IFLA President's Meeting 2017

Our Future of Change: Envisioning the Role of Libraries and the Information Community

When

3 April 2017

Where

Stavros Niarchos Foundation Cultural Center, Athens, Greece

IFLA will be represented by President Donna Scheeder, Secretary General Gerald Leitner, all members of the 2015-2017 Governing Board, and several staff members from IFLA HQ

Description

IFLA President Donna Scheeder

Help shape our future of change: join us at the President's Meeting 2017!

Registration is open!

While the shared values of libraries and the information field remain a constant, continuous change in society creates challenges for the profession.

What are the major challenges to maintaining these values? The issues facing libraries today require a collective and joint response; successfully achieving a common vision.

What will our future look like in 2030 and what roles will our libraries and our profession play to assure that all people have the opportunity to be part of a literate, informed and participatory society?

Dear colleagues,

It gives me great pleasure to invite you to my second IFLA President’s Meeting which is being held on 3 April 2017 in the beautiful Stavros Niarchos Foundation Cultural Center in Athens, Greece.

While the shared values of libraries and the information field remain a constant, continuous change in society creates challenges for the profession. What are the major challenges to maintaining these values?

The issues facing libraries today require individual commitment to a collective and joint response; successfully achieving a common vision. What will our future look like in 2030 and what roles will our libraries and our profession play to assure that all people have the opportunity to be part of a literate, informed and participatory society?

As IFLA President I look forward to welcoming you for what promises to be a stimulating discussion and reflection, led by renowned speakers from many countries. I hope it will inspire you to answer the call to action that these challenges demand.

The day following the meeting will also kick off IFLA’s next major initiative, the Global Vision project, which will engage the library community in the development of a global vision for the future of libraries that only a strong and connected field can achieve. IFLA, the global voice of the library profession, will initiate and facilitate this discussion that will then lead to concrete actions.

Any future depends on the collective actions we take—or fail to take—today. But if you're not at the table, you're on the menu. We invite you to a place at the table to join the conversation.

Join us in Athens!

Donna Scheeder
IFLA President

For complete information, see the conference website

Meeting, Future of libraries, Greece, Access to information, Access to knowledge, Advocacy, Greece, IFLA President, IFLA Global Vision

Last update: 9 March 2017