Satellite Meetings

Every year, a number of IFLA Professional Units (Sections and Special Interest Groups) organise unique Satellite Meetings prior to or just after the IFLA World Library and Information Congress.

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

1. Academic & Research Libraries with Library Buildings & Equipment, Public Libraries, Metropolitan Libraries

The evolving concept of “library” and its impact on building design

Date: 21-22 August 2019

Location: Roma Capitale – Sistema Biblioteche Centri Culturali, Rome, Italy


2. Knowledge Management with Digital Humanities/Digital Scholarship

Artificial Intelligence (AI) and its impact on libraries and librarianship

Date: 22 August 2019

Location: Ionian University, Corfu, Greece

3. Library Theory and Research with Education and Training and Information Technology

Transforming LIS education for professionals in a global information world: digital inclusion, social inclusion and lifelong learning

Date: 30-31 August 2019

Location: Vatican Library and Library School, Rome (Vatican City)

4.  Cancelled!

Acquisition and Collection Development
Building digital libraries through international collaboration

Date: 21-22 August 2019

Location: American University of Cairo, New Cairo, Egypt

5.  Continuing Professional Development and Workplace Learning

Librarians and information professionals as (pro)motors of change: immersing, including and initiating digital transformation for smart societies

Date: 20-21 August 2019

Location: National and University Library, Zagreb, Croatia

6.  Local History and Genealogy joint with Asia and Oceania

Theme 1: Libraries as mediators, producers and partners in the development of community awareness and cultural understanding

Theme 2: Local History and Genealogy in multiethnic societies, the impact of genetic mapping and digitized sources 

Date: 21-22 August 2019

Location: University Library, “Svetozar Markovic”, Belgrade, Serbia

Conference Program and Registration

7.  Health and Biosciences Libraries

International and local development that enhance scholarly communication in the biomedical and social sciences

Date: 23-August 2019

Location: National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, Greece

8. Information Technology

Robots in libraries: challenge or opportunity?

Date: 21-22 August 2019

Location: Technical University of Applied Sciences Wildau, Berlin, Germany

9.  Management and Marketing

Recruiting and managing the new generation of employees to attract new markets and create new services

Date: 22-23 August 2019

Location: Public Library of Samos, Pythagoreion, Samos, Greece

10. Science and Technology Libraries with Evidence for Global Disaster Health

Library services for open science

Date: 21 August 2019

Location: Klosterneuburg, Vienna, Austria

11.  School Libraries

School Libraries Guidelines

Date: 23 August 2019

Location: Athens College Library, Athens, Greece

12. Serials and Other Continuing Resources with National Libraries

Grey Literature: Scholarly Communication in a Digital World

Date: 23 August 2019

Location: National Library of Greece @ SNFCC (Stavros Niarchos Foundation Cultural Center), Athens, Greece

13. Division V. (Regions) joint with Management of Library Associations and LIS Education in Developing Countries

Leadership roles in international librarianship: how can information professionals from Africa, Asia & Oceania, Latin America & Caribbean be part of it?

Date: 20-21 August 2019

Location: Bibliotheca Alexandria, Alexandria, Egypt

14. IFLA Journal Editorial Committee and the Social Science Libraries

Doing research in real-world settings: Telling your story and evaluating programs through social science research

Date: 22-23 August 2019

Location: Aikaterini Laskaridis Foundation Library, Pireas, Greece

Registration: To register for the workshop please obtain a ticket through this site

Scholarships Available:

15. Big Data

Data intelligence in libraries: the actual and artificial perspectives

Date: 22-23 August 2019

Location: German National Library – Deutsche Nationalbibliothek (DNB), Frankfurt, Germany

16. Statistics and Evaluation

More than numbers: Implementing new assessment methods for libraries

Date: 22-23 August 2019

Location: University of Piraeus, Piraeus, Greece

17. New Professionals Special Interest Group

IFLAcamp #7 (unconference)

Date: 22-23 August 2019

Locations: Media Lab Library in Heliopolis, Athens, Greece (22 August) and Megalo Kavouri beach (23 August)

18. Library and Research Services for Parliaments

Launch of the Parliamentary Research & Library Service Ethics Checklist & Workshops

Date: 22-23 August 2019

Location: Hellenic Parliament, Athens, Greece


19. Cataloguing joint with Committee on Standards and the European RDA Interest Group (EURIG)

RDA: Resource Description and Access 2019

Date: 21 August 2019

Location: Central Library Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Thessaloniki, Greece

20. Cataloguing joint with Information Technology and Subject Analysis and Access and Bibliography

Metadata specialists in the machine age

Date: 22 August 2019

Location: Central Library Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Thessaloniki, Greece

21. Libraries for Children and Young Adults

New library professionals for children and young adults

Date: 22-23 August 2019

Location: National Library of Serbia, Belgrade, Serbia

22. Libraries Serving Persons with Print Disabilities joint with Library Services to People with Special Needs

Equitable library services for everybody including persons with print disabilities

Date: 20-21 August 2019

Location: Bibliotheca Alexandrina, Alexandria, Egypt
Registration is free (but seating is limited, so please send us an invitation letter request form [DOCX])

23. Government Libraries

Guidelines on Advocacy for Government Libraries – Country Case Studies

Date: 30-31 August 2019

Location: Biblioteca Luigi De Gregori, Ministry of Education, Rome, Italy

There is no fee but please email to Register:

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