Tag Archive for 'education'

Libraries at the Heart of Educational, Social, Cultural, Innovation and Democratic Infrastructure

When we talk about infrastructure, it’s easiest to think of things like roads, railways, bridges. Things that connect us together, allowing economies and societies to work. Things that serve many people, and many purposes, providing a basic service that you may take for granted when you have, but that you […]

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Fostering creation of Open Educational Resources

From 1 to 5 March 2021, libraries take part in Open Education Week alongside educational stakeholders. In November 2019, UNESCO adopted a recommendation on Open Educational Resources (OER). This recommendation, a result of a consensus among 193 Member States, recognises the importance of supporting the development, sharing and use of […]

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The 10-Minute International Librarian #37: Think of a learning resource you can create

We all have knowledge and experience that we can share, just as we all have things to learn from others. If you completed our 31st 10-Minute International Librarian exercise, you will already have thought about what it is that you can offer. Of course, effective sharing of knowledge can be […]

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Libraries on the Road to Recovering and Revitalising Education

2021’s International Day of Education (24 January) carries a different weight than it has in past years. Although universal access to education is well-established as a human right, as well as a driver of sustainable development, the COVID-19 pandemic has added a new-found urgency, as well as a new set […]

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Building Capacity in Copyright: Gathering existing resources

In 2019, IFLA’s Advisory Committee on Copyright and other Legal Matters (CLM) and the Information Literacy Section represented by its former chair Lisa Hinchliffe, are exploring the theme of copyright literacy education in library associations. The presentation of the research carried out by Lisa Hinchliffe, Kaylen Dwyer and Jayde Rose […]

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Ensuring All Children Enjoy Access to Information

Information matters for children. This is most obviously the case for education, as children learn about the world around them, progressively broadening their horizons, and discovering new opportunities. But it also matters for health and wellbeing, from helping find solutions in response to specific mental or physical issues, but also […]

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Access to Information, Access to Connection: libraries countering intolerance

Our world is faced with a range of challenges linked to intolerance, and its consequences. These have dominated the headlines in 2020: large-scale demonstrations demanding racial justice, inequalities facing the LGBTQ+ community around the world, terrorist activity, the rise of nationalist groups, and the ongoing xenophobia that threatens the livelihood […]

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