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.
Almost a year ago, IFLA’s Governance Review began. Now, after two surveys, numerous inputs by email and letter, and countless conversations, we have come to a key moment in our efforts to give IFLA structures that match the ambition of our Strategy.
Broad agreement with the directions of the Governance Review Draft Proposal is a key result of the survey.
IFLA's General Assembly 2020 will take place on 5 November 2020, in The Hague, The Netherlands. IFLA's Secretary General Gerald Leitner explains more.
IFLA's survey of its Members and volunteers, seeking views on the first draft proposals on our new governance structure has closed, with over 700 responses, as well as suggestions via email. Your contributions will help the Governing Board improve the plans further, before a series of open virtual round tables in August.