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 Volunteers

To be nominated as a volunteer to an IFLA committee, please visit the relevant position webpage linked off the left side submenu. On each page you will find the expectations, information on how to be nominated and a link to the nominee form for that position. Be sure to check out our video testimonials from IFLA Volunteers.

To become a candidate, you must:

  1. Receive the required number of nominations for that position, and
  2. Complete the nominee form for that position

The deadline for these submitted items is 24 February 2023, 17:00 CET.

Additional information can be found in the IFLA Elections 2023 Guide.

IFLA Elections 2023 Guide

In managing IFLA's elections process, we are committed to ensuring openness and transparency, and strongly encourage a great, diverse field of people to come forwards for roles. In turn, we also encourage those with voting rights to use them to support diversity, recognising that this can and should...

Guía elecciones de la IFLA 2023

Al gestionar nuestro proceso de elecciones, nos comprometemos a garantizar apertura y transparencia, y alentamos firmemente a que personas de ámbitos muy diversos se presenten para los diferentes cargos. Asimismo, alentamos a las personas con derecho a voto a ejercerlo para apoyar la diversidad, re...

Nominations for IFLA’s elections opened on 13 January 2023. Get involved now!