Session 091 Empowering Library Leaders and Diversity Worldwide

Wednesday, July 27, 08:30 – 10:00

The Convention Centre Dublin, Room Liffey A

The aim of the session is to provide delegates with an insight into how Associations around the world are supporting leadership development in the library and information field. How do different countries or communities define ‘leadership’? How can we better support new and emerging professionals to take up leadership roles? How can we ensure that the leadership of our field is as open, inclusive and diverse as possible?


Loida Garcia Febo, Chair and moderator

Santa Gudža, Deputy Director of the Bauska Central
Library and a new Board member of the Library Association of Latvia

Magdalena Gomulka, Chair, IFLA New Professionals SIG

Christine Honold, Librarian, Childrens Library Hassels, Dusseldorf, Germany

Oksana Boiarynova, Board members, Ukrainian Library Association

Magdalena Gomulka, Polish Library Association

Doreen Appiah, Programme Officer, African Library & Information Association

Jonathan Hernández Pérez, IFLA Governing Board Member, Researcher, Library and Information Research Institute

Link to summary from the global webinars’ interactive conversations: soon

MLAS Open Session Working Group

Nick Poole, Chief Executive, Chartered Institute of Library and Information Professionals, UK- Chair Working Group

Susan Haigh, Executive Director, Canadian Association of Research Libraries

Ute Engelkenmeier, Department Head of User Services, Universitätsbibliothek Dortmund

Vidar Lund, President, Norwegian Library Association

Namutenya Hamwaalwa, Deputy Director, Ministry of Education, Arts and Culture, Namibia

Loy Jyoon Chin, Vice President, Librarians Association of Malaysia

Alicia Sellés Carot, President, FESABID, Spain

Magdalena Gomulka, IFLA New Professionals SIG liaison

Halo Locher, Interim Secretary General, IFLA (observer)

Loida Garcia Febo (corresponding member of Working Group and WG Webinars lead)