At 12pm CEST today, the six-week period for nominations for IFLA’s elections and appointments process 2021 came to an end.

Around the world, IFLA Members, Affiliates and volunteers have worked to identify great candidates for the over 800 positions available.

In doing so, they have shown not only their commitment to a positive future for the global library field, but also given nominees the opportunity to contribute to, and benefit from, the most international library network in the world.

In turn, nominees, in setting out their readiness to serve, have underlined the wealth of experience and energy on which IFLA can draw in advancing its work.

We therefore want to say thank you to all those who have given their time and effort so far in this process – you have made IFLA stronger.

On 26 April, voting will open for almost all posts across IFLA, with the exception of elections for the Professional Council Chair and Professional Division Committee Chairs, which will open on 3 May. All those eligible to vote will receive relevant information in time to be able to make your choices, with wider information available through IFLA’s website and social media.

We are looking forward to this key next step towards bringing IFLA’s new governance structures, designed hand-in-hand with our members and volunteers, to life.

We are IFLA! 

Kind regards,

Gerald Leitner
Secretary General
The Hague, Netherlands
13 April 2021