual who has given distinguished service to IFLA. Staff, including core activities staff, is eligible for nomination.

In making its decision, the Executive Committee will examine only the evidence provided by the nominator.

The evidence provided should be based on the following required criteria:

  1. Length of service to IFLA;
  2. Nature of the service to IFLA;
  3. Significance of that service to IFLA, and its impact on IFLA.

The Executive Committee of the Governing Board considers all nominations in committee and in confidence. The Executive Committee bases its decisions only on the evidence submitted with the nominations and any further evidence sought from the nominees or referees.

The Executive Committee and the Secretary General shall not enter into correspondence on individual nominations. Only successful nominations will be published.

Wherever possible honours and awards shall be announced and conferred at the annual WLIC.

NOMINATION FORMS:
  • Honorary Fellow [DOC] | [PDF]
  • IFLA Medal [DOC] | [PDF]
  • IFLA Scroll of Appreciation [DOC] | [PDF]

Nominations for awards to be conferred in 2020 are invited, in confidence, on this form which may be sent by email as an attachment, by FAX, or post:


email: ifla@ifla.org

FAX: +31 70 3834827


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HONOURS and AWARDS
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Steps towards Stronger Libraries in the MENA Region

IFLA - ხუთ, 14/11/2019 - 14:59

With its new Strategy, IFLA not only has a new guiding star for the work of our professional units and headquarters team, but also a reference point for the field as a whole. With the workshop on strategies for stronger libraries in Alexandria, Egypt, IFLA brought new possibilities for alignment and synergies to the Middle East and North Africa region.

On 12-13 November, IFLA organised a workshop for representatives of the library field from 14 countries from across the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region. Over two days, participants learned about the IFLA Strategy and used it to start to define actions to build a strong and united global library field and so better serve their communities.

A Strategy for MENA and all Regions

IFLA’s Strategy 2019-24 is a document for the entire global library field, supporting our efforts to inspire, engage, enable and connect libraries. 

Based on the broadest and most inclusive conversation ever in our field – the IFLA Global Vision – the success of the Strategy depends on the same level of engagement and energy going forwards.

Key to this will be the actions taken at the regional and national levels by library associations, libraries and library and information workers. This is as true for the library field in the MENA region as anywhere else.

In line with the key finding of the IFLA Global Vision, we need plans that respond to regional characteristics and priorities, while focusing on the goals that unite the field globally. Through the discussions in Alexandria, IFLA made a major step from strategy to focused, effective action in MENA.

This workshop forms part of a series IFLA is organising around the world, designed to inspire, engage, enable and connect library associations and other key players, and create national strategies that make for a stronger library field.

Over the coming year, we will be engaging library associations and others in Europe, Asia-Pacific and Africa – and continuing our work with those in MENA and Latin America and the Caribbean – bringing these new possibilities to them.

A Strong Potential

The discussions in Alexandria helped highlight the impressive work already taking place in many countries in the MENA region, as well as the ambition and potential that its libraries have.

In a region with a rich cultural and scientific heritage, but which also faces major challenges, there is a real need for libraries to continue to do the best possible for their users, today and into the future.

The potential of the IFLA Strategy as a framework for defining effective actions in an aligned way became clear.  So too did the potential of tools such as the IFLA Library Map of the World to make the work of national associations and institutions more powerful.

We look forward to working further with all our participants, and the national library fields they represent. 

IFLA Secretary General Gerald Leitner said:

   

The need for libraries is as great, if not greater than ever. Seeing all the ideas and energy here gives me confidence that we can meet this need in the MENA region.  I’m looking forward to taking further steps forwards to define actions with our partners here, and to bringing the IFLA Strategy to all other parts of the world.

Find out more about the IFLA Strategy 2019-2024

Steps towards Stronger Libraries in the MENA Region

IFLA - ხუთ, 14/11/2019 - 14:59

With its new Strategy, IFLA not only has a new guiding star for the work of our professional units and headquarters team, but also a reference point for the field as a whole. With the workshop on strategies for stronger libraries in Alexandria, Egypt, IFLA brought new possibilities for alignment and synergies to the Middle East and North Africa region.

On 12-13 November, IFLA organised a workshop for representatives of the library field from 14 countries from across the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region. Over two days, participants learned about the IFLA Strategy and used it to start to define actions to build a strong and united global library field and so better serve their communities.

A Strategy for MENA and all Regions

IFLA’s Strategy 2019-24 is a document for the entire global library field, supporting our efforts to inspire, engage, enable and connect libraries. 

Based on the broadest and most inclusive conversation ever in our field – the IFLA Global Vision – the success of the Strategy depends on the same level of engagement and energy going forwards.

Key to this will be the actions taken at the regional and national levels by library associations, libraries and library and information workers. This is as true for the library field in the MENA region as anywhere else.

In line with the key finding of the IFLA Global Vision, we need plans that respond to regional characteristics and priorities, while focusing on the goals that unite the field globally. Through the discussions in Alexandria, IFLA made a major step from strategy to focused, effective action in MENA.

This workshop forms part of a series IFLA is organising around the world, designed to inspire, engage, enable and connect library associations and other key players, and create national strategies that make for a stronger library field.

Over the coming year, we will be engaging library associations and others in Europe, Asia-Pacific and Africa – and continuing our work with those in MENA and Latin America and the Caribbean – bringing these new possibilities to them.

A Strong Potential

The discussions in Alexandria helped highlight the impressive work already taking place in many countries in the MENA region, as well as the ambition and potential that its libraries have.

In a region with a rich cultural and scientific heritage, but which also faces major challenges, there is a real need for libraries to continue to do the best possible for their users, today and into the future.

The potential of the IFLA Strategy as a framework for defining effective actions in an aligned way became clear.  So too did the potential of tools such as the IFLA Library Map of the World to make the work of national associations and institutions more powerful.

We look forward to working further with all our participants, and the national library fields they represent. 

IFLA Secretary General Gerald Leitner said:

   

The need for libraries is as great, if not greater than ever. Seeing all the ideas and energy here gives me confidence that we can meet this need in the MENA region.  I’m looking forward to taking further steps forwards to define actions with our partners here, and to bringing the IFLA Strategy to all other parts of the world.

Find out more about the IFLA Strategy 2019-2024

OpenAIRE General Assembly

EIFL news and events - ხუთ, 14/11/2019 - 13:55

Iryna Kuchma, EIFL Open Access Programme Manager, and Gwen Franck, EIFL Open Access Programme Coordinator, will participate in the OpenAIRE General Assembly.

Kuchma will moderate a breakout session on training and support for the OpenAIRE Standing Committee, and a session on training for OpenAIRE Advance

Kuchma and Franck will moderate the meeting of 12 OpenAIRE NOADs (National Open Access Desks) from Eastern Europe.

Training open science trainers

EIFL news and events - ოთხ, 13/11/2019 - 16:47

Iryna Kuchma, EIFL Open Access Programme Manager, will facilitate a half-day workshop on open science training during the 9th International Youth Science Forum 'Litteris et Artibus'.

The workshop will cover the following tips for trainers:

UN Report on Public Spaces and Human Rights Highlights Place of Libraries

IFLA - ოთხ, 13/11/2019 - 16:08

As public spaces, open to all members of the community, libraries enable people to exercise and enjoy their human rights. A new report from the UN Special Rapporteur on Cultural Rights highlights this role, and the conditions for it to be realised. It provides a useful advocacy tool for libraries.

Libraries around the world are increasingly realising the potential of their spaces as a means of delivering on their missions. In addition to being quiet places to study, they are proving their value as spaces for meetings, workshops and for community interaction.

Especially in a digital age, these physical spaces have an important role both for individuals and communities. They provide opportunities to realise a variety of human rights, including participation in civic life, freedom of access to information, and cultural rights. They allow for a social, shared dimension to rights, going beyond the individual.

The Need for, and Challenges to, the Right to Public Space

The right to public spaces notably features in the United Nations 2030 Agenda as target 11.7, and in concepts such as the Right to the City.

This right is also the subject of a new report by the United Nations Special Rapporteur on Cultural Rights, Karima Bennoune. In this, she looks the different ways in which public spaces make a contribution, and the efforts that all actors need to make to ensure that they remain open to all.

She notes in particular the risks posed when companies or particular narratives come to dominate such spaces, or when examples of spaces, such as rural or mobile libraries are closed.

There is a strong emphasis on the need to be open and accessible, in order to ensure that people with disabilities, or belonging to other marginalised groups, do not feel excluded.  

She recommends that authorities should: (a) make public spaces and the right of all to access them more widely known; (b) take steps to make these spaces more welcoming; and (c) provide further opportunities for social interaction in them.

The Possibilities – and Responsibilities – of Libraries

The report includes a number of references to libraries as an important example of a public space which enables the delivery cultural rights. The combination of a physical place, and their collections, make them ideal for this.

It also notes the harm that comes from cuts or closures, which inevitably reduce possibilities for people to interact, and in particular to participate in cultural life.

Rather, the report implies, governments should recognise and support the work of libraries in their community, and promote active cultural programming.  

However, it also underlines that libraries themselves need to think hard about how they fulfil these missions. The work of IFLA sections in helping libraries be as welcoming and accessible as possible to all provides a vital support in this respect.

Overall, by underlining the importance of public, non-commercial spaces, the report should provide an important reference point for libraries looking to build understanding their social and community role.

Find out more about the work of IFLA’s Sections on Libraries serving persons with Print Disabilities, and Libraries serving persons with Special Needs, as well as our Public Libraries Section. Read also our advocacy pack for the 25th Anniversary of the Public Library Manifesto.

Open Access Week in Côte d'Ivoire

EIFL news and events - ოთხ, 13/11/2019 - 15:11

EIFL and EIFL’s partner library consortium in Côte d'Ivoire, Consortium des Bibliothèques de l‘Enseignement Supérieur de Cote d‘Ivoire (COBES-CI), will host a series of workshops on open access (OA) as part of Open Access Week 2019 celebrations. The OA Week celebrations in Côte d'Ivoire are organized in partnership with Ministre de l’Enseignement Supérieur et de la Recherche Scientifique, UNESCO and the telecommunications company, MTN CI. 

Highlights of the week - 

Mobile ICT-based services

EIFL news and events - ოთხ, 13/11/2019 - 14:08

Six more mobile regional libraries in Ghana are being equipped with laptop computers. 

A decade of transforming public libraries

EIFL news and events - ოთხ, 13/11/2019 - 11:32

The EIFL Public Library Innovation Programme (EIFL-PLIP) was launched with a grant from The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation in November 2009. The programme aimed to spark innovation in public libraries in developing and transition economy countries. Ramune Petuchovaite, EIFL-PLIP Manager, reflects on a decade of EIFL-PLIP.

Update from M&M Section Chair

IFLA - ოთხ, 13/11/2019 - 03:04

Management & Marketing Standing Committee Chair Anya Feltreuter provides an update on the work of the section.

Members of the Committee

For those of you who haven´t met me, my name is Anya Feltreuter and I am the Library Director of Mjolby Public Library, Sweden. I have been a member of the M&M Committee since August 2017 and Chair since August 2019. The Secretary of the M&M Section is Leslie Weir, Librarian and Archivist of Canada, and our Information Coordinator is Jeremiah Walter, Internal Communications Specialist at Pikes Peak Library District, United States. You will find the names of all the Committee members here.

Programmes in Athens

For the WLIC 2019 the IFLA Management & Marketing Section arranged a Satellite meeting on August 22-23, in Samos. The Satellite was a great Success with a fabulous host, Samos Public Library. It was a strong programme with excellent papers that are now published in the IFLA website.

In Athens the IFLA Management & Marketing Section arranged and co-arranged three successful sessions:

  • Session 153: #marketinggenius - Beg, Borrow, or Steal Great Ideas from Around the World with presentations by IFLA PressReader International Marketing Award Winners 2019 and a keynote speech by Bonnie Mager from Invercargill City Libraries and Archives, New Zealand.
  • Session 259: Library Love Stories together with IFLA New Professional SiG, a 2-hour session exploring this theme from a range of different angles - from the ways that libraries can tap into ideas of love and passion as a way of celebrating libraries, to representations and reinterpretations of traditional love stories, to managing relationships whilst maintaining professional conduct, and more! This session was livestreamed and recorded.
  • Session 251: Coaching Drop in Session with CPDWL offered career and professional development coaching for the individual. The focus of the coaching is be to help develop the individual’s career and professional development. The coach helps the individual to move from where one is, to where one needs to go and wants to be. The coach supports the coached person to see ways and opportunities to move forward in his or her professional life; different areas was be covered depending on the need. The focus is on supporting the individual to lead herself/himself and for the individual to identify areas in need of development. 
Current Work of the Committee

At the moment we are finalizing the Action plan and the Annual Report 2018-2019 for the Section. I will send the action plan to you as soon as it is approved by IFLA Head Quarters and will share the Annual Report 2018-2019 once it is completed.

We plan to announce the call for submissions to the Marketing Award in mid November. Cindy Hill is the Chair of the Marketing Award 2020.

Since we have many new committee members and we want everyone to be able to participate in the work of the committee we have divided the members into different teams. The information team is working on updating our social media and other information, the Marketing Award Jury, will promote the Marketing Award and work on the reviewing the submissions and the Coaching Initiative Working Group, will continue the work with the Coaching Initiative together with CPDWL. We also have two other working groups preparing for three open sessions in Dublin – one session will be a cooperation with CPDWL on burn-out and stress, the second session will be a cooperation with MLAS on Library map of the world and the SDG´s and third session will be on marketing, and will include the winners of the Marketing Award. The last working group  is the Management Skills Building Working group, which is working on hosting a webinar on management (theme to be decided) together with CPDWL and New Professionals SIG.

Our Midwinter-meeting will be in Ottawa, Canada, in February, which will include the business meeting and review of the submissions to the Marketing Award  as well, we will host a programme for Canadian Librarians on management and millennials. 

Please contact me if you have questions regarding our work and do follow us on Facebook and our website.

Best regards,

Anya Feltreuter
Chair, Management & Marketing Section

IFLA Joins the Discussion on Preserving and Providing Access to Digital Heritage

IFLA - სამ, 12/11/2019 - 18:41

Representatives from IFLA participated in the 2nd Inter-regional Conference for the Memory of the World, held in the Republic of Korea on 5-8 November 2019.

The aim of the conference was to bring together experts from the UNESCO Memory of the World Committees from Asia-Pacific, Africa and Latin America and the Caribbean, together with other stakeholders, experts and practitioners in the field, to discuss strategies and initiatives for the preservation of, and access to, digital heritage.  

Among the central challenges being discussed was the question of how data is being saved, how old data can survive in the face of obsolescence, and the opportunities for access and sharing that advances in digital technology present.

Presentations by IFLA
Ingrid Parent, past IFLA President and Chair of the UNESCO-PERSIST Content Task Force spoke on the Guidelines for the Selection of Digital Heritage for Long-Term Preservation.

IFLA was heavily involved in this project, which seeks to provide guidance to museums, archives and libraries when deciding what should be selected for long-term digital preservation.

A representative from IFLA’s Policy and Advocacy team introduced IFLA’s Guidelines for Setting Up a Digital Unification Project. The guidelines fit very well with the theme of international cooperation and knowledge sharing that was central to this conference.

Digital Unification goes one step beyond preservation, using technology to bring collections together across borders, and provide context for a deeper understanding of shared histories.

Over the three-day conference, 60 people from 23 countries shared perspectives, and heard introductions to guidelines, tools, and case studies from 13 countries.

We determined next-steps and opportunities, including strengthening the implementation of the 2015 Recommendation Concerning the Preservation of, and Access to, Documentary Heritage, including in Digital Form.

Next steps that IFLA can contribute to include:
  • Welcoming translations and reviews/further contributions to the Guidelines on Selection of Digital Heritage and on Digital Unification
  • Promoting the use of Guidelines in our members’ institutions and countries
  • Supporting training to help build capacity
  • Continuing to develop strategic partnerships at the international level
  • Promoting open knowledge and information sharing with the global library field
  • Supporting the movement from project-based digitisation/preservation initiatives to long-term preservation policies
  • Promoting inclusive and accessible solutions for navigating digital collections

Key Issues for Libraries at the UNESCO General Conference 2019

IFLA - ორშ, 11/11/2019 - 18:33

A delegation from IFLA will attend the 40th Session of the UNESCO General Conference, held 12-27 November 2019 in Paris, France. As NGO partners of UNESCO, we are committed to growing our partnership, and ensuring the voice of the library profession is represented during the General Conference proceedings.

The agenda of the 2019 General Conference reflects the wide range of issues on which UNESCO works which are relevant to libraries, from promoting early-years literacy to safeguarding our cultural heritage, from open education to internet governance.  

We have provided our Members with an overview of key issues and relevant topics which will be discussed. We called on Member States to take action, by giving an indication of how delegates can intervene in order to support the work of their libraries. 

Here are some key issues being discussed:

Combatting the Illegal Trade in Cultural Items

The General Conference will be invited to take a decision on a draft resolution to strengthen the implementation of The 1970 Convention on The Means of Prohibiting and Preventing the Illicit Import Export and Transfer of Ownership of Cultural Property.

IFLA stresses the importance of combating the illegal trade of cultural property and invite Member States to support this draft resolution on behalf of library associations and institutions. 

Supporting for the Preservation of Documentary Heritage

The General Conference will hear a consolidating report on the implementation of UNESCO’s 2015 Recommendation concerning the Preservation of, and Access to, Documentary Heritage, including in Digital Form.

IFLA supports this resolution and invites our Member States to promote domestic implementation initiatives that can help to strengthen documentary heritage preservation and access, including in digital form.   

We also recommend that, upon future review of this recommendation, UNESCO put forward a Convention affirming its basic principles to be ratified by Member States.

Other Issues to be Discussed

We have identified other agenda points which are of interest to the library and information profession. We urge you to follow along with the discussions and think about where you can promote the role and contribution of libraries in these areas.

  • Report on the World Summit on the Information Society Outcomes
  • Framework for the implementation of education for sustainable development (ESD) beyond 2019
  • UNESCO Strategy for Literacy
  • Proclamation of Global Media and Information Literacy Week
  • Forum of Ministers of Culture: Summary of Discussions
  • UNESCO’s Global/Regional Coordination of and Support for the Implementation of SDG4 – Education 2030
  • Technical, Financial and Legal Aspects of the Desirability of a Recommendation on Open Science
  • Preliminary Study on a Possible Standard-Setting Instrument on the Ethics of Artificial Intelligence
  • Proposal of a Draft Text of a Recommendation on Open Educational Resource
  • Fourth Consolidated Report on the Implementation by Member States of the 2003 Recommendation Concerning the Promotion and Use of Multilingualism and Universal Access to Cyberspace

We look forward to reporting on outcomes from these agenda points as they are discussed.

You can see the full agenda and get more information about the General Conference online: UNESCO 40th Session of the General Conference  

EIFL renews agreement with Edward Elgar

EIFL news and events - ორშ, 11/11/2019 - 13:03

EIFL has renewed its current agreement with Edward Elgar Publishing until December 2022. Under this renewed agreement, libraries and consortia from 30 EIFL partner countries are eligible for free access Edward Elgar’s 10 journals, over 750 development studies and environment e-books, and can publish at a discounted APC (Article Processing Charge) rate in open access in their journals.

EIFL renews agreement with Edward Elgar

eifl licensing news - ორშ, 11/11/2019 - 13:03

EIFL has renewed its current agreement with Edward Elgar Publishing until December 2022. Under this renewed agreement, libraries and consortia from 30 EIFL partner countries are eligible for free access Edward Elgar’s 10 journals, over 750 development studies and environment e-books, and can publish at a discounted APC (Article Processing Charge) rate in open access in their journals.

Celebrating 10 years of EIFL-PLIP

EIFL news and events - ორშ, 11/11/2019 - 11:36

Deborah Jacobs, former director of the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation’s Global Libraries Initiative celebrates 10 years of the EIFL Public Library Innovation Programme (EIFL-PLIP) in this guest blog for EIFL.

2018-2019 Annual Report is now available!

IFLA - შაბ, 09/11/2019 - 20:14

Latest ACD Annual Report is now available!

2018-2019 Annual Report is now available!

IFLA - შაბ, 09/11/2019 - 20:14

Latest ACD Annual Report is now available!

Webinar Video: Digital Preservation Opportunities & Challenges Ahead

LIBER news - პარ, 08/11/2019 - 17:23

There has been tremendous growth in the amount of digital content created by libraries, publishers, cultural institutions and the general public. While there are great benefits to having content available in digital form, digital objects can be extremely short-lived unless proper attention is paid to preservation.  In this webinar, taking place on World Digital Preservation Day,…

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Webinar Video: Generating Metadata With AI – Experience of the National Library of the Netherlands

LIBER news - პარ, 08/11/2019 - 17:17

While librarians have been describing books manually for decades, several libraries are now experimenting with methods to automatically create metadata.  Thanks to the growing volume of publications in electronic format, and the increase of artificial intelligence (AI) applications such as machine learning, there is a growing possibility for computers to interpret electronic texts and assist…

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