The 31st EBLIDA Council & Conference and 2nd EBLIDA–NAPLE–PL2030 Event will take place in Luxembourg, in the National Library, on 18-19 April 2023. A rich program is offered, balancing theoretical issues and careful attention to library practices, with a variety of voices from civil society, as well as (library) professionals,… Read More »31st EBLIDA Annual Council and Conference and 2nd EBLIDA-NAPLE-PL2030 Event
Public libraries as accelerators and providers of identity, values and narratives. Agenda 2030 and Open science.
Sharing and caring The very basis of public libraries is recycling, the sharing of collections. Since a couple of years back, the sharing has expanded to include seeds, sewing machines, 3D printers, tools and other items that easily can be shared or circulated and used… Read More »Public libraries as accelerators and providers of identity, values and narratives. Agenda 2030 and Open science.
With the release of the European Union’s Work Plan for Culture 2023-2026, we are delighted to see that it aims to foster the development of libraries and recognises libraries as providers of peaceful and safe environments for vulnerable people and their role in Europe’s democratic,… Read More »Joint statement: EU Member States recognise the democratic contribution of public libraries
The project “New knowledge: Children and young people’s reading pleasure and reading communities” is based on a partnership between the Center for Applied School Research and the think tank Fremtidens Libraries. The focal point is a new, national survey of reading and media habits among… Read More »Report on Children’s and Young People’s Reading 2021 (Denmark)
The National Library of the Netherlands, the Koninklijke Bibliotheek (KB), is part of a coalition called public spaces. I notice that the work and goals of the coalition are getting more traction lately. Therefore I am informing you via this blog. In 2018 — almost thirty years… Read More »Public spaces, working towards a truly public internet
In Portugal, the reality of libraries in prisons is practically unknown. However, that doesn’t mean that they don’t exist. Since the 19th century, the existence of spaces for reading and learning in prisons has been enshrined in Laws and Regulations. This does not, however, translate… Read More »A window into the world: libraries and librarians in prisons
Norway does not have a long tradition of national strategies for libraries. In the last two decades, it is true that both studies and reports to the Storting have been produced that deal with libraries, but it was still an event when the Ministry of… Read More »Implementing a national library strategy
A well-organized, managed and strategically planned library network of organizational units is the foundation for the success of any public library in its local environment. Its basic building entity is the branch library. When the library plans change in its network, it starts from the… Read More »Planning the library network of public libraries in Slovenia