Governing Board Elections 2011-2013

Statement of Candidacy

For the position of Governing Board Member 2011-2013

Inga Lundén (Sweden)

Inga LundénCity Librarian of Stockholm
President of the Swedish Library Association
Stockholm Public Library
Stockholm, Sweden
Tel: (+46) 761231190
website: biblioteksforeningen

Dreams Discovery Development Diversity Dialogue

Libraries inspire people to dream and to fulfil their dreams, to discover and to share their discoveries, to develop and to grow. When one individual grows the whole society grows; not only in terms of economy, but in knowledge, complexity and diversity. The library stands for open access to knowledge and imagination, the open space for never ending dialogue, to keep the society open.

We share the problems globally but the solutions are diverse and inspiring.

The challenges we face have a resemblance worldwide. I'd like to address two of them.

  • To improve the open access to information in an e-world where censorship appears in new forms and the free flow of information is choked in new business models.
  • To improve inclusiveness and real access to libraries among those who most need it, throughout the world. IFLA should be a role model where every member, seniors as newcomers, will feel included in the visions and the work.

I'm inspired by the Strategic Plan of IFLA 2010-15 and I'd like to be a part of the overall strategic work. If elected I'll dedicate my energy, experience and passion to where it's needed. These questions I see as essential:

  • IFLA's role as a leading organisation in the knowledge society, keeping and creating strong strategic alliances with other important partners as WSIS, Unesco, Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation and Blue Shield.
  • IFLA's ability to participate in solutions for balancing creators' right with fair and free access to content, no matter the form/media. And discover and engage against censorship, whatever form it takes.
  • IFLA, being the global library association, reaching out and promoting development through the program "Building Strong Library Associations".
  • IFLA as a transparent, inclusive and efficient organisation with a sustainable economy.

Inga Lundén

Last update: 5 October 2012