Almost a year ago, IFLA’s Governance Review began. Now, after two surveys, numerous inputs by email and letter, and countless conversations, we have come to a key moment in our efforts to give IFLA structures that match the ambition of our Strategy.
Broad agreement with the directions of the Governance Review Draft Proposal is a key result of the survey.
IFLA's General Assembly 2020 will take place on 5 November 2020, in The Hague, The Netherlands. IFLA's Secretary General Gerald Leitner explains more.
IFLA's survey of its Members and volunteers, seeking views on the first draft proposals on our new governance structure has closed, with over 700 responses, as well as suggestions via email. Your contributions will help the Governing Board improve the plans further, before a series of open virtual round tables in August.
IFLA Members and volunteers around the world are invited to share their views on the first draft of our governance review proposals through our survey by 14 July. Your input will shape the future of IFLA.
Following almost a year of discussions involving IFLA’s Governing Board, members and volunteers, this document sets out a draft proposal for a new governance structure as the basis of a more inclusive, transparent and effective IFLA. We are again calling on IFLA’s members and volunteers to contribute their ideas and insights, to come to the best possible governance framework for the global library field.
IFLA’s members have offered overwhelming support via a consultative ballot to changes to the way that our Federation takes major decisions. At IFLA’s 2020 General Assembly, Members will be invited to confirm these changes, a key step further in IFLA’s Governance Review.
While the World Library and Information Congress will not be taking place this year, IFLA still plans to hold its General Assembly, in line with its statutes, later this year. In a message to IFLA Members, IFLA Secretary General Gerald Leitner set out next steps towards defining a date.
IFLA is working hard to become a more inclusive organisation. Ahead of key decisions about our structures, we are contacting our Members to seek views on a change to our Statutes that will ensure that when we make such important choices, the voice of every Member counts.