The International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions (IFLA) 2016 National Committee awarded 180 fellowships to librarians and information professionals from North America and beyond to attend IFLA World Library and Information Congress (WLIC) 2016 in Columbus, Ohio. The fellows were selected from more than 3,000 applicants and represent 75 countries. The National Committee more than tripled its 2016 goal of 60 scholarships under the efforts of Jim Neal, ALA president-elect, who directed fundraising efforts. Before the IFLA opening ceremony, the fellows gathered for an afternoon of learning followed by a reception at the Columbus Metropolitan Library.
REBECCA LOMAX is the art director for American Libraries.