2019 marks the 70th anniversary of the People’s Republic of China, and the 110th anniversary of the National Library of China (NLC). On this occasion, in order to further promote academic exchanges and cooperation at home and abroad, and to explore the development of librarianship in the new era, the National Library of China will hold an international symposium from 9-10 September on the theme Libraries – Keeping Pace with the Times.

The symposium will feature renowned experts and scholars from China and abroad to make keynote speeches and special reports, encouraging participants to conduct in-depth and extensive academic discussion on hot issues, research results, advanced concepts and cutting-edge technologies. Participants will include librarians and professionals from libraries in China and abroad, experts and scholars from the library community, editors of academic journals on library and information science, related enterprises and technical personnel.


  1. Memory and Inheritance: Open and Shared Document Resources Construction
  2. Transformation and Transcendence: User-Oriented Information and Knowledge Services
  3. Change and Innovation: Technology-driven Library Transformation and Development
  4. Mutual Learning and Integration: Win-win Library Exchanges and Cooperation
  5. Openness and Mutual Benefit: Multi-participation for Reading

IFLA and the National Library of China

IFLA has sucessfully partnered with the NLC through both cooperation and international cultural exchange for decades. 

Since 2009, the NLC has hosted IFLA’s Chinese Language Centre which regularly provides translations of key IFLA documents and materials in order to better meet the needs of the global Chinese speaking community.  In 2004, the IFLA-PAC China Centre was established at the National Library of China in order to raise awareness of preservation issues, build a preservation network and encourage the development of national and international preservation standards.

IFLA Secretary General Gerald Leitner will give an opening speech as well as a keynote at the Symposium.

SOURCE: National Library of China