Friday, April 16, 2021

Join us at one of these upcoming IFLA virtual events!

 Join us at one of these upcoming IFLA virtual events!


Webinar Series for and by LIS Students: Getting engaged with library associations


Thursday, 22-April – 13:00-14:30 CEST/UTC+2 (Live AI Closed Captioning and transcription available)

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IFLA Division IV is launching a new project – a webinar series for and by Library and Information Science students. These webinars aim to create a place for students to share their projects, research, and ideas about different topics related to libraries. Each month – April through June 2021 – will address a different theme. All events are held online and are open to everyone (no registration fees).  April’s theme is “Getting Engaged with Library Associations – Benefits, Issues, Factors”.



  • Catharina Isberg (Library Director, Helsingborg City Libraries, Sweden)
  • Loida Garcia-Febo (International Library Consultant, USA)
  • Alena Katina (St. Petersburg State University of Culture, Russia)
  • Elena Popova (University of Libraries Studies and Information Technologies, Sofia, Bulgaria)
  • Christine Audrey L. Lu (University of the Philippines Diliman, Philippines)
  • Ian Dominic P. Sipin (University of the Philippines Diliman, Philippines)
  • Ma. Nicole Tacuboy (University of the Philippines Diliman, Philippines)



  • Albina Krymskaya (St. Petersburg State University of Culture, Russia)
  • Paria Tajallipour (Texas A&M University, USA)


-Organised by IFLA Division IV – Support of the Profession




Libraries Inspire Engagement in Cultural Heritage


Thursday, 22 April - 20:00-21:00 CEST/UTC+2 (Live AI Closed Captioning and transcription available)

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Libraries of course have an essential role in safeguarding this heritage, but their work doesn’t need to stop there! 


The work in cultural heritage can go beyond preservation, enabling communities actively to experience and celebrate culture through access, learning, and storytelling.


Keen to find out how to do more? If you would like to learn about how libraries are finding dynamic ways to connect their communities to cultural heritage, join us for our upcoming virtual event: Libraries Inspire Engagement in Cultural Heritage.


Panellists will share their experience and inspire participants to action! Topics discussed will include connecting both local communities and wider audiences with local culture, integrating community needs with conservation practice, Indigenous heritage perspectives, and inspiring (virtual) engagement with family, local, and national heritage.


-Organised by the IFLA Policy and Advocacy Team – Strategic Programme on Preservation and Conservation (PAC)




Libraries Changing the World: Educating and promoting understanding for Climate Action


Monday, 26 April – 17:00-18:30 CEST/UTC+2

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The United Nations Sustainable Development Goal 13 “Climate Action” is a call for immediate action by all to lower greenhouse emissions, build resilience and improve education on climate change. Affordable, scalable solutions such as renewable energy, clean technologies are available to enable countries to leapfrog to a greener, more resilient economies.


Libraries have a key role to play to build a more sustainable world. Many libraries are facing crises related to climate change: snow, floods, smoke from fires in the mountains near the community, mould, hurricanes- and many communities they serve are experiencing these crises as well.  As set out in IFLA’s paper on libraries and sustainability, two key roles of libraries are as examples and educators, building an understanding of the issues among citizens, and helping them to learn how to change their own behaviour.


Join our event to hear from librarians in different regions of the world who are helping communities. Speakers come from the United Nations, IFLA’s Environment, Sustainability and Libraries Section (ENSULIB), and the American Library Association’s Sustainability Round Table. 



  • Sherri Aldis - Chief, United Nations Publications (Outreach Division, Department of Global Communications)
  • Harri Sahavirta - Chief Librarian Helsinki City Library, Arabianranta and Vallila libraries, Finland
  • Casey Conlin - Library Sustainability Coordinator, Mid-Hudson Library System, New York, United States


Moderator: Loida Garcia-Febo, IFLA CPDWL Consultant, International Library Consultant


-Jointly Organised by IFLA Continuing Professional Development and Workplace Learning Section (CPDWL), New Professionals Special Interest Group (NPSIG) and the American Library Association




Seminario Internacional Virtual en el Año Iberoamericano de las bibliotecas


Lunes, 26 – jueves, 29 Abril 2021 - Puede encontrar más información aquí:


En el marco de la Reunión de Medio Año de IFLA LAC, desarrollará el Seminario Internacional Virtual “Bibliotecas del futuro: inclusivas, innovadoras y resilientes” estará organizado por cuatro mesas de trabajo según tipologías de bibliotecas: públicas y populares; escolares y CRA; académicas y universitarias y especializadas.


Cada una de las mesas contará con especialistas abordando aspectos relacionados con las necesidades emergentes de las bibliotecas, junto a los desafíos y oportunidades ante la nueva normalidad su vinculación con los Objetivos de Desarrollo Sostenible, la Cuarta Revolución Industrial y la ciencia al servicio de la sociedad .


La modalidad del Seminario y la Reunión de Mitad de Año será virtual trasmitido nuestro canal de YouTube de IFLALAC no es necesaria inscripción previa.


-Organised by the IFLA Latin America and Caribbean (LAC) Section




World Intellectual Property Day: Libraries mean business


Monday, 26-April – 16:00-17:00 CEST/UTC+2 (Live AI Closed Captioning and transcription available)

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On the 26th of April, the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) invites representatives of governments and civil society to celebrate World Intellectual Property Day, under the theme “Small and Medium-sized Enterprises: take your ideas to market”.


IFLA will be taking the opportunity to celebrate the importance of the work done by library professionals to support and accompany small and medium-sized businesses. Whether they are family businesses, start-ups or otherwise, small and medium-sized enterprises often have limited resources, and do not always have the opportunity to receive professional and strategic advice on how to work with intellectual property. As a result, access to curated information, resources and services such as coaching, training and guidance provided by library professionals can be crucial for these businesses. This can help them understand how to support the development of a business model related to intellectual property, such as patents, trademarks, trade secrets or copyright.



  • Jeremy O’Hare, Information Expert: Intellectual Property, Business and IP Center, British Library in United-Kingdom.
  • Tara Radniecki, Head of DeLaMare Science & Engineering Library, Patent and Trademark Resource Center Librarian, University of Nevada, in the United-States of America.
  • Bernadette Cogan, Divisional Librarian, Central Library Services, Dublin City Council, in Ireland.


-Jointly organised by the IFLA Policy and Advocacy Team – Copyright and Other Legal Matters (CLM), Copyright Limitations and Exceptions and EIFL (Electronic Information for Libraries)



Be sure to visit IFLA’s Calendar of Events for additional details, and our recordings of previous events playlist located on the IFLA YouTube channel.

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