Monthly Archive for June, 2016

Systematic Public Library of the Year 2016 – Shortlist announced

Four libraries from Australia, the US, and Denmark, respectively, have been nominated for the Systematic Public Library of the Year which is awarded to the world’s best new public library. The presentation will occur at the IFLA WLIC   in Columbus, Ohio, USA on 15 August  as part of the […]

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Interesting use of statistics when planning library program at Huddinge Library, Sweden

        Prior to the development of a new library program, Library Director Nick Jones and the library responsible at Huddinge library analyzed library statistics and inserted it in a broader context. They have taken into account socioeconomic factors, public library use (non-library users), and geography to better […]

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Effective Summer Learning – a new report

  Are libraries positively improving the lives of the children they serve and how will they know? These are two questions at the heart of a meeting convened by the Urban Libraries Council (ULC) when library leaders and education, philanthropy and non-profit leaders came together to discuss how to assess the […]

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Promoting the development of a democratic society

          The Swedish Library Association has now translated the report on the Swedish Library Act Promoting the development of a democratic society into English. The report summarizes the reasons for the provisions of the Swedish Library Act. The aim is to highlight what the parliament and […]

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Experts in the library – Swedish Library Association Expert Networks

        The Swedish Library Association has gathered different kinds of library skills in expert networks. These networks are a resource and a knowledge base on matters concerning specific areas and subjects in libraries. They also offer updated and relevant information about different types of libraries. The members, […]

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Library Services to Immigrants and Refugees

The Public Libraries Section was delighted to be part of a recent webinar on Library Services to Immigrants and Refugees which took place on 31 March 2016. IFLA Continuing Professional Development and Workplace Learning and the New Professionals SIG partnered with the American Library Association to present this one-hour webinar. An […]

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New Library Act and New Strategy for Finnish Public Libraries

          License to cure – the new Finnish Library Act gives a mandate for better citizenship Library services are the most used cultural services in Finland, 50 % of all citizens use the library at least once a month and 20 % use it weekly. A […]

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