Tag Archive for 'equity'

10-Minute International Librarian #34: Reaffirm your library values

Having a longer term strategy can be a great way of keeping yourself focused in busy times. It can act as a reference point, and help you choose priorities. But in times of uncertainty, long-term planning can seem ambitious. Even setting goals for the following week can be tough when […]

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Rights and Restrictions: Are Library Values Being Respected During COVID-19?

The COVID-19 pandemic is having a huge impact on our lives, societies and economies. Millions have fallen ill, and billions have faced restrictions on their movements, with early evidence indicating serious economic consequences. The next months will reveal more about how quickly it will be safe to lift the controls […]

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Libraries Transforming Education: Equity, Capability, Continuity

This year’s International Youth Day focuses on the need to transform education. As the United Nations’ own website underlines, the combination of the crucial role of education in delivering other Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), as well as the future role of young people themselves, makes this a vital area of […]

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2 Days to Human Rights Day: The Right to Culture

At two days to Human Rights Day 2018, the second-to-last of IFLA’s daily blogs looks at the right to participate in the cultural life of the community, or in short, the right to culture.  Amongst policy areas, culture is often seen as one of the least important. It rarely grabs […]

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7 Days to Human Rights Day: Libraries and Freedom from Discrimination

In the first of seven daily blogs in the run up to Human Rights Day, and to mark the International Day of Persons with Disabilities, today’s post looks at Article 7: Freedom from Discrimination.   Article 7 of the Universal Declaration on Human Rights includes the statement that: ‘All are […]

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Break the Cycle: Tackling Information Poverty as a Means of Eradicating Income Poverty

Poverty is complex. While it is often measured in simple income terms (i.e. a household is living on less than 60% of the national median or a fixed sum), its roots – and effective responses to it – have many dimensions. For example, poverty is often associated with poor health, […]

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