At an extraordinary General Assembly on 12 February, IFLA’s Members expressed their strong support for changes implementing our Federation’s Governance Review. IFLA will now move rapidly to launch the nominations and elections process for 2021.
A poll of IFLA’s Members on the Federation’s proposed new Statutes has indicated strong support for reforms. If this is confirmed at next week’s extraordinary General Assembly, IFLA will move rapidly to start the elections and appointments process for 2021.
If IFLA's Members approve proposed new Statutes at our extraordinary General Assembly on 12 February, nominations and elections for 2021 will start shortly afterwards. Here we share the dates and details for this process.
The following are some highlights from the week of Governing Board meetings that have just taken place over the past week and a half. These provided an opportunity to look back over a year of both surprises and successes. 2020 has seen IFLA and the global library field demonstrate our ability to adapt, innovate and continue to provide great service, in spite of the challenges of COVID.
The Governing Board met on Friday 6 November 2020 to follow up on the General Assembly that was held the day before at the Koninklijke Bibliotheek (KB), in The Hague, The Netherlands.
In a first for our organisation, IFLA’s General Assembly 2020 was livestreamed from the National Library of the Netherlands in The Hague. Those participating shared in the highlights of IFLA’s work over the past years, celebrated the recipients of Honours and Awards, and looked to an exciting future. A recording of the session, as well as our Annual Report 2019, are now available.
The Governing Board met on Thursday 27 October. Items on the agenda included the new statutes for IFLA that will guide the Federation and that reflect the work done on the Governance Review. The Governing Board approved the draft statutes which will be available to members at the General Assembly on 5 November and will be voted on at the Extraordinary General Assembly on 12 February 2021.
Over the past two weeks, IFLA has organised a series of round tables, designed to deepen the conversation with our Members and volunteers about the future of our Federation. The feedback we have received will help the Governing Board improve and develop proposals to be delivered at our General Assembly on 5 November.
We are at the mid-point of our series of virtual round tables on our Governance Review, and have already received great feedback and useful questions. The next week will offer further opportunities to share your ideas – we encourage Members and volunteers to join us!
It’s a time of transformation in IFLA! With our new strategy, launched last year, we want to ensure we have the best possible structures for delivery.