The minutes for the February 2015 IFLA Public Libraries Section meeting have been released.
It’s interesting reading – covering aspects of what is happening around the world in public libraries, various projects IFLA are working on, planned events, and themes to focus on.
A few things that caught my attention in particular were:
- The IFLA Satellite event in Philadelphia proposed theme: an emphasis on “why public libraries should be free.”
- The use of the Lyon Declaration (access to information and development) as an advocacy tool at local level.
- The desire to update the Public Library Manifesto – a joint manifesto with UNESCO.
It’s well worth reading through the brief minutes, just to get a feel for what is going on in public libraries worldwide and the issues affecting them.