The International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions (IFLA) is the leading international body representing the interests of library and information services and their users. It is the global voice of the library and information profession.

Founded in Edinburgh, Scotland, on 30 September 1927 at an international conference, we celebrated our 75th birthday at our conference in Glasgow, Scotland in 2002. We now have 1500 Members in approximately 150 countries around the world. IFLA was registered in the Netherlands in 1971. The Royal Library, the national library of the Netherlands, in The Hague, generously provides the facilities for our headquarters.

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International Network for Availability of Scientific Publications


International Network for Availability of Scientific Publications works with partners to support global research communication through innovation, networking and capacity strengthening, focusing on the needs of developing and emerging countries.

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Commonwealth Library Association


The Commonwealth Library Association was inaugurated in 1972 in Lagos, Nigeria through the sponsorship of the Commonwealth Foundation for the "nurturing of professional activity throughout the Commonwealth as an important component of the development process." Its secretariat is maintained in Jamaica by the Jamaican government.


A professional body of persons working in Libraries, Archives and Information Centres in Malawi. It was established on 2nd June 1976 and inaugurated on 30th April 1977 with the then state president of the Republic of Malawi, Ngwazi Dr. H. Kamuzu Banda as its Patron. Malawi Library Association was registered as a Trust in 2018



AfLIA is an independent international not-for-profit organization which pursues the interests of library and information associations, library and information services, librarians and information workers and the communities they serve in Africa. It was established in 2013 and registered as an international non-governmental organisation (NGO) under the laws of Ghana in October 2014.

AfLIA is the trusted voice of the African library and information community in Africa’s development.

Yes, it is the trusted African voice for the library and information community, and drives equitable access to information and knowledge for all. The association believes in Professionalism and Inclusivity, Integrity, Transparency & Accountability, Innovation & Creativity Customer focused and Access to Information as a Human Right.

You can Visit AFLIA for more info: African Library & Information Associations & Institutions (AFLIA)

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