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Public Library of the Year Award 2020 cancelled - but some good news too!

Criteria extended - public libraries built in 2019 can apply for the award in 2021

20 April 2020 | Library Buildings and Equipment, Public Libraries, Public Library of the Year

IFLA "Reading Journeys" Satellite Meeting CANCELLED

On behalf of the IFLA’s Literacy and Reading, Public Libraries, Metropolitan Libraries and Libraries for Children’s and Young Adults Professional Units, it is with disappointed hearts (and logical heads) that we announce the IFLA Reading Journeys event in Oxford, UK in August 2020 will not proceed.

16 März 2020 | Public Libraries, IFLA WLIC 2020

Call for Papers — Open Sessions Public Libraries

IFLA Public Libraries Section invite you to submit a proposal for a 7-minute lightning talk at the 86th IFLA World Library and Information Congress in Dublin, Ireland, 15-21 August. Theme: Public Libraries as a Reflection of their Communities

18 Februar 2020

Call for IFLA/Systematic Public Library of the Year 2020 is open!

IFLA/Systematic Public Library of the Year 2020 The “IFLA/Systematic Public Library of the Year” award celebrates new public libraries. Applications being accepted from 1 February 2020.

1 Februar 2020 | Public Libraries, Awards

Are you passionate about reading and libraries? Proposals sought for exciting meeting Satellite in Oxford, UK

IFLA’s Literacy and Reading, Public Libraries, Metropolitan Libraries and Libraries for Children’s and Young Adults Professional Units invite proposals for their Joint Satellite Meeting to be held at the Said Business School, Oxford on the 12th and 13th August 2020 prior to the IFLA WLIC in Dublin.

27 Januar 2020 | Literacy and Reading, Reading, IFLA Satellite meeting

Celebrating the Public Library Manifesto this Friday!

With only four days to go until the 25th Anniversary of the Public Library Manifesto, it’s the last moment to look at the tools and ideas IFLA has made available. With our advocacy pack, you can take the opportunity to celebrate the work and missions of public libraries.

25 November 2019 | Public Libraries, Access to information, public library manifesto, UNESCO

And the Winner is Oodi!

Oodi Helsinki Central Library was named as the 2019 IFLA/Systematic Public Library of the Year during a ceremony at the WLIC in Athens. The Award was presented by IFLA President, Glòria Pérez-Salmerón and Systematic’s Martin Bröchner-Mortensen.

4 Oktober 2019 | Public Libraries, Awards

And the nominees for the 2019 IFLA/Systematic Public Library of the Year Award are...

The jury has now agreed on the four shortlisted libraries for the 2019 IFLA/Systematic Public Library of the Year award. All four will now be considered for selection as the world’s best new public library.

27 Mai 2019 | Public Libraries, Awards

Record of a great mid-term in Tampere

Public Libraries Standing Committee and friends  in Tampere Exploring the Marrakesh Treaty and its implications for public libraries; visiting the spectacular Oodi Library in Helsinki; working on our major initiatives in snowy Tampere; and ice swimming with karaoke to follow. This is the stuff the Public Libraries Mid-Term in Finland was made of! The Minutes are now available to download.

14 Mai 2019 | Public Libraries, Meetings

Inspiration in the Eternal City!

Join us at our Satellite Meeting in Rome 21-22 August 2019 when we will explore 'The evolving concept of ‘library’ and its impact on library design!' Be inspired in this most beautiful of cities.

15 April 2019 | Public Libraries, Library buildings and equipment

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