IFLA President Donna Scheeeder invites you to the IFLA President's Meeting 2016.

Keynotes talks, presentations and discussion will focus on the four central themes of the change agenda:

  • Personal competencies and library education
  • The institutional agenda building transformative services aligned with community needs
  • Advocacy for a national policy agenda
  • IFLA and the global policy agenda

A dedicated website, preliminary programme, and online registration are now available; early bird rate until 6 March 2016.

IFLA President Donna ScheederDear colleagues,

It gives me great pleasure to invite you to my first IFLA President’s Meeting which is being held in Toronto, Ontario, Canada on 6-9 April 2016. Under the title of “A Call to Action: Building the Change Agenda for the Information Profession”, this President’s Meeting explores issues related to the changes faced by libraries all around the world today. The IFLA Trend Report as well as the Lyon Declaration on Access to Information and Development and the United Nation’s new sustainable goals set the scene for discussing important topics: personal competencies and library education, the institutional agenda for libraries building transformative services aligned with their community needs, advocacy for a national policy agenda, as well as IFLA and the global policy agenda.

The program includes distinguished speakers representing many viewpoints and interests. The aim is to advance our understanding of the needs and modes for change in libraries, their strategies and services as well as the change in our national and international agendas and our approach to advocacy. The results of the meeting will help libraries to plan their way forward. This meeting will be an exciting and rewarding experience for all participants. As IFLA President I look forward to welcoming you. Join us for stimulating discussion and reflection, led by several renowned speakers from many countries. On Wednesday 6 April and Saturday, 9 April there is be an opportunity to participate in study tours designed for different interests, including branches of one of the largest library systems in the world, a noted rare books library, a critical making lab, a new university library learning commons, and more.

I look forward to meeting you in Toronto in April 2016!

Donna Scheeder
IFLA President 2015-2017