In a few days, IFLA will be holding the 84th World Library Information Congress in Kuala Lampur. I’m sad that I cannot attend this year but am excited to see that they will be live streaming some of the programs.The theme is Transform Libraries, Transform Societies. I was able to share my prepaid registration to the conference with a librarian from the Phillipines and he is going to write a blog post here following the conference. That post will also include comments from a Toronto librarian who is going for the first time. I can’t wait to hear about their thoughts and insights from this important international conference. From fresh eyes often comes exciting and interesting observations. So remember to listen to your recent hires, visitors, etc because we can all learn from diverse and different perspectives!!
The theme of this conference is similar to what I hope the Computers in Libraries 2019, March 26-28 in DC will feature with the theme, User Engagement in the Digital Age, and that’s not just for libraries but also our many communities — towns and cities, school and academic campuses, nad yes as IFLA says socieities. Transform, Impact, Engage — libraries do have a place on the world stage! If you have secrets to share about engaging or transforming your library and community, please be a speaker at #CILDC 2019!