MetLib Conference

The MetLib conference is the annual gathering of the Metropolitan Libraries Section (MetLib) of the International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions (IFLA).

The conference will take place at the Grande Bibliothèque, located in Montréal, province of Québec, Canada, from April 30 to May 5, 2017. This year’s theme is “Partnerships: Creating a New Vision for Libraries.”

The Metropolitan Libraries Section, formerly the International Association of Metropolitan City Libraries (INTAMEL), was founded in 1967.

The Section’s mission is to be a platform for public libraries in cities with a population of 400,000 or more inhabitants. However, libraries may be included if they serve a wide and diverse geographical area with roughly the same population, or if they serve a capital city or major conurbation (merged urban area) with a smaller population.

The Spring 2017 MetLib International Conference will mark the 50th anniversary of the Section’s foundation.

Welcome to Montréal!

For more information about the MetLib Section:

Since 2000, the Section’s activities include collecting statistical data from metropolitan public libraries. It has also created a new IFLA award, in partnership with the Italian Library Association (AIB), for the best short film on metropolitan libraries (A corto di libri).

Since 1968, INTAMEL/MetLib Section has held an annual Conference hosted by a different library system from around the world.

Photo gallery from past conferences.