Key Initiative 2 — IFLA International Librarianship Leadership Development Programme:

Capacity building to raise the voice of the profession nationally, regionally and internationally

[Meets Strategic Directions 1, 2, 3, 4]

Strengthen and sustain our voice and role as a leading international organisation by building the capacity of those who will provide leadership within IFLA, within their library association, and be international advocates on behalf of the library and information sector.


  • Building Strong Library Associations Programme; [ALP]
  • Establish the IFLA International Leaders Programme, designed to create opportunities, within a structured and appropriately resourced programme, through which, in partnership with national associations, emerging leaders can be identified and nurtured towards a leadership role within IFLA and to participate in IFLA’s role in the international librarianship environment; the programme draws together existing and new opportunities, in partnership with IFLA’s professional units and external organisations;
    [Advisory group to determine the method for identifying emerging leaders (collecting information, criteria, process, role of national associations), to design the programme structure and content]
  • Build capacity within the IFLA membership:

    • to advocate for the adoption of open access policies at the national level, through the development of case studies and best practices for open access promotion; [Open access taskforce]
    • for copyright advocacy at the national level to implement equitable copyright frameworks that benefit users and creators, through the CLM Copyright Learning Materials, and resources developed to support the treaty on Copyright Exceptions for Libraries and Archives; placing priority on those countries lacking legal certainty for copyright exceptions for libraries;  [Working group]
  • Commence development and implementation of further capacity building resources for members based on IFLA policies, guidelines and standards that have been endorsed under Key Initiative 1 during 2011 – 2012.