Monthly Archives: February 2014

Latest news from the Sister Libraries Blog

This week at Sister Libraries, some pictures from Public Library “Fran Galovic” at IFLA Singapore 2013 and the activities from Sisters Viana Public Library (Spain) and Public Library in  Aleksandrow (Poland).

 

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Expect More: Demanding Better Libraries For Today’s Complex World

David Lankes won the 2012 ABC-CLIO/Greenwood Award for the Best Book in Library Literature with his work Expect More: Demanding Better Libraries For Today’s Complex World. Recently, he has decided to offer the digital version of the book freely available, so “more librarians can use the book to engage their boards, principals, and provosts in a constructive conversation about the future of their libraries”.

You can find it in different formats at his blog

Call for Nominations: IFLA 2014 Honours and Awards

There’s still time to nominate candidates for the following IFLA Awards: Honorary Fellow (highest award), IFLA Medal and IFLA Scroll of Appreciation “to recognise individuals contributing to IFLA and the international library and information services sector”. 

All Members and Personal Affiliates are eligible to make nominations until 28 February 2014.

Check all the information at this link

Latest news from the Sister Libraries Blog

This week at Sister Libraries, the presentation of the first Greek library to join the NAPLE Sister Libraries Program, the Public Library of Samos. And more activities from Sisters Kuusamo Library (Finland) & Tavernes Library (Spain)

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The Wikipedia Library

The use of Wikipedia as a primary source of information has become a reality in the last years. Before the explosion of the Internet, libraries played this role. The Wikipedia Library is a project that believes both libraries and the Wikipedia can interweave for offering a better service to the users: it is an “open research hub for improving the world’s largest encyclopedia and connecting readers back to libraries and reliable sources”.

 You can read more about this project through this post from The Digital Shift

Public Library Service Awards. Ontario

Ministry of Tourism, Culture and Sport from Ontario has announced the winners of the 2013 Public Library Service Awards. Divided in two categories, Excellence and Innovation, these Awards are focused on the   promotion of creative public library service ideas.

 You can check the winners here

Latest news from the Sister Libraries Blog

This week at Sister Libraries, the activities the Aveiro Municipal Library in Portugal have scheduled for February. Also, the activities of NAPLE sisters Kuusamo City Library  (Finland)  and Tavernes Municipal Library (Spain). Ritva Niemeläinen, from Kuusamo City Library has also sent some information about the celebration of the Finnish Library Day, on 8th February.

 

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Irish libraries. Strategy 2013-2017

Last December, the Irish Minister for the Environment, Community and Local Government, Phil Hogan, launched the new strategy 2013-2017 for public libraries, an ambitious plan including for example a single national membership card, the creation of new services in the areas of business and information provision, etc. 

You can read the full text through this link: 

Opportunities for All: The public library as a catalyst for economic, social and cultural development. A Strategy for Public Libraries 2013-2017

Public Library Innovation Programme (EIFL-PLIP). Winners

EIFL’s Public Library Innovation Programme (EIFL-PLIP) is delighted to name the winners of the EIFL-PLIP Innovation Award for Creative use of ICT in public libraries.

The winning libraries use a wide variety of hardware, software and online resources. To meet the winners and read about some creative and cost-effective ways in which public libraries are using ICT to change lives, visit http://bit.ly/KlyGbu

Congratulations to the winners, and thanks to everyone who applied – we had some excellent applications and choosing was hard!

Thanks also to everyone who helped us share the award invitation.

 Jean Fairbairn
EIFL-PLIP Communications

Latest news from the Sister Libraries Blog

This week at Sister Libraries you’ll find an interview to Dijana Sabolović‐Krajina, the director of the “Public Library “Fran Galovic” in Koprivnica.

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