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IFLA Global Vision & Focus - Nordic library meeting in Copenhagen

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IFLA Global Vision & Focus
Knud Schulz and Torbjörn Nilsson introductions

In the Nordic library organizations we believe that international cooperation can create a better world. That's one of the reasons why we meet, once a year, with all the other Nordic countries, discussing how we can strengthen cooperation between libraries for the benefit of people and society. (And I don't mention Trump at all)

This year we meet in Copenhagen and have a series of presentations and discussions, which you can see more about here www.biblioteksdebat.dk

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IFLA Global Vision & Focus - Nordic library meeting in Copenhagen

  1. 1. Nordic Library Associations Meeting 2018 January IFLA Global Vision & Focus – Debate Torbjörn Nilsson & Knud Schulz IFLA Global Vision Torbjörn Nilsson & Knud Schulz 1
  2. 2. Agenda IFLA Work in Progress – 4 Strategic Directions Global Vision project Status Online voting results Next steps Reflections – discussion? Nordic actions, network etc? IFLA Global Vision Torbjörn Nilsson & Knud Schulz 2
  3. 3. IFLA – work in progress Overview of Strategic Direction 1: Libraries in Society 2: Information and Knowledge 3: Cultural Heritage 4: Capacity Building IFLA Global Vision Torbjörn Nilsson & Knud Schulz 3
  4. 4. 1: Libraries in Society  Promoting reading and literacy as an essential requirement for active participation in society, through acess to information in any format  Introducing libraries on the agenda of international organizations  Building on the IFLA Trend Report  Promoting IFLA standards to support libraries in the provision of services to their communities IFLA Global Vision Torbjörn Nilsson & Knud Schulz 4
  5. 5. 2: Information and Knowledge  Defining a long-term, sustainable information environment  Advocating for an equitable copyright framework  Influencing the future of Internet governance IFLA Global Vision Torbjörn Nilsson & Knud Schulz 5
  6. 6. 3: Cultural Heritage  Establishing our network of Preservation and Conservation Centres (PACs) as centres of expertice citical to safeguarding documentary cultural heritage globally  Developing standards for the collection and preservation of content in its diverse forms  Safeguarding documentary cultural heritage through Disaster Risk Reduction IFLA Global Vision Torbjörn Nilsson & Knud Schulz 6
  7. 7. 4:Capacity Building  Promoting libraries within the United Nations 2030 Agenda for sustainable Development  Delivering the International Advocacy Programme IAP  Advancing our Leadership Programme  Delivering our building Strong Library Associations programme  Strengthening IFLA by building regional and sectoral capacity participation across our activities IFLA Global Vision Torbjörn Nilsson & Knud Schulz 7
  8. 8. Global Vision project Status IFLA Global Vision Torbjörn Nilsson & Knud Schulz 8
  9. 9. IFLA Global Vision IFLA Global Vision Torbjörn Nilsson & Knud Schulz 9
  10. 10. A Global Conversation10 IFLA Global Vision Torbjörn Nilsson & Knud Schulz
  11. 11. Example: Where did survey responses come from? 1 1 IFLA Global Vision Torbjörn Nilsson & Knud Schulz
  12. 12. Six main questions were asked across all discussions What are the core values of libraries? What are libraries exceptionally good at? What should libraries do more of? What should libraries do less of? What are the main challenges to libraries? What would be the characteristics of a united library field? 12 IFLA Global Vision Torbjörn Nilsson & Knud Schulz
  13. 13. Ålan d Islan ds Den mark Faro e Islan ds Finla nd Icela nd Nor way Swed en Scandin avian countrie s TOTAL Europ e countr ies TOTAL Q1 What are the core values of libraries? Q1.1 Equal and free access to information and knowledge 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 Q1.2 Commitment to dissemination of information and knowledge 2 2 2 4 3 2 2 Q1.3 Freedom of expression 7 5 5 3 4 5 9 Q1.4 Commitment to community engagement and empowerment 5 7 8 7 5 7 6 Q1.5 Protection of cultural heritage and memory 8 6 3 6 7 6 3 Q1.6 Diversity and inclusion 4 4 4 2 2 3 5 Q1.7 Dedication to learning 3 3 6 5 6 4 4 Q1.8 Professionalism and ethical conduct 9 8 7 8 9 8 8 Q1.9 Spirit of collaboration 10 10 9 10 10 10 10 Q1.10Embracing the shift to digital 6 9 10 9 8 9 7IFLA Global Vision Torbjörn Nilsson & Knud Schulz 13
  14. 14. Ålan d Islan ds Denm ark Faroe Islan ds Finla nd Icela nd Norw ay Swed en Scandina vian countries TOTAL Europe countri es TOTAL Q2 What are libraries exceptionally good at? Q2.1 Providing opportunities for access to information and knowledge 2 1 1 2 1 2 1 Q2.2Organising information and knowledge 4 4 4 3 4 4 4 Q2.3Disseminating and sharing information and knowledge 5 5 5 5 5 5 3 Q2.4 Preservation and conservation of cultural heritage and memory 7 6 6 6 8 7 5 Q2.5Supporting learning, literacy and reading 1 2 2 1 2 1 2 Q2.6Developing and delivering inclusive services 9 8 9 9 7 8 8 Q2.7 Offering non-commercial, safe spaces for individuals and communities 3 3 3 4 3 3 6 Q2.8Fostering research and innovation 8 9 8 8 9 9 9 Q2.9Contributing to the economic development 10 10 10 10 10 10 10 Q2.1 0 Providing access to and supporting the use of Information and Communications Technology (ICT) 6 7 7 7 6 6 7IFLA Global Vision Torbjörn Nilsson & Knud Schulz 14
  15. 15. Ålan d Islan ds Denm ark Faro e Islan ds Finla nd Icela nd Nor way Swed en Scandin avian countrie s TOTAL Europ e countr ies TOTAL Q3 What should libraries do more of? Q3. 1 Advocacy 10 9 10 10 10 10 9 Q3. 2 Training and development of staff and leaders 6 6 5 6 5 5 5 Q3. 3 Partnership and collaboration 2 3 3 4 4 3 2 Q3. 4 Community engagement 3 2 4 3 3 2 4 Q3. 5 Promotion and marketing 7 4 8 8 8 8 8 Q3. 6 Embrace digital innovation 4 7 2 2 2 4 1 Q3. 7 Support learning, literacy and reading 1 1 1 1 1 1 3 Q3. 8 Measure impact 8 8 9 9 9 9 10 Q3. 9 Foster research and innovation 5 10 6 5 6 6 7 Q3. 10 Supporting the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and the current social needs 9 5 7 7 7 7 6 IFLA Global Vision Torbjörn Nilsson & Knud Schulz 15
  16. 16. Ålan d Islan ds Denm ark Faroe Islan ds Finla nd Icela nd Norw ay Swed en Scandina vian countries TOTAL Europe countri es TOTAL Q4 What should libraries do less of? Q4.1 Resisting and fearing change 4 6 1 3 5 4 3 Q4.2 Having a passive approach 1 2 6 2 2 3 4 Q4.3 Relying on collections instead of community needs 8 10 7 8 8 8 7 Q4.4Complaining 9 9 8 9 9 9 8 Q4.5 Being inflexible, bureaucratic and implementing too many restrictions 5 5 4 4 3 5 2 Q4.6 Decision-making based on assumptions 6 7 9 7 6 7 10 Q4.7 Duplicating 10 4 10 10 10 10 9 Q4.8 Working in isolation 2 3 2 1 1 2 1 Q4.9 Maintaining outdated services and collections 7 8 5 5 7 6 6 Q4.1 0 Being shy and humble 3 1 3 6 4 1 5 IFLA Global Vision Torbjörn Nilsson & Knud Schulz 16
  17. 17. Ålan d Islan ds Den mark Faro e Islan ds Finla nd Icela nd Nor way Swed en Scandin avian countrie s TOTAL Europ e countr ies TOTAL Q 5 What are the main challenges to libraries? Q5. 1 Insufficient library funding and investment 2 2 1 1 2 2 1 Q5. 2 Lack of skilled staff 9 7 8 7 9 8 7 Q5. 3 Ongoing technological changes 4 3 3 4 4 4 4 Q5. 4 Inadequate legal environment 7 10 10 10 10 10 9 Q5. 5 Ever increasing user-expectations 8 9 6 9 8 9 8 Q5. 6 Lack of leadership capacity 6 6 9 8 6 6 10 Q5. 7 Value of libraries not understood by funders and stakeholders 1 1 2 2 1 1 2 Q5. 8 Inadequate infrastructure 10 8 7 6 7 7 6 Q5. 9 Image and status of libraries 3 4 4 3 3 3 3 Q5. 10 Managing change 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 IFLA Global Vision Torbjörn Nilsson & Knud Schulz 17
  18. 18. Ålan d Islan ds Denm ark Faro e Islan ds Finla nd Icela nd Norw ay Swed en Scandina vian countries TOTAL Europe countri es TOTAL Q6 What would be the characteristics of a united library field? Q6.1 A Global Vision dynamically connected with local strategies 5 9 7 6 4 7 6 Q6.2A united voice for strong advocacy actions 6 7 9 8 7 8 7 Q6.3Drawing on the strengths of all 9 6 6 5 9 5 8 Q6.4No silos 10 5 10 10 10 10 10 Q6.5Powerful partnerships and collaboration 1 3 2 3 3 3 2 Q6.6 Effective and efficient use and sharing of resources and technologies 2 4 3 1 1 2 1 Q6.7 Commitment to quality Library Information Science (LIS) education and development 7 8 5 7 6 6 5 Q6.8Strong leadership at all levels 8 10 8 9 8 9 9 Q6.9Motivated staff 3 2 4 4 5 4 4 Q6.1 0 Empowered libraries build more informed, literate and participative societies 4 1 1 2 2 1 3 IFLA Global Vision Torbjörn Nilsson & Knud Schulz 18
  19. 19. Reflections – discussion? Nordic actions, network etc?  Nordic Collaboration – opportunities and interests in networking?  Global Vision – Nordic response and future engagement?  Public – academic libraries relations to IFLA? Future potentials?  Right to expressions and free access to information – IFLA/WLIC ?  IFLA active – specialized workfields/competences vs broader library work? IFLA Global Vision Torbjörn Nilsson & Knud Schulz 19

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