International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions (IFLA)
Fédération internationale des associations de bibliothécaires et des bibliothèques
Federación Internacional de Asociaciones de Bibliotecarios y de Bibliotecas
Internationaler Verband der bibliothekarischen Vereine und Institutionen
Mezdunarodnaja Federacija Bibliotecnyh Associacij i Ucrezdenij
1927-09-30 Edinburgh UK
Founded at 50th Anniversary Conference of the British Library Association, when representatives of 15 countries signed the resolution. Statutes adopted 1929, Rome (Italy); modified: 1930; 1964; 1967. Statutes changed and present name adopted at 42nd Council meeting, 23 Aug 1976, Lausanne (Switzerland); Statutes amended at the following Council meetings: 49th, 21 and 26 Aug 1983, Munich (Germany FR); 51st, 18 Aug 1985, Chicago IL (USA); 53rd, 16 Aug 1987, Brighton (UK) 1987; 55th, 20 Aug 1989, Paris (France). New Statutes adopted, 14 Aug 2008; Québec QC (Canada). Rules of Procedure adopted by the Council, 27 Aug 1979; amended by the Council in 1983, 1985, 1987, 1989, 1993, 2001.
Promote high standards of delivery of library and information services; encourage widespread understanding of the value and importance of high quality library and information services in the private, public and voluntary sectors; represent the interests of members worldwide; encourage appropriate forms of association with IFLA in countries where library associations are non-existent or too weak to take an active part in international activity.
Events2023 | Rotterdam, Netherlands – World Library and Information Congress
2022 | Dublin, Ireland – World Library and Information Congress
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General Assembly (annual); General Conference (annual); Governing Board; Executive Committee; Professional Committee; Regional Offices; Language Centres (4); Divisions (5) with Sections and Special Interest Groups. Headquarters in The Hague (Netherlands).
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