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If we’re serious about inclusive digital education, school connectivity initiatives must expand to include library connectivity

Among the key themes on the table at the Transforming Education Summit taking place currently in New York is that of how to make the most of the promise of digital to help achieve education goals. This blog argues that in addition to school connectivity, library connectivity must also be guaranteed in order to do this.

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Banned Books Week: Amnesty International calls attention to those arrested for what they write, publish, or create

Guest post by Ed McKennon Library Faculty, Glendale Community College Amnesty International USA Working Group for Banned Books Each year in late summer, in preparation for the American Library Association (ALA) Banned Books Week campaign, I take the opportunity to review the Amnesty International Banned Books Week materials which offer […]

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The 10-Minute International Librarian #100: Share your own 10-Minute International Librarian tips!

This is the 100th and final post in this series.

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10-Minute International Librarian #99: Think how you can build your resilience

COVID-19 has underlined how impossible it is to be certain about the future.

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The 10-Minute International Librarian #98: Make a plan to implement something you’ve learned

We place a big emphasis on the importance of being a learning profession.

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Support for copyright limitations & exceptions strong at the WIPO General Assembly

On July 15 & 18, the Standing Committee on Copyright & Related Rights (SCCR) presented the outcomes of its 42nd meeting (SCCR/42) to the WIPO General Assembly. IFLA was there to reiterate support for strong limitations & exceptions (L&E) for libraries. We were joined on-site by other organizations – including EIFL – and national delegates – including those from South Africa, Iran, Malawi, Brazil, and Uganda – who spoke of their support for strong L&E’s and the WIPO African Group’s proposal that was adopted into a workplan at SCCR/42 two months earlier.

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The 10-Minute International Librarian #97: Set yourself goals for participation in a conference

It’s not nothing to spend time in meetings and conferences! Whether you’re attending in your own time, or work time, it’s worth making sure you’re getting all you want to out of it.

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