Reflecting on IFLA

Today I was looking for something in my IFLA files and found myself heading fast down the rabbit hole of memory. And what memories! My first IFLA WLIC was Milan in 2009 when I went in my role as ALIA President. As gigs go it was pretty good! My friend Vicki McDonald ( who isContinue reading “Reflecting on IFLA”


I am currently engaged with colleagues from public libraries across New South Wales in talking about members, how we engage with and retain them, and how we expand our membership base. It’s a timely discussion as, in many communities, use ( and membership) has been significantly affected by COVID. This is an initiative of theContinue reading “Members!”

Reflecting on COVID

I’ve been checking and re-checking my diary as I head into this week which features the International Federation of Library and Information Association’s (IFLA) Literacy and Reading/Public Libraries Mid-Term Seminar. While my first IFLA Congress was in 2009 when I was ALIA President (‘Milan darling’- I know but someone had to go!) it wasn’t untilContinue reading “Reflecting on COVID”


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Hi I’m Jan Richards, I am passionate about libraries, particularly public libraries. I have extensive experience in the sector at a senior management level, and a strong record of working with government and advocating for libraries. read more

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