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WLIC 2017 – Session 191: Government and Parliamentary Libraries Supporting UN Sustainable Development Goals

The IFLA World Library and Information Congress 2017 is fast aproaching. As part of our activities during the conference, we are sponsoring session 191, with Library and Research Services for Parliaments and Law Libraries Sections.  The focus is placed on ways that Government Libraries and Parliaments, providing information services, collaborate and promote the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) at national and local levels.

Date: Wednesday 23 August 2017, 09:30 – 11:30, Multifunctional Hall. The Centennial Hall, Wroclaw, Poland.
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Call for Applications to the IFLA Journal Editorial Committee

The IFLA Journal Editorial Committee has just posted an announcement for 3 vacancies to the editorial committee, for a term of four years from 2017-2021. More information on the responsabilities and requirements at the official announcement. Deadline for applications: 14 April.

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An Innovation Award for Libraries Offering e-Government Services

EIFL, through the Public Library Innovation Programme (EIFL-PLIP), is offering an Innovation Award for Contributing to Open Government. The criteria of selection include only to public or community libraries located in a transition or developing country.

Ideally, the libraries which enter the competition are working in alliance with government agencies in offering e-government services or facilitating participatory democracy at local level.

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Malawi: CSFLIP Seminar and General Meeting

The Civil Service Forum for Library and Information Personnel (CSFLIP) will hold a two day Seminar and General Meeting to be held at Mponela Agricultural Conference Hall, Malawi, from 13th to 14th December, 2012.

The theme of the Seminar is “Libraries are engine for Climate Change Information and Knowledge”.

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Joining Government Libraries Section

Are you interested or have been involved on issues concerning to government libraries? Would you like to contribute to your profession on an international level?

The Government Libraries Section are looking for new members to participate in its activities, projects and initiatives.  If you are interested, just contact us at and we will take care of your nomination.

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The New European Library: A Discovery Service

Collections exposed. A way to promote the collections available at specialized libraries is to aggregate them into the flow of a central provider. These days we can see an example of this strategy with the launch of the new European Library, a result of an innovative partnership between the Conference of European National Librarians (CENL) and three other leading library organisations: LIBER, CERL and the Europeana Foundation.

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Latest IFLA Journal issue is available

Latest IFLA Journal issue is available! We recommend the first article, The Finnish library system – open collaboration for an open society.

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