Librarians: Gears of the Motors for Change
IFLA 2015-2017 President-Elect Session WLIC 2016
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Working together in a global vision of the need for a professional powerful mind-set.
In a period of global communication, where information can be provided in a wide variety of media and smart devices, libraries have an important role to play in developing the skills of users and upholding the right of access to information. Only through an effective network and partnership across all types of libraries will we be able to fulfill our mission. Let’s use our working experience to promote access to knowledge through a network of all libraries worldwide and to develop an international position agreement to improve access to information to help the development of individuals and communities.
IFLA’s mission is clear and ambitious: we empower and inspire society by driving access to information, knowledge and culture for all, to support development, learning, creativity and innovation. But at the same time, the position of libraries is challenged with budget cuts, commercial competitors in the developing eBook market, and an out-dated copyright framework, which is hindering libraries in their work. Only with improved advocacy will we achieve universal access via libraries within a balanced information economy.
Let’s analyse together with librarians and Library Associations, what we need to empower librarians to make libraries the foundation for learning and to build a better future for libraries and the societies they serve.
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