May 17, 2022

EBLIDA, NAPLE and PL2030 Join Together to Reinforce and Develop Library Initiatives for Ukrainian Refugees

From a Joint Announcement (via EBLIDA)

All European countries are offering safe places of refuge for millions of people escaping war in Ukraine. European Libraries are peace strongholds amidst the horrible war which followed the Russian attack against Ukraine. It is their duty to provide support and, as far as possible, services to Ukranian refugees.

EBLIDA (European Bureau of Library, Information and Documentation Associations), NAPLE (National Authorties on Public Libraries in Europe) and Public Libraries 2030 have joined forces to create the “Libraries for Refugees” network, which hosts access points providing services for displaced Ukrainians. The objective of this initiative is to share a clear understanding of what libraries can offer refugees and promote similar services in other countries.

Library access points displaying the “Libraries for Refugees” logo include resources and facilities purposely designed to help Ukrainian displaced persons. Join the network and have your activities for Ukrainians displayed on the “Libraries for Refugees” website.

About Gary Price

Gary Price ( is a librarian, writer, consultant, and frequent conference speaker based in the Washington D.C. metro area. Before launching INFOdocket, Price and Shirl Kennedy were the founders and senior editors at ResourceShelf and DocuTicker for 10 years. From 2006-2009 he was Director of Online Information Services at, and is currently a contributing editor at Search Engine Land.