New Honours and Awards
Honours and Awards by the Governing Board
The IFLA Governing Board may consider establishing new Honours or Awards to be conferred by IFLA, or jointly by IFLA and another organisation.
In establishing the need, scope and criteria for a new Honour or Award the Governing Board will take into consideration:
- IFLA’s values;
- the existing Honours and Awards structure;
- plans for the continuity of the proposed Honour or Award over time;
- the benefits of the Honour or Award to IFLA and international librarianship, and in the case of joint Honours or Awards, the benefits of such a partnership for IFLA;
- the benefits of the Honour or Award to recipients.
Proposals for new Honours or Awards must be submitted to the Secretary General for referral to the Governing Board.
Professional Awards by IFLA Committees
The IFLA Governing Board may also consider establishing a new Professional Award given by an IFLA committee.
Proposals for new Professional Awards must be submitted to the Professional Council for referral to the Governing Board.
For complete information and guidelines on the proposal or sponsorship of professional Awards, please see our Guidelines for Proposing or Sponsoring IFLA Professional Awards.