Live Streaming of IFLA WLIC 2018

With an expanded offer since our first ever WLIC live streaming in 2017, the IFLA’s World Library and Information Congress (WLIC) will be live streamed this year too!

Once again, we will be giving live online access to the larger and most popular sessions of the Congress, allowing you to get the latest updates of key initiatives that IFLA is undertaking in the effort of achieving a stronger and globally united library field.

For those who can’t make it to the Congress, and for those attending but with a busy schedule, this year you will be able to watch online a selection of key WLIC 2018 sessions organised by IFLA’s Professional Units, live or on demand. A truly learning and development opportunity, you will get the chance to learn more about major challenges faced by the library and information profession, directly from the experts.

Follow IFLA WLIC on social media and this website for further live stream announcements and details. Connect with us and join us from wherever you are!

Watch the live streamed sessions LIVE

The IFLA WLIC 2018 Live Stream will be offered directly on this website in local time (Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia) – Check here the time in your city. No registration is required.

If you are having troubles to watch the live stream here, you can also access through this playlist in YouTube, or checking our Facebook pages ( and IFLAWLIC) on the dates and times indicated below.

Watch the recording

Recordings will be made available on this page, and on our YouTube channel after the sessions.

From Data to Advocacy

Using Digital Tools Like the IFLA Library Map of the World to Communicate Your Library Stories

by the IFLA Statistics and Evaluation Section
25 August 2018
13:45 – 15:45 hs (GMT+8)

Highlights Session

The Highlights Session is the quickest way to find out about all of IFLA’s main projects and initiatives from the IFLA President, the IFLA Secretary General and the team from IFLA Headquarters.

26 August 2018
8:30 – 9:15 hs (GMT+8)

IFLA President’s Session

Motors of Change: Changing Ourselves to Change Our World

26 August 2018
9:30 – 12:00 hs (GMT+8)

IFLA Global Vision

IFLA is inviting you to the launch of the Global Vision call for actions, a global call which aims to create the biggest ideas store for actions in the library world.

26 August 2018
13:45 – 15:15 hs (GMT+8)

Intellectual Freedom in a Polarised World

by the Freedom of Access to Information and Freedom of Expression (FAIFE)
Advisory Committee (SI)

26 August 2018
16:00 – 18:00 hs (GMT+8)

What’s Up with eLending?

by the eLending Working Party with the IFLA Public Libraries Section
29 August 2018
8:30 – 10:30 hs (GMT+8)


Building strong education, training and continuing professional development together with strong library associations

by the IFLA Management of Library Associations Section,
the IFLA Education and Training Section,
and the IFLA Continuing Professional Development and Workplace Learning Section

29 August 2018
10:45 – 12:45 hs (GMT+8)