Friday, February 12, 2021

Upcoming Virtual Events - IFLA Professional Units

 A first round of IFLA Professional Unit Virtual Events for late February, early March are here.  Check back soon for more.



IFLA Policy and Advocacy Team – Getting into WIPO’s work – 2 Sessions for time zone coverage


Session 1 - Tuesday, 16-February 9:00-10:00 CET/UTC+1 (Live AI Closed Captioning and transcription available)

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Session 2 - Tuesday, 16-February 16:00-17:00 CET/UTC+1 (Live AI translation and transcription available)

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As we look into 2021, IFLA is keen to build capacity around the world to engage in copyright issues, in particular in support of IFLA’s work at WIPO, given its unique role in creating and interpreting international law on copyright.  IFLA is, therefore, looking for dynamic and committed library professionals who are ready to bring the voice and needs of libraries on copyright to the intellectual property offices and ministries which define national positions at WIPO.  IFLA wishes enable libraries to have a stronger voice internationally, while also presenting an opportunity to learn about the possibilities created by working with WIPO.


-Organised by the IFLA Policy and Advocacy Team




IFLA LIS Education in Developing Countries SIG - Challenges and opportunities


Thursday, 4-March – 6:00-8:00 CET/UTC+1 (Live AI Closed Captioning and transcription available)

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This webinar is on the topic of LIS education in Developing countries and the challenges faced by LIS education before and during the COVID-19 pandemic. It will highlight the opportunities that came out of these challenges. The webinar will include a case study on LIS education in Iran, where three speakers from different universities will share their views and experiences.



  • Dr. Hamid Keshavarz
    Information Science and Knowledge, Shahid Beheshti University
  • Dr. Rahman Marefat
    Information Science and Knowledge, Semnan University
  • Dr. Maryam Pakdaman Naeini
    PhD in Information Science and Knowledge


-Organised by the IFLA Library and Information Science Education in Developing Countries Special Interest Group (LISDEV SIG)


Visit IFLA’s Calendar of Events for additional details, and recordings of previous events playlist located on the IFLA YouTube channel.

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