Annual Conferences

2016

The Section held its 32nd annual pre-conference from 11 to 13 August 2016, hosted by the U.S. Library of Congress in Washington, D.C.. The theme of the pre-conference was “delivering parliamentary library and research services in an interconnected world”.  One hundred and forty-five participants attended the pre-conference which was preceded by an invitation-only capacity building programme, 8-9 August, sponsored by the US House Democracy Partnership and the US Agency for International Development.  Presentations from the pre-conference can be found here.

The Section also collaborated with several other IFLA Sections to organise sessions at the 82nd IFLA World Library and Information Congress (WLIC) in Columbus, Ohio, 13-19 August 2016.  A group of IFLPARL members also toured the Ohio Statehouse and met with library staff of the Ohio Legislative Service Commission during the WLIC.

2015

The Section held its 31st annual pre-conference from 12 to 14 August 2015, hosted by the Parliament of South Africa in Cape Town. The satellite meeting focused on the theme Development, Transformation and Co-Operation in Library and Research Services in Parliaments. It explored how parliamentary libraries, research and information services evolve and innovate to respond to the information and documentation needs of the Parliament and other users. A call for papers was posted in early 2015.

Papers and presentations of the pre-conference, including highlights of the workshop on guidelines for parliamentary research services are now available.

The Section also collaborated with several other IFLA Sections to organise sessions at the 81st IFLA World Library and Information Congress (WLIC) in Cape Town, 15-21 August 2015.

2014

The Section held its annual 30th annual pre-conference from 12 to 14 August 2014, hosted by the French Assemblée Nationale in Paris. The overall theme of the pre-conference was  Parliamentary Libraries: Past and Future, and the theme for the Section's day of the preconference (14 August) was Research and Library Services working together to meet client needs.  Additional workshops were planned for 12 August and for 15 August, and a Pre-Conference website was created. The list of papers, presentations and photographs (where available) can be found on the Section's page on the 2014 pre-conference in Paris.

In additon, the Section organized a session and several joint sessions at the IFLA World Library and Information Congress (WLIC) in Lyon. Papers and presentations can be found here.

2013

The IFLA Section on Library and Research Services for Parliaments held its 29th pre-conference in Singapore, 15-16 August 2013, in cooperation with the Parliamentary Library of Singapore and Li Ka Shing Library (Singapore Management University). The theme of the pre-conference was “Making better laws – the unique role of parliamentary library and research services”. During the main IFLA Congress, the Section sponsored an individual session "Library and Research Services for Parliaments Research resources for  Parliamentarians" and several joint sessions. Additional information can be found here.

2012

The IFLA Section on Library and Research Services for Parliaments held a rich pre-conference and exciting programme at the World Library and Information Congress: 78th IFLA General Conference and Assembly 11-17 August, Helsinki, Finland.

Further information on the Sections activities during the pre-conference and at the Congress is available on this webpage.

2011

World Library and Information Congress: 77th IFLA General Conference and Assembly
13-18 August, San Juan, Puerto Rico

2010

World Library and Information Congress: 76th IFLA General Conference and Assembly
10-15 August, Gothenburg, Sweden
Theme: Libraries providing access to knowledge that supports democracy

2009 

2008 

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