IFLA Professional Units often organise a number of interesting Satellite Meetings prior to or just after the IFLA World Library and Information Congress.

These 1-, 2- or 3-day meetings are held either in the host country or in countries in the direct region.


1. Africa

Libraries as Centers of Community Engagements for Development

Date: 23 August 2018

Location: Monash University Malaysia, Jalan Lagoon Selatan, 47500 Bandar Sunway, Selangor Darul Ehsan, Malaysia


Call for Papers


2. Government Libraries

Revised Advocacy Guidelines for Government Libraries

Date: 23 August 2018

Location: Ministry of International Trade and Industry (MITI), Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia


3. Library and Research Services for Parliaments

Transforming parliamentary libraries and research services to meet changing clients’ needs

Date: 22 – 23 August 2018

Location: Parliament of Malaysia Library


4. Reference and Information Services joint with Information Technology

Reinventing Reference with Technology Transformations

Date: 23 August 2018

Location: University of Malaya Library, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Call for Papers


5. Knowledge Management

Is knowledge management the new library science?

(KM is spreading widely in organizations. The skill sets of librarians and information professionals resemble the ones required for KM).

Date: 23 August 2018

Location: Xiamen University Malaysia campus (XMUM), Salak Tinggi, Selangor, Malaysia

(15 minutes from Kuala Lumpur International Airport)


Call for Papers


6. Library Services to People with Special Needs joint with Libraries for Children and Young Adults in collaboration with the National Library Board (NLB), Singapore

Inclusive Library Services for Children and Young Adults

Date: 23 August 2018

Location: National Library Building, Singapore


Call for Papers


7. Asia and Oceania with Education and Training

Transforming the society: libraries as the torch-bearer of change

Date: 20-21 August 2018

Location: Department of Library & Information Science; University of Calcutta, Kolkata, WB, India

Call for Papers


8. Genealogy and Local History with Asia and Oceania

Local Histories and Genealogies in a Multicultural World

Date: 23 August 2018

Location: Areca Books/Think City – George Town, Penang, Malaysia

Call for Papers


9. Art Libraries

Global Arts and the Islamic World: Documenting Islamic Arts Worldwide

Date: 23 August 2018

Location: IAMM Islamic Arts Museum Malaysia, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia


10. Management of Library Associations

Advocacy in Action! Success for library advocacy worldwide

Date: 23 August 2018

Location: National Library of Malaysia, 232, Jalan Tun Razak, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Registrationis free (but seating is limited, so a maximum of 3 representatives from each country can be accepted)


11. Evidence for Global and Disaster Health Special Interest Group

Evidence for global and disaster health – where are we now and where do we need to be?

Date: 23 August 2018

Location: Impiana KLCC Hotel, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Registration – Early bird rate ends 1st May 2018

Call for Papers


12. Social Science Libraries

Digging Deeper, Reaching Further: Libraries Empowering Users to Mine the HathiTrust Digital Library Resources

Date: TBC

Location: Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia (UKM), Selangor, Malaysia


13. Indigenous Matters

Hard to Reach Libraries and Users: Indigenous Perspectives

Date: 1-2 September 2018

Location: Sarawak State Library, Sarawak, Malaysia


14. New Professionals Special Interest Group (NPSIG)

IFLAcamp #6

Date: 23-24 August 2018

Location: Raja Tun Uda Library, Shah Alam, Selangor (Selangor Public Library), Malaysia


15. LIS Education in Developing Countries Special Interest Group

Collaboration in curriculum development: A focus on ASEAN countries

Date: 23 August 2018

Location: Department of Library and Information Science, University of Malaya, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia


16. Document Delivery and Resource Sharing

Transforming Resource Sharing

Date: 21-22 August 2018

Location: International Islamic University Malaysia, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia


17. School Libraries

School Libraries Guidelines implementation

Date: 23 August 2018

Location: Educational Technology Division, Ministry of Education, Bukit Kiara, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia


18. Information Literacy

Information Literacy in the ASEAN Region and Beyond

Date: 23 August 2018

Location: University Kuala Lumpur, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia