The IFLA Medal is conferred on a person who has given distinguished service to IFLA or who has made a substantial contribution to the global library field and considers efforts in fostering IFLA’s values including diversity, inclusion and equality.

Find out about how to make a nomination for the IFLA Medal.

The most recent recipients

Guy Berthiaume, 2020

Inga Lundén, 2020

Past recipients

  • Kai Ekholm, 2019
  • Barbara Schleihagen, 2019
  • Buhle Mbambo-Thata, 2018
  • Teresa Hackett, 2018
  • Martyn Wade, 2017
  • Gordon Dunsire, 2016
  • Antonio M. Santos, 2016
  • Jesús Lau, 2014
  • Peter Johan Lor, 2014
  • Pascal Sanz, 2014
  • Helena Asamoah-Hassan, 2012
  • Jay Jordan, 2012
  • Eeva Kristiina Murtomaa, 2012
  • Paul Sturges, 2011
  • Elizabet Ramos de Carvalho, 2010
  • INIST, France, 2010
  • Ulf Göranson, 2009
  • Shawky Salem, 2009
  • Winnie Vitzansky, 2009
  • Adolfo Rodriguez Gallardo, 2008
  • Rima Kupryte, 2008
  • Abdel-Aziz Abid, 2007
  • Dato’ Zawiya Baba, 2007
  • Wim van Drimmelen, 2007
  • Marga Coing, 2006
  • Virginia Betancourt, 2005
  • Esko Häkli, 2005
  • Ia McIlwaine, 2005
  • Sissel Nilsen, 2005
  • Rosa María Fernández de Zamora, 2004
  • Derek Law, 2003
  • Børge Sørensen, 2003
  • Lioba Betten, 2003
  • Hans-Jürgen Schubert, 2003