Get into GAPMIL

UNESCO's GAPMIL initaitive offers a valuable potential means for libraries to connect around their work on information literacy, and underline their value to others. This IFLA briefing explains more.​

Front cover, Get Into GAPMIL

The Global Alliance for Partnerships on Media and Information Literacy (GAPMIL) was launched by UNESCO in 2013, and focuses on both raising the profile of media and information literacy as an area of teaching, as well as providing materials and supports for teachers, media and information professionals and others. It offers an important platform for celebrating and supporting the work of libraries. 

To achieve this, more library voices are needed to expand the dialogue and contribute to the development and impact of MIL. These will not only serve to raise awareness of the indispensable role our institutions play, but strengthen the case for ensuring libraries are included in any discussion about MIL policy at the global, regional, national or local level.

To achieve this, IFLA has updated its guide, Get Into GAPMIL, in order to help members understand better what GAPMIL is, and how to become involved. 

Download the guide as a pdf. You can also find out more about IFLA's work on information literacy; or access previous editions: 2019, 2018 and 2017.

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Last update: 29 July 2020