Author Archive for janewee

Swedish IFLA-active from LSN-section rewarded national prize

Myself and Anette Mjöberg, both in Public Libraries Section, are members of the jury of the Swedish national prize for librarian of the year, called Bengt Hjelmqvist Prize. The prize winner is rewarded for outstanding efforts in the public libraries area. This year Heidi Carlsson Asplund was awarded the prize. […]

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Sanctuaries in the city: the public library as a safe space

IFLA WLIC 2018 Kuala Lumpur Synopsis prepared by Corinne Hill, Public Libraries Section member. Sponsored by Metropolitan Libraries and the Public Libraries Section, this program had the unenviable scheduling position next to IFLA’s Global Vision session. Nevertheless, Sanctuaries still drew a respectable crowd. The session opened quite strongly with Derr […]

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What is Universal Design for Libraries

By Guest Blogger Lo Claesson Here is a short summary of the session “What is universal design for libraries? – A joint session by Library Services to People with Special Needs, Public Libraries and Library Services to Persons with Print Disabilities”: The first speaker was Knut M. Nygaard, Director of […]

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Zagreb City Libraries won the librarians Oscar for the film on homeless people

Zagreb City Libraries’ short film  What do users say about library services for people experiencing homelessness was announced as the best film at the award ceremony of international competition A Corto di Libri. It also won a prize in the category of the best documentary film on libraries and librarians. Prizes […]

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Children Services at Miyoshi Public Library

By Guest Blogger Hitomi Takeuchi I visited the Miyoshi Public Library in Miyoshi Town, located in northwest of Tokyo, 30 kilometer from Tokyo Central, about one hour by train. The population is about 38,000. The Library is run by the Miyoshi Local Town Government. The circulation per capita of Miyoshi Public Library is […]

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The State of America’s Libraries

During this time of rapid social change, libraries of all types are providing welcoming spaces to an increasingly diverse population. The State of America’s Libraries 2018: A Report from the American Library Association, a special American Libraries digital supplement, affirms the invaluable role libraries and library workers play within their communities by leading efforts […]

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Hello! From Japan

By Guest Blogger Hitomi Takeuchi When I came back to Japan from the Mid-term meeting of IFLA Public Libraries Section held in cold Den Helder, I was delighted to find Japan in real spring.  The cherry trees are now fully blooming and what a beautiful scenery they are creating. I […]

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