Brazilian Federation of Associations of Librarians, Information Scientists and Institutions
The Brazilian Federation of Associations of Librarians, Information Scientists and Institutions is a non-profit organization in Brazil. Its mission is to "defend and encourage the development of the profession." FEBAB is the oldest library association in the country, founded in 1959; it is also the largest. Its headquarters is in São Paulo. The organization is a federation of 16 library associations, some active and some inactive, one for each state of Brazil. Each state library association has its own organization and governing body, but generally meet in conjunction with other FEBAB meetings. FEBAB members participate in international activities as part of the International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions (IFLA).
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