IFLA’s Strategy represents a milestone in IFLA’s journey from Vision to Strategy to Action. It is the result of a uniquely inclusive process – the IFLA Global Vision – launched in March 2017.

By engaging tens of thousands of library and information workers from over 190 countries in a conversation about the strengths and opportunities of the library field, the Vision has provided the energy, and represented the guiding star for this Strategy.

On this basis, IFLA’s Professional Units and Governing Board, working with the Headquarters Team, developed this document, drawing also on an assessment of IFLA’s existing strengths, and its commitment to the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals. It was approved by the IFLA Governing Board on 12 April 2019.