Global Vivion roadmap

The Hague, 7 August 2017

IFLA wants to get your ideas to tackle the challenges of the future and on Monday, 21 August 2017 you can do exactly that!

In two weeks, IFLA launches the IFLA Global Vision online voting site at the World Library and Information Congress in Wroclaw, Poland and we want every librarian in every country to get involved to make this a truly global conversation.

IFLA has already organised workshops all over the world (Washington D.C., Yaoundé, Alexandria, Buenos Aires, Singapore and Madrid) with key players from the library field from approximately 140 countries. The workshops have focused on how to strengthen the ties within the library field, helped identify future challenges and opportunities, and prioritise actions that the library environment could take in response to the fast-pacing changes in societies

Now we are excited to hear your views on the key questions that will help unite the library environment in the face of the challenges from ever-increasing globalisation.

Six questions—each with 10 possible choices—have been selected based upon the outcomes of our regional workshops. You can vote until Saturday 30 September, after which time IFLA will gather all the votes and ideas to produce a global library roadmap for the future.

Together we create the future!Together we create the future! Join us and vote!

Read more about the IFLA Global Vision project:

For more information: Contact

Gerald Leitner
IFLA Secretary General

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About IFLA

The International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions (IFLA) is the leading international body representing the interests of library and information services and their users. It is the global voice of the library and information profession. Founded in 1927 in Edinburgh, Scotland at an international conference, we celebrate our 90th birthday in 2017. We now have more than 1,400 Members in over 140 countries around the world. IFLA was registered in the Netherlands in 1971. The Royal Library, the national library of the Netherlands, in The Hague, generously provides the facilities for our headquarters.

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: for more details, and join the conversation on Twitter and Instagram using the #iflaGlobalVision hashtag.

Together we create the future: Join us!