The IFLA World Library and Information Congress forms part of the IFLA General Conference and Assembly and is held at a unique location each and every year. This year is the 80th IFLA General Conference and Assembly and it will be held in Lyon, France from the 16th to the 22nd August 2014.
The conference theme for 2014 is: “Libraries, Citizens, Societies: Confluence for Knowledge”.
The programme will cover a range of topics from acquisition and collection development, to serving library users with disabilities, management and marketing topics, IT, document delivery / resource sharing and much more. The full IFLA Conference 2014 programme can be found online here.
The venue of the conference and combined congress, the Lyon Convention Centre, is in the heart of Cité Internationale between the Rhône and the Parc de la Tête d’Or. The venue was designed by world-renowned architect Renzo Piano. Furthermore, the venue is easily accessible by public transport. It is located approximately 15 minutes from the city centre, 12 minutes from the Part Dieu TGV train station and under 30 minutes from Saint Exupéry international airport.
The IFLA Conference 2014 coincides with the World Library and Information Congress, the international professional and trade event for the information services and library sector. Over 3500 participants from 120 countries attend the congress and this event makes for an excellent networking opportunity. Librarians and information specialists who attend the congress can expect a fantastic showcase of library and information science happenings from the host country. The congress is a great way to expand your network and there are plenty of opportunities for training and development as part of the congress and conference.
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