Emerging International Voices

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They are young, they are bold and they are connected – and they are the future of our libraries. 19 emerging international voices discuss the role of digital libraries – and digital technologies in libraries – in their countries. Join the discussion and participate in a series of online seminars with the best experts in the field. 

Seminars and Workshops

Design Sprint Goethe-Institut

DESIGN SPRINT WITH THE EMERGING INTERNATIONAL VOICES

Would you like to join the Emerging International Voices in a short design sprint in order to tackle the question: How might we improve our services for users with limited internet access and/or knowledge and find solutions together with experts and members of the target group?
Our plan is to develop prototypes together and present them at the IFLA WLIC conference 2021.

If you sign up, we expect you to attend all three 3-hour sessions on the 10th, 14th and 15th August 2021. There are two different time zones to choose from: 9-12 AM CET or 3-6 PM CET 

Free Registration


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26th May, 3 - 5PM CEST, online
Open Access, Infodemics and Libraries. Exploring the global equity of science

Returning for a second year, IFLA and Goethe-Institut present the second #EmergingInternationalVoices webinar, this time organised by the young librarians who participated in our successful series from last year!

This year we will be discussing: Open Access, Infodemics and Libraries, exploring the global equity of science.

How did the COVID-19 Pandemic affect access to Open Access research, including of course access to reliable and correct information about the Pandemic itself?

How can libraries solve these problems?

Join us in what will be another thought-provoking discussion from librarians across the world with contributions.


Is there a recipe for a successful digital library?





















Emerging International Voices

Meet the global network of Emerging International Voices: young digital experts at their institutions and advocates for the future of libraries.

















Statements on Digital Libraries

We asked the participants of the programme how they felt about the state of digital libraries in their home countries.

















#EmergingInternationalVoices in Social Media

Past Seminars und Presentations




About the Project

They are young, they are bold and they are connected – and are they the future of our libraries. 19 emerging international voices discuss the role of digital libraries – and digital technologies in libraries – in their countries. Join the discussion and participate in a series of online seminars with the best experts in the field.

The three online seminars will take place on the 8th, 15th and 22nd October 2020 at 1PM - 2 PM CEST and will be open to the public. The seminars will be followed by a 45 minute masterclass with the speakers during which the participants of the Emerging International Voices Programme will have a chance to discuss the subject further. The outcomes of the project will be published on a platform goethe.de/EmergingInternationalVoices as well as IFLA website in the form of statements and articles by the participants as well as a collection of best practice examples of libraries worldwide engaging with their communities digitally.

"Emerging international voices" is a joint project of the Goethe-Institute and IFLA. Its long-term purpose is to establish an international network of young individuals engaged in library advocacy in their countries. The participants had been chosen by the local Goethe-Institutes in an open call process.

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