The IFLA Governing Board and Irish National Committee have made the difficult decision to cancel the 2020 World Library and Information Congress (WLIC).  

Please see detailed information.

Satellite Meetings

Every year, a number of IFLA Professional Units (Sections and Special Interest Groups) organise unique Satellite Meetings prior to or just after the IFLA World Library and Information Congress.

These 1-2 day meetings are held either in the host country or in countries in the surrounding region.


1. Cancelled!

Public Libraries joint with Metropolitan Libraries, Literacy and Reading and Libraries for Children and Young Adults

Reading Journeys: exploring the journeys into and through reading for children and adults

Date: 12-13 August 2020
Location: Saïd Business School, Oxford, United Kingdom

2. School Libraries

Date: 14 August 2020
Location: Belvedere College SJ, 6 Great Denmark Street, Dublin 1, Ireland

3. Art Libraries

Of what is past, and passing, and to come”: art library networks in transition

Date: 14 August 2020
Location: The Chester Beatty, Dublin, Ireland

4. Cancelled!

Library and Research Services for Parliaments

The parliamentary life of information: how library and research services provide value for parliaments, Members and citizens

Date: 12-13 August
Location: Oireachtas (Irish Parliament), Dublin, Ireland

5. Health and Biosciences Libraries joint with Evidence for Global and Disaster Health (E4GDH)

Health literacy: libraries and communities working together for health & wellbeing

Date: 14 August 2020
Location: Dr Steevens’ Hospital, Dublin, Ireland

6. Environment, Sustainability and Libraries joint with Preservation and Conservation

Environmentally inspiring and engaging buildings, research, education and library services

Date: 12-13 August 2020
Location: University College Cork, Cork, Ireland

7. Local History and Genealogy joint with Asia and Oceania

Challenges and Opportunities for Genealogy, Local History and Regional Memory Fields in Libraries and Other Memory Institutions in a Highly Mobile Society

Date: 12-13 August 2020
Location: National Library of Scotland, Edinburgh, Scotland, United Kingdom

8. Cancelled!

Information Technology joint with Reference and Information Services

Artificial Intelligence in Discovery and User Experience

Date: 12-13 August 2020
Location: National University of Ireland, Galway, Ireland

9. Library Services to Multicultural populations

Engaging and empowering library workers from diaspora communities

Date: 12-13 August 2020
Location: Dublin City University Cregan Library, Dublin, Ireland

10. Cancelled!

Knowledge Management Joint with Digital Humanities – Digital Scholarship

Human-Centered Knowledge Management: Connecting, Inspiring & Engaging

Date: 14 August 2020
Location: Trinity College Dublin, Dublin, Ireland

11. Cataloguing joint with Committee on Standards

RDA 2020

Date: 12 August 2020
Location: Goethe Institut Irland, Dublin, Ireland

12. Cataloguing joint with VIAF Council

Authority control and Identity management 2020

Date: 13 August 2020
Location: Goethe Institut Irland, Dublin, Ireland

13. Library Theory and Research joint with Social Science Libraries and IFLA Journal

International Research in LIS: Challenges and Opportunities

Date: 13-14 August
Location: The Library of Trinity College Dublin, The University of Dublin, Dublin, Ireland

14. Cancelled!

Latin America and The Caribbean
Effective Leadership: How to Inspire, Engage, Enable, Connect

Date: 12-13 August
Location: University of Sheffield, iSchool, Sheffield, United Kingdom

15. New Professionals

IFLAcamp #8 (unconference)

Date: 13-14 August
Location: DLR Lexlcon Libraries, Haigh Terrace, Moran Park, Dún Laoghaire, Dublin, Ireland