Honours and Awards at the IFLA WLIC 2017 Closing Session
During the Closing Session on 24 August, IFLA President Donna Scheeder and IFLA Professional Committee Chair Maria Carme Torras i Calvo conferred […]
Goodbye Wrocław, hello Kuala Lumpur!
After years of planning, it is hard to believe that the 83rd World Library and Information Congress (WLIC) is almost over […]
IFLA to launch comprehensive Membership Survey
IFLA will undertake a comprehensive membership survey which will be distributed to associations, institutions and individuals. The Membership Survey will […]
Don’t miss the Closing Session!
The General Assembly reconvenes its general meeting of IFLA members at the Closing Session on Thursday, 24 August from 16:15–18:00 (CEST). The […]
The results are in…Real-time IFLA Global Vision voting launches next phase in the discussion
When you gather together thousands of librarians from all over the world amazing things can happen and the real-time IFLA […]
Have your say: don’t miss the General Assembly!
The IFLA 2017 General Assembly will be held today on Wednesday 23 August from 16:15–18:00 and reconvene at the Closing […]
Conference of Directors of National Libraries (CDNL) share their Global Vision
Approximately 100 high-level representatives and observers from around the world attended yesterday’s annual Conference of Directors of National Libraries (CDNL)* meeting. […]
Association Members: a critical component of IFLA’s membership
In the last year, IFLA’s Association Members led the action in over seventy countries, advocating for the role of libraries […]
Preserving, Protecting, Promoting: IFLA launches new guide to its Cultural Heritage work
Libraries play a central role in recording and preserving the life of our communities. From conserving ancient manuscripts to web […]
Putting Libraries on the Agenda: New Development and Access to Information Report
There is no doubt that access to information is essential to achieving development across the board. And it is only when […]
Keep It On: IFLA calls for an end to Internet Shutdowns
In a statement released today, IFLA calls on governments to refrain from using shutdowns. The Internet provides opportunities for finding, sharing and […]
Building a Stronger Information Society from the Bottom Up: IFLA Statement on Digital Literacy
More and more of our lives take place online. Everything from keeping in touch with your family to filing your […]
New IFLA Standards in 2017
IFLA Standards are internationally reviewed, published and regularly updated documents. Each IFLA standard reflects current consensus on rules, principles, guidelines, […]
New IFLA Publications
Three new publications highlight the broad spectrum of IFLA’s activities: IFLA Annual Report 2016 Development and Access to Information (DA2I) […]
Today’s the day! IFLA’s Global Vision online voting is now open
Do you want to help shape the future of the library field and be involved in a truly worldwide brainstorm? […]
Libraries. Solidarity. Society. comes to Wrocław at the Opening Session!
Wrocław’s Centennial Hall came alive in spectacular fashion on Sunday 20 August, as some 3100 delegates from 122 countries filled the […]
Now online: IFLA Library Map of the World – an advocacy tool for all!
Advocacy efforts at the global, regional and national level are severely hindered by the fact that IFLA and many national […]
Applications now being accepted for 2018 IFLA/OCLC Fellowship Program for librarians from developing countries
Fellows to be announced in January; Program to run from 17 March to 13 April 2018 OCLC and the International Federation of Library Associations […]
IFLA’s International Advocacy Programme: Full Steam Ahead!
The IFLA International Advocacy Programme (IAP) is a capacity-building programme designed to promote and support the role libraries can play […]
How licenses give access, but can also take it away
Release of the “Literature review on the use of licensing in library context, and the limitations this creates to access […]
Official address to Congress delegates: Letter by Andrzej Duda, President of the Republic of Poland
Full text of President Duda’s welcome letter to WLIC 2017 delegates presented at the Opening Session Read in: English | Русский […]
Opening Session Address by IFLA Secretary General Gerald Leitner
Full text of IFLA Secretary General Gerald Leitner’s address given at the Opening Session on Sunday. Available in: English | Русский | Español | français | Deutsch | 简体中文 | العربية
Opening Address by IFLA President Donna Scheeder
Full text of IFLA President’s address given at the Opening Session on Sunday. Read it in: English | français | Español […]
Real Solutions to Fake News: How Libraries Help
Freedoms of access to information and expression online are at risk. The spread of deliberately misleading information risks undermining confidence […]
Win a complimentary registration to WLIC 2018 with your #WLICWOW moment!
Share your #WLICWOW moment and you could win a free registration to WLIC 2018 in beautiful Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia We’re […]
First ever live stream brings IFLA WLIC to your door!
For the first time in the history of IFLA’s World Library and Information Congress (WLIC) we will be live streaming a selection of the […]
Free Public transportation for all registered delegates in Wrocław
We are pleased to announce that during the IFLA WLIC 2017 Congress all delegates will be able to use Wrocław’s […]
Now available: Full conference programme including speaker & presentation details
The full Conference Programme for IFLA WLIC 2017 is now available in a single web application, called iPLANNER. Use the […]
Complete list of approved conference programmes now available
A complete list of approved conference programmes arranged by IFLA Division is now available. Please download the Programme [PDF file] […]
IFLA World Library and Information Congress Participation Grants Announced
It is our great pleasure to announce that the IFLA World Library and Information Congress 2017 has made available funds […]
More IFLA WLIC 2017 Calls for Papers added
Over 30 Calls for Papers – along with a number of translations – have been added to our Calls for […]
Tours for Accompanying Person, Tours during Congress and Post Congress Tours are now available to book!
We are pleased to announce that all tours are available to be booked online for IFLA WLIC 2017! Tour for […]
Wrocław: European Capital of Culture 2016
Did you know that Wrocław is the European Capital of Culture for 2016? Although the festivities will have come to […]
Call for Papers: Satellite Meetings
Call for Papers for Satellite Meetings webpage is now published. Please note, that more Calls will be added as they […]
Online registration now available!
Complete details on our WLIC 2017 Registration webpage.
Important Dates to Remember
Start of Exhibition Space Booking 5 September 2016 Start of Online Registration 1 October 2016 Start of Accommodation Booking 9 […]
Download the IFLA WLIC 2017 Final Announcement.