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ERIC Number: ED510133
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2004-Mar
Pages: 10
Abstractor: ERIC
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The Role of Libraries in Lifelong Learning. Final Report of the IFLA Project under the Section for Public Libraries
Haggstrom, Britt Marie, Ed.
International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions (NJ1)
The fifth UNESCO/CONFINTEA meeting took place in Hamburg in 1997. The Hamburg declaration was adopted and stated that "UNESCO should strengthen libraries, museums heritage and cultural institutions as learning places and partners in the lifelong learning process and modern citizenship" It was felt that IFLA (International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions) should take a more active role in strengthening the libraries role and to live up to what is stated in the IFLA UNESCO (United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization) Public Library Manifesto. "The public library, the local gateway to knowledge provides a basic condition for lifelong learning, independent decision-making and cultural development of the individual and social groups." The Hamburg declaration became the starting point for the project on The Role of Public Libraries in lifelong learning. The project started in 2000 and ended by the IFLA Berlin Conference in 2003. The author presents this report to the IFLA governing board hoping that the recommendations given and the examples of good practise will be carried forward by IFLA in close cooperation with UNESCO and in accordance with the theme for Kay Raserokas, president of IFLA, Libraries for lifelong literacy.
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Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
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Language: English
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Authoring Institution: International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions
Identifiers - Location: Germany; Germany (Berlin)