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SOURCE Library and Archives Canada

GATINEAU, QC, April 13, 2018 /CNW/ - Library and Archives Canada will have the privilege of hosting the International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions (IFLA) in Ottawa on April 16 and 17, 2018, for a workshop involving North American representatives.

This meeting is part of IFLA's broad Global Vision initiative to engage librarians from around the world in reflecting on the future of libraries and discussing challenges and opportunities.

The Ottawa meeting is the third in a series of six meetings that will include every continent. Participants will discuss an action plan and a strategy to support the library community in its mission to build societies that are more literate, informed and engaged.

The first meeting took place on March 20 and 21 in Barcelona. The second meeting took place on April 11 and 12 in Santiago, Chile.

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"It is an honour for Library and Archives Canada to host key representatives of Canadian and American libraries. This meeting will be crucial in our efforts to respond effectively to citizens' new expectations about access to information."

Guy Berthiaume, Librarian and Archivist of Canada

"I'm delighted to come to Ottawa for the North American Global Vision workshop of 2018. Librarians from all over the North American region made a huge contribution to the discussions that led to the IFLA Global Vision key finding, highlights and opportunities, and I am eager to hear their ideas to turn this vision into reality."

Gerald Leitner, Secretary General, International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions

About IFLA

The International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions has 1,400 members in close to 140 countries. It is the leading organization representing the interests of library and information services and their users. IFLA is the global voice of the library and information profession. In 2017, IFLA celebrated its 90th birthday.

About Library and Archives Canada

The mandate of Library and Archives Canada is to preserve the documentary heritage of Canada for the benefit of present and future generations, and to be a source of enduring knowledge accessible to all, thereby contributing to the cultural, social and economic advancement of Canada. Library and Archives Canada also facilitates co-operation among communities involved in the acquisition, preservation and diffusion of knowledge, and serves as the continuing memory of the Government of Canada and its institutions. Stay connected with Library and Archives Canada on Twitter, Facebook, Flickr and YouTube.

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International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions (IFLA)

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