Aruba responded to the IFLA invitation: “IFLA needs your expert input and participation in the Global Vision discussion so we can make the library field as ready as possible for what tomorrow might bring. Face-to-face and online, future-oriented conversations will be taking place throughout the year. To make this a true global brainstorm, we want to see participation from all countries in the world”. A group of Information specialists and 2 colleagues in the Information field met to express their vision for Aruba’s library field.
This 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.
During the meeting, the group discussed a vision for libraries and the challenges and opportunities that libraries face now and which libraries will be facing in the future.
IFLA’s Global Vision discussion brings together thousands of representatives of the worldwide library field to explore how a connected library field can meet the challenges of the future. IFLA launches and facilitates this global discussion at a series of high-level meetings and workshops in different parts of the world.
IFLA firmly believes that only a united and connected library field will be able to fulfill one of the true potential of libraries: to build literate, informed and participative societies.