Welcome to IFLA Division V satellite meeting

"Leadership roles in international librarianship: how can information professionals from Africa, Asia & Oceania, Latin America & Caribe be part of it?"

The IFLA Division V. (Regions) which includes regional sections of Africa – Asia & Oceania – Latin America & Caribbean jointly organizing this satellite meeting as a pre-conference of 85th World Library and Information Congress, in the beautiful and historical Bibliotheca Alexandria, Alexandria, Egypt on August 20-22, 2019.
This satellite aims to get input and new ideas to increase the participation of professionals from the Division V regions in all IFLA Sections Standing Committees and others strategic functions. Its purpose is to discuss and understand the presence, participation, contribution and impact of the Africa – Asia & Oceania – Latin America & Caribbean professionals in the Library & Information Sciences fields at the international level. More precisely, to understand, measure and analyse the environment of the participation of professionals from this region in the strategic positions in the national, regional and international associations to make sure that the culture, vision, characteristics, and needs from those regions will be better understood and considered in all decision making levels/process.

It will be open for any professional with the interest to participate in the discussion about leadership roles in international librarianship in Africa, Asia & Oceania, Latin America & Caribbean. So, we welcome research papers, case studies, experiences and papers with innovative and practical perspectives on current and forward looking on the role of libraries and librarians at international level.