(Persia Digest) – Iran’s National Library and Archives celebrated its 80th anniversary by joining the International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions (IFLA). The President of IFLA was invited to the ceremony, where the Encyclopedia of Iran was unveiled together with an application for the Library.
Iran’s National Library and Archives has organized events on the occasion of its 80th anniversary from 24-28 March, including the unveiling of its application and portal, a speech by IFLA President, and the registration of the history book “Jami' al-tawarikh” by Unesco.
Gloria Pérez-Salmerón, IFLA President, spoke at a gathering of librarians by saying: “IFLA’s main goal is to become globalized. We cannot achieve anything single-handedly. We are the ones who shape our future. We must not take into account subjects such as religion, nationality, sexuality, and politics to do this.”
IFLA President said Iran is the 73rd country to join the IFLA international community and play a part in the development of human societies.
Salmerón also pointed out to Iran’s role on an international level, and stated: “By joining this program, Iran has not only achieved its general agenda, but will cooperate in the Library Map of the World project.”
IFLA is an independent NGO platform, aiming to provide country-level data and cooperation among libraries worldwide, including library performance metrics across all library type.