The International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions is unique. Thanks to the reach of its membership, the breadth of its mission, and its ability to inspire, engage, enable and connect, it has a special role in the global library field.
IFLA works both to represent libraries on the world stage, and to strengthen the ability of our member associations, institutions, and individuals to advocate for and deliver library and information services that improve lives.
We do this by bringing together the biggest brains trust in the library field – the 1200 volunteers drawn from our members who participate in IFLA’s Professional Units – as well as a dedicated team at IFLA Headquarters, and a network of regional offices and language centres which allow us to operate in seven languages.
This document represents a milestone in IFLA’s journey from Vision to Strategy to Action. It is the result of a uniquely inclusive process – the IFLA Global Vision – launched in March 2017.
By engaging tens of thousands of library and information workers from over 190 countries in a conversation about the strengths and opportunities of the library field, the Vision has provided the energy, and represented the guiding star for this Strategy