An invitation to join the IFLA Global Vision Workshops

On behalf of The Partnership, Canada’s Network of Provincial and Territorial Library Associations, and the Canadian Federation of Library Associations - Fédération canadienne des associations de bibliothèques (CFLA-FCAB) – you are invited to participate in a virtual IFLA Global Vision discussion meeting.

Wednesday, August 2, 2:00 – 3:15 EST (Register here
Monday, September 11, 2:00 – 3:15 EST (Register here

A third date will be added if there is a demand. Each session is limited to 20 registrations. Participants are encouraged to register as a site (a group of people in one room) so that you can have local discussions. An opportunity to use a shared platform such as google docs to capture ideas and discussion will be provided.

This virtual event is free but please register. The meeting is a part of a larger venture implemented by the International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions (IFLA) – the leading international body representing the interests of library and information services and their users. Founded in 1927, it has grown to over 1.300 members in approximately 140 countries around the world. Recently, representatives from a number of Canadian library associations were invited to attend an expanded version of the Global Vision discussion in Washington, D.C.

A commitment was made to bring the discussion back to Canada to ensure a broader group has the opportunity to share their vision for libraries. During the meeting, there will be discussion about the vision for libraries and the challenges and opportunities that libraries face now and that they will be facing in the future. The meeting will be interactive and we will provide participants the opportunity to voice their opinions and contribute to shaping the outcomes of the meeting.

Participants are encouraged to use social media (Twitter, Instagram, Facebook) during the meeting. Please tag your posts with #iflaGlobalVision. The conclusions from the meeting will be summarized in a report, which will be sent to back IFLA.