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Libraries Champion Children’s Online Wellbeing: Getting Ready for Safer Internet Day

Every February, Safer Internet Day brings together diverse stakeholders to empower young internet users, raise awareness and support skills-building to ensure their safety online. This is a unique opportunity to highlight and build on the crucial work libraries are doing to support digital literacy, safety and wellbeing of children and youth online.

21 January 2021

Media Literacy Pop-Up Interventions in Lithuanian Libraries - Interview

Libraries are well-positioned to deliver equitable media and information literacy learning opportunities for their communities. As part of a project curated by Tactical Tech and implemented jointly with IFLA and Save the Children Italia, three libraries in Lithuania hosted pop-up media literacy interventions – and now share their experiences.

13 January 2021 | Digital inclusion, Information literacy, Knowledge society, Lifelong learning, Media literacy

Understanding Infodiversity: An Interview

A commitment to promoting access to information is a unifying factor across the global library field. In a changing information space, we interviewed Jonathan Hernández-Pérez to find out more about the concept of infodiversity and how it can help understand trends and developments.

12 January 2021

Making the Decisions that Matter Better: IFLA Releases Statement on Open and Good Governance

IFLA has published a new statement on the role of library and information services in improving the way societies are governed, both through optimal decision-making within government, and effective scrutiny and engagement by parliaments and wider populations.

5 January 2021 | Access to information, Open government, Government libraries, Library and Research Services for Parliaments

A Constant Goal in a Changing Landscape: IFLA Launches Survey on Intellectual Freedom

To mark Human Rights Day 2020, IFLA has opened a survey seeking views on intellectual freedom developments in recent years, their impact on libraries, and potential revisions to IFLA’s Statement on the subject.

10 December 2020 | FAIFE (Committee on Freedom of Access to Information and Freedom of Expression), Access to information, Access to knowledge, Freedom of expression, Freedom of information, Human rights, Intellectual freedom

Mobilising Libraries for Digital Skills Delivery

IFLA's new research into digital skills strategies highlights examples of where governments have recognised the role of libraries in helping people become more competent, confident internet users. It provides examples to use in advocacy for library inclusion in such policy documents.

9 December 2020 | Digital inclusion, digital skills, digital literacy

Media Literacy Learning Opportunities in Libraries Around Europe

As part of a joint project within the EU 'Preparatory Action on Media Literacy for All', several libraires around Europe are offering unique Media Literacy learning opportunities for their communities.

30 November 2020

Internet Governance Forum 2020: Takeaway Messages for Libraries

The 2020 IGF – the first to take place in a fully virtual format – has drawn to a close. With over 250 online sessions, many issues that were raised are relevant for the global library sector.

19 November 2020 | Access to information, Access to knowledge, Digital inclusion

IGF 2020 Update: Wrapping Up Week 1, and a Look Ahead

The 2020 Internet Governance Forum – the first one to take place fully online – has just wrapped up its first week. Here is a quick look back at some relevant discussions – and engagement ideas for the coming days!

6 November 2020 | FAIFE (Committee on Freedom of Access to Information and Freedom of Expression), Access to information, Access to knowledge, Digital divide, Digital inclusion, IGF

A Look Ahead to the 2020 Internet Governance Forum

Between 2 and 17 November, the first fully-virtual Internet Governance Forum will bring together stakeholders from around the globe. IFLA continues to engage – and encourages libraries to take part in – discussions on how the internet works and should be governed in many areas that impact the library field. From digital inclusion to privacy, access to content, accessibility, digital skills and beyond – there are many relevant discussions worth engaging in.

2 November 2020 | FAIFE (Committee on Freedom of Access to Information and Freedom of Expression), Access to information, Access to knowledge, Digital divide, Digital inclusion, Digitisation, Freedom of expression, Internet access, Internet governance, Internet Governance Forum, IGF

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