10 August 2010

IFLA Strategic Plan 2010-2015 now available online

The IFLA Strategic Plan 2010-2015 is now available online. With this Strategic Plan the IFLA Governing Board sets out IFLA's strategic directions and goals for 2010-2015. It is a Strategic Plan to guide the governance and the entire activities of the IFLA organisation.The new vision and mission statement that are included in the plan, firmly position IFLA as the leading international member organisation within the knowledge society of today, strengthening not only the library and information field, but also focusing on society as a whole, by driving equitable access to information and knowledge for all.

Where all professional groups of IFLA remain responsible for their own strategic planning, the Strategic Plan 2010-2015 is to guide the governance and the entire activities of the IFLA organisation, based on the following four Strategic Directions:

  • Empowering libraries to enable their user communities to have equitable access to information;
  • Building the strategic capacity of IFLA and that of its members;
  • Transforming the profile and standing of the profession;
  • Representing the interests of IFLA's members and their users throughout the world. 

At its May 2010 meeting the Governing Board endorsed the Strategic Plan and during the Congress in Gothenburg the IFLA Sections and Core Activities will all discuss the plan at their business meetings. This will start the process to identify possible actions to be picked up by each professional unit, and to connect the action plans of the professional groups with the overall Strategic Plan. This way the strategic planning cycle of IFLA will become an integrated part of the IFLA organisation. The Strategic Plan for 2010-2015 will provide IFLA with solid guidance for an innovative future.

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