IFLA Update CDNL Meeting – Gothenburg, Sweden 12 August 2010 Ellen Tise IFLA President IFLA • Vision: IFLA is the trusted global voice of the library and information community, and drives equitable access to information and knowledge for all. Strategic Directions 20102015 • Empowering libraries to enable their user communities to have equitable access to information Equitable access to information is basic right for everyone. Libraries are the organisations in society that assist citizens to exercise their right to information. IFLA builds the capacity of libraries to fulfill this function. Strategic Directions 20102015 • Building the strategic capacity of IFLA and that of its members IFLA’s membership is essential in building the strategic capacity of IFLA and that of its members to strengthen the role of libraries and library associations in the knowledge society worldwide. Strategic Directions 20102015 • Transforming the profile and the standing of the profession To sustain and to strengthen the role of libraries in the knowledge society/digital age IFLA works continuously on transforming the profile and the standing of the profession. Strategic Directions 20102015 • Representing the interests of IFLA’s members and their users throughout the world IFLA exists through and for its members and their users and acts as the global voice of libraries and library associations. Freedom Equity Inclusion Global Arena Building capacity and sustainability • Broadening geographic membership to ensure IFLA is representational; • Increasing language content for key documents; • New ALP structure and focus; • New partnerships/funding; • BSLA – 3 x 3 • Haitian Blue Shield project CLM • CLM progress on the WIPO exceptions and limitations with it now high on the agenda; • Close watch on ACTA; • Preparing workshops – such as copyright for library associations; • IPA and IFRRO partnerships • Evidence-based research projects FAIFE • Focus on policy and guidelines and developing workshops from these, such as Transparency in governance, internet manifesto; • Strategic focus for workshops (delivered through ALP); • Evidence-based research; • Palestine Representation • Strengthening credibility and building sustainability - endorsed policy grounded in evidence; - Membership is truly representational; - Strategic partners; • CDNL one of our key partners - Joint initiatives - Collaboration our strength – let’s build on it! - Look forward to working together with you over the next year THANK YOU!