WLIC 2021 closing session: the end of a beginning
After three dynamic days of sharing, learning, and creativity, IFLA President Christine Mackenzie closed our Federation’s first ever virtual World Library and Information Congress.
Setting out just a few of the highlights of IFLA’s first ever virtual WLIC, she urged participants to turn the connections they have made into lasting collaborations, delivering on the potential of a global library field. The closing session should in fact, therefore, be a starting point for new partnerships!
IFLA’s President-elect, Barbara Lison, underlined this focus on the future, drawing on the trends identified as priorities by participants in the President-elect’s session – see below for more!
IFLA Secretary General Gerald Leitner went on to encourage the audience to ensure that they made full use of all they had learned and heard during the Congress in the weeks and months to come, turning ideas into actions. To deliver on the goal of a strong and united global library field powering literate, informed, and participatory societies, everyone had a role to play, using the IFLA Strategy 2019-24 as a framework and reference point.
Finally, Christine Mackenzie formally closed the Congress, thanking all those involved – volunteers, participants, partners and headquarters staff – for their essential contributions to making a success of WLIC.
See you at our WLIC 2022 in Dublin!