Over the coming months, IFLA will be asking for feedback from its members and volunteers regarding their perspectives, desires, and experiences regarding the World Library and Information Congress (WLIC). This will enable the WLIC Review Steering Committee to adequately assess the needs and the views of IFLA members and volunteers. 

The IFLA World Library and Information Congress (WLIC) has been an annual event for members, volunteers, stakeholders, and sponsors to convene in various regions of the world to discuss all things related to libraries and to conduct IFLA business. Members and volunteers have urged IFLA to review the congress, including its purpose, role, programme, frequency, location, finances, and more, to ensure its relevance, impact, and sustainability for the IFLA global library community.

As part of IFLA’s commitment to review its Congress, as well as incorporate community input into the decision-making around the future of WLIC, we are embarking on a series of four pulse surveys (scheduled for April, June, August, and October) and community consultations (scheduled in June and September) to learn more about your experiences and gather feedback and suggestions for the future of the conference.

The aim of these consultations is to ensure that the voices of IFLA’s members and volunteers are heard as we move forward with the comprehensive assessment of the World Library and Information Congress.

Are you ready to shape the future of IFLA’s Congress? Dive in our first Pulse Survey.

The deadline for input for this survey is 30 April 2024. We’re looking forward to hearing your views!

Leslie Weir
IFLA President-elect 2023-2025