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ESSAY: Librarians have responsibilities in these times

Global tensions with war, economic instability, climate threats – in addition to internal challenges. But a historical review shows that even in past crises IFLA has managed to maintain free research and truth, as well as access to information and freedom of expression, writes former IFLA president Alex Byrne.

28 nov 2022 • 7 min

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Fear. Illness. Silence.

REPORTAGE What is happening within IFLA? In search of answers, journalist Lisa Bjurwald travelled to The Hague, where IFLA’s headquarters are located. She found a culture of silence and an organisation that lacks confidence in its leaders.

28 nov 2022 • 13 min

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Closed doors damage trust

SURVEY Limited transparency and poor communication. Biblioteksbladet’s survey shows that the turbulence is raising questions among IFLA members in Sweden.

28 nov 2022 • 5 min

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Out of Step with the Times

There was also testimony of an outdated leadership style in his previous place of work. Nevertheless, Gerald Leitner was given the task of modernising the global library sector.

27 nov 2022 • 3 min

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The Whistleblower

Suzanne Reid was an employee representative at IFLA headquarters. She has since changed careers and recovered from the experience. IFLA she feels, however, is beyond rescue.

27 nov 2022 • 6 min

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IFLA needs to change

CHRONICLE Karin Linder, secretary general, Swedish Library Association: Why is the Swedish Library Association fighting with IFLA? The answers are rooted in the principles of democracy and responsibility.

25 nov 2022 • 2 min

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Ifla är en dysfunktionell organisation

Det kommer att krävas mer för att hela Ifla än att ge generalsekreteraren sparken, skriver chefredaktör Thord Eriksson.

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”Många förväntar sig nog mer av biblioteken”

Hanteringen av den misshagliga boken i Göteborg inger ingen respekt, skriver Thord Eriksson. ”Det påminner om hur ängsliga organisationer och företag brukar föra sig i offentligheten.”

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Skolbibliotekarien som gör skillnad

En nyckel till Hammarkullsskolans framgångar är det heltidsbemannade biblioteket. ”På den här skolan behöver vi aldrig påminna eleverna om att låna böcker – de VILL låna”, säger skolbibliotekarie Jonna Bruce.

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