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 Section

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. Law Libraries

Teaching legal research: innovations and trends

Date: 20 – 23 August 2018

Location: Singapore Management University SMU Libraries, at the Kwa Geok Choo Law Library and the SMU School of Law


7. 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


8. Asia and Oceania with Education and Training

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

Date: 3-days pre-congress

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


9. Genealogy and Local History with Asia and Oceania

Local Histories and Genealogies in Multicultural Asia

Date: 23 August 2018

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

Call for Papers


10. Art Libraries

Global Arts and the Islamic World: Documenting Islamic Arts Worldwide

Date: 23 August 2018

Location: IAMM Islamic Arts Museum Malaysia, Kuala Lumpur


11. Management of Library Associations

How strong is your library association? Advocacy in action

Date: 23 August 2018

Location: National Library of Malaysia


12. 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

Call for Papers


13. Social Science Libraries

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

Date: TBC

Location: Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia


14. Indigenous Matters

Hard to Reach Libraries and Users: Indigenous Perspectives

Date: 1-2 September 2018

Location: Sarawak State Library, Sarawak, Malaysia


15. New Professionals Special Interest Group (NPSIG)

IFLAcamp #6

Date: 22-23 August 2018

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


16. 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


17. Document Delivery and Resource Sharing

Transforming Resource Sharing

Date: 21-22 August 2018

Location: International Islamic University Malaysia, Kuala Lumpur


18. Cataloguing joint with, Information Technology and Subject Analysis and Access

Metadata Specialists in the Machine Age

Date: 22 August 2018

Location: Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia


19. School Libraries section

School Libraries Guidelines implementation

Date: 23 August 2018

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