New staff and promotions at IFLA Headquarters
22 November 2012
We are very happy to introduce to you new, and newly promoted, staff at IFLA Headquarters in The Hague, the Netherlands.
Andrea joined IFLA in October and is managing our project activities, including the IFLA Trend Report (Key Initiative 1), advocacy activities, UNESCO related projects, and supporting the IFLA International Leaders Programme projects. He will also assist with the other Key Initiative projects. Andrea has been working at UNESCO since late 2007 as an Associate Expert in the Knowledge Societies Division. Most recently he was working as a consultant on a UNESCO funded project on Iraq. Andrea brings valuable experience and networks in ICT4D, WSIS, and the Internet Governance Forum.
Manager, Member Services and Development
Fiona has most recently been consultant to the Action for Development through Libraries programme (IFLA ALP) in London since 2009 and worked on the development and implementation of the Building Strong Library Associations Programme and the IFLA International Leaders Programme. Fiona joined IFLA in November and will work on member (and non-member) services and professional programmes, membership growth and participation; and collaborate with staff to develop publishing and communications strategies to support our advocacy, promotional and events related activities and to raise IFLA’s profile internationally. Fiona will continue to manage the activities of ALP. Fiona has a professional librarian background in academic and special libraries in Australia.
IFLA Policy and Projects Officer
Julia joined IFLA in November and is assisting us in the management of our policy and project activities. Since 2009 Julia has been working with Europeana and The European Library. Most recently Julia has been setting up the account management structure for The European Library. She has also coordinated several projects as a member of the business development team of Europeana. She also has experience in managing partner relations and building partner networks, and administrative responsibilities including committee support. Julia is fluent in English and German, and has studied and worked in Germany and the UK.
Conferences and Business Relations
Josche has been promoted to Manager, and will take over management responsibility for the congress cycle process including governance matters for the conferences company structure and supporting the Congress Advisory Committee. Josche will also provide support and advice to the professional units and the GB on IFLA branded conferences and events. In addition Josche will manage relationships with IFLA’s commercial partners, through the congress process and the newly developed partner programme.
Each of our staff bring strong international backgrounds and relevant professional experience to their new roles. We are looking forward to working with them in the team at Headquarters, with Josche in her new role, and more broadly to support IFLA’s objectives as the global voice of libraries and information services.
IFLA Secretary General