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67th IFLA Council and General Conference
Libraries and Librarians: Making a Difference in the
August 16th - 25th 2001
IN THIS DOCUMENT: IFLA
WHAT IS IFLA?
IFLAFounded in 1927 the International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions is an independent international non-governmental association that has formal associate relations with UNESCO (United Nations Education, Scientific and Cultural Organisation). The aims of IFLA are to promote international understanding, co-operation, discussion, research and development in all fields of library activity and information science, and to provide a body through which librarianship can be represented in matters of international interest. The Federation currently has more than 1,500 members from 140 countries.
IFLA's Executive Board is responsible for IFLA's general policy, management and finance. The Professional Board monitors the planning and programming of professional activities carried out by IFLA's two types of bodies: professional groups (35 sections and 10 round tables organized in 8 divisions) and 5 core programs. We also have 11 discussion groups linked to a sponsoring section. Newly established in 1997 are two new Executive Board Committees, the Committee on Copyright and other Legal Matters (CLM) and the Committee on Free Access to Information and Freedom of Expression (FAIFE).
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