Our vision, Our future

A strong and united library field powering literate, informed and participative societies

IFLA Global Vision 2018 roadmap

Ideas Store

Ideas StoreLaunched during the 2018 World Library and Information Congress in Kuala Lumpur, the Global Vision Ideas Store will be the biggest ideas store for actions to make the Global Vision a reality. It will provide a source of inspiration for the strategic and daily work of librarians which will drive the Global Vision’s ultimate goal, to create a strong and united library field powering literate, informed and participative societies, further forward. Everyone is welcome to contribute ideas that will help define the strategy. Our online platform for collecting ideas is available in all seven IFLA languages and submissions can be made in any of those languages.

IFLA Global Vision Report

The full IFLA Global Vision Report was released during the 2018 World Library and Information Congress in Kuala Lumpur. The report is the result of contributions from colleagues from 190 countries and all seven continents. It shows that across all regions, all library types, and lengths of library experience, we share a deep commitment to the enduring value and role of libraries. And across the global library field, no value was more highly rated than a commitment to equal and free access to information and knowledge.

IFLA Global Vision Report Summary

During the IFLA President’s Meeting in March 2018,  IFLA Secretary General Gerald Leitner launched the eagerly-awaited IFLA Global Vision Report Summary to an enthusiastic audience. The report contains the top ten highlights and opportunities to emerge out of all the 2017 meetings and voting data. After the successful launch of the Report Summary, Global Vision kicked off the second phase of Global Vision discussions: to create the biggest ideas store for actions!

Kick-off and Regional Workshops

Participant at the IFLA Global Vision Kick Off Workshop

The 2018 Regional Workshops are complete. These interactive and engaging meetings are exploring ideas for actions for a strong and united library field powering literate, informed and participative societies. It’s a hugely exciting and creative time in the Global Vision journey as your ideas for actions will shape the overall Global Vision action plan and IFLA’s future strategy.

Learn more about the kick-off and regional workshops: 

Discover how Global Vision began in 2017

IFLA Global Vision