|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.
We are currently offering two dates:
Wednesday, August 2, 2:00 – 3:15 EST (Register here)
Monday, September 11, 2:00 – 3:15 EST (Register here)
We will add a third date if there is 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. We will provide an opportunity using a shared platform such as google docs to capture ideas and discussion.
This virtual event is free but we do ask that you 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.
Our commitment made was to bring the discussion back to Canada to ensure a broader group has the opportunity to share their vision for libraries. During the meeting, we will be discussing a vision for libraries and the challenges and opportunities that libraries face now and that they will be facing in the future. Our meeting will be interactive and we will provide participants the opportunity to voice their opinions and contribute to shaping the outcomes of the meeting.
We will also encourage participants 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.
Together we create the future. Join us!