On 3-4 May 2017, IFLA held a successful Global Vision Regional Workshop in North America at the iconic Library of Congress in Washington, D.C. Representatives from national, state and regional library associations, as well as national, state, school, public, law, special, academic and research libraries contributed to an inclusive discussion about how a united and connected library field can meet the challenges of the future.

The next stop of this exciting journey is Yaoundé, Cameroon!

After two days of lively and inspiring discussions, our North American colleagues asked IFLA Secretary General Gerald Leitner to send the following greetings and wishes to our African colleagues, thereby passing the torch of IFLA’s Global Vision Discussion from North America to Africa:

IFLA Global Vision regional workshop participants outside the Library of Congress in Washington D.C.

Get ready to be inspired!

Our diversity is our strength!

We can all work together!

We have more in common than we have differences!

Be prepared to be amazed!

You're going to have an awesome time!


The next IFLA Global Vision Regional Workshop will take place on 14-15 May 2017 in Yaoundé, Cameroon. We can’t wait to continue this Global Vision journey in Africa!

Stay tuned for more: globalvision.ifla.org

About the IFLA Global Vision

IFLA is facilitating a Global Vision discussion through a series of high-level meetings and workshops in different parts of the world following our kick-off event in Athens, Greece on 4 April 2017.  Face-to-face and online, future-oriented conversations will be taking place throughout the year. See the Global Vision discussion website: globalvision.ifla.org for more details, and join the conversation on Twitter and Instagram using the #iflaGlobalVision hashtag.

Together we create the future: Join us!