United Nations Library and Information Network for Knowledge Sharing (UN-LINKS)
The libraries of the United Nations systems have been meeting regularly since 1995, most recently as UN-LINKS. Increased attendance at these meetings indicates a growing interest in sharing best practices as well as an acknowledgement of the need to work in partnership.
The 2014 session of UN-LINKS will be hosted by UNESCO-IHE Library in Delft.
The 2013 session of UN-LINKS was hosted by UNOG Library.
Association of International Librarians and Information Specialists (AILIS)
The aim of AILIS, established in
1963, is to promote co-operation among international libraries. The Association offers opportunities for networking and for professional skills development, including the popular Library Science Talks series, organized in cooperation with the CERN Library and the National Library of Switzerland. UNOG Library is represented on the Executive Committee of AILIS, and our staff regularly benefit from attending AILIS presentations and training sessions. We have also provided our Library Events Room as a venue for hosting recent AILIS events, including the 2014 AILIS General Assembly meeting.
International Federation of Library Associations (IFLA)
The International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions (IFLA) is the leading international body representing the interests of library and information services and their users. It is the global voice of the library and information profession. UNOG Library is a member of IFLA's Government Information and Official Publications Section.
At the 2014 IFLA World Library and Information Conference in Lyon, France, Blandine Bluckacz-Louisfert, Chief of UNOG Library Institutional Memory Section, offered a presentation entitled "The Library of the United Nations Office at Geneva - Custodian of League of Nations and United Nations Heritage." At the end of the 2014 Conference, UNOG Library hosted 40 IFLA delegates for a tour of the Library and Archives and a special exhibit of rare books.