Archive for the 'General' Category

Are Linguists Irreplaceable as Agents in Preserving Culture and History?

In the beginning there was the word. Before the word, the world was formless and void. By letting there be light, a distinction was made between this and that. This distinction is what separates us from the less linguistically gifted. Here we will talk about how the profession of linguists and translators has shaped and […]

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UN 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development Update

10 months after the finalisation of the United Nations 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, here is an update on the developments and encourage you to get involved at your national level.  Many have made use of the Toolkit (available in all IFLA’s official languages) to organise conferences and meetings with […]

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ASCEL News

The UK’s ASCEL (Association of Senior Children’s and Education Librarians) has several announcements:  The big news this week is the launch of Reading Well for young people at the Wellcome Trust yesterday. The book list and resources can be downloaded from The Reading Agency website and follow on Twitter #ReadingWell. […]

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UN Sustainable Development Goals for 2030

UN Concludes Post-2015 Negotiations in New York  On Sunday 2nd August, after more than three years of negotiations and intense involvement from many stakeholders, including IFLA, the Member States of the United Nations agreed the final version of the post-2015 Development Agenda – now known as 2030 Agenda.  The new 2030 Agenda […]

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IFLA School Library Guidelines approved

The approved final version of the IFLA School Library Guidelines is available at: http://www.ifla.org/publications/node/9512?og=52 Please share the link with your colleagues and beyond. Our 2 years of hard work, numerous workshops, various meetings and international feedback has culminated in this final document. Please note that the title is IFLA School Library […]

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Free video on Libraries in the Internet age

Free Video: Libraries in the Internet Age Commoncraft says: We love libraries and librarians. We want them to succeed and we made this video to help the public understand how libraries have changed in the Internet Age https://www.commoncraft.com/free-video-libraries-internet-age

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