The Governing Board continues to meet more regularly than in the past and has had four meetings since my last report to you in December. We are still working with the traditional pattern of August – December – April meetings containing the major reports on activities and statutory requirements.
Today, elections open for key posts across IFLA. Following a great response to our call for nominations, there is a strong and diverse set of candidates ready to take IFLA’s work forward.
At 12pm CEST today, the six-week period for nominations for IFLA’s elections and appointments process 2021 came to an end.
Use the next 24 hours well; IFLA’s future is in your hands.
We’re into the final week of IFLA’s nominations process! You have just over six days left to complete your nomination and nominee consent forms for IFLA’s elections and appointments 2021.
Today, IFLA publishes a paper providing a high-level view of our new governance structures, giving Members, Affiliates and potential candidates for elected roles a clear overview of how our Federation will work in future. You are also invited to a series of round tables that will explain the process.
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.