The International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions (IFLA) is the leading international body representing the interests of library and information services and their users. It is the global voice of the library and information profession.
It was founded in Edinburgh, Scotland, in 1927 at an international conference. The 75th anniversary of its founding was celebrated at its annual conference in Glasgow, Scotland in 2002. There are now 1,600 members in approximately 150 countries around the world. IFLA was registered in the Netherlands in 1971. The Royal Library, the national library of the Netherlands, in The Hague, generously provides the facilities for its headquarters.
Dr. Zhang Zhiqiang, Director of Lanzhou Branch Library, serves as a member of Committee of Section of Knowledge Management of IFLA. The term of office is 2007-2011.