Honours and Awards


The IFLA Governing Board bestows Honours and Awards to recognise individuals contributing to IFLA and the international library and information services sector. IFLA offers the following awards:

The Honorary Fellow and IFLA Medal are peer nominated.

The IFLA Scroll of Appreciation is awarded each year by the IFLA Governing Board to the IFLA World Library and Information Congress (WLIC) National Committee for that year.

The IFLA Scroll of Appreciation may also be peer nominated for recipients other than the WLIC National Committee.


Nominees for peer-nominated awards should not be advised by their nominators that they are being nominated for an award.

All authorised representatives of Members and Personal Affiliates are eligible to make nominations.

Nominations must be received by the date specified in the Call for Nominations. Late submissions shall not be considered.

Nominations must include evidence in support of the specified criteria.

The Executive Committee of the Governing Board considers all nominations in committee and in confidence. The Executive Committee bases its decisions only on the evidence submitted with the nominations and any further evidence sought from the nominees or referees. The Executive Committee and the Secretary General shall not enter into correspondence on individual nominations.

Only successful nominations will be published.

Wherever possible honours and awards shall be announced and conferred at the annual WLIC.


Last update: 10 August 2011