IFLA: World Library and Information Congress- Day 3 Highlights!

WLIC 2021 closing session: the end of a beginning

IFLA President, Christine Mackenzie

After three dynamic days of sharing, learning, and creativity, IFLA President Christine Mackenzie closed our Federation’s first ever virtual World Library and Information Congress.

Setting out just a few of the highlights of IFLA’s first ever virtual WLIC, she urged participants to turn the connections they have made into lasting collaborations, delivering on the potential of a global library field. The closing session should in fact, therefore, be a starting point for new partnerships!

IFLA’s President-elect, Barbara Lison, underlined this focus on the future, drawing on the trends identified as priorities by participants in the President-elect’s session – see below for more!

IFLA Secretary General Gerald Leitner went on to encourage the audience to ensure that they made full use of all they had learned and heard during the Congress in the weeks and months to come, turning ideas into actions. To deliver on the goal of a strong and united global library field powering literate, informed, and participatory societies, everyone had a role to play, using the IFLA Strategy 2019-24 as a framework and reference point.

Finally, Christine Mackenzie formally closed the Congress, thanking all those involved – volunteers, participants, partners and headquarters staff – for their essential contributions to making a success of WLIC.

See you at our WLIC 2022 in Dublin!

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IFLA: World Library and Information Congress- Day 2 Highlights!

Libraries in the broadband ecosystem: gearing up for IFLA WLIC 2021

The past 20 months have required libraries around the world to not only find ways to deliver their services remotely when possible – but also to reflect on their broader roles in the digital ecosystem.

Libraries themselves are constantly looking to do more not only with digital tools, but also to ensure that their communities enjoy the possibilities that they bring.

The best way to do this is when libraries are fully integrated into official government strategies around broadband. IFLA has played a leading role in carrying out research into the ways in which this happens around the world.

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IFLA: World Library and Information Congress- Day 1 Highlights!

It’s started! WLIC 2021 opened by IFLA President Christine Mackenzie

IFLA President Christine Mackenzie

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

IFLA’s 86th World Library and Information Congress – and first ever virtual Congress – began today, with IFLA President Christine Mackenzie and Secretary General Gerald Leitner inviting the global field to three days of varied and exciting sessions.

In her opening speech, Christine Mackenzie reminded participants of how essential libraries are for the communities they serve. In turn, opportunities to come together, as at WLIC, energised the field, helping to build understanding and connections, and spread great ideas and practice.

Gerald Leitner underlined Christine’s point, encouraging participants to make the post of the Congress as a chance to set the agenda for the future of the field.

With the conference taking place online, the IFLA President welcomed first timers, while also recognising the work of those who had given decades of service to the field and their communities.

With over 150 sessions planned, WLIC offers rich opportunities for learning from each other and co-creating the future of our field. Stay tuned!

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6th IFLA Green Library Award 2021 Results

ENSULIB announces 6th IFLA Green Library Award 2021 Results

The winners of the IFLA Green Library Award 2021 competition are

Category “Green Library”
Canada, Edmonton, The Edmonton Public Library—“Edmonton Public Library”

Category “Green Library Project”
Finland Oulu, Oulu City Library—“A Responsible Library as Promoter of Environmental Awareness”

Both winners will receive an award certificate, signed by ENSULIB Chair and Secretary.

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SIG-KM International Research Symposium 2021

The primary goal of the KM symposium is to encourage and empower participants who are new in the knowledge management. Additionally, to showcase the works of scholars and practitioners researching the knowledge management field. Through this symposium students and early career researchers can network and present their research to others in the field. This would help the participants to receive feedback on their work before submitting their research to peer-reviewed publications. Additionally, participants can find mentors and research collaborators beyond their immediate professors. These events open doors to new work opportunities and new connections. As this symposium seeks students, early career researchers and professionals who are on tight budgets, we have decided to make this KM-Symposium free to all participants, allowing them to present their research without worrying about how they will pay symposium registration fees.

When: Virtual Symposium, September 29, 2021

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Call for papers: JASIST Special Issue on “Data Science in the iField”

Data and the use of data are now a critical part of our lives in an increasingly datafied society. Government agencies, private sectors, research, academic, and cultural heritage institutions produce, consume, and share massive amounts of data, which pose great challenges for organizations, individuals, and the society as a whole (Hintz, Dencik, & Wahl-Jorgensen, 2018).

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SIG-III: Call for Papers 2021 International Paper Contest for developing countries

The Special Interest Group on International Information Issues (SIG-III) of the Association for Information Science & Technology (ASIS&T) invites research papers for the 21st International Paper Contest (IPC) for library and information science (LIS) professionals in developing countries, for the 84th Annual Meeting, which will take place in Salt Lake City, Utah, USA, from October 30-November 2, 2021. The theme of the Annual Meeting is: “Information: Equity, Diversity, Inclusion, Justice, and Relevance” For more information, visit: https://www.asist.org/am21/

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Announcing Creative Commons’ New CEO, Catherine Stihler

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Photo by David Iliff (CC BY-SA)

 

CC headquarter announced it’s new CEO name in the last month. Catherine Stihler has been selected the Creatives Commons next CEO officially will effect on August 17, 2020.

Catherine has been a champion for openness as both a legislator and practitioner for more than 20 years. She currently serves as CEO of the Open Knowledge Foundation, an organization whose work is fully aligned with the values and mission of Creative Commons. During her tenure, she has successfully redefined OKF’s vision and mission reengaged its global chapters and increased its international profile.

 

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