And the nominees for the 2019 IFLA/Systematic Public Library of the Year Award are…

The jury has now agreed on the four shortlisted libraries for the 2019 IFLA/Systematic Public Library of the Year award. All four will now be considered for selection as the world’s best new public library. A total of 16 libraries from all over the world applied to be considered for […]

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Alpacas with Maracas!

‘Let the Countdown begin: five, four, three, two, one ‘ ! This is the introduction that could be heard in libraries right across Australia and New Zealand just before 11 am on Wednesday 22 May 2019 as we launched in National Simultaneous Storytime.     National Simultaneous Storytime (NSS) is an […]

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Reflections on La Biblioteca Che Cresce, Conference, Milan

This week we’re hearing from guest blogger, Sue Considine, a member of the IFLA Public Libraries Standing Committee     In March I had the pleasure to serve as keynote and on a panel at the La Biblioteca Che Cresce, Conference at Stelline in Milan Italy.  I was inspired by […]

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Public Libraries working with the Community to Assist Flood Victims in Iran

Many of you will have read about the extensive flooding that has occurred in the Islamic Republic of Iran over the past few weeks. The weather event that began in March has affected 28 of 31 provinces across the country. According to authorities 78 people have been killed and 1,076 […]

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Meet the candidates: Vahe Khumaryan

Vahe Khumaryan National Children’s Library of Armenia ARMENIA My name is Vahe and by now I have only had 1 year experience at the National Children’s Library of Armenia, as well as around 2 years experience at the Armenian National Section of the International Board on Books for Young People […]

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Meet the candidates: Kyung- Cheol Kim

Kyung- Cheol Kim National Library of Korea KOREA I’m glad to have a chance to introduce myself. My name is Kyung- Cheol Kim  (Please call me Kim). I have working for National Library of Korea Since March 2014. Before, I had have an various experiences of library fields as librarian,  […]

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Meet the candidates: Jakob Guillois Lærkes

Jakob Guillois Lærkes Director of Gladsaxe Libraries DENMARK I am Director of Gladsaxe Libraries, Denmark, and former Director of Orestad Library and Blågården Library. My main interests are design of library spaces and service, change management and, in general, development of future libraries. My main goal is to raise awareness […]

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