Tag Archive for 'Library Map of the World'

Library Stat of the Week #4: Around the world, having more public libraries tends to be associated with higher literacy rates

A core function of libraries is the support they provide for literacy. Traditionally, this has been through providing access to materials. Many librarians have brought their passion for books to their jobs, and encourage others to do the same. In some cases, libraries are involved in more formal efforts to […]

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Library Stat of the Week #3: On average, there are 6.4 public libraries for every 100 000 people, but in Czechia, there are almost 60!

A key strength of public libraries is their reach across cities, towns and villages around the world. Focused on the needs of their communities, they aim to respond in their providing collections and services. Clearly there will always, to some extent, be a trade-off between the number and size of […]

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Launching IFLA’s Library Stat of the Week

Numbers give us a key means of understanding our world, and the trends and evolutions that are shaping it. They can help us make comparisons, identify successes, and make connections. They are also critical in making an effective case for providing support to libraries. IFLA as an organisation is working […]

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Knowledge for Development: Libraries and the Global Sustainable Development Report

The Global Sustainable Development Report was released last week in time for discussions around progress on the United Nations 2030 Agenda at the UN’s General Assembly. The result of a collaboration between experts from different disciplines, from different parts of the world, is arguably the most complete knowledge contribution to […]

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The 10-Minute Library Advocate: #4 Learn Some Key Library Statistics

Numbers count. When you are making the case for your library – or libraries in general – you need to be able to appeal both to the heart, and the head, of the person you’re talking to. Being able to provide numbers also gives you greater credibility, and so makes […]

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Words of the SDGs: Intersectionality

Foreword The High Level Political Forum is an overwhelming experience, with enough events taking place at the same time to make planning your day full of hard choices. But in addition to the number of events, getting to grips with the words, the vocabulary used in discussions can be a […]

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Meaningful Access to Information: Essential, but not Easy

In its engagement with the United Nations, IFLA’s messaging centres on the importance of access to information. The type of information may vary – government, health, educational, communications – as may the specific objective, but the need for access is constant. The opening session of this year’s High Level Political […]

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