Monthly Archive for February, 2015

IFLA conference call for proposals

 The IFLA Literacy and Reading Section is seeking proposals for a program to be held at the IFLA Conference in Cape Town, South Africa in August 2015. The theme is Literacy Matters!  The Importance of Literacy & Reading in the Creation of Strong Societies.” Literacy is more essential than ever […]

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International Mother Tongue Day

here is a message from the present UNESCO Director General Irina Bokova on International Mother Language Day: “2015 marks the 15th anniversary of International Mother Language Day – this is also a turning point year for the international community, as the deadline for the Millennium Development Goals, when countries will […]

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Literacy stories

International Literacy Day, 8 September 2014 Happy International Literacy Day everyone. Comment on an Australian listerv: I AM glad to be literate, yet it’s often something I take for granted.  I wonder how many of us fall into the same category? In Australia the statistics are a bit frightening. According […]

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ICT program for African universities

nhancing librarians’ ICT skills for research enablement in African universities: a Carnegie-funded CPD programme   Applications for the fourth intake of the Carnegie-funded Continuing Professional Development (CPD) programme, which is aimed at enhancing ICT skills for research enablement in African universities opened on 1 February 2015 and closes on 13 […]

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Lyon Declaration update

The Lyon Declaration in 2015 IFLA is very happy to announce that with the start of 2015, the Lyon Declaration has received support from over 500 library, ICT and development, institutions and organisations. This worldwide and cross-sector uptake underlines the importance of the Lyon Declaration and furthermore the importance of access to […]

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