Latin America and the Caribbean

Meet the world at the World Library and Information Congress – regional sessions this year

IFLA's global reach and geographical diversity will be on show at this year's World Library and Information Congress, in particular through the sessions organised by our Regional Council and Regional Division Committees. Each Committee has worked hard to prepare exciting open sessions, complemented by open business meetings, and our new Hubs Results Session, sharing views from our WLIC 2023 Regional Hubs. 

  • News
  • 05 August 2023

Call for candidates for a co-opted member of the Latin America and Caribbean Regional Division Committee – Convocatoria de candidatos a miembros cooptados del Comité de la División Regional de América Latina y el Caribe

Candidacies are welcomed for 1 position as co-opted member of IFLA’s incoming Latin America and Caribbean Regional Division Committee. La candidatura es bienvenida para un  (1) puesto como miembro cooptado del Comité de la División Regional de América Latina y el Caribe de la IFLA.

  • News
  • 03 July 2023
Tags: News, Elections

IFLA Regional Offices 2024-26: Call for applications

IFLA is welcoming bids from institutions willing to host IFLA Regional Offices for Asia-Oceania, Latin America and the Caribbean, the Middle East and North Africa, and Sub-Saharan Africa for a 3 year term, from 1 January 2024 to 31 December 2026. Deadline for applications: 17 July 2023.

  • News
  • 17 May 2023
Tags: News, Regions

4th Latin American Seminar on Public and School Libraries

The Ministry of Education of Ecuador is hosting the 4th seminar for public and school libraries working with the Centre for Reading Promotion for Latin America (CERLALC). IFLA is closely involved, following the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding with CERLALC, and will present on the Public Library Manifesto.

  • Events
  • 12 May 2023

Empowering individuals to drive national, regional and global development: Libraries at the LAC SDG Forum

Libraries had a strong presence at the Forum of the Countries of Latin America and the Caribbean on Sustainable Development, through engagement in sessions, direct contact with delegates, and a side-event focused on how libraries empower people to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals. 

  • News
  • 12 May 2023

IFLA Art Libraries Section: Big Ideas, Challenging Questions satellite conference – Registration is now open

The Rijksmuseum Research Library and the IFLA Art Libraries Section will organize a satellite conference from 17 - 19 August at the Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam, The Netherlands around the theme Big Ideas, Challenging Questions. The goal is to discuss the future of art and visual information, and to talk about the challenges and opportunities of the art library in relation to digital scholarly and/or artistic practices.

  • News
  • 01 May 2023

6th Forum of the Countries of Latin America and the Caribbean on Sustainable Development

IFLA will be well represented at the Forum of the Countries of Latin American and Caribbean Forum on Sustainable Development on 25-28 April. This meeting brings together UN officials, national governments, experts and civil society in order to share experiences and define priorities for ensuring an inclusive recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic and achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

  • Events
  • 20 April 2023