81st IFLA Congress in Cape Town #WLIC2015

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ANDONI CALDERÓN REHECHO 24th of August at 14:14h

IFLA 2015

From the 15th to the 21st of August the 81st International IFLA Congress was held (WLIC 2015). It was the second congress held in South Africa in eight years. It was in Durban, on the shores of the Indian Ocean, when in 2007 we began our journey in the Informational Literacy Section that ended this year with the Atlantic Ocean splashing the conference centre.

3,190 people registered (1,780 Africans) moved around the 225 sessions that made up the programme and which were preceded by the Cape Town Declaration signed on the 14th day by various African ministers.

Cape Town hand over to Columbus, where the 82nd congress will take place next year. The 83rd will come back to European land, specifically Wroclaw.

Donna Scheeder named Sinikka Sipilä as president, calling to action. And now, Glòria Pérez Salmerón is president-elect of IFLA. During the closing ceremony in Wroclaw she will become the first Spanish-speaking president of the most important library organisation in the world.



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