Public Librararies Section Online Business Meeting – save the date and join us!

IFLA Public Library Section next Business Meeting will be on 30th September 2020 and you are all invited.  So save the date!  We want public librarians to attend and let us know what is important to you about developing our Public library standards, we will update everyone on what is happening with the review of the UNESCO Public Library Manifesto and how we will be delivering a Public Library of the Year award while COVID-19 is still a major issue in our countries. We know that all Public libraries are being challenged by COVID-19 and how to deliver our services safely, for both our staff and our library members.  To meet this need we have organised a panel of presenters to tell us about their country’s public library response.

Hear from Carol Stump, Chief Librarian of Kirklees Council and the UK Libraries Connected president who will share their toolkits and COVID-19 guidelines for all UK libraries to work from and the challenges faced with opening libraries in the UK.  Library Director of Angelholm Libraries, Martin Memet Konick, will tell us all about the Swedish Library experience of COVID-19 and how they did not close.  Fatemeh Pazooki, will describe the Iran Public Libraries challenges and opportunities when faced with the Coronovirus situation in their country.  Sander van Kempen will focus on the Digital Services developed during the first COVID wave in the Netherlands.

Registrations will open soon.  Follow our Facebook page or our Twitter @IFLA_PLA for updates when registrations will be open.