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Timely, sustainable, and more necessary than ever: Webinar on libraries, open access and infodemics

The pandemic has underlined the importance of access to information for all, but at the same time, the risks of misinformation. Libraries have a huge potential to contribute, as highlighted in a webinar organised by participants in the IFLA-Goethe Institut Emerging International Voices Programme.

31 Mai 2021 | Access to information, Information literacy, Open access, COVID-19

Leveraging Public Access to Connect Underserved Users - IFLA@WSIS 2021

From targeted digital skills coaching to providing an adapted and welcoming space for all - an IFLA-led workshop at the WSIS Forum 2021 examined good practices and key issues in leveraging public access to connect the more vulnerable or underserved user groups.

8 Mai 2021 | WSIS (World Summit on the Information Society), Access to information, Access to knowledge, Digital divide, Digital inclusion

Cities for Digital Rights: Advocacy and engagement opportunities for libraries

A new IFLA briefing offers an overview of the Cities Coalition for Digital Rights, and highlights areas where its targets and goals overlap with the work of the library field, creating scope for engagement, collaboration and advocacy for libraries.

15 April 2021 | Access to information, Access to knowledge, Digital inclusion, Human rights

Libraries for Digital Inclusion: Charting the Course for 2021

Public access in libraries can be a powerful tool to bring more people online - particularly as the world is working to meet global connectivity goals and ambitions in the next few years. But how to realise its potential? You can join the discussion and help shape the agenda of the Dynamic Coalition on Public Access in Libraries for 2021!

9 April 2021 | Access to information, Access to knowledge, Digital inclusion

Championing Digital Literacy and Privacy - Toronto Public Library Experiences

As Safer Internet month draws to a close, libraries around the world scale up, maintain and continue to explore new ways to champion digital literacy, online safety and wellbeing in their communities. In a new interview, Pam Ryan discusses the experiences of Toronto Public Library.

25 Februar 2021 | Access to information, Access to knowledge, Digital inclusion, Digitial literacy

Safer Internet Day in Lithuanian Libraries

Every February, libraries around the world support and take part in the Safer Internet Day campaign - to raise awareness and organise learning opportunities to help young people navigate the internet safely and confidently. Jolita Steponaitienė, the President of Lithuanian Librarian‘s Association, offers a look at how libraries in Lithuania continue to champion Safer Interent Day initiatives in 2021.

9 Februar 2021 | Access to information, Digital inclusion, Information literacy, Information technology, Safer Internet Day

IFLA Deeply Concerned by Reports of Restrictions on Access to Information in Myanmar

Following reports of internet shutdowns and other restrictions on access to information in Myanmar, IFLA's President and Secretary General have issued the below statement.

9 Februar 2021 | FAIFE (Committee on Freedom of Access to Information and Freedom of Expression), Access to information, Access to knowledge, Myanmar

Safer Internet Day: Experiences in Latvian Libraries

Every February, many countries celebrate and organise events dedicated to Safer Internet Day. Promoting digital literacy - including the fundamentals of online safety and privacy - has long been an important part of many libraries’ offer. So how can libraries support the Safer Internet Day campaign – and why should they take part? To offer a look from Latvia – a country where libraries have been championing Safer Internet Days for many years – Inga Niedra from the Latvian Culture Information Systems Centre shared some insights.

9 Februar 2021 | Access to information, Digital inclusion, Information literacy, Information technology, Internet governance, Safer Internet Day

Libraries Champion Children’s Online Wellbeing: Getting Ready for Safer Internet Day

Every February, Safer Internet Day brings together diverse stakeholders to empower young internet users, raise awareness and support skills-building to ensure their safety online. This is a unique opportunity to highlight and build on the crucial work libraries are doing to support digital literacy, safety and wellbeing of children and youth online.

21 Januar 2021

Media Literacy Pop-Up Interventions in Lithuanian Libraries - Interview

Libraries are well-positioned to deliver equitable media and information literacy learning opportunities for their communities. As part of a project curated by Tactical Tech and implemented jointly with IFLA and Save the Children Italia, three libraries in Lithuania hosted pop-up media literacy interventions – and now share their experiences.

13 Januar 2021 | Digital inclusion, Information literacy, Knowledge society, Lifelong learning, Media literacy

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