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METLIB 2016 – Pearls in the desert: unleashing potential







The annual meeting of the Metropolitan Libraries of IFLA took place from April 23rd to 28th 2016 in Doha, Qatar. The participants from many different countries were warmly welcomed by Dr. Claudia Lux and the Qatar National Library team.

Metlib 1

Seventeen talks on the following subthemes were presented:

  • Innovation in Library Services;
  • Community Learning;
  • Developing the Future through Children and Teen Services;
  • Partnerships;
  • Staff Development.

 All the presentations can be viewed here


As customary, the organizing committee had also prepared a cultural program of great quality. Participants unanimously declared that the organization of this METLIB 2016 surpassed all expectations. A photographer was hired to snap the best moments, which can now be viewed on Flickr:


Circle April 30th to May 5th 2017 on your calendar for METLIB 2017 which will take place in Montreal.