The IFLA Section for CPDWL often hosts a satellite meeting prior to the World Library and Information Congress. The proceedings from these satellite meetings are available in either print or online formats.

20-21 August 2019, Zagreb, Croatia

CPDWL Satellite Meeting 2019

Theme:  Librarians and information professionals as (pro)motors of change: immersing, including and initiating digital transformation for smart societies

Conference website

Call for Papers (now closed)

Keynote speakers

  • Dr Philip Schreur, Associate University Librarian for Technical and Access Services, Stanford University
  • Dr Mario Hibert, Associate Professor, Dept of Comparative Literature and Librarianship, University of Sarajevo
  • Dr Tatjana Aparac Jelušić, retired Professor of Information Sciences, University of Zadar.

IFLA CPDWL Bursaries

CPDWL is generously offering a number of bursaries to support attendance at the 2019 Satellite Meeting in Zagreb, Croatia.

Value:  up to Euro 600 per person

Purpose:  to support the costs of travel and accommodation to attend the Satellite Meeting. There is no registration fee to attend the conference.

Eligibility to apply: you need to confirm that you are:

  • A current student of Library and Information Science (LIS) or a related field, or
  • A LIS professional (preference will be given to early career LIS professionals
  • A paid-up member of your national library association or IFLA
  • The holder of valid documents (passport, visa etc) to travel to Croatia.

LIS students and professionals who have not yet had the opportunity to attend an IFLA conference are encouraged to apply. Preference will also be given to applicants whose proposal to present a paper or poster has been accepted for the Satellite Meeting.

Closing date for applications:  (now closed)

Full details about how to apply for an IFLA CPDWL Bursary are available here or visit the conference website.


Previous IFLA CPDWL satellite meetings


August 2015, Milnerton, South Africa

Taking charge of your LIS Career: Personal strategies, institutional programs, strong libraries

Conference website


August 2012, Tampere, Finland (joint satellite meeting with the section for Information Literacy)

The road to information literacy: Librarians as facilitators of learning

Conference website


August 2009, Bologna, Italy (joint satellite meeting with the New Professionals Discussion Group)

Moving in, moving up and moving on: Strategies for regenerating the library and information profession

Conference programme


August 2007, Johannesburg, South Africa

Continuing professional development: Pathways to leadership in the library and information world


August 2004, Oslo, Norway

Continuing professional development – Preparing for new roles in libraries: a voyage of discovery


August 2002, Aberdeen, Scotland

Continuing professional education for the information society