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IFLA publications to support your work on the U.N. 2030 Agenda

IFLA has announced new publications to support the work libraries, librarians and library advocates do related to the United Nations 2030 Agenda. Our joint work will help our countries to meet the United Nations 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development Goals.

SDgsIn September 2015, the United Nations endorsed the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. IFLA has been actively involved in the process of creating the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) over the last years and has advocated for the importance of access to information, Information and Communication Technologies (ICTs), culture and universal literacy, all of which have been included in the UN 2030 Agenda.

IFLA has produced a toolkit with customisable templates and a booklet to support you in your advocacy work. They can be used together, or separately:

Use the toolkit for background on the UN 2030 Agenda and to plan your advocacy;

Use the booklet and handout as documents you can take to meetings to give to government officials or coalition partners;

Send electronic versions of the booklet and handout to your members, your partners, and decision makers;

Re-print the booklet and handout for additional meetings.

More information and files for re-printing all documents can be found on the publication webpage.


Loida, featured on item#59, library magazine from Catalunya

FullSizeRender (5)It is an honor to be included on the annual issue of item the magazine of the Colegi Oficial de Bibliotecaris-Documentalistes de Catalunya (COBDC) (Official College of Librarians and Archivists of Catalonia) which I just received in the mail. I truly enjoyed speaking to my colleagues from Catalunya. Gràcies!

I am so happy to be featured on item #59 along with IFLA President-Elect Gloria Perez-Salmeron and other wonderful colleagues. On this magazine issue, we discuss views about public policies, challenges for the future of libraries, information trends, and what would it take for librarians to be more recognized in other fields.




Librarians @ ABC – Tiempo TV show

Sharing links to my participation along with my colleague Manny Figueroa in Tiempo, a TV show on ABC (Channel 7 in NYC). Topics: libraries, building community, immigrants, Queens Library, Latinos and Spanish speakers. Loida Garcia-Febo

Tiempo – Segment 3

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Tiempo – Segment 4

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I really like my librarian!

-This post comes directly from American Libraries-

The librarian, from The Smittens' "Gumdrops" videoGumdrops in the library
This catchy music video (2:07) stars a library, a librarian (right, played by Esse L. Maple), a fluffy library cat, a bunch of dancing kids, and a bunch of dancing Smittens. “Gumdrops” is from The Smittens’ third album, The Coolest Thing about Love. Scenes were shot in the Lawrence Barnes Elementary School library, Burlington, Vermont. The Smittens performed the soundtrack for the YALSA Young Adult Literature Symposium video….
YouTube, July 12