Together, bringing change!
In the midst of the big shift to digital rushed in by the pandemic, Librarians, we, are the ones we have been waiting for to position libraries as key players within global and national bodies to develop partnerships to strengthen libraries to provide essential services during the pandemic, the aftershocks and beyond.”Loida Garcia-Febo
Recent and Upcoming Presentations
Video from my Closing Keynote at Occupy Library starts at the 6:12 mark
Statement of Motivation for the IFLA President-Elect position
My article on Information Today Europe-
“Librarians leading together to change the world“
Recordings of recent IFLA Webinars I’ve coordinated & moderated:
Experienced presenter and teacher. Events & venues include: NASA, Occupy Library conference, INELI South Asia, US-Russia Library Dialogue, NYC City Hall, European Union Parliament, United Nations, the ACURIL Conference in the Caribbean, and the LIS school, EGCTI, at the University of Puerto Rico. Garcia-Febo has taught in 27 countries and has advocated on behalf of libraries at the United Nations, European Union Parliament, US Congress, NYC City Hall, New York State Senate and on streets and sidewalks of New York.
Watch the videos from “Loida Bibliotecas Live” series on her YouTube channel. Videos of events at the United Nations, Occupy Library conference, the Alexandria Library’s Quarantine Diary of Information Professionals, and events from Garcia-Febo’s ALA Presidency 2018-2019, her Libraries=Strong Communities National Library Tour, recap of the Tour, and even debates from before.
Read selected interviews given by Loida to international media outlets and press articles quoting Garcia-Febo. Media includes IFLA CPDWL Podcast, The New York Times, NBC News, Gizmodo, The New Yorker, EFE, The Horn Book, KidLit TV. Countries include France, Germany, Italy, Puerto Rico, Spain, South Korea.
Loida Garcia-Febo, International Library Consultant expert in library services to diverse populations and human rights. President of the American Library Association 2018-2019. At IFLA: Governing Board 2013-2017, Co-Founder of New Professionals, two-term Member/Expert resource person of FAIFE, two-term member of CPDWL. Currently: CPDWL Consultant, Info Coordinator of the Management of Library Associations Section. Currently at ALA: Chair, ALA UN 2030 Sustainable Development Goals Task Force and Chair, Women’s Issues in Librarianship. Born, raised, and educated in Puerto Rico.
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