Delegate numbers

In total, approximately 3200 people passed through the doors of the World Library and Information Congress 2015 in Cape Town, South Africa.

Total number of countries represented 132
Total Full time delegates 2098
Day registrations 177
Accompanying persons 44
Volunteers 364
Exhibition space 797 m2 confirmed

Now available: video from the Opening Session‬ on 16 August 2015

Honours and Awards at the IFLA WLIC 2015 Closing Session

During the Closing Session on 20 August, IFLA President Sinikka Sipilä and IFLA Professional Committee Vice-Chair Clara Chu conferred the following honours and awards..

IFLA WLIC 2017 = Wrocław, Poland!!!!

During the Closing Session, IFLA President Sinikka Sipilä officially announced the host location for the World Library and Information Congress 2017.

IFLA Publishes a Statement on Privacy in the Library Environment

At its 14 August 2015 meeting in Cape Town, South Africa, the IFLA Governing Board endorsed an IFLA Statement on Privacy in the Library Environment.

Just published: three new IFLA publications from De Gruyter

Three new books in the IFLA Publications series celebrate the broad spectrum of IFLA’s activities.

Two new IFLA Standards now available

IFLA School Library Guidelines, 2nd edition & Guidelines for Parliamentary Research Services

Five librarians selected as 2016 IFLA/OCLC Fellows

2016 Fellows are from Bangladesh, Kenya, Nigeria, Philippines and Serbia

Just launched: IFLA Risk Register for documentary heritage

IFLA Risk Register

IFLA has created a Risk Register for documentary heritage in order to raise awareness for the preservation, conservation, and safeguarding of documentary heritage (in any format) world-wide.

Opening Address by IFLA President Sinikka Sipilä

Full text of IFLA President's address given at the Opening Session on Sunday.

Cape Town Declaration (2015)

Full text of the "Cape Town Declaration" adopted on 14 August

Final Announcement

Complete information on how to become a delegate for WLIC 2015, including details concerning conference registration, hotels, library visits, tours & activities, etc. are available in the Final Annoucement.

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IFLA WLIC 2015 Final Announcement: Interactive Version

Welcome to Cape Town!


During the Closing Session in Singapore on 22 August, IFLA President Ingrid Parent officially announced Cape Town as the host location for the 2015 World Library and Information Congress.

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