29 August 2018

From the Annual Conference

Don’t miss the Closing Session!

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The General Assembly reconvenes its general meeting of IFLA members at the Closing Session on Wednesday, 29 August from 16:15–18:00 (GMT+8). The entire session will be live streamed on IFLA’s YouTube channel.

Every librarian an advocate!

The session will begin with what’s sure to be an energizing and inspiring address by President Glòria Pérez-Salmerón.  Hear about where the motors of change have taken her in the last year (17 countries!) and the great strides and accomplishments made on behalf of all IFLA Members—and the emerging united global library field.

Next come the presentation of IFLA’s Honours and Premier Awards and Professional Awards (Best IFLA Poster, Dynamic Unit Impact Award). These awards are huge achievements for recipients and IFLA is proud to see them go to the best of the best from the global library community.  A full list of award winners will be posted in a separate news piece at the conclusion of this session.

After the awards come one of the most anticipated of WLIC: the official announcement of the WLIC 2020 location!

Next up is a multimedia look back at our busy week in Kuala Lumpur courtesy of the National Committee, plus a look forward to join us next year in Athens, Greece for WLIC 2019. Next year’s theme of “Libraries: dialogue for change” invites the global Library and Information Science community to discuss, re-examine, re-think and re-interpret the role of libraries as promoters or change—closing out the Congress on a high note.

Agenda (continued from Tuesday’s General Assembly)

  1. Closing Session
  • Address by the President Glòria Pérez-Salmerón
  • Presentation of Awards
  • Announcement of WLIC 2020 location
  • Vote of thanks WLIC 2018
  • Invitation to WLIC 2019 in Athens, Greece
  • Close of the Assembly 

For details on the conduct of the General Assembly, please refer to the IFLA Statutes.

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