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Metropolitan Libraries: A view to inclusion and representation

20 March 2024

    As the IFLA section that explores the role of libraries within urban areas, the Metropolitan Libraries (METLIB) Section focuses on how libraries can be agents of urban development and catalysts of civic engagement. The world is a collection of disparate faiths, origins, identities, backgrounds, and beliefs. While every country and region may have ones that are culturally dominant, it is in the largest cities that you often encounter the broadest spectrum of humanity.

    [Postponed to October 2020] IFLA Metropolitan Libraries Conference 2020 (MetLib 2020): Registration and Call for Papers

    10 February 2020

      [Update as at 25 August 2020] Dear Colleagues and Friends, it is with great regret that we announce the cancellation of this year's MetLib 2020 Conference in Utrecht. We hope for better times and certainly look forward to resuming this annual joyful event next year in 2021. Take care, stay safe and keep well! >>>>>>>>>> ===== The annual signature event by the IFLA-Metropolitan Libraries Section will be happening in the beautiful city of Utrecht this year, with the theme "Staffing the Public Library in 2030"! Registration is now open, so go ahead and lock in your participation soon to enjoy the special fee for early birds. At the same time, the call for Papers, Presentations and Pecha Kucha talks is also active and we certainly look forward to receiving your submissions*. [Closing Date: 1 March 2020 - extended]