I am really chuffed to be speaking at International Federation of Library Associations World Library and Information Congress in Singapore in August 2013.
IFLA is the leading international body representing the interests of library and information services and their users. It is the global voice of the library and information profession.
IFLA was in fact Founded in Edinburgh, Scotland, on 30 September 1927 at an international conference.
For 2010-2015, the IFLA Governing Board has set out four Strategic Directions:
- Empowering libraries to enable their user communities to have equitable access to information;
- Building the strategic capacity of IFLA and that of its members;
- Transforming the profile and standing of the profession;
- Representing the interests of IFLA’s members and their users throughout the world.
1927 was a long time ago and libraries here have changed hugely I hope we can host a congress again at some point over the next few years