Experience sharing workshop held in Dhaka on IFLA WLIC conference 2018

Ahahsan | Dhaka | 30 September 2018

A half-day-long workshop with IFLA World Library and Information Congress (WLIC) Conference 2018 participants from Bangladesh was conducted in Dhaka on 24 September 2018. During the workshop, participants shared their learning and gave recommendations for the betterment of public library services delivery in Bangladesh from the light of their learning at the conference.

Libraries Unlimited project of British Council, in collaboration with Ministry of Cultural Affairs, Government of the People’s Republic of Bangladesh, run the workshop. It is a five years long project aims to support the People’s Republic of Bangladesh to modernise its 65 public access libraries. As part of its training and capacity development component, the project sponsored 12 librarians and policymakers from Bangladesh to attend the conference. Mr Shakil Amanullah Sinha, Manager- Training and Capacity Development component of the project welcomed all the participants and briefly explained the objectives and activities of this project.

 International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions (IFLA) is a leading international body representing the interests of library and information services worldwide. IFLA was founded in 1927 and now has more than 1400 Members in over 140 countries. World Library and Information Congress conference is one of IFLA’s annual international events that is happening since 1993 on a regular basis. The recent conference was held in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia from 24-30 August 2018 in which 3,500 participants from more than 120 countries participated.