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  • 1.  IFLA 2024

    Posted Oct 03, 2023 08:21 AM
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  • 2.  RE: IFLA 2024

    Posted Oct 03, 2023 08:23 AM
    This is amazing news!

    Barbara Marson, Ph.D.
    Teaching Assistant Professor, Retired
    Dept. of Interdisciplinary Professions, Library Science Program
    East Carolina University

  • 3.  RE: IFLA 2024

    Posted Oct 03, 2023 11:30 AM

    Bye Bye Dubai! Thanks for the quick info, Jim!!! 

    Deb Sica Seek-ah (she/lei)
    Deputy County Librarian | Library Administration
    Main Library Phone: 510-745-1500 | Direct Line: 510-745-1510 | Facebook | Instagram | Twitter

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  • 4.  RE: IFLA 2024

    Posted Oct 03, 2023 01:24 PM
    Thank you for sharing this information.
    I am looking forward to the discussion at our next meeting.

    Kind regards,
    Sophia Sotilleo 

  • 5.  RE: IFLA 2024

    Posted Oct 04, 2023 09:26 AM

    For those who may struggle with attachments, the text is below (attachment also hads the text in Arabic). Can someone who is closer to this issue let me know more about the decision? It seems like the hosting organization withdrew their invitation, what's that about? I am familiar with the concerns about the location, but this seems like an odd resolution. 

    Invitation to host IFLA WLIC 2024 in Dubai withdrawn

    The Hague, The Netherlands – 3 October 2023 – IFLA has been informed of the decision to withdraw the invitation to hold the 2024 World Library and Information Congress in Dubai.

    The decision was communicated to us by the Emirates Library and Information Association who led the bid to support the development of the field and wider region.

    The Association has underlined its ongoing commitment to IFLA, and keenness to find other ways to bring librarians from the country and region closer to the global library field. IFLA is grateful to the Association for the work that it has done, and firmly believes that this provides a strong basis for building engagement in other ways going forwards.

    Acknowledging the reservations expressed about holding the Congress in Dubai, we recognise the disappointment that many in the region and beyond will feel. IFLA remains committed to finding ways to engage with and support the librarians in MENA and the surrounding regions who were looking forward to experiencing the vibrancy of a World Library and Information Congress. Continuing our work in this area is vital if we are to be not just an international, but a truly global Federation.

    As Dubai was the only viable bid, there will now not be a World Library and Information Conference in 2024.

    For all of IFLA's members and volunteers, regardless of their views on the 2024 Congress, there will be important questions about next steps. IFLA's Governing Board, who had already planned a review of the WLIC model, will meet on Thursday 5 October to discuss this, after which further information will be shared.

    Vicki McDonald, IFLA President Sharon Memis, IFLA Secretary General

    Jessamyn West
    Chapter Councilor - Vermont