Celebrating the IFLA UNESCO Public Library Manifesto

Public Library Manifesto will celebrate its 25th anniversary in 2019.

The IFLA/ UNESCO Public Library Manifesto was ratified in 1994.

In preparation for the 25th anniversary of the Manifesto, public libraries and librarians around the world are being asked to reflect on the impact it has made.

The Manifesto proclaims UNESCO's belief in the public library as a force for education, culture and information. It identifies the public library as being central to freedom and equity of access to knowledge and information for all people.

Librarians and libraries around the world are asked to share their thoughts on the impact of the manifesto, using the hashtag #publiclibrarymanifesto. The concentrated social media campaign will be held in November, and this will mark the beginning of the lead up to the 25th anniversary. 

Over the next 12 months, the IFLA Public Libraries Section will be consulting with the international public library community to review the Manifesto.

Source: IFLA