The past years CPDWL together with the Knowledge Management (KM) Section provided a Knowledge Café at the annual IFLA WLIC. A major subject with table topics will be set. At each table we have a moderator and rapporteur. Participants are free to join at least two different tables.

Project lead: Helen Chan Tina Haglund


  • Carmen Lei,
  • Joan Weeks,
  • Tao Yang,
  • Julia Gelfand,
  • Simona Bursauiu,
  • David Byrne

Time frame: Ongoing, will be offered at WLIC Upcoming.

Key Initiative 2.2 Deliver high quality campaigns, information and other communications products on a regular basis to engage and energise libraries

Related content:

  • Knowledge Cafe at the 2023 WLIC in Rotterdam, Netherlands | Knowledge Cafe Summary Report
  • Knowledge Café at the 2022 WLIC in Dublin, Ireland
  • Knowledge Café webinar on Feb 9, 2021: “Continuous learning in a global, dynamic and ever-changing world” | Welcome | Summary
  • CPDWL Podcast Project: S2E2: Daria Beliakova and Monica Ertel on Knowledge Café (Jan 25, 2021)
  • 7th Knowledge Café at the 2019 WLIC in Athens, Greece: “Change Literacy: Digital, Collaborative, Creative” | Full report with summaries
  • 6th Knowledge Café at the 2018 WLIC in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia: “The Knowledge Economy: How continuous learning can prepare Information Professionals for the future” | Summary
  • 5th Knowledge Café at the 2017 WLIC in Wroclaw, Poland: “New Librarians for New Times: Continuous Learning to Become Change Agents in a Changing World” | Summary
  • 4th Knowledge Café at the 2016 WLIC in Columbus, Ohio: “Continuous Learning in Libraries & their Communities” | Summary
  • 3rd Knowledge Café at the 2015 WLIC in Cape Town, South Africa: “Continuous innovation and Transformation of Libraries and their Communities”
  • 2nd Knowledge Café at the 2014 WLIC in Lyon, France: Learning Challenges for Librarians and Library Managers | Summary
  • 1st Knowledge Café at the 2013 WLIC in Singapore: “Taxonomies & metadata rule”