Thoughts on the state of libraries and library science in the French-speaking world

The article begins by presenting leading libraries in the French-speaking world, both in France and elsewhere, focusing on what sets them apart in terms of holdings, innovations, and readership. It then looks at the place these libraries enjoy on the international stage and the role of French-speaking librarians in librarianship organisations before concluding with a study of the place of French and the French-speaking world in the IFLA.