News from the Academic & Research Libraries Section 

The Academic and Research Libraries (ARL) Section of IFLA focuses on cooperation, exchange of information, and promotion and support of the role of libraries as core institutions for research and education worldwide.

Who are we?

The ARL Section Committee is an active and engaged team of 21 library professionals from Africa, Australasia, Canada, Europe, North and South America. Our Chair is Library Management Consultant Gulcin Cribb (above). More information

Next webinar coming up!

Our May webinar focuses on: Research Ethics in an Open Research Environment. We have four experienced presenters from New Zealand, Singapore, Turkey and the US, who have all been involved in adapting practices to a new open access environment. More details

Blog keeps you in touch 

Our lively blog offers diverse news and views from academic and research librarians around the world. The latest topic is: Culturally safe libraries - A collaborative step towards cultural change. We publish a new post each month. Read more.

Travel Grant winners

ARL is delighted to announce the winners of the 2022 Travel Grants, kindly sponsored by Ex Libris and SAGE. Roana Flores (Philippines), Danitza Noemi Coronel Tola (Bolivia) and Jerry Mathema (Zimbabwe) will attend the IFLA Congress for the first time. 

ARL Hot Topics session

We've received an overwhelming response to our call for proposals for lightning talks to be presented in-person at the IFLA World Library and Information Congress in Dublin. The theme is: Truth, Evidence and Memory: Academic Libraries as Cultural Rights Defenders. We'll announce the final programme as soon as possible.

Our webinar catalogue

The ARL Section Committee has been delivering topical webinars to the academic and research library community for the past three years. See our web site for a complete list of all ARL webinars. The recordings of most of these webinars are freely available on our YouTube channel, while the slides can be viewed on SlideShare.

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