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What is the future of libraries and archives? Part I, National Libraries

The Leaders’ Conversations series is a global digital platform for library and archives leaders to share insights and developments of the field. We are back this year with the theme Visualising Our Future: Masterplans of Libraries and Archives, which is particularly poignant to the library and archives world as we face multiple challenges these two years. Come on board this journey to imagine and shape the future for all of us! This webinar focuses on National Libraries. Read More

  • Events
  • 01 November 2021

National Libraries in Voluntary National Reviews – a Briefing

Voluntary National Reviews offer a great opportunity to highlight how libraries are contributing to national development goals. IFLA’s latest briefing looks at the particular value of National Library engagement. Voluntary National Reviews (VNRs) are the process that sees around 50 countries a year present about their progress… Read More

  • Publications
  • 13 February 2020

Projects and Activities

The IFLA National Libraries Section is a focal point for supporting the vital role of national libraries in society as custodians of the worlds’ intellectual heritage, providing organisation, preservation of and access to the national imprint in all its forms. The Section aims to provide leadership in the areas of… Read More

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  • 30 November 2015


2023 2022 2021 2020 2019 World Library and Information Congress: 24-30 August 2019, Athens, Greece Session 33 – SC I National Libraries meeting, Saturday 24 August 2019 (13.30-15.30 Athens College 226) Session 226 – SC II National Libraries meeting, Wednesday 28 August 2019 (10.45-13.45 Business Meeting Room 3) Session 249 – National Libraries: Evolving Spaces – National Libraries Chair: Guy… Read More

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  • 21 July 2009