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Multicultural Library: Reality and Prospects

The Russian Federation declared 2022 the Year of Cultural Heritage of the Peoples of Russia. This decision is in tune with the International Decade of the World’s Indigenous Languages (IDIL 2022-2032) proclaimed by the UN General Assembly (A/RES/74/135 Resolution). In pursuance of it, the Russian institutions of culture, including libraries, […]

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Future-proof librarian, part 2: Co-operation with Wikimedia – Ideas from Sweden

Writer: Jarkko Rikkilä, coordinator, Tampere City Library – Regional Development Task, Finland How can libraries co-operate with Wikimedia – Ideas from Sweden Besides enhancing our skills in evaluating, the libraries could also participate in organizing, producing and creating information. One of the interesting methods of doing so would be co-operating […]

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Future-proof librarian, part 1: Fact-checking, multiliteracy and up-to-date evaluating skills

Writer: Jarkko Rikkilä, coordinator, Tampere City Library – Regional Development Task, Finland “It’s times like these you learn to… evaluate again!” In today’s world every librarian should have the basic skills recognizing and evaluating misinformation. The changing media atmosphere and information advocacy affect to the librarian competence. Multiliteracy is essential […]

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Librarian’s Day in Brazil

[the text in portuguese goes below] March 12th we celebrate Librarian’s Day in Brazil. It is always a festive day, with many actions across the country. Librarians motivated to work for more and better libraries, as well as promoting the continued learning of professionals. In this year – on March […]

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Meet your CPDWL officer

CPDWL will try a new format, to keep the connections of the standing committee members and advisory group members more tight. As a result of the breakout room sessions during the mid-term meeting of CPDWL in February 2022, we are planning to have zoom meetings every month without an agenda, […]

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Library Dialogue of the CIS Countries and Border Territories

Today’s national borders, certainly, pose no obstacle to the development of a single cultural and information space where universal human values are preserved and passed on from generation to generation. Libraries in border territories have been known for their great contribution to strengthening inter-State socio-cultural ties, preserving the local cultural […]

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Future Looks Good! Thoughts of collaboration with LIS educators in Finland

My work as a coordinator in the Tampere City Library’s regional development task includes duties like supporting the professional competence of library staff and promoting the cooperation between the libraries in our region in Pirkanmaa and Central Finland. Jarkko Rikkilä, coordinator, Tampere City Library – Regional Development Task I think […]

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