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A canceled congress is also a congress

By choosing Dubai to host WLIC 2024, IFLA sparked a debate about Dubai's relationship with human rights. In the end it was too much for an emirate that wants to appear modern – and the offer to stand behind the conference was withdrawn.

17 okt 2023 • 14 min

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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There was also testimony of an outdated leadership style in his previous place of work.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

LEDARE

Thord Eriksson. Foto: Sandra Johnson

Vi bygger ett kulturarv med stora luckor

Sociala medier speglar och formar vår samtid. Men nästan inget sparas för framtiden, skriver chefredaktör Thord Eriksson.

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DEBATT

Sandra Lindström, ordförande i kultur- och fritidsnämnden i Solna (V) och Torun Boucher, ordförande i kulturnämnden Stockholms stad (V).

”Bibliotekens framtid hänger på regeringen”

Landets folkbibliotek larmar om en alldeles särskilt utsatt situation. Det behöver regeringen ta på allvar, skriver Sandra Lindström (V) och Torun Boucher (V).

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Varje tisdag får du de senaste och viktigaste nyheterna och reportagen direkt till din inkorg.

REPORTAGE

Anette Grönroos är vd för BTJ sedan 2014. Foto: Thord Eriksson
Bemannade skolbibliotek – ny marknad för BTJ

Konkursen har flera gånger varit nära för BTJ. Nu anar vd:n Anette Grönroos en ljus framtid när skolorna ska bemanna sina bibliotek.

KRÖNIKA

Helene Öberg, ordförande i Svensk biblioteksförening. Foto: Ylva Sundgren
Läsning kan inte tas för givet

Inte heller bland äldre, skriver Helene Öberg.

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