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Participate in IFLA WLIC 2018 from afar!

Once again, IFLA is providing librarians around the world the wonderful opportunity to participate in the WLIC from afar!

IFLA Secretary General Gerald Leitner said:

“For the second time, IFLA will live stream parts of the of the World Library and Information Congress, and we will deliver it to you without any cost. As IFLA always wants to grow, to improve, to become better, our offer is much better than last year. We will give you the chance to participate at nine sessions: the five most popular IFLA sessions and four very important sessions of the Professional Units. This will allow you to get a taste of the conference, and to participate from everywhere in the world.”


  • Opening Session (Saturday 25 August from 2:30 – 4pm NZST)
  • IFLA Highlights Session (Sunday 26 August from 12:30 – 1:15pm NZST)
  • IFLA President’s Session (Sunday 26 August from 1:30 – 4:45pm NZST)
  • IFLA Global Vision Session (Sunday 26 August from 5:45 – 7:45pm NZST),
  • Closing Session (Wednesday 29 August from 8:00 – 9:30pm NZST)


Live streaming will be offered via IFLA’s YouTube and Facebook in local time (Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia). Check the lists above and below for the New Zealand time. 

To access the live streaming just access this playlist in YouTube and select the session, or check our Facebook page on the date and time indicated above. No registration is required. 

Recordings will be made available on our YouTube channel and the WLIC 2018 website after the sessions.


As well as live streaming of the key sessions, you can also watch a selection of  key WLIC 2018 sessions organised by IFLA’s Professional Units online live. The recordings will also be available at a later date if you can't make the live session.

  • “From Data to Advocacy: Using Digital Tools Like the IFLA Library Map of the World to Communicate Your Library Stories”, by the Statistics and Evaluation Section (Saturday 25 August from 5:45 – 7:45pm NZST),
  • Intellectual Freedom in a Polarised World” by the IFLA FAIFE Advisory Committee (Sunday 26 August from 8:00 – 10:00pm NZST),
  • “What’s Up with eLending?” organised jointly by the eLending Working Party and the Public Libraries Section (Wednesday 29 August from 12:30 – 2:30 NZST), and
  • “Win-Win: building strong education, training and continuing professional development together with strong library associations” co-organised by the IFLA Management of Library Associations, Education and Training, and Continuing Professional Development and Workplace Learning Sections (Wednesday 29 August from 2:45 – 4:45pm NZST).

We suggest adding these dates and times to your calendar so you don't forget to take advantage of this fantastic opportunity! 

Don't forget you can follow along with what our New Zealand delegation is up to by following these hashtags on Twitter. 


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