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THIS EVENT IS CANCELLED. Get planning everyone The International Federation of Library Associations World Library and Information Congress (IFLA WLIC) will be coming to Aotearoa New Zealand in 2022. This allows the WLIC to be held, as planned, in the Aotearoa New Zealand International Convention Centre in Tāmaki herehere ngā waka, Tāmaki Makaurau, Auckland Lock… Read more »

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IFLA 2018 Indigenous Matters Post Congress Satellite Meeting

Hard to Reach Libraries and Users: Indigenous Perspectives When: Saturday, September 1-Sunday, September 2 Where:  Pustaka Negeri Sarawak (Sarawak State Library) Objectives To support the provision of culturally responsive and effective services to indigenous communities throughout the world. To promote international cooperation in the fields of library, culture, knowledge and information services to indigenous communities… Read more »

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Call for Papers: Indigenous Matters IFLA

Call for Papers – “Diverse indigenous voices, decolonizing, transforming, centering practices” The Indigenous Matters Section invites you to submit a proposal for our session in Kuala Lumpur 2018!  Aligned with the Congress theme “Transform libraries, transform societies.” Deadline for Submissions: 20 February 2018 Please share with your networks.  Full details are available at the Conference Website.

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Te Rōpū Whakahau Global Vision Report released

A huge mihi to our members who provided valuable feedback that informed this report.  The report forms part of the Indigenous Matters Section report and should be included as a distinct indigenous perspective from Māori (indigenous people of New Zealand). From 9-12 May 2017, in Rotorua, New Zealand, over 50 Māori librarians gathered for their… Read more »

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2017 IFLA WLIC Indigenous Matters programme available

The entire IFLA WLIC 2017 Conference Programme may also be downloaded as a single PDF file. The Indigenous Matters sessions include: Session 47a: Standing Committee I Session 088: Joint hosted offsite Session 169: IM Open Session Session 217: Standing Committee II Session details are frequently updated, so please check back for the latest information.

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Indigenous Matters: Call for papers

Submissions due 17 February 2017 website: http://2017.ifla.org/cfp-calls/indigenous-matters-section   Theme: “Indigenous Continuity: How do you show your solidarity?” The Indigenous Matters Section invites you to submit a proposal for our inaugural session in Wroclaw 2017!  Aligned with the Congress theme “Libraries. Solidarity. Society.“ Indigenous Matters is inspired by the powerful message of the congress theme that recognises… Read more »

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New IFLA Indigenous Matters Section

In January 2016, IFLA confirmed and welcomed the new Indigenous Matters Section. The section known also as “IM” is section number 50, and sits within Division III, Library Services. In October 2015, there were 41 registered members of the section; this number is expected to grow and it is an exciting time to be part… Read more »

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Indigenous Matters Section – your chance to be part of the action! Extended deadline

This is a Call to Action! We need 10 more registrations to form the section. Registration is open to any IFLA member (individuals or associations and institutions) passionate about indigenous peoples, their culture, language, and knowledge systems. Collaboration is essential for strong societies and strong libraries. It’s an effective way for us to connect our… Read more »

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Are you an IFLA member? Register for the Indigenous Matters Section today!

An opportunity exists for you to play a vital role in the next phase of Indigenous Matters within IFLA and the profession. The Professional Committee of the IFLA Governing Board made the decision to support the proposal to establish the INDIGENOUS MATTERS SECTION at its recent meeting in April.  There will be a two year… Read more »