International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions
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.
Founded in Edinburgh, Scotland, in 1927 at an international conference, they celebrated the 75th birthday at a conference scheduled to take place in Glasgow, Scotland in 2002. They now have 1700 Members in 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 our headquarters.
(Information quoted from the IFLA Website.)