“Inspire, Engage, Enable, Connect”: NSK representatives at IFLA WLIC 2022, 87th IFLA World Library and Information Congress

Objavljeno 4.8.2022.

This year’s World Library and Information Congress of the International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions, IFLA WLIC 2022, themed Inspire, Engage, Enable, Connect and focusing on IFLA sustainable development goals, was held from 26 to 29 July in Dublin, Ireland. Apart from the Director General of the National and University Library in Zagreb (NSK) Dr Ivanka Stričević and University Library Affairs Assistant to NSK Director General and President of the Croatian Library Association Dr Dijana Machala, the congress participants included Head of the NSK Acquisition and Collection Development Department Dr Vesna Golubović, Head of the Croatian National Bibliography Department Dr Lobel Machala, Library Adviser for Public Libraries at the Croatian Institute for Librarianship Dunja Marija Gabriel, Head of the NSK Croatian Digital Library Development Division Karolina Holub, Head of the Croatian Training Centre for Continuing Education of Librarians Antonija Filipeti and NSK Authority Database Editor Ana Knežević Cerovski.

The NSK representatives attended the annual meetings of IFLA’s several working groups and professional divisions and meetings organised by the IFLA sections. Participating in the Congress’s poster sessions were the Head of the Croatian Training Centre for Continuing Education of Librarians Antonija Filipeti, the Centre’s librarian Marta Matijević and Library Adviser for Academic and Special Libraries at the Croatian Institute for Librarianship Dr Aleksandra Pikić Jugović, with Librarians and Distance Education: Perspectives of the Digital Environment, and Library Adviser for Public Libraries at the Institute Dunja Marija Gabriel, with Croatian public libraries in uncertain times: creative and innovative library programs and activities.

NSK Director General Dr Stričević attended the 2022 annual meeting of the Conference of Directors of National Libraries (CDNL), held on 27 July 2022.

Apart from bringing together every year library and information professionals and professionals from affiliated fields from all around the world, the Congress regularly features an exhibition presenting publishers and includes the participation of numerous volunteers.

This year’s Cultural evening, also a regular part of every Congress’s programme, took place at the Central Library and Cultural Centre dlr LexIcon, one of the most visited public buildings in Ireland attracting some 34,000 visitors a month, located in Dún Laoghaire.

The Congress’s Closing Session included the traditional IFLA honours and awards ceremony, spotlighting distinguished library professionals across the globe.

This year’s IFLA General Conference and Assembly, until now held as part of the Congress, will this time take place separately, as a hybrid event, on 25 August 2022.