Women, Information and Libraries Special Interest Group

Sponsoring body: Management of Library Associations


Women play a crucial role in realising basic human rights for all and in achieving the Millennium Development Goals (MDG's). Meeting the information needs of women is a major contribution of the library field to global development.

The Discussion Group focuses on women as users of library and information services, as workers in the library field, and as providers of information.

The overarching strategic framework is formed by the UN treaties, programs and initiatives related to women and information to create a fruitful link between IFLA and relevant international organisations.

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Women, Information and Libraries, Special Interest Groups, Women’s issues

Last update: 26 January 2016

Latest News

Convenor of WIL SIG interview with New Professionals Special Interest Group

Mathilde Koskas is the head of the French National Bibliography (books) section at the French National Library. She has been involved in IFLA for several years and is now convenor of the Women, information and libraries special interest group (WILSIG). The following is an interview she completed with the New Professionals Special Interest Group.

8 March 2017

Call for Papers: Satellite Meeting for Women, Information and Libraries Special Interest Group

The IFLA Women, Information and Libraries Special Interest Group (WIL) invites colleagues to submit proposals for its satellite session to be held at the University Library in Bratislava, Slovakia, 16-17 August 2017.

24 January 2017

WILSIG 2016 Action Plan

The WILSIG 2016 Action Plan is now available for viewing.

6 October 2016