IFLA - The International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions[IFLA]
IFLA was founded in Edinburgh, Scotland, in 1927 as an independent, international, non-governmental, not-for-profit organization. The association has over 1600 Members in approximately 150 countries around the world.
IFLA aims to:
* Promote high standards of provision and delivery of library and information services
* Encourage widespread understanding of the value of good library & information services
* Represent the interests of our members throughout the world.
World Library and Information Congress: IFLA General Conference and Assembly
More then three thousand delegates meet every year to exchange experience, debate professional issues, see the latest products of the information industry, conduct the business of IFLA and experience something of the culture of the host country. Past and future conferences are listed here.
A range of professional meetings, seminars and workshops are held around the world. More about what is going on when and where can be found in IFLA Journal.
IFLA-Section 32 Library Services to Multicultural Populations Section
The Section brings together libraries and institutions interested in the development and availability of library services designed to meet the needs of cultural and linguistic minorities.
The Section is striving to share its experience in library services to multicultural populations in view of the necessity to ensure that every member in our global society has access to a full range of library and information services. In order to achieve this, it promotes international cooperation in this field. More information can be found on the webpage http://www.ifla.org/VII/s32/index.htm