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Advocating for Libraries as Partners for Development: IFLA’s International Advocacy Programme Comes to the UN

IFLA - სამ, 26/06/2018 - 11:46

On 28-29 June, IFLA will hold the International Advocacy Programme (IAP) Global Convening in New York, USA. Nearly 40 participants from all regions have been invited by IFLA to celebrate success, look to the future, and tell the story of libraries and the SDGs to officials from the UN and governments.

The IAP Global Convening, the climax of two years’ work, will be hosted by two emblematic institutions: the Brooklyn Public Library and the New York Public Library. It will be an opportunity for IAP participants to look back at successes, and draw on each other’s experience gained to take the global library field’s advocacy up a gear.

The IAP participants will meet in New York, the home town of the United Nations. This is no coincidence; a highlight of the Convening will be a chance to visit the UN’s Headquarters, and hear about latest news and future plans, directly from UN officials.

The event will also offer a unique opportunity to showcase exceptional awareness raising and advocacy work, honoured by the presence of UN officials and national diplomats.

IFLA Secretary General Gerald Leitner said:

Two years ago, we challenged librarians around the world to make the case for libraries as drivers of development. They have surpassed our expectations. Now we look to the future, to moving up a gear in our engagement with the UN, governments and communities.

Global Goals: Local Action – the International Advocacy Programme So Far

The IAP started in 2016 with one train-the-trainer workshop and six regional workshops around the world. Yet it rapidly become a powerful worldwide movement.

Librarians in all regions have gathered evidence and learnt how better to advocate for libraries as motors of development, underlining their contribution to more informed, included, and engaged societies. 

The United Nations 2030 Agenda, and the Sustainable Development Goal it establishes, have offered a vital framework. Thanks to this, it has been possible to explain the work of libraries in language that decision-makers understand.

Following the workshops, 150 participants signed contracts to take action, from 76 countries. Yet beyond this, IAP and its themes have spread across the library field, providing a strong and attractive strong advocacy theme for libraries around the world.

A Crucial Year: Education, Employment and Access to Information on the Agenda

But this is just the beginning: 2019 will be a crucial year as key SDGs for libraries become focus of UN discussions, particularly 4 (Quality Education), 8 (Decent Work), and 16 (Access to Information). The IAP Convening is part of the preparatory work carried out by IFLA to ensure we take advantage of this unique opportunity as a globally united library field.

The advocacy work done by IAP participants will be strengthened by the IFLA Library Map of the World. This powerful advocacy tool underlines what the library field can do, by providing library data and stories demonstrating how libraries in different countries contribute to the SDGs.

The IAP Convening will include a workshop: “SDG Storytelling for Showing the Impact of Libraries” as a learning opportunity to apply the recently launched "Libraries and the Sustainable Development Goals: A Storytelling Manual" and see more and more stories published.

Stay tuned for updates about the IAP convening, and engage with IAP participants in New York using the hashtags #DA2I #Lib4Dev #WorldLibraryMap and #StoriesThatMatter.

Follow us through Facebook and Twitter @IFLA@IFLA_Lib4Dev and @IFLA_LibraryMap, and learn more about IFLA's work on Libraries and Development

New Publication: Summer 2018 Newsletter released

IFLA - ორშ, 25/06/2018 - 21:47

The latest IFLA Library Services to Multicultural Populations Section's newsletter has been published! Please find our Summer 2018 issue here.

We hope you'll enjoy all the news and photos from around the world in this issue, including:

  • Message from the Chair by Adjoa K. Boateng
  • News from our Mid-Year Meeting in Timisoara, Romania by Iasmina Martiniuc
  • Two Meetings on Multicultural Library Services in Japan by Kenji Murakami and Yasuko Hirata
  • Language and Belonging: A Mini Handbook for Creating a Language Café by Shelli Lake
  • The speaker list for our MCULTP session at WLIC this August
  • Visit to Scandinavian Multilingual Libraries, October 2017 by Susan Appleby
  • Multilingual Library provision in Norway and Sweden, October 2017 – a reflection in pictures by Susan Appleby


The Section would like to thank Pam Ryan and her team at Toronto Public Library for preparing this issue of the newsletter, as well as all our contributors.

New Publication: Summer 2017 Newsletter released

IFLA - ორშ, 25/06/2018 - 21:47

The latest IFLA Library Services to Multicultural Populations Section's newsletter has been published! Please find our Summer 2018 issue here.

We hope you'll enjoy all the news and photos from around the world in this issue, including:

  • Message from the Chair by Adjoa K. Boateng
  • News from our Mid-Year Meeting in Timisoara, Romania by Iasmina Martiniuc
  • Two Meetings on Multicultural Library Services in Japan by Kenji Murakami and Yasuko Hirata
  • Language and Belonging: A Mini Handbook for Creating a Language Café by Shelli Lake
  • The speaker list for our MCULTP session at WLIC this August
  • Visit to Scandinavian Multilingual Libraries, October 2017 by Susan Appleby
  • Multilingual Library provision in Norway and Sweden, October 2017 – a reflection in pictures by Susan Appleby


The Section would like to thank Pam Ryan and her team at Toronto Public Library for preparing this issue of the newsletter, as well as all our contributors.

Call for Fedora Leadership Group Nominations

DSpace news - ორშ, 25/06/2018 - 16:34

Fedora Community we need you!

The Fedora project is seeking two individuals from the community to be an active participant in the future of the Fedora project by serving as a member of the Fedora Leadership Group.  

We invite anyone in the Fedora community, DuraSpace members (whose institution doesn’t already have a Leadership Group seat) or non-members of DuraSpace, to nominate an individual who you believe would be a good representative of the community (self-nominations are welcome).

Members of the Leadership Group play a key role in setting the strategic direction and priorities of the project through the approval of the annual budget allocation and project roadmap and establishing the annual community direction.  Ideal candidates should be familiar with Fedora and have an interest in being engaged with key project decisions and the broader user community. It is also helpful if the candidate has fiscal or staffing responsibility within their organization and able to bring the commitment, creativity, and dedication that the role calls for.

Learn more about the Fedora Leadership Group here.

Please submit your nomination using this form by Friday, June 29, 2018.  Self-nominations are welcome.  

Next Steps

At the end of the nomination process anyone nominated will be asked to submit a brief personal statement expressing why they would be a suitable candidate for the Leadership Group.  An election will follow at which time the Fedora community will be asked to vote for two candidates.

If you have any questions about the Fedora project governance or the nomination and election process please contact Kristi Searle.

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EOSC Stakeholders Open Consultation: Help Shape the EOSC Rules of Participation!

LIBER news - ორშ, 25/06/2018 - 16:19

The EOSC Stakeholders Open Consultation was launched on June 11th by the High Level Expert Group together with the EOSCpilot project during the 2nd EOSC Summit in Brussels. The High Level Expert Group report Prompting an EOSC in practice discusses the minimum criteria to make the EOSC a viable ecosystem and the rules of participation…

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Call for DSpace Leadership Group Nominations

DSpace news - ორშ, 25/06/2018 - 16:18

The DSpace project is seeking two individuals from the community to be an active participant in the future of DSpace by serving as a member of the DSpace Leadership Group.  

We invite anyone in the DSpace community, DuraSpace members (whose institution doesn’t already have a Leadership Group seat) or non-members of DuraSpace, to nominate an individual who you believe would be a good representative of the community (self-nominations are welcome).

Members of the Leadership Group play a key role in setting the strategic direction and priorities of the project through the approval of the annual budget allocation and project roadmap and establishing the annual community direction.  Ideal candidates should be familiar with DSpace and have an interest in being engaged with key project decisions and the broader user community. It is also helpful if the candidate has fiscal or staffing responsibility within their organization and able to bring the commitment, creativity, and dedication that the role calls for.

Learn more about the DSpace Leadership Group here.

Please submit your nomination using this form by Friday, June 29, 2018.  Self-nominations are welcome.

Next Steps

At the end of the nomination process anyone nominated will be asked to submit a brief personal statement expressing why they would be a suitable candidate for the Leadership Group.  An election will follow at which time the Dspace community will be asked to vote for two candidates.

If you have any questions about the DSpace project governance or the nomination and election process please contact Kristi Searle.

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Leading Higher Education Transformation in Myanmar

EIFL-OA news and events - ორშ, 25/06/2018 - 15:38

The British Council and University College London will host the First National Conference ‘Leading Higher Education Transformation in Myanmar’. Delegates from over 100 Myanmar universities will take part in the conference, which brings together over 200 leaders in higher education in Myanmar.

The conference will cover higher education reform from the national and international perspectives, and the leadership and management skills needed for higher education reform.

კატეგორიები: თავისუფალი წვდომა

დემოკრატიული რესპუბლიკის 100 წლის იუბილესადმი მიძღვნილი კონფერენცია

დემოკრატიული რესპუბლიკის 100 წლის იუბილესადმი მიძღვნილი კონფერენცია

25 ივნისს თბილისის სახელმწიფო უნივერსიტეტში გაიხსნა საერთაშორისო კონფერენცია " საქართველოს "დემოკრატიული რესპუბლიკის გახსენება 100 წლის შემდეგ, მოდელი ევროპისთვის? ". ეროვნული ბიბლიოთეკა ამ კონფერენციის პარტნიორი და მხარდამჭერია.

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Desarrollo Sostenible e Inclusivo a través de las Bibliotecas en América Latina y el Caribe - Convocatoria de comentarios sobre borrador de Declaración

IFLA - პარ, 22/06/2018 - 15:00

La IFLA invita a la comunidad bibliotecaria de la región de América Latina y el Caribe (ALC) a compartir sus comentarios sobre un borrador de declaración sobre bibliotecas, acceso a la información y desarrollo. Este borrador, resultado de la estrecha colaboración entre la IFLA y la Biblioteca Hernán Santa Cruz de la Comisión Económica de las Naciones Unidas para ALC, tiene como objetivo enviar un mensaje fuerte y unificado a los ministros en 2019.

La Agenda 2030 de las Naciones Unidas tiene una fuerte dimensión regional. Los países trabajan juntos en este nivel para encontrar soluciones a los desafíos de desarrollo compartidos, apoyados por las propias comisiones regionales de la ONU.

La América Latina y el Caribe no es una excepción, la Comisión Económica de las Naciones Unidas para ALC (CEPAL o CEPAL) fue sede de la Segunda Reunión del Foro de los Países de América Latina y el Caribe sobre Desarrollo Sostenible, del 18 al 20 de abril en Santiago, Chile.

La IFLA organizó un evento paralelo allí, en colaboración con la Biblioteca de la CEPAL, centrado en la importancia del acceso a la información para el desarrollo, y cómo las bibliotecas promover el desarrollo. Los participantes discutieron sobre lo que las bibliotecas ofrecen a la región, y exploraron la idea de un borrador de declaración, desarrollado gracias al arduo trabajo de la Biblioteca de la CEPAL y Adriana Cybele Ferrari (Participante de IFLA IAP y Presidente de FEBAB).

La declaración, tras el éxito de la Declaración de Lyon 2014 y la Declaración de Ciudad del Cabo de 2015, establece la importancia del acceso y el papel de las bibliotecas en ofrecerlo. De esta manera, proporciona un texto único, elaborado por las bibliotecas de la región, para la región, transladando los mensajes globales de la IFLA a un nivel regional.

La Declaración, una vez finalizada, proporcionará un punto de referencia para las bibliotecas y los promotores de las bibliotecas de toda la región en el trabajo de promoción y defensa. Con el apoyo suficiente, enviará un mensaje a los gobiernos, a nivel regional y mundial, sobre el compromiso de nuestras instituciones con el desarrollo y sobre lo que se necesita para dar continuidad a esta importante labor.

Por lo tanto, la IFLA invita a enviar comentarios sobre el borrador. El documento está disponible en el sitio web de la Biblioteca de la CEPAL (en inglés, español, y portugués), así como instrucciones sobre cómo enviar los comentarios, con fecha límite el 1 de agosto de 2018.

Sustainable and Inclusive Development through Libraries in Latin America and the Caribbean – Call for Views on Draft Declaration

IFLA - პარ, 22/06/2018 - 14:11

IFLA is encouraging the library community across the Latin America and Caribbean (LAC) region to share their views on a draft declaration on libraries, access to information and development. This, the result of close collaboration between IFLA and the Hernán Santa Cruz Library of the UN Economic Commission for LAC, aims to send a strong, unified message to ministers in 2019.

The United Nations’ 2030 Agenda has a strong regional dimension. Countries work together at this level to find solutions to shared development challenges, supported by the UN’s own regional commissions.

Latin America and the Caribbean is no exception, with the UN Economic Commission for LAC (ECLAC, or CEPAL in Spanish) hosting the Second Meeting of the Forum of the Countries of Latin America and the Caribbean on Sustainable Development on 18-20 April in Santiago, Chile.

IFLA organised a side-event there, in collaboration with the ECLAC library, focusing on the important of access to information for development, and how libraries could deliver this. Participants discussed what libraries can offer to the region, and explored the idea of a draft declaration, developed thanks to the hard work of the ECLAC Library and Adriana Cybele Ferrari (IFLA IAP Participant and FEBAB President).

The declaration, following the success of the 2014 Lyon Declaration, and the 2015 Cape Town Declaration, sets out the importance of access and the role of libraries in providing this. In doing so, it provides a single text, drafted by libraries in the region, for the region, bringing IFLA’s global messages to the regional level.

The Declaration, once completed, will provide a reference point for libraries and friends of libraries across the region in their advocacy. With enough support, it will send a message to governments, regionally and globally, of our institutions’ commitment to development, and of what is needed to deliver it.

IFLA therefore welcomes feedback on the draft, available on the ECLAC library website (English, Spanish, Portuguese) with instructions on how to do this, with a deadline of 1 August 2018.

Open Call: Host The LIBER Journées Leadership Programme 2020

LIBER news - პარ, 22/06/2018 - 11:19

LIBER is looking for a new host for its renowned LIBER Journées programme. Aimed at library directors who are already in leadership positions in their institution, the Journées course focuses on how directors can deliver strategic change as libraries and institutions redefine and transform themselves in a dynamic information and social environment. It is organised by…

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ემზარ ჯგერენაიას მოხსენება და ბიბლიოთეკის გამოცემების პრეზენტაცია

ემზარ ჯგერენაიას მოხსენება და ბიბლიოთეკის გამოცემების პრეზენტაცია

21 ივნისს ბათუმის შოთა რუსთაველის სახელობის სახელმწიფო უნივერსიტეტში კონფერენცია „"საქართველოს დემოკრატიული რესპუბლიკა (1918-1921) მეხსიერების პოლიტიკის კონტექსტში” გაიმართა. კონფერენციაზე მოხსენებით გამოვიდა ეროვნული ბიბლიოთეკის მეცნიერების, კულტურისა და სამოქალაქო განათლების დეპარტამენტის დირექტორი ემზარ ჯგერენაია.

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17 ივნისი - „ვეფხისტყაოსნის“ საჯაროდ კითხვის დღე

17 ივნისი - „ვეფხისტყაოსნის“ საჯაროდ კითხვის დღე

17 ივნისს ეროვნული ბიბლიოთეკის დამოუკიდებლობის დარბაზში (ბიბლიოთეკის მე-2 კორპუსი, გუდიაშვილის ქ. 5) „ვეფხისტყაოსნის“ საჯაროდ კითხვა გაიმართა. ღონისძიების ინიციატორი იყო მწერალი დათო ტურაშვილი.

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Open Science & Research Libraries Workshop: Let’s Build The Skills!

LIBER news - ხუთ, 21/06/2018 - 18:27

The FOSTER Plus Project and the Digital Skills for Library Staff & Researchers Working Group are co-organising the pre-conference Workshop “Open Science and Research Libraries: Let’s build the skills” on July 4th (09:00 – 12:00), before the 47th LIBER Conference Opening Ceremony. Open science is gaining momentum and research librarians are starting to invent new digital models, to…

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