IFLA: Tragedy in Ukraine

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Brojne svjetske knjižničarske organizacije donose izjave podrške našim ukrajinskim kolegama i izražavaju solidarnost sa svima izloženima razornim napadima na zemlju i njene stanovnike... Prenosimo izjave Svjetskog saveza knjižničarskih društava i ustanova- IFLA, Društva knjižničara Poljske, Turskog društva knjižničara, Američkog knjižničarskog društva....

IFLA Statement on Ukraine

IFLA stands in solidarity with our colleagues in Ukraine – condemns all violent actions and joins the international community in their statements on the situation.

In alliance with the protest of the international Library community IFLA urgently appeals to the libraries all over the world to mobilise in favour of accurate information to be spread on the conflict as a means to support democracy and freedom of expression. IFLA also asks libraries to support any Ukrainian refugees, in collaboration with governmental and non-governmental organisations. We should be ready to find practical solutions and be prepared to provide Ukrainians with assistance and support as needed.

IFLA Governing Board

Dear Committee Members,

As the largest NGO of the Turkish Librarianship society, the Turkish
Librarians Association (TLA) expressed its views about the tragedy in
Ukraine at the highest level. The statement (available in the
attachment) prepared by colleagues in Ukraine was signed by TLA
President Ali Fuat Kartal and shared with the Ukrainian Library
Association Oksana Brui and the IFLA HQ. TLA also shared its views on
national platforms, drawing attention to the tragedy in Ukraine and
showing its solidarity with our Ukrainian colleagues.

We hope that the tragedy will end as soon as possible.

All the best,

Ertuğrul Çimen
Kütüphane Direktörü / Library Director

Dear friends,
I’ve learned from the National Library of Poland and the Polish Librarians
Association that they are in contact with their partners in Ukraine. Their
only need now is to survive the Russian Federation aggression.
It seems not a priority to provide help in kind (this is massively provided by
the neighbouring countries), but it would be good to support NGOs working
there and in neighbouring countries financially.
You probably can do it via your channels, but if you wish, you can send money
from overseas to a trusted Polish Humanitarian Action foundation in euro,
pounds or dollars at
https://www.pah.org.pl/en/donate/
Some other trusted organisations include (unfortunately pages mostly in
Polish, contact me if you need help):
1) https://pomagam.pl/solidarnizukraina (offers SEPA euro payment which makes
costs lower)
2) https://pck.pl/na-pomoc-ukrainie/
Polski Czerwony Krzyż (Polish Red Cross)
IBAN: PL16 1160 2202 0000 0002 7718 3060
BIC/S.W.I.F.T.: BIGBPLPWXXX
Noting: Ukraine
3) https://caritas.pl/ (easy card payment available)
4) https://www.siepomaga.pl/ukraina
There are always some banking system costs, if you can, take them on your
account 🙂
IFLA GB statement pointed: “IFLA also asks libraries to support any Ukrainian
refugees, in collaboration with governmental and non-governmental
organisations. We should be ready to find practical solutions and be prepared
to provide Ukrainians with assistance and support as needed.”
Don’t forget fighting the #fakenews
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ASIS&T Statement on Ukraine
The Association for Information Science and Technology (ASIS&T) stands in solidarity with the people of Ukraine and our professional colleagues in Ukraine, and denounces the use of false and misleading information (disinformation) as a weapon in the Russian invasion of Ukraine. As the preeminent global voice of information science and technology research and its implications for practice,ASIS&T encourages its members and others to continue to seek means to identify, counter and dispel disinformation, whether promulgated by the media or other political actors throughout the world.  We encourage ASIS&T members around the globe to reach out and provide support to information professionals affected by the conflict directly or indirectly.