Monthly Archive for April, 2014

Public Library Satellite Program Released!

In a rapidly changing environment please join us explore and examine the opportunities surrounding public libraries. Hosted by the new and highly anticipated Library of Birmingham, the IFLA Public Libraries Satellite  will provide the opportunity to meet with colleagues from around the world, and explore the synergy between physical and […]

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Important Snail Mail!

Over the next few months a small booklet called The Library Flame may arrive in your letterbox. Created by Bournemouth Libraries in Dorset, UK, it was conceived as part of the Holocaust Memorial Day 2014 and reflects this year’s theme of ‘Journeys’. This little book was sent out to the […]

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Working Smarter and Adding Value: The Changing Role of Librarianship

Victoria falls

Conference Announcement: Zimbabwe Library Association
Date: June 24-27, 2014.
Venue: A’Zambezi River Lodge. Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe
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e-lending Landscape Report Released

In December 2013, the Australian Library and Information Association (ALIA) commissioned Brussels-based Civic Agenda to produce a worldwide e-lending landscape report, identifying public library-led initiatives to secure ebooks for borrowers. The report is now available. This report is the latest step in a project, delivered in collaboration with the National and […]

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2014 State of American Libraries

  In conjunction with National Library Week in the United States this week (April 13-19) the American Library Association has released its report on the 2014 State of America’s Libraries , detailing library trends of the past year. Its findings include:  More than 90% of the respondents in an independent […]

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Library in the Tram – Tram to the Library



Congratulations to the Jiří Mahen Library in Brno, Czech Republic, represented by Libuše Nivnická
who have been awarded first place in the 12th IFLA International Marketing Award for 2014., for its innovative partnership program, Library in the Tram – Tram to the Library. We’re all particularly excited as Libuse is a valued member of the Public Libraries Standing Committee.
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