Minister of Culture Met with the President of the International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions


2017 12 05


December 5, Minister of Culture Liana Ruokytė-Jonsson met with the newly elected President of the International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions (IFLA), Gloria Perez-Salmeron.

During the meeting, IFLA Global Vision - a united vision for the future of libraries developed by IFLA – and its importance for the future of the world's library community was discussed.

The Ministry of Culture has approved strategic directions for the development of national libraries until 2022. These directions are aimed at making libraries the most powerful information infrastructure for promoting culture, science, lifelong learning, economic and social development, which is essential for the progress of our country.  

“We will be working towards the contribution of Lithuania to the main objective of IFLA - to unite librarians and information specialists creating a common vision for the future of libraries” said the Minister of Culture.

The president of IFLA praised the reconstruction of Martynas Mažvydas National Library of Lithuania, the introduction of innovative solutions and the opening of new spaces for visitors.

The International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions is the professional network of librarians active in the international arena for 90 years

IFLA is an influential international organization of the librarian community, which is represented at the international and global level institutions, such as the United Nations Organization, UNESCO, the World Intellectual Property Organization, the World Trade Organization, etc.

Every year IFLA is organizing the World Library and Information Congresses for its professional community, where libraries and their associations from different countries around the world exchange their knowledge and experience, evaluate and summarize innovations and trends in the libraries and in the field of information. In 2017, 3000 experts from 122 countries participated in the congress in Wroclaw.