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IFLA - პარ, 20/08/2021 - 21:48

The economic impact of COVID-19 pandemic has led to a sharp decrease in jobs worldwide – Sri Lanka is no exception.

A Collaborative Effort

In mid-2020, the National Library of Sri Lanka (NLSL) formed a partnership with Commonwealth of Learning (COL) - Coursera Workforce Recovery Initiative with the aim of helping job-seekers in Sri Lanka to upskill and reskill to enter the job market as well as reinforce job-related skills to regain employment. COL-Coursera Workforce Recovery Initiative offered learners unlimited and free access to 5,000 courses designed to skill and reskill them. In June 2020, the NLSL implemented the programme under the topical theme ‘Skills Online Sri Lanka – Employed for the Unemployed’.

The Skills Online Sri Lanka (SOSL) also collaborated jointly with diverse local organizations such as Vocational Training Institute, public libraries, private training centers, educational institutions and employers. The purpose is to bridge the skill gaps for in-demand jobs responding to employer and industry needs through directly supporting youths and adults to participate and complete skill and professional development courses offered free by the COL-Coursera learning platform.

NLSL with its partners extensively promoted the initiative and attracted unemployed people, especially youths, women and the differently abled people across the country.

Free scholarships produced 4,300 learners, earned 21,343 certificates

NLSL successfully completed the programme in March 2021, producing more than 4,300 learners who earned 21,343 certificates from world renowned universities and institutes. Remarkably, the adoption rate of the programme has been as high as 89.8% and is therefore successful. This was made possible as a result of awareness sessions conducted at various locations across the country along with virtual sessions and helpdesk activities including close coaching and mentorship. NLSL and the Colombo Public Library provided their ICT facilities including Wi-Fi to the needy learners to access learning platform and complete the courses.

Overall, it has uplifted lives and livelihoods

The SOSLP initiative resulted in positive outcomes. It has helped unemployed to find jobs, secure jobs and improve livelihood. A wide range of courses that can tap requirements as well as the potential of learners have enabled the employed people to hone their skills – for career advancement through promotions. Some of the skilled learners have set up small business, created avenues for self-employment to sustain their livelihood. Some have even become entrepreneurs.


Nearly half of the learners enrolled into the programme were females!

This means the programme has also immensely contributed towards gender equality, thereby strengthening the female participation in the workforce.

Most importantly, with this wholehearted initiative, communities have already started noticing the value of national and public libraries as skill development centers.

As a result, COL extended its support to NLSL for another 3 years from April 2021 to March 2024 through its ‘Skills for Work’ initiative.

Contributes to SDGs

This initiative supports enhancement of Education and Training, Skills Development, Digital Literacy, Life-long Learning and contributes to several SDGs especially 4, 5, 8, 10, and 1, 3.


IFLA - პარ, 20/08/2021 - 21:43

Climate change is one of the biggest challenges we face this century.

As stewards of knowledge, libraries play a part in educating and demonstrating the importance of environmental sustainability. According to the American Library Association, “Libraries by their very nature are ‘green’ in that their resources are shared by the larger community.” Yet, there’s still a lot more we can do.

NUS’ largest and flagship library, the Central Library, achieved the Green Mark Platinum certification by the Building and Construction Authority (BCA) on March 2020.

The Green Mark certification scheme was launched in January 2005 to promote sustainable design and best practices in construction and operations in buildings. In 2018, BCA launched the Super Low Energy (SLE) Programme to push the envelope of environmental sustainability in Singapore.

SLE buildings feature best-in-class energy efficiency, the use of onsite and offsite renewable energy and other intelligent energy management strategies.

The Central Library’s green features include:

  • Energy efficient chilled water plant (operating efficiency - 0.58 kW/RT)
  • Energy efficient lighting system (>60% savings over baseline)
  • Use of motion sensors for toilets and staircases
  • Extensive greenery around main entrance foyer
  • Extensive use of sustainable products
  • Naturally ventilated circulation space to adjacent buildings
  • Provision of 460 kWp photovoltaic system
  • 48% energy savings vs NRB 2015 reference

Besides reducing energy consumption, the Central Library BookBridge is a first-of-its-kind bookshelf made from tropical Mass Engineered Timber (MET), a renewable, sustainable building material for architecture. The 31-metre BookBridge was launched in March 2021 and houses the library’s rare book collection that needs to be stored in a controlled environment.

The Central Library BookBridge at Level 2

“We have a big part to play in sustainability. Energy efficiency is part of greening the environment and more importantly translates to cost savings,” said Mrs Lee Cheng Ean, University Librarian of NUS Libraries.

The Central Library’s efforts in greening the environment is part of its space revitalisation project which kicked off in 2018. Since then, it has come a long way. Phase 3 (of 4) of its transformation was completed in early 2021. Watch this video to see the latest renovated floors. The project is currently on its last mile towards final completion. Do keep a lookout for more updates of the fully renovated Central Library.

In 2019, the Central Library also won a BCI Interior Design Award 2019 in the Learning Category


IFLA - პარ, 20/08/2021 - 21:21

The Maldives is a small island developing state in the Indian Ocean that has a strong Information Communication Technology (ICT) infrastructure comparative to many other countries in the South East Asia region. Being a popular tourist destination, and irrespective of the lack of natural resources other than white sandy beaches and ample fishing, the economy of the country is on a strong footing. At the same time, it is vulnerable to external shocks that disrupts the world economy or tourism sector inclusive of negative climate impact.

The populace enjoys a high universal literacy rate which places the Maldivian society at an advantage to reap the benefits of the information provisions made possible through ICTs. However, the library and information science (LIS) sector in the country has much more to do to keep pace with other in-country developments such as universal access to education including free access to higher education up to undergraduate degree, and also the universal access to the internet and smartphones leading to a technology savvy society.

In this backdrop, a project was commenced in 2019 exploring one central aspect that has ramifications on the development of the library sector. Qualified professionals are the engine who propel any profession forward. While the first library in the Maldives is known to have been established in 1945, to date, there are literally only a handful of qualified LIS professionals in the country. Agreeably, having a base qualification to begin with, and then continuous development of skills and knowledge is essential for librarians as well as libraries to remain relevant in a quickly evolving information landscape.

The Maldives National University (MNU) initiated the first in-country long-term library education program in 2010. This program commenced as a one-year certificate course, which was extended in 2012 to a Diploma. To overcome the shortage of local experts to teach these programs, the first two years of the program was taught by expatriate LIS professionals from Sri Lanka (Jayathunga Amaraweera, Deepali Talagala), Bangladesh (Dilara Begum), and Canada (Amman Adam).

In 2018, with the employment of a fulltime LIS professional, the MNU initiated curriculum development for a Bachelor Degree in LIS to cater to the cohort of students who have completed these earlier programs as well as to attract fresh school leavers to join the sector. The course curriculum has been finalised and the first batch will commence their studies within the next few months. The curriculum development for this program proceeded through stakeholder collaboration at various stages.

One such activity was the ‘Workshop on Library Development for Librarians and Library Managers’ held in April 2019 led by MNU and co-hosted by the National Library and the Maldives Library Association. One main purpose of this workshop was dialogue between library managers and librarians in various job ranks to ensure the proposed curriculum framework resonates with the sector.

Figure 1. (On the left) Resource persons and some of the participants from the Workshop on Library Development.
(On the right) Gina presenting at the workshop.

Figure 2. Participants of the Workshop on Library Development for Librarians and Library Managers, outside the National Library of Maldives

The workshop was a collaboration between both authors of this article. Gina was pursuing a regional research project on continuing professional development (CPD) of the LIS sector across different countries and Aminath as the lead curriculum developer for the in-country LIS degree program. A project that explores CPD was seen to be a welcome enhancement to the MNU in their efforts to educate information professionals. Accordingly, the Maldives LIS sector was taken as a pilot study for the CPD project. Through this collaboration, both the authors of this article along with Aminath Shiuna and Mahasin Ahmed Didi from the National Library contributed to the workshop as resource persons.

This collaborative work has continued over the last two years and has been beneficial for both parties. The findings of the CPD pilot study highlighted the need to strengthen collaboration between the LIS stakeholders in the country and provides basic data to develop a CPD plan and strategies for the Maldives LIS sector. In the face of the ongoing pandemic situation as well as the identified desire by LIS professionals in the CPD study to have access to online CPD learning opportunities, the National Library has introduced a webinar series for librarians, a few of these sessions supported by Gina.

Figure 3. Poster presented at ALA 2021 annual conference (reproduced with permission)

Further findings from the CPD pilot study can be accessed from:

Journal of Education for Library and Information Science (Paper titled: Library employees’ perspective of capacity building through continuing professional development (CPD) in the Republic of Maldives),

IFLA Journal (Paper titled: A review of LIS profession in the Republic of Maldives: development, challenges, and opportunities)

International Knowledge Conference 2021 (Paper titled Library’s role in supporting SDGs in a SMART World: the reality in the Republic of Maldives).


IFLA - პარ, 20/08/2021 - 21:09

The National Library of Australia’s digitisation programme has been running for more than 20 years,  with more than 41 million pages now digitised and available online via Trove [LINK: https://trove.nla.gov.au/]. The Library is now accelerating these efforts, recognising how dispersed the Australian population is and the impact of the Covid epidemic on travel and access.

Launched in 2019, the National Library of Australia’s Treasured Voices Digitisation Programme aims to ensure a truly national library, removing geographical, economic and other barriers to connect all Australians with their stories. The Australian Government is supporting this ambition by providing $10 million over four years, to digitise the collection and inspire further philanthropic contributions.

A portrait of Dame Nellie Melba receiving treatment in the NLA Preservation lab.

The programme is transforming public access to Australian history and culture by making the most important and impactful parts of our unique national collection accessible to everyone online. Digitised items are freely available online through the digital platform Trove which attracts some 33 million visitors annually, from all over Australia and the world.

The extensive personal papers of General Sir John Monash—equating to nearly 300 boxes of archival material have already been digitised through the Programme, and are available to view online now via Trove [LINK: https://nla.gov.au/nla.obj-229738465/findingaid]. One of Australia’s most renowned military leaders, Monash was highly regarded for his role as a military commander in the First World War and his work as a civil engineer.

Director-General of the National Library of Australia Dr Marie-Louise Ayres FAHA explains that "Sir John Monash was a meticulous record keeper, and his papers reveal the lives of his contemporaries, as well as the era, through eye-witness accounts of significant events as they unfolded. This collection also provides context around Monash's many professional successes, while still offering an insight into lesser-known aspects of his personal life."

Currently being digitised for the Treasured Voices Programme are the papers of another significant Australian leader, Sir Robert Menzies. Prime Minster of Australia for an unmatched total of 18 years, Menzies’ papers cover not only his professional political career but also his personal interests, family photographs and a number of publication drafts.

Sir Robert Menzies’ commission as Prime minister of Australia, 1939.

Covering a period of over 70 years, the more than 600 boxes of material uniquely capture a tumultuous period in the history of Australia, as it continued to define itself as a country and as a people throughout the twentieth century, including during the Second World War. The digitisation of this collection offers a glimpse of the communications between the Allied world leaders including Churchill, but also of what drove and inspired one of our most enduring and revered Prime Ministers on a personal and private level.

Philanthropic funding has also allowed the Library to begin digitising some of its fantastic performing arts collections, including those relating to soprano Dame Nellie Melba, one of Australia’s most famous performers. The Library has material relating to Melba in several collections including Monash’s. Two deposits that include letters written by Melba and autographed photographs are now online; MS 9331 [LINK: https://nla.gov.au/nla.obj-234844371/findingaid] and MS 9561 [LINK: https://nla.gov.au/nla.obj-2943255338/findingaid], with more performing arts material to be added to Trove later this year and in the future.

The digitisation of these collections are the first milestones in this very important Programme that promises to bring Australian’s cultural history to them, everywhere, for all time.


IFLA - პარ, 20/08/2021 - 21:01



Emanating from the belief that culture is a necessity rather than a luxury, the Abdul Hameed Shoman Foundation was established by Arab Bank in 1978 as a pioneering non-profit initiative to support cultural and social responsibility initiatives in the Arab World. The Foundation aims to serve as a beacon of light in Jordan and the Arab World by laying the groundwork for a society that nurtures reading, caters to scientific research and innovation, and promotes cultural enlightenment. 

Founded in 1986 as the first computerised and fully equipped public library in Jordan, the Abdul Hameed Shoman Public Library contributes significantly to the achievement of the Foundation’s goals. For the past 35 years, AHSF has been continuously working on developing an operating model for public libraries to serve as active learning centers that offer accessible and diverse resources, as well as services and opportunities for self-development for all. In 2013, the Foundation relaunched the Knowledge Path Children’s Library (KP) to cater for Children and Youth. The Knowledge Path Library provides a free and lively space for children of all ages and backgrounds to meet, connect, and learn through interactive reading and inspiring activities that promote creative thinking.

To further optimize the model, the public library and KP were incorporated into a 360° scheme of AHSF programs to ensure the achievement of AHSF’s desired impact on its beneficiaries. However, social and economic inequalities remain among Jordan’s biggest challenges to date. Thus, the need for AHSF to leverage its homegrown model by taking it to scale and replicating it elsewhere across the Kingdom, despite the limitations imposed by the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic, has never been more pressing.

Subsequently, the community outreach strategy of AHSF’s library became increasingly vital. As a first step towards meeting community needs, AHSF undertook two initiatives to attain a better understanding of community needs and dynamics. Firstly, an intense community participation training was conducted for all employees to involve relevant stakeholders in the design and implementation of the Foundation’s community-based programs and initiatives. Secondly, experts in human sciences will be solicited through AHSF’s scientific research fund to help identify community needs and potential opportunities.

Three main pillars evolved from the AHSF library outreach strategy as follows:

  1. Geographical Expansion and Presence:

Besides the main library headquarters, another AHSF library branch was established and activated in East of Amman, and 2 new additional AHSF library branches are currently underway in densely populated areas that have limited access to cultural resources and services, one of which is in another governorate. Partnerships with community centers are also key in maximising our reach and ensuring the extension of AHSF library programs and services. Additionally, AHSF offers funding and capacity building opportunities to existing libraries and projects that unleash creativity from local communities.

  1. Ease of Access to Services, Resources, and Information:

AHSF library embarked on a path of digital transformation in 2020, taking all its programmes and services online to achieve its outreach goals. The library activated its electronic management system to include electronic indexing for children and adults, an online search for library resources, and self-services for reserving, borrowing, and renewing a book subscription. AHSF’s e-library services were also made accessible through mobile phones. Moreover, the library regularly conducted different online activities and events during the COVID-19 pandemic. These included musical evenings, book launches, lectures, training sessions, and book reviews. The AHSF library also launched its podcast program and conducted an online specialized two-day seminar addressing the role of libraries in adapting to the new norm.  

Similarly, the Knowledge Path library offered its activities online, delivering them via the Foundation’s social media platforms to enhance their reach. A total of 693 interactive questions, books of the day, interactive activities, and story readings were conducted online to promote and encourage reading. As a result, KP’s presence on Facebook, reached about 738,000 people, with more than a 60% increase in the number of subscribers on the ‘’Friends of the Knowledge Path’’ Facebook group.

Spreading awareness about the library’s programs and services through a variety of online platforms helped foster its outreach capabilities. The Foundation strengthened its presence on social media channels, by holding 123 live broadcasts of its cultural activities. Most significantly, the electronic content offered by the Foundation enables readers and patrons to access information resources easily.


  1. Outreach visits:

This approach continues to be a crucial modus operandi for reaching out to distant communities and beneficiary groups. Capacity building programs are implemented all over the Kingdom for university students and professionals. Regular visits are made to schools in different governorates to implement interactive activities for children and activate school libraries. The Young Innovators Lab (YIL), which works on developing the critical thinking skills of children aged 10-13 years who are passionate about science and innovation, is implemented every year in a different city.

The AHSF library continues to pursue its mission to deliver diverse and integrated programs and activities that are inclusive, sustainable, and easily accessible in Jordan and the region.

IFLA ARL Section wins IFLA Dynamic Unit and Impact Award 2021

IFLA - პარ, 20/08/2021 - 10:18

We are delighted to announce that the IFLA Academic and Research Libraries Section has won the IFLA Dynamic Unit and Impact Award for 2021. The Dynamic and Impact Award is awarded to the IFLA unit which has "the greatest impact on IFLA’s global work – engaging members, developing strong leadership and identity, delivering high-quality services with a measurable impact, and communicating activities within IFLA and beyond".  You can discover more about the ARL section and its activities here.

In 2020, IFLA ARL received a Special Mention for its outreach and advocacy in the 2020 Dynamic Unit and Impact Award,

Read the announcements for the IFLA Professional Unit Awards for 2020-2021 here.

6th IFLA Green Library Award 2021 Results

IFLA - პარ, 20/08/2021 - 08:04



ENSULIB announces 6th IFLA Green Library Award 2021 Results



The winners of the IFLA Green Library Award 2021 competition are

Category "Green Library"
Canada, Edmonton, The Edmonton Public Library—“Edmonton Public Library”

Category "Green Library Project"
Finland Oulu, Oulu City Library—“A Responsible Library as Promoter of Environmental Awareness”

Both winners will receive an award certificate, signed by ENSULIB Chair and Secretary.

A special recognition goes to
Cuba, Santa Clara, V.C., Asociación Cubana de Bibliotecarios, Villa Clara Branch—“BiblioVerde, un espacio para compartir y aprender en armonía con la naturaleza”

This project was carried out with minimal resources but has a big impact. Cuba will receive an award certificate and, to further their project, 500€ generously sponsored by the German publishing house de Gruyter.




Short-listed runners-ups are:

Category “Green Library”

  • Australia, Altona, Hobsons Bay Libraries (EnviroCentre)—“EnviroCentre @Hobsons Bay Libraries”
  • China, Shenzhen, Pingshan Library—“Green Efforts of Pingshan Library”
  • Slovenia, Ormož, Knjižnica Ormož—“Green Library - Uniting the Local Community on its Road to Sustainability”

Category “Green Library Project

  • Spain, Valsaín (Segovia), National Center of Environmental Education (CENEAM) - National Parks – Ministry for the Ecological Transition and the Demographic Challenge—“RECIDA, The Spanish Network of Green Libraries working for Sustainability”
  • US, NY, Saratoga Springs, Southern Adirondack Library System—“Farm-2-Library Program”

All short-listed runner-ups will receive a certificate, signed by ENSULIB Chair and Secretary.


The competition was extremely hard. All short-listed submissions were worthy of being honoured as “winners”, but only two could be selected in the end.


Congratulations to all winners!

Please find further details about all winners and nominees at https://www.ifla.org/node/93891


Harri Sahavirta, Petra Hauke

Helsinki/Berlin, 19 August 2021



¿Qué va a hacer después? Configurando el futuro de nuestro sector

IFLA - პარ, 20/08/2021 - 00:13

Ahora que el 86º Congreso Mundial de Bibliotecas e Información llega a su fin, es hora de pensar en lo que vendrá después. La IFLA hace un llamamiento a sus voluntarios, Miembros y a todas las personas relacionadas con el sector para que planifiquen sus propias acciones y trabajen juntas por un futuro sostenible.

El tema del Congreso se ha centrado firmemente en el futuro y ha habido muchas oportunidades para descubrir, discutir, presentar, provocar y resolver los desafíos a los que nos enfrentamos, fortaleciendo nuestro sector para lo que está por venir.

Como subrayó la Presidenta de la IFLA 2019-2021, Christine Mackenzie, en sus palabras de clausura, las conexiones realizadas tienen el potencial de ser el punto de partida para nuevas colaboraciones y asociaciones que configurarán nuestro sector en los meses y años venideros.

El Secretario General de la IFLA, Gerald Leitner, subrayó el mensaje, animando a todos a pensar en lo que podrían hacer a continuación.

Es el momento oportuno. En solo una semana, las nuevas estructuras de los comités de la IFLA entrarán en vigor, finalizando un proceso intensivo e inclusivo con los Miembros de la IFLA para garantizar que tenemos la gobernanza que necesitamos para satisfacer nuestras ambiciones.

Los candidatos que hayan conseguido sitio en estos comités tendrán un papel clave en la continuación de nuestro Congreso y en el desarrollo de acciones alineadas con la Estrategia de la IFLA. Durante los próximos meses, diseñarán planes de actuación en los que se establecerán los proyectos que se llevarán a cabo.

Al hacer esto, ayudarán a crear un sector bibliotecario sólido y unido, impulsando sociedades alfabetizadas, informadas y participativas.

Sin embargo, la necesidad de actuar no solo concierne a las estructuras de los comités de la IFLA. También es una tarea para cualquier persona comprometida con el futuro de nuestro sector, incluidos, por supuesto, nuestros Miembros: asociaciones, instituciones e individuos.

La Estrategia de la IFLA ofrece un punto y un marco de referencia para el sector bibliotecario global en su conjunto, ayudando a guiar y alinear las acciones, especialmente las que se llevan a cabo a través de la colaboración.

La propia IFLA, en los próximos meses, colaborará de nuevo con el sector para la Estrategia, recopilando historias de actuaciones con éxito y ayudado a que se comprenda su potencial para respaldar la planificación e implementación estratégicas.

Esperamos trabajar con todos ustedes.

¡Somos la IFLA!

Nombrada la campeona mundial de las bibliotecas públicas nuevas

IFLA - პარ, 20/08/2021 - 00:10

AARHUS, Dinamarca, 19 de agosto de 2021

Todo comenzó con una donación de 6.000 libros en 1785. Hoy, Deichman Bjørvika en Oslo ha sido nombrada la mejor biblioteca pública nueva del mundo.

Cuando el canciller y empresario noruego Carl Deichman legó su colección de 6.000 libros a los ciudadanos de Christiania (ahora Oslo) en 1785, difícilmente podría haber imaginado que, 216 años después, su legado se habría convertido en una biblioteca pública única de seis plantas basada en un sistema automático de clasificación de libros. Si hubiera vivido hoy, le habría encantado ver que su legado se convirtió en la base de la mejor biblioteca pública nueva del mundo en 2021.

El premio a la Biblioteca Pública del Año es otorgado anualmente por la Federación Internacional de Asociaciones de Bibliotecarios y Bibliotecas (IFLA) en colaboración con la empresa de software danesa Systematic A/S, que también patrocina el premio con 5.000 dólares. Este año, 32 bibliotecas compitieron por el premio, cinco fueron nominadas y la ganadora, Deichman Bjørvika en Oslo, se anunció el 19 de agosto en el Congreso Mundial de Bibliotecas de la IFLA, donde la presidenta de la IFLA, Christine Mackenzie, presentó el premio.

Sobre la elección de Deichman Bjørvika, el presidente del jurado, Jakob Lærkes, dice:

“El premio a la Biblioteca Pública del Año trata de rendir homenaje a los modelos a seguir y la biblioteca ganadora, Deichman Bjørvika, es un brillante ejemplo. Un bello e impresionante edificio que sirve de modelo para futuros edificios para bibliotecas. Deichman Bjørvika está a la altura de los criterios para el premio, y el jurado internacional quedó especialmente impresionado por la forma en que el edificio combina la conciencia medioambiental con el estilo arquitectónico. La biblioteca es un nuevo paraíso para los libros y la lectura, al mismo tiempo que incorpora soluciones tecnológicas avanzadas. Deichman Bjørvika muestra cómo las bibliotecas pueden funcionar como instituciones que reúnen a las personas en pueblos, ciudades y comunidades locales”.

La moderna biblioteca también llamó la atención de Systematic, que patrocina el premio. Martin Brøchner-Mortensen, Vicepresidente Sénior del Grupo y representante de Systematic, estaba orgulloso y complacido de apoyar el desarrollo de las bibliotecas del futuro:

“Deichman Bjørvika es más que una joya arquitectónica en la capital de Noruega. Es un diseño inteligente, que se basa en un sistema de clasificación de libros completamente automático que permite a los empleados dedicar su tiempo a atender a los ciudadanos en lugar de simplemente manipular libros. Las bibliotecas son importantes para nuestra sociedad, y en Systematic nos enorgullecemos de ofrecer soluciones en Tecnologías de la Información a nuestro más de un millón de usuarios de bibliotecas”.

El edificio está situado frente al puerto de Oslo, entre la Estación Central y la Ópera de Oslo. La biblioteca fue diseñada por dos estudios de arquitectura, Atelier Oslo y Lund Hagem, quienes recibieron el encargo de diseñar un edificio que inspirase a los visitantes a explorar todas las nuevas instalaciones y actividades disponibles.

Santi Romero Garuz, miembro del jurado y director de arquitectura de bibliotecas de la Diputación de Barcelona, ​​España, destaca el alto grado de facilidad de uso y las perspectivas de futuro del edificio como dos de las principales razones por las que Deichman Bjørvika fue seleccionada como la ganadora del premio.

 “Además de su espectacular diseño que alberga soluciones tecnológicas modernas, la elección de materiales, las soluciones energéticas y las salas multiuso atestiguan el hecho de que la biblioteca se ha construido con miras a la sostenibilidad y el futuro, dijo.

Knut Skansen, director de la biblioteca de Deichman Bjørvika, se siente honrado de que su biblioteca haya recibido el premio Biblioteca Pública del Año 2021.

Deichman Bjørvika – datos

Deichman Bjørvika tiene 13.500 metros cuadrados de superficie útil distribuidos en seis plantas, todas dedicadas a diferentes tipos de aprendizaje.

La biblioteca cuenta con alrededor de 450.000 materiales diferentes, la mayor parte está disponible para los prestatarios a través de un sistema de autoservicio.

La primera planta es la más concurrida, con restaurante, cafetería, mostrador de información y máquinas de préstamo totalmente integradas. La planta de abajo alberga un cine y un auditorio.

La segunda planta está diseñada para niños pequeños, que pueden escuchar, leer y jugar en las mazmorras mágicas y en la sala de juegos. La tercera planta alberga el "taller de la gente", donde es posible participar en actividades creativas con todo, desde impresoras 3D y máquinas de coser hasta estudios de música y sonido.

Todo se vuelve más tranquilo a medida que se va subiendo. La cuarta y quinta planta están organizadas con salas de lectura, salas de estudio y aulas, y donde, además de la contemplación tranquila, es posible disfrutar de las magníficas vistas del Fiordo y de la ciudad de Oslo.

Premio IFLA/Systematic a la Biblioteca Pública del Año – datos
La Mejor Biblioteca Pública Nueva del Mundo

El premio Biblioteca Pública del Año es otorgado por la Federación Internacional de Asociaciones de Bibliotecarios y Bibliotecas (IFLA) en colaboración con la empresa de software danesa Systematic A/S con el objetivo de rendir homenaje a las bibliotecas públicas nuevas.

El premio se otorga a una biblioteca de cualquier país del mundo que haya destacado por combinar la arquitectura abierta y funcional con soluciones creativas de las Tecnologías de la Información, al mismo tiempo que integra las tecnologías digitales y la cultura local.

Para optar al premio, la biblioteca debe ser de reciente construcción o estar ubicada en edificios que no se hayan utilizado anteriormente como biblioteca.

La ceremonia de entrega del premio tiene lugar en el congreso anual de la IFLA, que este año se celebró de forma virtual, y conlleva un premio en metálico de 5.000 dólares estadounidenses (casi 32.000 coronas danesas / 4.200 euros), patrocinado por Systematic.

Más información:

Systematic A/S: Maia Sejersen, Responsable de Comunicación y PR: mls@systematic.com, +45 4196 5013

Deichman Bjørvika: Jørn Johansen, Director de Comunicación: kommunikasjon@deichman.no, +47 900 97 250

Visite la biblioteca Deichman Bjørvika.


IFLA - ხუთ, 19/08/2021 - 23:50

Public Libraries in Iran have a mission to offer services and programs to improve people's lives based on three principles of providing information, education and opportunities for recreation. They do this through a “user-orientation” approach.

Iran Public Libraries Institution serves the public with 3,557 service points and 1,466,316 square meters (Floor Space Ratio) of facilities throughout Iran as at May 2021. This was an increase from the 3,518 service points and 1,440,907 square meters (FSR) during May 2020.

In one year, 0.03 square meters per 100 people have been added to the existing service points, and the number has increased to 39 and 25,409 square meters (FSR).

Service points in Iran


Service point

Floor space ratio (FSR)

(FSR) per 100 people

May 2020




May 2021




The corona virus pandemic has affected the activities of cultural institutes including libraries. Some activities have been limited and some have been stopped. So, they have to use other approaches.

Closure of libraries in “red areas” where people had been greatly affected (according to the decision of the Ministry of Health, Treatment and Medical Education), limitation of the libraries’ activity by up to 30 - 50%, separation of returned books for quarantine, separation of librarians' workspaces, preventing clients from entering book repositories, wearing masks, and observing social distancing, and so on are the measures taken by libraries.

Equipping the libraries to prevent Covid-19 infection

The instructions and guidance to fight covid-19 were sent to the libraries. Moreover, the officials observed all the healthcare instructions such as keeping social distance, using disinfectant, warnings, and rearranging the seats in a way that distances were kept.

One of the most significant measures taken to help libraries continue their activities is the use of special equipment to disinfect information resources, educational tools and books in libraries. For this purpose, a book sterilizer was purchased for popular public libraries. This was done to reassure adult members and parents about the hygiene of the books and educational tools.

These UV devices have a volume of 500 liters (equivalent to a bookcase) and in addition to books, they can also disinfect educational tools. This device can sterilise 100 to 150 volumes of books in thirty minutes to an hour. The interior is designed in such a way that can disinfect floors, office tools etc., with up to 90% efficacy. It utilises air pressure to clean dust and other allergens. This device is made by an Iranian knowledge-enterprise.

It should be noted that the libraries’ new approaches made them social and cultural bases too, so during the pandemic they became bases for providing public services to fight the virus. For example, they allocated places in libraries for making masks and other related exercises.

Providing virtual services to audiences and members of public libraries

Due to existing restrictions, members of public libraries are not able to borrow books physically at the libraries. As such, three new services were designed:

1) Home delivery of book during lockdown

Through this method, people can select the books, papers or other cultural products they want via the site or social media related to the libraries. The librarians will pack them based on healthcare instructions and send them to the receiver’s address by using APP, motorbike or post. The elderly, housewives, teens and those who took care of a patient at home welcomed this method more than others. This service has encouraged people to read more.

2) Librarians and social media

As we know, due to the pandemic it is impossible to hold cultural events in libraries where people can physically take part (such as literary circles, telling stories, competitions etc.), but libraries provided an opportunity to keep in touch with their clients through social media and to hold several cultural events through that platform.

3) Providing access to scientific databases

With the aim of extending online services, access to electronic research and scientific resources of Public Libraries, Web-based databases were provided. In this way, members can have online access to articles and scientific researches. This method can be useful for students during lockdown.


IFLA - ხუთ, 19/08/2021 - 23:36

In 1996, the Southeast Asia Pacific Audiovisual Archive Association (SEAPAVAA) was born. SEAPAVAA celebrates its 25th anniversary in 2021 with over 90 members comprising heritage institutions, broadcasters, libraries, universities, industry professionals and the like from more than 24 countries. SEAPAVAA represents the work done by its members at various international archiving networks. More importantly, it provides a platform for networking, for the exchange and sharing of best practices, ideas and solutions for the unique complex archiving issues facing the audiovisual industry in Asia and the Pacific.

Between 23-26 June 2021, SEAPAVAA held its annual conference virtually for the first time. Hosted by the Vietnam Film Institute (VFI), a SEAPAVAA institutional member, the e-conference saw over 160 registrants via zoom and Facebook to discuss the theme of “AV Archiving in Changing Times: Successes, Failures, and Challenges”. Besides a keynote lecture and a conclusion panel, a total of 18 papers were presented. There was a lecture by Adrian Wood, a SEAPAVAA Fellow, and a discussion panel made of contributors for an upcoming SEAPAVAA book publication, Keep Memories: Cinema and Archiving in Asia-Pacific. The practice of having an institutional host for SEAPAVAA’s annual conferences has always introduced the culture of the host to conference attendees. Hence, despite going virtual, conference attendees (in-person in Hanoi and internationally online) were treated to traditional dance performances and screenings of classic digitised Vietnamese animation films.

The keynote lecture on “Adapting Digital Archives to Mitigate Climate Change” was delivered by Linda Tadic, the founder/CEO of Digital Bedrock. Her discussion was a crucial reminder for archives to be more mindful of the effect of digital archiving workflows. This call for a greater environmental consciousness is timely amidst a global pandemic and the extreme climate changes sweeping across every continent. The environmental impact is a very real concern for countries in Asia and the Pacific who have already experienced substantial heritage loss because of direct and/or indirect climate changes. SEAPAVAA and the regional archiving industry must work together to make some significant strides toward encouraging better environmental practices and incorporating climate change related risks to management policies and protocols.             

Another key point shared by speakers and participants was the human resources challenge. Top of the list of concerns are that in the current transforming digital setting, it has become increasingly difficult to recruit people with the needed skills, to provide the appropriate training, and to retain staff for the long haul. Archivists are now required to be multi-skilled to cope with analogue and digital formats while being nimble to traverse between preservation workflows with different technological systems. The information and communications technology (ICT) skills once thought to be the sole purview of IT personnel are now a mainstay recruitment requirement. Archives struggle between hiring ICT specialists who have little archiving knowledge and employing archiving staff who may not have adequate ICT skills. Presenters and attendees revealed that their colleagues shadow ICT staff but questioned the viability of this as a long-term solution. There are no easy answers, but it is evident the archiving workplace is experiencing a human resource transformation that requires everyone along the chain of command to be willing to learn and an open mind to accept the changes that come with this HR revolution.         

Several presentations touched on the benefits of collaboration, from working closely with community archives and volunteers, to developing sharing platforms, obtaining the cooperation of government agencies, and tapping on different archives to help advance and advocate the preservation cause. One of the presenters was a familiar face amongst librarians - Christine Mackenzie, president of the International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions, 2019 - 2021. Her presentation on libraries and the pandemic explored the adaptations that libraries have undergone and noted that collaborations between libraries and archives enable greater access of the heritage materials that are being preserved.

Another important area of discussion in the conference was supporting and reaching out to colleagues of the Pacific islands. A presentation by Aileen Boubou from the Kiribati National Library and Archives highlighted the urgent assistance that archives and libraries in the Pacific needed to prevent the permanent loss of cultural heritage. SEAPAVAA Fellow, Adrian Wood, and founding president, Ray Edmondson, were some of the presenters who spotlighted the Pacific region for greater attention and aid. It is timely that SEAPAVAA’s annual conference in 2022 is planned to be held in the Pacific. Perhaps this would be an opportune time for the archival and library communities in Southeast Asia and beyond to come together to support the institutions in the Pacific region.

On a personal note, every SEAPAVAA conference that I have attended over the last 20 years have always left me with wonderful memories. Professionally, I have grown because of the sharing between SEAPAVAA members. Emotionally, I have enjoyed the warm connection that SEAPAVAA conferences bridge between people from around the world. Strangely enough, I still felt an odd sense of connection even while looking at the familiar and new faces of the SEAPAVAA community on screen. I can only logically conclude that this is indubitably the SEAPAVAA spirit, one I hope many will have the chance to experience too.


IFLA - ხუთ, 19/08/2021 - 23:26


Curtin University is well-known locally for being an innovative, ambitious and collaborative institution, and our library is no exception. Our vision is to be a library with great heart that empowers great minds.

Based in Perth, Western Australia, Curtin University Library serves a community of over 60,000 students, academics and community members. We also support global university campuses in Malaysia, Singapore, Dubai and Mauritius.

At the beginning of 2020, we began a project to create a new strategic direction document that would guide our work in supporting learning, teaching and research at Curtin University. This would be a challenging undertaking in the best of times, but in the context of COVID-19 lockdowns and disruptions it was both a necessary and timely opportunity to reflect on the way we operate.

The project began with an environmental scan to analyse the current and emerging trends that exist within academic libraries. We looked at a number of key sources from other universities and organisations to inform the possible content and format of our strategic direction. Narrowing our focus to stakeholders local to us, we then consulted other university staff and areas. It was important to us to gain a better understanding of their future direction and needs and see where there could be synergies in our plans.

After looking outward, we then turned our attention inward. Our staff completed a SWOT analysis which examined our current situation and future external factors affecting our operations. We identified our existing strengths as our collections, our staff, our engagement with other areas of the university and the resourcing for our refurbished library space. Some notable future opportunities uncovered were online and blended learning, data literacy, open access and service flexibility. Threats to monitor were digital preservation, exchange rates when purchasing subscriptions and the place of our physical library in a digital world.

We found it interesting how our areas of focus changed over time as we gathered more information and liaised with staff and other stakeholders. The process changed our expectations of the strategy document and as we learned more, we further refined what we wanted from our strategy. We could translate what others had done to work better with our unique circumstances.

Our final strategic direction is an important tool in our annual planning and an invaluable touchstone in defining our value and purpose. Our goals will guide us over the period 2021 to 2025 to ensure that we support the learning, teaching and research of the University; demonstrate leadership nationally and internationally in our areas of expertise; and ensure that our operations remain sustainable.

After much thought and consultation, our strategic direction prioritises five areas of focus:

  • Library as partner
  • Trusted information resources
  • Library spaces
  • Community engagement
  • Culture and workforce

Read our Library strategic direction 2021 – 2025 to learn more about our goals over the coming years.


IFLA - ხუთ, 19/08/2021 - 23:06

The Capital Library of China (CLCN) was established in 1913, as proposed by the renowned Chinese writer Mr. Lu Xun. With a history more than one hundred years, CLCN boasts a collection of over 9.26 million volumes of documents, which include rare ancient books, local documents, modern publications and audio-visual materials. With the service tenet of “People Oriented, and Reader First”, CLCN is devoted to offering equal cultural information service to every citizen.

The CLCN has carried out cooperation and exchanges with its domestic and foreign counterparts and other cultural institutions. It has forged cooperative relationships with over a hundred agencies and jointly held local cultural exchange exhibitions with more than 40 countries to showcase local cultural resources in various countries, providing a window for readers to understand the world.

My name is Wang Zhigeng, an ordinary Chinese librarian, and it's my honour to be a member of CLCN. I find joy in working with my colleagues every day and I love this life. This profession is a great way to expand my international view and build my expertise. At the same time, I have another role, which is the director of CLCN. I have worked in the library for more than 25 years, and I have vast professional experience in library and information science research and public library management.

I started my career at the National Library of China (NLC) in 1996. My job scope covered acquisition and cataloguing, serials management, reference service and digital innovation management. I was responsible for the collection development and reading service at NLC for more than 16 years and have been the Director of the Children's Library of NLC for 9 years. I started my term in office at CLCN in 2020.

Presently, I am a council member of the Chinese Library Society (CLS), serving as the coordinator of Libraries for Children and Young Adults Section. I am a book lover, writer and translator of children's literature. At the same time, I am a researcher and promoter of picture books. I have been promoting children's literacy in China for 10 years. I like image narration and visual reading and have been a judge for many national and international children's book awards, including Feng-Zikai Children's Picture Book Award, BIB 2019 AWARDS and World Illustration Awards 2021.

In the past 15 years, I have been deeply involved in the Chinese national and regional library development strategy planning, implementation and review process. I can speak fluent English and Japanese, have an international perspective and actively participate in international programs. I have participated in international conferences and academic forums many times and am maintaining good cooperation and relationships with counterparts in many countries. In my opinion, the international exchange and cooperation between libraries is indispensable for the mutual connection and sharing of resources and talents. I look forward to have the opportunity to cooperate and communicate with various IFLA members.

Message from the Asia Oceania Regional Office

IFLA - ხუთ, 19/08/2021 - 22:56

Dear Friends,   

We are pleased to share with you the August 2021 issue of the IFLA Asia & Oceania Regional Newsletter. Special thanks to all our contributors and supporters for submitting many interesting and informative articles. Please keep the articles coming and help make this newsletter more diverse and vibrant.   

The developments following the Extraordinary General Assembly in February 2021 have been of great significance for IFLA as the organisation moves to implement the changes to its Statues and structure adopted by members at the Assembly. 

Following the conclusion of IFLA Elections 2021, the Asia Oceania Region has a new 20-member Regional Division Committee. The list of the newly elected members is available at https://www.ifla.org/node/93918#asia-oceania. The Asia Oceania Regional Division Committee will work with other IFLA committees and groups to support the development and delivery of action plans in responding to the changing needs of the library field across the region. We welcome Mr Winston Roberts and Dr Debal Chandra Kar as Chair and Vice-Chair of the new Asia Oceania Regional Division Committee.

We would also like to take this opportunity to thank all the current and past Regional Standing Committee of Asia and Oceania (RSCAO) colleagues for all the contributions they have made throughout the terms. Special thanks to Tina Yang, RSCAO Chair for all her support in the newsletters and initiatives.

We hope you had a good time during IFLA’s first ever virtual World Library and Information Congress from 17 to 19 August 2021. We will cover more interesting stories from WLIC in the next issue.


Enjoy reading and stay safe! 


Ms Soh Lin Li 

Manager for IFLA Regional Office for Asia and Oceania 

Message from IFLA RSCAO Chair

IFLA - ხუთ, 19/08/2021 - 22:48

Dear Colleagues and Friends,

In the past few months, the global library community was engaged in the IFLA Elections 2021. We are pleased to see that the election for the IFLA Regional Division Asia and Oceania Committee had been successful. There are 20 elected members from 15 countries across the Asia and Oceania region.

As the RSCAO Chair, I am honored to have the opportunity to continue to serve the new Regional Division Committee and am also glad to see many new faces especially members from countries that were less represented in the past. You can find the list of new members here https://www.ifla.org/node/93918#asia-oceania. In addition, the election for the Committee Chair has concluded, and I welcome the Chair of the Asia-Oceania Regional Division Committee, Mr Winston Roberts. The Chair will represent the Committee on IFLA’s new Regional Council, which will be led by the newly elected Council Chair, Ms Nthabiseng Kotoskoane from South Africa.

For the first virtual IFLA WLIC held between 17 to 19 August 2021, the Asia and Oceania Section presented Sharing our stories: Libraries in Asia-Oceania supporting the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Achieving UN SDGs has become a global effort involving stakeholders from all walks of life. Library as the information provider plays a critical role in achieving SDGs. We are pleased to have three distinguished speakers from Fiji, China and Malaysia to discuss about how libraries can help tackle the climate emergency and contribute to this important area.

I would like to thank all RSCAO members, current and past, for your participation and the Regional Office for your unfailing support. Last but not least, my profound appreciation goes to the librarians in different Asian and Oceanian sub-regions. Your dedication to the library profession and passion to improve people’s life with information and knowledge always touch my heart.

With your continuing support, I believe that the new Regional Division will bring the libraries in Asia and Oceania to a new level.


Best regards,



Declaración de la IFLA sobre Afganistán

IFLA - ხუთ, 19/08/2021 - 22:47

La Presidenta de la IFLA, Christine Mackenzie, y el Secretario General, Gerald Leitner, han realizado la siguiente declaración sobre la situación en Afganistán.

Junto a la comunidad internacional, la IFLA ha estado siguiendo con atención los acontecimientos de los últimos días en Afganistán. 

Nuestra preocupación es ante todo por el pueblo de Afganistán, en concreto por los grupos más vulnerables, incluidas las mujeres y las niñas.

Unimos nuestra voz al llamamiento mundial para que se respeten y defiendan los derechos humanos de todos los ciudadanos afganos. Como la voz del sector bibliotecario global, hacemos especial hincapié en el derecho a la educación y al acceso a la información, la libertad de opinión y expresión y los derechos culturales para todos.

Derechos Culturales y Protección del Patrimonio Cultural

Para garantizar el derecho a participar en la vida cultural, se debe proteger el diverso patrimonio cultural de Afganistán en todas sus formas, tanto tangibles como intangibles.

La IFLA insta a todas las autoridades de Afganistán a proteger las bibliotecas y sus colecciones, incluido el patrimonio documental que poseen los ciudadanos en colecciones privadas, así como todas las instituciones dedicadas a la conservación del patrimonio, museos, archivos, galerías y monumentos y sitios de todo el país.

Ponemos especial énfasis en la necesidad de mitigar las amenazas relacionadas con el tráfico ilícito y el robo de bienes culturales, a los que el patrimonio documental es especialmente vulnerable.

Por lo tanto, pedimos a todas las autoridades que realicen esta salvaguarda del patrimonio cultural, y de aquellos profesionales que trabajan para preservarlo, sin discriminación por etnia, género, religión u opinión política, para garantizar que siga siendo accesible para las generaciones futuras.

En concreto, unimos nuestras voces a otras organizaciones culturales internacionales semejantes para pedir a las autoridades que continúen cumpliendo con sus obligaciones internacionales de proteger el patrimonio como Estado parte de la Convención de La Haya de 1954 para la Protección de los Bienes Culturales y sus protocolos, y de la Convención de la UNESCO de 1970 sobre las Medidas que Deben Adoptarse para Prohibir e Impedir la Importación, la Exportación y la Transferencia de Propiedad Ilícitas de Bienes Culturales.

Por último, la IFLA honra a quienes ya han arriesgado sus vidas para proteger el patrimonio documental y cultural del país en todas sus formas. Continuaremos en contacto con nuestra red en la región y con los socios internacionales para hacer un seguimiento de la situación y ofrecer todo el apoyo que sea posible.


Christine Mackenzie
Presidenta de la IFLA

Gerald Leitner
Secretario General de la IFLA


19 de agosto de 2021

Véase también la declaración sobre la situación en Afganistán de la Relatora Especial de las Naciones Unidas sobre los Derechos Culturales, Karima Bennoune.

Las bibliotecas en la construcción de un futuro sostenible: sesión de la Presidenta electa en el WLIC 2021

IFLA - ხუთ, 19/08/2021 - 21:03

Con el anuncio de su tema presidencial, Las bibliotecas en la construcción de un futuro sostenible, la Presidenta electa de la IFLA, Barbara Lison, centró su sesión en el WLIC en las tendencias a largo plazo a las que se enfrenta nuestro sector, según las definen los nuevos talentos que lo liderarán.

Las bibliotecas en la construcción de un futuro sostenible será el tema de la Presidenta de la IFLA 2021-2023, Barbara Lison. Pero para garantizar esta sostenibilidad, para nuestra profesión, para nuestros usuarios, para nuestra Federación, ¿qué será necesario?

En la sesión de la Presidenta electa del IFLA WLIC 2021, Barbara subrayó que un elemento clave será mantenerse alerta ante el mundo que nos rodea y cómo está cambiando. Es probable que una amplia variedad de tendencias, en diferentes aspectos de la vida, tengan un impacto en nuestro sector.

Mientras que algunas, como el creciente reconocimiento de la importancia de la información, la alfabetización o la necesidad de que las personas se reciclen a lo largo de la vida, pueden reforzar los argumentos a favor de las bibliotecas, otras, como la privatización del conocimiento o los tiempos económicos difíciles, pueden hacer lo contrario.

Por lo tanto, así como un constructor que planifica un nuevo proyecto de construcción debería tener primero un informe del topógrafo, el sector bibliotecario también debe reflexionar sobre el mundo en el que nos estamos adentrando.

Para hacer esto, la IFLA pidió a los nuevos profesionales de todo el mundo, las personas que liderarán el sector bibliotecario en el futuro, que compartiesen sus sugerencias sobre las tendencias que más debemos tener en cuenta.

En solo un par de semanas, recibimos casi 150 ideas que después resumimos en 20 tendencias para el futuro de las bibliotecas.

En una sesión dinámica, la Presidenta electa, con el apoyo del Secretario General de la IFLA, Gerald Leitner, y un grupo de personas que la han inspirado - Kay Raseroka, Andreas Mitrowann, Rashidah Bolhassan y Heba Ismail - guiaron a los participantes a través de un proceso de identificación de las prioridades principales.

Mediante rondas de votación, la reunión pasó de 20, a 10, y después a solo 5 ideas que estarán presentes firmemente en el trabajo que se realizará durante la Presidencia de la IFLA de Barbara:

  • Lo virtual llegó para quedarse: la gente sigue prefiriendo acceder a los servicios bibliotecarios de forma remota, lo que pone en duda el valor de los espacios y las ofertas físicas.
  • La diversidad se toma en serio: una conciencia cada vez mayor de la existencia y los impactos de la discriminación conduce a una reforma radical en nuestras colecciones, servicios y prácticas.
  • Una conciencia medioambiental: el cambio climático trae nuevas amenazas a las bibliotecas y a las comunidades a las que atienden, lo que obliga a una adaptación radical para evitar desastres.
  • Alumnos de por vida: ya no existe un trabajo de por vida, lo que significa que cada vez más personas necesitan reciclarse a lo largo de su vida. Las bibliotecas intensifican las actividades de aprendizaje en respuesta.
  • Las desigualdades aumentan: con la tecnología creando nuevas posibilidades para quienes tienen acceso, la brecha entre aquellos y quienes no lo tienen aumenta, corriendo el riesgo de confinar a la pobreza a una gran parte de la población a menos que se tomen medidas.

¡No olvide unirse a nuestra Asamblea General la próxima semana para escuchar más sobre el tema y los planes de Barbara para su presidencia!

Les bibliothèques bâtissent un avenir durable : session de la présidente-élue au congrès de l’IFLA 2021

IFLA - ხუთ, 19/08/2021 - 20:22

Avec l’annonce de son thème présidentiel – les bibliothèques construisent un avenir durable – la présidente-élue de l’IFLA, Barbara Lison, a consacré sa  session au congrès de l’IFLA aux tendances de long terme auxquelles fait face notre profession, telles qu’identifiées par les gens talentueux qui la dirigeront demain.

Les bibliothèques bâtissent un avenir durable sera le thème de la présidente de l’IFLA pour les années 2021-2023, Barbara Lison. Mais pour garantir cette durabilité – pour notre métier, pour nos usagers, pour notre Fédération – de quoi aurons-nous besoin ?

Pendant la session de présidente-élue au congrès de l’IFLA 2021, Barabara Lison a souligné qu’un élément-clef sera de rester à l’affût du monde autour de nous et de ses changements. Une grande variété de tendances, touchant différents aspects de la vie, sont susceptibles d’avoir un impact sur notre profession.

Tandis que certaines de ces tendances – comme la reconnaissance croissante de l’importance de la maîtrise de l’information, ou le besoin des gens de se former tout au long de leur vie – peuvent renforcer la cause des bibliothèques, d’autres – comme la privatisation de la connaissance ou des circonstances économiques difficiles – risquent d’avoir l’effet inverse.

Par conséquent, de la même manière que quelqu’un qui prepare un nouveau projet de construction doit realiser un rapport d’expertise, de même les bibliothèques doivent elles aussi réfléchir au monde dans lequelles elles s’apprêtent à entrer.

Pour cela, l’IFLA a demandé à ses futurs dirigeants du monde entier – celles et ceux qui vont diriger les bibliothèuqes à l’avenir – de faire des suggestions sur les tendances auxquelles nous devons être le plus attentifs.

En quelques semaines seulement, nous avons reçu près de 150 idées, que nous avons synthétisées en 20 tendances pour l’avenir des bibliothèques.

Lors d’une session dynamique, la présidente-élue, avec le soutien du secrétaire général de l’IFLA Gerald Leitner et d’un échantillon de personnalités qui l’ont inspirée – Kay Raseroka, Andreas Mitrowann, Rashiday Bolhassan et Heba Ismail – a conduit les participants à travers un processus d’identification des priorités centrales.

Au fil des votes, l’assemblée est passée de 20 à 10, puis à 5 idées qui occuperont une place prépondérante dans le travail entrepris pendant la présidence de Barbara. Ces idées étaient les suivantes :

  • Le virtuel est parti pour durer : les gens continueront de préférer accéder aux services des bibliothèques à distance, remettant en question la valeur des espaces et de l’offre sur place.
  • La diversité commence à être prise au sérieux : la conscience croissante de l’existence et de l’impact des discriminations conduira à une refonte radicale de nos collections, de nos services et de nos pratiques.
  • La prise en compte de l’environnement : le changement climatique créera de nouvelles menaces pour les bibliothèques et les populations qu’elles desservent, les contraignant à des adaptations radicales pour éviter la catastrophe.
  • L’apprentissage tout au long de la vie : l’emploi à vie n’existe plus vraiment, de sorte que de plus en plus de gens ont besoin de reprendre une formation au cours de leur vie. Les bibliothèques y répondront en intensifiant leur activité de formation.
  • Le creusement des inégalités : au fur et à mesure que la technologie créera des possibilités nouvelles pour ceux qui y auront accès, le gouffre entre les uns et les autres deviendra abyssal et risquera de réduire de vastes pans de la population à la pauvreté si rien n’est fait.

N’oubliez pas de participer à l’Assemblée générale de l’IFLA la semaine prochaine pour en savoir davantage sur le thème de Barbara et les projets de sa présidence!

Библиотеки строят устойчивое будущее: сессия избранного президента ИФЛА на Конгрессе в 2021 году

IFLA - ხუთ, 19/08/2021 - 19:50

Объявив тему своего срока на посту президента – библиотеки, строящие устойчивое будущее, – избранный президент ИФЛА Барбара Лизон (Barbara Lison) посвятила свою сессию в рамках Конгресса ИФЛА долгосрочным тенденциям в библиотечной области, которые предстоит определить и реализовать молодым талантам.

«Библиотеки, создающие устойчивое будущее» - тема программы президента ИФЛА в 2021-2023 гг. Барбары Лизон. Однако, что необходимо сделать с целью обеспечения устойчивости всей библиотечной отрасли, пользователей и Федерации в целом?

В ходе сессии избранного президента на Конгрессе ИФЛА в этом году г-жа Лизон подчеркнула, что ключевым элементом остается важность чуткого наблюдения за миром вокруг нас и за происходящими в нем изменениями. Широкое разнообразие тенденций в разных сферах жизни неизбежно затронет и библиотечную деятельность.

В то время как некоторые тенденции, например, растущее признание важности информации, грамотности или потребности людей в обучении на протяжении всей жизни, могут усилить позицию библиотек, другие факторы, например, приватизация знаний или тяжелые экономические времена, могут, напротив, усложнить их положение.

Следовательно, как архитектор, планирующий новый проект, должен сначала получить отчет экспертов, так и библиотека должна соответствовать миру, в котором нам предстоит жить.

Для достижения данной цели ИФЛА попросила молодых специалистов со всего мира, т.е. людей, которые в будущем встанут у руля библиотечной отрасли, поделиться своими предложениями о тенденциях, на которые необходимо обратить внимание в первую очередь.

Всего за несколько недель ИФЛА получила около 150 идей, на основании которых было сформулировано 20 тенденций будущего развития библиотек.

В рамках сессии избранный президент при поддержке генерального секретаря ИФЛА Джеральда Ляйтнера (Gerald Leitner) и ее близких коллег: Кей Расероки (Kay Raseroka), Андреаса Митрованна (Andreas Mitrowann), Рашиды Болхассана (Rashidah Bolhassan) и Хебы Исмаила (Heba Ismail), рассказала участникам о том, как проходил процесс определения главных приоритетов.

В результате нескольких туров голосования среди группы число идей сократилось с 20 до 10, а в итоге осталось 5 главных идей, которые Барбара Лизон планирует активно продвигать в качестве президента ИФЛА. Речь идет о следующих идеях:

  • Виртуальный режим стал нормой: пользователи предпочитают удаленный доступ к библиотечным услугам, что ставит под сомнение целесообразность физического пространства и ценность очных услуг
  • Проблема этнического и социокультурного многообразия воспринимается серьезно: растущее осознание существования дискриминации и ее последствий ведет к радикальной трансформации библиотечных коллекций, услуг и подходов
  • Расплата за экологическую безалаберность: изменение климата несет новые угрозы для библиотек и населения, которое они обслуживают, вынуждая нас принять радикальные меры во избежание крупных катастроф в будущем
  • Непрерывное образование: в наше время больше не существует такого понятия, как работа на всю жизнь, т.е. все больше и больше людей нуждаются в переобучении на том или ином жизненном этапе. Библиотеки, в свою очередь, расширяют образовательную деятельность
  • Неравенство усугубляется: современные технологии создают новые возможности для тех, у кого есть к ним доступ, при этом социальный разрыв между имеющими доступ и теми, у кого его нет, увеличивается, что может привести к тому, что значительная часть населения окажется за чертой бедности, если не будут приняты меры

Напоминаем, что у вас есть возможность присоединиться к заседанию Генеральной Ассамблеи на следующей неделе, чтобы узнать подробности о планах Барбары Лизон на ее президентский срок!

Что вы будете делать дальше? Формирование будущего нашей профессии

IFLA - ხუთ, 19/08/2021 - 19:47

По мере того, как наш 86 Всемирный библиотечный и информационный конгресс приближается к своему завершению, пришло время задуматься о том, что будет дальше.

ИФЛА обращается с просьбой к своим волонтерам, членам и ко всем профессионалам нашей профессии подумать о своих будущих действиях и продолжить совместную работу на благо устойчивого будущего.

Поскольку тема конгресса в этом году была тесно связана с будущим, у участников было множество возможностей узнать что-то новое, обсудить услышанное, представить свои идеи, вдохновить и вдохновиться, найти решения и подготовиться к тому, что нас ждет в будущем.

Как подчеркнула в своем обращении президент ИФЛА 2019-2021 Кристин Маккензи, установленные связи потенциально могут стать началом новых партнерств и коллабораций, которые сформируют нашу сферу в ближайшие месяцы и годы.

Генеральный секретарь ИФЛА Джеральд Ляйтнер обратил особое внимание на ее слова, призвав каждого подумать о своих дальнейших действиях.

Сейчас это актуально как никогда. Через неделю вступят в силу изменения, касающиеся новой структуры комитетов ИФЛА, завершая интенсивный и инклюзивный процесс реорганизации, который проходил в постоянных консультациях с членами ИФЛА, чтобы обеспечить необходимые потребности для наших амбиций.

Успешно прошедшие избирательную кампанию кандидаты сыграют важнейшую роль в ближайшие месяцы, разрабатывая планы дальнейших действий в соответствии со Стратегией ИФЛА.

Они внесут свой вклад в создание сильной и единой библиотечной отрасли, поддерживающей грамотные, информированные и активные сообщества.

Действовать должны не только комитеты ИФЛА, эта задача стоит перед каждым профессионалом нашей сферы и, конечно, перед нашими членами: ассоциациями, учреждениями, частными лицами.

Стратегия ИФЛА является ориентиром и стратегическим документом для глобального библиотечного сообщества в целом, помогая планировать и согласовывать действия, в особенности, совместные.  

В ближайшие месяцы ИФЛА вернется к обсуждению Стратегии со своими членами и начнет работу по сбору примеров ее успешной реализации, а также продолжит рассказывать о ее потенциальной роли в поддержке стратегического планирования.

Мы ждем продолжения работы с вами!

Мы – ИФЛА!

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