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!
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Report from IFLA President Ellen Tise