Public Libraries Standing Committee

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Planning a trip, want to visit some libraries but not sure where you should go? Wonder no more!  Between 2014 – 2016 your colleagues from the IFLA Public Libraries Section compiled the ultimate guide for Librarians 1001 libraries to see before you die. Our online initiative aimed to bring together best practice examples of public library buildings and spaces from around the world.

The concept for this fun project was the brainchild of our member Anette Mjoberg (that’s her with the glasses, directly behind clapping Annie in the photo above )- little did she know what she was starting?!!!!!

1001 Libraries

We launched the project in Lyon at the IFLA World Library and Information Congress on 17 August 2014 together with our colleagues from the IFLA Library Buildings and Equipment Section.

The Public Libraries Section provides an active international forum and network for the development and promotion of public libraries. We are committed to ensuring the world’s communities have free and equal access to information and public library services. Our goals, objectives and strategies are developed within the context of the principles enshrined in the Public Library Manifesto, the IFLA Professional Priorities and the Lyon Declaration. This Section also represents mobile libraries.

This web site is now closed but we’ll leave it up for inspiration!

Jan Richards
IFLA Public Libraries Section



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