The World Library and Information Congress 2012, 78th IFLA General Conference and Assembly, took place at the Helsinki Exhibition & Convention Centre in Helsinki, Finland.
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. Helsinki has been chosen to host the World Congress of IFLA this year.
Year 2012 is a true jubilee year for Helsinki, celebrating its 200th anniversary as the capital of Finland and designation as the World Design Capital. It is wonderful to have librarians from all over the world in Helsinki in August to celebrate the jubilee with us. The conference with its international guests provides the library with a unique possibility to be even more prominently recognized in general public.
– Riitta Taarasti, 6th May, 2012