IFLA is building a strong and united library field and you can be part of it. Wherever you are in the world, if you have energy and time to contribute, we encourage you to engage in our elections, which take place every two years.

Consider the different committees and positions!

IFLA has a variety of councils, committees, sections, and special interest groups including of course our Governing Board. Some work at the strategic level while others focus on individual areas of the library and information services profession. Some demand a specific level of expertise and experience while others welcome a range of skills and experience.

Your contribution and activity as a volunteer on an IFLA committee makes you part of a global movement to improve and enhance access to information for all user groups. Whether you work to produce a toolkit, policy statement or webinar, you’ll have an impact on the profession.

It is also a unique personal and professional experience to be an active part of the IFLA family. You’ll form connections with colleagues in many countries and on many continents, and be involved in setting agendas and addressing issues at the global level. You’ll broaden your horizons and take the knowledge you gain back to your workplace. Your professional network will extend and deepen, enhancing your career.

IFLA’s next elections will be held in 2023. Stay tuned!