Standing Committee nominations and elections

Documents for the 2019 elections:

To understand more about the responsibilities of Standing Committee members, please read the notes: Serving on IFLA Standing Committees

Every even year ( 2018, 2020, 2022, etc.) a call for nominations is made for elections the following year for new Standing Committee members for the IFLA Sections. New Standing Committee members therefore join the IFLA Sections in odd-numbered years ( 2019, 2021, 2023, etc).

Each Section should have between 10 and 20 Standing Committee members, who each serve for a term of four years and can be re-elected once to serve a total of eight consecutive years.

The four-year term of each Standing Committee member technically starts and ends at the end of an IFLA World Library and Information Congress which takes place in August. Ideally, Standing Committee members should therefore attend five Congresses - the first at the beginning of their term, and then one at the end of each of the four years of their term.

In the year of an election, when the new Standing Committee members are known, the new Standing Committee elects a new Chair and a new Secretary from among its members during the IFLA World Library and Information Congress. The Chair and Secretary of the Section are called the "Officers". Please see the Procedure for the election of new Officers and Information Coordinator, for more details. 'The term of an Officer is two years.

At the end of either their first or second two-year term as an Officer, each Officer can stand for election to become a Division Chair, representing the Division on the Professional Committee and Governing Board.


Last update: 1 October 2018